Russian Waterways September 2019 | Craig Travel

Russian Waterways September 2019

Russian Waterways
St. Petersburg to Moscow
Imperial River Cruises
ms Tikhi Don
September 14, 2019 to September 25, 2019
12 Days
Meals:
29
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

This special Russian Waterways cruise offers us a unique opportunity to explore Russia's two great cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow. We 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.

Alternate Departures

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

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.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Kremlin in Moscow
  • St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum
  • Island of Kizhi and the open-air Museum of Russian Architecture
  • Return economy 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 (0.5L) 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 and assistance in obtaining the Russian Visa
  • 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 River Cruises

With four passenger decks plus the sun deck, our cruise ship carries just 220 guests with a crew of over 100. On board facilities feature a panorama lounge, conference hall, three bars plus a single seating restaurant, library, souvenir shop, and beauty salon. There is a small elevator that serves all passenger decks.
All cabins are outside with size ranging from a very spacious 145 to 183 sq. ft. Beds in each cabin can be set as twin beds or one large queen bed. Each cabin is equipped with private bathroom (shower), satellite TV, radio, a small refrigerator, air conditioning, in-room safe, hair dryer, plus electrical outlets (120V and 220V).
While the ms Tikhi Don is a comfortable and spacious riverboat, compared to most Russian river cruise ships, she is not to be compared to the deluxe standard of river boats in western Europe.

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise Only* (Join Moscow / Leave St. Petersburg)
$5,755
Toronto
$7,695
Montreal / Ottawa
$7,775
Halifax
$7,855
St. John’s
$8,055
Winnipeg
$7,875
Regina / Saskatoon
$8,055
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$8,025
Victoria
$8,055

Estimated Air Pricing: Airfare is currently estimated and subject to change. Air cost will be confirmed at time of booking. Full air payment will be required at time of booking. 

* Cruise only price is based on joining shipside in St. Petersburg and leaving shipside in Moscow.

Rates are per person based on sharing an outside deluxe Cat A cabin 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. Cabins can be configured as two twin beds or one queen bed. Cabins for single occupancy are on request and are very limited.
Cruise prices are based on sharing a stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective July 2018 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Cruise to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Pricing

To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
A Outside Deluxe (Main Deck)
$1,820
Included
B Outside Deluxe (Upper Deck)
$2,170
$290
C Outside Deluxe (Boat Deck)
$2,330
$390
D Outside Deluxe Plus (Boat Deck)
$2,840
$680
E Junior Suite (Upper Deck)
$5,460
$920
F Junior Suite (Boat Deck)
$6,060
$1,220
G Panorama Suite (Upper Deck)
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On Request

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

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 $520 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for singles and travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $414 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 our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
$800 plus cost of air
Final Payment Date:
Friday, May 31, 2019

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