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)
$ 12,990
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2019 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, starting in Stalingrad (Volgograd) where you will board Scenic Tsar for your luxury Russian river cruise. 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. Travel by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg where you will spend three nights in this wonderful city.
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 Scenic Tsar boutique ship. 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

    Take a walking tour with your Cruise Director and explore further this historic city, 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. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. 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, 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.

    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

    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.

    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

    Explore the Imperial Bath House 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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