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"Cruise Moscow - St. Petersburg"

Moscow | Uglich | Goritsy | Kizhi Island | Mandrogi | Saint Petersburg Take advantage of our exclusive Suites offer on board the 5 - star MS Rostropovich with free flights and suites. From stunning palaces and monasteries to wooden architecture miracle of Kizhi Island, the Kremlin and the Hermitage Museum, you will see it all!
Price: $ 4981
Feature tour:
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant Russian capital - Moscow! Your private driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is free, so you can either start exploring the fantastic center of Moscow on your own or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks.

During the tour, you take a walk at the beautiful  Red Square , go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, admire a beautiful facade of the famous GUM department store, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time allows) and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Later you enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the  Tretyakov Gallery , where you spend several amazing hours viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Visit to the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and have a wonderful sightseeing tour devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty  Kremlin .

You have a guided tour of this historical fortress, where you visit the famous Square of Four Cathedrals and go inside one of its gorgeous cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes.

Your tour also includes a visit to its wonderful Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After the tour, you are transferred to the river port to board your luxurious MS Rostropovich. Before accommodation in your cozy cabin, you enjoy a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony. In the evening you are invited to the Captain's Welcome reception and dinner on board.

Exploring Novodevichy Convent & Subway Ride

In the morning following breakfast, you meet your guide at the pier and enjoy a guided tour to one of the most beautiful Russia's monasteries - the Novodevichy Convent.

During the tour, you explore the unique interiors of the Convent and visit its Cemetery that is considered one of Moscow's most prestigious resting places. Many famous Russian political leaders, actors, scientists, poets and musicians are buried there, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Boris Yeltsin. The cemetery has a park-like ambience, dotted with small chapels and beautiful monuments, that makes you feel like strolling in the park of sculptures.

Later you explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

After lunch in the city, you return on board and start cruising. Entertainment program in the evening.

Exploring Uglich Highlights

Today you arrive in the small town of  Uglich , where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

During your city tour, you visit the Kremlin territory, the Transfiguration Cathedral and the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was murdered in 1591.

After the tour, you return on board and continue cruising. Entertainment program in the evening.

Visiting the Monastery of St. Cyril in Goritsy

Today you arrive in Goritsy - a tiny picturesque settlement near White Lake. Your guided tour includes a visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery that was founded in 1397 and now houses one of the greatest collections of Russian icons in the world.

After the tour, you return on board. Entertainment program in the evening.

Exploring the Open-Air Museum of Kizhi

Today you see a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic  Kizhi Island . During your walking tour, you explore its famous Pogost including the dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, beautiful windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.

After the tour, you return on board. Entertainment program in the evening.

Mandrogi Walking Tour

Today you explore  Mandrogi  - a small village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River. Here you spend a wonderful time walking through this vacation village, enjoying its beautifully-decorated wooden houses and experiencing the traditional mode of life of the Russian countryside.

After the tour, you return on board. Entertainment program in the evening.

 9 day  
Trip to Pushkin & Visit to the Hermitage

Following breakfast, you arrive in the Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Your guide meets you at the pier and together you head for Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant  Catherine's Palace  that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

During the tour, you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After lunch in the city center, you visit one of the largest art museums in the world - the  Hermitage Museum *. They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

  • *The tour of the Hermitage includes the Main Museum Complex. The General Staff Building (that houses the Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings as well as contemporary art) is not included.

After the tour, you return on board. Entertainment program in the evening.

10 day 
St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast you disembark MS Rostropovich, meet your guide at the pier and go on a sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions.

During your guided city tour around the most famous city attractions you take a walk through the Split of Basil Island, go inside the  Peter and Paul Fortress  - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family, have photo stops near the gorgeous  St. Isaac's Cathedral  and the  Church of Savior on Spilled Blood , and drive along the bustling Nevsky Prospect abundant in fine shops, cafes and museums.

After the tour, you are taken to your St. Petersburg hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

 11 day  
Trip to Peterhof

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the palaces (from the outside) and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture -  Peterhof .

During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise. After breakfast you check-out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and small cities lying in between and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

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What's Included
  • Free international economy class roundtrip airfares from JFK;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Accommodation in remarkable 5-star hotels in Moscow (2 nights) and St. Petersburg (2 nights);
  • 7 nights on board the 5*  MS Rostropovich, accommodation in Suite cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control and large picture window;
  • 3 meals daily in the ship's restaurants with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of a cabin category (meal service starts with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation);
  • Lunches in Moscow and St. Petersburg according to the itinerary;
  • 1 glass of wine for every dinner on board the ship;
  • Water for all meals on board the ship;
  • 1 bottle of water daily in the cabin;
  • Coffee-station for early risers;
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
  • English-speaking professional guides and rich sightseeing programs in each port of call;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Short on board classes on Russian history, language and singing;
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing;
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge;
  • Airport transfers;
  • Port charges, local taxes, fuel surcharge;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
Tour Highlights
  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travellers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Touch the history in the red-walled Kremlin of Moscow and cobblestone Red Square with your experienced guide in the capital of Russia;
  • Trace the vital milestones in the history of Russian art by witnessing the masterpieces at the Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Experience an unforgettable cruise on the longest river in Europe and reaching the UNESCO Site Kizhi;
  • Discover the history and traditions of Russia through lectures, master classes, and other activities on board of your cruise;
  • Perceive the nature and the contrast of styles of lavish gardens of Peterhof and Pushkin during a leisure walk with your guide;
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the former residence of Russian tsars and the vast collection of finest art from all over the world on your tour of the Hermitage Museum;
What to Know
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers

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Travel company "ITS-Tour"
Russia, St-Petersburg,