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13 Day Rivers of Russia 2021

  • Discover the wonders of Russia by river
  • Visit Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl & More
Includes Return International Flights

There’s a good reason why rivers feature so prominently in Russian songs, poetry and art - they’re the lifeblood of the country. So, if you truly want to experience the real Russian way of life, you need to take to the water and discover its grand cities and diverse landscapes on a river cruise. This 13 day package visiting Moscow, St. Petersburg and so much in between allows you to do just that!

Tick off the iconic Kremlin and onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow on a city highlights tour, plus enjoy a day at leisure to delve deeper into the local culture. Admire the ever-changing view as you cruise along some of Russia’s most famous waterways, docking in colourful villages such as Mandrogui and Goritsy. Marvel at the Monastery of St. Cyril on White Lake, the timber churches of Kizhi Island, the UNESCO listed city centre of Yaroslavl and more. A tour of St. Petersburg and visit to the famed Hermitage Museum are sure to be highlights. While onboard the cruise, enjoy a Captain’s dinner, pirate’s dinner, traditional Russian tea ceremony - and much more.

This amazing 2021 package includes return flights, 10 nights cruising onboard the MS Moonlight Sonata, return airport and cruise transfers - plus a whole lot more. All that’s missing is you.

Choose from two great itineraries: Moscow to St. Petersburg, or St. Petersburg to Moscow.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Moscow, Russia. Fly with award winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, or Qatar Airways (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

Welcome to Moscow. Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to the cruise port to embark on your 10-night river cruise. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

Please note: In case your flights arrive late night you can still have dinner in your cabin.

Overnight: ‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

This morning enjoy a city highlights bus tour. See Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Teatralny Passage, KGB building, Novodevichy Convent and Manezh Square. Afterwards enjoy some free time in the famous Red Square where you can see the Cathedral of Christ of Savior (entrance not included), which is one of the most recognisable monuments in Russia. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards the tour continues 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 open for visitors 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 evening take an optional excursion to Moscow by night + metro (not included).

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

Enjoy today free at leisure relaxing onboard or exploring the city on your own. You can also take the opportunity to join an optional tour to Tretyakov Gallery (not included). The ship will depart Moscow at 5:00pm to begin the journey towards Uglich. Enjoy a Captain’s welcome drink and dinner with dancing and music onboard.

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

This morning join a Russian language class on board. In the afternoon depart on a walking city tour of Uglich, a riverine tourist destination located on the picturesque bank of the Volga River. The town is often included in the ‘Golden Ring’ of Russia. 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 which was built between 2001-2004. Afterwards, re-join the ship and continue towards Yaroslav. In the evening enjoy dinner and a musical on board.

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

After breakfast, a coach will take you on a city tour of Yaroslavl’s UNESCO listed old quarter - well known for its 17th century temples. Spend time at leisure to explore the local markets. Among its highlights see the Prophet Church on the main square (entrance not included); go inside the Nikola Nadein Church, with its gilded baroque carvings; as well as the Governor’s House (Art Gallery). Re-join the ship for lunch and continue sailing to Goritsy. In the afternoon enjoy a Russian tea ceremony, where you’ll learn about Russia’s tea culture and its history. This evening onboard the ship you will have the opportunity to view a documentary about Russian history.

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

Enjoy a morning at leisure onboard the ship. Later enjoy a bus trip to Kirillov to visit 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 for lunch and in the afternoon join a Vodka and Blini tasting party onboard as you continue sailing to Kizhi. This evening enjoys a Russian national cuisine dinner with a folk music concert.

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

After breakfast, relax onboard or join a Russian language class. After lunch enjoy a Captain’s bridge tour of Kizhi afterwards dock on the island of Kizhi. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the island, which is located at the northern end of Onega Lake, the second largest in Europe. It was likely a site of pagan rites for Ugrian and Finnish tribes. Visit the open-air museum of different wood structures, including more than 70 chapels, belfries, log-houses, mills, bath-houses, and barns. This evening enjoy a “Pirate Dinner” and show while the ship sails on to Mandrogui.

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

After breakfast, enjoy free time in the small village of Mandrogui. There’s plenty to see and do in town including visiting a museum (entrance not included), buying souvenirs (the local wood carvings are incredible), or enjoying a hearty Russian meal with vodka or tea. Another attraction is the Museum of Vodka, which showcases the history of the drink and the production process (not included). Today experience an outdoor BBQ in Mandrogui for lunch (subject to weather conditions) and taste “Shashlik”, a typical dish of skewered and grilled cubes of meat popular in Eastern Europe. In the evening enjoy a meal at the Captain’s dinner with music.

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

This morning arrive in the great city of St Petersburg. After breakfast, enjoy a highlights city bus tour. See the Smolny Convent, Tauride (Tavrichesky) Palace, the Summer Garden, the Palace embankment and the Winter Palace. Continue the tour to the Spire of the Basil Island, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and more.

After the bus tour, join a walking tour to Peter and Paul Fortress where you will see the Boat House, Peter I Monument, Commandant’s House, Nevsky Gate and St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy Lunch onboard and an afternoon at leisure in St Petersburg. Perhaps you would like to join the Peterhof optional tour (not included). Spend the evening at leisure on board the ship or join an optional tour into St Petersburg at night (not included).

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

Today visit the famous Hermitage Museum (entrance included); one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Visit the Egyptian Hall, War Gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, Peter the Great (Small Throne) Room and the Italian, Dutch and Spanish Art collections featuring well known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Ribera and Velázquez. Lunch onboard. The afternoon is free at leisure relaxing onboard or exploring the city on your own. You can also take the opportunity to join an optional tour to explore St Petersburg's rivers and canals (not included).

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

Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking and transferring to the airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Saint Petersburg, Russia. Fly with award winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, or Qatar Airways (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

Welcome to Saint Petersburg. Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to the cruise port to embark on your 10-night river cruise. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

Please note: In case your flights arrive late night you can still have dinner in your cabin.

Overnight: ‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a highlights city bus tour. See the Smolny Convent, Tauride (Tavrichesky) Palace, the Summer Garden, the Palace embankment and the Winter Palace. Continue to the famous Hermitage Museum (entrance included); one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Visit the Egyptian Hall, War Gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, Peter the Great (Small Throne) Room and the Italian, Dutch and Spanish Art collections featuring well known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Ribera and Velázquez.

Enjoy lunch in a local city restaurant. In the afternoon, the city tour will continue where you can see the Spire of the Basil Island, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and more. Join a walking tour to Peter and Paul Fortress, see the Boat House, Peter I Monument, Commandant’s House, Nevsky Gate and St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral.

Enjoy the evening at leisure on board the ship or choose an optional tour into St Petersburg at night (not included)

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

Enjoy today free at leisure relaxing onboard or exploring the city on your own. You can also take the opportunity to join an optional tour to Pushkin (The Catherine Palace and park) and Peterhof Palace (not included). The ship will depart Saint Petersburg at 5:00pm to begin the journey towards Mandrogui. Enjoy a Captain’s welcome drink and dinner with dancing and music onboard.

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

After breakfast, enjoy free time in the small village of Mandrogui. There’s plenty to see and do in town including visiting a museum (entrance not included), buying souvenirs (the local wood carvings are incredible), or enjoying a hearty Russian meal with vodka or tea. Another attraction is the Museum of Vodka, which showcases the history of the drink and the production process (not included). Today experience an outdoor BBQ in Mandrogui for lunch (subject to weather conditions) and taste “Shashlik”, a typical dish of skewered and grilled cubes of meat popular in Eastern Europe. In the evening, join in on a Russian language class and live music as the ship sails on to Kizhi.

Overnight: ‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ 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. It was likely a site of pagan rites for Ugrian and Finnish tribes. Visit the open-air museum of different wood structures, including more than 70 chapels, belfries, log-houses, mills, bath-houses, and barns. 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 a classical music concert onboard.

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

Enjoy a morning at leisure onboard the ship or spend some time to explore Goritsy, a tiny picturesque river town which is home to the Resurrection Convent. In the afternoon enjoy a bus trip to Kirillov to visit 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 onboard and a “Pirate Dinner” and show while the ship sails on to Yaroslavl.

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

After breakfast, onboard the ship you will have the opportunity to view a documentary about Russian history. In the afternoon a coach will take you on a city tour of Yaroslavl’s UNESCO listed old quarter - well known for its 17th century temples. Spend time at leisure to explore the local markets. Among its highlights see the Prophet Church on the main square (entrance not included); go inside the Nikola Nadein Church with its gilded baroque carvings; as well as the Governor’s House (Art Gallery). Re-join the ship for lunch and continue sailing to Uglich. This evening onboard will be a Russian national cuisine dinner with a folk music concert.

Overnight: ‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ 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. The town is often included in the ‘Golden Ring’ of Russia. 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, which was built between 2001-2004. Afterwards, re-join the ship and continue downstream towards Moscow. In the evening enjoy a meal at the Captain’s dinner with music.

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

This morning enjoy a city highlights bus tour. See Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Theatralny Passage, KGB building, Novodevichy Convent and Manezh Square. Afterwards enjoy some free time in the famous Red Square where you can see the Cathedral of Christ of Savior (entrance not included), which is one of the most recognisable monuments in Russia. The afternoon is free to spend at leisure or you can take an optional tour to the Tretyakov Gallery or a ‘Moscow by night' tour.

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

This morning the tour continues 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 opened for visitors and 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, the residence of the President of the Russian Federation, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon and the Cathedral Square ensemble.

Return to the ship in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. This evening join the Captain’s farewell dinner for your last night onboard.

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

Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking and transferring to the airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Uglich, Mandrogui and more
  • Cruise along the mighty Volga, Neva and Sheksna Rivers
  • See the Kremlin and St. Bail’s Cathedral on a Moscow city tour
  • Explore the Kremlin, the first ‘residential quarter’ of Moscow
  • Take in the sights of Moscow with time at leisure
  • Enjoy the small village of Mandrogui free at leisure
  • Explore Onega Lake and Kizhi Island, known for its 15th century churches
  • Visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on White Lake
  • Discover the picturesque river town of Goritsy
  • Enjoy a Captain’s bridge tour
  • Tour the UNESCO city centre of Yaroslavl
  • See the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood in Uglich
  • Tour Saint Petersburg; the beautiful ‘Venice of the North’
  • See the Tauride (Tavrichesky) Palace, Summer Garden and more
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Saint Petersburg
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/ADL/PER
  • Fly with premium airlines
  • 10 night Moscow to St. Petersburg / St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ river ship
  • Admire the changing view in a beautifully appointed Outside Cabin
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment including a Russian language course and live concerts
  • Indulge in a Vodka tasting onboard
  • Experience a traditional Russian Tea Ceremony
  • Luggage handling
  • Using of earphones during tours
  • Enjoy 29 meals including a ‘Captain’s Farewell dinner’ and show onboard
  • Get into the holiday spirit with a welcome cocktail
  • Experience an outdoor BBQ in Mandrogui (subject to the weather conditions)
  • Enjoy a glass of red/white wine or juice at each dinner
  • Complimentary coffee and tea all day
  • Enjoy a Russian national cuisine dinner and a special Pirate dinner
  • Receive 1 bottle of still water on arrival per cabin
  • English speaking onboard tour director and guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Parking, check points, port charges
  • Visa Support Letter
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport 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 21st of September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a Single Cabin option is available in the cart. If you would like single use of a twin share cabin, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Main Deck Cabin: $2200
- Middle Deck Cabin: $2600
- Boat Deck Cabin: $3200
- Boat Deck Balcony Cabin: $3400
 
Departure Dates (2021)
Itinerary 1 - Standard
May: 14
June: *3,^23
July: *13
August: *2
September: 11
 
Itinerary 2 - Reverse
May: 24
September: 1,^21
 
Surcharges
Please note:
dates/months with a * incur a flight shoulder season surcharge of $150 per person.
dates/months with a ^ incur a flight high season surcharge of $350 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines and airline 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
$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:
* 1 April 2021 - 15 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 11 October 2021
 
Stay behind in St. Petersburg
$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:
* 1 April 2021 - 15 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 11 October 2021
 
Arrive early in St. Petersburg (Reverse Itinerary)
$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:
* 1 April 2021 - 15 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 11 October 2021
 
Stay behind in Moscow (Reverse Itinerary)
$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:
* 1 April 2021 - 15 April 2021
* 20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
* 17 September 2021 - 11 October 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): *Quote available on request
Please note:
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- 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.

 


Main Deck Cabin (10 sqm)
The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable and satellite TV, hairdryer. The cabin is furnished with a twin bed, table, wardrobe.
 
Middle Deck Cabin (10 sqm)
The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable and satellite TV, hairdryer. The cabin is furnished with a twin bed, table, wardrobe.
Please note: Some cabins may be refurbished whereas others are not, cabins are subject to availability.
 
Boat Deck Cabin (14 sqm)
The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), two large scenic windows, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable and satellite TV, safe.
The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, armchairs, wardrobe. At guests’ disposal: hairdryer, bath set (bathrobes, slippers), shaving set, crockery and cutlery, drinking water, “Welcome sparkling wine and fruits, mini-bar (for an extra charge), capsule coffee machine (the first cup is free).
 
Boat Deck Balcony Cabin (14 sqm)
The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), large scenic window, private balcony with furniture, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable and satellite TV, safe. The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, wardrobe. At guests’ disposal: hairdryer, bath set (bathrobes, slippers), shaving set, crockery and cutlery, drinking water, Welcome sparkling wine and fruits, mini-bar (for an extra charge), capsule coffee machine (the first cup is free).
 
Single Cabin (9.5 sqm)
Single Standard Cabins are located on the middle and boat decks. The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable and satellite TV, hairdryer. The cabin is furnished with a single bed, table, wardrobe.
 
Ship Features
- Coffee house “Beethoven”
- Widescreen cinema
- Arts & Crafts “Samodelkino”
- Mini-golf on the sun deck
- Master classes on vocals and playing musical instruments
- Cover band performances and multi-format discos in headphones
- Ironing room
- Souvenir shop
- Rental service
- Solarium in the open air
- Kids Club “Bremen Town musicians”
- Medical room
- Sauna
- Free Wi-Fi in a bar



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

‘MS Moonlight Sonata’ 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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
- Middle Deck Cabin: 2 people
- Boat Deck Cabin: 2 people
- Boat Deck Balcony Cabin: 2 people
- Single Cabin: 1 person
 
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
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Cruise gratuities: Recommended €7 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
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.
 
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:
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 recommended on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at €7 per person per day.
 
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.



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.

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.





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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