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Cruise St. Petersburg—Moscow, 11 days, m/s Tchaikovsky

Day Location Excursion program
1 St. Petersburg embark This extraordinary city, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. Your guided tour of tomorrow also includes the Admiralty Building, Peter and Paul Fortress, and many more places of interest of this remarkable place.
Dinner
2 St. Petersburg city tour From the very beginning this city was meant to be new Russian Capital. Czar Peter the Great has accomplished what could seem impossible back in those days – he’s built remarkable European city on really swampy lands. This city has been Russian capital for more than 200 years. You’ll learn a lot more today during the city tour.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 St. Petersburg more of the city & Hermitage tour 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. The Hermitage is one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, and is a must-see for all first-time travelers to the city. With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4 Mandrogi, typical Russian village local villagers, crafts & BBQ for lunch This small river village with ginger-bread houses is a living fairy tale. Destroyed during WWII, Mandrogi was restored to its former glory at the end of the 20th century. Today this cozy little toy-like village is a pearl! The buildings in the village are made in Russian traditional village style. Travelers will get an upclose look at old craftsmanship here. The Museum of Russian Vodka is also a highlight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5 Kizhi walking tour The island of Kizhi is an architectural gem within Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. It is famous for its splendid Northern nature and for 18th century wood¬en buildings, restored to their original state. The magnificent Church of Transfiguration is among them. It has 22 onion domes and was built entirely without a single nail. Kizhi is one of the real Russian wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6 Goritsy bus trip While touring here, visitors seem to forget reality under the influence of the medieval atmosphere of this town. It is the place of deep spiritual life of monks and of nu¬merous ancient monasteries. The highlight of the day is a visit to one of the oldest and the most revered Russian monasteries – the Mon¬astery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. It dates back to the 14th century, and is a home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7 Yaroslavl city tour Today the city is an important Volga River port with a population of 600,000 that stretches for 18 miles on both its banks. The city was founded in the 11th century by leg¬endary Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The mag¬nificent 13th century Spassky Monastery En¬semble and the Church of Elijah the Prophet are of special interest there. The frescoes on the walls inside the church make it a museum of old Russian painting.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8 Uglich walking city tour It is one of the oldest, and probably one of the most beloved Russian towns, and a place of pilgrimage of Russian Czars. Accord¬ing to a local legend its origin goes back to 937. Do not miss its fantastic view while your ship is approaching the pier! The ancient Church of St. Dmitri on the Blood is one of great sites visited on our guided walking tour. Uglitch has a fabulous flea market.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9 Moscow city tour This city has been the capital of Russia since the late 15th century. There will be an opportunity to see city’s world re¬nowned attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites – Kremlin, for example. City-tour includes Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for panoramic view. Great variety of VIP and affordable op¬tional tours is offered.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10 Moscow Kremlin tour The former residence of Russian czars, the Kremlin is an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15-th and 20-th centuries. Cathedral Square - the center of the Kremlin with the 15-th century Assumption Cathedral, the main church of Russia, the 15-th century Annunciation Cathedral, the private church of Russian czars and the 16-th century Cathedral of the Archangel, the burial place of the czars. On the ground of the Kremlin there are famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11 Moscow Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the great city of Moscow. Disembarkation.
Breakfast
 
Cruise Summary
ShipM/S Tchaikovsky
Days11
Nights10
CategoriesUSD *
Suite Boat Deck5,700
Twin Comfort Boat Deck3,880
Dedicated SGL Boat Deck3,610
Junior Suite Upper Deck4,250
Dedicated SGL Upper Deck3,420
Twin Standard Upper Deck2,810
Twin Standard Main Deck2,610
Port taxes145
Double cabin/sgl use+50%
* All prices are per person based on double occupancy
DepartureDays
Aug 1211
goritsy

Goritsy

You will visit one of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Russia – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it is a home to a the most exquisite icon collection in the world.

kizhi

Kizhi

Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising trough Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Arrival and an island highlights tour of Kizhi island including visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a UNESCO. The most impressive thing about these structures is that they were erected without any nails or other metal ties. Return to the ship, departure, dinner on board entertainment.

Mandrogi

Small river village Mandrogi with its gingerbread houses is a living fairy tale. Completely destroyed during WWII, Mandrogi was restored to its former glory at the end of 20th century. Nowadays this cozy little village really is a pearl: all the buildings in the village are made in Russian traditional village style, including the complex of museums, each displaying a different side of Russian folk life.

moscow

Moscow

The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see city’s world renown attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Kremlin, St. Basils Cathedral and the Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye, all dating from between the 14th and 17th centuries. The options for sightseeing, the local guides will offer you in Moscow, include Red Square; the Tretyakov Gallery; the National Museum of Russian Fine Art; the Moscow Metro; and a tour of the Armoury with its spectacular and priceless collection of royal jewels, crowns, thrones, and armour of the czars. For groups, an additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance.

spetersburg

St. Petersburg

Extraordinary city of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Your guided tour highlights will include the Nevsky Prospekt, the Admiralty Building, the Royal Square, Peter and Paul Fortress the treasure chest of the world world-famous art – the Hermitage Museum. You are also free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine's Palace and visit to the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, czars’ Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf. Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Czars.

uglich

Uglich

Uglitch is one of the oldest, and, probably, one of the most beloved Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Czars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John’s Church looming on the horizon.

yaroslavl

Yaroslavl

Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga River, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000. It was founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise and today retains many noteworthy monuments of its colorful past.

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