Since the above titled Viking trip will only last 12 nights and we usually spend anywhere from 21-24 nights when we go to Europe, we are thinking of extending our trip on front or back to include some Baltic countries, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and/or Lithuania (the latter maybe being too far). I want to confirm with others whether the following makes sense on a single entry visa (which I assume is what we should get and I’m assuming that means you can’t go into Russia twice on the visa, no matter how few days there may be between entry and then reentry in a few days). Fly into Estonia, visit Latvia and maybe Lithuania if time, take train to Moscow and go on Viking to St. Petersburg, then Allegro train to Finland and fly back to Florida from Helsinki. I need to check with Viking to see if our “free” airfare into most any country in Europe includes these cities. If I’m including too many countries, I could maybe forgo Helsinki and fly home from St. Petersburg. I’ll take suggestions on other, better routings.
Also, do I need to worry about doing this extra traveling on our own into and out of Russia with it being a communist country?