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Contact us if you need a tour tailored to your needs! We are experts on Russia, and in Finland we specialize in the Lake Saimaa region and our hometown Lappeenranta.

Gather a group, contact us and tell us your wishes. We will offer you a holiday or business trip just as you want. Your group can take part in our group tours or we can tailor a tour for your special needs. 

St.Petersburg and Vyborg, Russia

We can offer different hotel and excursion possibilites both in magnificient St.Petersburg and historic Vyborg. A tour that combines the Saimaa Canal and Vyborg or St.Petersburg is an experience you won't forget. Furthermore, if you travel to Russia and from Russia on our ship M/S Carelia, the cruise is visa-free! On board M/S Carelia you will enjoy beautiful scenery, feel the excitement of locks and enjoy the delicious food in our buffet table. If you wish, we can also offer a special menu for your group.

In historic Vyborg there is a lot to see and experience: Vyborg Castle from 1293, traditional Russian dinner in the medieval Round Tower restaurant, the Hermitage-Vyborg and much more.

St.Petersburg is one of the most fascinating cities with its numerous canals, bridges and beautiful palaces. The city is full of history, but at the same time pulsing with modern life - hot fashion, music, theatre and excellent restaurants.

Lappeenranta, South Karelia and Lake Saimaa

Lappeenranta is one of Finland's most picturesque lakeside towns. The town location by Lake Saimaa - the fourth biggest lake in Europe - enables you to enjoy the lake in many ways. Book a dinner in a lakeside restaurant, take a cruise to the Saimaa Canal or on Lake Saimaa.

Being so close to Russia - the border is only approximately 30 km away - it is possible to cruise between Lappeenranta and the neighboring town of Vyborg, Russia, via the historic Saimaa Canal first built in the 1840s. M/S Carelia takes you 76 meters downstream over a course of eight locks.

Cruising on one of the Lake Saimaa ships is a great way to enjoy the amazing labyrinth of islands in the Lake Saimaa region. Lake Saimaa is an area with more than 120 lakes and 14,000 islands. In South Karelia you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area and the cheerful lifestyle of Eastern Finland.

Suggestion for groups in the Lappeenranta and South Karelia area

  • Cruises at Lake Saimaa
  • Visa-free cruise to Russia - to Vyborg or St.Petersburg
  • Imatrankoski and the Hotel Valtionhotelli in Imatra
  • Traditional dish "Särä" at Lemi - one of the seven wonders of Finland
  • Fortress in Lappeenranta
  • Ylämaa Gem Village

Ask for an offer, we will offer an unforgettable tour for you!

More information:

seija.jantti(at)saimaatravel.fi tel. +358 (0)5 5410 110

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