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13 Day Luxury All Inclusive River Cruise Moscow to St Petersburg

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13 Day Luxury All Inclusive River Cruise Moscow to St Petersburg

Discover the passion and grandeur of Russian history, art and culture. The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendour.

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Discover the passion and grandeur of Russian history, art and culture. The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendour.

Explore the dichotomy of Moscow—rich with monuments to both 15th-century tsars and 20th-century communist leaders. Stand in awe of the massive Kremlin complex, oniondomed St. Basil’s Cathedral and the extravagant Moscow metro system. See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful small towns, where locals still engage in traditional crafts. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white-stone churches and gorgeous monasteries.

Be amazed by Kizhi Island’s UNESCO-designated Transfiguration Church, a wooden structure built entirely without the use of nails. And uncover regal St. Petersburg, which boasts art-laden galleries and museums, fabled canals and elegant architecture from a wide variety of eras. Adventurous travellers will sail Russia’s great rivers and lakes, seeing world-class cities and timeless towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning architecture and legendary art as they go.

Day by day

First Day welcome to Moscow and board your ship

Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Ship:   River Victoria

Second Day we tour the city and metro then stroll down Arbat street

Your panoramic tour showcases the best of Moscow: the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Enjoy a typical Russian lunch before visiting one of the most beautiful subways in the world, and then take stroll down Arbat Street, the longtime hangout of intellectuals and dissidents. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: During your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing may change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Ship:   River Victoria

Third Day we tour the Kremlin and Armory Museum

The legendary Kremlin, a self-contained city with palaces, armories and Cathedrals built within a medieval fortress, is the birthplace of Moscow. A huge triangle enclosed in red-brick walls, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the oldest area in Moscow and one of the world’s most beautiful architectural treasures. Tour the Kremlin and Armory Museum with its priceless collection of tsarist treasures, including the coronation robes of the tsars and exquisitely crafted Fabergé eggs.

Ship:   River Victoria

Fourth Day enjoy Moscow at your leisure 

Spend your last day in Moscow at leisure.

Fifth Day its off to Uglich to see St. Dimitry on the Blood 

Visit one of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, Uglich, home of the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built in honor of the slain son of Ivan the Terrible.

Ship:   River Victoria

Sixth Day we take in the sights of Yaroslavl 

Stroll through Yaroslavl’s UNESCO-designated city centre with your local expert and step inside the domed Church of Elijah the Prophet, whose interior is covered in frescoes from the floor to the top of the domes.

Ship:   River Victoria

Seventh Day its Goritsy (Kirillov) life in a Russian province 

See one of the most beautiful monasteries in the country, the 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery. You’ll also visit the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, gaining a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world.

Ship:   River Victoria

Eighth Day we visit the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture 

 Marvel at the all-wood Church of Transfiguration at the UNESCO-designated open-air museum.

Ship:   River Victoria

Ninth Day enjoy a waking tour of Mandrogi with shashlik picnic lunch         

Be guided through the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to talented artisans who bring Russia’s past vividly to life, and then enjoy a traditional shashlik picnic lunch.

Ship:   River Victoria

Tenth Day a city tour of St.Petersburg with canal cruise and ballet performance 

See imperial St. Petersburg via a panoramic tour and from the water. Stop to visit the iconic Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. In the evening, be treated to a ballet performed at Alexandrinsky Theatre. Note: If the theatre is closed to the public for a private function, the performance will be held at an alternative venue. Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Ship:   River Victoria

Eleventh Day take in the sights of Catherine Palace and Park

Tour the splendid Catherine Palace and Park, a rococo masterpiece offering unrivalled luxury.

Ship:   River Victoria

Twelfth Day we visit St.Petersburg's Hermitage Museum 

Visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace, and prepare to be amazed. Spend your last evening onboard at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Ship:   River Victoria

Thirteenth Day we disembark the ship

Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Peterburg Pulkovo airport for your flight home.

Dining

All meals on-board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients.

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners.

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.

Unlimited beverages on-board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee and tea, and mineral water.

Travel Highlights

  • 1 country: Russia
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days.
  • All gratuities, both on-board and onshore.
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager.
  • Cultural enrichment, including Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace, reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to talented artisans, the 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet, Kremlin and Armory Museum.
  • Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures.

The Difference

Impeccable service with a larger on-board staff than any other river cruise line.

Intimate and Beautifully designed ships and carrying an average of just 130 guests.

All gratuities on-board and onshore.

All-scheduled airport transfers.

Elegant and well-appointed river-view staterooms and suites.

In-suite butler service 

All dining on-board and unlimited beverages (including many premium spirits such as Grey Goose, Crown Royal, and Glenfiddich).

A wide choice of personalised excursions led by English-speaking local experts.

A number of exclusive excursions offered only by us.

Well-equipped on-board fitness centre.

On-board exercise and wellness classes (with certified on-board wellness instructors in Europe).

Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.

Ship-wide internet and Wi-Fi access.

On-board entertainment and signature lectures.

Additional Information

Price is a seasonal from price

All cabins are luxury, but upgrades are available

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

Best prices, more information and booking

Great Discounts are available – please speak with our expert who can arrange extra unique discounts.

Only £100 per person deposit required (except for last minute bookings).

By booking through us you will receive additional customer service and extra discounts.

Please ask our expert about last minute special offers available throughout the year.

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