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Jewels of Russia

This wondrous 15 day cruise will take you through mighty Russia, along the Volga River from the splendours of Moscow to the beauty of St. Petersburg.
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Between Moscow and St Petersburg

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Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to Moscow. If you had a hundred years, you wouldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.


Day 2 | Moscow Highlights: Scenic Sundowners cruise

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights. Then, take an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. In fact, it’s considered one of the best subway systems in the world.

After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible world icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.


Day 3 | Moscow Highlights: Kremlin

Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes.

Tonight, witness a thrilling National Russian Show performed by fifty folk dancers.


Day 4 | Moscow Highlights: Enrich meet a Cosmonaut

Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars


Day 5 | Moscow Highlights: Old Tretyakov Gallery

Visit the State Tretyakov gallery, a world-famous museum housing a unique collection of Russian art, or explore the Museum of the Armed Forces, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.


Day 6 | Uglich Highlights: Golden Ring city

Part of the Golden Ring of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will be just what the doctor ordered.


Day 7 | Yaroslavl Highlights: City tour

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to the 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights.


Day 8 | Goritsy Highlights: Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. As the ship sets sail, you’ll get to toast the occasion with a little vodka, a beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years


Day 9 | Kizhi Island Highlights: Church of Transfiguration

This morning your ship docks at Kizhi Island – an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. You’ll also get to view the magnificent Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes. It is easily among the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, and the world.


Day 10 | Mandrogi Highlights: Museum village

It’s all ashore to explore this charming museum village, which was reconstructed after WWII. Wander around the distinctive buildings and later try Shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.


Day 11 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Hermitage

Start your day with a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful metropolis, followed by a lunch in a local restaurant. Then, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections


Day 12 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Peterhof Grand Palace

Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace, which was modeled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic Fountains.


Day 13 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Private Ballet performance

This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and its elaborate gardens.


Day 14 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Canals & bridges cruise

Today you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and get to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.


Day 15 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Farewell

After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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