Russian River Cruises

MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG

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Russia`s Vastness

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    hile you`re in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to

another- it`s an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities. And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!


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MS Russ M

S Russ is a comfortable four-deck ship built in Germany of the project 302. The ship has a modern navigation system and develops speeds of up to 25.5 km/h (around 17 Mph). Length – 129 m. Width – 16, 7 m. Immersion – 2, 9 m. Passenger capacity – 288. These four-deck vessels are with promenade decks, spacious public lounges, bars and other facilities. All cabins offer outside views and have air-conditioning, private facilities, radio, 220 voltage sockets and a refrigerator. The suite cabins, twice the size of a standard cabin, are equipped with TV and VCR and feature upgraded furnishing and modern design. The ship is not equipped with wheelchair access and elevator. The ship do not have extensive soundproofing so you may hear noise from air-conditioning and other machinery onboard at any time.

Moscow - St. Petersburg

Day1 - 3
Moscow - Bus city tour, Kremlin with the visit to 1 Cathedral, 1 lunch in the city>

Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia - Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow - the breath-taking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St. Basil`s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya Street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow. During the journey you will see the Russian Volga, which is not just the longest river of Europe. It is on its banks that Russian culture and nation that was born. The Volga River rises northwest of Moscow and extends southward some 3700 km through the whole central part of the country where it pours into the Caspian, forming a delta of about 800 smaller waterways.

Day4
Uglich - Walking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church,Transfiguration Cathedral>

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today our ship arrives to one of the oldest cities of central Russia - Uglich. Uglich combines charm of the small Volga town and the treasures of Russian cultural heritage and traditions. Strange as it might seem but the provincial town of Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanovs dynasty`s succeeding to the throne. Today Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the Church of St Dmitry on the spilt Blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga.

Day5
Yaroslavl - Bus city tour, local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophet (outside), the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (inside visit), Interactive tour of former Governor`s House (Art Gallery)>

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a particular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslavl the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufacturer. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - century architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium.

Day6
Goritsy - Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, museum of icons>

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilometres away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its remarkable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls.The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.

Day7
Kizhi - Open-air museum of wooden architecture>

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North. The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), the neighbouring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Chapel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.

Day8
Mandrogui - Free time, kebab (shashlik) ashore>

Breakfast, Lunch ashore, Dinner

Inhabited by talented craftsmen, Mandrogui is a reconstructed village, built on the bank of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia`s past. Experience provincial Russian lifestyle, watch the artisans and craftsmen making "matryoshkas"(Russian nesting dolls), carving wood, sewing and visit the Vodka Museum which boasts 250 varieties of the national drink.

Day9-12
St. Petersburg - Bus city tour with the visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum, Peterhof (lower park)>

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

St. Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia that allures people from all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul`s Fortress where the Romanov dynasty is buried, St. Isaak`s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take the opportunity to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.

MS Russ


The m/s Russ is a modern river cruise ship built in Germany in 1987. It was extensively renovated in 2007, and furnished with carpeting and furniture imported from the USA and Finland. All cabins are outside with large (except lower deck) scenic windows, equipped with private facilities, air-conditioning, refrigerator and 220 volt sockets. Suite cabins on boat deck are equipped with bath tubs. Public areas and amenities aboard include sauna, hairdressing salon, first-aid post and souvenir shop.


features: | restaurant | piano bar | bar | coffee-station | conference hall | souvenir store | solarium | sauna | medical room | fitness hall

Staterooms

  • TWIN

    TWIN - Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for single accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed.

  • TWIN LOWER

    TWIN LOWER - Three-bed single-staged cabin with two non-opening portholes, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for double accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed. *Could be modified to 3-seat cabin.

  • JUNIOR SUITE B


    JUNIOR SUITE B - Spacious four-bed two-staged cabin with two large scenic opening windows, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, occasional table, TV/video, 220 volt socket, radio. It contains two lower twin beds and two upper foldaway beds, so that it can accommodate either 2, 3 or 4 guests.

  • JUNIOR SUITE A

    JUNIOR SUITE - ASpacious double cabin with 3 large opening scenic windows, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, 220 volt socket, radio, TV/video. Cabin is furnished in a practical style with a double bed, a wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture. Deluxe A can accommodate up to 3 peaple. Extra bed type - folding-bed.

  • SUITE

    SUITE - 2-bed cabin with separate bedroom and lounge area, around 30 square meters, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows. Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way with a roomy wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobe and console-mirror. Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding-bed.

What's included

  • Transfers airport-motorship\motorship-airport for groups (min 20 pax) for groups less than 20 pax, transfers can be organized for extra charge
  • Lugguage handling in river ports and on board the ship
  • Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
  • Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day
  • Welcome "bread and salt" ceremony
  • Captain`s welcome cocktail reception
  • English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides; services of guides speaking other foreign languages can be provided at additional cost
  • On board entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Capitan’s bridge tour, etc
  • Excursion programme ( in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned) except optional tours
  • Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)
  • Visa support letter

Price does not include

  • Flights
  • Private & Individual transfers to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation
  • Optional excursions (available on board)
  • Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs
  • Luggage handling in the airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas and Consular Fees
  • Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship`s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s own discretion
  • Personal spendings
  • Medical services are not included.
  • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant and drinks in on-board bars
Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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