Helsinki - St. Petersburg (383 km)
Today, we will travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Shortly after crossing the border into Russia, we will stop in Vyborg, taking a short sightseeing tour of Vyborg Castle. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in St. Petersburg and check into our hotel.
This Russian town lies north of St. Petersburg and is just across the border from Finland to the north and northwest. It is home to a famous Swedish-built medieval castle that is now a museum.
This medieval fortress was built by the Swedes. The surrounding town later developed around it. Historically, the castle and surrounding lands have been held by the Russians, the Swedes and the Finnish. These days, it houses a museum.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky or similar
St. Petersburg - Moscow (633 km)
In the early morning, we will take a cruise on the St. Petersburg Channel. Around noon, we will board a high-speed train that will take us through scenery of the vast Russian countryside as we travel to Moscow. When we arrive in the late afternoon, we will check into our hotel.
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Saint Petersburg is one of the most modern cities of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. It is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Channel Cruise
Take a cruise on the St. Petersburg channel to see this beautiful Russian city from a different perspective on the water. Relax and enjoy the picturesque, majestic views!
Standard Hotel: Hotel Azimut Smolenskaya**** or similar