Russian River Cruises


MS Zosima Shashkov

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MS Zosima Shashkov 3 Star *

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    uring our cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow 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.


MS Zosima Shashkov M

otorship Zosima Shashkov is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 302). Built in Germany in 1986, refurbished in 2013, the Motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 25,5 km/h (around 17Mph). • Length–129m • Width–16,7m • Draught–2,9m • Passenger capacity–280 (Quad cabins for double accommodation). All cabins are equipped with private facilities, wardrobe, radio, refrigerator and air conditioning. There is a large scenic window in each cabin (except lower deck).

St. Petersburg - Moscow

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

Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

MS Zosima Shashkov

Type – 302 (four deck vessel). Length – 129 m. Width – 16,7 m. Immersion – 2,9 m. Speed – 25,5 km per hour (around 17MpH). Passenger capacity – 296. Built in Germany in 1986. Refurbished in 2012.

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


  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Onboard entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars at night, Captain’s 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).
  • Visa support letter *(actual dates of cruise)*

Price does not include

  • Airfares, taxes, etc.
  • Transfers to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation
  • Visas and Consular Fees
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommendable).
  • Optional excursions (available on board)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal spending and items of a personal nature.
  • Cabin numbers are provided 7 days prior the cruise or at 50 Euro supplement per person when booking.
  • Any other drinks, water and meals can be purchased additionally and paid extra at the restaurant or at the bars onboard.
  • All items not mentioned under the inclusions.
Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)



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