From  £1785
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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3-star Russian River Cruise | St Petersburg to Moscow

11 Day Tour, from £1785 per person
Itinerary Dates
21 Jul  -  31 Jul
11 Aug  -  21 Aug
01 Sep  -  11 Sep
22 Sep  -  02 Oct
18 May  -  28 May
08 Jun  -  18 Jun
29 Jun  -  09 Jul
20 Jul  -  30 Jul
10 Aug  -  20 Aug
31 Aug  -  10 Sep
21 Sep  -  01 Oct

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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 three-star boat M/S Shashkov, but alternative dates are possible on board another three-star boat M/S Chicherin and on our four-star boats. 

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

Arrive St Petersburg. Tansfer to the boat and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
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)
Morning visit to the Hermitage, St Petersburg’s rival to the Louvre in Paris. The collection contains over three million exhibits. (B,L,D)
Today stop at Mandrogi to relax on the verdant river bank and enjoy the pleasant scenery with a picnic lunch. (B,L,D)
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)
Afternoon arrival at Goritsy, a typical Russian village. There is an excursion to Kirillo-Belozerksy Monastery and various optional events. (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)
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)
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
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
Free morning before transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £1785 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  
21 Jul 2018
31 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018
11 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
18 May 2019
28 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
09 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019
10 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019

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

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