ShowmeRussia team is also a part of the #Travel Tomorrow project and we are also monitoring the situation with the Corona virus outbreak and the global traveling. We fully understand the concerns of the tourists (who were planning to visit Russia by cruise ships in 2020), but we do believe here that in 1 or 2 months the situation will change for better and all the countries will start opening the boundaries. According to the cruise ship shore excursions 2020, we are expecting the first ones coming in June-July. Fortunately, Russian statistics with people infected by coronavirus is quite low, here in St-Petersburg we have only 3000 cases and just 27 people died (this statistics is for April 26). I hope that Baltic cruises will start earlier than Mediterranean ones.
So, together with Russian government and the Russian Travel association, we’ve decided to introduce some innovative ideas how to help our tourists to overcome the crisis and continue traveling in the nearest future:
1) For all the pre-paid bookings we created special certificates so you can choose to change a booking confirmation into a certificate which can be used by you or any of your friends (it will have no name on it). You or your friends can come to Russia by cruise ship or by plane or by train – it doesn’t matter. Booking certificate will cover 20%, 30% or 50% price for the private transportation, tours to the Catherine palace, Peterhof park tours, Hermitage museum tours, Faberge museum excursions and the most beautiful Russian churches – St Isaacs, Church on the Spilled Blood and St Peter and St Paul cathedral.
2) If you don’t want to use a certificate, we can simply “lock” the price of your tour (which you already picked on our website) for your future tour to Russia, when you come, you can pay us on the day of the tour. And we will be also happy to present you free tickets to Russian Ballet or a Folk-show performance once you come. (Some of our tourists already chose this option and moved the date of their cruise ship trip to the next Summer 2021).
3) If you don’t want to use the certificate and to change the date of your tour, we will of course send you 100% refund due to the Covid-19.
All the global tourism is suffering now as tourism has been the worst affected of all major economic sectors but we are doing our best to survive and to find the ways out of this situation.
Stay healthy and take care,
Your ShowmeRussia Team
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