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16 Day Cruise Russia & Scandinavia

  • Visit Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Helsinki & More
  • Cruise the Volga, Neva & Svir Rivers
Includes Return Flights, Hotels & Transfers

Iconic cities and charming villages, historic museums and majestic landscapes. This 16 day odyssey is one for the history books, taking in the unique wonders of three diverse countries - Russia, Finland and Sweden - by plane, high-speed train, boutique river ship and ferry.

Begin your journey in the dynamic city of Stockholm, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the ‘Gamla Stan’ old town plus a day to soak up the colour and culture of the city at leisure. Continue on with an overnight ferry through the scenic Stockholm Archipelago to Helsinki, the ‘White City of the North’. From here, enjoy a high-speed train journey around breathtaking Baltic bays and inlets to St Petersburg, where you’ll tick off an icon of the city - the famed Hermitage Museum - before climbing aboard the MS Crucelake for your nine night Russian river cruise. On this leisurely journey along the Volga, Neva and Svir Rivers you’ll encounter striking open air museums, picturesque rural vistas, surprising monuments and imposing cathedrals. While onboard, enjoy live concerts, a traditional Russian dinner, special Pirate Dinner and more! Last, but not least, you'll also take in the best of Moscow on a highlights bus tour and day at leisure.

This incredible package includes return flights, a nine night river cruise, four nights 4-star hotel accommodation, an overnight ferry, high-speed train ride, return transfers and more.

Want to start the trip in Moscow? You can! A reverse itinerary is 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, Qantas Airways, 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 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Scandic Malmen Hotel or similar, Stockholm
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 or similar, Stockholm
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, be transferred to the pier to board the Tallink Silja Ferry for an 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 the 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 or similar, Helsinki 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today, be transferred to Helsinki train station for a high-speed train journey (approx. 3.5 hours) to St Petersburg, Russia. Upon arrival, be transferred to the cruise port to embark on the 9-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 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.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;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. 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, 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;Lunch;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 dressier 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, Teatralny 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

Continue today 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.

The afternoon is free at leisure to explore this magnificent city.

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

Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking and being transferred 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 either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for Moscow! Fly with either Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Qantas Airways, 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 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the cruise port to embark on the 9-night Russian river cruise - the first day is an arrival day.

Relax for the remainder of the day in the Russian capital city.

Overnight: ‘MS Crucelake’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a city highlights bus tour. Learn about Moscow’s riveting history, see Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Teatralny 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

Continue your adventure today 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: ‘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 dressier 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. 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, 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 visit the famous Hermitage Museum (entrance included) for a guided tour. It is 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.

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

After breakfast be transferred to the train station for a high speed train journey (approx. 3.5 hours) to Helsinki, Finland. Upon arrival, 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 or similar, Helsinki 
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, be transferred to the pier to board the Tallink Silja Ferry for an 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 a 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 Grand Central Hotel or similar, Stockholm 
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: Scandic Grand Central Hotel or similar, Stockholm 
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 
  • Experience 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 and more
  • Explore St Petersburg on a sightseeing coach tour
  • Admire 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 
  • Embrace the culture and quirkiness of Helsinki at leisure
  • 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
  • Stroll among the timber buildings of Kizhi Island open air museum on a walking tour
  • 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
  • Take in Russia’s cosmopolitan capital of Moscow at leisure
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 9 night Saint Petersburg to Moscow Russian River Cruise [standard itinerary only]
  • 9 night Moscow to Saint Petersburg Russian River Cruise [reverse itinerary only]
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘MS 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)
  • 4 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 30 meals including a ‘Captain’s Farewell Dinner’ 
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail & vodka tasting onboard
  • 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
  • Use of earphones during guided tour
  • 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 1st September 2021.
 
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: $2100
- Middle/Main Deck Cabin: $2900
- Boat Deck Without Balcony: $3250
 -Boat Deck Balcony Cabin: $3550
Alternatively, there is a limited number of Solo Traveller Cabins available for purchase in the cart.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
Standard Itinerary
May: 19 
*September 1
 
Reverse Itinerary
*August: 27
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane and Adelaide: $100 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Brunei, 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 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.
- Arrive Early is Not permitted during and including the following dates: 
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021  
1 April - 19 April 2021
20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021 
6 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
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.
- Stay Behind Not permitted during and including the following dates:
20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021 
6 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
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.
- Arrive Early is Not permitted during and including the following dates: 
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021  
1 April - 19 April 2021
20 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
 
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.
- Stay Behind Not permitted during and including the following dates:
17 September 2021 - 8 October 2021 
6 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
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.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Abu Dhabi Stopover is Not permitted on and including the weekend Friday - Monday inclusive of 2021 Grand Prix (dates yet to be released)
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy : Not Available 
- Business Class (International Sectors Only) : Starting From $5999 per person
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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Cabins
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cabin Experience
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
 
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 
 
Boat Deck Balcony Single Cabin (7.6 sqm)
Bed configuration: 1 x Single bed 
Equipment: Private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV and hairdryer 
Windows: Balcony



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Stockholm: Scandic Grand Central Stockholm or Scandic Malmen Hotel or similar

- Helsinki: Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 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
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 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 (subject to availability)
- 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
- Boat Deck Balcony Single Cabin: 1 x Single bed 
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Please note:
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- 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 optional '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. 
 
Meals:
30 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, and 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 recommended on your cruise 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 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.



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.
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.

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
 
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.