Post Congress Tours


Post Congress tours can be booked directly with the tour operator, The Travel Experience:

or at the tour desk in the Congress venue.

Day Tour to Tallinn, Estonia

Date: 18 August, 2012
Time: 09.00
Price per Person: 172 EUR

Located just 2 hours across the Baltic Sea from Helsinki by boat is Tallinn, the medieval capital of Estonia. This makes for an easy day excursion. Depart by coach for a short transfer to the pier. Board the fast boat to Tallinn, a journey time of 2 hours. At Tallinn pier, meet a local guide and coach for a short panoramic tour around Tallinn city. Pass by the Kadriorg Palace and the Song Festival Grounds, and learn a little about modern life in Tallinn. Disembark the coach for a walking tour of the Old Town. Experience the history as you walk through the narrow and winding medieval streets up to the top of Toompea Hill which offers fine views across the red roofs of the old buildings to the sea beyond. The walking tour also passes the Parliament Building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church and ends at the Town Hall Square.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch there will be free time to shop or relax in a street side café after which the tour continues back to the port by coach with the guide.

Return ferry to Helsinki, followed by coach transfer.

What's included:

  • Helsinki city transfer
  • Tour escort throughout the day
  • Return ferry crossing (same day) Helsinki/Tallinn
  • 5 hour English-speaking guided tour with lunch

St. Petersburg, Russia - Sightseeing Tour

Date: 18 - 19 August, 2012
Time: 10.00
Price per Person: 610 EUR (81 EUR Single Supplement)

Please note a visa is required for travel to Russia.

Meet a local guide and board the coach for a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg. Drive along the broad main street, Nevsky Prospect. Stop at Vassilevsky Island to enjoy the superb views of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city. Pass the multicoloured spires of the Church of the Spilled Blood, before continuing on by St. Isaac's Cathedral, the former principal cathedral of Russia, and the famous statue of Peter the Great on horseback. Arriving at Peter and Paul Fortress, which was seen from afar earlier in the tour, exit the coach and visit the Cathedral which is located in the heart of the fortress and was built in 1712. All Russian tsars from Peter the Great to Nicolas II were buried in the cathedral grounds, as well as many members of the Russian royal family. The cathedral, 122.5 metres high (with a 40 metre spire) was for a long time the tallest structure in the city.

What's included:

  • Train between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, 2nd class
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Two 6 hour guided coach tours of St. Petersburg
  • 3-course lunch at local restaurant in St. Petersburg
  • Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress
  • Entrance to Church on the Spilled Blood
  • Late afternoon Helsinki St. Petersburg Train
  • Tour ends at Helsinki railway station

Last update: 1 June 2012