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River Cruise
River Cruise

St Petersburg to Moscow

Russian and Ukrainian Waterways

from £1,749 per person
2 passengers 10 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Journey from majestic St Petersburg to historic Moscow on this Russian river cruise

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.

Including...

29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners

Excursions

  • Tour of St Petersburg
  • Visit the Hermitage State Museum
  • Tour of Mandrogi
  • Visit the monastery of Kirillo-Belozersky
  • Open-air museum on the island of Kizhi
  • City tour of Yaroslavl
  • Walking tour of Uglich
  • Sightseeing in Moscow
  • Visit the Kremlin and Kremlin Armoury

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Day 1 UK to St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Fly to St Petersburg and embark your ship MS Surikov.

St Petersburg St Petersburg Northwestern District Russia Europe

Day 2 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 as Russia's ‘Window on the West’, this city was built as a showpiece, with impressive neoclassical buildings and spacious avenues.

An included panoramic tour takes in the city’s beautiful monuments and architecture, including Summer and Winter Palaces, the impressive Admiralty Building, the Victory Column and St Isaac’s Cathedral. This afternoon another included tour visits the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. The museum is one of the greatest art galleries in the world and is set in a magnificent palace that contains enough treasures to keep you fascinated for days.

St Petersburg St Petersburg Northwestern District Russia Europe

Day 3 St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Today is at leisure for you to explore the city independently at your leisure.

Set sail this evening and enjoy a welcome cocktail party.

St Petersburg St Petersburg Northwestern District Russia Europe

Day 4 Mandrogi

Mandrogi

Mandrogi, on the Svir River, is a reconstructed traditional Russian village complete with charming wooden houses and cobblestone walkways. Perhaps buy some traditional handicrafts in the workshop or sample the country’s favourite beverage in the Vodka Museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch ashore to the accompaniment of traditional Russian folk music.

Mandrogi Leningrad Oblast Northwestern District Russia Europe

Day 5 Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island

This morning your ship sails into Lake Onega to the small island of Kizhi. You’ll visit the open-air museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where wooden buildings from all over Russia have been re-erected to provide a glimpse of life in centuries gone by..

Kizhi Island Republic of Karelia Northwestern District Russia Europe

Day 6 Goritzy

Goritsy

This morning cruise to the small settlement of Goritsy, from where an included excursion visits the 14th-century monastery of Kirillo-Belozersky. Two monks founded the monastery after the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to them and instructed them to build it. The original simple wooden church has been replaced over the centuries by a huge complex of buildings. Back on board ship cruise towards Yaroslavl.

Goritsy Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Volga District Russia Europe

Day 7 Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl

Enjoy an included tour of Yaroslavl, Russia’s second largest city during the 17th century. The historic centre is now a World Heritage Site. See some of the city’s impressive churches, such as the Monastery of Our Saviour and the beautiful Church of Elijah the Prophet, and perhaps take a stroll along the banks of the Volga. 

Yaroslavl Yaroslavl Oblast Central Federal District Russia Europe

Day 8 Uglich

Uglich

An included walking tour reveals the highlights of Uglich and uncovers its chequered past, which is linked to infamous figures like Ivan the Terrible and Boris Godunov. You will also visit the former local Kremlin and the Church of Tsarevich Dimitri-on-the-Blood, which stands near the spot where Prince Dimitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening.

Uglich Yaroslavl Oblast Central Federal District Russia Europe

Day 9 Arrival in Moscow

Moscow

An included sightseeing tour introduces you to the great landmarks of Russia's cultured capital city. Red Square is home to many of the key attractions here, such as the colourful St Basil's cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Your ship remains moored in Moscow for two nights.

Moscow Moscow Oblast Central Federal District Russia Europe

Day 10 Moscow

Moscow

Today’s included excursion visits the vast Kremlin complex with its gold-domed churches and iconic bell tower. Inside the complex you will see a vast collection of impressive Russian art, including delicate tapestries. You’ll also visit the Kremlin Armoury used by the Tsars to store their countless treasures safely and now one of the oldest and most important museums in Moscow. Here you'll find an impressive collection of weaponry, ceremonial carriages, royal thrones and imperial regalia, allowing you to gain a real insight into the jaw-droppingly opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the Russian royalty.

Moscow Moscow Oblast Central Federal District Russia Europe Russian Waterways

Day 11 Moscow to the UK

Moscow

Disembark your ship after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Moscow Moscow Oblast Central Federal District Russia Europe Russian Waterways

Please Note

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions, at an additional cost or by exploring independently.

St Petersburg to Moscow

Russian and Ukrainian Waterways

from £1,749 per person
2 passengers
10 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required

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St Petersburg to Moscow

Russian and Ukrainian Waterways

from £1,749 per person
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10 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required