Treasures Of Russia 2023 APT Travelmarvel River Cruise
Russia’s glorious sights are yours to behold. Marvel at St Petersburg’s collection of palaces and museums, discover the wonders of Kizhi Island, visit historical churches and monasteries and enjoy the capital of Moscow.
Fly into St Petersburg this morning, Russia’s extravagant cultural hub. Be met on arrival at the airport and transfer with a group to your river ship. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
This morning enjoy a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg. See Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. Admire the ornate fountains and gardens in Peterhof Park.
Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Be treated to a Russian language lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases.
Today, cruise down the Neva River and arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. 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.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site on Kizhi Island.
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. Marvel at the island’s impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
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.
Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities and dates back to the age of the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery.
Watch idyllic rural life unfold along the banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a tour that allows you to embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.
Cruise into Moscow, Russia’s capital. On arrival, explore some of the city’s landmarks and uncover 860 years of history on a tour with a local guide. See the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Here, visit the Armoury Museum, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, priceless jewellery and impressive armour.
Today in Moscow, enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic monuments and legendary palaces as you head to Red Square, where you’ll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square and see the city’s intriguing past play out through its striking imperial and Soviet architecture. Enjoy free time to explore Moscow this afternoon. Back on board this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast to new friends with a glass of Russian vodka.
After breakfast, you’ll disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to the UK.
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- Return scheduled flights from the UK
- 10 Nights on board the MS Rossia
- Unique cultural experiences in up to 7 towns, villages & cities
- Insider Experiences
- 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
- Complimentary soft drink, beer and local wine with dinner on board
- Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides