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 twice a week till end of December!
Day in St. Petersburg cruise package starting from 95 € / person
Cruise package includes
- 2 night accomodation in A- or B Cabin Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Helsinki
- Shuttlebus transfer harbour - St. Petersburg city centre - harbour
- Harbour fee
- Fuel surcharge
Services for extra fee
- Breakfast Buffet onboard 13 € pp.
- Dinner Buffet onboard 31 € pp.
- 2-day ticket for Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour 29 € pp. (child 7 - 13 years)
- 2-day ticket for Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour 38 € pp. (adult)
- Entrance ticket Hermitage Museum 25 € pp. (Mondays closed)
- Ticket City sightseeing via rivers and canals 26€ pp.
See dates of departures, availability and prices in OnlineShop. Note that the price starting from 95 € p.p. is valid on cruises in cabin with 4 passengers. The most inexpensive period is in the beginning of the season (March, April) and in the end of the season (November, December).
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. You do not need a Russian visa for the cruise. Please note, that if you need a Schengen visa for travelling to Finland, your have to have a multiple Schengen visa in order to arrive back to Finland from the cruise.
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.
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.
Preliminary programme, Friday departure
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm check-in at Moby SPL service point at Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) in Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki.
Tram route 7 runs from Helsinki center to Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) through Kaivokatu, Kamppi and Ruoholahdenkatu.
6.00 pm ferry departs for Saint-Petersburg.
Free time on board.
9 am Ferry arrives at the Sea Station «Morskoy Vokzal» in Saint-Petersburg.Passport control.
In the high season passport control might take 2 - 3 hours or even more due to enhanced border guard control due to FIFA World Cup Russia. Lähialuematkat Russian Tours is not responsible for any unconveniences, caused by duration of officials´control.
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 Cathedral. 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.
3 pm onwards boarding is open and passengers get on board.
7 pm departure for Helsinki.
Free time on board.
8 am Arrival at Länsiterminaali (West Terminal) in Helsinki.
All timetables are in local time. Lähialuematkat 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.
|Departures on uneven-numbered weeks||On Wednesdays||On Fridays|
|Departures on even-numbered weeks||On Thursdays||On Saturdays|
|Departure Helsinki||Arrival St. Petersburg||Departure St. Petersburg||Arrival Helsinki|
|Wednesday at 7 pm||Thursday at 9 am||Thursday at 7 pm||Friday at 8 am|
|Thursday at 7 pm||Friday at 9 am||Friday at 7 pm||Saturday at 8 am|
|Friday at 6 pm||Saturday at 9 am||Saturday at 7 pm||Sunday at 8 am|
|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 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 4 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.