Package Name: Russian River Cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow
Price: $ 1479
Day: 11 Day
Night: 10 Night
Starting Month: May
End Month: Sept
See beautiful Russian landscapes unfold before you as you cruise the waterways of northern Russia, from St. Petersburg to Moscow. This epic 11-day itinerary includes touring landmarks such as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, and Catherine Palace and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But there’s so much more to see, including quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich, that only a river cruise can provide. See magnificent palaces, discover fortified monasteries, and visit stunning cathedrals. It is a remarkable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country.
Day 1 Arrive in St Petersburg, Russia.
Fly to St Petersburg where you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Nikolay Chernishevsky. This evening, enjoy dinner and live piano music on board. (D)
Day 2 St Petersburg.
Admire St Petersburg’s historic center on an included tour this morning and take in highlights such as the Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace façade, Peter & Paul Fortress, and Nevsky Prospect with its ornate onion-domed Church of the Resurrection and beautiful St Isaac Cathedral. After lunch, visit the Hermitage Museum. This evening, enjoy either an optional excursion to a Russian folklore show or an optional ‘Rivers and Canals’ tour. (B,L,D)
Day 3 St Petersburg.
Today’s optional excursion takes you to Pushkin, home to the luxurious summer palaces of former Russian royalty. Visit Catherine Palace to marvel at the famed Amber Room and other lavish chambers, before heading to nearby Peterhof to see the beautiful lower park and beautiful palace exterior. This evening, set sail on the Neva River and enjoy a ‘Getting to Know You’ show on board. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Mandrogui.
Built to resemble a traditional Russian hamlet, Mandrogui is set amidst pretty parkland on the banks of the Svir River and is peppered with pretty wooden buildings topped with colorful tiles and woodcarvings. Enjoy the shops and artisan workshops before tucking into a tasty Russian treat – a succulent shashlik kebab. Back on board your ship, enjoy a Russian language lesson. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Kizhi.
Cruise to Lake Onega’s picture book island of Kizhi for a visit to the impressive Museum of Wooden Architecture. Famed for its distinctive Transfiguration Church with 22 cupolas, the UNESCO World Heritage site is also home to many other ancient wooden buildings, painstakingly relocated from all over Russia. Back on board, this afternoon’s activities include a Captain’s bridge tour and a Russian tea party, followed by a classical concert in the evening. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Goritsy.
After breakfast, enjoy a traditional Russian song class before cruising across the White Lake to Goritsy, a quaint village settlement near the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St Cyril) Monastery. This afternoon, visit the monastery’s intriguing Museum of Icons. Tonight, enjoy a pirate themed dinner before this evening’s concert. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Yaroslavl.
This morning, arrive in Yaroslavl, one of Russia’s ‘Golden Ring of Cities’. View the cities highlights on an included bus tour to see the exterior of the Church of Elijah the Prophet before visiting the colorful local market, the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-worker, and the Governor’s House art exhibition. This evening, enjoy a Ukrainian dinner on board followed by a gala concert. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Uglich.
Another ‘Golden Ring’ city, Uglich is one of Russia’s best-loved towns. Explore this fascinating 12th-century village on a walking tour including the former Kremlin, the haunting Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, and the Transfiguration Cathedral. This afternoon, enjoy a Russian language lesson and a farewell dinner before getting the chance to star in tonight’s talent show. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Moscow.
This morning, sail the Moscow Canal to Russia’s capital, one of the world’s most impressive and interesting cities. Explore Moscow on an included city tour, admiring highlights such as the colorful onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, the legendary Red Square, Novodevichy Convent, and spectacular views from the Sparrow Hills. This evening, there’s an optional ‘Moscow by night’ excursion. (B,L,D)
Day 10 Moscow.
Marvel at imposing red-brick towers and extravagant palaces on today’s included visit to the famous Kremlin, and view historic Cathedral Square, where gleaming gold domes and cupolas sit atop three of the Kremlin’s best known architectural treasures: the Dormition, Annunciation and Archangel Michael cathedrals. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to Sergiyev Posad. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Moscow.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Russian River Cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow
11 days from St. Petersburg to Moscow (7006)
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single and triple rooms may be available upon request.
Pricing is based on standard lower deck cabins with a porthole.
Upgrades may be available upon request.
View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you’ll find the date the vacation starts and date you’ll return.
TourStart Date Return Date Land/Cruise Price
14-May-2016 24-May-2016 $1479 Please Call
25-Jun-2016 05-Jul-2016 $1609 Please Call
06-Aug-2016 16-Aug-2016 $1559 Please Call
17-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016 $1509 Please Call
2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2016.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE
CRUISE MS Nikolay Chernishevsky or similar
MS Nikolay Chernishevsky or similar
Full board on cruise ship
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP PRICE
The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).
Currently excursions are not available for this vacation. If you have questions about the types of excursions that are available please contact Omega getaways.
Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.
Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
St. Petersburg, Old Stock Exchange, Rostral Columns, Peter & Paul Fortress, Nevsky Prospect, and St. Isaac Cathedral, Mandrogui, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Golden Ring Cities, Church of Elijah, Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, Governor’s House art exhibition, Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, Transfiguration Cathedral, Moscow, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow Hills, Cathedral Square, Dormition, Annunciation and Archangel Michael Cathedrals.
Russian language lesson, traditional Russian song class, 12th-century village walking tour, Museum of Icons, and Museum of Wooden Architecture.
Services of a Cruise Director and English-speaking guide on tour.
Note : Indian Nationals traveling to Russia require the original confirmation documents from Russia in order to process the visa. Towards the same, the following information is required –
CLIENT’S FULL NAME AS PER PASSPORT
PASSPORT NUMBER AND EXPIRATION DATE
CLIENT’S FULL DATE OF BIRTH
COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP
LIST OF ANY DISABILITIES IF APPLICABLE
The cost for procuring the docs from Russia is $150 per booking (subject to change). Please note that it takes 10 -14 days to get the docs from Russia.