Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Experience Russia on an 18 day luxury river cruise from Stalingrad to St Petersburg. Enjoy guided tours, museum visits & traditional folklore performances.

18 Days
Stalingrad (Volgograd) to St Petersburg
From (CAD)
$ 11,390
Dates & Pricing

2022 Stalingrad (Volgograd) > St Petersburg

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. 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 Stalingrad and Moscow is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and the beating heart of this captivating country. End your journey travelling by train to St. Petersburg where you enjoy a three night stay.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRRP
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Return City:
St Petersburg

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Welcome to Stalingrad where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar. Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the start of your cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the 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

  3. Day 3 - Stalingrad (Volgograd) > Saratov

    Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Program Director, before your ship sails out towards Saratov.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Saratov

    Discover the unique 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

  5. Day 5 - Samara

    Arrive in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Ulyanovsk

    Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classical Gymnasium Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kazan

    Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nizhny Novgorod

    As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nizhny Novgorod

    Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Pylos > Kostroma

    Enjoy a tour of Pylos, a town more than 800 years old, and learn about the rural life in Russia. Then, arrive in the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs.

    Enrich

    Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Yaroslavl

    Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Uglich

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Moscow

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Moscow

    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.

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Moscow > St. Petersburg

    After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end. Disembark your ship, and travel by the high-speed train to St. Petersburg, for your three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - St. Petersburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Explore Catherine’s block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - St. Petersburg

    Depart after breakfast this morning. St. Petersburg is the end of your journey, 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 note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included highlights
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 45 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with lunches and dinners on board Scenic Tsar
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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