A Russian River Cruise: St Petersburg to Moscow

River

11 Days from £2,899

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

​Discover world-famous monuments, traditional villages and historic churches as you cruise Russia's mighty Volga River. Beginning in St Petersburg and ending in Moscow, you'll have plenty of time to explore these fascinating cities.

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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

10 Nights full board on the 4-star ship MS Repin

29 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

Specialist Local Guide​

Welcome cocktail

Onboard entertainment

Porterage

Complimentary tea & coffee

Farewell dinner

A full programme of optional shore excursions

Included excursions

Tour of St Petersburg  

Mandrogui & traditional picnic

Kizhi walking tour

Goritsy

Yaroslavl tour

Walking tour of Uglich

Moscow tour

Visit the Kremlin in Moscow

Your itinerary

Today you'll fly to St Petersburg and we will transfer you to your river cruiser. We'll spend two nights in St Petersburg before embarking on our cruise of the Volga, the longest river in Europe. After settling into your cabin, we'll get together for a welcome meeting and drink, followed by dinner and an evening of entertainment.

After breakfast we'll set off on our sightseeing tour of St Petersburg. Travelling by coach, we'll see some of the city's most famous sights including the Exchange, Palace Square, the Winter Palace, St Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Nevsky Prospekt, the city's main thoroughfare. We'll also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and the world-renowned Hermitage Museum.
Now you have your bearings, you can spend the rest of your time in St Petersburg exploring at leisure. Alternatively, we have a range of optional excursions on offer.  

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before the ship reaches the historic village of Mandrogui, where we'll see delightful homes crafted in gingerbread house-style woodwork. The village is also a showcase of traditional Russian life, and we will visit a craft centre to see demonstrations of wood carving, weaving and pottery. If vodka is your tipple of choice, there will also be time to take an optional excursion to the Museum of Russian Vodka, where 2,800 different varieties are on display. A traditional shashlik picnic lunch is included today.

Spend a leisurely morning enjoying the ship's facilities as we sail to 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 turn it into a fascinating open-air museum. The island's centrepiece is the remarkable Church of the Transfiguration, which was built completely without the use of nails and boasts 22 onion domes.

We'll step ashore today in Goritsy, a tiny settlement perched on the edge of the White Lake. We'll see the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, once one of the largest in northern Russia, and there will be time to take a stroll around the village. Around 600 people live here in traditional houses decorated with intricate wooden carvings.

​Today we will visit the ancient city of Yaroslavl. Its UNESCO-listed centre is sprinkled with onion domes, and on a tour we'll see highlights including the exquisite Church of Ilya the Prophet and the Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Our next port of call is the town of Uglich, whose history is entwined with the suspicious death of Prince Dmitry. He headed here in an attempt to flee the reign of his father, Ivan the Terrible, but was found in the town square with his throat cut some years later. As the ship sails towards the town, make sure you're on deck to see the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, which was built in memory of the prince. We'll see the church again on our walking tour of the city, along with the territory of the former Kremlin and Transfiguration Cathedral.
​Our final port of call is Russia's capital, Moscow, which features incredible architecture and a fascinating history. We'll arrive this afternoon and will see many of the iconic landmarks on a city tour, including Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and more.

After breakfast on board we'll visit the Kremlin and step inside one of the cathedrals inside its walls. Afterwards, feel free to head off and explore independently or join one of our optional excursions if you prefer. This evening we will gather together for a farewell drink, a fitting end to our holiday together.

After breakfast we will disembark and transfer to the airport for our flight home.

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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11 days

Friday 06 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,599

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DEPARTING FROM

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Manchester

Friday 06 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,078

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

09:20 Manchester

Arrives

12:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

13:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

16:40 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Monday 16 September 2019

Departs

13:10 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Arrives

15:35 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Monday 16 September 2019

Departs

16:50 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

17:30 Manchester

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Friday 06 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,899

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 06 September 2019

Departs

09:20 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:45 St Petersburg (Pulkovo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 16 September 2019

Departs

16:05 Moscow (Domodedovo)

Arrives

18:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

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