Overview - St Petersburg to Moscow

Day 1 - St. Petersburg
Day 2 - St. Petersburg
Day 3 - St. Petersburg / Lake Ladoga
Day 4 - Mandrogi / Lake Onega
Day 5 - Kizhi Island
Day 6 - Kirillov
Day 7 - Yaroslavl
Day 8 - Uglich
Day 9 - Moscow
Day 10 - Moscow
Day 11 - Return flight

Overview - Moscow to St Petersburg

Day 1 - Moscow
Day 2 - Moscow
Day 3 - Moscow
Day 4 - Uglich
Day 5 - Yaroslavl
Day 6 - Kirillov
Day 7 -  Kizhi Island
Day 8 - Mandrogi/Lake Onega
Day 9 - St Petersburg
Day 10 - St Petersburg
Day 11 - Return flight

Russia Revealed

A tour of Russia by ship, cruising along the quiet rivers, lakes and canals between Moscow and St. Petersburg and visiting historic Uglich, ancient Yaroslavl and magnificent Kizhi Island

Utilising a cruise vessel as a base to view Russia’s two main cities and the magical towns along the Russian waterways is the most comfortable and cost effective option. Both cities are linked as rivals in history as Moscow, the capital of Russia from the 15th century until 1712 when Tsar Peter the Great moved his capital to newly-created St. Petersburg, did not regain its status as capital until 1918.

Calls will be made at historic cities such as Uglich, one of the cities of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl and Goritsy. Kizhi Island in Lake Onega reveals the magnificent Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 shimmering grey domes. The MS Yesenin is our base for this arrangement, exclusively for the guests of Jules Verne. As we navigate the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers, lakes Ladoga and Onega, the White Lake and Moscow/Volga canals, the ‘real’ Russia is revealed.

The intricate system of waterways has a beauty that is hard to describe. Serene, peaceful and timeless with silver birch and pine forests, sandy shores, calm flowing water and spectacular late sunsets.

Key Features

Exclusive Small Ship Cruise
Free Cabin Selection
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
UK Tour Manager
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 1 – 32

Special Event

Ballet Performance

Enjoy a ballet performance at the Imperial Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg. The Hermitage Theatre is one of the five Hermitage buildings lining the Palace Embankment of the Neva River. The theatre was built to a Palladian design between 1783 and 1787.

A fascinating trip and chance to see all the most famous sights you associate with Russia.

Chris Passingham
Russia Revealed

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Day 1 Fly from Heathrow to St. Petersburg and embark on the MS Yesenin for a ten night cruise. (D)

Day 2 A morning tour includes views of Nevsky Prospekt, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Square, the cruiser Aurora and Smolny Cathedral. Afternoon visit to the Hermitage to view the magnificent collection founded by Catherine the Great including masterpieces of Rembrandt and from Spain and Italy. Evening Ballet performance. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Optional morning visit to the Catherine Palace at Pushkin (£60). The great blue and gold rococo Catherine Palace reflects the contrasting styles of Rastrelli and Cameron. Optional afternoon canal cruise (bookable locally). Sail to Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. Cocktail and crew introduction. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit the village of Mandrogi on the left bank of the Svir River. Explore the open-air museum of traditional wooden architecture. Cruise Lake Onega. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Kizhi Island walking tour with its open-air Museum of Architecture. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Cruise on Lake Onega and the Volga-Baltic Canal. Visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery in Kirillov. Cruise the Rybinsk Reservoir and along the Volga. (B, L, D)

Day 7 A tour of Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga, including the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery and Church of Elijah the Prophet. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Cruise along the Volga to Uglich and see the Belfry of Kalyazin en route. A guided walk includes the Kremlin, Church of St. Dimitrius on the Blood and the Cathedral of Transfiguration. Cross the Moscow/Volga Canal. Cocktail and Gala Dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Reach Moscow for an afternoon tour, including views of Peter the Great monument, Gorky Park, the Novodevichy Convent and Lenin Hills. Optional tour by metro and later by bus to see Red Square by night (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 10 Visit the Kremlin, the oldest part of the city. Optional visit to the Kremlin Armoury collections which include Fabergé Imperial eggs, state carriages, thrones and coronation dresses (£50). (B, L, D)

Day 11 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Jun 4 and Sep 7 2019 will operate on this itinerary.
Catherine Palace (Day 3) and Armoury (Day 10) excursions are pre-bookable only. The day of operation may change according to local conditions.
The programme may alter due to navigational factors.
Groups will be divided for sightseeing but the cruise takes up to 108 passengers.

Day 1 Fly to Moscow. Embark on the MS Yesenin for a ten-night cruise. (D)

Day 2 Tour of Moscow includes views of Peter the Great monument, Gorky Park, the Novodevichy Convent and Lenin Hills. Optional tour by metro and bus to see Red Square by night (bookable locally). (B, L, D)

Day 3 Visit the Kremlin, the oldest part of the city. Followed by optional visit to the Kremlin Armoury collections which include Fabergé Imperial eggs, state carriages, thrones and coronation dresses (£50). Cocktail and Crew Introduction. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Cruise the Moscow/Volga Canal. Walking tour of Uglich includes the former Kremlin, Church of St. Dimitrius on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan, The Terrible's son was mysteriously killed and the Cathedral of our Saviour's Transfiguration. Cruise along the Volga to Yaroslavl. (B, L, D)

Day 5 A tour of Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga, including the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery and Church of St Elijah the Prophet. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Cruise the Rybinsk Reservoir, the Sheksna river and reservoir to Goritsy. Short drive to Kirillov to visit the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. Cruise on the Volga-Baltic Canal, spanning 229 miles and seven locks links the Volga River with the Baltic Sea and on Lake Onega.  (B, L, D)

Day 7 Kizhi Island walking tour with its open-air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO site. Discover a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Cross Lake Onega and cruise the Svir river. Visit the village of Mandrogi with colourful 'izbas'. Sail Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. Cocktail and Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Reach St. Petersburg for a tour including views of Nevsky Prospekt, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Square and the cruiser Aurora. Optional afternoon canal cruise (bookable locally). Evening Ballet performance. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Optional morning visit to the Catherine Palace at Pushkin (£60). Afternoon visit to the Hermitage. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Return flight to Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

May 25, Jun 14 and Aug 28 will operate on this itinerary. 
Catherine Palace (Day 10) and Armoury (Day 3) excursions are pre-bookable only. Armoury must be booked at least 50 days before departure. The day of operation may change according to local conditions.
Groups will be divided for sightseeing but the cruise takes up to 108 passengers.

2019

per person in a standard twin Main Deck cabin 
British Airways from Heathrow
May 25, Jun 14 and Aug 28 will operate Moscow - St. Petersburg

Date Price
May 25 £1845
June 4 £1895
June 14 £1895
August 28 £1845
September 7 £1795
Special Offer

May 25 - deduct £200pp on standard twin main deck cabins only
(limited availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement (Main Deck) £865

Cabin Upgrades

Standard (Boat Deck) £125
Superior (Main Deck) £155
Superior with balcony (Sun Deck) £395
Junior Suite (Boat Deck) £395
Suite (Boat Deck) £595

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £675

Optional Excursions

Catherine Palace £60

Kremlin Armoury £50

Extension Options

Extension - St. Petersburg
Novotel  - £315 (Aug/Sep £255)
Single supplement £195
(Aug/Sep £155)

Extension - Moscow
Park Inn Sadu - 2 nights £195
(May £225; Sep £325)

Single supplement £55
(May £95; Sep £195)

Independent Arrival

Save £300

St. Petersburg – Moscow
Arrival transfer add £45 
Departure transfer add £70

Moscow – St. Petersburg
Arrival transfer add £70 
Departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, full board on cruise vessel, itinerary as described, UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

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