Jewels of Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Jewels of Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: St. Petersburg, Russia on Sun, May 24, 2020
Ends: Moscow, Russia on Sun, Jun 07, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Russia

Rivers Visited

Svir, Volga

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, May 24, 2020): St. Petersburg

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


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Mon, May 25, 2020): 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. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tue, May 26, 2020): St. Petersburg

Freechoice: Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover Yusupov Palace, located on the Moika River. Revel in the wealth of the Yusupov family and learn about the mystery surrounding the assassination of Grigory Rasputin.

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 your official welcome dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wed, May 27, 2020): 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.

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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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, May 28, 2020): 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. This evening, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River. Tonight, cruise across Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, May 29, 2020): Mandrogi

Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings before trying shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sat, May 30, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, May 31, 2020): Goritsy

Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Back on board, toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Jun 01, 2020): Yaroslavl

Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Tue, Jun 02, 2020): Uglich

Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, on a guided tour.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Wed, Jun 03, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, Jun 04, 2020): Moscow

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before a ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, Jun 05, 2020): Moscow

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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

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, Jun 06, 2020): 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.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, Jun 07, 2020): Moscow

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.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Tsar


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Questions & Answers

Question: Is airfare available through your company?

Yes. We would be more than happy to help you with flights. Call us, 7 days a week 1-800-342-0019

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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