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  • 19 Day Trains of Russia

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Moscow River, Russia

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  • Ivolginsky Datsan Monastery, Russia (Optional Tour)

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  • Lake Baikal, Russia

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  • Trans Siberian Railway

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  • Irkutsk, Russia

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  • Selenga River, Russia

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  • Vladivostok Bridge, Russia

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  • Blagoveshchensk, Russia

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  • St Basils, Moscow

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  • Trans Siberian Railway

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  • Stolby Nature Sanctuary, Russia

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  • Seoul, South Korea

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  • 19 Day Trains of Russia

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  • Moscow River, Russia

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Ivolginsky Datsan Monastery, Russia (Optional Tour)

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Lake Baikal, Russia

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  • Trans Siberian Railway

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  • Irkutsk, Russia

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  • Selenga River, Russia

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  • Vladivostok Bridge, Russia

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  • Blagoveshchensk, Russia

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  • St Basils, Moscow

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  • Trans Siberian Railway

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  • Stolby Nature Sanctuary, Russia

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  • Seoul, South Korea

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  • Yekaterinburg, Russia

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19 Day Trains of Russia

  • Experience the incredible Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Journey to Moscow, Irkutsk, Vladivostok & More
Includes Return International Flights

Trans-Siberian Railway. These three little words are all it takes to spark images of twin rails of iron winding across rugged mountain ranges and through sparsely-populated woodlands; a bucket list journey deep into one of the world’s most intriguing yet under explored destinations: Russia.

Ready to experience it for yourself? This 19 day odyssey is your chance. Begin with free time in the grand capital of Moscow, home to iconic Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, and then embark on an unforgettable rail journey of some 9000km to historic Vladivostok on the Pacific. Travel across the Ural Mountains to Yekaterinburg; explore the quirky city of Novosibirsk; discover beautiful Irkutsk and its UNESCO historic centre; and enjoy free time on the shores of Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake. Discover fascinating Mongol-Buddhist culture in Ulan-Ude and admire the architecture of sunny Chita, before rolling into the gorgeous city of Vladivostok.

This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes return international flights with Korean Air, a 5-star overnight stopover in the city of Seoul, eight nights hotel accomodation in Russia, eight nights onboard Russian trains where you have the opportunity to experience a taste of local life - and so much more!

Please note: Four berth cabins will be used onboard the train, however only two beds will be used allowing for a more spacious journey throughout.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney or Brisbane for Moscow, Russia. Fly with award-winning Korean Air. Upon arrival in Seoul, complimentary stopover accommodation will be provided by the airline, allowing you to rest before flying onwards to Moscow, Russia tomorrow.

Please note: Due to flight availability and scheduling, an overnight stay is required in Seoul, Korea. transfers, accommodation and meal vouchers will be provided by the airline.

Overnight: Airport Hotel (provided by airline), Seoul, South Korea
Meals included: Dinner;In-Flight

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

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Moscow or similar, Paveletskaya, Moscow 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, enjoy some free time in Russia’s historic capital. Some of the city’s many highlights include the famous Red Square, where you can marvel at the great Saint Basil's Cathedral; and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, one of the most recognisable monuments in Russia. Early this afternoon, be transferred from the hotel to Moscow railway station to begin your grand Trans-Siberian Rail Journey. Stay onboard on the train this evening.

Optional Tour: Moscow City Tour (Package A)
Enjoy a half-day guided city tour with a local guide to see the highlights of Moscow city. The excursion will begin in the heart of old Moscow - on Red Square, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and the Mausoleum. From the bus window you can see the building of the State Duma, the Bolshoi Theater, and Lubyanka Square, as well as a magnificent panorama of the Kremlin from the Sofia Embankment. The next stop will be one of the country's most important cathedrals - the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. You will have the opportunity to carefully consider all the architectural details of this spectacular building. On the way to the Novodevichy Convent, you will stop to see a monument to Peter I and the well-known building of the Red October factory. The last stop will be the observation deck of the Vorobyovy Gory, which offers a fantastic vantage across Moscow. Continuing the tour, you will see the Mosfilm film studio, Victory Park, the Arc de Triomphe, as well as Stalin's skyscrapers stunning with their beauty.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast

Your train journey continues across the Ural Mountains today. On arrival in Yekaterinburg, be transferred from the train station to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson or similar, Yekaterinburg 
Meals included: None

This morning, take some time to wander through Yekaterinburg. A city situated close to the Ural Mountains and brimming with intriguing historical sights. One of the city’s main attractions is the Church on Blood, erected to commemorate a tragic historical event. Perhaps take a stroll in the pedestrian zone at the centre of the city to experience a taste of local life. An optional city tour is also available for those looking to delve deeper into the city’s historic roots. 

Later this afternoon, be transferred from the hotel to the railway station for your onward journey to Novosibirsk. The landscape you’ll witness today will mostly be thin woodland. Enjoy a night onboard the train this evening.
 
Optional Tour: Yekaterinburg City Tour
Enjoy a guided city tour of Yekaterinburg tour with a local guide. You will see the Church on Blood and the border between Europe and Asia.

Optional Tour: Mineralogy Museum 
Enjoy a guided visit to the Mineralogy Museum. The Museum boasts a fine collection of gems and artefacts from the Ural Mountains. 

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive in Novosibirsk this afternoon, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel accommodation. Take some time to explore the city, which is full of history and unique Siberian architectural monuments. Some of the city’s impressive highlights include the Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House (entrances not included), as well as the picturesque Ob River esplanade. Alternatively, join an optional city tour. You may also have the opportunity to attend an opera performance tonight, depending on schedules (entrance fee to be paid on spot to the opera house).

Optional Tour: Novosibirsk City Tour
This guided tour will take you through the streets in the city centre, including the main thoroughfare Krasny Avenue. Enjoy the city’s major historical and cultural buildings, such as the Opera Theatre – an architectural monument of federal significance that Siberian merchants built in the 19th-20th century. This tour also includes a visit to Akademgorodok (Academic Town) the educational and scientific centre of Siberia. Akademgorodok was once home to 65,000 scientists and their families, and was a privileged area to live in. During the Soviet period, monetary rewards did not always translate into a higher standard of living. A special compensation system was devised in Akademgorodok for its residents and leading scientists. 

Overnight: Hotel Marins Park or similar, Novosibirsk 
Meals included: None

This morning, be transferred from the hotel to the railway station for your trip from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk. Arrive in Krasnoyarsk this evening and be transferred to the hotel for your night’s accommodation. You may take the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Novotel Hotel or similar, Krasnoyarsk 
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure in Krasnoyarsk, on the Yenisei River. Make use of your free time to explore the nature reserve “Stolby”. The city is renowned for its natural landscapes; author Anton Chekhov proclaimed Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia.

Optional Tour: Krasnoyarsk City Tour 
You may also take an optional guided tour of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station (exterior -view). This includes a visit to the observation deck ‘Tsar Fish’ on the bank of the Yenisei River.

Overnight: Novotel Hotel or similar, Krasnoyarsk
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be transferred to the railway station for your trip to Irkutsk. Spend today onboard admiring the incredible Siberian landscapes. Tonight will be spent on board the train.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive in Irkutsk, considered the most popular destination on the Trans-Siberian Railway, this morning. You will find 19th-century architecture, revived churches and many distinguished eateries. Perhaps stroll the banks of the Angara river or discover the city centre. Alternatively, take an optional guided city tour before being transferred from the train station to Listvyanka. 

Optional Tour: Irkutsk City Tour
Guided city tour of Irkutsk and visit ‘the one-storey Irkutsk’ - a district of wooden houses richly decorated with traditional wood carving patterns. 

Optional Tour: Shaman Stone, Taltsy Museum & Circum-Baikal Railway 
This tour includes a visit to the art gallery and the shaman stone on the Angara River, as well as a visit to the architectural and ethnographic museum of Taltsy. A transfer by boat to port Baikal and a short trip along the Circum-Baikal railway on the shore of Lake Baikal

Overnight: Hotel Krestovaya Pad or similar, Listvyanka
Meals included: None

Enjoy today free at leisure at Lake Baikal. No ordinary lake, Baikal is the deepest lake in the world (1,632m), holds the largest volume of fresh water, is 640km long, and home to 27 islands. After a day at leisure, be transferred from your hotel to Irkutsk for your ongoing train journey to Ulan-Ude.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast

Arrive in Ulan-Ude early this morning. Local highlights include the main square Ploshchad Sovetov, which is home to the huge Lenin Head Monument and City History Museum, set within the former house of a tea merchant and the nearby 18th-century Odigitrievsky Cathedral. At the appropriate time, please make your own way to the train station for your trip from Ulan-Ude to Chita.

Optional Tour: Ulan-Ude City Tour & Buddhist Monastery Visit 
Enjoy an optional guided tour taking in the highlights of Ulan-Ude. Includes a visit to the Ivolginsky Dastan (Buddhist monastery), centre of Russian Buddhism, where you can take a walk on the premises of the monastery and learn some valuable knowledge from the monks.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: None

Arrive into Chita this morning. One of Russia’s sunniest cities, Chita is rich in more than just sunlight, with over 400 objects of cultural heritage laying claim to the city: monuments of history, archeology, architecture, urban planning and monumental art. The majority of monuments date from the 19th century. At the appropriate time make your way to the train station for your trip from Chita for Blagoveshchensk by train.

Optional Tour: Chita City Tour 
This tour includes a guided city tour of Chita’s highlights. Afterwards, ascend the surrounding mountains for a picnic lunch at a picturesque venue. Afterwards, return to the city.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: None

Today’s journey on the train will last the whole day, as the arrival in Blagoveshchensk is scheduled for the next morning. The train will pass a number of famous settlements along the railway line including Shilka, Erofey Pavlovich and Skovorodino.

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: None

On arrival into Blagoveshchensk this morning, be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy time to explore at leisure, or alternatively take an optional city tour.

Optional Tour: Blagoveshchensk City Tour 
This guided city tour includes a visit to the observation deck, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. You will see the city’s main sights such as Triumphal Arch, built to honour the arrival of the future tsar Nikolay Romanov in 1891; Lenin Square; Victory Square and the embankment of the Amur River.

Overnight: Hotel Asia or similar, Blagoveshchensk
Meals included: None

This morning be transferred from the hotel to the railway station of Belogorsk for your train journey to Vladivostok. Today will be your last day onboard the train. 

Overnight: ‘Russian Train’ - Twin cabin with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast

Here ends your great Trans-Siberian Railway journey. The distance covered from Vladivostok to Moscow is around 9000km. A major Pacific port city in Russia, Vladivostok overlooks the stunning Golden Horn Bay and borders with China and North Korea. Arrive in Vladivostok around 7.00am, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city’s pedestrian zone. It’s a charming city with a gorgeous, hilly setting, striking architecture and numerous verdant islands and sandy bays along its Pacific coastline. The most notable of these, Golden Horn Bay, named for its likeness to Istanbul’s, features a massive suspension bridge, hugely improving the city’s lumbering Soviet-era infrastructure.

Optional Tour: Russky Island 
This tour includes a visit to Russky Island and the buildings constructed for the APEC summit in 2012.

Overnight: Hotel Zhemchuzhina or similar, Vladivostok
Meals included: None

Today at the appropriate time, be transferred to the airport for the 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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  • Experience a grand rail journey through Russia’s Siberia
  • Admire the architectural gems of historic Moscow
  • Cross the spectacular Ural Mountains by train
  • Discover Yekaterinburg with time at leisure
  • Explore the quirky and historic city of Novosibirsk
  • Travel through the awe-inspiring Siberian landscape
  • Stay in Krasnoyarsk on the bank of Yenisei River
  • Visit Irkutsk, with its colourful UNESCO listed centre 
  • Stay in the small town of Listvyanka on Lake Baikal
  • Enjoy free time at Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake
  • Discover fascinating Mongol-Buddhist culture in Ulan-Ude 
  • Explore the famous heritage and architecture of Chita
  • View impressive Golden Horn Bay in Vladivostok
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/BNE
  • Fly with South Korea’s national carrier, Korean Air 
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation in Russia
  • 8 nights travelling along the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • 1 night 5-star transit hotel accommodation at Seoul Airport
  • Enjoy 10 meals on tour
  • Transfer assistant 
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Visa Letter
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Russian trains on the Trans Siberian Railway
  • Return airport and rail 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 6th September 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person/people based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $3820 applies. 
 
Departure Dates (2020)
August: 9
September: 6
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Brisbane 



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Korean Air plus any codeshare partners (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 Moscow, Russia 
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please contact our friendly reservations team if you are interested in this option
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 2020 - 27th April 2020
20th June 2020 - 19th July 2020 
- Permitted for departures on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday only
 
Stay behind in Vladivostok, Russia 
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please contact our friendly reservations team if you are interested in this option
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:
17th September 2020 - 11th October 2020
10th December 2020 - 20 January 2021
- Permitted for departures on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only
 
Stopover Packages
Not available. 
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

Moscow, (Paveletskaya): Holiday Inn Express Moscow or similar

Ekaterinburg: Park Inn by Radisson or similar

Novosibirsk: Marins Park Hotel or similar

Krasnoyarsk: Novotel Hotel or similar

Listvyanka: Krestovaya Pad or similar

Blagoveshchensk: Hotel Asia or similar

Vladivostok: Zhemchuzhina Hotel or similar

 

5 Star (self-rated)

Seoul, South Korea: Grand Hyatt Incheon Hotel, or similar (provided by the airline)

 

No Star rating

Russia Rail: Rossiya train or similar

Standard Sleeper Cabin (Twin Share) with shared facilities

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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 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
Hotels: Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
Train: Twin bedding 
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 120 per train.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Package A - $570 AUD per person
Day 3 Moscow City Tour
Day 6 Novosibirsk city Tour 
Day 10 Shaman Stone, Taltsy Museum & Circum-Baikal Railway
 
Package B - $880 AUD per person
Day 5 Yekaterinburg City Tour 
Day 8 Krasnoyarsk City Tour
Day 12 Ulan-Ude City Tour and Buddhist Monastery Visit
 
Package C - $680 AUD per person
Day 5 Visit to the Mineralogy museum of Yekaterinburg
Day 8 Krasnoyarsk City Tour
Day 12 Ulan-Ude City Tour and Buddhist Monastery Visit
 
Package D - $790 AUD per person 
Day 10 Irkutsk City Tour 
Day 13 Chita City Tour 
Day 15 Blagoveshchensk City Tour
Please note:
- You may only choose one out of the following options Package B or Package C, due to Day 5 tours occuring at the same time.
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Russia, is strict requirements if travelling on an Australian passport) (For South Korea, a tourist visa will be issued on arrival if travelling on an Australian Passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- 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
Siberia:
During August in Siberia, you can expect temperatures outside to be 5°C during the night and up to 20°C in the day time. In the Lake Baikal area, with its own microclimate, temperatures in the evening can be lower than usual, so we recommend for you to bring some warm clothes. In September temperatures are similar to August with 18°C during the day and 3 °C during night.
 
Moscow:
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.
 
RUSSIA TRAIN INFORMATION
- On the train, meals can be ordered on spot for an extra fee. The cost of breakfast, lunch and dinner is around 400 to 900 rubles per meal. In all trains hot water for tea/coffee and glasses are always available to tourists for free, you can also buy snacks. During stops in the cities, it is recommended to buy food/snacks that can be stored without a refrigerator. To buy food on the trains, you are required to pay in cash, Russian rubles, as paying in foreign currency (AUD, USD, Euro, etc) is not officially allowed in Russia.
- Each train carriage compromises of 9-10 compartments. In the carriage there are also 1-2 toilet rooms shared for all clients. Each cabin used includes 2 lower and 2 upper beds, however only two beds will be used. Allowing for a more spacious journey throughout.
- Not all trains offer shower facilities on-board. In trains that offer shower facilities on board, these are available to use through a spot fee which is payable direct to the train host.
 
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.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
10 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 at the customers discretion 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.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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.



South Korea
A tourist visa will be granted on arrival if you are travelling on an Australian Passport for less than 90 days.
 
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 6 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.