Best of Russia & Legends of Scandinavia Tour

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Responsibility:
Sunshine Holidays & Leisure Pvt. Ltd. act in its capacity as agents for and on behalf of guest(s)/visitor(s). We do not own or control any aircraft, ship, hotels, coaches or cars or any other means of transportation or any other facility or service mentioned. We take care of contracting all the ingredients of your tours, hence we cannot be held responsible for any acts of omission or commission of any other party or agents. Neither can we be held responsible for circumstances, beyond our control and arising out of natural calamities, airlines flight delays, strikes, breakdown in facilities, accidents etc however caused (Force Majeure vis Majeure).All arrangements for providing transport and other related services to the visitor or visitors are made by us as agents only. While exercising with best possible care and attention, neither this Company nor any person affiliated with it, is responsible or liable for any kind of Loss, Thefts, Injuries, Damage, Loss of Passport, Loss of Currencies or Traveller’s Cheques and Other Valuables items. Also any kind of delays in any nature, Public Disturbances, Strikes, Wars, Riots, Cyclone, Typhoon, Storm, Flood, Tsunami, Bandh and Terrorist Attack cannot be held responsible and liable directly or indirectly. Further for delay whether or not caused by an act or acts of any default of the Company or such persons affiliated with it which may happens during the tour and accept no responsibility for loss or additional expenses due to delays or changes in schedule or other services. Such loss or expenses shall be borne by passengers. However, we assure you of our best possible action and alternate arrangements at such hour to avoid the inconveniences to the valued clients.

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Day 01 | Departure Kolkata for Doha | Doha to Moscow

Assemble at Kolkata, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Int’l Airport, New Terminal Building, 3 hours before departure of the flight and after entering through Gate No: 4A or 5A wait at the departure hall. After gathering of all passengers, the accompanying Tour Director will give some important briefing about the tour and then to complete security check of checked-in baggage(s) at the respective airlines’ x-ray machine and get security checked striker on your checked baggage and then proceed to complete check-in formalities. After completion of check-in formalities and getting the boarding pass [Please check that the checked-in baggage should be tagged till final destination–Moscow (DME) and then proceed to complete immigration formalities, pass through customs area and to complete hand baggage and physical security check. After completing all formalities, to proceed towards the boarding gate and wait for boarding announcement. After boarding the Qatar Airways flight QR-541 from Kolkata for Doha leaving Kolkata at 03:45 hrs and arriving at Doha at 06:40 hrs and after take-off the flight, light refreshment will be served on board. On arrival at Hamad Int’l Airport, Doha at 06:40 hrs to proceed for security check of hand baggage and physical frisking; then proceed to designated departure gate for boarding the onward flight for Moscow. After boarding announcement, board the flight and leave Hamad Int’l Airport by QR-233 from Doha to Moscow (DME) leaving at 07:30 hrs and arriving at Moscow (DME) at 12:40 hrs. After take-off breakfast will be served on board. On arrival at Moscow Domodedovo Int’l Airport, to proceed towards the Immigration counters and complete the formalities followed by pick-up the checked-in baggage from the carrousel and then clear the customs. Our representative will meet, greet after the customs area and then transfer to hotel. Welcome to Moscow, Capital City of Federation of Russia!!! Moscow is the largest city in Russia and previously Russia used to called USSR or Soviet Union.  On arrival at hotel to complete check-in formalities and rest of the time free for own activities. Evening an orientation tour of the city and then proceed for dinner at local restaurant. After dinner return back to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Moscow. 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on board & Dinner

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Day 02 | In Moscow

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for guided tour of Moscow to start with St. Basil’s Multi Colored Onion Domed Cathedral, followed by walk tour of the famous Kremlin Grounds with Cathedrals, Red Square, and Lenin’s Tomb (Subject to open).  After sightseeing free time for lunch by own and you can do some shopping at Arbat Street. After lunch, enjoy cruise on the Moskva River. In the evening, proceed to the venue of world famous Russian Circus. After the circus show, proceed for dinner at local restaurant/hotel and overnight.

Overnight stay at hotel in Moscow.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 03 | In Moscow | Moscow to St. Petersburg

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast check-out and leave hotel with baggage enroute for guided tour of Russian Metro, the treasure of Russia. After the joy-ride on Russian Metro, transfer to Central Station to board Sapsan – Hi-Speed Train for St. Petersburg. On arrival at station, some free time for lunch and then to proceed towards the designated coach to board the train. After boarding leave Moscow Station for St. Petersburg Station. The train journey is a memorable and attractive and passing through the country side of Russia. Upon arrival at St. Petersburg Railway Station, after disembarking the train (Don’t forget to take and double check your personal belongings before disembarking the train), our local representative will meet and greet on platform and then transfer to local restaurant for dinner. After dinner transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in formalities and distribution of room key. Rest of the time free for own activities.

Overnight stay at hotel in St. Petersburg

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 04 | In St. Petersburg

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg to visit to Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Statue of Peter the Great. After the visit free time for lunch by own. After lunch transfer to Hermitage Museum – The Winter Palace and one of the largest museums in the world. The main architectural ensemble of the Hermitage situated in the centre of St Petersburg consists of the Winter Palace, the former state residence of the Russian emperors. Evening witness a vibrant Russian Folklore Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace. After the show, transfer to local restaurant/hotel for dinner.

Overnight stay at hotel in St. Petersburg

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 05 | In St. Petersburg to Peterholf to St. Petersburg | St. Petersburg to Helsinki by High Speed Train

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for an excursion tour to Petergof or Peterhof, known as Petrodvorets from 1944 to 1997, is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. On arrival to visit the elaborate summer Palace of Peter the Great. Admire the ornate interiors and stroll around its fabulous gardens with fountains and golden statues. After sightseeing return back to St. Petersburg. On arrival St. Petersburg, transfer to Railway Station to take Allegro High Speed Train – 785M leaving at 15:25 hrs and arriving at Helsinki, Capital of Finland at 18: 01 hrs. (Travel time 3h 36m). On arrival at Helsinki Railway Station, before disembarking the train – Don’t forget to take and double check your personal belongings and our local representative will meet and greet on platform and then transfer to city restaurant for dinner. After dinner transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in formalities and after distribution of room keys, rest of the time free for own activities.

Overnight stay at hotel in Helsinki

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 06 | In Helsinki | Helsinki to Overnight Cruise to Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for morning sightseeing of Finnish Capital, Helsinki with a local guide to see the Colorful Harbour Market, the Neo-Classical Senate Square, The Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument at Sibelius Park, the Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and Temppeliaukio, the famous Church in the Rock; After the sightseeing free time for lunch in the city. Afternoon transfer to pier for embarkation of the overnight cruise by Silja Line/Viking Cruise Liner from Helsinki to Stockholm – Capital of Sweden. After embarkation and some formalities, cabin will be allotted and enjoy your rest of time on cruise. Enjoy buffet dinner on board with soft drinks included.

Overnight in Cabin  by Silja Line/Viking Cruise Liner

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 07 | In Stockholm

Enjoy buffet breakfast on board as you sail through the breathtaking Stockholm archipelago. Welcome to Stockholm, the Swedish Capital and on arrival at the pier, to prepare and proceed for disembarkation the cruise – Don’t forget to take and double check your personal belongings and our local guide will welcome and meet at the meeting point and take to the coach. Then leave the pier for morning city tour of Stockholm, to start with Fjallagatan to talk view of the City of Stockholm spread out on 14 Islands connected by bridges. After visit to Gamla Stan-the Old City with narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, Charming Small Squares, Medieval buildings in happy colours, Cathedral and the Royal Palace, City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held and the fascinating Vasa Ship Museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 33 years later. Free time for lunch. Afternoon free time and shopping time at small shops in Sodermalm. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner transfer to hotel. On arrival hotel to complete check-in formalities and rest of the time free.

Overnight at hotel in Stockholm 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 08 | Stockholm to Karlstad to Hamar

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out and leave Stockholm for Norway passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. On the way to Hamar, we will stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Varmland, beautifully city located on the shores of the Lake Varnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, will continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest Lake Mjosa. On arrival transfer to hotel for check-in and followed by dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Hamar 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 09 | Hamar to Lillehammer to Gudbrand Valley to Lom to Geiranger

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out the hotel and today after leaving Hamar our travel route will be for Geiranger and we will first stop at Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Then tour will continue to north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrand Valley. We will stop at Lom to see the amazing Wooden Stave Church dating back to the 12th century. Lom is famous for its extensive history for having one of the few remaining Stave Churches in Norway. Then tour will continue to Geiranger via visiting to Grotli and will make a photo- stop before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains will give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay. On arrival at Geiranger, transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in and rest of the time free. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Geiranger 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 10 | Geiranger to Briksdal Glacier to Balestrand

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out the hotel and leave hotel for morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls “the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. After the cruise tour will continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars to enjoy the full panoramic view. After the glacier experiences sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of the mountains and fjords as we drive and passing through the Gaular Mountain National Park to Balestrand. Late afternoon we will reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by the high mountains. The unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. On arrival at Balestrand, transfer to resort hotel. On arrival to complete check-in and rest of the time free. Dinner at resort hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Balestrand  

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 11 | Balestrand to Cross Ferry Dragsvik to Helia & Manheller to Fodnes to Gudvangen to Embark cruise on Sogne Fjord to Naeroy Fjord to Flam to Ride mountain train on Flam Railway from Flam to Myndral to Photo stop at Kjosfossen Water Falls to Mountain train from Myndral to Voss to Bergen

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out the hotel and leave hotel to cross ferry from Dragsvik to Helia and will continue the tour along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing Fodnes. Then we will continue the tour to Gudvangen. On arrival at Gudvangen, we will embark and take 2 hours mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. After we start for sailing on Naeroy Fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains. After disembarking ferry at Flam, we will continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve and in the midway of the train journey we will stop at Kjosfossen Water Falls for a short photo from the platform and then the train will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. On arrival at Myrdal, we will be connected to another train to Voss. On arrival at Voss, we will board our coach and will proceed to Bergen, the gateway of Fjords. On arrival at Bergen, transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in and rest of the time free. Dinner at hotel/local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Bergen    

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 12 | Bergen to Fløibanen Funicular to Hardanger Fjord to Voringsfoss Waterfalls to Måbødalen - Geilo

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out the hotel and leave hotel for a guided tour of Bergen to start with the famous Fishetorget – the Open Air Fish Market, stroll across to Bryggen, also known as Tyskebryggen, where the series of Hanseatic traditional commercial wooden medieval buildings are lining the eastern side in Bergen. Bryggen is on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979. Then proceed to take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Floyen for a stunning view of 360 degree of Bergen. After majestic experiences and descending Mount Floyen, some free time for lunch and after the free time tour will continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. On the way we will make a stop at the impressive Voringsfoss Waterfalls, which has a vertical drop of 180 meters and 83rd highest waterfall in Norway on the basis of total fall. It lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of Eidfjord in Hordaland, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo. On arrival at Geilo, transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in and rest of the time free. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Geilo   

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 13 | Geilo to Oslo

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out the hotel and leave Geilo for Oslo, the Capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. On arrival at Oslo, some free time for lunch before going on a guided tour of Oslo, visiting to Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Frogner Park is a public park located in the borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway and historically part of Frogner Manor. The manor house is located in the south of the park and houses the Oslo City Museum. Both the park and the entire borough derive their names from Frogner Manor. Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the world famous Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. After visiting the park tour will continue to other highlights of the tour the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Modern Opera House, the City Hall and if time permits to visit to Holmenkollbakken Ski-jump hill located at Holmenkollen in Oslo and the Oslo Harbour area. Remaining time is free for self exploring of the city, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. After sightseeing transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in and rest of the time free. Dinner at hotel/local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Oslo   

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 14 | Oslo to Overnight Cruise to Copenhagen

Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast free time till check-out. After check-out to continue to explore some of the famous maritime museums such as the Viking Ships or the Polar Ship Fram. Some free time for lunch and late afternoon transfer to pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen Capital of Denmark. After embarkation, cabin will  be allotted. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafes or bars on board. Enjoy the famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord Buffet Dinner on board.

Overnight in Cabin (DFDS Seaways)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 15 | In Copenhagen

Enjoy buffet breakfast onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. On arrival at Copenhagen, Don’t forget to take and double check your personal belongings, before disembarkation the cruise and our local guide will meet, greet on pier area and will continue for guided city tour of Copenhagen; the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals. Free time for lunch and after sightseeing transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel to complete check-in and in the afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own. Dinner at local restaurant.

O/N at Hotel (Copenhagen)

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Day 16 | Copenhagen to Doha to Kolkata

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. After breakfast free till check-out. After check-out leave hotel and transfer to Copenhagen Int’l Airport to take home bound flight for Kolkata via Doha. On arrival at airport to complete all formalities and wait for boarding announcement. Leave Copenhagen by Qatar Airways flight QR-162 leaving Copenhagen at 11:05 hrs for Doha. After take-off lunch will be served on board. On arrival in Doha, Hamad Int’l Airport at 18:00 hrs to proceed to security gate to complete the security formalities and wait near the boarding gate for the boarding announcement to board the flight for Kolkata. After boarding announcement board the flight and leave Doha by QR-540 at 19:15 hrs for Kolkata. After take-off dinner will be served on board.

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Day 17 | Arrival at Kolkata

On arrival at Kolkata, after Immigration proceed to pick-up checked-in baggage from carrousel and then walk through Customs area and submit declaration form duly filled-in in all respect. After completing all the formalities leave airport for home with sweet memories of the tour.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Int’l Both way Airfare for Kolkata to Vancouver and back to Kolkata via Hong Kong sectors by Dragon Air / Cathay Pacific Airways.
  • All related taxes, airport taxes and fuel surcharges.
  • Cost of Tourist Visa Charges for USA & Canada
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All arrival and departure to/from Airport/Hotel and transfers
  • 3-4 Star Hotel Accommodation based on a Twin/Tripling-sharing basis for 9 nights
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • All entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Service of the Tour Director from Sunshine Holidays.
  • Full time services of the Bengali, Hindi, & English Speaking Tour Director throughout basis.

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Government Service Tax (GST) @ 3.50% on the total tour price.
  • Compulsory Tips to Coach Driver USD 30 per adult/child/infant to be paid before Journey.
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the tour program
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, terrorist attacks.
  • Any services not mentioned in the “Tour Price Includes”
  • Cost of BTQ as per guaranty by the Reserve Bank of India, available up to US$ 10,000 for a calendar year which the passenger may wish to carry for their personal expenses.
  • Any amount charged by the airlines for deviation of the tour by the passengers on his own.
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Medical Insurance), (Insurance is not mandatory, but we highly recommend to take cover of it)
  • Tour Price or Tour Package is based on a group size of minimum 20 Adults and traveling together on board ex Kolkata.
  • This package is valid from 3rd February to 13th February 2016 for 10 Nights / 11 Days including flying time.
  • This offer is based upon the existing Rules & Regulations & guidelines given by Government of India and all the terms & conditions shall be valid and binding on the parties hereto.
  • Kindly note that the Airfare or Package Cost are subject to change, if there is any hike in Airfare and Fuel Surcharge on Airfare, fluctuation in rates against Foreign Exchange or increase / change in Tax Structures in any nature. In such cases, guest will be informed in advance and will recommend necessary amendments, modifications and revisions in Package Rates with prior notice.
  • Day by day program or activities might change depending on the local situation beyond the control.
  • Special meals will be arranged on request, subject to availability.
  • Guest should report at least 3 hours prior to departure at airport and to complete check-in and other formalities.
  • The official check-in time at hotels will be at 15:00 hrs & check-out time will be 11:00 hrs depending on the hotel’s rule.
  • In case of Triple occupancy, extra foldable and rollaway bed will be provided.
  • This offer is calculated on basis of Rate of Exchange calculated @USD1=INR65.
  • Airlines allow free baggage allowance for check-in baggage to each passenger as mentioned in the air ticket and 7kgs (max dim 115cms) hand baggage. No piece system applies.
  • Once booking is done and ticket is issued, then Changes or Cancellations permitted prior to departure with payment of cancellation fee and difference in fare if applicable depending on Airlines Rules. Sometimes, after issuing the ticket, Airlines do not allow refunds as per their rules and conditions of the tickets.
  • This Itinerary has been planned as per recommendation received from our foreign suppliers and based on flight schedule.
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance is not mandatory but we highly recommend caver and take benefit out of it.
  • Optional excursions and additional services could be provided for which we will charge additionally.

Payment Terms:

  • We would request you to kindly make the Booking & Name Registration as early as possible by paying of INR 30,000/- by an A/C payee cheque or DD in favour of “Sunshine Holidays & Leisure (P) Ltd” payable at Kolkata. Guest may also pay in Cash if desires. The balance amount of the tour packages require to be paid/cleared 30 days before the journey date.
  • The guest require to pay Foreign Exchange portion of the Tour Packages Cost out of his/her eligible BTQ quota as per prevailing bank rates of the day and have to pay by A/C payee cheque or DD in favour of “Sunshine Holidays & Leisure (P) Ltd” payable at Kolkata, 45 days before the journey date to enable us to process the fund for remitting to the foreign suppliers  towards the land arrangements.
  • Booking & Name Registration Amount: INR 40,000/- (Rupees Forty Thousand)
  • Balance Amount: 45 Days before the journey date
  • Final Payment for Foreign Exchange Component : 45 Days before the departure date

Cancellation Policy & Rate:

  • If any guest cancel the tour for whatsoever the reason, then we will refund INR 25,000/- and INR 15,000/- will be retained as Cancellation Charges towards our services and processing fees.
  • As per policy of the hotels, Cancellation policy will be applicable for any reduction of rooms and you are kindly requested to please convey us the cancellation or change of room requirements, if any, in writing in advance. Late information will attract cancellation charges and have to be borne by you.
  • In case of Refusal of Visa : Cost of Cancellation Charges of Air Ticket as applicable as Terms & Condition of the airlines + Cost Documentation and Visa Processing Charges (INR 2500/-).
  • 45 Days before departure: INR 15,000/-
  • 44 Days ~ 15 Days before departure: 50% of the Tour Price
  • 14 Days ~ 07 Days before departure: 75% of the Tour Price
  • 07 days ~ Day of Departure OR No Show:  100 % of the Tour Price

Submission of personal Documents for Applying Visa for the visiting country/countries: 

All necessary travel documents for processing respective Visas for visiting countries to be submitted to the respective Embassies or Consulates as early as possible at least 45 days prior departure date.

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