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Imperial Russia

Explore Russia on a 15 day journey from Stalingrad to Moscow on board Scenic Tsar. Cruise the mighty Volga River, enjoy guided tours and museum visits.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,795
  • 2018 Stalingrad (Volgograd) > Moscow

    Tour Code:

    IRRV

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Return City:

    Moscow

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      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

    • Day 2 - 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 3 - Stalingrad (Volgograd) > Saratov
      Highlights:
      Guided tour

      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

    • Day 4 - 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 5 - Samara
      Highlights:
      Guided tour

      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

    • Day 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - Nizhny Novgorod
      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 Nizhny Novgorod.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - 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 10 - Pylos > Kostroma
      Highlights:
      Enrich visit to the Choreographic College

      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.

      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 11 - Yaroslavl
      Highlights:
      Guided tour

      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

    • Day 12 - Uglich
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
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      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 13 - Moscow
      Highlights:
      Explore 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

    • Day 14 - Moscow
      Highlights:
      The Kremlin; Enrich visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

      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.

      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, 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

    • Day 15 - Moscow
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must. However, it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast