Description

10-day cruise between two capitals of Russia, including overnights with daily guided tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg; visits to Kizhi, Goritzy, Uglich and much more!

Itinerary

Extraordinary city of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.
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St. Petersburg, Russia
 
St. Petersburg arrival, embarkation, dinner and overnight.
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St. Petersburg, Russia
 
Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.
3Today we will see the wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world.
Small river village Mandrogi with its gingerbread houses is a living fairy tale. Completely destroyed during WWII, Mandrogi was restored to its former glory at the end of 20th century. Nowadays this cozy little village really is a pearl: all the buildings in the village are made in Russian traditional village style, including the complex of museums, each displaying a different side of Russian folk life.
4Arrival to the river village. This is a recreational stop, specially designed for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality.
The island of Kizhi is an architectural gem within Lake Onega. The island is famous for its wonderful collection of 18th-century wooden buildings, restored to their original state. The highlight of Kizhi is the amazing Church of the Transfiguration, with its 22 onion domes; this magnificent structure was built entirely without a single nail. Kizhi is one of real Russian wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Kizhi, Russia
 
Arrive at the island of Kizhi – an architectural gem within Lake Onega. The island is famous for its wonderful collection of 18th-century wooden buildings, restored to their original state. The highlight of Kizhi is the amazing Church of the Transfiguration, with its 22 onion domes; this magnificent structure was built entirely without a single nail. Lunch and dinner on board.
Goritsy is a tiny settlement near the White Lake. The spirit of this picturesque town has powerful impact upon the visitors: for time-being travelers seem to forget reality under the influence of the medieval atmosphere of the site. Goritsy is the place of deep spiritual life of monks and numerous ancient monasteries.
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Goritsy, Russia
 
Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery, which has six centuries of glorious history, home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Lunch and dinner on board.
Uglitch is one of the oldest, and, probably, one of the most beloved Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Czars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John’s Church looming on the horizon.
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Dmitry Blood's Church, Uglitch
 
Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th-century town – one of Russia's most ancient. Visit the Kremlin, with its 16th-century Church of the Transfiguration. Dmitry Blood's Church. Explore the Flea Market. Lunch and dinner on board.
The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see city's world renowned attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Kremlin or St. Basil’s Cathedral.

During your stay in Moscow you are also free to purchase optional tours that include the following: Red Square; the Tretyakov Gallery; the National Museum of Russian Fine Art; the Moscow Metro; and a tour of the Armory with its spectacular and priceless collection of royal jewels, crowns, thrones, and armor of the czars. For groups additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance.

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Moscow, Russia
 
Arrival in Moscow. Sightseeing motor coach tour of this ancient Russian capital, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view of the city. Lunch and dinner.
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Moscow, Russia
 
Morning tour of the Kremlin: Originally a fortress, it comprises beautiful cathedrals, ornate palaces and government buildings. This afternoon free time to explore Moscow on your own. Whatever your interest, our local hosts ease your way by making all arrangements for tours, theater, ballet or opera tickets. Lunch. Welcome cocktail, followed by dinner. This evening you leave Moscow for the start of your cruise.
10Time to bid farewell to your new friends after unforgettable journey through this fascinating land. Disembarkation.

Rates

DescriptionUSD *
Suite Boat Deck3,500
Dedicated SGL Boat Deck2,970
Twin Standard Boat Deck2,510
Dedicated SGL Upper Deck2,850
Twin Standard Upper Deck2,360
Junior Suite Main Deck3,000
Twin Standard Main Deck2,200
Port Taxes120
Twin/double cabin for SGL use+50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy

Schedule

2018

May18
June6, 25
July14
August2, 21
September9