Day 1: Moscow. Arrival in Moscow, embarkation, welcome dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Moscow. Sightseeing motor coach tour of this ancient Russian capital, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view of the city. Tour of the Kremlin: Originally a fortress, it comprises beautiful cathedrals, ornate palaces and government buildings. Visit the Cathedral of the Assumption. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 3: Moscow. Balance of day free for exploring Moscow on your own. Whatever your interest, our local hosts ease your way by making all arrangements for tours to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest. This evening you leave Moscow for the start of your cruise. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 4: Uglich. Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th-century town - one of Russia's most ancient. Visit the Kremlin, with its 16th-century Church of the Transfiguration. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 5: Goritsy. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery, which has six centuries of glorious history, a home to a the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 6: Kizhi. Arrive at the island of Kizhi - an architectural gem within Lake Onega. The island is famous for its wonderful collection of 18th-century wooden buildings, restored to their original state. The highlight of Kizhi is the amazing Church of the Transfiguration, with its 22 onion domes; this magnificent structure was built entirely without a single nail. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 7: River Village. Enjoy a visit of the local villages.
Day 8: St. Petersburg. Morning arrival in St. Petersburg. City tour. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 9: St. Petersburg. This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. Lunch, farewell dinner aboard.
Day 10: St. Petersburg. Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation.
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