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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)
$ 12,095
  • 2020 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.

    Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night 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, 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:



    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. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - St. Petersburg

      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 cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Moscow

      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 St. Basil’s Cathedral.


      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Moscow

      Visit the magnificent Kremlin, including the State Armoury.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Uglich

      Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Yaroslavl > Kostroma

      Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Kostroma > Plyos

      After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - 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

    • Day 11 - Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan

      Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Kazan

      See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Ulyanovsk

      Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex and discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Samara

      Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Saratov

      Explore the 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)

      Arrive at your final cruise destination, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. 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. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by time at leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

      Start with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular 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)

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

      Please note: Pre release subject to change

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive 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 on board lunches and dinners
    • Cruise Director to guide and assist
    • Expert program directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities