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Cruise season 2018 has ended. Welcome on board next summer!

Prices for season 2019 will be updated by the end of year 2018.

Take a cruise along the historic Saimaa Canal to lovely Vyborg for a 2-day holiday.

In 2-day cruise with a hotel accommodation, you have enough time to get to know this charming town and its main attractions.

Check the lively atmosphere in the lively Market Hall, shop in numerous small boutiques, visit the Vyborg Castle, the famous Alvar Aalto Library or the Hermitage-Vyborg centre.

In our 2-day cruise it is possible to book excursion from our office or from guides in Vyborg.

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

An advance booking to the cruise is required. The booking should be made latest 3-5 days before the cruise, depending on the cruise day.


18 May - 16 June and 20 August - 15 September 2018

Hotel Druzhba and hotel Vyborg
€125 / person
€70 / child 2-15 years in extra bed
€10 / child under 2 years without own bed
Hotel Victoria
€135 / person

26 June - 19 August 2018

Hotel Druzhba and Hotel Vyborg
€145 / person
€80 / child 2-15 years in extra bed
€10 / child under 2 years without own bed
Hotel Victoria
€155 / person

Price includes:

  • Cruise on M/S Carelia Lappeenranta-Vyborg-Lappeenranta
  • 1 night in a shared twin room at the hotel Druzhba, Vyborg or Victoria with breakfast (hotel varies according to the departure date)
  • Services of our guide
  • Transfer in Vyborg, harbour-hotel-harbour

Extra charges:

€25 / single supplement in hotel Vyborg
€30 / single supplement in hotel Druzhba
€35 / single supplement in hotel Victoria

Vyborg port fee €9,50 / person will be added to all reservations. The price is based on the tariffs valid on 8.1.2018. 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.

Cruise dates are indicated in blue in the calendar.

The combination of travel services offered to you is a package within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2015/2302.
Therefore, you will benefit from all EU rights applying to packages. Saimaa Travel Oy will be fully responsible for the proper performance of the package.
Additionally, as required by law, Saimaa Travel Oy has protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that it becomes insolvent.
More information on key rights under Directive (EU) 2015/2302:
Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority,
Saimaa Travel Oy Special terms and conditions,

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.

  • Vyborg Castle (guided mainly in Finnish), €20 / person
  • Dinner with Russian folklore show at restaurant Round Tower, €35 / person
  • Sightseeing tour (guided mainly in Finnish), €10 / person

Please book your excursions together with your cruise booking. If excursions are added in your reservation after payment, we charge €10 service fee for changes.
You can also book excursions onboard M/S Carelia during cruise Lappeenranta-Vyborg, if there are still available places.

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 carelia(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.



M/S Carelia

The Saimaa Canal

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