Queen Victoria Baltic Cruise

19
Nights
2019
July 7
From
$6,825
Queen
Victoria
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Visiting Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel, Copenhagen, Tallinn, St Petersburg

Tour highlights

  • Discover the best of Prague, Dresden and Berlin accompanied by a guide
  • Cruise the Baltic aboard the luxurious Queen Victoria
  • Cruise to Copenhagen Denmark, Visby Sweden, Tallinn Estonia and St Petersburg Russia
  • Wander through the historic town of Copenhagen and see the Little Mermaid
  • See the charming Visby with its 12th century ramparts surrounding the Old Town
  • Step back in time and explore Medieval Tallinn, one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world
  • Soak up the history of St Petersburg a city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and winding canals
Queen Victoria Baltic Cruise Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return airfare from Australia to Europe
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Prague including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Dresden including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Berlin including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Prague, Dresden & Berlin
  • Transfers to and from Queen Victoria
  • Air and cruise taxes

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone; the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.

Queen Victoria Deck plans

Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Victoria continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. The traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, casino, theatres, cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on Queen Victoria is an experience to be savoured and remembered.

DAY 1 Sunday 7 July 2019 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to one of the most beautiful cities in the world Prague. Meals Included: In-flight

DAY 2 Monday 8 July 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
This afternoon we arrive in Prague. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the city. We will have an overviewsightseeing tour before we are transferred to our hotel. We will pass the Estates Theatre, where Mozart conducted the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni in 1787, then head into the Old Town Square, the medieval heart of Prague, and learn about the city’s thousand-year-old history. We will see the beautiful Astronomical Clock and the exquisite Charles Bridge, and visit the elegant Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square, the scene of the 1969 Czech Uprising and 1987 Velvet Revolution. Meals Included: In-flight

DAY 3 Tuesday 9 July 2019 Prague
This morning we travel to the top of Hradčany, Prague’s Castle District, where we will enjoy stunning panoramic views. We walk past the famous castle guards and into Prague Castle with our guide to learn about the statues and monuments and hear exciting tales of myth and legend. We see St. George’s Basilica, the oldest building still inside the castle today, which dates back to 920AD. We also see the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, celebrated as one of the finest Gothic buildings in the world, which was begun in the 14th century and finally completed in the 20th century. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Wednesday 10 July 2019 Prague
A free day to further explore Prague. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Thursday 11 July 2019 Dresden, Germany
This morning we travel by coach to Dresden. There are few city silhouettes more striking than Dresden’s. The classic view from the River Elbe’s northern bank takes in spires, towers and domes belonging to palaces, churches and stately buildings; indeed, it’s hard to believe that the city was all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945. Upon arrival we will have a sightseeing tour, which covers all the major highlights in the historic city centre, such as the Theatre Square, The Zwinger, The Royal Palace, the Church of Our Lady, the Royal Cathedral, the Royal Mews and the Procession of Princes. We will learn about the rise of the city to become a major cultural centre before it met its tragic fate during WWII. We visit Dresden’s spectacular Frauenkirche, one of the most remarkable reconstruction projects ever to have taken place in Germany, if not the world. We will then be transferred to our hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 Friday 12 July 2019 Dresden
A day at leisure to explore Dresden. Perhaps take a stroll along Brühl's Terrace also known as the "Balcony of Europe." Or visit one of the many museums or the Botanic Gardens. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7 Saturday 13 July 2019 Berlin, Germany
Today we travel further north to Berlin. We will first visit the town of Colditz. On a cliff overlooking this small town is Colditz Castle, famed for its dramatic escape attempts by prisoners of war during WWII. It has stood on this site since the Middle Ages. During WWII it was known as Oflag IV-C, a German abbreviation of “officers’ camp”, a prisoner-ofwar camp for high-profile allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps. We will tour the castle, learn the truth behind this notorious camp and see the site of the famous escape attempts. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Sunday 14 July 2019 Berlin
Today is a free day. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful city with its broad spectrum of art, culture, music, entertainment and shopping facilities you will be spoilt for choice. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 9 Monday 15 July 2019 Berlin
Today we travel the short distance to Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. We will have a tour of the palace and have time to enjoy the vast gardens, including the Sicilian and the Nordic gardens, the Marly Garden (Marlygarten), awash with flowers, blossoming shrubs and statues, and contrasted by the more sombre atmosphere of the Friedensgarten. To the south of Palace Sanssouci lie the Charlottenhof, the Rose Garden, the Dichterhain, the former carp pond and a sculpture of the San Ildefonso Group. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 10 Tuesday 16 July 2019 Embarkation – Hamburg
Today we travel to the port of Hamburg to board Queen Victoria for the start of our Scandinavia and Russia Cruise. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11 Wednesday 17 July 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. There is so much to do on board, from enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea to browsing the large library. You may choose to spend your time relaxing in the spa or listen to an informative talk from a guest speaker. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 Thursday 18 July 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive into the city of Copenhagen this morning. You may choose to take a guided tour of this city, home of the world’s oldest monarchy, now with an Australian connection. Admire 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. 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. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 Friday 19 July 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Why not take a relaxing swim or an exercise class. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14 Saturday 20 July 2019 Visby, Sweden
This morning we arrive in Visby the largest town on the Swedish island of Gotland. Visby is known for its well-preserved 12th-century ramparts surrounding the Old Town, see the red rosecovered cottages, tall towers, turrets and spires, shady arches and cobblestone streets and olde worlde shops. The word ‘charming’ was invented for this town. The smaller isle of Faro is a close neighbour of Gotland, and the two are known for their ‘rauks’ a series of incredible, gnarled limestone formations around the coast that were created during the ice age. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15 Sunday 21 July 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn the capital of Estonia is known for its historic medieval city with its cobblestone streets and gingerbread style houses. With optional shore excursions available you can take a guided visit to the historic centre and 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 your time exploring Tallinn make sure you stroll through Toompea (the old town), the Viru Gate and Raekoja Plats. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16 Monday 22 July 2019 St Petersburg, Russia
You 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. Visit the oldest part of the city; Peter and Paul Cathedral and the world-famous Hermitage Palace, with its wonderful art collection. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 17 Tuesday 23 July 2019 St Petersburg
Perhaps begin your day with the imperial palace at Tsarskoe Selo; the Catherine Palace. Accompanied by a guide who will show you 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. 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 aweinspiring 300-acre park and supervised the design of the palace fountains. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18 Wednesday 24 July 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 19 Thursday 25 July 2019 Disembarkation – Kiel, Germany
We arrive in Kiel where our cruise concludes, after disembarking the ship we transfer to the airport for your flight home to Australia. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 20 Friday 26 July 2019 Arrive Australia
Arrive in Australia where your tour concludes. We hope you will join us for this incredible journey, seeing spectacular sights and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
Inside IE 4, 5, 6, 8 $6,825 $9,625
Inside ID 5, 6, 7 $6,875 $9,750
Oceanview EC 1 $7,075 $10,100
Oceanview EB 1 $7,095 $10,130
Balcony BE 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 $7,400 $11,085
Balcony BD 5, 6, 7 $7,475 $10,770
Balcony BB 5, 6, 7, 8 $7,625 $11,045
Princess Suite PI 7, 8 $9,925 $16,580
Penthouse Q4 7, 8 $11,499 $20,014
Included port & handling charges $315 $630
Included air taxes as at 1/6/18 $200 $200

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class return airfare from Australia to Europe
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Prague including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Dresden including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Berlin including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Prague, Dresden & Berlin
  • Transfers to and from Queen Victoria
  • Air and cruise taxes

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
  • Tips for local guides and gratuities on the ship

Port & Handling and Gratuities:

Please note that the port & handling charges and gratuities have been included in your fare.

Extending

You can stay longer in Europe for minimal additional cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Cruise Offers (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Victoria is operated by CUNARD Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the CUNARD Cruises brochure 2019. All passengers must complete and sign the Cruise Offers International booking form and complete the CUNARD Line on line Voyage Personliser www.cunardline.com.au.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 June 2018. Cruise Offers International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1500 per person should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers 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. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers International 90 days prior to the commencement of the CUNARD cruises. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa, MasterCard and AMEX cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of deposit
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. A tourist visa is required for Russia which will be organised by Cruise Offers International at an additional cost. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers International for visa requirements. 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, Cruise Offers 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:
Cruise Offers (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Nationwide News Pty Limited and The Australian has no involvement in this tour, and has no liability of any kind in relation to the tour. Cruise Offers, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, 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, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism 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/cruises 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 with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the state of Victoria, Australia. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Queen Victoria fly/ cruise passage contract with CUNARD Cruises, detailed in the CUNARD Cruises brochure. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Cruise Offers International and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $1500 per person to:

Cruise Offers
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: sales@cruiseoffers.com.au

ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers (a division of 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 is a member of ATAS (No. A10538) and has two fully accredited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Cruise Offers is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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