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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 Day
From (AUD)
$ 13,890
  • 2018 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.

    Russia is a land of monumental size and beauty, with glorious cities, cultural landmarks of incomparable magnificence, and a history as captivating as it is complex. Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night hotel stay in St. Petersburg. Travel by train to Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your luxury Russia river cruise. 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 to discover, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.

    Tour Code:

    IRRP

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    St Petersburg

    Return City:

    Stalingrad (Volgograd)

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - St. Petersburg

      Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

    • Day 2 - 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

    • Day 3 - St. Petersburg
      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - St. Petersburg > Moscow

      Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your Scenic Tsar boutique ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Moscow
      Highlights:
      Enrich visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

      Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro. Then, explore the spectacular Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Moscow
      Highlights:
      The Kremlin

      Today visit the Kremlin, including the State Armory.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Uglich
      Highlights:
      Walking tour
      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

    • Day 8 - Yaroslavl > Kostroma
      Highlights:
      Enrich visit to the Choreographic College

      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. After lunch set sail towards 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

    • Day 9 - Kostroma > Pylos
      Highlights:
      Open Air Landscape Museum

      This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Kostroma.
      Arrive in Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. This historic town is more than 800 years old, and it is associated with Isaac Levitan, one of the most favoured and recognised 19th century Russian landscapists.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Nizhny Novgorod
      Highlights:
      Europe's highest cable car

      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

    • Day 11 - Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan
      Highlights:
      Themed on board activities

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Kazan
      Highlights:
      Tatar folklore performance

      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

    • Day 13 - Ulyanovsk
      Highlights:
      Lenin memorial

      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

    • Day 14 - Samara
      Highlights:
      Guided tour

      This morning your ship arrives 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

    • Day 15 - Saratov
      Highlights:
      Road to Space Exposition

      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

    • Day 16 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)
      Highlights:
      Guided tour

      Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the final destination of your cruise. Famous for the Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the tallest statue of a woman in the world, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during your orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by some leisure time.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)
      Highlights:
      Mamayev Hill WWII Memorial

      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

    • Day 18 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)
      Highlights:
      Farewell

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

      Meals included: Breakfast