EXTEND YOUR CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS IN HELSINKI
Begin your journey with a stay in Helsinki, Finland. See the city’s highlights, including Senate Square, the Government Palace and the landmark cathedral, and explore its noted museums.ALL THIS IS INCLUDED:
- 3 nights in Helsinki: Radisson Blu Plaza, Helsinki (or similar)
- 3 breakfasts
- Guided Walking Tour
- Services of a Viking host
- Train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg
- Hotel & ship transfers
Day 1 | Helsinki
Transfer to the First-Class Radisson Blu Plaza, Helsinki (or similar), close to the city center, shopping, museums and other attractions.* Take the afternoon to explore on your own; the beautiful Old Town area is easily accessible on foot. A Viking host is available to help you plan your time in Helsinki so you can make the most of your visit.
Day 2 | Helsinki
This morning, a guided city tour shows you highlights, such as Senate Square, the Parliament House, Temppeliaukio Church, Alexander Street, Esplanade Park and Market Square. You have the rest of the day at leisure to discover more of the city. (B)
Day 3 | Helsinki
You have a full day to further explore this “White City of the North.” Consider taking the ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress (“Castle of Finland”); once a penal colony called Sveaborg, it is now a thriving artists’ enclave and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also ferry over to Helsinki Zoo. Or you may decide to visit Tallinn, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and the capital of Estonia. Tonight, enjoy some local cuisine—try reindeer or elk, arctic char or a Russian dish—and make sure to sample some delicious cloudberry liqueur or jam. (B)
Day 4 | Helsinki
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and enjoy a picturesque train ride through the rolling landscape of western Karelia to St. Petersburg. (B)
The following meals are included for all days as listed:
B = Breakfast
* Airport meet and greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.