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Russian River Cruise

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 40 - 44 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: May - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2474 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2474 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Today board your overnight flight en route to Moscow, Russia.

Day 2: Moscow, Russia - Ship Embarkation

Today you arrive in Moscow, the grand capital of Russia and its most dynamic city. Transfer to the ship, your home for the next nine nights, where you will enjoy nightly entertainment and delicious local cuisine. This evening, spend time getting acquainted with your fellow passengers and the ship.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Moscow

Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world and home to more than nine million people. Enjoy a tour highlighting historic and famous landmarks including Red Square (UNESCO), St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s grand boulevard lined with shops and restaurants. Enjoy some leisure time either in the city or aboard your ship.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Moscow - Cruising

Take the Moscow Metro to visit the 15th century Kremlin. Known as the “Underground Palace,” each Metro station was designed by a Russian architect, sculptor or artist. At the incredible Kremlin (UNESCO), view the priceless collection of Imperial treasures in the Armory Museum, including the crown jewels. Set sail from Moscow through the countryside of Russia and enjoy nightly on-board entertainment such as a romance concert, a classical music concert, and even a Russian folklore show with dancing lessons! In the afternoon, join your fellow travelers for a private Piroshki tea party hosted by your Russian companions. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail reception, followed by the Captain's welcome dinner.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Uglich

Approach the picturesque Golden Ring city of Uglich and soak in a lovely view of the magnificent architectural monuments from the deck. A walking tour features historic Transfiguration Cathedral, where a local choir brings the church's acoustics to life during a brief demonstration. Also see the blue-domed Church of Prince Dimitry on the Blood. Visit a local handicraft market to view regional crafts and learn about the Chaika watches. Continue along the mighty Volga River through unspoiled forests and rural villages. While sailing, enjoy an exclusive sampling of cuisine unique to Russia, such as blini and caviar.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Goritsy

Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you sail south to Goritsy*, a peaceful farming community, where you’ll visit the Kirill Belosersk Monastery. Later, sail in the vast White Lake, once known as the Tsar’s fishing grounds. On board, a special treat awaits as you join the chef and crew for an interactive Russian culinary demonstration.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Lake Onega - Kizhi Island

Cruise through picturesque Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe and one of the world’s purest. This morning you arrive at Kizhi Island, at the northern end of Lake Onega. Kizhi is renowned for its open-air museum. Visit these fascinating buildings of northern-style wood architecture including the remarkable Church of the Intercession. This spectacular church has nine domes in three tiers and is one of the ultimate examples of Russian fairytale architecture. Later, join your fellow travelers for an exclusive introduction and tasting of various types of vodka and an included lecture on the culture surrounding this Russian spirit.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Svir River - Green Stop on Mandroghi or Svirstroy

Cruise through the 119-mile Svir River which connects Lake Onega with Lake Ladoga. Pause for a few hours in a quaint riverside settlement where you will explore various buildings which represent country life in Russia. You may enjoy a walk through the woods or visit the workshops to watch artisans at work. Afterwards, everyone comes together at the outdoor pavilion for a traditional Shashlik barbecue lunch. This evening, enjoy a festive Captain’s dinner.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: St. Petersburg

Sail along the Neva River to St. Petersburg, Peter the Great’s magnificent creation and one of the loveliest European cities. Your morning tour of this fabled city of canals will take you to Palace Square, the historic heart of St. Petersburg (UNESCO), and along Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main boulevard. See the monumental St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Admiralty Tower and other great buildings that stand as monuments to the extravagant splendors of Imperial Russia. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the crown jewel of St. Petersburg. No museum rivals the Hermitage in size, grandeur and holdings, including masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens and Picasso.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: St. Petersburg

Today, take an excursion to Tsarskoye Selo (formerly known as Pushkin) and tour the magnificent Catherine Palace. Marvel at the blazing robin’s egg blue of the exterior and tour its distinctive rooms. After your visit, enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant featuring delicious local cuisine, drinks and lively entertainment. The remainder of your afternoon is free to take in the best of St. Petersburg.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 11: St. Petersburg - Disembark Ship - Tour Concludes

Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful cultural journey.
Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Highlights
• Moscow, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Kremlin, Piroshki Tea Party, Volga River, Blyni & Caviar, Traditional Culinary Demonstration, Kizhi Island, Vodka Tasting, St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates.

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