NEW YORK -- A number of packages are available combining
performances at the Savonlinna Opera Festival with visits to
Helsinki, Finland, or St. Petersburg, Russia.
EuroCruises is offering an Opera Cruise July 7 to 14, featuring
two nights in the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, a
four-night cruise on an 80-passenger ship and two performances at
Savonlinna, "Faust" and "The Magic Flute."
Included are roundtrip air fare, meals on board, breakfasts,
taxes in St. Petersburg and all transfers. Prices start at $3,165,
EuroCruisesFinnair is adding connecting flights between Savonlinna and St.
Petersburg through Lappeenranta, Finland, so culture lovers can get
from one city to the other in under two hours. A visit to Helsinki
can be arranged for the beginning or end of the package. Cultural
tours of the cities also are available.
Phone: (800) 688-3876
The airline is working in cooperation with Dailey-Thorp Travel
and Norvista, which can arrange opera and tour packages around the
Phone: (800) 998-4677
FinnairNorvista has a four-night Savonlinna Opera Festival package
available. Included are three nights in Helsinki, a city tour, one
night in Savonlinna, tickets to one performance, daily breakfast
and roundtrip air fare.
Prices start at $1,399 per person, double. Group rates are
Phone: (800) 526-4927