Russian River Cruises

MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG

MS Lev Tolstoy

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Russia`s Vastness

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    uring our cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful wide lakes and the forests merged in the full-flowing rivers. From huge and amazing capitals Moscow and St. Petersburg to small and authentic

Uglich, Goritzy and Kizhi. Russia is a unique country. It has a rich culture, which reflects in Russian history. Russian culture is the art, food, traditions, literature, religion. The travelers who come to Russia are impressed by its songs, dances, colourful folk costumes, which reflect the national spirit and character. Russia is a country which Alexander Pushkin and other Great Russian poets glorified in his verse. Although a rich Russian nature is varied from deepest lakes to little rivers, from the steppe to majestic mountains, which takes your breath away.


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e`ll be very happy to welcome you on board the MS Lev Tolstoy, a lovely comfortable ship of the design Q-056. The MS "Lev Tolstoy" offers double, single and triple accommodation in air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, 220v sockets, a picture window and a radio. On board you will find 2 cozy bars (one with swimming pool), a restaurant, reading salon, music lounge, TV room, souvenir shop, beauty salon, sauna and a conference room on the sun deck. Laundry and medical service are also available. Constructed in Austria using high quality materials and at a much higher cost than other ships, the Tolstoy was designed for high ranking Kremlin officials and to host foreign dignitaries. Today, she is still one of the top ships in Russia, with luxurious decor, well-appointed cabins, elegant public areas and wide circular stairs. The Tolstoy accommodates 168 guests, versus 200 - 300 on other ships of similar size.

Moscow - St. Petersburg

Day1
Moscow - Bread and salt ceremony, Check-in from 2 pm, Information briefing and Evening entertainment in the bars>

Dinner onboard

Optional - Moscow by night(Depends on arrival time)

Russia is a country with great history, which attracts attention of people all over the world. This vast country is situated both in Europe and Asia, and its sea borders upon Japan, the USA and many other countries. Russia consists of 9 time zones. This is a country of the quantity of energy and natural resources in the world. Sometimes it is even called lungs of Europe because of its huge forests. Russia is famous not only for its resources, but also for its culture. It reflects in architecture, history full of dramatic events, which make Russian people strong and brave. During our cruise you can admire rich and beautiful nature and culture of this enigmatic country.
Day2
Moscow - City tour, Kremlin with the visit of a Cathedral, Welcome Captain`s cocktail onboard and pm entertainment in the bars >

Breakfast and Welcome Dinner onboard, Lunch in the city

Welcome to the heart of Russia, the largest city in Russia and Europe as well as one of the largest cities in the world, the place where one can enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia Moscow. Moscow is the largest economic, political and scientific center of Russia with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this fabulous city you will know the history of the city and visit many unique places of interest; the most recognizable symbol of Moscow- the Kremlin, famous Red Square and magnificent ensemble of Saint Basil`s cathedral.

Day3
Uglich - city tour with the visit of the Kremlin territory, Dimity on the blood Church and Transfiguration Cathedral and pm entertainment in the bars>

Breakfast, lunch and Ukrainian dinner onboard

Uglich could be called a small residence of Russian princes in the 13th century. In the 16h century here was murdered the Prince Dmitry the last one of Ryurik dynasty was murdered here by nobleman Boris Godunov, who came to power after the prince`s death. This terrible event caused the beginning of well-known Time of Trouble, which ended with a new dynasty of Romanovs. We will visit the small but historically significant church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built in 1690 on the very place where Dmitry had been murdered.

Day4
Goritsy - Transfer to Kirillov, Visit of the Monastery of St.Cyril, pm entertainment in the bars>

Breakfast, lunch and Russian dinner onboard

Welcome to the village of Goritsy, the Northwest of Russia, the place where one of the largest Orthodox monasteries is situated. This majestic monastery was built in 1397 on the White Lake by archimandrite Cyril, who was about 60 years old, and Ferapont. During the Polish-Lithuanian invasion at the beginning of the 17th century the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery was surrounded with a stone fortification wall which bared long-term siege once. New walls were built in 1653-1682. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons, some of which are the oldest in Russia. This day you will visit the St. Cyril Monastery and the Museum of icons.

Day5
Kizhi - Visit to the open-air museum of wooden architecture, pm entertainment in the bars>

Breakfast, lunch and Pirate dinner onboard

Actually the name Kizhi is derived from ancient Veps word kizha or "kizhansuari" which means "social gathering" or island of games. Kizhi is located in the heart of an unreal landscape where the sky, reflected in the limpid waters of Lake Onega, seems to hold hundreds of small islands suspended in the pure air. Walking on the mysterious island you will see old wooden churches constructed without the use of a single nail, bell towers, peasant houses, which are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Day6
Mandrogui - Tour of the Mandrogui village, evening gala concert>

Breakfast and farewell Captain`s dinner onboard, Lunch in the village (BBQ - subject to weather forecast)

The village is located on the shore of the Svir River, which connects the greatest European Lakes Ladoga and Onega. This village inhabited by talented craftsmen is dedicated to relax and enjoyment of the picturesque nature and wooden architecture. One of the most famous attractions is the Museum of Vodka which has thousands varieties of this national drink. While staying in the village enjoy a traditional Russian barbeque called shashlik.

Day7
St. Petersburg - city tour with the visit to St. Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum>

Breakfast and dinner onboard, Lunch in the city

Optional - St. Petersburg by night - Rivers and canals - folk show or Ballet

Welcome to the former capital of the country and actually the cultural capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. This magnificent city founded by the first Russian emperor Peter the Great in 1703 combines the enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. The words can`t describe all the beauty of this city, known as the Venice of the North, the beautiful palaces of the Tsars times and fascinate churches. During the visit you will admire the original citadel - Peter and Paul fortress, Catherine`s institute - Smolny Cathedral, the second largest basilica in the world - St. Isaac`s Cathedral, the world famous Winter Palace - The Hermitage.
Day8
St. Petersburg - Check-out till 11am>

Breakfast onboard

Optional - Lunch onboard

We propose you a river cruise, which is a unique way to see country amazing and beauty, to get acquainted with culture and traditions of this enigmatic country. There have always been different opinions about Russia. This country has been considered as a land of unbelievable rich resources and poverty, cruel tyrants and great minds, generous hospitality and meddlesome bureaucracy, beautiful ballet and industrial monstrosity. Really, Russia is one of the largest countries in the world, where the longest European river Volga and the largest European lake Ladoga are situated. The worlds deepest lake Baikal is also situated in Russia. You can see deserts, steppes, forests and Arctic tundra travelling from one end of this country to another. Russians are very proud of their history and customs and very glad to share their culture with other nationalities. Here you will admire the gorgeous sights of ancient fortresses, luxurious palaces, old churches and wooden villages.

MS Lev Tolstoy


Type Q-056 (four deck vessel, super luxury), Length 115,8, Width 15,2 m, Immersion 2,8 m, Speed 25, km per hour (around 17MpH), Passenger capacity 160.


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

  • Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship
  • Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
  • Full board catering (three meals per day) including dinner on the arrival day and breakfast on the departure day
  • Welcome bread and salt ceremony; Captains 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, Captains bridge tour, etc.
  • Excursion program (in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned) except optional tours
  • Captain`s Farewell dinner (special menu)

Price does not include

  • Individual travel to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions (available on board)
  • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant and drinks in onboard bars
  • Gratuities(Tips for the crew and ship staff)
  • Personal spendings
  • All items not mentioned within the inclusions and of a personal nature.
Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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