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Imperial Waterways of Russia

Discover history and traditions on this voyage along the waterways of Russia with four-day stays in the magnificent cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
11 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Church of St Dimitri, Uglich
  • St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
  • St Petersburg, Russia

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Enjoy a four-day stay in Moscow where you can see the spectacular St Basil's Cathedral and famous Kremlin. Visit the magnificent Church of St Dimitri in the Golden Ring city of Uglich and marvel at the exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet with its 17th-century frescoes.

Explore picturesque Goritsy and discover the Open Air Museum in Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see the Church of Transfiguration.

Discover the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, before spending four days in the magnificent city of St Petersburg where you can visit the famous Hermitage Museum and the lavish Catherine Palace.

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Imperial Waterways of Russia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Moscow (Russia)

Travel to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for your scheduled British Airways or other leading airline flight to Moscow. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to your ship, the River Victoria. (D)

Day 2 - Moscow

Enjoy a panoramic city tour. Following lunch downtown, take a tour of Moscow's metro system. Visit Arbat Street and spend time at leisure. In the evening, there is a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Moscow

Enjoy an excursion to the Kremlin and adjacent Armory Museum. The Kremlin is a fortified complex in the heart of the city and the government's headquarters, while the Armory Museum houses a collection of Russian regalia.

Day 4 - Uglich

Cruise the 80-mile Moscow Canal to Uglich, a beautiful Golden Ring City. Enjoy a guided walking tour taking in the Church of St Dimitry on the Blood. Alternatively, join the hydropower GULAG tour.

Day 5 - Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl has a well-preserved UNESCO-listed city centre. Admire the Orthodox church of Elijah the Prophet and the lively outdoor market, before enjoying a scenic cruise across Lake Rybinsk.

Day 6 - Goritsy

Goritsy is a farming settlement on the Sheksna River. Join the 'Village Day' excursion, enjoy a visit to Saint Cyril on the White Lake Monastery, or opt for the 'Let's Go' village walk. Later, your ship cruises Lake Onega.

Day 7 - Kizhi Island

On your approach to Kizhi Island, admire the wooden Church of Transfiguration, built without a single nail. Step ashore and visit the island's famous open-air museum and traditional wooden structures. There is an alternative excursion - a 'Let's Go' island nature hike.

Day 8 - Mandrogi

Travel back in time during a visit to the reconstructed Russian village of Mandrogi inhabited by talented artisans. Other highlights include a rustic shashlik picnic lunch and a cruise across a stunning freshwater lake.

Day 9 - St Petersburg

See the sights of St Petersburg during a panoramic city tour and canal cruise. Admire the Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of Our Savior on Blood, before boarding a canal boat for a cruise down the Fontanka and Moika rivers. There is an alternative excursion - a Russian ballet performance.

Day 10 - St Petersburg

Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Hermitage Museum, located in the former home of the tsars, the Winter Palace.

Day 11 - St Petersburg

Spend your last day in St Petersburg at the the lavish Catherine Palace with its opulent staterooms and Amber Room, restored to its former glory. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 12 - St Petersburg - UK

Disembark 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. Please note: Tour order in Moscow and St Petersburg may vary due to the weather

Price Includes

  • 11-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, bottled water in your cabin and speciality coffees available 24 hours. Soft drinks are included with lunch
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty.
  • All port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge
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