11-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!
Days 1 – 4: St. Petersburg▼
Arrival and embarkation. 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.
|3||You are free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine's Palace and visit to the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, czars' Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf. Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Czars.|
|4||Today we will see the wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world.|
Day 5: River Village (Mandrogi)▼
|5||Visit to Mandrogi is probably alike to setting a foot into parallel world somewhere on the border between dreams and reality. This toy-like village offers the insight into old national epic. Travelers are getting to learn about old craftsmanship and have to be prepared for something special on behalf of local dwellers! Museum of Russian Vodka also is a highlight. Farewell Dinner is on the list.|
Day 6: Vytegra▼
Today Vytegra hosts three sites that are classified as cultural and historical heritage by Russian Federal law. Also sixty-six sites are classified as cultural and historical heritage of local importance. The cultural heritage monuments of the federal significance in Vytegra are: the remains of the Mariinsky Waterway from the early 19th century, the Vytegorsky District Museum, and B440 Foxtrot-class submarine that is docked and that is museum now.
Day 7: Goritsy▼
One of the highlights of the day might be a visit to one of the oldest and the most famous Russian monasteries – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it is a home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world.
Day 8: Uglitch▼
During the guided walking tour there will be a visit to magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Tsarevich Dmitry on the Blood. This church was built to commemorate the most famous event in the town's history – a mysterious death of the 7-year old Tsarevich Dmitry, the last scion of Dimitri Rurik dynasty. Uglitch Kremlin is also on the list. Those who wish will have the opportunity to explore the Flea Market.
Days 9 – 11: Moscow▼
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.
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.
Morning tour of the Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries. The center of the Kremlin is the Cathedral Square that is a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square consists of several cathedrals and palaces; one of them is the Assumption Cathedral – the oldest Moscow Kremlin church, and one of the most important ones in Russia. On Kremlin grounds there also are the famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.
|11||Time to bid farewell to your new friends after unforgettable journey through this fascinating land. Disembarkation.|
|Main deck Twin Std 11.5 m2 / 124 ft2||3,270|
|Main deck Superior Twin 14 m2 / 150 ft2||3,770|
|Main deck Dedicated Sgl 11 m2 / 119 ft2||4,200|
|Upper deck Twin Std 11.5 m2 / 124 ft2||3,570|
|Upper deck Superior Twin 14 m2 / 150 ft2||4,070|
|Sun deck Junior Suite 15 m2 / 161.5 ft2||4,300|
|Double cabin/single use||+50%|
|* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy|