Visa free cruise Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki | Lähialuematkat

Day in St. Petersburg cruise from Helsinki from 84 €

Church on blood, St. Petersburg.

The easiest way to experience magnificent St. Petersburg! Take a ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg and see the city of three revolutions! Enjoy of the world-famous Hermitage, imperial palaces and bustling streets on this easy-to-go Russian holiday. Travelling is effortless and inexpensive because you don´t need a Russian visa. Departures every Saturday from Helsinki. 

Day in St. Petersburg cruise package

Cruise package price starting from 84 € includes

  • Accomodation A4 or B2 class Cabin Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
  • Shuttlebus transfer harbour - St. Petersburg city centre - harbour
  • Harbour fee
  • Fuel surcharge

Services for extra fee

  • Breakfast Buffet onboard 12 € pp.
  • Dinner Buffet onboard 28 € pp.
  • Ticket Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour 1,5 hours 22 € pp. (child 2 - 16 years)
  • Ticket Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour 1,5 hours 29 € pp. (adult)
  • Entrance ticket Hermitage Museum 25 € pp. (Mondays closed)

Departures fom Helsinki every Saturday till 23rd of December! Cruise can be booked online if there is more than 8 days to departure. Last minute travel deals can requested through our customer service tel. +358 9 6689 5730, e-mail matkat@lahialuematkat.fi Bookings online without service fee. 

To do the booking you need to have the following passanger information at hand: whole name as in passport, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, passport number and passport validity date.

In case you wish to stay longer in St. Petersburg visa-free we recommend you City Break Package by Ferry to St. Petersburg (3 nights). Departures from Helsinki are on Wednesdays. See for more information. If there is no visa-free departure on the day you wish to travel, we recommend you to take a look at City Break by train in St. Petersburg. For this trip Russian visa is needed. Departures from Helsinki everyday. See for more information.

Travel Terms

For this tour General Terms for Package Tours and Lähialuematkat Special Terms for Day in St. Petersburg cruise from Helsinki are applied. See Terms and conditions.

On the trip you should have a passport that is valid 6 months after the trip. Russian visa is not required for this short city break.

NOTE! If you or your fellow traveller needs a Schengen visa when travelling to Finland, a double or multiple Schengen visa is required for this trip.

Programme

Day 1

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm check-in at Moby SPL service point at Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) in Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki. 

Tram route 9 runs from Helsinki center to Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) through Kaivokatu, Kamppi and Ruoholahdenkatu.

6 pm ferry departs for Saint-Petersburg.

Free time on board.

Day 2

9 am Ferry arrives at the Sea Station «Morskoy Vokzal» in Saint-Petersburg.

After passport control there is a shuttle bus transfer from the port to St. Isaac's Cathedral in the city center of Saint-Petersburg. Minibuses operate non-stop to the center in the morning and back to the ferry in the afternoon. Please check operating time at the ferry’s Info desk. Bus transfer is included in the cruise package price. Show a bus driver your boarding card – any other tickets are not required.

Free time in the center of Saint-Petersburg. 

Tip! Buy cheap souvenirs, have a lunch in one of the numerous restaurants on Nevsky Prospect, and enjoy afternoon tea at the historical hotel Astoria that is situated opposite St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Hop-on-hop-of sightseeing busses departure conveniently from St. Isaac´s Cethedral. We recommend you to purchase the ticket in advance at Lähialuematkat. During the tour you are able to hop off the buss and visit Hermitage Museum and continue your tour. Kindly remember that free time in St. Petersburg is limited; you should not try to see and do everything in the city. 

In the afternoon – non-stop shuttle bus transfer from St. Isaac’s Cathedral back to the ferry to the Sea Station «Morskoy Vokzal». See the time table onboard M/S Anastasia.

2 pm - 5 pm check-in is open and passengers get on board.

6 pm departure for Helsinki.

Free time on board.

Day 3

7 am Arrival at Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) in Helsinki.

All timetables are in local time. Time in St. Petersburg is the same as in Finland during the summer season from 26.03.2017 until 28.10.2017. Länialuematkat is not responsible for any possible schedule changes made by the shipping company, so please always check the ferry’s departure time, bus shuttle schedule etc. from our webshop.

 

Seasons

SeasonDurationRoutePrice
Ending 23.12.20172 nights M/S AnastasiaHelsinki - St. Petersburg - HelsinkiStarting from 84 € /p.
Starting 28.3.20182 nights M/S AnastasiaHelsinki - St. Petersburg - HelsinkiWill be published later

M/S Princess Anastasia

M/S Princess Anastasia operates between Helsinki and St. Petersburg twice a week. There are several restaurants, bars, shops and confernce rooms aboard. Lähialuematkat´s tour packages include accommodation for 2 persons in A Class cabins and in B Class cabins. All cabins are located on deck 4, 5 and 6. Buffet meals onboard (restaurant Mascalone Latino, deck 7) are worth reserving at Lähialuematkat at the same time when you book the tour package. Thus you will ensure your place in the restaurant setting and get your meals a bit cheaper than on the spot. The buffet dinner price includes beer and wine without limits in addition to non-alcoholic beverages. Children under 7 years old eat free of charge with an adult. Enjoy high class night show at Columbus Bar, sing karaoke at Sports Bar Legend or try water pipe at Smoking Bar. Tax free shop, hair dresser and sauna are at your disposal. Princess Anastasia accommodates 2400 passengers.

 

Departure Helsinki Arrival St. Petersburg Departure St. Petersburg Arrival Helsinki
Saturday at 6 pm Sunday at 9 am Sunday at 6 pm Monday at 7 am
       
       

Cabins in Cruise package

Two-night cruise trip includes accommodation in B- or A-cabins on the ferry. In more affordable B-cabins there is no window. A-cabins have a window facing the sea. Each cabin type is 9 m2 and they are situated on decks 4-6. Cruise packages include accommodation for 2 or 4 persons in a cabin. You will find options in web shop.

If you want to stay in A-Premium-, Commodore- and Deluxe-cabin, please contact Lähialuematkat customer service, tel. 09 668 957 30. 

Buffet meals

Buffet meals are worth reserving at Lähialuematkat at the same time when you book the cruise trip. Thus you will ensure your place in the restaurant and get your meals a bit cheaper than on the spot. The buffet dinner price includes beer and wine without limits in addition to non-alcoholic beverages. Children under 7 years old eat free of charge with an adult.

DeLuxe-breakfast is included in the cruise price when travelling in A-Premium-, Commodore- and DeLuxe-cabins.