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Imperial Russia

Explore cultural monuments and historical towns as you sail majestic Russian waterways from the fascinating city of Moscow on this spectacular luxury river cruise. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK and all gratuities.

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £3095pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Kremlin, Moscow
  • Museum, Moscow
  • St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
  • Church of Dimitry, Uglich
  • Yaroslavl, Uglich
  • Yaroslavl Assumption Cathedral

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Save up to £1250pp on 2019 departures PLUS free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an applicable airport. Subject to availability. Book by 1 Apr 2019

Save £400pp on 2020 departures PLUS free private door-to-door chauffeur transfers! Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an applicable airport or St Pancras International Train Station. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Apr 2019

Imperial Russia Special Offer

Set sail on an enchanting voyage of discovery along the Russian waterways. This 14-night luxury cruise begins in the fascinating city of Moscow, visit the remarkable Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral before discovering the historical city of Uglich.

Enjoy a musical concert at the Choreographic College of National Ballet in Kostroma, explore the quaint 800-year old town of Plyos and marvel at Maxim Gorky’s Museum House in Nizhny Novgorod.

Walk in the footsteps of famous communist Vladimir Lenin in Ulyanovsk, discover the historic treasures of Saratov and witness the change of the guards as you explore the captivating city of Stalingrad on this wondrous river cruise.

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Imperial Russia

Day 1 - UK - Moscow (Russia)

Fly from from London Heathrow to Moscow where you will be transferred to your ship; the Scenic Tsar. (D)

Day 2 - Moscow

Enjoy a morning of exploration as you visit some of the city's greatest sights on a guided tour. Enjoy an insightful ride on Moscow's metro and explore the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral before visiting the Memorial Museum of Cosmonauts. Here you can learn about the fascinating history of space exploration and meet a real cosmonaut. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Moscow

On your final day in Moscow, discover the Kemlin; a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow which includes the State Armoury. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Uglich

Today you have a choice of visiting the remarkable Church of St. Dmitry or taking a guided tour of the interesting Penny Whistle Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Yaroslavl - Kostroma

Spend your morning exploring the historical city of Yaroslavl on a guided tour before heading to Kostroma. Kostroma is 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Kostroma - Plyos

Explore the city of Kostroma with a tour guide before heading to the town of Plyos which is more than 800 years old. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Nizhny Novgorod

Founded in 1221, Niznhy Novgorod is often known as the third capital of Russia. Enjoy a guided tour of the city with visits to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Maxim Gorky's Museum House. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nizhny - Kazan

Sit back and relax as you sail along Russia's scenic and majestic waterways towards the city of Kazan.

Day 9 - Kazan

Boasting more than 1,000 years of history, Kazan is a fantastic city to explore. Visit some of Kazan's greatest sights including the remarkable Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later in the day, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk is famously the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Visit the Lenin memorial complex and the house in which he resided on an intriguing guided tour. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Samara

Upon arrival in Samara, enjoy a guided tour of the city that sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Saratov

Visit to the fascinating Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here on a guided tour of Saratov's historical highlights. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Arrive in Volgograd formerly known as Stalingrad, the last destination of your Russia cruise. 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. Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your dedicated Cruise Director before enjoying some leisurely free time. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Stalingrad

Visit the spectacular Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad and experience the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory on a guided city tour. (B,L,D).

Day 15 - Stalingrad - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night luxury cruise
  • Return flights from London Heathrow airport
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • Scenic Enrich: 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.
  • Scenic Enrich: Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.
  • Scenic Enrich: Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 29th - Moscow to Stalingrad (Volgograd) - Sailing on: Scenic Tsar From: £4345
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      Blue Water Price from: £4345 Blue Water Price from: £5240 Blue Water Price from: £5340 Blue Water Price from: £5440 Blue Water Price from: £6040 Blue Water Price from: £5740 Blue Water Price from: £7040 Blue Water Price from: £7340
  • October
    • Oct 13th - Stalingrad (Volgograd) to Moscow - Sailing on: Scenic Tsar From: £3095
      E Standard Suite BA Balcony Suite BB Balcony Suite B Balcony Suite P Deluxe Balcony Suite PA Deluxe Balcony Suite R Royal Suite RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4345 Brochure Price from: £5240 Brochure Price from: £5340 Brochure Price from: £5440 Brochure Price from: £6040 Brochure Price from: £5740 Brochure Price from: £7040 Brochure Price from: £7340
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 24th - Moscow to Stalingrad (Volgograd) - Sailing on: Scenic Tsar From: £3945
      E Standard Suite BA Balcony Suite BB Balcony Suite B Balcony Suite P Deluxe Balcony Suite PA Deluxe Balcony Suite R Royal Suite RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4345 Brochure Price from: £5240 Brochure Price from: £5340 Brochure Price from: £5440 Brochure Price from: £6040 Brochure Price from: £5740 Brochure Price from: £7040 Brochure Price from: £7340
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  • October
    • Oct 11th - Moscow to Stalingrad (Volgograd) - Sailing on: Scenic Tsar From: £3945
      E Standard Suite BA Balcony Suite BB Balcony Suite B Balcony Suite P Deluxe Balcony Suite PA Deluxe Balcony Suite R Royal Suite RS Royal Panorama Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4345 Brochure Price from: £5240 Brochure Price from: £5340 Brochure Price from: £5440 Brochure Price from: £6040 Brochure Price from: £5740 Brochure Price from: £7040 Brochure Price from: £7340
      Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4840 Blue Water Price from: £4940 Blue Water Price from: £5040 Blue Water Price from: £5640 Blue Water Price from: £5340 Blue Water Price from: £6640 Blue Water Price from: £6940
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