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Treasures of Russia

From £2,795 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:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • Sightseeing excursions plus immersive Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary soft drink, beer and local wine with dinner on board your cruise
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges & tipping
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 7 towns, villages & cities
  • Finest dining – a total of 31 meals
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
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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

This morning enjoy a tour of St Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, and the St Nicholas Cathedral of the Epiphany.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore.

Day 2 - St Petersburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - St Petersburg & Hermitage Museum

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg has a network of canals, as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings.

Visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the most impressive museums in the world.

Day 3 - St Petersburg & Hermitage Museum

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - St Petersburg, Peterhof Park

Explore Peterhof Park and Palace.

Tonight, enjoy a Captian’s Welcome Reception.

Day 4 - St Petersburg, Peterhof Park

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Mandrogi

Be treated to a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn the essentials of this beautiful language.

Today, set off from St Petersburg and cruise down the Neva River. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. Take a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses. Then see the famous Vodka Museum. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts.

Afterwards, re-board your ship and set sail along the peaceful Svir River.

Day 5 - Mandrogi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Kizhi Island

Set out on a guided walking tour of the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a World Heritage-listed site on Kizhi Island. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century.

The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without a single nail.

Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega.

Day 6 - Kizhi Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Cruise across the White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway.

Arrive in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, enjoy a guided tour and visit one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril. With 11 churches, this monastery was once home to a huge settlement of monks.

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

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Yaroslavl

Today, discover what is considered the pearl of the glorious Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities.

Explore the historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery.

Day 8 -  Yaroslavl

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Uglich, Volga River

Watch idyllic rural life unfold as you cruise to the town of Uglich. Here, disembark for a guided tour. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood.

This afternoon, sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.

Day 9 - Uglich, Volga River

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Moscow

Cruise into Moscow. On arrival, explore some of Moscow’s landmarks including the Kremlin, before visiting the Armoury Museum.

Tonight perhaps tour Moscow after dark.

Day 10 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Moscow

Enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic monuments and places as you head to Red Square, where you’ll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral.

Take in the GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square. Enjoy time to explore later.

This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast with an authentic glass of Russian vodka.

Day 11 - Moscow

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow

Disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

APT MS Rossia Ship

There is no river cruise in Russia like the Volga river cruise. No cruise that places you so completely in another place and time. Europe’s longest and largest river stretches from Ivan the Terrible to Peter the Great to Catherine the Great, and on into today, where live along Russia’s central artery looks very much like it always has — the churches, the villages, the people, comprising scenes from an old painting you may swear you have seen in a gallery.This Russian river tour will promise you an unforgettable afterglow you’ve never experienced with any other Moscow river cruise before.

The traditional MS Rossia has five decks and plenty of modern facilities, including a library and a wellness centre. Enjoy drinks the Tsar Bar, with its panoramic views, and meals at the restaurant where you can savour European-style fine dining with Russian influences. There’s also a sun deck where you can enjoy the passing views from the comfort of a sunlounger. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There are 112 spacious cabins with hotel-style beds, all outside facing, and complete with a television, telephone, safe, mini-fridge and hairdryer.

MS Rossia Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Restaurant
• Bar and Lounge, Large Panoramic views and Nightly evening entertainment
• Russian Language lessons
• Documentary Films
• Sun Deck
• Free Wifi in public areas

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed 112 Staterooms Located over 4 decks.

All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, spacious cabins with hotel-style beds, all outside facing, and complete with a television, telephone, safe, mini-fridge and hairdryer.

Panoramic Suite

178 ft² –  Boat Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • 220V outlets

Boat Suite & Upper Suite

175 ft² – Sun Deck & Boat Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • 220V outlets

Category A+ & A

157 ft² – Sun Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • 220V outlets

Category B & C

157 ft² – Upper Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • 220V outlets

Category D, E & F

133 ft² – Main Deck

  • Large Picture Window
  • Seating area with armchairs, sofa and desk
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Air conditioning
  • 220V outlets
APT MS Rossia - deck plan

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 26MS RossiaSt PetersburgPlease CallSAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat F133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat E133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat D133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckCat C157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckCat B157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckUpper Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Boat DeckCat A157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Boat DeckCat A+157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Boat DeckBoat Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Upper DeckPanoramic Suite178 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Jul 9MS RossiaSt Petersburg£2945SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat F133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat E133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat D133 ft², Picture Window£2945  
Upper DeckCat C157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckCat B157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckUpper Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Boat DeckCat A157 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Boat DeckCat A+157 ft², Picture Window£3395  
Boat DeckBoat Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Upper DeckPanoramic Suite178 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Aug 22MS RossiaSt Petersburg£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat F133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat E133 ft², Picture Window£2795  
Main DeckCat D133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Upper DeckCat C157 ft², Picture Window£3095  
Upper DeckCat B157 ft², Picture Window£3195  
Upper DeckUpper Suite175 ft², Picture Windows£3245  
Boat DeckCat A157 ft², Picture Window£3295  
Boat DeckCat A+157 ft², Picture Window£3395  
Boat DeckBoat Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Upper DeckPanoramic Suite178 ft², Picture Windows£3595  
Sep 13MS RossiaSt Petersburg£2795SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat F133 ft², Picture WindowSold  
Main DeckCat E133 ft², Picture Window£2795  
Main DeckCat D133 ft², Picture Window£2845  
Upper DeckCat C157 ft², Picture Window£3095  
Upper DeckCat B157 ft², Picture Window£3195  
Upper DeckUpper Suite175 ft², Picture Windows£3245  
Boat DeckCat A157 ft², Picture Window£3295  
Boat DeckCat A+157 ft², Picture Window£3395  
Boat DeckBoat Suite175 ft², Picture WindowsSold  
Upper DeckPanoramic Suite178 ft², Picture WindowsSold  

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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