See Red Square's unique Cathedral of Basil the Blessed on an included sightseeing tour. Commissioned in the 1500s, the decorations and colourful painting on the domes and walls, give it the distinctive look it's famous for today.
This magnificent mix of gardens, fountains and water features was inspired by Versailles.
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Discover Russia's rich history and heritage
Exclusively for Saga
Explore impressive St Petersburg and historic Moscow. Discover a wealth of historic treasures – from the picturesque wooden buildings of Kizhi Island to the splendours of the Hermitage collections – on this leisurely river cruise aboard MS Rublev.
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- UK travel service
- Full board
Day 1 UK to St Petersburg
Fly to St Petersburg and embark your ship.
Day 2 St Petersburg
An included panoramic tour takes in the city’s beautiful monuments and architecture.
Later, another included tour visits the world-renowned Hermitage Museum.
Day 3 St Petersburg
Today you have time to explore this magnificent city independently before setting sail this evening and enjoy the Captains welcome dinner.
Day 4 Mandrogi
Mandrogi is a reconstructed village complete with charming old wooden houses and cobblestone walkways. Perhaps buy some traditional handicrafts in the workshop or sample the country’s favourite beverage in the Vodka Museum.
Day 5 Kizhi Island
Today's included excursion takes you to the open-air museum of wooden architecture on the island of Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes an impressive collection of churches, chapels and houses.
Day 6 Goritzy
From the small settlement of Goritzy, an included excursion visits Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery.
Day 7 Yaroslavl
Enjoy an included tour of Yaroslavl. This was Russia’s second largest city during the 17th century and its historic centre is now a World Heritage Site.
Day 8 Uglich
An included tour reveals the highlights of Uglich and uncovers its chequered past, which is linked to figures like Ivan the Terrible and Boris Godunov. The Captains farewell dinner will also be held this afternoon.
Day 9 Arrival in Moscow
An included sightseeing tour introduces you to the great landmarks of Russia's cultured capital city. MS Rublev will be moored for next two nights in Moscow.
Day 10 Moscow
Today’s included excursion visits the vast Kremlin complex with its gold-domed churches.
Day 11 Moscow to the UK
Disembark your ship after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.