Saturday, June 28 – Tuesday,  July 1

Post conference tour to St. Petersburg


Departure from Lappeenranta on Saturday, 28 June. Arrival in Helsinki on Tuesday, 1 July.

Tour programme: 

Day 1: In the morning by bus from Lappeenranta to Vainikkala railway station. By Allegro train to St. Petersburg. Departure from Vainikkala at 08:14, arrival  in St. Petersburg at 10:48 local time. City tour with English speaking guide incl. bus transport.  This guided tour will introduce you to St. Petersburg. During the tour, you will see the major tourist attractions in the city. After city tour transfer to a hotel in the center of the city. You will stay at a three-star hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, a guided tour of the Hermitage museum, one of the largest museums in the world, comprising five palaces which were the residence of past Russian emperors.  Lunch will be followed by the Hermitage tour and served at a downtown restaurant.

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel. Full day free for examining the city on your own or you can book in advance optional tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin).

Day 4: After breakfast transfer to the railway station. Departure by Allegro train at 11:25 to Helsinki. Arrival in Helsinki at 14:01.


An English speaking tour leader will accompany the guests during the trip. The guided tours in St. Petersburg will be arranged in English.

Preliminary package price:  595 eur per person. The minimum of participants: 20 persons

The price is subjected to changes.

The price includes: 

$1·      bus trip from Lappeenranta to Vainikkala railway station

$1·      train tickets Vainikkala – St. Petersburg – Helsinki by Allegro train in 2nd class

$1·      transfer from the Finljandsky railway station to the hotel in St. Petersburg on the day of arrival

$1·      accommodation at a three-star hotel in a twin-bedded room (3 nights)

$1·      buffet breakfast at hotel

$1·      visa registration fee ( is a fee which is charged by hotels in St. Petersburg for the registration of the tourists staying at hotel)

$1·      guided city tour in St. Petersburg

$1·      one lunch in downtown

$1·      guided tour to the Hermitage incl. entrance fee 

$1·      transfer from the hotel to the Finljandsky railway station on the day of departure

$1·      an English speaking tour leader during the trip

Single accommodation at the hotel for extra charge - on request.

Optional excursions / tickets:

$11)    Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)

Bus tour. A guided tour through the Catharine Palace and park. During the excursion you will visit e.g. the famous Amber Room. Lunch will be served at  a restaurant in Tsarskoe Selo.

Preliminary price: 78 eur per person.  The minimum of participants: 10 persons

$12)    Tickets (on request)

$1-       for ballet in Mariinsky theatre, Alexandrinsky Imperial Ballet Theatre or Hermitage Theatre or

$1-       for Folk Program Feel Yourself Russian at Nikolajevsky Palace




Please note that all participants are required to have Russian visas to travel to the Russian Federation. The visa must be obtained from the consulate of Russian Federation in your residence country. The invitation letter required for the visa application will be issued by the tour operator (Saimaa Travel) when the tour has been confirmed and paid. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the visa expires (at least until 2 January, 2015).

Check for the latest information on visa formalities at your nearest consulate. The cost of the visa and visa invitation letter is not included in the tour package price.


The charge for visa invitation letter is 15 eur per person.

Service fee: 15 eur per booking

For further information and registration please contact:

Ms. Riitta Häkämies

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Tel. +358 5 5410 116

Fax: +358 5 5410 140

Registration deadline:  31 March 2014

For registration please send a copy of your passport by e-mail or by fax and inform your mobile phone number, e-mail and home address.

Tour operator responsible:

Saimaa Travel / Saimaan Matkaverkko Oy, Kipparinkatu 1, FIN-53100 Lappeenranta