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Jewels of Russia

From the haunting beauty of St. Petersburg to the might & splendour of Moscow, discover Russia on a 15 day river cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,545
  • 2019 St Petersburg > Moscow

    Russia’s many mysteries revealed

    In the words of Winston Churchill, Russia has always been ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’.

    From the beauty of St. Petersburg to the might and splendour of Moscow, Russia remains one of the most intriguing countries in the world. There’s simply no better way to traverse this land than along Russia’s majestic waterways. The best option by far is a luxury cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar with only 112 guests.

    Tour Code:

    IRRC

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    St Petersburg

    Return City:

    Moscow

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - St. Petersburg

      Welcome to St. Petersburg. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - St. Petersburg
      Freechoice

      Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof.

      Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - St. Petersburg
      Freechoice

      Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover the Yusupov Palace.

      Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited
      to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for the official welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - St. Petersburg

      Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.

      Enrich

      Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - St. Petersburg

      A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Mandrogi
      Enrich

      Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Kizhi Island

      Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Goritsy

      Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Yaroslavl

      Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Uglich

      Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow on a guided tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Moscow

      Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Moscow

      Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Moscow
      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, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art.

      Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

      Freechoice

      Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Moscow

      Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Moscow

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
    • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences e
    • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities f
    • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 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
    • All tipping and gratuities