From  £1795
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Stop on the fairytale island of Kizhi
  • Visit the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
  • Tour the Kremlin
  • Visit the picturesque town of Uglich
  • See the Church of Elijah the Prophet
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3-star + Russian River Cruise | Moscow to St Petersburg

12 Day Tour, from £1795 per person
Itinerary Dates
01 Aug  -  12 Aug
15 Aug  -  26 Aug
22 Aug  -  02 Sep
05 Sep  -  16 Sep
12 Sep  -  23 Sep
26 Sep  -  07 Oct
08 May  -  19 May
22 May  -  02 Jun
29 May  -  09 Jun
12 Jun  -  23 Jun
19 Jun  -  30 Jun
03 Jul  -  14 Jul
10 Jul  -  21 Jul
24 Jul  -  04 Aug
31 Jul  -  11 Aug
14 Aug  -  25 Aug
21 Aug  -  01 Sep
04 Sep  -  15 Sep
11 Sep  -  22 Sep
25 Sep  -  06 Oct
02 Oct  -  13 Oct

Our most popular Russian River Cruise - all aboard the M/S Shashkov, M/S Chicherin or the M/S Chernishevsky to sail from Russia’s cosmopolitan capital, Moscow, to imperial St Petersburg, exploring beautiful Russian landscapes and ancient towns in between. M/S Shashkov, M/S Chernishevsky and M/S Chicherin are good 3-star four deck vessels featuring comfortable outside cabins with air conditioning, offering majestic views of the passing countryside. Continental and Russian cuisine as well as specialities of the surrounding regions are served on board. With plenty of cruising time guests can relax in the sauna and enjoy the music room, dance hall and on board evening entertainment.

Price based on Main Deck cabins. For upgrades to the Middle Deck and the Boat Deck, please speak to our Russia specialists. Other Russian river cruises on different boats are available for this journey, should these dates not be suitable. This journey also operates from St Petersburg to Moscow. Please click here for an itinerary for this route or contact one of our Russia Travel Specialists for more information.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Moscow and transfer to the boat. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner on board. (D)
Embark on a tour of the capital by coach. Visit Red Square, admire the multi-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, and discover the Lenin Mausoleum and the Bolshoi Theatre. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a morning excursion to the Kremlin and one of the cathedrals located within the grounds. Spend some free time at leisure before the ship departs Moscow in the evening. Perhaps book a half-day tour to the Kremlin’s Armoury. Speak to a Regent Russia Specialist for more details. (B,L,D)
Despite its name, Uglich is one of Russia’s most picturesque towns and is best viewed from the river. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood. In the evening enjoy a gala dinner hosted by the Captain. (B,L,D)
Arrive in the historic city of Yaroslavl, located at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosi Rivers. On a sightseeing tour by bus see the 17th century Church of Elijah the Prophet which stands in the city’s centre and is Yaroslavl’s most beautiful church. Visit the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and embark on an interactive tour of the former Governor’s house (B,L,D)
The ship arrives in Goritsy in the afternoon. Here, enjoy an excursion to Kirillo-Belozerksy Monastery. This incredible medieval complex stretches out along the shore of the Siverskoye Lake and is one of the largest and best preserved buildings in northern Russia. (B,L,D)
The ship reaches the tiny fairytale island of Kizhi on the northern shore of Lake Onega. Explore the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, a fascinating collection of over 90 historic wooden buildings, and discover the beautiful Church of the Transfiguration. (B,L,D)
The ship arrives at Mandrogi. Relax and enjoy a picnic on the riverbank. (B,L,D)
Depart on a sightseeing tour of St Petersburg by coach visiting key sights for photo-stops including the Admiralty Building, Battleship Aurora, Winter Palace and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
Spend the morning at the Hermitage Museum exploring the world’s largest collection of artefacts including sculptures, archaeological finds and paintings from famous artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of one of St Petersburg’s most famous attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
Enjoy a free day in St Petersburg to explore at leisure or book optional excursions. Perhaps choose to visit Catherine Palace, located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo. Explore its legendary Amber Room and spend time exploring the immaculately kept grounds and gardens. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

12 day tour, from £1795 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Twin air-conditioned cabins on main deck with private facilities
  • Full board (set menu begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on day of disembarkation) (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail reception
  • Gala farewell dinner aboard
  • Full sightseeing programme in each port of call
  • Lecturer and Russian language and song lessons
  • Nightly entertainment, dancing and daily aerobics
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge
  • Port taxes

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa
  • Regional Add-ons from Aberdeen,Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle
  • Drinks with meals

Price Notes

There are a large number of ships plying the Russian waterways, especially between Moscow and St Petersburg. However, most ships follow similar itineraries and offer a comparable standard of accommodation and tours. We can book a number of boats, so even if you don't find a date to suit you, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Itinerary Dates  
01 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
02 Sep 2017
05 Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017
12 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
07 Oct 2017
08 May 2018
19 May 2018
22 May 2018
02 Jun 2018
29 May 2018
09 Jun 2018
12 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
19 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018
03 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018
10 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2018
24 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018
31 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018
14 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018
04 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018
25 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018
02 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018

M/S Shashkov

M/S Shashkov is a four deck vessel built in Germany in 1986 (project 302), refurbished in 2013. It is equipped with modern navigation devices and can reach the speed up to 25.5 km per hour (around 17 mph). Its length is 129 metres, width is 16.7 metres, and immersion is 2.9 metres. The boat can accommodate up to 280 passengers.

The ship features outside cabins with air-conditioning, affording majestic views of the passing countryside. The dining room offers Continental and Russian cuisine, as well as the specialities of the surrounding regions. There are 2 restaurants (one restaurant and one bar-restaurant), bars, a small souvenir shop, and sauna. Laundry service is also available. Parties, games, dancing and shipboard entertainment all serve to ensure a memorable cruise.


Tour Route Map

  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, Uglich
  3. Russia, Yaroslavl
  4. Russia, Goritsy
  5. Russia, Kizhi
  6. Russia, Mandrogi
  7. Russia, St Petersburg

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