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Luxury Russian Waterways

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Luxury Russian Waterways

From £4,495 pp

Only on a river cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow along the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers can you experience the real Russia.

On this enchanting journey of discovery, you will see forested islands, cruise expansive lakes and visit remote villages.  Experience friendly cultures, delicious local cuisine and heart warming regional tipples.

Embrace the heart and soul of Russia as you explore the formal imperial capital of St Petersburg, the sublime cultural hub of modern Russia, immerse yourself in the grandeur of its quirky capital of Moscow.  You may even like to extend your journey and uncover neighbouring Finland’s capital Helsinki, which offers and enchanting combination of natural, cultural and historic attractions.

What’s Included:

  • Home to airport private transfers by car*
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • Stay 1 night in centrally located hotels in both Moscow and St Petersburg
  • 10 night luxurious river cruise
  • Unique cultural experiences + Signature experiences
  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 12 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges & tipping
  • WIFI
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
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St Petersburg - Winter Palace
Day 1 - Depart London

Fly to St Petersburg from the UK. Be met upon arrival and be transferred to your river ship. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Dinner

Day 2 - St Petersburg

Today, see St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square. After, take a tour of Peterhof Palace then board your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights: MS Valentina

Day 2 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - St Petersburg & Hermitage Museum

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, delight in a private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.

Enjoy a tour of the Catherine Palace and grounds, which was constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. After time here, spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 3 - St Petersburg & Hermitage Museum

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - St Petersburg

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
At the State Hermitage, enjoy a special tour before the museum is open to the public where you will take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony.

Take a Hydrofoil ride over the waters of Neva River to the State Hermitage. After your Signature Experience, tour the museum. Forming part of the Winter Palace, it is home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. After, enjoy time at leisure.

Day 4 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Mandrogi

After cruising through the night, dock in Mandrogi, a charming village teeming with traditional houses. Afterwards, spend time at leisure to look around and browse the handmade trinkets for sale.

Day 5 - Mandrogi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Kizhi Island

Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Today, explore the open-air museum of wooden buildings and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.

Day 6 - Kizhi Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy

Today cruise onto the White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Waterway. Then dock in Goritsy, a small and peaceful farming town. Your guided tour here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Enjoy dinner onboard this evening.

Day 7 - White Lake, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Goritsy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Yaroslavl

Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, Yaroslav is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing tour illuminates the city’s history through its architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.

Day 8 -  Yaroslavl

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Uglich, Volga River

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.

Choose your sightseeing today.

Day 9 - Uglich, Volga River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Moscow

Dock in Moscow and enjoy a tour of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.

Day 10 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Moscow

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Or, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s National Gallery.

Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the walls of the Kremlin. Later, choose your sightseeing.

Day 11 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Moscow , Disembark Ship

Marvel at Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, accompanied by traditional Russian folklore.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

Day 12 - Moscow , Disembark Ship

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Depart Moscow

Be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Arrive Moscow

Fly from the UK. Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner, accompanied by Russian folklore.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

Dinner

Day 2 - Moscow

Embark on a tour that includes Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. Afterwards, board your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights: MS Valentina

Day 2 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Moscow

Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Czars (Tsars).

Day 3 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Moscow

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Discover the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, located at the base of a 100-metre titanium obelisk. Or explore the Tretyakov Art Gallery.

Choose how to spend your day by selecting your preferred activity.

Day 4 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Uglich

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.

Dock in the Golden Ring city of Uglich, where you will set off on your chosen experience.

Day 5 - Uglich

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Yaroslavl

Arrive in Yaroslavl, which traces its roots back to the Vikings.

Day 6 - Yaroslavl

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Goritsy, White Lake

Dock in Goritsy and visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Later, cruise the White Lake.

Day 7 - Goritsy, White Lake

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lake Onega, Kizhi Island

Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Marvel at the Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without nails.

Day 8 - Lake Onega, Kizhi Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Mandrogi, Lake Ladoga

After cruising through the night, dock in the village of Mandrogi, teeming with traditional houses.

Day 9 - Mandrogi, Lake Ladoga

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - St Petersburg

Dock in St Petersburg today. During a tour visit St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Travel to Peterhof Palace for a tour.

Day 10 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11- St Petersburg

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
At the State Hermitage, experience a special tour before the museum is open for the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony.

Take a Hydrofoil ride to the State Hermitage where an exclusive experience has been arranged.

Day 11- St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - St Petersburg

Disembark for the final time. Tour Catherine Palace. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

Day 12 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Depart St Petersburg

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

Cruise in superior comfort aboard the 196-passenger MS Valentina.

Allowing you to journey between the fascinating cities of Moscow and St Petersburg with ease, take in Russia’s picturesque scenery as you cruise the Volga, Neva and Svir rivers on board the Valentina this elegant vessel offers stylish interiors as well as comfortable staterooms and suites.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 91 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French balconies
  • 10 Suites
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Lounge with full-service bar
  • Fitness center
  • Free Internet
  • Library
  • Serenity River Spa
  • 24 hour coffee and Tea Station
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*

Suites & Staterooms

As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with Luxury products, plush towels, and soft robes.

  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

Category PS

409 ft² – Boat Deck

  • Full balcony
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • large bathroom with bath, shower & WC
  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

Category JS

334ft² – Boat Deck

  • Full balcony
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Bathroom with, shower & WC
  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

Cat DS

269 ft² – Boat & Upper Deck

  • Full balcony
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Bathroom with shower & WC
  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

Category B & C

210 ft² -Upper Deck

  • Full balcony
  • Table and chair
  • large bathroom with shower & WC
  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

Category D & E

135 ft² – Main Deck

  • Riverview Windovw
  • Bathroom with shower & WC
  • Private Bathrooms, L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, soft bathrobes, and slippers
  • Hotel Bed with fine linen
  • Pillow Choice
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen TV infotainment centre and satellite
  • Bottled water daily

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Sep 6MS ValentinaSt Petersburg£4495SAVE £750Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat E135 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Main & Upper DeckCat D135 ft², Fixed Windows£4495  
Upper DeckCat C210 ft², Outside Balcony£5495  
Upper DeckCat B210 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Boat DeckCat A210 ft², Outside Balcony£5895  
Upper & Boat DeckDeluxe Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£6895  
Boat DeckJunior Suite334 ft², Outside Balcony£7495  
Boat DeckPresidential Suite409 ft², Outside BalconySold  

IMPORTANT – VISA REQUIRED

A Russian Visa must be arranged in advance, for an approximate cost of £240 per person. Please note that current Russian visa regulations require a personal visit to the Russian Embassy in either London, Edinburgh or Manchester to complete the application process, which is at your own cost*.
*The cost and process to obtain a Russian tourist visa can change at any time, please contact the Russian Embassy to confirm the full details.


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