Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome
Welcome to Copenhagen where you will enjoy a three night stay.
Day 2 | Copenhagen Highlights: Freechoice
Today you’ll start the day with a visit to Rosenborg Castle, a renaissance castle that was built as a country summerhouse in 1606. You’ll also visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.
Day 3 | Copenhagen Highlights: Day at leisure
Spend the day exploring this magnificent city at your leisure.
Day 4 | Copenhagen > St. Petersburg Highlights: Embark your cruise
Today take a short included flight to St. Petersburg, where a Scenic representative will greet you and arrange a transfer to your ship where you will be warmly invited on board by your dedicated crew.
Day 5 | 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 modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palace’s majestic fountains.
Day 6 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Private Ballet performance
Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.
Day 7 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Enrich lunch
This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and its elaborate gardens.
Day 8 | St. Petersburg Highlights: Hermitage Museum
This morning visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections.
Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River.
Day 9 | 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 10 | 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 amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.
Day 11 | Goritsy Highlights: Vodka tasting
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 12 | Yaroslavl Highlights: City tour
Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring the impressive collection of Russian paintings.
Day 13 | 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 14 | Moscow Highlights: Scenic Sundowners cruise
Relax on board as you sail towards Russia’s mightiest city. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on an exploration that will acquaint you with such world-renowned sights as Red Square and the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.
Day 15 | Moscow Highlights: Russian circus
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, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.
Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus, where you’ll get to rediscover your sense of wonder all over again.
Day 16 | 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 17 | Moscow Highlights: The 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 18 | Moscow Highlights: Farewell
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must. However, it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.