Dictators, Despots & Dissidents

4 - 24 June 2020
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Details & Itinerary

4 - 24 June 2020

Encounter the Baltic States with us as we visit some of the places of historical importance and experience the cultural gems the states are famous for. Our exclusive hosted tour ensures safe, relaxed travel with everything taken care of. The sights will fill you with awe and amazement. Join us on our Dictators, Despots & Dissidents tour and experience Europe for yourselves.

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  • Visit the site of the Berlin Wall
  • See the splendid Trakai Castle, dating back to the 14th century
  • Visit the unique UNESCO ‘World Heritage’ Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Explore the city of Warsaw
  • Highlights of the City Tour of St Petersburg
  • Special guided visit to the former Winter Palace & Hermitage Museum, viewing works of art by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci & Michelangelo.
  • Cruise the canals of St Petersburg
  • 4 star+ hotel accommodation
  • Fully hosted, exclusive tour
  • Options to extend your trip

Click on the hotels below for more details of the hotels we stay in:

Hotel Capri by Fraser, Berlin

Hotel Puro Poznan Old Town, Poznan

Hotel Puro Wroclaw Old Town, Wroclaw

Hotel Puro Krakow Old Town, Krakow

Hotel Radisson Blu Sobieski, Warsaw

Hotel Holiday Inn, Vilnius

Hotel Radisson Blu Elizabete, Riga

Hotel Radisson Blu Olumpia, Tallinn

Hotel Park Inn Nevsky, St Petersburg


NZ$10,995 per person Twin Share; Single supplement NZ$2,495; 

*Early Bird Bonus*: Save $800 per couple (or $400pp) when you book by 31 December 2019#

Prices are inclusive of: All internal transfers; Breakfasts each day with 3 dinners & 1 lunch also included.

Prices do not include international flights to Europe. Please call us to get a quote for the latest fares. To qualify for the early bird bonus, you must purchase your airfares with us.

If you are traveling alone but would like to share a room with someone, please indicate this on your registration form. We will endeavor to arrange a share with another single for you. However, if it cannot be arranged, the single room supplement will apply.

All prices are in New Zealand dollars. Prices may vary due to changes in exchange rates.


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How to book

A deposit of $2,250 per person is required together with a completed registration form to secure a reservation. The final balance is due 60 days prior to departure and an invoice will be sent to you prior to this date. All prices are based on payment by direct credit. If you wish to pay by credit card, we accept Visa & MasterCard. Payments made via credit card are subject to a 2% surcharge. Our tours are contingent on sufficient numbers participating on the tour. If the tour does not go ahead due to lack of numbers, a full refund of your deposit will be made no later than 3 months prior to the tour departure date.

Taxes & other incidental costs
All airline & airport taxes are included in the tour price, as are tips for coach drivers, guides etc. Where applicable, tips for caddies or for other personal services received are left to your own discretion. You will be advised as to the expected level of these tips before the trip.
You may wish to consider departing earlier or extending your stay. As a full service bonded travel agency, we are able to assist you with flight itineraries, hotel bookings, car hire etc. If you choose not to take advantage of the flights quoted as part of the tour package, please be aware that you will be responsible for your travel to and from the tour start and finish points. Flights will be subject to availability and any applicable surcharges at the time of booking.
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Travel Insurance is absolutely essential and you should arrange this at the time of booking. You must carry details of your Insurer with you, including contact details, in case of emergency. We offer travel insurance through CoverMore and Kiwi Holiday Insurance at competitive rates – please let us know if we can help you with this.
All prices in the brochure are in New Zealand Dollars and are quoted per person. Due to possible currency fluctuations and changes in service costs, prices are subject to variation at any time up to the time full payment has been made.
Travel Documents will be distributed approximately 20 days prior to departure date. Golf /Travel Encounters cannot accept responsibility for any documents or airline tickets which are subsequently altered without our consent or authorisation.
Visas / Passports
You will need a current New Zealand passport with at least 6 months validity as at the end of the tour date to travel. We can assist you in applying for visas if you will be travelling on a passport that requires one. A number of countries now require you to complete an online e-visa prior to travelling. These countries include USA, Canada & India. Please contact us if you require us to help you. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation allowing you to travel to the destinations on the tour.
If you are travelling alone, but wish to share a room with someone else, please indicate this on your registration form. We will do everything possible to arrange quad/twin share accommodation in these instances. However if it cannot be arranged, the own room supplement will apply.
If the tour does not proceed due to lack of numbers, deposits will be refunded in full.
Prior to flight ticketing, refunds will be made in full.
After flight ticketing and up to 60 days, loss of deposit.
Under 60 days - commencement of tour, no refund.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance at the time of booking in case of sickness or other problem that might prevent you travelling, as well as giving you peace of mind whilst you are on tour.
General Tour Information
  • If you wish to book your own airfare, you will be charged for a land only price. If your flight times do not coincide with other travellers in the tour, you will be required to make your own way to the accommodation at the start of the tour and to the airport at the end of the tour.
  • Our tours are contingent on sufficient numbers participating on the tour. If the tour does not go ahead due to lack of numbers, a full refund of your deposit will be made.
  • Bookings are required at least 60 days prior to departure. Late bookings will be considered, but may be subject to surcharge costs.
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