Russian River Cruises


MS Nizhny Novgorod

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Russia`s Vastness

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    iver cruises is truly a unique opportunity to enjoy the incredible vacations and explore several cities in one program. Throughout an amazing journey you will stay in the most luxurious conditions and explore a greater amount of sightseeing

attractions compared to any other kind of touring. River cruises give a wonderful chance to experience the enriching Russian cultural heritage, its history and to admire its breathtaking nature scenery in the most relaxing manner possible on board the ship. A wide ranging excursion program in the ports of call combined with a lot of entertaining activities onboard the ship will keep you amused and stay in your memory forever.


MS Nizhny Novgorod M

otorship Nizhny Novgorod 4* plus, is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301), built in Germany, refurbished in 2019. All cabins are outside with large scenic windows (Except lower deck cabins - non-opening portholes), equipped with private facilities, air-conditioning and 220 volt sockets.
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.


  • Length –125 m
  • Width –16,7 m
  • Draught – 2,8 m
  • Average speed - 17 MpH
  • Passenger capacity – 204 pax (triple cabins for double accommodation)


  • 6 suites
  • 52 deluxes
  • 8 singles
  • 30 twins
  • 10 triples (2 lower and 1 upper bed


  • Volga restaurant
  • Neva bar - restaurant
  • Panorama bar
  • Small bar
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Medical room
  • Souvenir store
  • Conference hall/bar
  • Ironing room

  • St. Petersburg - Moscow

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

    Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch

    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.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.

    Mandrogui - Free time, kebab (shashlik) ashore - subject to weather conditions.>

    Breakfast, Lunch and 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.

    Kizhi - Open-air museum of wooden architecture.>

    Breakfast, Lunch and 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.

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

    Breakfast, Lunch and 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.

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

    Breakfast, Lunch and 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 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.

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

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    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.

    Moscow - Bus city tour, Kremlin with the visit to 1 Cathedral.>

    Breakfast, Lunch and 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.

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

    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
    • 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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