Grand Circle Cruise Line offers free air on select fall departures of its Russia river cruise - for savings up to $3100 per couple

Aug 20, 2013, 07:16 ET from Grand Circle Cruise Line

BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Circle Cruise Line, the leader in small ship and river cruising worldwide, is offering free, roundtrip, international air from 22 U.S. gateway cities on three fall 2013 departures of its 16-day Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise.  Travelers will save $2500-$3100 per couple, depending on their U.S. gateway, and must reserve their trip by August 27.  

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Grand Circle Cruise Line's Russia Revealed river cruise is one of its travelers' top three most popular river cruises for 2013.  To-date, 87 percent of travelers have rated their overall experience as excellent, while 95 percent also have rated their Program Directors as excellent. In addition, Grand Circle's ships, the M/S Tikhi Don and the M/S Rossia, were the highest ranked Russian river ships in Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World. 

The following provides details about Grand Circle's special fall savings to Russia and about the river cruise itself:

Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise
Explores Moscow, Uglich, Goritsy, Kizhi, Petrozavodsk, Svir Stroi, and St. Petersburg
16 days from $3195 per person (or $213 per day)

Savings & Departure Dates:
Travelers will save up to $3100 per couple with free, roundtrip, international air from 22 U.S. gateway cities on September 5, September 19, and October 3, 2013 departures.  Free airfare includes: airport transfers and government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges.  (Please note: visa costs are not included).

Departure Dates & Prices:
September 5, 2013: from $3695 per person or $231/day (based on cabin selection)
September 19, 2013: from $3495 per person or $219/day
October 3, 2013: from $3195 per person, or $200/day

What's Included:
International airfare from 22 U.S. gateways, including airport transfers and government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges; Accommodations: 14 nights on a Grand Circle river ship in an outside cabin; 40 meals: 14B, 12L, 14D, with complimentary wine at dinner; 12 tours (please see below); Discovery Series events that connect travelers with local people and cultures (please see below); Personal headset on all included and most optional tours; exclusive services of a resident Program Director (assigned to no more than 47 travelers); Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Dinners; 5% Frequent Traveler Credit applicable towards one's next Grand Circle trip—an average of $289; and Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips.

Included Tours:
Moscow city & subway tour, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Cemetery, Moscow Circus, the Kremlin & the Armory Museum, Uglich, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Kizhi Island, Petrozavodsk (on 9/19 and 10/3 departures), Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Catherine Palace and Park, and the Hermitage Museum. 

Included Discovery Series Activities:
Meeting with Russian World War II veterans; Russian handicrafts presentation; Russian language lessons; Russian history lecture; Russia Today lecture; matryoshka painting; vodka tasting; blini party; Home-Hosted visit with a local family; and more.

22 U.S. Gateways:
Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington, DC.

For more information or to reserve a river cruise, travelers can call 1-800-221-2610.  To take advantage of the free air offer, travelers must book by August 27, 2013 and provide the code connected to their U.S. gateway listed in the attached link: Russia Revealed Special Offer.

Grand Circle Cruise Line is part of Grand Circle Corporation, the leader in international travel, adventure and discovery for Americans aged 50 and older.  The award-winning fleet has been cited for excellence by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. The cruise line joins sister brands Overseas Adventure Travel and Grand Circle Travel to provide more than 80 river and small ship cruises, small group adventures by land, and escorted tours to more than 100,000 travelers each year.   Grand Circle's charitable arm, Grand Circle Foundation, has donated or pledged more than $97 million to humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide since 1992.  Grand Circle has been in business since 1958 and is based in Boston with more than 40 offices worldwide.


SOURCE Grand Circle Cruise Line