Prague, Berlin, Scandinavia & St Petersburg Cruise

20
Nights
2019
JUL 5
From
$8595
Regal
Princess
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

The Senior’s cruises will be a wonderful experience cruising the Baltic Sea on the Regal Princess. The cruises are fully escorted and include sightseeing tours in all of the ports of call and special events for tour members. We hope that you can join us!

Visiting Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo

Highlights Include

  • Sightseeing tour of Prague including the Old Town Square, the beautiful Astronomical Clock, the exquisite Charles Bridge, and the elegant Jewish Quarter and Wenceslas Square
  • Stunning panoramic views from the top of Hradčany, Prague’s Castle District
  • Prague Castle
  • St. Vitus Cathedral - one of the finest Gothic buildings in the world
  • Sightseeing Tour of Dresden including Theatre Square, The Zwinger, The Royal Palace, the Church of Our Lady, the Royal Cathedral, the Royal Mews and the Procession of Princes
  • Dresden’s spectacular Frauenkirche, one of the most remarkable reconstruction projects ever to have taken place in Germany
  • Colditz Castle
  • Sightseeing tour of Berlin including Brandenburg Gate & Checkpoint Charlie
  • Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia
  • Exploring beautiful St Petersburg
  • The imperial palace at Tsarskoe Selo - St Petersburg
  • Peterhof Palace - St Petersburg
  • Sightseeing tour of Helsinki
  • Porvoo, a charming historic town in the country side just outside of Helsinki
  • Guided tour of the city of Stockholm, with a local guide
  • Guided tour of Copenhagen including the Royal Theatre and Charlottenborg, a 17th-century Dutch baroque palace
  • Sightseeing tour of Oslo
  • Welcome dinner and farewell drinks
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Regal Princess
Prague, Berlin, Scandinavia & St Petersburg Cruise Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to Europe.
  • Travel on Regal Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Regal Princess
  • 2 nights’ 4-star centrally located accommodation in Prague including breakfasts
  • 1 night’s 4-star centrally located accommodation in Dresden including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ 4-star centrally located accommodation in Berlin including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in each city visited
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International cruise manager
  • Transfers to and from Regal Princess
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Welcome dinner in Prague and dinner in Berlin.
  • Private on-board activities including a drinks party, Trivial Pursuit , Bingo and Scattergories

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.

The advantages of the Regal Princess escorted cruise

The cruises are fully escorted and will be great fun holidays with plenty of activities. Each evening you will dine with the group on our reserved tables. You will meet an interesting group of people and have a fabulous time!

Regal Princess Deck plans

Regal Princess

The new Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships. From the breathtaking Atrium & Piazza – over 50 per cent larger than other ships’ atriums in the line and featuring exciting new eateries – to signature features like The SeaWalk, a dramatic glass-bottom walkway, which has been called one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea”, you’ll quickly come to love the many exciting dining and entertainment options available on this majestic ship. Regal Princess offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.

Clothing on board Regal Princess

During the day casual clothing is typical attire, although swimwear are not permitted in the restaurants. During the evening on formal nights a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required for the main restaurants. On other nights a collared shirt is required for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. The self-service restaurants are casual attire.

Day 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Prague.

Day 2 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 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.

Day 3 Prague
This morning we will have an overview sightseeing tour. 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. This evening we enjoy an included welcome dinner to celebrate the start of the tour.

Day 4 Dresden, Germany
This morning we travel 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.

Day 5 Berlin, Germany
This morning we travel 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-of-war 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. We continue on to Berlin, the capital of Germany. This evening we will enjoy an included dinner.

Day 6 Berlin
This morning we enjoy 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. The rest of the day will be free.

Day 7 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, is 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.

Day 8 Embarkation
Today we travel to the port of Warnemunde to board the Regal Princess for the start of our Baltic cruise to St Petersburg.

Day 9 At sea
A day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon test your knowledge with a fun game of The Senior Trivia.

Day 10 Oslo, Norway
This morning we arrive in the city of Oslo, capital of Norway. We will be met by our private coach and have a sightseeing tour of this beautiful city. We will visit the Viking Ship Museum and see ships that are over 1000 years old. We will also see the Thor Heyerdahl’s “Kon Tiki” Museum that contains the raft on which he sailed across the Pacific.

Day 11 Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive in 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 fortress 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 12 At sea
Tour members will be able to enjoy one of the many on-board activities today. This afternoon join fellow group members for a fun game of The Senior Bingo.

Day 13 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 stretching 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, where 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 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 14 Helsinki, Finland
We have a 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 15 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 visit the oldest part of the city: St’s Peter and Paul Cathedral and fortress and the world-famous Hermitage Palace, with its wonderful art collection.

Day 16 St Petersburg
Today we will be visiting two stunning palaces. We begin with the imperial palace at Tsarskoye 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 121-hectare park and supervised the design of the palace fountains.

Day 17 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 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 18 At sea
Tour members will be able to enjoy one of the many on-board activities today. This afternoon join us for a game of The Senior Scattergories. This evening we will enjoy a farewell drinks party to celebrate our wonderful cruise together.

Day 19 Departure
This morning we arrive back at Warnemunde. After disembarking, we are transferred to Hamburg for our return flights to Australia.

Day 20 In flight

Day 21 Arrival
We arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
ID Inside Stateroom 10,11,12,14 $8,995 $12,490
IC Inside Stateroom 8,15,16 $9,095 $12,690
IB Inside Stateroom 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 $9,195 $12,890
BW Deluxe Balcony obstructed 8 $10,295 $14,990
BD Deluxe Balcony 9,10,11,12,14 $10,295 $14,990
BC Deluxe Balcony 15,16 $10,495 $15,190
BB Deluxe Balcony 9,10,11,12,14,15 $10,595 $15,390
DD Deluxe Balcony 9,10,11,12,14 $10,795 $15,490
DC Deluxe Balcony 8, 15,16 $10,895 $15,690
DB Deluxe Balcony 9,10,11,12,14 $10,995 $15,890
MF Mini Suite 15,16 $11,495 $16,790
MC Mini Suite 15,16 $11,695 $16,990
MB Mini Suite 10,11,12,14,15 $11,895 $17,390
Included port and handling charges $515 $790
Included gratuities $185 $185
Included air taxe $245 $245

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to Europe.
  • Travel on Regal Princess in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Regal Princess
  • 2 nights’ 4-star centrally located accommodation in Prague including breakfasts
  • 1 night’s 4-star centrally located accommodation in Dresden including breakfast
  • 3 nights’ 4-star centrally located accommodation in Berlin including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in each city visited
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International cruise manager
  • Transfers to and from Regal Princess
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Welcome dinner in Prague and dinner in Berlin.
  • Private on-board activities including a drinks party, Trivial Pursuit , Bingo and Scattergories

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

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.

Extending

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

TOUR OPERATOR:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Regal Princess is operated by Princess Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess Cruises brochure 2019. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and complete the Princess Cruises on line check in.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 April 2018. Travelrite 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 $900 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. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Princess Cruises on line check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Regal Princess fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or MasterCard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club 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, accomm-odation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. A tourist voucher is required for Russia which will be organised by Travelrite International. If not an Australian passport holder, check with Travelrite 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 30kg free baggage allow-ance 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 (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, 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 action must be taken in the state of Victoria, Australia. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Regal Princess fly/ cruise passage contract with Princess Cruises, detailed on the Princess Cruises website.

How to book:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 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

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite Inter-national 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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