From  £1795
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour the city of St. Petersburg
  • Explore the wooden village of Mandrogui
  • Cruise to the tiny island of Kizhi
  • Discover the Hermitage Museum
  • Visit the historical town of Uglich
  • Enjoy a city tour of Moscow
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4-star Russian River Cruise - MS Rostropovich | St. Petersburg - Moscow

8 Day Tour, from £1795 per person
Itinerary Dates
09 May  -  16 May
23 May  -  30 May
06 Jun  -  13 Jun
20 Jun  -  27 Jun
04 Jul  -  11 Jul
18 Jul  -  25 Jul
01 Aug  -  08 Aug
15 Aug  -  22 Aug
29 Aug  -  05 Sep
12 Sep  -  19 Sep
26 Sep  -  03 Oct
10 Oct  -  17 Oct

Luxuriate aboard an unforgettable cruise through the heart of Russia on the splendid MS Rostropovich. Discover the iconic attractions in Moscow and explore the fairytale island of Kizhi before reaching the grand city of St Petersburg. Whilst cruising, choose to enjoy the view from the expansive Panorama Lounge onboard or sit back and relax on your private balcony. 

Tour Itinerary

Fly to St Petersburg and transfer to the MS Rostropovich. Relax in your cabin or explore the city on your own before meeting your fellow travellers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
One of Russia’s former capitals, dating from the early 18th-century, St. Petersburg was built to Peter the Great’s exact specifications. After breakfast, disembark the ship and travel to the Hermitage, one of the oldest, largest, and most awe-inspiring museums in the world. Founded by Catherine the Great, the museum is a complex of six buildings, including the former Winter Palace, and houses nearly three million works of art. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing with the sightseeing tour of Peter & Paul Fortress, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and St. Isaacs Cathedral. The ship moors overnight in St. Petersburg. (B,L,D)
This morning embark on a tour of the Mandrogui village and in the evening enjoy a typical Ukrainian dinner on board. (B, L,D)
This morning arrive on the island of Kizhi, situated at the north end of Lake Onega. Kizhi is home to some of the most amazing wooden architecture in Russia, such as the Church of Intercession, built by locals in 1764 – the church’s towering walls and 22 domes were all constructed without a single nail. Visit this church on a walking tour today, and also stop at the Museum of Wooden Architecture. The ship departs around noon and heads for Goritsy. B,L,D)
Goritsy is a peaceful farming town that is quintessentially Russian. Arrive here in early afternoon and have a guided tour that includes the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons. Return to the ship late afternoon and continue on to Yaroslavl, cruising through the night. (B,L,D)
Located on the banks of the Volga, Uglich was founded by merchants in 1148 and is now home to some of Russia’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals. The morning tour will in some of the most notable buildings, such as the Chambers of Prince Dmitry and the magnificent Church of Dmitry on the Blood, dedicated to the tragic death of Ivan the Terrible's young son. The ship departs around lunchtime for Moscow. (B,L,D)
Today, enjoy a city tour that includes the Red Square and many other well-known sights. There is some free time to shop for souvenirs or wander on your own, perhaps to visit St. Basil’s Cathedral or GUM, the vast Soviet-Era department store. The ship moors overnight in Moscow (B,L,D)
Free morning before transfer to airport for flight back to the UK.

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1795 per person

Price Includes

  • Standard Double Stateroom on middle deck with balcony 
  • Transfers on arrival/departure
  • All Meals on board; Early-riser Coffee, Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Bottled Water in every cabin replenished daily
  • House wine, beer and juice with dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome cocktail reception/Farewell Dinner
  • Full sightseeing programme in each port of call with transfers, entrance fees and English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • All onboard entertainment programmes including lectures, Russian language classes, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano
  • Home visit with Russian family
  • Russian visa support documents
  • Doctor on board

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Russian visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage
  • Optional Excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Itinerary Dates  
09 May 2020
16 May 2020
23 May 2020
30 May 2020
06 Jun 2020
13 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
04 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2020
08 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
05 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020

M. Rostropovich

The 212-passenger M. Rostropovich, completely rebuilt in 2010-2011, brings a new level of onboard enjoyment to the Volga-Baltic Waterway. It features ten stateroom and suite categories ranging up to 432 sq. ft., most with balconies. Staterooms provide a bathroom with a separate shower, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator. Enticing public areas include an expansive Panorama Lounge; Conference Hall for onboard lectures; Fitness Room, an Infirmary staffed by a physician, plus an elevator reaching all decks.

Tour Route Map

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

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