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8 DAY ETERNAL VOLGA RIVER CRUISE: MOSCOW TO SAINT PETERSBURG

MOSCOW - UGLICH - GORITSY - KIZHI - MANDROGI - SAINT PETERSBURG

Nothing is better than a cruise through Russia to understand just how immense the country is. Our itinerary visits the two main cities: opulent Saint Petersburg and traditional Moscow. Following the ancient Slavic routes, you'll discover the riches found in the Golden Ring and the wooden architecture in the Republic of Karelia. Our cruise provides a complete and fascinating perspective on the historic and religious foundations of one of the largest empires in the world. We’ll bring daily Russian life directly to you—whether in the cities or in the countryside, visiting sumptuous palaces or humble izbas.

Trip code : 8VX_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : MOSCOW - UGLICH - GORITSY - KIZHI - MANDROGI - SAINT PETERSBURG

Travel Dates : 2019/2020

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided tours of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow
  • Visit sites listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: Saint-Petersburg, Kizhi, the Kremlin and the Red Square
  • Discover rural Russia in Goritsy and Mandrogi

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to begin boarding our ship at 2:00 p.m. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.

DAY 2

First, we'll visit the Moscow Kremlin. Inextricably linked to the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin was a royal residence and religious center. We'll stroll by St. Basil's Cathedral and through the Red Square, the historic heart of Russia. Enjoy a bit of shopping at the mall in the once-famous GUM State Department Store. After lunch in town, we'll set out to visit Donskoy Monastery. Originally built out of wood in 1592, its purpose was to shield Moscow from possible mongol invasions. It was rebuilt in the 17th century with castellated ramparts as well as eight square and four circular towers with red-blood crowns. In the monastery's necropolis lies the tomb of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We'll return on board. As we begin our cruise, join us for a welcome cocktail. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.

DAY 3

We'll spend the morning cruising on the Volga. During the trip from Moscow to Uglich, our ship will cross through the impressive networks of locks on the Moscow Canal. Built under Stalin, the canal transformed the city into a large river port connected to the White, Baltic, Caspian, Azov and Black Seas. Join us for a Russian class and a presentation of Russian crafts. After lunch, we'll visit Uglich which was first settled along the banks of the Volga River in 937. After Ivan the Terrible's death, the city was the stage for the banishment and subsequent death of Ivan's youngest son, Tsarevich Dmitry, which precipitated the era known as the Time of Troubles in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. We'll visit the Uglich Kremlin, the Church of Saint Dmitry on the Blood, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. Dinner tonight will be followed by a traditional concert. We'll spend the night on board.

DAY 4

We'll spend the morning cruising on the Sheksna River and Lake Beloye. Join us for a Russian nesting dolls painting class and singing Russian songs. After lunch, we'll visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in the 14th century. When we return on board, take part in a traditional "Russian tea ceremony". Then, come and learn to cut up the floor like a true Russian! We'll enjoy a Russian dinner followed by a classical music concert. We'll spend the night on board.

DAY 5

We'll spend the morning cruising on Lake Onega. Join us for a Russian class and a presentation of Russian folk wear. After lunch, we'll reach Kizhi, one of Russia's must-see attractions. We'll visit this open-air museum that houses the collection of wooden structures from the past, including the 22-domed Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior, covered with golden leaves and religious portraits, and the Church of the Intercession. Tonight's dinner will be followed by a concert and dancing. We'll spend the night on board.

DAY 6

This morning, learn how to cook authentic Russian food! We'll stop in Mandrogi, and you'll have some free time to enjoy a stroll through the village, founded over 16 years ago as an eco-stop. Artisans and craftsmen from all over Russia were invited to live and work here, creating the village's unique style. We'll have lunch in the open while listening to traditional music. Tonight is the Captain's Dinner. We'll also enjoy our gala evening with musicians and dancers. We'll spend the night on board.
Join us for a panoramic tour of Saint Petersburg: Russia's second largest city and a world-class destination. Formerly known as Petrograd, and subsequently Leningrad, this is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and virtually any building in its large historic center, threaded with canals and dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction. The Neva River flows through this marvelous city which has inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. We'll see the Nevsky Prospect, the imposing St. Isaac Cathedral, and the two Rostral columns. Afterwards, we'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and its cathedral, which contains the tombs of former Russian tsars. We'll also visit the most famous museum in Russia: The State Hermitage Museum. Sprawling across three massive buildings, this vast, chaotic, and incredibly rich collection is unquestionably the biggest draw for visitors to Saint Petersburg. OPTIONAL: Saint Petersburg at night and the "Raised Bridges" (reservations on board only). We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

your cruise on a premium ship in the cabin of your choice - all onboard meals, from dinner on D1 (picnic meal in the event of late arrival) to breakfast on D8 - drinks at all meals (water + 1 glass of wine* or 1 soft drink or 1 beer* + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) - Captain's Dinner - onboard activities: Russian classes, Russian songs and dances, concerts, tea ceremony - all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except optional excursions) - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - tips.

Tips:  To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €75 per passenger will be given to service providers for your destination country as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.       

Ship Ship Category Cabin type Start date End date Price pp twin share Available Cabins Special Special Status
Rostropovitch PREM CATEGORY 1 DOUBLE 05/10/2019 12/10/2019 2,887 1 On Request
Rostropovitch PREM CATEGORY 3 DOUBLE 05/10/2019 12/10/2019 3,263 1 On Request
Rostropovitch PREM CATEGORY 7 DOUBLE 05/10/2019 12/10/2019 4,820 1 On Request
Rostropovitch PREM CATEGORY 8 DOUBLE 05/10/2019 12/10/2019 5,446 3 Book now
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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoice or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserve the right to correct any error of outstanding amount.

Any booking valued at or less than $1,300 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

  • You will be required to pay deposit of 30% total price after booking confirmed. A Booking will be cancelled if deposit is not received by the due date on the invoice
  • If you cancel your cruise booking at any time, an amount of $450 per person from your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions
  1. Receipt of Deposit

By sending/paid a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise

1.2 Final balance

Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date. If the outstanding payment is not received by the due date, your booking will automatically be cancelled. Then the cancellation rate will be applied.

  1. PAYMENT
  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due 110 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.

Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).
  • Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.
  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date, the following fees will be applied:

  • Cancel at any time: $450 per person is non-refundable
  • From 110 days to 91 days before departure: 45% of total price
  • Between 91 and 61 days prior to departure: 55% of total price
  • Between 61 and 45 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Between 45 and 35 days prior to departure: 75% of total price
  • Within 35 days prior to departure: 100% of total price
  • Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on cruise.

If your cruise package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the cruise 110 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable by you, Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid.

If a cruise booking is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure.

7.3 Cancellation by Cruise Company or Third-Party Provider

If the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavours to notify you.

If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Cruise Company or Third Party Travel Provider under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

8. PUBLICITY

When you book with Tweet World Travel, you agree that we may use images of you taken during the trip and any comments made in writing by you regarding the trip, without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium we choose.

If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

9. PRIVACY

Tweet World Travel collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

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