Are you interested in combining a visit to the Saimaa region and Russia? Do you want to create a travel package of your own for your company, encompassing both the beautiful Lake Saimaa and the pulsing city of St. Petersburg? We have gathered information on travel packages for both travel agencies and tourists.


Take your customers on a trip to two different countries at the same time.  The magnificent destinations of the Saimaa region, the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg are located close together, making it easy to travel between the two countries, provided you have the right documents. You can read more about travelling between Finland and Russia and visas on the web pages Transport Connections and Crossing the Border.

When creating travel packages, you can partner with a local travel agency to help your business create a tourist package that your customers will be attracted to and to help you obtain various travel documents. It is worth noting that, especially when travelling to Russia in a group, a local partner is mandatory. You can find local travel agents on the Service Providers page.

If you like, you can also take inspiration from existing travel packages. Combine the two countries’ most interesting destinations into one attractive package.


There are many excellent circular tours available that let you enjoy guided tours of the most significant attractions in the regions, first-rate accommodation and a chance to try local delicacies. Off-the-shelf holiday packages are offered by Saimaa Travel, Fintouring and Voigt Travel.

Check out off-the-shelf holiday packages and begin your journey into two fascinating countries in one trip!


Saimaa Travel offers several circular tours in the Saimaa region, Vyborg and St. Petersburg in English.

Visa-free cruise from Lappeenranta to St. Petersburg

Jump on a visa-free cruise in Lappeenranta Harbour and sail down the Saimaa Canal into Russia.

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Visa-free cruise to St. Petersburg and circular tour of the saimaa region

The Saimaa tour visits all four cities: Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna and Mikkeli. From Lappeenranta, the tour embarks on a visa-free cruise towards the Venice of the north – St. Petersburg.

The programme of the circular tour can be found on Saimaa Travel’s website.

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Wintry train journey through the finnish countryside as far as St. Petersburg

Experience Saimaa and St. Petersburg in the winter! Beautiful white snowdrifts and a laid-back rhythm of life guarantee a memorable holiday in Lappeenranta and Savonlinna. You can also add St. Petersburg to the list. The Russian city is easy to reach by train. 

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Fintouring offers a travel package from Lappeenranta to St. Petersburg and back in German. During the trip, you will get to visit Lappeenranta Fortress and the Saimaa Canal Museum. From Lappeenranta, you will take a visa-free cruise down the Saimaa Canal to Vyborg and St. Petersburg. This trip includes a canal cruise through the extraordinary St. Petersburg.

Further information about the package can be found on Fintouring’s website in German.

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The Dutch company Voigt Travel offers a circular tour of Saimaa’s pristine nature and the magical environment of St. Petersburg. The trip includes a ferry journey with your own car from Travemünde to Helsinki and then to Puumala, where there are a range of activities available. During a day trip in Savonlinna, you will get a chance to visit the castle of Olavinlinna. In Lappeenranta, you will visit historic Rakuunamäki (Dragoon Hill). From there, the trip will take you down the Saimaa Canal to St. Petersburg.

Further information about the trip is available on Voigt Travel’s website in Dutch.

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Silver Ring Company

The Russian travel company, Silver Ring Company, offers its customers experiential tours around Russia and Europe at reasonable prices. Silver Ring Company's trips include unique things to see and experience. During the Northern Pearls tour, you have the opportunity to experience Lappeenranta's historical fortress and taste the local Särä, which is a dish prepared of mutton and potatoes. The journey continues from Lappeenranta, via Mikkeli, Savonlinna and Imatra, to the mesmerising Vyborg, and from there to the stunning city of St. Petersburg. During the trip, you will have the chance to enjoy the cities' historic attractions, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious foods.

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All travel stars

All Travel Stars is a leisure-time tourism expert, which organises trips to Northern Europe and Russia. You will find several travel options through All Travel Stars, which take the tourist to enjoy the best aspects of Lake Saimaa, St. Petersburg, and Leningrad. The trips offer unforgettable experiences and plenty of unique things to see and experience.

Lappeenranta - Mikkeli – Imatra - St. Petersburg - Vyborg

Five stunning cities in eight days! The trip offers unique experiences during which you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with Lappeenranta's historical fortress, enjoy lunch in a historical wartime atmosphere at Mikkelin Klubi, and enjoy the City of Imatra's brilliance. From Lake Saimaa, we head to St. Petersburg to enjoy its offerings, which include stunning theatre performances and night-time cruises. Finally, the tour ends with Vyborg's most popular tourist attractions.

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Lappeenranta – Savonlinna – Mikkeli – Vyborg – St. Petersburg

All Travel Stars takes tourists to familiarise themselves with Lappeenranta's historical fortress, Savonlinna's stunning Olavinlinna Castle and enjoy lunch at Mikkelin Klubi. From Lake Saimaa, the journey continues with a cruise to Vyborg, where the city's history can be enjoyed. The trip's final stop is the large city of St. Petersburg, which offers tourists lots of experiential things to see and experience.

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Lappeenranta – Vyborg- St. Petersburg - Imatra

Experience the best sides of Lake Saimaa, St. Petersburg, and Leningrad! During the trip, we familiarise ourselves with Lappeenranta’s historical fortress we enjoy the offerings of the lively city. From Lappeenranta, the journey continues with a cruise to Vyborg via the stunning channels of Lake Saimaa. Numerous attractions are enjoyed in Vyborg and St. Petersburg, after which we continue to admire the City of Imatra.

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Kymi Travel

Kymi Travel is a Russian travel organiser that offers holiday packages to Russian and European tourists. During the trip, we familiarise ourselves with the cities of Vyborg and Lappeenranta and enjoy the regions’ attractions, history, and culture.

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Douett Travel Company

Douett Travel Company is a travel organiser with more than 25 years of experience, which organises trips to Finland and Russia. Douett Travel Company transports you to familiarise yourself with the stunning cities of Vyborg, Lappeenranta and Savonlinna. We can enjoy the cities' history, the incredible nature of the regions, and good cuisine during the trip.

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