Explore Saint Petersburg - the Venice of the North - one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in the world! On our long-weekend bus tour, you will experience the absolute highlights - tours to outstanding palaces and sights, limousine rides, canal cruises, ballet nights, crazy nightlife and lots of fun in Russian style! All tours are guided in English by local group leaders and guides, those will help you to get everything out of your stay! We guarantee, that after this experience you will definitely want to come back for more!

Travel style

Culture, adventure, party

Guide services

Tour leader services and professional local guides

Transport type


Group size

Max. 48 persons per group


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  • Guided city tour and visit of the Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • River and Channel cruise by night*
  • Guided tour of the State Hermitage museum
  • The Catherine’s Palace and the Amber Room*
  • The Peterhof park and palace ensemble*
  • The Russian dinner party with a folk-music show*
  • The Ballet night
  • * See the availability of this activity on your itinerary.

What is included

Roundtrip transportation from your booked departure point to St.Petersburg

Accommodation in 4-person economy-class cabin on the ferry to/from Helsinki 


2 or 3 nights accommodation

(in a centrally located hostel in a dorm room or in a hotel in a twin room and breakfast according to your booking selection)

St. Petersburg guided city sight-seeing tour by bus in English

Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum

(with a valid student card)

Guided tour of the St. Peter and Paul fortress

Services of a tour leader on the way to Russia and assistance with border formalities

Services of a tour leader in St Petersburg

For extra cost

Optional guided excursions and activities

Travel insurance

Any meals not listed as included




On our student trips during the high season we use hostels for accommodation. They are all greatly located in the historical center and provide good services. Common features for all hostels:

  • central location

  • good access to public transport

  • dorm rooms

  • bed linen and towels included

  • free wi-fi

  • kitchen facilities

  • 24-hours reception

  • quiet hours: 23:00-10:00

  • no alcohol and no smoking policy 

  • Here you can check some of the hostels we usually use: NETIZENMEININGER

Sample itinerary


15:00 Meeting at Stockholm Viking Line ferry terminal
16:30 Departure from Stockholm to Helsinki by overnight ferry


10:10 Ferry arrives in Helsinki Katajanokka Terminal. Please leave the ferry immediately on arrival.
10:30 Bus departure from Helsinki, Katajanokka Terminal parking lot
20:00 Arrival in St Petersburg (estimation). Check-in at the hostel, dorm room accommodations. Passports left to the reception for the registration. Free time.


09:30 Guided city tour (Peter & Paul fortress, The Spit of the St Basil Island, etc.) Duration ab 3 hrs
12:30 Free time for lunch in the city center
14:30 Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (FREE for students/ 20 € adults). Duration approx. 2 hours. After the tour, you may stay in the museum or a walk in the city.
18:00-22:00 Ballet or Opera in one of the St Petersburg theatres. Tickets approx. 50€*.
23:00 Limousine tour with sparkling wine, 25 €*. Duration 1,5 hours. After-party in a nightclub


09:00 Check - out. Guided bus excursion to Pushkin, Catherine's Palace in "Village of the Tsars" 35 €*
12:00 *Check-out for those not going to Catherine's Palace.
14:00 Arrival back to the hotel. Free time.
15:30 Cathedrals of St Petersburg tour (optional, 25 €*). includes a visit to the most beautiful cathedrals of St Petersburg: St Isaac’s Cathedral and Cathedral on the Spilled Blood. The overall duration of the program – 2-2,5 hrs.
18:00 End of the tour.
20:00 Traditional Russian Evening - Dinner & Show – 30 €*
23:00 Departure back to Finland from the city center. Overnight drive back to Finland.


02:00 Border formalities, DUTY-FREE. (estimated). Driving towards Helsinki.
04:00 Break at the gas station (optional, estimated, 30 min).
06:00 Estimated arrival time in Helsinki
Free time in Helsinki
15:45 Meeting at the ferry terminal
17:15 Ferry departure to Stockholm


10:00 Ferry arrives to Stockholm


We recommend booking connecting train, bus, ferry or flight tickets from Stockholm 3-4hrs after arrival time.

* Extra Activities prices are for students with a valid university/student card. on a set of specific activities, the adult price can be higher as per information visible when booking the trip.

Timetravels reserves the right to changes in the itinerary.

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