Finland and Russia: Cities of the frozen north
Day 1-3 Helsinki
Enrich your cultural life in this seaside port and Finland’s capital. Taste reindeer meat at the stalls in its delightful market hall or take a boat trip to the islands that can be found just across from its harbour. Look closely and you’ll see that its signage is written in Swedish as well as Finnish, a throwback to times when the city was ruled by its Scandinavian neighbour.
Transfers to St Petersburg 4h49m1h10m
Day 4-5 St Petersburg
Stroll beside the waterways of elegant St Petersburg, Russia’s former capital. Explore over three million works of art in the Hermitage Museum, housed in the beautiful Winter Palace built for the tsars. Take in a ballet or time your visit for the white nights of summer when the sun hardly sets and the locals come out to play.
Transfers to Moscow 10h11m1h10m3h58m