Russia Uncovered: Moscow-St. Petersburg

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Cruise the waterways between Moscow & St. Petersburg.  Depart Moscow or St.Petersburg on your luxury river cruiser and cruise along the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers.  Explore Kizhi Island, Goritzy, Uglich and more.  This is a truly unique way of seeing Russia and will be an experience to remember.

Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg or from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

Inclusions

Price includes:
  • Flight Dublin to Moscow or St Petersburg via Amsterdam or Paris
  • Transfer on arrival to the quay to board your cruiser
  • 10 nights onboard for 2 in a lower deck cabin
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • The services of a cruise director
  • Transfer from the port to the airport
  • Return flight from St Petersburg or Moscow to Dublin via Amsterdam or Paris
  • Taxes of €220 per person
  • Excursions (see below)

Itinerary

Day 1 Moscow

Fly from Dublin to Moscow and board your cruiser. Here you check in and enjoy your first dinner on board. For trips starting in St Petersberg the itinerary is reversed.

Day 2 Moscow

Your morning tour takes you to the famous Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square.

Day 3 Moscow

Your city tour includes views of Red Square, the famous brightly coloured onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theatre, the GUM Department Store on Red Square, and Moscow University and other sights.

Day 4 Uglich

Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest.

Day 5 Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest.

Day 6 Goritsy

The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Krillo-Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril and one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Day 7 Kizhi

This morning the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past.

Day 8 Mandrogi

Today you visit the picturesque village of Mandrogi, located on the River Svir. Stop on the verdant river bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a picnic lunch.

Day 9 Valaam

Walking tour around the central estate. Visit to Voskrensky and Gefsimansky Hermitages.

Day 10 St. Petersburg

This morning you will go on a bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg, with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedovea to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great. In the afternoon visit the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine II. The ship departs in the evening.

Accommodation

10 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MS Surikov or 4 Star MS Rublev, operated by Mosturflot

MS Surikov

MS Surikov was completely renovated with new decor and new furniture in 2007. The atmosphere is cozy and familiar with a friendly Russian service personnel. The ship’s Scandinavian tour leaders provide all information on board, and sees to it that our guests have a pleasant holiday.   This ship holds about 100 less passengers than most Russian ships of the same size,  therefore common areas onboard are more spacious.  All meals are taken in the ship’s restaurant serving local and tasty food, adapted to western people. There is entertainment on board several evenings during the cruise. MS Surikov also has a large lounge, bar, a small souvenir shop, laundry service and medical facilities. On the sun deck, there are chairs and tables.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €36 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement from €250
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required.
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or Debit Card
  • A Russian Visa is required and the Russian Embassy charge €86
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,599pp
  Number of nights: 10

11 May 2017 – Moscow €1,559
21 May 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629
31 May 2017 – Moscow €1,559
10 June 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,699
20 June 2017 – Moscow €1,699
30 June 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629
10 July 2017 – Moscow €1,629
20 July  2017 – St. Petersburg €1,699
30 July 2017 – Moscow €1,559
09 August 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,559
19 August 2017 – Moscow €1,559
29 August 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629
08 September 2017 – Moscow €1,559
18 September 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,559
 
Prices listed for Main Deck Cabin.
Upgrade to Upper Deck Cabin from €60 per person

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