Imperial Russia 2019 Scenic River Cruise

Russia is a land of monumental size and beauty, with glorious cities, cultural landmarks of incomparable magnificence, and a history as captivating as it is complex. Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting in Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your luxury Russian river cruise.

To travel along the Volga River between the two great cities of Moscow and Stalingrad is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises to discover, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Itinerary

Welcome to Volgograd, where you will board the luxurious Scenic Tsar. If you had a hundred years, you wouldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.
Highlights: Welcome reception.
Meals included: Dinner

Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory.
Highlights: Mamayev Hill WWII Memorial Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a walking tour with your Cruise Director and explore further this historic city, before your ship sails out towards Saratov.
Highlights: Guided tour Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the unique historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.
Highlights: Road to Space Exposition Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour.
Highlights: Guided tour Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.
Highlights: Lenin memorial Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories.
Highlights: Tatar folklore performance Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod.
Highlights: Themed on board activities Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.
Highlights: Europe's highest cable car Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a tour of Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. Then, arrive in the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs.
Highlights: Enrich visit to the Choreographic College
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights.
Highlights: Guided tour Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Relax on board as you sail towards Russia’s mightiest city. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on an exploration that will acquaint you with such world-renowned sights as Red Square and the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them. Highlights: Explore Moscow
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. Highlights: The Kremlin; Enrich visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart after breakfast this morning. Moscow is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
13 October 2019 £3,345

What's Included

  • Savings of up to £1,000pp when you book before 20th December 2018!*
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 10 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 14 nights on Russia's most luxurious boutique small ship
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on board your cruise†
  • 41 superb meals: including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • 4 Scenic Enrich events
  • 7 Scenic Freechoice excursions
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £870 per couple