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Visa-free cruises to Russia

From Lake Saimaa to St.Petersburg, 3 days - VISA FREE

Now it's easy to travel to St.Petersburg without a Russian visa! Step on board M/S Carelia and travel via the unique Saimaa Canal to Vyborg and further to the magnificient St.Petersburg.

Tour begins with and early morning departure from Lappeenranta on M/S Carelia along the historic Saimaa Canal. On board you can enjoy beautiful scenery, exciting locks and good food. From Vyborg your tour continues by bus to the trendy and unique Russian metropol. In St.Petersburg you accommodate in Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge. First day ends with a Neva and canal cruise, on which you will see beautiful palaces, churches and other magnificent attractions.

Next day you will have time to get to know St.Petersburg on your own. Many significant sights, such as the Hermitage, Palace Square, the Admiralty, Russian Museum, Peter an Paul Fortress, are within easy reach from the hotel. Even without visiting any sights, St.Petersburg has a lot to offer. Maybe you just want to walk around and make stops in numerous cafes and restaurants.

For second day you can also book a guided tour in the Hermitage. Ask also ballet, opera, theatre or circus tickets from us.

On departure day you'll have time to have a walk or to do last minute shopping near the hotel. If the timetable allows, there will be some shopping time also in Vyborg on the way back.

For the summer, Saimaa Travel also has an office at the Lappeenranta harbor, Kipparinkatu 7, where you can book your trip to St. Petersburg and Vyborg.

Price: from www.saimaatravel.fi

Price includes:

  • Return trip Lappeenranta-Vyborg on board M/S Carelia and Vyborg-St.Petersburg by bus
  • 2 nights in shared twin room at Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilevsky or hotel Oktyabrskaya. Hotel depends on departure date.
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Neva and canal cruise in St.Petersburg
  • English speaking tour escourt

Services for additional fee:

  • Excursion guided in English in the Hermitage €49 / person
  • Buffet lunch or dinner on m/s Carelia €18 / adult, €9 / child 2-15 years for reservations made and paid in advance. Price €20 / adult, €10 / child 2-15 year when paid on boat.
  • Ballet, opera, theatre tickets in St.Petersburg
  • Accommodation in Lappeenranta
  • Single supplement €120 (Oktyabrskaya €75 )

    Service fee €10 / reservation. €5 / online reservations. Vyborg port fee 6 € / person. The price offers are only valid for new reservations.  

Please verify all schedules and prices directly from Saimaa Travel Net web-pages!

A copy of your passport (identity page) must be sent to our office at the latest 4 working days prior to departure. Passport should be valid at least 6 months after the tour. Don't forget to take your passport with you! Passport copy can be send by email to saimaatravel@saimaatravel.fi or by mail to our address in Lappeenranta (Kipparinkatu 1, 53100 LAPPEENRANTA, FINLAND), or you can fax it to the following number +358 5 5410 140.

Tour programme:
1. day:
Check-in starts at Lappeenranta harbour at 7.10, M/S Carelia departs for Vyborg at 7.45. Arrival in Vyborg at appr. 13.15, departure by bus to St.Petersburg, arrival in St.Petersburg at appr. 17.00. Neva and canal cruise in the evening.

2. day:
Excursion to the Hermitage booked in advance or programme on your own.

3. day:
Departure from hotel at 11.30, arrival in Vyborg at appr. 14:30. Check-in starts at 15:30 and M/S Carelia departs from Vyborg at 16:15, arrival in Lappeenranta at appr. 21:45.

All times are local.

We reserve the right for changes.

For more information, please visit www.saimaatravel.fi  or contact our office at Ratakatu 23, LAPPEENRANTA, +3585 5410 100, saimaatravel@saimaatravel.fi

Visa-free cruises to Russia
Ratakatu 23
Tel. +358 (0)5 5410 100