Russian Waterways August 2018 | Craig Travel

Russian Waterways August 2018

Russian Waterways
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Imperial Cruises
ms Tikhi Don
August 29, 2018 to September 9, 2018
12 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating:

Email Sales Specialist Gwen to discuss your travel plans.

This special Russian Waterways cruise offers you a unique opportunity to explore Russia's two great cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg. You will discover the lovely countryside and rich cultural heritage of the historic centre of Russia. Our riverboat will allow us to enjoy each of these historic cities as we pass through the canals, lakes and rivers that connect them. We will visit small villages, ancient monasteries, historic sites and cruise across the two largest lakes in Europe. Pass industrial centres and see first hand the changes that are overtaking this once mighty nation.

Our journey is fully inclusive; all taxes, gratuities, service fees and most meals and shore excursions are included in the cost. There will be opportunities to take additional excursions and special evening performances after embarking on the cruise (extra costs). We have limited space and expect it to sell out very quickly.

Waitlisted! Email Gwen to be added onto the waitlist!

Join our waitlist by March 29, 2018 and Save $200 per person!


CT Rating:

Members should be aware that the riverboat’s elevator does not reach the sun deck and, as on many ships, steps can be quite steep. Shore visits will include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces and may include steps. Travel conditions in parts of Russia can be relatively primitive. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise. The ms Tikhi Don is a renovated traditional riverboat, providing an authentic Russian experience.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Russia
  • 10 night cruise on ms Tikhi Don in an outside cabin in the category selected
  • 29 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 10 breakfasts, L - 9 lunches, D - 10 dinners)
  • Bottled water provided in your cabin daily
  • Captain’s Welcome Reception
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • On board lecturer on Russian history and culture
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Russia visa fee for Canadian passport holders Note: circumstances may require group members to obtain visas on their own
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • Transfers between airports and the ship
  • Services of your cruise escort and/or cruise director and local guides
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
ms Tikhi Don
Imperial Cruises

The ms Tikhi Don underwent a complete general reconstruction in 2005, bringing her up to date with modern requirements of North American travellers. She has a total of 4 passenger decks plus the sun deck and can carry a maximum of 220 passengers with a crew of over 100. On board guests will find a panorama lounge, conference hall, three bars plus a restaurant, library, souvenir shop, and beauty salon. There is a small elevator on board that reaches all passenger decks.
Cabin size ranges from 145 to 183 sq ft. Each cabin is equipped with private facilities with shower, satellite TV, radio, refrigerator, air conditioning and heating unit, in-room safe, hair dryer, plus 120V (Type A) and 220V (type C) electrical outlets.
While the ms Tikhi Don is comfortable as well as spacious compared to most Russian river cruise ships, she is not to be compared to the standard of river boats in western European.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise Only* (Join Moscow / Leave St. Petersburg)
Montreal / Ottawa
St. John’s
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat A Outside Twin on Main Deck. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking - book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Single cabins are on request basis and are very limited. Cruise prices are based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective July 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Cruise to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Included Port Visits and Optional Excursions are subject to change based on local conditions and availability. Optionals may vary from those listed in this brochure and will be confirmed in final documents or prior to final payment if they are available for advanced purchase.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
A Outside Twin Deluxe (Main Deck)
B Outside Twin Deluxe (Upper Deck)
C Outside Twin Deluxe (Boat Deck)
D Outside Twin Deluxe Plus (Boat Deck)
E Junior Suite (Upper Deck)
F Junior Suite (Boat Deck)
G Panorama Suite (Upper Deck)

* Cruise only price is based on joining shipside in Moscow and leaving shipside in St. Petersburg. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Air taxes/fees and carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by March 29, 2018 and Save $200 per person!

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $726 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for singles and travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $473 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018