St. Petersburg cruises on Europa


 

 

Cruise ship Silja Europa will make two special cruises from Helsinki to St. Petersburg during 2020! You can depart for a roundtrip cruise from Helsinki or Tallinn April 29th or June 1st 2020. Experience a full day in glorious St. Petersburg and choose an interesting sightseeing or excursion from the extensive selection of tours.

Price example 199 €/ person in B2-class cabin including meals.


Explore the gorgeous and majestic Russian architecture and historical sites by taking a cruise on Silja Europa!

 

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Excursions on St.Petersburg cruise

 

We recommend to book the cruise with excursions - The cruise is visa free when an excursion is booked via Tallink Silja!


You can explore St. Petersburg by participating in one of our excursions. You can conveniently book your excursions with your cruise booking, and many tours also have some free time before returning to ship. You can also book excursions by phone at +49(0)40 547 541 222 (International customer service) Reservations must be made latest 7 days prior to departure at 12 noon. A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. Please note there are limited amount of places, all rights reserved.

Please note passport & visa regulations!


  • Cruise is visa free when an excursion is booked via Tallink Silja.
  • Should you want to explore St.Petersburg on your own you need to apply for personal visa. If applying for an e-visa, please specify Silja Europa as the name of the hotel and St. Petersburg, ul. Bereg Nevskoi Guby 1 (Terminal Marine Façade) as the address.
  • Tallink is not responsible for personal visa matters.
  • You must check visa regulations to Russia according to your nationality.
  • During the trip you must have a valid passport, and the passport must be valid for at least six months after the end of the special cruise. The details of which must be communicated to Tallink before the trip.
  • Personal data to be informed to cruise booking according to passport information:
    Last name, first name, gender, nationality, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, passport’s date of issue, passport's place of issue
  • Passenger must have a valid travel insurance.
  • During the cruise it is possible only to visit the St.Petersburg area and the return must take place immediately with Silja Europa the same day.
St.Petersburg City Tour

St.Petersburg City Tour

Feel free as a bird after flying through the city downtown in a comfortable bus. 2-hour sightseeing excursion will let you explore the main sights of the city and take photos in historical spots: by Spilled Blood Cathedral, at St. Isaac’s Square and on the Spit of St. Basil Island which uncovers the best view of Neva River water area.
 
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City tour, Hermitage and free time

City tour + Hermitage museum

Combine visit to one of world’s largest museums and contemplation of grand embankments of St. Petersburg from water in one tour! Located in gorgeous Winter Palace, the Hermitage displays masterpieces by Raphael, Leonardo, Titian and Rembrandt. Boat ride is a perfect way to enjoy the views of the Northern Venice in the very original way (just like Peter the Great, the founder of the city, would advise you). Free city walk in the end of the tour is a great opportunity to explore St. Petersburg on your own.
 
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Hermitage Museum, canal cruise and free time

Hermitage Museum & canal cruise

Combine visit to one of world’s largest museums and contemplation of grand embankments of St. Petersburg from water in one tour!
 
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City Tour with Grand Maket Rossiya

City Tour with Grand Maket Rossiya

Feel like a contemporary Gulliver within this entertaining program. After an extensive bus sightseeing in the downtown, you will explore an impressive scale model of Russia, famous for its 800 sq.m. size and multiple scenes taking place in each corner of the layout. Take your free time in the end of the tour. 

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City Tour + Grand Maket Rossiya 

During the excursion you will see Spit of the Basil’s Island, Rostral Columns, former Stock Exchange building, State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Palace bridge, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac Cathedral, Mariinsky Palace, hotel Astoria, Arts square, State Russian museum, Michailovsky Theatre.

You will depart from the quayside for a drive through the old and modern sectors of the city to view the major places of historical importance. After the city tour your excursion continues to the Grand Maket Rossiya – Russia in miniature. Grand Maket Rossiya is a scale model (1:87) of Russia covering the country on 800 square meters of permanent interactive exhibition. This is a perfect place for kids and parents to spend a day discovering hidden and unusual parts of Russia scaled down and gently spiced with a humor in details. Special attention should be paid to moving objects: numerous trains, cars and buses move and stop according to the traffic lights. Special buttons make additional parts move enlivening various life episodes. The most dramatic effect is a changing of a day/night cycle, each 10-15 minutes. When the night comes, city lights switch on; when the “sun” rises, the lights fade slowly. Now the scale map of Grand Maket Rossiya represents parts of St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad region, the North-West region, Moscow and the Moscow region, the Central region, Sochi. You can see Urals, Siberia, the Northern region and Far East of Russia.

And after the visit to the Grand Maket Rossiya you will lead to Art’s Square where your acquaintance with the city continues by leisure time. On arrival your guide will provide you with information and show you points of interest and you will have approximately 2 hours of free time before meeting your guide at the designated point for your coach transfer back to the harbour. There are two main department stores in the area, the Gostinny Dvor (the Merchant’s Yard) and Passage.

Price: 36 €/adult, 19 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs free (booking needed)
Departure from harbour: at 10.15 a.m.
Lenght approx. 6,5h. Tour includes walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes! Not suitable for people with disabilities.

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.
City Tour with Faberge Museum

City Tour + Faberge Museum

From grand to exquisite, from plan to freedom – see the beauty in any scale and any shape within one day! Experience extensive sightseeing, visit one of the most exclusive jewelry museums to admire unique Faberge Eggs and enjoy a decent time on your own!

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City tour + Faberge museum

During the excursion you will see Spit of the Basil’s Island, Rostral Columns, former Stock Exchange building, State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Palace bridge, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac Cathedral, Mariinsky Palace, hotel Astoria, Shuvalov Palace, Sheremetev Palace, Arts square, State Russian museum, Michailovsky theatre.

This tour will introduce you to the history, architecture and present-day life of St. Petersburg, the celebrated former capital of Imperial Russia.

You will depart from the quayside for a drive through the old and modern sectors of the city to view the major places of historical importance. After the city tour your excursion continues with the guided tour of unique Faberge Museum. The Fabergé Museum is a privately owned museum, founded by the Link of Times foundation in order to repatriate lost cultural valuables to Russia. The museum is located in the very centre of St. Petersburg — in Shuvalov Palace The museum's collection contains more than 4,000 works of decorative applied and fine arts, including gold and silver items, paintings, porcelain and bronze. A highlight of the museum's collection is the group of nine Imperial Easter eggs created by Faberge for the last two Russian Tsars: Alexander III and Nicolas II.

And after the visit to the Faberge museum you will lead to Art’s Square where your acquaintance with the city continues by leisure time. On arrival your guide will provide you with information and show you points of interest and you will have approximately 2 hours of free time before meeting your guide at the designated point for your coach transfer back to the harbour.

Price: 59 €/adult, 29 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs free (booking needed)
Departure from harbor: 11.00
Lenght approx. 5,5 h. Tour includes walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes! Not suitable for people with disabilities.

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.
City tour with Yusupov Palace

City tour + Yusupov Palace

Acquainted with the history and culture of St. Petersburg in a detailed sightseeing excursion, you will visit magnificent Yusupov palace that used to belong to one of the noblest Russian families, famous for its breathtaking interiors, full of love for art, and the murder of Grigory Rasputin that preceded the Russian Revolution.

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City tour + Yusupov palace 

This tour will introduce you to the history, architecture and present-day life of St. Petersburg, the celebrated former capital of Imperial Russia. After city tour your excursion continues with the guided tour of Yusupov Palace.

The Yusupov Palace, located on the bank of the Moika River, is one of the many treasures of St. Petersburg. Although its yellow exterior with white columns presents a somewhat modest appearance, the interior is noted for its exquisite art and architecture. Today, the Palace exemplifies the various dimensions of the Yusupov family, their vast wealth, their devotion to the Tsar, their appreciation of education and their love of music and art.

By the beginning of the 20th century, the Yusupov’s were the wealthiest family in Russia, even wealthier than the reigning Tsars themselves. The Palace on the Moika was only one of the 54 estates owned by them. As problems increased in the Russian government, the last owner of the Palace, Felix Felixovich Yusupov, found himself in the middle of a complex political situation involving the infamous Grigori Rasputin, who was later assassinated here. With the nationalistic policies that followed the 1917 Revolution, many of the individual pieces of the Yusupov art collection were moved to various museums, including the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. However, the Palace itself has remained intact and has benefited from restoration projects in recent years.

And after the visit to the Yusupov museum you will lead to Art’s Square where your acquaintance with the city continues by leisure time. On arrival your guide will provide you with information and show you points of interest and you will have approximately 2 hours of free time before meeting your guide at the designated point for your coach transfer back to the harbour.

Price: 47 €/adult, 25 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs free (booking needed)
Departure from harbor: 11:00
Lenght approx. 6 h. Tour includes walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes!

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.
Peterhof Palace & Park, St.Isaac Cathedral

Peterhof Palace + Park, St.Isaac Cathedral

Peterhof Palace & Park, St.Isaac Cathedral and free time. The spirit of St. Petersburg is both exquisite and sacred, it combines solid architecture and fragrant nature. This tour provides an opportunity to visit the Russia’s most outstanding royal residence often compared to Versailles, with its baroque palace, numerous lively fountains and statues, and to get acquainted with the biggest Orthodox cathedral in the city, that enlightens St. Petersburg with its golden cupola. You will have a chance to explore the city on your own for 1.5 hours in the end of the program.

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Peterhof Palace + Park, St.Isaac Cathedral

During the excursion you will see the Grand Palace of Peterhof, the Lower garden of Peterhof, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St. Isaac Cathedral, Mariinsky palace, hotel Astoria, Arts square, State Russian museum and Michailovsky theatre. This tour starts with a drive to Peterhof, situated about 35 kilometers to the west of St. Petersburg on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century to rival Versailles, this town of palaces, fountains and parks is known as the grandest of all the summer residences of the Russian Tsars. Your visit will include a guided tour of the Palace, as well as the magnificent park and gardens.

Inside the Palace the state apartments are sumptuously appointed, while Peter himself designed the layout of the 300-acre park with its spectacular fountains. The Grand Cascade, often considered the highlight of the grounds, consists of three waterfalls, an avenue of 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues. During World War II, the estate was occupied and all the buildings and fountains were virtually destroyed, so it has taken many years to restore Peterhof right down to the last detail.

After the visit, you will board a coach for journey back to the city. Your tour will continue by guided tour of the massive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, reminiscent of St. Peters Cathedral in Rome. This magnificent building took 40 years to complete, and the great dome, covered with more than 200 pounds of pure gold, is one of the largest in the world and one of the main cathedrals of the Russian Orthodox Church at the time of the Russian Empire. The structure is supported by 112 monolithic columns, and the interior is elaborately decorated with more than 30 different kinds of marble, spectacular mosaics, painted ceiling murals and sculptures. 

And after the visit to magnificent Cathedral you will lead to Art’s Square where your acquaintance with the city continues by leisure time. On arrival your guide will provide you with information and show you points of interest and you will have approximately 1,5 hours of free time before meeting your guide at the designated point for your coach transfer back to the harbor.

Prices: 84 €/adult, 42 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs free (booking needed)
Departure from harbor 10:00 a.m.
Lenght 7,5h. Tour includes walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes!

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.

City tour with Peter & Paul Fortress and canal cruise

City tour + Canal cruise + Peter and Paul Fortress

Squeeze out the very natural essence of the city during this tour: enjoy extensive bus sightseeing, visit the island cradle of the city where it all began and admire magnificent embankments built to make up the main façade of the Northern Venice.

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City tour + Canal cruise + Peter and Paul Fortress (incl lunch) 

During the excursion you will see Spit of the Basil’s Island, Rostral Columns, State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Palace bridge, the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac Cathedral, Nicolas Marine Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Michailovsky Castle and Summer Garden. This tour will introduce you to the history, architecture and present-day life of St. Petersburg, the celebrated former capital of Imperial Russia. You will depart from the quayside for a drive through the old and modern sectors of the city to view the major places of historical importance.

After the city tour we will have lunch in a local restaurant before the tour continues with a boat ride. You cruise (1 h) along the waterways which will give you a unique opportunity to appreciate the history and splendid architecture of this beautiful city. Your tour will continue with the visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, which spans the Neva River. It was established by Peter the Great in 1703 as a defence against possible attack by Sweden. As the newly-founded city of St. Petersburg became secure, the fortress served as a prison for those who opposed the Czarist regime. Czarevich Alexei (Peter the Great’s son), Dostoyevsky and Mikhail Bakunin were among those who were imprisoned here.

The dominant building within this great bastion is the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, its 400-foot-high fragile spire, covered with gold leaf, supporting an angel bearing a cross. Over the course of two centuries the Cathedral was the burial ground for many members of the royal Romanov family. During the tour a short stop will be made at a souvenir shop for you to browse and perhaps purchase mementoes of your visit. Transfer back to the harbor. 

Prices: 67 €/adult, 34 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs free (booking needed)
Departure from harbor 10:30 a.m.
Lenght 7,5h. Tour contains walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes!

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.

Catherine Palace and lower park of Peterhof

Catherine palace and lower park of Peterhof

Two stunning royal residences in one tour – admire the elegance of Russian baroque and the natural beauty of parks, fresh glitter of fountains and the miracle of Amber Room.

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Catherine Palace and Lower Park of Peterhof (incl. lunch) 

During the excursion you will see Catherine Palace, the Tzarskoselsky Liceum, Egyptian Gate, Grand Palace of Peterhof and the Lower garden of Peterhof.

A 17-mile drive through the countryside south of St. Petersburg takes you to the town of Pushkin, the site of Catherine Palace. Named in honour of Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I, the Palace was constructed in the mid-18th century and is breathtaking in its size and elegance. The ornate blue façade is nearly 1,000 feet long, with the golden onion domes of its chapel rising at the north end. The long classical gallery of heroic Greek and Roman busts that runs alongside the palace was the work of the Scottish architect, Charles Cameron.

You will walk through a series of magnificent rooms including the famous Picture Gallery, the Amber Room and of course the Great Hall, the most spacious room in the palace. The palace is also noted for its luxurious, fairytale interior complete with fine furnishings and china. The grounds comprise 1,482 acres of landscaped gardens and parklands, embellished by charming pavilions, which add to the splendour.

After lunch (incl.) your tour continues to Peterhof, situated about 22 miles to the west of St. Petersburg on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Built by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century to rival Versailles, this town of palaces, fountains and parks is known as the grandest of all the summer residences of the Russian czars. Your visit will include a guided tour of the magnificent park and gardens. Peter the Great designed the layout of the 300-acre park with its spectacular fountains by himself. The Grand Cascade, often considered the highlight of the grounds, consists of three waterfalls, an avenue of 64 fountains and 37 gilded statues. During World War II, the estate was occupied and all the buildings and fountains were virtually destroyed, so it has taken many years to restore Peterhof right down to the last detail. Tour ends to the harbour.

Price: 105 €/adult, 55 €/children 5–12 yrs, 0–4 yrs fee (booking needed)
Departure from harbor: 8:30
Lenght approx 8,5 h. Tour includes walking - we recommend comfortable walking shoes! Not suitable for people with disabilities.

A minimum number of participants are required to complete the tour. We reserve the right to change or cancel the tour if, for example, the weather conditions prevent the trip. If for some reason the excursion has to be cancelled, we will notify it as soon as possible and return the tour fee.