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Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg - GSA (7007)

12 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg

2018 Tour Details

Admire beautiful Russian landscapes as you cruise the waterways of northern Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. This epic 12-day itinerary includes touring landmarks such as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, and Catherine Palace and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But there’s so much more to see, including quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich, which only a river cruise can provide. See magnificent palaces, discover fortified monasteries, and visit stunning cathedrals. It is a remarkable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

In Moscow, Uglich walking tour, Yarolsavl, St Petersburg, Kremlin, Museum of icons, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Hermitage Museum

Guides:

Services of a Cruise Director and English-speaking guide on tour.

Scenic Highlights:

Annunciation and Archangel Michael cathedrals, Cathedral Square, and the Dormition, Sparrow Hills, Novodevichy Convent, St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow Canal, Governor's House art exhibition, Church of St Nicholas, Yaroslavi local market, Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl, Kirill-Belosersk (St Cyril) Monastery, Goritsy Village, White Lake, Lake Onega's, Mandrogui, Neva River, St Isaac Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress, Winter Palace façade, Rostral Columns, Old Stock Exchange.

Notes:

A visa is required for entry into Russia. This must be obtained prior to arrival.
Sailing times and itineraries are subject to change but the content will remain the same where possible.
Single cabins are not twin for sole use.
There is a steep staircase from the Lower Deck to the Main Deck and there is no lift on the ship.

Transportation:

MS Nikolay Chernishevsky or similar

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full board on cruise ship

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

MOSCOW. Fly to Moscow where you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Nikolay Chernishevsky, for embarkation. This evening, enjoy dinner and live piano music on board.
Dinner

Day 2

MOSCOW. Explore Russia's enigmatic capital on an included city tour this morning, admiring highlights such as the colourful onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral, legendary Red Square, Novodevichy Convent, and spectacular views from the Sparrow Hills. This afternoon, marvel at imposing red-brick towers, extravagant palaces and historic Cathedral Square on an included trip to the Kremlin, where gleaming gold domes and cupolas sit atop three of the Kremlin's best known architectural treasures: the Dormition, Annunciation and Archangel Michael cathedrals. Tonight, enjoy an optional 'Moscow by night' excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 3

MOSCOW. This morning, explore Moscow further or take advantage of one of the optional excursions available, including a trip to Sergiyev Posad, a transfer to the city centre for your own sightseeing or a tour of the New Maiden's Convent. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board before tonight's fun-filled 'Getting to Know You' show. (B,L,D)

Day 4

MOSCOW-UGLICH. Enjoy a Russian language lesson and a traditional Russian song class this morning as you cruise to Uglich, one of Russia's 'Golden Ring Cities'. Explore this fascinating 12th-century village on a walking tour including the former Kremlin, the haunting Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, and the Transfiguration Cathedral before returning to your ship for this evening's folk concert. (B,L,D)

Day 5

UGLICH-YAROSLAVL. Another 'Golden Ring' city, Yaroslavl is one of Russia's best-loved towns. View the city's highlights on an included bus tour to see the exterior of the Church of Elijah the Prophet before visiting the colourful local market, the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-worker, and the Governor's House art exhibition. Back on board, activities include a Russian song lesson. (B,L,D)

Day 6

YAROSLAVL-GORITSY. As you cruise across the White Lake, enjoy a Matryoshka painting lesson, where you'll learn how Russian Nesting Dolls are decorated. In the afternoon, reach Goritsy, a quaint village settlement near the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St Cyril) Monastery and enjoy a visit to the intriguing Museum of Icons. Tonight, feast on a traditional Russian dinner before this evening's folk concert. (B,L,D)

Day 7

GORITSY-KIZHI. Cruise to Lake Onega's picturebook island of Kizhi for a visit to the impressive Museum of Wooden Architecture. Famed for its distinctive Transfiguration Church with 22 cupolas, the UNESCO World Heritage site is also home to many other ancient wooden buildings, painstakingly relocated from all over Russia. This evening, enjoy a pirate themed dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8

KIZHI-MANDROGUI. Built to resemble a traditional Russian hamlet, Mandrogui is set amidst pretty parkland on the banks of the Svir River and is peppered with pretty wooden buildings topped with colourful tiles and woodcarvings. Enjoy the shops and artisan workshops before tucking into a tasty Russian treat - a succulent shashlik kebab. On board this evening, enjoy a farewell dinner before getting the chance to star in tonight's talent show. (B,L,D)

Day 9

MANDROGUI-ST. PETERSBURG. This morning, admire St Petersburg's historic centre on an included tour and take in highlights such as the Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the impressive Winter Palace façade, Peter & Paul Fortress, and Nevsky Prospect with its ornate onion-domed Church of the Resurrection and beautiful St Isaac Cathedral. After lunch, visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum on an included excursion. Tonight, join the optional 'Rivers and Canals' tour or the optional excursion to a Russian folklore show. (B,L,D)

Day 10

ST. PETERSBURG. Today's optional excursion takes you to Pushkin and Pavlovsk, home to the luxurious summer palaces of former Russian royalty. Visit Catherine Palace to marvel at the many lavish chambers, such as the famed Amber Room and the Palace of Paul the First in Pavlovsk. This evening, join the optional excursion to a Russian ballet or the optional 'St Petersburg by night' tour. (B,L,D)

Day 11

ST. PETERSBURG. This morning, enjoy an excursion to the Peterhof, where you will visit the beautiful lower park and see the exterior of the palace. In the afternoon, why not take an optional River and Canals excursion? (B,L,D)

Day 12

ST. PETERSBURG. Your holiday ends this morning with breakfast.
Breakfast

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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