Package Name: Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Price: $ 1699
Day: 12 Day
Night: 11 Night
Starting Month: May
End Month: Sept
Admire beautiful Russian landscapes as you cruise the waterways of northern Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg. This epic 12-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 Moscow (Embarkation).
Fly to Moscow, where you will be met and transferred to your ship, the MS Nikolay Chernishevsky, for embarkation. This evening, enjoy dinner and live piano music on board. (D)
Day 2 Moscow.
Explore Russia’s enigmatic capital on an included city tour this morning, admiring highlights such as the colorful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, legendary Red Square, Novodevichy Convent, and spectacular views from the Sparrow Hills. This afternoon, marvel at imposing red-brick towers, extravagant palaces, and historic Cathedral Square on an included trip to the Kremlin, where gleaming gold domes and cupolas sit atop three of the Kremlin’s best known architectural treasures: the Dormition, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael Cathedrals. Tonight, enjoy an optional visit to a Russian Circus or an optional Moscow by Night excursion. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Moscow.
This morning, explore Moscow further or take advantage of one of the optional excursions available, including a trip to Sergiyev Posad or a tour of the New Maiden’s Convent. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board before tonight’s fun-filled Getting to Know You show. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Uglich.
Enjoy a RUSSIAN LANGUAGE LESSON and a traditional Russian song class this morning as you cruise to Uglich, one of Russia’s Golden Ring cities. Explore this fascinating 12th-century village on a WALKING TOUR that includes the former Kremlin, the haunting Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, and the Transfiguration Cathedral. Later, return to your ship for this evening’s folk concert. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Yaroslavl.
Another Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl is one of Russia’s best-loved towns. View the city’s 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. Back on board, activities include a Russian song lesson. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Goritsy.
As you cruise across White Lake, enjoy a MATRYOSHKA PAINTING LESSON, where you’ll learn how Russian Nesting Dolls are decorated. In the afternoon, reach Goritsy, a quaint village settlement near the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St. Cyril) Monastery and enjoy a visit to the intriguing MUSEUM OF ICONS. Tonight, feast on a traditional Russian dinner before this evening’s folk concert. (B,L,D)
Day 7 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. This evening, enjoy a pirate-themed dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Day 8 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. On board this evening, enjoy a farewell dinner before getting the chance to star in tonight’s talent show. (B,L,D)
Day 9 St Petersburg.
This morning, admire St. Petersburg’s historic center on an included tour and take in highlights such as the Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the impressive 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 world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM on an included excursion. Tonight, join the optional Rivers & Canals tour or the optional excursion to a Russian folklore show. (B,L,D)
Day 10 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 many lavish chambers, such as the famed Amber Room. This evening, join the optional excursion to a Russian ballet or the optional St. Petersburg by Night tour. (B,L,D)
Day 11 St Petersburg.
This morning, enjoy an excursion to PETERHOF, where you will visit the beautiful lower park and see the exterior of the palace. In the afternoon, why not take an optional transfer into St. Petersburg to explore the city at leisure? (B,L,D)
Day 12 St Petersburg (Disembarkation).
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg
12 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg (7007)
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-Jun-2016 25-Jun-2016 $1709 Please Call
26-Jul-2016 06-Aug-2016 $1699 Please Call
06-Sep-2016 17-Sep-2016 $1709 Please Call
27-Sep-2016 08-Oct-2016 $1619 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
Meals: 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.