11-day cruise between two capitals of Russia, including overnights with daily guided tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg; visits to Kizhi, Goritzy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and much more!
Days 1 – 3: 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, embarkation.
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. Lunch and dinner.
|3||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.|
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: Yaroslavl▼
Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center. Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town’s central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church make it really a museum of old Russian painting.
Day 6: 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 7: Kizhi▼
Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising through Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Having landed on Kizhi we’ll spend several great hours visiting what is called an Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture: altogether it is a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses.
Day 8: River Village (Mandrogi)▼
|8||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.|
Days 9 – 11: St. Petersburg▼
This morning after arrival in St. Petersburg, enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. Lunch, dinner aboard.
Today 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.
|11||Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation.|
|Junior Suite Boat Deck||4,550|
|Dedicated SGL Boat Deck||3,610|
|Junior Suite Upper Deck||4,250|
|Twin Standard Upper Deck||2,810|
|Twin Standard Main Deck||2,610|
|Twin Lower Deck||2,390|
|Triple Lower Deck||1,990|
|Twin/double cabin for SGL use||+50%|
|* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy|