Moscow to St Petersburg 2021 Saga River Cruise

Journey from historic Moscow to majestic St Petersburg on this Russian river cruise. Explore historic Moscow and impressive St Petersburg. Discover a wealth of historic treasures – from the picturesque wooden buildings of Kizhi Island to the splendour of the Hermitage collections – on this leisurely Russian river cruise.

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Moscow

Itinerary

Fly to Moscow and embark your ship MS Surikov.

An included sightseeing tour introduces you to the great landmarks of Russia's cultured, capital city. Red Square is home to many of the key attractions here, such as the colourful St Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and the Kremlin. Later in the afternoon set sail and enjoy a welcome cocktail party.

Today’s included excursion visits the vast Kremlin complex with its gold-domed churches and iconic bell tower. Inside the complex you will see a vast collection of impressive Russian art, including delicate tapestries.

Journey north to Oporto, stopping at the historic city of Coimbra for an included tour and lunch. The city was once the capital of Portugal and the university here is one of the oldest in Europe. Continue your journey to Oporto where you'll board your ship, the Douro Queen, moored in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro.

Enjoy an included tour of Yaroslavl. This was Russia’s second largest city during the 17th century and its historic centre is now a World Heritage Site.

From the small settlement of Goritsy, an included excursion visits the 14th-century monastery of Kirillo-Belozersky where you will see ornate frescoes and ancient icons.

Today's included excursion takes you to the open-air museum of wooden architecture on the island of Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes an impressive collection of churches, chapels and houses.

Depart Barca d’Alva and enjoy the wonderful views as you spend the morning sailing towards Pinhão, arriving after lunch. This afternoon pay a visit to Quinta do Seixo, a local winery. Here you’ll join an included tour of the estate, followed by an opportunity to taste their port wines. This evening there’ll be an included trip to a local vineyard for dinner, with wine and entertainment included. The ship remains moored in Pinhão overnight.Mandrogi is a reconstructed traditional Russian village complete with charming old wooden houses and cobblestone walkways. Perhaps buy some traditional handicrafts in the workshop or sample the country’s favourite beverage in the Vodka Museum. Enjoy a picnic lunch ashore. Set sail for St Petersburg later this afternoon and tonight join a farewell dinner.

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 as Russia's ‘Window on the West’, this city was built as a showpiece, with impressive neo-Classical buildings and spacious avenues. An included panoramic tour takes in the city’s beautiful monuments and architecture, including Summer and Winter Palaces, the impressive Admiralty Building, the Victory Column and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Your ship remains moored in St Petersburg for the next two nights.

Today enjoy a visit to the celebrated Hermitage State Museum. The museum is one of the greatest art galleries in the world and is set in a magnificent palace that contains enough treasures to keep you fascinated for days! Here is a cross section of the history of Western European art, ranging from Florentine and Venetian Renaissance art to Impressionism and post-Impressionism. In addition, there's an extensive collection of prehistoric, Egyptian and Oriental art plus temporary exhibitions. The museum covers a large area and the visit includes a considerable amount of walking, a few flights of stairs and standing for quite long periods.

Disembark after breakfast and return to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price from (pp)
11 May 2021 £1,769
31 May 2021 £1,869
20 June 2021 £1,799
10 July 2021 £1,749
30 July 2021 £1,749
19 August 2021 £1,799
8 September 2021 £1,829

What's Included

  • Low deposit of only £99pp
  • Savings of up to £500pp on selected cabin grades and departures
  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance or a discount if not required†
  • Return flights
  • All meals on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Saga cruise assistant
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception

Excursion Guide

  • Visit the Kremlin and the Kremlin Armoury
  • Tour of Moscow
  • Highlights of Uglich
  • Tour of Yaroslavl
  • Visit the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery
  • Open-air museum on the island of Kizhi
  • Tour of Mandrogi
  • Sightseeing tour of St Petersburg
  • Visit The Hermitage Museum