12-Day River Cruise on a 3-Star Ship from Moscow

Duration: 12 days
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow
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  • 12 days
  • Moscow
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  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This relaxing two-week cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg is a wonderful opportunity to discover the twin cities' architectural, historical and cultural gems stopping en route to explore the beauty of the ancient towns of the Golden Ring. Our dedicated tour staff, tasty Russian cuisine, plentiful onboard entertainment and a comprehensive sightseeing programme will give you a delightful, comfortable and informative introduction to Russia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the Ship

Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
You'll begin your trip in Moscow where our reliable driver will be waiting to greet you in airport arrivals and transfer you to the ship. Tonight, there'll be a cocktail reception laid on to welcome you and your fellow guests onboard.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 2: City Tour around Moscow. Red Square

Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
The boat will remain docked in Moscow while we disembark for a sightseeing tour of the lively Russian capital. The city's eclectic mix of architecture, verdant parks, leafy avenues and of course, the granite embankments of the Moscow River make for a superb introduction to your holiday. Our guided bus tour will begin with a panoramic view from the Sparrow Hills observation platform before visiting the city center with its busy streets and popular squares. You'll be able to see the Bolshoi theater and, a short distance away, St Basil's Cathedral located in Red Square.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 3: Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals

Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
We revisit Red Square today to take a closer look at the Kremlin. It's the former home of the Tsars and now the current base of the Russian president. There are several optional choices on offer today, including visits to the Kremlin Armoury Museum, the Pushkin Museum and more. This is your chance to see the spectacular jewels, crowns, thrones and royal armour of Imperial Russia.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 4: Arrival in Uglich. Visit to the Cathedral of the Resurrection and the Kremlin

Stop At: Uglich, Uglich, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central Russia
Uglich, founded in 1148, is beautiful when approached by boat along the Volga River. The Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John's Church tower on the horizon. We'll visit these as well as the Kremlin, in which, at the end of the 16th century, the seventh wife of the Tsar Ivan the Terrible lived in honorary exile.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 5: Arrival in Yaroslavl. City Tour around Yaroslavl

Stop At: Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central Russia
Yaroslavl, an important port on the Volga, is today's destination. It dates from the 11th century when it was founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. It still retains myriad architectural and historic sights which include the delightful 13th century Spassky Monastery complex and magnificent 17th century cathedrals, as well as an elegant rotunda and the remains of an ancient trading centre. We will enjoy a city tour making an early start to ensure there's plenty of time to absorb the exhibits in the city's Museum of Russian Art. This contains around 70,000 works of art including icons and sculptures.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 6: Arrival in Goritsy. Visit to the Largest Monastery of the Russian North

Stop At: Goritsy, Goritsy, Vladimir Oblast, Central Russia
Tiny Goritsy, our focus today, has a big attraction: the largest Russian Orthodox monastery in the Russian North. We'll explore it throughout before continuing our river journey this afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 7: Arrival in Kizhi. Visit to the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture

Stop At: Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, Kirova Sq., 10A, Kizhi 185000 Russia
Kizhi is a charming island located at the northern end of Lake Onega, which we'll access via the Volga-Baltic Canal. It's the site of the open air Museum of Wooden Architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features structures from across the country which have been carefully restored to provide visitors with a glimpse into the past. One of the highlights of this museum is undoubtedly the Church of the Transfiguration, a fantasy church with twenty two domes. Note that for river cruises between 1st and 14th May, we'll have to stay on the ship. Due to the lake freezing solid, unfortunately a visit to Kizhi would not be possible.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 8: Arrival in Mandrogi. Free Time in the Village

Stop At: Mandrogi Russian Village, Verkhniye Mandrogi Village, Verkhniye Mandrogi 187742 Russia
Another of Russia's countryside gems today as we reach Mandrogi, a picturesque village in a woodland setting. The villagers will turn out to meet us to put on a display of their traditions and culture, after which we can visit a museum devoted to the production of Russian vodka (optional). For lunch we'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of Russian shashlik (shish kebab) and then the afternoon is yours to partake in some walks. See for yourself the village's wooden buildings or take a walk in the forest. Tonight, there'll be a farewell Gala dinner.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 9: Arrival in St. Petersburg. City Tour around St. Petersburg

Stop At: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Today we reach St Petersburg, the end of our river journey. It's an elegant city, built on 101 islands linked by an incredible 350 bridges. It's no wonder the city has earned the nickname of the "Venice of the North". Our bus tour will show us the city's most famous landmarks including the Peter & Paul Fortress, built as a defence against a possible Swedish invasion, and the Church of Christ’s Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood), which revives the traditions of 17th century Russian church building.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 10: Visit to the Hermitage

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
We couldn't leave St Petersburg without paying a visit to the wonderful Hermitage. This world-class art museum contains no less than three million works by artists such as Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, the French Impressionists and Picasso. The building itself is magnificent, built for the Tsars as their main residence, the Winter Palace occupies a prime waterside location on the bank of the River Neva.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 11: Guided Visit to Petrodvorets

Stop At: Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Razvodnaya ul., d. 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia
Out in the suburbs of St Petersburg, we'll discover the Summer Palace of Petrodvorets, also known as Peterhof. A world-famous palace, fountain and park complex, it was built in the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great. This splendid Royal residence is a delight to visit and we'll explore it on a half-day guided tour.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation on board a 3* Vessel.

Day 12: Departure Transfer from the Ship

Pass By: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
The time has come to leave the ship and so our driver will be waiting to transfer you to the airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 9x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Russian visa service
  • Cabin on a lower deck
  • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
  • Entry/Admission - Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve

Exclusions
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note some walking is required.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in Moscow. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.

Airports

  • Domodedovo Moscow Airport, Gorod Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Sheremetyevo - A.S. Pushkin international airport, Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141400
  • Vnukovo International Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia



Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/21/2021 - 9/10/2021

Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9/11/2021 - 10/5/2021
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5/3/2022 - 5/3/2022
Tuesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7/5/2022 - 7/5/2022
Tuesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7/26/2022 - 7/26/2022
Tuesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8/16/2022 - 8/16/2022
Wednesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9/27/2022 - 9/27/2022
Tuesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

12 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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