11D Russia Volga River Cruise | Moscow to St Petersburg | Selected dates Jul - Sep 2021
One of Europe's largest and longest rivers, the Volga river connects many of Russia's most popular town and villages, allowing you to experience Russia's distinct cultures in one seamless journey.
Day 1 : Arrive in Moscow (D)
Arrive in Moscow, Russia’s largest city. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your cruise ship.
Day 2 : Moscow (B/L/D)
After breakfast you will have a city tour which will include the Red Square , the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum, Bolshoy Theater, the Olympic Stadium and many other points of interest.
Day 3 : Moscow (B/L/D)
Your morning tour takes you to the Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square. Or, you may choose to participate in one of the optional excursions offered by your cruiseship. In the evening, as your river cruise departs Moscow, join your ship’s captain in a welcome dinner with wine.
Day 4 : Uglich (B/L/D)
Stop today at picturesque Uglich situated on the right bank of the Volga River. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration perched at the water’s edge. Next, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered.
Day 5 : Yaroslavl (B/L/D)
Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Ilya the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest.
Day 6 : Goritsy (B/L/D)
The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Cyril-Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril – one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Day 7 : Kizhi (B/L/D)
This day the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past.
Day 8 : Mandrogi (B/L/D)
Today the cruise takes you to the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir. A relaxing stop on the verdant river bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a picnic lunch (a picnic is subject to the ship itinerary and the weather conditions). This evening join your ship’s captain for a farewell dinner as your river sailing ends.
Day 9 : St. Petersburg (B/L/D)
This morning arrive and go on bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility, drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedovea to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great
Day 10 : St. Petersburg (B/L/D)
This day visit the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine II.
Day 11 : St. Petersburg Departure (B)
After breakfast your transfer will take you from the cruise ship to the airport.
Notes: The cruises company reserves the right to make the appropriate changes in the itinerary including deleting and adding cities, and changing the sequence of the itinerary as required by local conditions.
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