Baltic & St Petersburg Cruise with John Burgess

18
Nights
2019
July 30
From
$8995
Celebrity
Reflection
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

The Baltic Cruise with John Burgess will be a wonderful experience cruising the Baltic Sea aboard the Celebrity Reflection. The cruise is fully escorted and includes sightseeing tours in all of the ports of call and special activities for tour members. We hope that you can join us!

Visiting Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; tockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Villers-Bretonneux, Paris, France

Tour highlights

  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark and Paris, France
  • Exclusive sessions with John Burgess
  • Welcome Drinks Party
  • The Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag
  • The modern architecture of the city, the Sibelius Monument and the modern underground Temppeliaukio church - Helsinki
  • Explore beautiful St Petersburg
  • A canal boat tour of St Petersburg
  • The Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace
  • The Vasa Museum - Stockholm
  • The Little Mermaid - Denmark
  • Spectacular lunch at the Eiffel Tower
  • Attend the famous Moulin Rouge show with dinner included
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Celebrity Reflection
Baltic & St Petersburg Cruise with John Burgess Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to Amsterdam and return from Paris
  • Travel on Celebrity Reflection in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • Tour leadership by John Burgess
  • Private group activities on board
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Paris including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark and Paris, France
  • Moulin Rouge performance in Paris
  • Restaurant lunch on the Eiffel Tower
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • Air taxes as of 27 August 2018
  • On-board gratuities
Celebrity Reflection Deck plans

Celebrity Reflection

Since Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-travelled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85 per cent of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Reflection hosts passengers in a variety of five-star specialty restaurants, including, Murano, a classic French restaurant; Tuscan Grille; Silk Harvest Asian restaurant, and Qsine, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck’s Lawn Club and the incredibly pampering services in AquaSpa, and you may never want to set foot on land again. Celebrity Reflection offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.

Clothing on board Celebrity Reflection

Clothing on board Celebrity Reflection is typically casual attire, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the main restaurants. Nights at sea are classified as ‘evening chic’ for dress purposes and nights in port are classified as smart-casual. Evening chic replaces formal wear and means that you can be glamorous and sophisticated in your own way. The self-service restaurants require casual attire

John Burgess

John Burgess

John Burgess is the face and the voice that’s helped make Australian television and radio history – that alone makes him a survivor in one of the toughest and longest games of all – showbiz! Affectionately known as “Baby” John Burgess, he’s this country’s longest serving TV game show host. His name is, and always will be, synonymous with “Wheel of Fortune” and “Catch Phrase”. As a celebrity he’s been on the inside of TV wars, crazed fans, stars, fame, fortune and scandal yet this year John Burgess marks a milestone – 50 years on-air. It’s an achievement few in the entertainment industry will ever celebrate. Burgo was discovered while working as a professional bowler at a Sydney ten-pin bowling alley in 1959. Radio legend John Laws heard him talking and knew right away that he had talent. At the peak of his career “Baby” John Burgess was earning more than the Prime Minister of Australia. The story on how this one-time , would be tennis pro turned professional bowler became a household name is fascinating. For half a century now, we’ve watched and listened to the man we know as “Burgo”. His familiar voice is still heard every Saturday and Sunday mornings on 6IX and he is watched regularly appearing on Channel Nine in Perth and around the country.

DAY 1 Tuesday July 30, 2019 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

DAY 2 Wednesday July 31 2019 Amsterdam, Netherlands
This morning we arrive at Amsterdam airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the city. We will take a canal tour of the city of Amsterdam and relax as we are shown around the city from the water. We will then check in to our hotel.

DAY 3 Thursday August 1, 2019 Embarkation
A free morning in Amsterdam. You may want to visit the wonderful Van Gogh museum or the famous Rijksmuseum. Late morning, we will be transferred to the port to board the Celebrity Reflection for our cruise into the Baltic.

DAY 4 Friday August 2 2019 At sea
A day to explore the ship and enjoy the on-board facilities. Explore the library, shops, gym and pools. In the afternoon John will introduce you to all that is involved in being part of the Australian television and radio industry. This promises to be a very entertaining session. This evening John will welcome you to the ship with a drinks party.

DAY 5 Saturday August 3, 2019 Berlin, Germany
This morning we arrive in Warnemunde and John will take you to Berlin for a sightseeing tour of the city. Berlin is a modern city, which is being revitalized after the many years of communist rule in the city’s East. We explore this exciting city of museums and modern architecture, visiting the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and much more.

DAY 6 Sunday August 4, 2019 At sea
A day to explore the ship and enjoy the on-board facilities. Perhaps enjoy a swim in one of the pools, take dancing lessons or learn to play bridge. This afternoon join John for a fun Quiz!

DAY 7 Monday August 5, 2019 Helsinki, Finland
Join John on our sightseeing tour of Helsinki, the capital of Finland this morning. We see the modern architecture of the city, the Sibelius Monument and the modern underground Temppeliaukio church, which has been carved straight out of the bedrock. This afternoon we will travel to Porvoo, a charming historic town in the country side just outside of Helsinki. We will enjoy wandering its cobbled streets and seeing its traditional style shops.

DAY 8 Tuesday August 6, 2019 St Petersburg, Russia
We will be in for a special treat today exploring beautiful St Petersburg. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as a northern port with an unrestricted passage to the Baltic. Peter the Great was the first Tsar to travel to Europe, returning with many ideas for reforms and different architectural styles. During our guided tour today, we will have a canal boat tour of the city and visit the oldest part of the city, the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral and fortress and the world-famous Hermitage Palace, with its wonderful art collection. We then visit the Yusupov Palace famous as the site where Rasputin was assassinated. We will then visit the stunning Faberge Egg museum.

DAY 9 Wednesday August 7, 2019 St Petersburg
Today we will be visiting two stunning palaces. We begin with the imperial palace at Tsarskoe Selo; the Catherine Palace. Our local guide will show us many of the wonderful rooms including the Amber Room, the Green Dining Room and the Great Hall. There will also be time to see some of the formal gardens that are also a feature of this Palace. We then travel to see the amazing Peterhof Palace, which was built to rival Versailles and sits atop a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peter the Great drafted the layout for the awe-inspiring 300-acre park and supervised the design of the palace fountains.

DAY 10 Thursday August 8, 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn the capital of Estonia is known for its medieval city with its cobblestone streets and gingerbread-style houses. We will have a guided visit to the historic centre where we learn about the history of this fascinating town, from the middle ages to its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union, and how the country is adapting to a western-style economy. During our time exploring Tallinn we will see the Toompea (the Old Town), the Viru Gate and Raekoja Plats.

DAY 11 Friday August 9, 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
This morning we call in to the very beautiful city of Stockholm, capital of Sweden. We have a full day to explore the city with its rich cultural heritage. The city is surrounded by clear water and unspoiled countryside, which stretches into the heart of the urban area. Stockholm’s 750-year history has produced many beautiful buildings and cultural treasures. We will have a guided tour of the city, with a local guide. We will visit the old centre of Stockholm, Gamla Stan with its Royal Palace and City Hall, the location of the Nobel Prize Award dinner each year. Stockholm is often regarded as the “Venice of the North” with its many waterways and the archipelago to the east. In the afternoon we will visit the Vasa Museum, home to the famous warship which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.

DAY 12 Saturday August 10 2019 At sea
A day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon John will host another fun session.

DAY 13 Sunday August 11, 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive in the city of Copenhagen this morning. Our private coach will take us on a guided tour of this city, home of the world’s oldest monarchy, now with an Australian connection. We will see the Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family since 1794, which is guarded by its own sentries and Rosenborg castle, a 17th-century castle that houses the crown jewels. We will also see the Radhus, (city hall), Kongens Nytorv, a square surrounded by gracious old buildings, including the Royal Theatre and Charlottenborg, a 17th-century Dutch baroque palace. Of course, a visit to this wonderful city would not be complete without a visit to the Little Mermaid and also to Nyhavn, known for its old sailing ships.

DAY 14 Monday August 12, 2019 At sea
A day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon John will reminisce with some of his best tales of his time on television and radio.

DAY 15 Tuesday August 13, 2019 Paris, France
Today we arrive back in Amsterdam. After we disembark we travel south to Paris the ‘city of light’ via the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. John will conduct a short service of remembrance. On arrival in Paris we are transferred to our hotel.

DAY 16 Wednesday August 14, 2019 Paris
This morning we have a sightseeing tour of the ‘city of light’. We will see the Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomphe, drive along the Champs-Élysées, the Seine, Notre Dame and the other major sights of Paris. A highlight of our time in Paris will be our spectacular lunch at the Eiffel Tower.

DAY 17 Thursday August 15, 2019 Paris
Today we travel into to the French countryside to the small village of Giverny. We visit the villa and famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We will see the lake with its water lilies, so beloved by Monet, and its little Japanese bridge. This evening we will attend the famous Moulin Rouge show with dinner included. This fantastic show is a stunning mix of glamour and traditional Parisian style.

DAY 18 Friday August 16, 2019 Departure
This morning we are transferred from our hotel to the airport for the flight back to Australia.

DAY 19 Saturday August 17, 2019 Arrival Australia
This evening we arrive in Australia on the tour concludes

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
9 Inside Stateroom 9,10,11 $8,995 $12,475
1C Deluxe Balcony 8 $10,475 $15,285
1B Deluxe Balcony 8,9 $10,540 $15,425
1A Deluxe Balcony 6,7,9 $10,665 $15,665
C3 Concierge Class Balcony 9,10 $10,665 $15,665
C2 Concierge Class Balcony 9,10,11,12 $10,695 $15,695
SV Sunset Balcony 6,7,8 $10,890 $16,110
A2 Aqua Class Balcony 11 $11,995 $18,495
A1 Aqua Class Balcony 11,12 $12,195 $18,675
S1 Sky Suite 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 $15,615 $25,395
Included port and handling charges $817 $1,367
Included gratuities $220 $220
Included air taxes $275 $275

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to Amsterdam and return from Paris
  • Travel on Celebrity Reflection in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • Tour leadership by John Burgess
  • Private group activities on board
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Paris including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark and Paris, France
  • Moulin Rouge performance in Paris
  • Restaurant lunch on the Eiffel Tower
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • Air taxes as of 27 August 2018
  • On-board gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed
  • in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Gratuities when not on the ship

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Reflection is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises 2019 brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete the cruise personaliser on the Celebrity website.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1,000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours) a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made by Visa and Master Card. 3% administration charge will be added to payments by Amex and Diners Club cards. If fares and air taxes change due to government and airport regulations and currency fluctuations Travelrite International reserves the right to charge additional amounts.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days $1,000
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport with at least six months validity. A Russian tourist card will be required. Travelrite will help organise this for you.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 23kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with this fly/cruise shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/ cruises, acts of terrorism, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruise as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/ cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the fly/cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on their website. If you do not have a copy of these please contact us and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,000 per person to: Travelrite International Pty Ltd 423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103 Further information can be obtained by telephoning Toll Free: 1800 630 343 Telephone: (03) 8803 6868 Fax: (03) 9836 8068 Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au www.travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 25 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully licensed (ATAS No. 10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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