Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Explore St. Petersburg before boarding Scenic Tsar in Moscow for a luxurious river cruise along the Volga. Enjoy guided tours and grand sights of Russia.

18 Days
St Petersburg to Stalingrad (Volgograd)
From (CAD)
$ 11,270
Dates & Pricing

2022 St Petersburg > Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Unlock the mysteries of Russia

With a rich cultural history and an extraordinary military past, contemporary Russia is the confluence of centuries of influence.
Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night stay in St. Petersburg. Travel by train to Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your cruise of these great waterways. To travel along the Volga River between the two great cities of Moscow and Stalingrad is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy.

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - St. Petersburg

    Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

  2. Day 2 - St. Petersburg

    Start the day with a guided tour of this grand city, before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - St. Petersburg


    Explore Peterhof’s Upper & Lower Gardens, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - St. Petersburg > Moscow

    Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Moscow

    Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by a ride on Moscow’s
    Metro. Then its time to explore the renowned Red Square and the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral.


    Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Moscow

    Visit the magnificent Kremlin, with its golden-dome cathedrals and ancient palaces, followed by a tour of the State Armoury.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Uglich

    Join an exploration of Uglich, including a visit to the Church of St. Dmitry.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Yaroslavl > Kostroma

    Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs.


    Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kostroma > Plyos

    After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Nizhny Novgorod

    Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.
    You’ll visit the Kremlin, discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House, and take a cable car ride over the river for magnificent city views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan

    Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kazan

    See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ulyanovsk

    Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classic Gymnasium Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Samara

    Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Saratov

    Explore the historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition, dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Arrive in Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. Infamous for the WWII Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the world’s tallest statue of a woman, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk, followed by time at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Start your day with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included highlights
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, with up to 112 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including a meet & greet with a cosmonaut at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House at the Choreographic College of National Ballet – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 2 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Five star service and on board dining at Crystal Dining
  • 45 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board meals
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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