Take the "river less travelled" and sail from St Petersburg to Moscow on this 10-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 Chicherin.
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.
Arrive St Petersburg. Transfer to the boat and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
Morning excursion to the Kremlin and one of the cathedrals in the grounds. Time at leisure or book an optional excursion. (B,L,D)
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.
MS Chicherin is named after the revolutionary and Soviet ambassador Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin and was completely refurbished in 2012. On board there are 2 suites, 128 twins (2-bed cabin), 14 quads (4-bed cabin) and 10 singles (1-bed cabin).
All staterooms we feature are outside (no interior cabins) and with large opening windows. Each cabin has air-conditioning (individually controlled), private en-suite bathrooms (WC, shower, washbasin, hairdryer and towels), as well as a refrigerator and safe.
Dining on board MS Chicherin features European cuisine specialities with elements of Russian traditional cooking. Breakfasts are buffet-style. Lunches usually include 3 courses (salad/soup, main and dessert). Dinner is waiter-served and with a traditional Russian food menu.
On board entertainment is focused on lots of included activities and live performances (classical and Russian folk music). On board lectures are on the country's history and culture. Daily talks provide information on visited river ports, nearby towns, shore excursions and additional tours available for booking locally. Travellers can also enjoy traditional Russian tea ceremonies, Russian language lessons, dancing and singing classes, vodka tasting and matrioshka painting classes.
On the Boat and Middle Deck are the two restaurants (Ladoga and Onega). There is the Panorama Bar Lounge (Main Lounge/Music Hall) on the Boat Deck.
On the Sun Deck find the Conference Hall and Bar (Dance Hall/Cinema/Meeting Room) On the Middle Deck enjoy drinks in the Berezka Bar Lounge (Library / Reading Hall). There is also a small Souvenir shop.
The Infirmary, Beauty Salon, laundry service, Lobby and reception can all be found on the middle deck.