Russian River Cruises

ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW

MS Nikolay Chernishevsky

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MS Nikolay Chernishevsky 4 star*

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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 Nikolay Chernishevsky M

otorship “Nikolay Chernishevsky” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1981 and refurbished in 2018, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17 Mph). This vessel is going to be refurbished for season 2018. • Length –125 m • Width –16,7m • Draught – 2,9m • Passenger capacity – 218 (Triple cabins for double accommodation) The ship features outside staterooms, affording majestic views of the passing countryside, and all air-conditioned. Dining rooms offer both Continental and Russian cuisine, as well as the specialities of the surrounding regions, all served in a friendly shipboard atmosphere. There are two bars, a small souvenir shop, music room, dance hall, sauna and solarium. Laundry service is also available. Parties, games, dancing and shipboard entertainment all serve to ensure a memorable cruise. From spacious lounges to sweeping sundecks, our floating hotel offers unique journeys of distinction. 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.

St. Petersburg - Moscow

Day1-3
St. Petersburg - Transfer from the airport, bus city tour with the visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum>

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg 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. Isaac`s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take walk in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.

Day4
Mandrogui - Free time, kebab (shashlik) ashore>

Breakfast, Lunch & 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.

Day5
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 neighboring 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.

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 kilometers 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
Yaroslavl - Bus city tour, local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophete (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 Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufacture. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - century architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium.

Day8
Uglich - Walking city our with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral>

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 Romanov`s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne. Today`s 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.

Day9-11
Moscow - Bus city tour, Kremlin with the visit to 1 Cathedral & Disembarkation>

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 breathtaking 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.

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Please Note: Due to heavy traffic, bad weather or unforeseen circumstances the timing of excursions and on-board activities are subject to change.>

MS Nikolay Chernishevsky


Motorship "Nikolay Chernishevsky" is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1981, refurbished in 2007, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17MpH). Length - 125 m, Width - 16, 7 m, Immersion - 2, 9 m, Passenger capacity - 254 (triple cabins for double accommodation).


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

  • Group transfer to/from the ship on embarkation/disembarkation day (for group 25+ pax)
  • Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day
  • Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
  • Russian welcome “Bread and salt” ceremony on the embarkation day
  • Coffee station available from 06:00 to breakfast, from 10:00 to 12:00, from 16:00 to 18:00, from 21:00 to 23:00
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (0.5 l) for 1 person daily in the cabin
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail
  • Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (Optional tours are available onboard - Additional charges apply).
  • On board service in English/French/Italian/Spanish/German language
  • Daily entertainment including live music concerts, evening entertainment, Captain’s bridge tour, dancing music at bars at night etc.
  • Russian Tea Ceremony
  • Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)

Price does not include

  • All airfares, taxes, etc.
  • Transfer to/from the ship on embarkation/disembarkation day (for 1-24 pax)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommendable).
  • Optional excursions/tours (available on board - Additional charges apply).
  • Luggage handling in river ports from the inspection point to the ship and from the ship to the bus, as well as on board the ship
  • Gratuities - Passenger`s own discretion(±10 ˆ per person per day)
  • Drink packages
  • Degustation of vodka and traditional snacks
  • Birthday greetings (cake, music)
  • Using of earphones for excursions.
  • Visa support letter, Visas and Consular Fees (if applicable).
  • Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally and paid extra at the restaurant or at the bars onboard.
  • Personal spending and items of a personal nature.
  • All items not mentioned under the inclusions.
Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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