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 Days
St Petersburg to Moscow
From (AUD)
$ 10,855
Dates & Pricing

2022 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 Map
Tour Code:
IRRC
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
St Petersburg
Return City:
Moscow

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - St. Petersburg

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

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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

  3. Day 3 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, or tour Yusopov Palace and discover its link to Grigori Rasputin.

    After 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 your official welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 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 St. Petersburg or simply relax in style on board Scenic Tsar.

    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. The Palace is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 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.

    This evening, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as you set sail down the Neva River and cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mandrog

    You’re free to explore this charming museum village and its distinctive wooden buildings, before enjoying a delicious lunch of shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kizhi Island

    Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. You’ll visit the Museum of Architecture, and 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

  8. Day 8 - Goritsy

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Yaroslavl

    Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. You’ll have the chance to visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Uglich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Moscow

    Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll visit the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Moscow

    Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before a ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before discovering world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, known as a symbol of Russia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. 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.

    After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

    Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Moscow

    Freechoice

    Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War, commonly known as the World War II museum. Alternatively, visit Bunker 42, the Cold War citadel that lies under the streets of Moscow.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 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.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included highlights
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, with up to 112 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites
  • 2 Scenic Enrich experiences including a private Russian Ballet concert at the Palace of Prince Vladimir and a meet & greet with a cosmonaut at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
  • – Exclusive to Scenic
  • Personalise your trip with 8 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Five star service and on board dining at Crystal Dining
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board meals
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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