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Cruising the Baltic Sea to St Petersburg on the Azamara Quest

Exclusive departure | 16th June 2020

  • Eight nights on the Azamara Quest, with full board
  • Two nights in a four-star hotel in Stockholm with breakfast
  • Explore four countries: Sweden, Russia, Finland and Estonia
  • Guided tour of Stockholm and visit the Vasa Museum
  • Guided tour of Tallinn
  • Guided tour of St Petersburg
  • Exclusive private performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the Mikhailovsky Theatre
  • Guided tour of the Grand Palace and Lower Park of the Peterhof Palace
  • Hydrofoil ride
  • Guided tour of the Suomenlinna Fortress
  • Visit to Mariehamn
  • All port charges and airport taxes
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, with hotel transfers
  • Services of an expert Riviera Travel tour manager throughout


On board the Azamara Quest, you’ll get…

  • An included visit to one of the ship’s speciality restaurants
  • An exclusive wine pairing event on board
  • $50 per person on-board credit to spend however you choose
  • Complimentary drinks and bottled water
  • Daily on-board gratuities
  • Services of your Riviera Travel tour manger plus the ship’s own cruise director and associate cruise director
 
At a Glance
Brand New Ocean Cruise
Return flights & transfers
8 nights on the Azamara Quest
2 nights in a 4-star hotel
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Visit to an on-board speciality restaurant
Daily visits & tours
$50 on-board credit
Exclusive wine pairing event
Daily on-board gratuities
Expert tour manager
All local & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Our journey begins in Sweden, where we’ll explore the fascinating city of Stockholm and the Vasa Museum, before embarking the beautiful Azamara Quest for an eight-night cruise across the Baltic Sea to Estonia, Russia and Finland. Our first port of call is Tallinn in Estonia, where we’ll discover its photogenic Old Town before making our way to St Petersburg. We’ll spend three wonderful days moored here, uncovering the city’s hidden gems and historic landmarks. We’ll enjoy a private performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and tour the Grand Palace and Lower Park at Peterhof.

After departing this magnificent city of glistening golden domes and impressive Orthodox works of art, we soon arrive in Finland. Here, we’ll discover the capital Helsinki, the historical Suomenlinna Fortress – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Mariehamn on the sunny Åland archipelago. Our cruise concludes with a sea crossing back to Sweden where we disembark the ship and make our way home.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Two nights in four-star hotels, with breakfast
  • Eight night cruise on the Azamara Quest, with full board
  • US$50 per person on-board credit
  • Complimentary drinks and bottled water on board the ship
  • Complimentary visit to once speciality restaurant on board the ship
  • An exclusive wine pairing event on board the ship
  • Touring as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Port charges
  • Local accommodation taxes
  • Airport taxes
  • Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Your Ship: Azamara Quest

Your boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Quest has an intimate deck plan, but it never feels crowded. It boasts everything that modern voyagers seek, with some unexpected extras.

The staterooms have modern amenities and furnishings and a luxurious atmosphere is created by the plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. A large number of staterooms and suites have balconies... what better way to start the day that with the fresh sea air and stunning views?

Add to all of that the world-class dining options, spa experiences to refresh and relax, and all new entertainment services, the experience on-board is matched only by the immersive cultural encounters that await you on shore.

Take your pick from a range of beauty and restorative health treatments in the new Sanctum Spa; anything from an ocean-front massage to a quick manicure, a new hairstyle, or even acupuncture. Beyond the spa, there’s an on-board gym for you to work out at your own pace and complimentary fitness classes.

The main dining options include everything from elegant a la carte to nightly themed buffets, with the possibility to visit the ship’s speciality restaurants. We’ve included a visit to one of these speciality restaurants in the cost of your holiday. On-board entertainment takes in signature shows and guest performers, as well as live music every night.

Across the Azamara fleet, authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-travelled cruisers. Friendly and approachable, staff are attentive and happy to offer everything from poolside service to on-shore exploration recommendations.

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Azamara Quest ship exterior
Azamara club stateroom

 

Azamara ships deck terrace
Azamara ships bar and lounge
Azamara ships restaurant

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Countries: Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Russia
  • Currencies: Swedish Krona, Euro, Russian Ruble (on land) US Dollar (onboard the ship)
  • Languages: Swedish, Estonian, Finish, Russian 
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Time zone: GMT+1 to +3
  • Deposit: £300 per person

Cabin Allocation

Your cabin number will be allocated by Azamara and will be confirmed on your travel documents. If you have a specific request please call and speak to one of our experts.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Visa Information

Russian visas are included while you’re enjoying our exclusive excursions or excursions operated by the ship, but customers who wish to explore St Petersburg independently will need to apply for a visa.

In order to apply for a visa, applicants will require an invitation letter (also known as the ‘tourist voucher’) from the shipping company which will be sent to you, from Riviera Travel, approximately ten weeks prior to departure. Please do not apply for your visa before receiving this voucher from us.

Please ensure you have at least two empty pages in your passport, and that it is valid for a minimum of six months after the visa’s expiration.

Complete the application forms electronically at http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk and print and sign accordingly. All applications must then be made in person at the Application Centres in London, Manchester or Edinburgh, where biometric data (fingerprints) will be collected. This is a simple five to ten-minute process. You will need one recent passport photo and the tourist vouchers from the shipping company. You will be required to leave your passport at the centre while your visa is processed.

Visa costs are from £63 plus a service charge of £38.40. with the option to return by post at a cost of £13.80. All payments made towards visa fees and service charges are non-refundable and do not guarantee the issuance of a visa should your application be declined.

Should you require additional help through an agency please contact us for a recommendation.

  • The granting of a visa is at the discretion of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London and its Consulates.
  • Please apply for your visa no more than six weeks prior to travel.
  • Your tourist vouchers will reach you approximately 10 weeks before departure.
  • All British Passport holders visiting Russia are required to have at least 6 months validity on their passports from the date the visa expires.
  • As requirements and prices may differ non-UK passport holders should refer to: http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at time of publication, changes in requirements after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to application.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final ship location Departure airport Transfer time
Stockholm Arlanda Airport Stockholm 35 mins Stockholm Stockholm Arlanda Airport 1 hr

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