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Jewels of Russia

BOOK A LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISE BEFORE 20 DECEMBER 2018 AND SAVE UP TO £1,000PP ON EUROPE 2019 CRUISES.
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Jewels of Russia

From £4,295 pp

From the might and splendour of Moscow to the beauty of St. Petersburg, 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.

What’s included On Board

  • Return flights from a selection of up to 10 UK airports
  • 14 nights onboard Scenic Tsar
  • Balcony Suites
  • Beer & wine & soft drinks included with lunch and dinner
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers

On Shore

  • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
  • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

And, all tipping, port charges and airport taxes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

Please note that Scenic Tsar is not a space-ship and amenities, inclusions, and onboard facilities differ from Scenic’s standard all-inclusive offering.  Soft drinks, wine and beer are served only with onboard lunch and dinner and speciality coffees are an additional charge.  There is no butler service, Scenic Tailormade or E-bike facilities and laundry and in-suite mini-bar are charged as extra.

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Day 1 - Arrive in St Petersburg

Fly to St Petersburg from one of 10 UK regional airports.  On arrival you will be transferred to the Scenic Tsar, where your journey through the heart of Russia will begin.

Dinner

Day 2 - St Petersburg

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

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.

Day 2 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - St Petersburg

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.

Freechoice

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

Day 3 - St Petersburg

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.

Day 4 - St Petersburg

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.

Day 5 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Mandrogi

Before World War II, Mandrogi was a quintessential Karellian mill town.  The war left it in ruins, but after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russian investors bought the land and invited woodworkers to help restore the town to its former glory.  its intricate gingerbread-like woodwork attracts many tourists , as well as the local museums.

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

Day 6 - Mandrogi

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.

Day 7 - Kizhi Island

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.

Day 8 - Goritsy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Yaroslavl

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl.  IN fact dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow.  Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring an impressive collection of Russian paintings.

Day 9 - Yaroslavl

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Uglich

Part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will be just what the doctor ordered.

Day 10 - Uglich

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.

Day 11 - Moscow

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.

Day 12 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Moscow
Highlights

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

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.

Freechoice

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

Day 13 - Moscow

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.
Day 14 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Moscow to UK

After breakfast, transfer to Moscow airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 10 UK regional airports.

Breakfast

Day 1 - UK to Moscow

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

Dinner

Day 2 - 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, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible world icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.

Day 2 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Moscow

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.

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

Day 3 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Moscow

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus, where you’ll get to rediscover your sense of wonder all over again.

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. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.

Day 4 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - 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, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.

Day 5 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Uglich

Part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will show you the many highlights of this city.

Day 6 - Uglich

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Yaroslavl

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring the impressive collection of Russian paintings.

Day 7 - Yaroslavl

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.

Day 8 - Goritsy

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 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.

Day 9 Kizhi Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Mandrogi

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

Day 10 - Mandrogi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - St Petersburg

Start your day with a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful metropolis, followed by a lunch in a local restaurant. Then, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars.

Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections.

Day 11 -  St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - 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, which was modelled on the Palace of Versailles.

Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic Fountains.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Freechoice

Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.

Day 12 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - St Petersburg

This morning 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. The Palace was the last imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg and is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.

Day 13 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - St Petersburg

Today you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and get to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.

Day 14 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - St Petersburg to UK

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.

Breakfast

Scenic Tsar, launched in 2013, was the first ‘new-build’ ship to be launched onto Russia’s waterways for over 25 years. It is also the first boutique ‘small’ ship to join our ever-growing fleet of luxury vessels. There are just over one hundred guests on board, so you get a real sense of space, accompanied by an intimate atmosphere. Our suites are embellished with luxury features, elegant appointments and the finest amenities akin to a luxury hotel.

No other ship offers luxury passage in Russia quite like Scenic Tsar. The ship is limited to 112 passengers accommodated in 56 beautifully proportioned suites, so each and every guest will enjoy a sense of space, freedom and tranquillity during their time aboard.

With a choice of delicious dining options, including in-room dining, airport transfers and a range of fascinating shore excursions. Allow your cruise director and ever member of our team to create a perfect river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • All suite Accommodation
  • Complimentary beverages with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Sun Deck
  • Wellness area & Vitality Pool
  • Crystal Dining
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Beauty Salon
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Fully inclusive land touring
  • International flights and resort transfers

Accommodation & Amenities

56 elegantly appointed all Suites range in size from 160 – 300 ft².

All Suites feature added enhancements such as a sitting area.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

300 ft² – Neva (Upper) Deck

  • Private Balcony
  • bathroom with shower, amenities with hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite television
  • Chargable mini-bar
Deluxe Balcony Suites

236 ft² – Neva (Upper) Deck

  • Private Balcony
  • bathroom with shower, amenities with hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite television
  • Chargable mini-bar

Balcony Suite

215 ft² Volga (Middle) Deck

  • Private Balcony
  • bathroom with shower, amenities with hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite television
  • Chargable mini-bar
Standard Suite

215 ft² Moska (Lower) Deck

  • Private Balcony
  • bathroom with shower, amenities with hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite television
  • Chargable mini-bar
Scenic Tsar - Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market.  A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 12Scenic TsarMoscowPlease CallSAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
May 26Scenic TsarSt Petersburg£SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jun 9Scenic TsarMoscow£5790SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5790  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£6290  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jun 23Scenic TsarSt Petersburg£4895SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£4895  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5790  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£6290  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jul 7Scenic TsarMoscow£5690SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5690  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£6190  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Jul 21Scenic TsarSt Petersburg£SAVE £350Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Aug 4Scenic TsarMoscow£5690SAVE £850Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£5690  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Aug 18Scenic TsarSt Petersburg£4295SAVE £850Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£4295  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5190  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£5690  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside Balcony£6990  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 1Scenic TsarMoscow£6040SAVE £600Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£6040  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside Balcony£7340  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Sep 15Scenic TsarSt Petersburg£4645SAVE £600Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStandard Suite160 ft², Fixed Windows£4645  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite205 ft², Outside Balcony£5540  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite236 ft², Outside Balcony£6040  
Upper DeckRoyal Suite300 ft², Outside Balcony£7340  
Middle DeckRoyal Panorama Suite334 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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