Travel tips

River cruises are ideal for those who want to relax from the hustle and bustle of daily life in a pleasant atmosphere with friends and relatives, for those who want to be closer to the shores.
We offer some of the most exciting river adventures in Russia and Ukraine.

For those who prefer exploring the world in comfort, who want to get the most from itineraries, who enjoy discovering cultural and historic treasures, our cruises are pure bliss.

Here you can find out more information about some tip that might be helpful to you when planning your cruise. Welcome on board!

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Arrivals & Departures
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Plugs and adapters
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Tipping onboard the ship
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this tour designed for English speaking guests?
Cruise By River is designed to host international guests. All announcements, programs, etc. Onboard the ships are available in both English, German and other languages subject to the origin of the tourists aboard.
Can I book transfers?
Yes, Cruise By River does offer transfer service. Upon receiving your request our team would be happy to provide you with personal transfers to/from the airport. To receive a quote for airport transfers, please send a detailed request, including your flight details, on your booking conversation page.
Can I book pre & post accommodation?
Cruise By River does offer either pre or post accommodations. We can assist you with more information on the embarkation & disembarkation days and reserve for you the best available hotels. We also can provide you with additional tourist excursions within your staying in there.
Are shore excursions included?
Shore excursions listed in the day by day itineraries are included in the cruise fare. All other shore excursions are optional, to guarantee a space we recommend to book the English shore excursion package in advance. Please note minimum participation levels may be required in order for the shore excursion program to operate.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can! We provide a 0% interest instalment plan to help you budget for your trip. You can manually make payments to your booking whenever it suits you via your Cruise By River account section. You can make these payments after you've made your initial payment and before your final payment due date.
Is travel insurance included?
Travel Insurance is not included in the tours. We recommend World Nomads travel insurance as just one of many travel insurance companies you can use. Insurance can cover the cost of your airfare, as well as your tour in the case of unforeseen cancellation. It ensures that you do not have to worry about any unplanned changes to your travel plans, such as having to rush home to an ill family member or having a tour changed or cancelled because of a natural disaster. It can even help with smaller things - like lost luggage or stolen cameras. When considering which policy is best for you, you may also want to consider what coverage they provide if you have to cancel your booking or if anything happens whilst on tour.
Can you assist in getting visa and a Letter of Invitation for this tour?
Travel visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and your destination. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate website for more details on visa requirements and visa processing services. If you need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa please get in touch via the messages section of your booking conversation page and we can assist you with next steps.
Do I need to print out my vouchers?
It is recommended to print your vouchers as well as having an electronic copy so that you have a backup copy when travelling. However if you do not have the facility to print the voucher, an electronic copy to show your tour guide will be fine. For suistanable and environmental reasons, all travel vouchers are sent to you electronically by email. If your tour operator provides vouchers or travel documents they will be sent to you approximately 2-3 weeks before your tour departs. Please ensure that all of your passenger details are complete so that the operator can send you your voucher or travel documents on time.