A Russian River Cruise - Moscow to St Petersburg

River

12 Days from £2,999

Jul 2019 - Aug 2019 Departures

Your Volga River cruise begins in Moscow, where a two-night stay gives you all the time you need to discover many of the iconic sights of Russia's capital. Red Square, the Kremlin and the famous onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral are some of the highlights of an included tour. Your cruise comes to an end in St Petersburg, where you'll stay for three nights. Russia's imperial capital is an amazing city to explore, with the Peterhof Palace and the State Hermitage Museum top of our sightseeing list. In between you'll step ashore in traditional towns and villages and get to grips with a fascinating, if sometimes gory, history.

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Your holiday at a glance

CRUISING
FULL BOARD
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

What's included

 Just You Tour Manager as your host

Return Flights from Heathrow with British Airways

11 Nights full board on 4-star ship MS Repin

32 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners

Specialist Local Guide

Overseas transfers & other transportation

Porterage

Welcome cocktail

Onboard entertainment

Tea & coffee on board

Farewell dinner

A full programme of optional shore excursions

 

 

Included excursions

Moscow tour

Visit to the Kremlin

Walking tour of Uglich

Tour of the ancient city of Yaroslavl

Discover the tiny settlement of Goritsy

Kizhi island walking tour

Mandrogui village, craft centre & traditional picnic

Panoramic tour of St Petersburg 

State Hermitage Museum

Your itinerary

You'll fly to Moscow today, where on arrival we'll transfer you to your river cruiser. With two nights in Russia's capital, there's plenty of time to explore before we set off on our cruise of the Volga, the longest river in Europe.
Take time to settle into your cabin, then we'll get together for a welcome briefing followed by dinner and an evening of entertainment on board.

Moscow is an incredible city which features stunning architecture and a fascinating history, and we'll explore today on a tour. We'll head to the city's heart, the iconic Red Square, where so much of Russia's history unfolded and the might of the Soviet military was paraded. We'll be able to admire the striking onion domes of St Basil's Cathedral and see Lenin's Mausoleum, where the former leader of the Soviet Union lies on public display. 
During a relaxed evening back on board our river cruiser, we'll enjoy dinner and entertainment.

This morning's tour takes you to the Kremlin, where we'll see the three cathedrals within its walls, the Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral. We'll also have the chance to admire the famous Tsar Bell, the largest bell in the world, weighing almost 202 tons, and hear the fascinating story behind its construction.
This afternoon is at leisure, so why not head back ashore and explore Moscow further with your travelling companions, or join an optional excursion.  Back on board this evening, we'll gather for the Captain's welcome cocktail reception and dinner as we set sail for Uglich.

The history of Uglich is entwined with the suspicious death of Prince Dmitry. He headed here in an attempt to flee the reign of his father, the notorious Ivan the Terrible, but was found in the square with his throat cut some years later. As we sail towards the town, be sure to make your way up on deck to see the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, which was built in the prince's memory. 
Once ashore we'll see the church again as we head off on a walking tour. Other highlights include the territory of the former Kremlin and the Transfiguration Cathedral.

We're going to see more of Russia's iconic onion domes in today's port of call, Yaroslavl, believed to be the oldest city on the Volga. We'll step ashore to discover its UNESCO-listed centre and a host of exquisite churches. The Church of Ilya the Prophet is one of the most picturesque with five emerald-green onion domes, and we'll also see the Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Our port of call today is the tiny settlement of Goritsy, perched on the edge of the White Lake and home to just 600 inhabitants. A guided tour will reveal highlights such as its traditional wooden-framed houses and the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. It is said that the parents of Ivan the Terrible prayed here for an heir before his birth.
There's free time to make your own discoveries too. Look out for the Goritsy Nunnery, founded in 1544 by Princess Efrosiniya, the wife of one of Ivan the Terrible's sons. It was eventually turned into the tsar's personal harem after she was drowned when Ivan suspected her of treason.

There's time to enjoy the facilities on board your river cruiser this morning before we arrive at the island of Kizhi. Located on Lake Onega, this UNESCO-listed site is one of the most scenic destinations on the Volga. The island is known for its collection of wooden churches which were transported here for preservation purposes, and have turned it into a fascinating open-air museum. As we explore we'll see its centrepiece, the remarkable Church of the Transfiguration, built completely without the use of nails and boasting 22 onion domes.

Take in the scenery over breakfast as the ship makes its way to the historic village of Mandrogui. Here we'll step ashore to discover delightful homes crafted in gingerbread house-style woodwork. The village also showcases traditional Russian life, and during a visit to a craft centre we'll see demonstrations of wood carving, weaving and pottery. Lunch today is a traditional shashlik picnic.

We arrive this morning at the wonderful city of St Petersburg, Russia's imperial capital which was built from nothing by Peter the Great. A panoramic tour by coach will show us all its highlights including the Exchange, Palace Square and the magnificent Winter Palace.
We'll also see famous sights such as St Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospekt, the city's main thoroughfare.
With three nights in St Petersburg, we'll fit in plenty more sights, and there's a range of optional excursions to choose from too.

Today we're going to visit the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. Founded in 1764, it displays more than 2.7 million items, with a magnificent collection of art housed in the winter palace of Catherine the Great.​

You can spend today just as you wish. Perhaps you'll head ashore once more with your travelling companions to make your own discoveries.

After enjoying breakfast on board, we'll disembark our river cruiser and transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

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TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

12 days

Monday 15 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,699

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12 days

Monday 26 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,699

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Heathrow)

Monday 15 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,999

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 15 July 2019

Departs

08:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:35 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 26 July 2019

Departs

15:40 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Arrives

17:15 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 15 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,178

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Monday 15 July 2019

Departs

09:30 Manchester

Arrives

12:10 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Monday 15 July 2019

Departs

13:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

16:40 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Thursday 25 July 2019

Departs

13:10 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Arrives

15:35 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Thursday 25 July 2019

Departs

16:50 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

17:30 Manchester

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Monday 26 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,999

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 26 August 2019

Departs

08:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:35 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

15:40 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Arrives

17:15 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Manchester

Monday 26 August 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,128

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Monday 26 August 2019

Departs

09:30 Manchester

Arrives

12:10 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Monday 26 August 2019

Departs

13:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

16:40 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Thursday 05 September 2019

Departs

13:15 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Arrives

15:40 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Thursday 05 September 2019

Departs

16:55 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

17:40 Manchester

Operated by

Lufthansa

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