Saimaa Travel
Viipurin matka, cruise to Vyborg

Cruises for season 2020 (15.5.-12.9.2020) are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Take a visa-free cruise to Vyborg, Russia on Finnish M/S Carelia along the historic Saimaa Canal.

See the historic Saimaa Canal and its eight locks on our 1-day visa-free cruise to Vyborg. On board you can relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery or have a meal from our tasty buffet. In Vyborg you will have a couple of hours to see the lively atmosphere of the Market Hall, enjoy refreshments in the historic Round Tower restaurant or visit the famous Alvar Aalto Library. Cruise season 2021 is planned to be 21.5.-18.9.2021. Midsummer break 20.-28.6.2021.

1-day cruise is visa-free for all nationalities.

An advance booking and a valid passport is required for visa-free cruises. The booking should be made latest 3-5 days before the cruise, depending on the cruise day.


15 - 30 May and 26 August - 12 September 2020

€69 / person (Saturdays €79, Saturday May 30 €69)
€39 / child 2-15 years
€15 / child under 2 years

3 - 13 June and 4 - 23 August 2020

€79 / person (Saturdays €89)
€49 / child 2-15 years
€15 / child under 2 years

23 June - 1 August 2020

€89 / person
€49 / child 2-15 years
€15 / child under 2 years

Price includes:

  • Cruise by M/S Carelia Lappeenranta-Vyborg-Lappeenranta
  • Services of a Finnish guide
  • Vyborg port fee

The price is based on the tariffs valid on 10.10.2019. We reserve the right for changes.

Service fee in bookings made in our office (or by email or phone) €15 / reservation. Handling fee in our eShop €5 / reservation.

Ship schedule

Departure from Lappeenranta, Finland at 7:45.
Arrival in Vyborg, Russia at about 13:15.

Departure from Vyborg at 16:15.
Arrival in Lappeenranta at about 21:45.

Finland and Vyborg, Russia are in the same time during summer. Check-in starts 30 min before the departure.

We reserve the right for changes.

Please note! Cruises for season 2020 are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We'll update cruise dates for 2021 as soon as possible.

M/S Carelia buffet lunch or dinner:

  • Booked and paid in advance €22 / person, €10 / child (2-15 years)
    Booked and paid on board €24 / person, €12 / child (2-15 years)
  • Á la carte -menu available on M/S Carelia

Please book your meals together with your cruise booking. If meals are added in your reservation after payment, we charge €10 service fee for changes.

Passport copy

Send a copy of your passport to us
- latest 3 days before the departure, if our departure day is Monday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday
- latest the previous Friday before the cruise, if your departure day is Tuesday or Wednesday

If you send us the copy latest possible day, it should be in our office by 13:00, but for last minute bookings please check the time from us.

You can send the copy
- by email saimaatravel(at)
- by post
Saimaa Travel Oy
Ratakatu 23

Don't forget to take your valid passport with you to the cruise!

Our cruises to Russia by M/S Carelia are visa-free for citizens of all countries.

Please notice that if you are a foreign national requiring a visa to Finland, the visa has to be a double entry or multi entry visa in order to take part in a cruise to Russia. Please send us a copy of your Schengen visa with the passport copy.

Book from eShop

tel. +358 5 5410 100 or



M/S Carelia

The Saimaa Canal

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Visa-free cruises 15.5.-12.9.2020 are cancelled

Unfortunately, we had to cancel all cruises for season 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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