Estonia

ARE YOU READY TO OPEN YOUR RUSSIA?

  • You're studing in Estonia and want to take from your Erasmus time as much as possible;
  • You know that now it's probably the best chance to visit Russia:  it's close and cheep;
  • You don't know russian language and you'll need help to talk with people;
  • You want this trip to be fun and well-planned;
  • You want to save your time and money (about 85 euro for visa).

 

CHOOSE YOU WAY TO OPEN YOUR RUSSIA

Mini (2 and 4 days in St.Petersburg)

   2 days in Helsinki + 2 days in St.Petersburg    

  1 (2) days in Helsinki + 4 days in St.Petersburg

200 and 220 / euro

255 240* / euro 275 260* / euro

Ferry tickets with all the fees

Transfer to the city centre and back

Hostel - towels are included

    Breakfast (2 times)

    Local guides service (12 hours a day)

   "Gold route" around St.Petersburg

   "Russian Sweets" Box

 Ferry tickets with all the fees

 Transfer to the city centre and back

 Hostel (1 night) - towels are included

 Breakfast (1 time)

 Local guides service (12 hours a day)

 "Gold route" around St.Petersburg

 "Russian Sweets" Box 

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 Ferry tickets with all the fees

 Transfer to the city centre and back

 Hostel (3 nights) - towels are included

 Breakfast (3 times)

 Local guides service (12 hours a day)

 "Gold route" around St.Petersburg

 "Russian Sweets" Box 

 Get this price with OpenYourRussia App.

 

DAY IN HELSINKI

10.30 – Departure from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry. It takes only 2 hours to reach Helsinki from Tallinn. (Departure time can be changed. Ferry goes every 3 hours, so  you can choose the most convenient time for you).

12.30-17.00 – time to discover Helsinki.

      We advise you to visit Senate square with Helsinki Cathedral and the statue of the Russian tsar Alexander II in the middle; also Uspenski  cathedral - the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Parliament house, Tempelplatsens church, the museum of Contemporary art Kiasma with the statue of Mannerheim (president and commander of Finnish army during WWII) nearby. It’s really good place to have a lunch in the Student café on Mannerheimvagen 3.

17.00 – Meeting at Helsinki harbor,

19.00 – Departure from Helsinki by ferry

 (duty free, xxx night club and folk performance are on the 7th  deck for you - free entrance).

 

FIRST DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

9.00 – Arrival to St.Petersburg
      We advise you to leave the ferry as fast as possible because there will be a huge queue to the passport control. 

10:00 - Shuttle bus city tour (departing from the harbor and going to the City Centre)

12.00 – Lunch (Russian pancakes)

13.00 – Sightseeing tour:

    *St.Isaac’s Cathedral (panoramic view) - 2eu,

    *Peter I monument (the founder of the city)

    *Hermitage (the main museum of the city) -

     free with a valid student card,

    *Kazanskiy Cathedral - free.

18.00 – Russian Dinner

19.00 – Free time and time for extra activities *

21.00 – "SPb" pub and Club.

 

SECOND DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

9.00 – Breakfast

9.30 – Sightseeing tour

    *Tour around St.Petersburg metro –

     the deepest in the world,

    *Public bus to the "Tsars Vilage" /                              Petergof during the Summer,

    *Catherine Palace (+amber room) /                            Amazing Petergof during the Summer - 5eu,

    *Monument of Lenin (leader of communism),

    *The Church on the Spilled Blood - 3.5eu

16.00 – Lunch.

17.00 – Transfer to the harbor.

19.00 – Departure from St.Petersburg to Helsinki. You are back to Helsinki at 8.00 next day.

"Russian Sweets" Box 

 

DAY IN HELSINKI

8.00 – Arrival to Helsinki,

8.00-21.30 – time to visit Helsinki Zoo and Suommenlina Sea Fortress.

It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Area. These places are located on the islands, so you will see the amazing coastlines of Helsinki on the ferry ride to the islands along with the impressive fortress and castle.

21.30 – Meeting at Helsinki harbor,

22.30 – Departure from Helsinki to Tallinn. It takes only 2 hours to reach Tallinn from Helsinki. (Departure time can be changed. Ferry goes every 3 hours, so  you can choose the most convenient time for you).

DAY IN HELSINKI

10.30 – Departure from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry. It takes only 2 hours to reach Helsinki from Tallinn. (Departure time can be changed. Ferry goes every 3 hours, so  you can choose the most convenient time for you).

12.30-17.00 – time to discover Helsinki.

We advise you to visit Senate square with Helsinki Cathedral and the statue of the Russian tsar Alexander II in the middle; also Uspenski  cathedral - the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Parliament house, Tempelplatsens church, the museum of Contemporary art Kiasma with the statue of Mannerheim (president and commander of Finnish army during WWII) nearby. It’s really good place to have a lunch in the Student café on Mannerheimvagen 3.

17.00 – Meeting at Helsinki harbor,

19.00 – Departure from Helsinki by ferry

 (duty free, xxx night club and folk performance are on the 7th  deck for you - free entrance).

 

FIRST DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

9.00 – Arrival to St.Petersburg
      You are allowed to stay in Russia 72 hours without visa and just to enjoy it from the 1st to the last minute we advise you to leave the ferry stright after 14.00 on the arrival day. It means that you have to be back on board before 14.00 after awesome 72 hours in St.Petersburg. 

14:00 - Shuttle bus city tour (departing from the harbor and going to the City Centre).

14.30 – Lunch (Russian pancakes).

15.00 – Sightseeing tour:

    *St.Isaac’s Cathedral,

    *Peter I monument (the founder of the city),

    *Kazanskiy Cathedral - free.

18.00 – Russian Dinner,

19.00 – Free time and time for extra activities *

21.00 – "SPb" pub and Club.

 

SECOND DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

10.00 – Breakfast

10.30 – Sightseeing tour

    *Tour around St.Petersburg metro –

     the deepest in the world,

    *Public bus to the "Tsars Vilage" /                              Petergof during the Summer,

    *Catherine Palace (+amber room) /                            Amazing Petergof during the Summer - 5eu,

    *Monument of Lenin (leader of communism),

    *The Church on the Spilled Blood - 3.5eu

16.00 – Lunch

17.00 – Souvenir market & Postcard shop,

19.00 – Free time and time for extra activities *

 

THIRD DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

10.00 – Breakfast

10.30 – Sightseeing tour

    *Peter & Paul fortress - free,

    *Military Museum (outside) - free,

    *St.Petersburg in miniature - free,

14.00 – Lunch.

14:30 – Sightseeing tour

    *Hermitage (the main museum of the city) -

     free with a valid student card,

    *Magic street,

    *The oldest Russian shop with luxory products

19.00 – Free time and time for extra activities *

 

FOURTH DAY IN ST.PETERSBURG

10.00 – Breakfast.

10.30 – Sightseeing tour

    *St.Isaac’s Cathedral (panoramic view from the top of the cathedral to cover all the places that you've seen in the city) - 2eu,

11.00 – Transfer to the harbor and boarding on the ferry. You need to board on the ferry untill 12.30 according to the visa-free regulations. All the shops, restaurants, bars and even aqua zone with sauna will work for you on the ferry. That's a nice time to have a rest and plan your next trip to St.Petersburg. We promise that you'll have a wonderful time in our city and will be tired but satisfied after these 72 hours. 

18.00 – Departure from St.Petersburg to Tallinn. You make 90 minutes stop in Helsinki at 7.00 next day and arrive to Tallinn at 12.30 by the same ferry. In case you want to leave ferry in Helsinki to enjoy this city again there is an option to take a ferry form Helsinki to Tallinn at 19.30 or 22.30. It will be +10eu.

"Russian Sweets" Box 

 

DAY IN HELSINKI

7.00 – Arrival to Helsinki,

8.00-18.30 – time to visit Helsinki Zoo and Suommenlina Sea Fortress.

It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Area. These places are located on the islands, so you will see the amazing coastlines of Helsinki on the ferry ride to the islands along with the impressive fortress and castle.

18.30 – Meeting at Helsinki harbor,

19.30 – Departure from Helsinki to Tallinn. It takes only 2 hours to reach Tallinn from Helsinki. (Departure time can be changed. Ferry goes every 3 hours, so  you can choose the most convenient time for you).

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES:

  • Boat trip: 6 euro
  • Limousine party trip: 15 euro
  • Russian ballet: from 6 euro till 55 euro (depends on the day and the theater)

 

                           CHOOSE YOUR DATE                             

Summer 2017 (+20 eu)

Tallinn - Helsinki - St.Petersburg - Helsinki - Tallinn

 

                          2 days in St.Petersburg                                 4 days in St.Petersburg
                               1. June (7-10)11                                    1A. June (7-12)13
                               2. June (14-17)18                                    2A. June (14-19)20
                               3. June (21-24)25                                    3A. June (21-26)27
                               4. June (28-July1)2                                    4A. June (28-July 3)4
                               5. July (5-8)9                                    5A. July (5-10)11
                               6. July (12-15)16                                    6A. July (12-17)18
                               7. July (19-22)23                                                  7A. July (19-24)25
                               8. July (26-29)30                                                  8A. July (26-31)Aug 1
                               9. August (2-5)6                                                  9A. August (2-7)8
                              10. August (9-12)13                                    10A. August (9-14)15
                              11. August (16-19)20                                       11A. August (16-21)22
                              12. August (23-26)27                                     12A. August (23-28)29
                              13. August (30-Sept 2)3                                    13A. August (30-Sept 4)5

 

Autumn 2017 

Tallinn - Helsinki - St.Petersburg - Helsinki - Tallinn

 

                           2 days in St.Petersburg                                   4 days in St.Petersburg
                               1. September 6-9                                     1A. September 6-11
                               2. September 13-16                                     2A. September 13-18
                               3. September  20-23                                     3A. September 20-25
                               4. September 27-30                                     4A. September 27-Oct 2
                               5. October 4-7                                     5A. October 4-9
                               6. October 11-14                                     6A. October 11-16
                               7. October 18-21                                                   7A. October 18-23
                               8. October 25-28                                                   8A. October 25-30
                               9. November 1-4                                                   9A. November 1-6
                             10. November 8-11                                    10A. November 8-13
                             11. November 15-18                                    11A. November 15-20
                             12. November 22-25                                    12A. November 22-27
                             13. November 29-Dec 2                                    13A. November 29-Dec 4
                             14. December 6-9                                    14A. December 6-11
                             15. December 13-16                                    15A. December 13-18
                             16. December 20-23                                    16A. December 20-25

                            

 

To be more clear about the days

  • The 1st day in the brackets is departure from Tallinn to Helsinki and from Helsinki to St.Petersburg
  • The last day in the brackets is arrival from St.Petersburg back to Helsinki and to Tallinn

 

DIDN'T FIND CONVENIENT DAY?

Feel free to offer your time to visit St.Petersburg!

We can organize the trip for you anytime you want if you are a group of 4 people at least.