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Journeys : April May 2009
All-Australian cruising in Russia St Petersburg Ballet C ruiseco, a consortium of 150 of Australia’s premier cruise travel agencies, has chartered the luxury Russian river- cruiser Viking Surkov for four exclusively-Australian cruises from St Petersburg to Moscow. The award-winning Viking Surkov, which recently had a multi- million dollar refurbishment, has 106 outside staterooms featuring bathroom, shower and air-conditioning. With two restaurants, two bars, a library, sundeck, promenade deck, souvenir shop, beauty salon and medical centre, this ship has something for everyone. The Viking Surkov will sail these 12-night cruises on 6 May, 5 and 29 July, and 27 September this year, with all guests enjoying river-view staterooms, all onboard meals including wine with dinner, a welcome cocktail reception and dinner, captain’s farewell dinner, onboard entertainment and activities. Daily sightseeing excursions will be led by English-speaking guides and to assist your enjoyment of the on-shore visits, Russian language lessons will be offered aboard. Viking Surkov will spend four days and three nights in St Petersburg with a mix of organised sightseeing and free time, before cruising the Svir River and Lakes Ladoga and Onega, Europe’s two largest lakes. Next, you’ll cruise the Volga-Baltic Waterway and see the historic village of Goritzy, visit Yaroslavl and Uglich in the ‘Golden Ring’, cruise the Moscow Canal and have three days in Moscow with organised sightseeing, activities and free time. So come aboard, unpack just once, and see it all. Extensive sightseeing with included optional tours offered throughout your cruise – and there’s plenty to explore. Cruise-only prices start from $4253 per person twin-share Winter Palace Traditional dance including port charges. Prices for an optional pre-cruise 13-night coach and rail tour through nineteen Scandinavian cities, towns and villages from Oslo to Stockholm and Helsinki plus the 12-night cruise start from just $12,003 per person twin-share for both July departures. For further information and brochures please contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch on 1300 368 111. April / May 09 53
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