11 Day Treasures of Russia Cruise
Glide by Russia’s picturesque scenery as you cruise the Volga, Svir and Neva rivers on a journey aboard the MS Rossia. Explore the grand palaces and an array of art and architecture that will leave you in awe of Russia's golden age.
• 10 nights exploring the Russian waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia
• Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
• 29 meals – 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
• Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise
• Explore seven towns, villages and cities
• Transfers, port charges and tipping
• Explore St Petersburg including Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof Park and the Hermitage Museum
26 May 2020 departure
Other departures available between July – September 2020, seasonal surcharges apply.
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Room / Cabin Type: Window Stateroom
Cabin Category / Grade: (Cat. F)
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin/Double
22 Feb 19,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1. Arrive St Petersburg, Embark Ship
Fly into St Petersburg this morning, Russia’s extravagant cultural hub. Be met on arrival at the airport and transfer with a group to your river ship. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
10 Nights, aboard your river ship, the MS Rossia D
Day 2. St Petersburg, City Tour, Peterhof Park
This morning enjoy a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg. See Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. Admire the ornate fountains and gardens in Peterhof Park. BLD
Day 3. St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world. BLD
Day 4. Mandrogi
Today, cruise down the Neva River and arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. Wander through the quirky collection of old wooden houses. Then see the famous Vodka Museum. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts. Afterwards, re-board your ship and set sail along the peaceful Svir River. BLD
Be treated to a Russian language lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases.
Day 5. Kizhi Island
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Marvel at the island’s impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail. BLD
Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site on Kizhi Island.
Day 6. Goritsy
Today, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway, which connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, and enjoy a tour to one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril. Today the monastery remains an important part of Russia’s spiritual history, and features an intriguing collection of ancient artefacts. BLD
Day 7. Yaroslavl
Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities and dates back to the age of the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery. BLD
Day 8. Uglich
Watch idyllic rural life unfold along the banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a tour that allows you to embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591. This afternoon, set sail along the
Volga River towards Moscow. BLD
Day 9. Moscow
Cruise into Moscow, Russia’s capital. On arrival, explore some of the city’s landmarks and uncover 860 years of history on a tour with a local guide. See the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Here, visit the Armoury Museum, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, priceless jewellery and impressive armour. BLD
Day 10. Moscow
Today in Moscow, enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic monuments and legendary palaces as you head to Red Square, where you’ll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square and see the city’s intriguing past play out through its striking imperial and Soviet architecture. Enjoy free time to explore Moscow this afternoon. Back on board this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast to new friends with a glass of Russian vodka. BLD
Day 11. Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow
After breakfast, you’ll disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. B
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
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