Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Thirteen nights in Russia next year including 12-nights river-cruising between St Petersburg and Moscow with extensive sightseeing, is selling through online cruise specialists, from $6699pp twin-share – $2300 per person below current brochure prices – if booked by August 31 this year.

And it includes return air from mainland capitals, current air taxes and fuel surcharges, a night pre-cruise at the Novotel St Petersburg, all meals during the 12-night river cruise, a complimentary onboard wine package, onboard gratuities and port charges.

There are six of these packages between May 6 and September 27 next year. Four nights are spent aboard the luxury riverboat Viking Kirov that's your floating hotel in St Petersburg after the night at the Novotel, plus extensive local sightseeing, and a cruise of scenic waterways to Mandrogy, Kizhi, the Volga-Baltic Waterway to Goritzy, Yaroslavl, Uglich, a cruise of the Moscow Canal, and three nights aboard in Moscow for local sightseeing.

Private motor-coach excursions include in St Petersburg the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, an evening ballet performance, and an excursion to Pushkin 24km out of town for a visit to Catherine's Palace.

Moscow sightseeing includes the Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre, an evening folkloric performance and the Kremlin and Armoury Museum, and while cruising there's a walking tour of Uglich, coach and walking tour of Yaroslavl, an excursion to Goritzy and a walking tour of Kizhi.

Full details on 1300 369 848 or visit

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