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Tallinn Festive Christmas Experience with St Petersburg

Overview

Do something special this Christmas and embark on a festive journey to two of Europe’s most spectacular cities, Tallinn and St Petersburg. Spend four days in the Estonian capital followed by four days in the magnificent city of St Petersburg. Whether you are looking to get away with the family this Christmas or wanting a cosy couples retreat, this experience is the one for you. This 8-day festive tour of Tallinn and St Petersburg includes plenty of festive fun from culture-packed walking tours of Tallinn’s Old Town, souvenir shopping at the local Christmas market, and tours around some of the most ornate palaces and museums of St Petersburg

  • Toompea Castle

  • Walking tour of the Old Town

  • World-renowned Christmas market

  • Guided tour of Catherine Palace

  • Visit to the Hermitage Museum

  • Stroll around Pavlovsk Park

Itinerary

Tallinn

The capital and most influential city in Estonia, Tallinn is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland around the Baltic Sea. The city was known as Reval between the 13th and 20th centuries and dates to the 12th century when King Valdemar II of Denmark claimed the land. This was later followed by succession of alternating Scandinavian and Teutonic rulers. The Old Town in Kesklinn is considered one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 1

Arrival in Tallinn

On arrival in Tallinn your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) before taking you to the L’Ermitage hotel, where you will be greeted with a complimentary champagne cocktail on checking in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Food & Drink Experience

Day 2

Tallinn City Tour with Christmas Market

You will kick off your time in Tallinn with a morning walking tour of the city.

  • Breakfast

  • Walking Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • Toompea Castle

  • Dome Cathedral

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

  • Medieval Old Town Hall

  • Christmas Market

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Free time in Tallinn

Today you will have a free day to explore the magical city of Tallinn for yourself. Take in the local culture by visiting some of the city’s museums and galleries or simply stroll around the city and do some last-minute Christmas shopping, the decision is yours.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Museums

  • Galleries

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Optional Extras

  • Kadriorg Park

  • KUMU Experience

Travel to

St Petersburg

The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.

Day 4

Arrival in St Petersburg

After checking out of your hotel, your driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to the train station where you will catch the train to St Petersburg.

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Train

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • New Destination by Train

Day 5

Walking tour of the State Hermitage Museum

After breakfast, you will begin your day by meeting your guide and driver in the hotel lobby where you will embark on a city tour by car, taking in the most spectacular sights found in Russia’s second city.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour by car

  • Hermitage Museum

  • Expert Guide

  • Walking Tour

  • Winter Palace

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Free Time

Day 6

Guided tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room

Today, you will enjoy a spectacular guided tour of one of St Petersburg’s most well-known attractions, the Catherine Palace along with its famous Amber Room.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Catherine Palace

  • Amber Room

  • Expert Guide

  • Faberge Museum

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 7

Visit to Pavlovsk

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a full morning of free time to explore the city as you see fit. In the afternoon, you will meet up with your guide and driver for the trip to the Pavlovsk Imperial Residence. While in Pavlovsk, you will be shown around the palace of Emperor Paul I, the only legitimate son of Empress Catherine the Great.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Optional excursions

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Pavlovsk Palace and Garden

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Optional Extras

  • Russian Troika ride

Day 8

Departure from St Petersburg

After breakfast, you will have time to pack up your belongings before being transferred to the airport where this tour will end.

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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