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16 Day Cruise Russia & Scandinavia

  • Visit Stockholm, Helsinki & St. Petersburg
  • Cruise along the Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers
Includes Return International Flights

Traverse an incredible part of the world, taking in charming cities and idyllic countrysides, by plane, train, ferry and river cruise ship on this magical 16 day package through three diverse countries. Discover elegant Stockholm, quirky Helsinki, historic Moscow and so much more!

Explore the cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Stockholm; take in the modern, dynamic and ever-evolving cultural assets of this fascinating city before sailing through the majestic Stockholm archipelago and across the Baltic Sea. Witness Helsinki’s boulevards and backstreets overflowing with magnificent architecture, intriguing entertainment venues and stylish boutiques. Enjoy a high-speed train journey around breathtaking Baltic bays and inlets on the way to St Petersburg, where you’ll embark on your seven night Russian river cruise. Enjoy a traditional outdoor barbeque and listen to live classical music as you sail down stream. Explore an open-air museum, witness ancient tribal sites and indulge in a Russian tea ceremony. Take in Uglich's Transfiguration Cathedral and dock on the island of Kizhi. Discover Europe's largest river, the Volga. Perhaps best known for its history than its size, the Volga River is full of tales from Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great. While onboard the cruise, enjoy a pirate’s dinner, live concerts, and a vodka and blini tasting party.

This incredible package includes return flights, a seven night cruise, five nights at 4-star hotel accommodation, 26 meals, transfers, a high-speed train ride and more.

Reverse itinerary also available

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Stockholm, Sweden! Fly with either Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Scandic Malmen Hotel, Stockholm or similar
Meals included: None

This morning, meet your local guide and enjoy a city tour of Stockholm (approx. 4 hours). See the main highlights such as the cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (Old Town), the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum (entrances not included). With 14 islands and more than 50 bridges, Stockholm is an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Each neighbourhood has a distinct character and in each, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, unbeatable museums, great shopping, pretty parks and loads of atmosphere. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore on your own.

Overnight: Scandic Malmen Hotel, Stockholm or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Spend a day at leisure, or take the opportunity to visit the City Hall (not included). Discover where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, as well as the fascinating Vasa (Ship) Museum, home to a unique wooden warship which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage - salvaged intact 333 years later.

This evening, you will be transferred to the pier to board the Tallink Silja Ferry for your overnight journey to Helsinki, sailing through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago. Buffet dinner, and drinks available on-board (not included).

Overnight: Tallink Silja Ferry - Twin Share Seaview Cabin (A Class)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking. Be met by a representative and transferred to your Hotel.

Enjoy a day at leisure in Finland’s Capital city, a plentiful mixture of Baltic bays, inlets and islands, boulevards and intricate architecture await. Perhaps take the opportunity to see the main highlights such as the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio (entrances not included).

Overnight: Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, be transferred to Helsinki train station for your high-speed train journey (approx. 3.5 hours) to St Petersburg, Russia. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this beautiful city.

Overnight: Park Inn By Radisson Nevsky Hotel, St Petersburg or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the famous Hermitage Museum (entrance included); one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Within the Museum you will visit the Egyptian Hall, War Gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, Peter the Great’s Room and the Italian, Dutch and Spanish Art collections, featuring well-known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Ribera and Velázquez.

This afternoon, you will be transferred to the cruise port to embark on your 7-night Russian river cruise - the first day is an arrival day. Relax in the afternoon and then enjoy a musical evening and dinner on-board.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a city highlights bus tour. This tour is the best way to get acquainted with all of the city's major highlights. A guide will take you down Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's most famous and vibrant thoroughfare. There you will see some of the city's most interesting architectural monuments including the Kazan Cathedral (exterior) and the Winter Palace. You will visit the Peter and Paul Fortress (interior) - a symbol of St. Petersburg and also the oldest building in the city. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at a restaurant.

Later today you have the opportunity to take an optional ‘river and canals’ tour of the city or spend the remainder of the day at leisure (optional tour information will be provided on-board). The ship will depart Saint Petersburg in the late afternoon to begin the journey towards Mandrogui. Enjoy a Captain’s welcome drink and dinner, with dancing and music on-board.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy this morning at leisure or take some time to join a Russian language or dance class.

Afterwards, enjoy free time in the traditional Russian village of Mandrogui. It features a collection of old wooden houses and is geared towards showing visitors what a traditional Russian village resembled in the past. One of the town’s highlights is the Vodka Museum, which showcases the history of the drink and the production process (entrance not included). You will also be treated to a fantastic barbeque on the banks of the Svir River, featuring one of Russia's favourite specialties - Shashlik (meat shish-kebab prepared on an outdoor fire) (subject to weather conditions).

In the evening, join in on a Russian history class or listen to live music as the ship sails on to Kizhi.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early in the morning, dock on the island of Kizhi. Enjoy a morning walking tour of the island, which is located at the northern end of Onega Lake, the second largest in Europe. Visit the island’s well renowned open-air museum of different wood structures, including more than 70 chapels, belfries, log-houses, mills, bath-houses, and barns. It was likely a site of pagan rites for Ugrian and Finnish tribes.

In the afternoon, enjoy a Captain’s bridge tour followed by a Russian tea ceremony, where you’ll learn about Russia’s tea culture and its history. This evening, enjoy live music on-board while the ship sails to Goritsy.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a morning at leisure on-board.

After lunch, dock in Goritsy, a tiny picturesque river town which is home to the Resurrection Convent. Enjoy a bus trip to one of the major orthodox strongholds of old Russia, the monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its remarkable architecture and fascinates visitors with majestic churches enclosed within its fortress walls. Return to the ship in the early evening and enjoy a Vodka and Blini tasting party on-board and a “Pirate Dinner” and show.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, enjoy a walking city tour of Uglich, a riverine tourist destination located on the picturesque bank of the Volga River. See Uglich’s Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, a famous temple built on the site of the tragic death of Ivan the Terrible’s young heir, and the Transfiguration Cathedral, the third tallest church in Russia. Afterwards, re-join the ship and continue downstream towards Moscow.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell cocktail and a Captain’s dinner with music and talent show. You may prefer to have a dresser outfit this evening.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After lunch, arrive into the great Russian capital of Moscow. Enjoy a city highlights bus tour, see Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Theatralny Passage, KGB building, and Manezh Square. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the famous Red Square where you can marvel at the great Saint Basil's Cathedral (entrance not included), which is listed as one of the seven wonders of Russia and GUM (a famous Russian department store opened in 1893). You will also pass by the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, one of the most recognisable monuments in Russia.

This afternoon is free to spend at leisure or you can take an optional ‘Moscow by Night’ tour (optional tour information will be provided on-board).

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking. Continue your adventure with a visit to the Kremlin, which translates to ‘fortress inside a city’, and is the official residence of the President of Russia. A real fortified town with its own squares, churches and cathedrals, the Kremlin is one of the most visited places despite the fact that it’s still the residence of Russian Government. Continue on to see the Palace of Congresses, Senate Square, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and the Cathedral Square ensemble. This afternoon is free at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

Overnight: Renaissance Monarch Hotel, Moscow or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Moscow, Russia! Fly with either Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, British Airways, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some customers may be required to depart on day 2, to arrive on day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation, which you will receive prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Some customers may arrive early in the morning, and check-in will not be available until 2pm. Affected customers may make use of the hotel common areas and luggage storage so they may either relax or explore the city at leisure until check-in.

Overnight: Renaissance Monarch Hotel, Moscow or similar
Meals included: None

Today after breakfast, meet your local guide and enjoy a guided of the famous Kremlin. Kremlin, which translates to ‘fortress inside a city’, and is the official residence of the President of Russia. A real fortified town with its own squares, churches and cathedrals, the Kremlin is one of the most visited places despite the fact that it’s still the residence of Russian Government. Continue on to see the Palace of Congresses, Senate Square, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and the Cathedral Square ensemble.

This afternoon, you will be transferred to the cruise port to embark on your 7-night Russian river cruise - the first day is an arrival day. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy a musical evening and dinner on-board.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a city highlights bus tour. Learn about Moscow’s riveting history, see Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Theatralny Passage, KGB building, and Manezh Square. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the famous Red Square where you can marvel at the great Saint Basil's Cathedral (entrance not included), which is listed as one of the seven wonders of Russia and GUM (a famous Russian department store opened in 1893). You will also pass by the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, one of the most recognisable monuments in Russia.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning spend time at leisure on-board, alternatively you can join a Russian language class or a dance class. The ship will arrive in Uglich this afternoon.

After lunch, enjoy a walking city tour of Uglich, a riverine tourist destination, located on the picturesque bank of the Volga River. See Uglich’s Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, a famous temple built on the site of the tragic death of Ivan the Terrible’s young heir, and the Transfiguration Cathedral, the third tallest church in Russia. Afterwards, re-join the ship and continue downstream towards Goritsy. In the evening, enjoy dinner on-board with an evening show.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a morning at leisure on-board.

After lunch, dock in Goritsy, a tiny picturesque river town which is home to the Resurrection Convent. Enjoy a bus trip to one of the major orthodox strongholds of old Russia, the monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its remarkable architecture and fascinates visitors with majestic churches enclosed within its fortress walls. Return to the ship in the late afternoon. As the ship continues onwards to Khizi, enjoy a traditional Russian dinner with live music played at the bar afterwards.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, you have the choice to relax on-board or perhaps join a Russian history class. After lunch, enjoy a Captain’s bridge tour before docking on the island of Kizhi. Enjoy a walking tour of the island this afternoon, which is located at the northern end of Onega Lake, the second largest in Europe. Visit the island’s well renowned open-air museum of different wood structures, including more than 70 chapels, belfries, log-houses, mills, bath-houses, and barns. It was likely a site of pagan rites for Ugrian and Finnish tribes.

This evening enjoy a “Pirate Dinner” and show while the ship sails for Mandrogui.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy free time in the traditional Russian village of Mandrogui. It features a collection of old wooden houses and is geared towards showing visitors what a traditional Russian village resembled in the past. One of the town’s highlights is the Vodka Museum, which showcases the history of the drink and the production process (entrance not included).You will also be treated to a fantastic barbeque on the banks of the Svir River, featuring one of Russia's favourite specialties - Shashlik (meat shish-kebab prepared on an outdoor fire) (subject to weather conditions).

In the evening, enjoy a farewell cocktail and Captain’s dinner with music and talent show. You may prefer to have a dresser outfit this evening.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Arrive in Saint Petersburg this morning.

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a city highlights bus tour. This tour is the best way to get acquainted with all of the city's major highlights. A guide will take you down Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's most famous and vibrant thoroughfare. There you will see some of the city's most interesting architectural monuments including the Kazan Cathedral (exterior) and the Winter Palace. You will visit the Peter and Paul Fortress (interior) - a symbol of St. Petersburg and also the oldest building in the city.

This afternoon, enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Later today you have the opportunity to take an optional ‘river and canals’ tour of the city or spend the remainder of the day at leisure (optional tour information will be provided on-board).

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today after breakfast, you will disembark the ship. You will be met and transferred to the famous Hermitage Museum (entrance included) for a guided tour. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Within the Museum you will visit the Egyptian Hall, War Gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, Peter the Great’s Room and the Italian, Dutch and Spanish Art collections, featuring well-known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Ribera and Velázquez.

In the afternoon check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Park Inn By Radisson Nevsky Hotel, St Petersburg or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Saint Petersburg train station for your high speed train journey (approx. 3.5 hours) to Helsinki, Finland. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in Finland’s capital city.

Overnight: Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Helsinki or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure in Finland’s Capital city, a plentiful mixture of Baltic bays, inlets and islands, boulevards and intricate architecture await. Perhaps take the opportunity to see the main highlights such as the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument, and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio (entrances not included).

This evening, you will be transferred to the pier to board the Tallink Silja Ferry for your overnight journey to Stockholm, Sweden sailing through the breath-taking archipelago. Buffet dinner, and drinks available on-board (not included).

Overnight: Tallink Silja Line Ship - Twin Share Seaview cabin (A Class)
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy breakfast on-board before disembarking.

Be met by your local guide and enjoy a city tour of Stockholm (approx. 4 hours). See the main highlights such as the cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (Old Town), the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum (entrances not included). With 14 islands and more than 50 bridges, Stockholm is an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Each neighbourhood has a distinct character and in each, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, unbeatable museums, great shopping, pretty parks and loads of atmosphere. The afternoon is free at leisure to explore on your own.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Spend your final day on tour at leisure or perhaps visit the famous City Hall (not included). Discover where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, as well as the fascinating Vasa (Ship) Museum, home to a unique wooden warship which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage - salvaged intact 333 years later.

Overnight: Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of 3 countries: Finland, Sweden and Russia 
  • Explore the sights of Stockholm, Helsinki, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Uglich, and more
  • See the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral & more
  • Explore St Petersburg on a sightseeing coach tour
  • See the Kazan Cathedral and The Winter Palace
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
  • Visit the ancient Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg
  • Tour the colourful Gamla Stan ‘old town’ in Stockholm
  • Sail through the breathtaking Stockholm archipelago
  • Cruise overnight on Tallink Silja Line overnight ferry 
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in vibrant Helsinki
  • Indulge in a Vodka tasting onboard
  • Cruise along the Volga, Neva, and Svir Rivers
  • Enjoy time at leisure in the traditional Russian village of Mandrogui 
  • Be treated to a fantastic Shashlik barbeque on the banks of the Svir River (weather permitting)
  • Discover Lake Onega, the Baltic Canal and White Lake
  • Explore Kizhi Island on a walking tour
  • Visit Kizhi’s open-air museum of wooden architecture
  • Visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on White Lake
  • Discover the picturesque river town of Goritsy
  • Enjoy a Captain’s bridge tour in Kizhi
  • See the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood in Uglich
  • Enjoy a farewell cocktail and Captain’s dinner
  • Enjoy time at leisure in Russia’s cosmopolitan capital city, Moscow
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7-Night Saint Petersburg to Moscow Russian River Cruise [standard itinerary only]
  • 7-Night Moscow to Saint Petersburg Russian River Cruise [reverse itinerary only]  
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘Crucelake’ ship
  • Stay in a beautifully appointed outside cabin
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment including a Russian language course and live music 
  • Experience a traditional Russian Tea Ceremony
  • Luggage handling (check-in/check-out)
  • 5 nights quality 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 26 meals including a ‘Captain’s Farewell Dinner’ 
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail
  • Experience an outdoor BBQ in Mandrogui (subject to weather conditions)
  • Enjoy a glass of red/white wine or juice at each dinner
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on-board the cruise
  • Enjoy a traditional Russian dinner and a special “Pirate Dinner”
  • English speaking assistant, guides, and tour director onboard 
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Parking, checkpoints and port charges
  • Visa Support Letter
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1- way overnight Tallink Silja Line Ferry Stockholm to Helsinki [standard itinerary only]
  • 1-way overnight Tallink Silja Line Ferry Helsinki to Stockholm [reverse itinerary only]
  • 1-way high-speed train from Helsinki to St Petersburg [standard itinerary only]
  • 1-way high-speed train from St Petersburg to Helsinki [reverse itinerary only]
  • Return airport, rail and cruise transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
  
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
  
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th September 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
 
Lower Deck Cabin: $1700 
Middle/Main Deck Cabin: $2000
Boat Deck Without Balcony: $2200
Boat Deck Balcony Cabin: $2400
    
Departure Dates (2020)
Standard Itinerary
May: 17
August: 30
 
Reverse Itinerary
August: 27
September: 10 
   
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Qantas Airways, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Air France, KLM (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Stockholm, Sweden (standard itinerary only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates: 
28th March - 27th April 2020
20th June - 19th July 2020 
 
Stay behind in Moscow, Russia (standard itinerary only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
20th June - 19th July 2020 
17th September - 11th October 2020 
10th December 2020 - 20th January 2021
 
Arrive early in Moscow, Russia (reverse itinerary only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates: 
28th March - 27th April 2020
20th June - 19th July 2020 
 
Stay behind in Stockholm, Sweden (reverse itinerary only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
20th June - 19th July 2020 
17th September - 11th October 2020 
10th December 2020 - 20th January 2021
  
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Doha (one direction only)
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover in Dubai may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Doha stopovers may only be chosen in one direction.
- Dubai stopovers are not permitted during the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (dates yet to be released - Friday to Monday inclusive)
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
  
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now for $6899 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

  

Lower Deck Cabin (13 sqm)

Bed configuration: Twin only 

Equipment: Private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV and hairdryer

Windows: 2 Porthole windows, unable to open

  

Main and Middle Deck Cabin (10 sqm)

Bed configuration: Twin only 

Equipment: Private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV and hairdryer 

Windows: Panoramic window which can be opened

  

Middle Deck Single Cabin (7.6 sqm)

Bed configuration: 1 x Single bed 

Equipment: Private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV and hairdryer 

Windows: Panoramic window which can be opened

 

Boat Deck without Balcony (14 sqm)

Bed configuration: Twin or Double bedding

Equipment: Private facilities with a walk-in shower, 2 bed stands, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs, safe and a table 

Windows: 2 Panoramic windows which can be opened

 

Boat Deck Balcony Cabin (16 sqm)

Bed configuration: Twin or Double bedding

Equipment: Private facilities with a walk-in shower, 2 bed stands, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs or a sofa, safe, table 

Windows: 1 Panoramic window which can be opened and balcony 





Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Stockholm: Clarion Hotel Amaranten or Scandic Malmen Hotel or similar

Helsinki: Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar 

Saint Petersburg: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel or similar

Moscow: Renaissance Monarch Hotel or similar

  

4 Star (self-rated)

‘MS Crucelake’ ship 

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

  

Extra Nights
- Stockholm, Sweden (Pre/Post Tour): $350 per room.
- Moscow, Russia: Not available. 
 
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
  
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not available.
  
Bedding Configuration
Lower Deck Cabin: Twin bedding 
Main/Middle Deck Cabin: Twin bedding 
Boat Deck without Balcony: Twin or double bedding 
Boat Deck Balcony Cabin: Twin or double bedding
Middle Deck Single Cabin: 1 x Single bed 
(subject to availability)
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
  

- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Sweden and Finland but is a strict requirement for Russia if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
Gratuities/tipping:
- Land: Recommended at €5 Euro per person, per day, payable on tour.
- Cruise: Recommended €7 Euro per person per day payable onboard. 
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Stockholm
The days are long and pleasantly warm, summer is a great time to visit Stockholm. With daily highs averaging 22°C and lows averaging at 13°C, July is the warmest month. Temperatures can sometimes get into the high 20s on particularly sunny days, and the mercury has even been known to rise into the 30s in mid-summer.
 
Helsinki
Summers are mild in this far northern destination. July is the hottest month of the year, though the average daily temperature is still only 17°C. Highs in July can be as warm as 21°C, though lows will still drop down to a cool 12°C. The warmer weather takes a little longer to reach the sea, and water temperatures don't reach their highest point until August, when the sea warms to 13°C. While still cold, many locals enjoy the water and jump in for a quick swim.
  
Russia
Typical high temperatures in the warm months of June, July and August are around 23°C, but during heat waves, which can occur anytime from May to September, daytime temperature highs often top 30 °C for sometimes one or two weeks.
  
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
26 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
  
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is €5 Euro per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
  
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at €7 Euro per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Sweden and Finland 


A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.

 

Russia
- A tourist visa for Russia is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport.
- The visa is valid for 30 days for double entry and the final exit date must be no more than 30 days from the date of first entry. You must apply for this visa at least 6 weeks prior to departure from Australia.
- A valid voucher and official confirmation letter issued by a registered Russian tour agency will be provided to you through TripADeal. Please contact your nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post.
- TripADeal will provide you with further information in your Travel Pack.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

  

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

  

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.