Russia, Air/Cruise/10 Nights, From $2,199
Book by March 25 to save $400 per person on a Volga River cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
The Real Deal Multicity airfare on Finnair, arriving in Moscow and departing St. Petersburg; 10 nights in an outside cabin with a porthole on the lower deck on Ms Konstsantin Korotkov; 10 full buffet breakfasts, nine lunches, and 10 dinners; English-speaking tour guides throughout; comprehensive sightseeing tours and shore excursions; stops in Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritzi, Kizhi, Mondraga, St. Petersburg; fuel surcharge; airport transfers; from $2,199 per person—plus about $109 in taxes and fees.
When Departs June 3, 2011; add from $200 for Sept. 5; $400 for June 13, Aug. 15; $600 for July 4. For the reverse itinerary, from St. Petersburg to Moscow, add from $100 for Sept. 16; $200 for June 3; $300 for Aug. 5, $600 for Aug. 26.
Gateways New York City only.
The Fine Print To qualify for this discounted rate, you must pay a $300 per person deposit in cash and your final payment by check or money order. Does not include about $109 per person in taxes and fees as well as port charges of $155 per person. U.S. citizens require a tourist visa for Russia at a cost of about $184 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $599 for a middle deck cabin, or $699 for an upper deck cabin. This trip is also available in reverse, from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By March 25, 2011.
Contact SmarTours, 800/337-7773, smartours.com.
Why It's a Deal You save up to $400 per person if you book by March 25, 2011. In a recent Kayak search, the starting rate for multicity flights, arriving in Moscow and departing from St. Petersburg, is $655 for travel in early June (Aeroflot). Because this package includes airfare, if you assume the airfare is about $655, then 10 nights aboard the cruise works out to about $154 per night, including 29 meals and the services of English-speaking tour guides.
More Add $199 per person to upgrade to the main deck; $299 for the middle deck; and $349 for the upper deck.
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