From  £1925
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour the Hermitage in St Petersburg
  • Admire St Basil's Cathedral
  • Stop on the fairytale island of Kizhi
  • Visit the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
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4-star Russian River Cruise | St Petersburg to Moscow

11 Day Tour, from £1925 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
08 Aug  -  18 Aug
29 Aug  -  08 Sep

Take the "river less travelled" and sail from St Petersburg to Moscow on this 11-day Russian River Cruise. Journey through the beautiful, pastoral countryside of Russia along canals, waterways and lakes, gazing at a land of ancient monasteries and shimmering forests of silver birch. Various boat options are available for this journey. Listed here are the dates for the M/S Tolstoy, but alternative dates are possible on board the M/S Fedin or Kronshtadt

Price based on Main Deck cabins. For upgrades to the Middle Deck and the Boat Deck, please speak to one of our Travel Specialists. This journey also operates from Moscow to St Petersburg. Please click here for an itinerary for this route or contact one of our Russia Travel Specialists for more information.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE ST PETERSBURG
ARRIVE ST PETERSBURG
Arrive St Petersburg. Tansfer to the boat and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 2
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Morning sightseeing tour of St Petersburg to include photo stops of Admiralty Building, Winter Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Also visit Peter and Paul's Fortress. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG
Morning visit to the Hermitage, St Petersburg’s rival to the Louvre in Paris. The collection contains over three million exhibits. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
MANDROGI
MANDROGI
Today stop at Mandrogi to relax on the verdant river bank and enjoy the pleasant scenery with a picnic lunch. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
KIZHI
KIZHI
This morning the ship stops at the tiny fairytale island of Kizhi on the northern shore of Lake Onega. Your visit to the island includes the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th-century Russian wooden buildings and the highlight of this visit - the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
GORITSY
GORITSY
Afternoon arrival at Goritsy, a typical Russian village. There is an excursion to Kirillo-Belozerksy Monastery and various optional events. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
YAROSLAVL
YAROSLAVL
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)
DAY 8
UGLICH
UGLICH
Far from ugly, the view of the town on approach from the Volga River is especially beautiful with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John's Church looming on the horizon. Visit the church of St. Dimitry of the Blood and the Kremlin where the seventh wife of Ivan The Terrible lived in exile. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Explore the city on a morning’s excursion that will include the colourful, multi-domed St Basil’s Cathedral (outside only), Red Square, the Lenin Mausoleum, the Bolshoi Theatre and many other points of interest. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Morning excursion to the Kremlin and one of the cathedrals in the grounds. Time at leisure or book an optional excursion before the river cruise departs Moscow this evening. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
MOSCOW
Free morning before transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £1925 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 with private facilities
  • Three meals per day [breakfast, lunch, dinner] commencing with dinner on day of embarkation and ending with breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Transfers on arrival/departure
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Full sightseeing programme in each port of call with transfers, entrance fees and English speaking guides
  • Russian language and song lessons
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing
  • Daily aerobics
  • Tour of ship’s bridge
  • Port taxes

Price Excludes

  • Russian visa
  • Drinks with meals
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage
  • Extra excursions

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  
08 Aug 2018
-
18 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
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08 Sep 2018

M/S Tolstoy

The four-star vessel MS Lev Tolstoy has double, single and triple accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, 220V sockets, picture windows and radios.
 
On board there are two bars (one with swimming pool), a restaurant , reading lounge, TV room, souvenir shop, beauty salon, sauna and a conference room  on the sun deck. Laundry and medical service are also available. This ship was built in Austria and was originally designed for high ranking  Kremlin official and to host foreign dignitaries.
 
M/S Tolstoy accommodates 168 guests as apposed to 200-300 on other ships of a similar size.

 

Tour Route Map


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

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