I am trying to plan a trip on fairly short notice, about November 17, and, although I would have preferred to stay longer, I think the only way I can make this work is to come for a visa free 72 hour stay. Based on reviewing the forum, it seems the best is to book on St Peters Line from Helsinki, including the bus trip in to the city. Although I usually tour independently, it seems for reasons of language and minimizing waiting time, it is best to use one of the recommended tour companies to see the major sights, but should have time to walk around some on my own. I have the following specific questions but welcome any comments:
Looking at St Peters website I cannot tell if there is a single supplement when traveling alone or if I need to indicate somewhere that I do not want shred accomodations. Can someone familiar with this please advise?
For my 2 night hotel stay I need to stay in a Marriott because I will get the rooms for near free. The Rennaisance seems much better located but I am a little put off by comments about the hotel being noisy, both from the outside and between rooms. The Courtyard Pushkin sounds nice and much quieter but I am not sure whether its location is too inconvenient. I don't want to have to worry too much about taxi fare negotiations/getting to destination that so many people mention. Any recommendations?
My trip includes stops in Stockholm and Helsinki (including day trip to Tallinn).