Moscow - St. Petersburg 2020
Moscow - St. Petersburg 2020
Ship: MS Ivan Bunin
Starts: Moscow, Russia on Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Ends: St. Petersburg, Russia on Thu, Sep 24, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
BEVERAGE PACKAGE: rates include wine, draft beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea, coffee - served from 8 AM till midnight
Day 1 (Mon, Sep 14, 2020): Moscow
Arrival in Moscow, embarkation. A nice choice of optional tours is offered while the ship is in Moscow. Dinner aboard.
Day 2 (Tue, Sep 15, 2020): Moscow
Sightseeing motor coach tour of this ancient Russian capital also includes Tverskaya Street, Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater, Novodevichy Convent and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 3 (Wed, Sep 16, 2020): Moscow
Morning tour of the Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is the former residence of Russian Czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries. The center of the Kremlin is the Cathedral Square, a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square consists of several cathedrals and palaces; one of them, the Assumption Cathedral, is the oldest Moscow Kremlin church, and one of the most important ones in Russia. On Kremlin grounds there are also the famous Czar Cannon of the 16th century and the Czar Bell of the 18th century. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 4 (Thu, Sep 17, 2020): Uglich
Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th century town, one of Russia's most ancient. Visit the Uglich Kremlin and its churches and see beautiful Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood also from the inside. Enjoy great singing from a local choir. Explore the infamous Flea Market. In the USSR Uglich was a watch-making center. Millions used the local watch brand, Chayka (Seagull). The manufacturer has now moved to the premium segment, specializing also in silver and golden watches. You can find these well-designed watches in Uglich at the local stores. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 5 (Fri, Sep 18, 2020): Yaroslavl
Today there will be a guided tour over this great city located at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers. This city is also known for its great 17th century architecture and is an outstanding example of the urban planning reform Empress Catherine the Great ordered for the whole of Russia in 1763. The Church of Elijah the Prophet and Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery are also on the list. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 6 (Sat, Sep 19, 2020): Goritsy
On the list today there will be bus trip to the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. The monastery was founded in 1397 on the bank of Lake Siverskoye, to the south of the town of Beloozero, in the present-day Vologda Oblast. Ivan the Terrible not only had his own cell in the cloister, but also planned to take monastic vows here. Back then it was also a political prison for high-ranking officials. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 7 (Sun, Sep 20, 2020): Kizhi
Kizhi is one of the real Russian wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. There will be a walking tour around this open air museum of amazing wooden architecture. Wooden houses that are traditional for the Russian North are also visited during the tour. Travelers get to know traditional way of life and learn about crafts of the locals. This also includes the production of so called “plowshares” – that wooden “squama” covering onion domes of Kizhi. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 8 (Mon, Sep 21, 2020): River Village Mandrogi
Docking at Mandrogi is called a “green stop.” The nature here is very green and picturesque. On the other hand travelers have a “green light” to spend lots of time on their own. They get a chance to contact local villagers, to learn about traditional crafts and Russian cuisine, to buy souvenirs and to take a little walk through the beautiful forests of Northern Russia. The Museum of Russian Vodka is a highlight of this splendid green stop. Breakfast, BBQ for lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 9 (Tue, Sep 22, 2020): St. Petersburg
After arrival there will be a sightseeing motor coach tour around St. Petersburg. Czar Peter the Great accomplished what could seem impossible back in those days – he built a remarkable European city on really swampy lands. You’ll learn a lot more today. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. A nice choice of optional tours is offered while the ship is in St. Petersburg. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 10 (Wed, Sep 23, 2020): St. Petersburg
More of the city & Hermitage tour today. This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. The Hermitage is one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, and is a must-see for all first-time travelers to the city. With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.
Day 11 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020): St. Petersburg
Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation. Breakfast aboard.
Your Price Includes
- Accommodations in outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window. Cabins on Lower Decks have non-opening portholes.
- Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship’s restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category; meal service begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on day of disembarkation.
- Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception.
- Gala farewell dinner aboard.
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, transfers upon arrival/departure.
- Luggage handling to/from the ship.
- Lectures, provided by our guides.
- Russian or Ukrainian language and song lessons.
- Nightly entertainment and dancing.
- Daily aerobics (if scheduled).
- Tour of the ship’s bridge.
- Our Cruise Director and professional staff.
All our cruise ships are fully air conditioned and have outside-facing cabins.
- Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/souvenirs.
- Luggage handling in the airport.
- Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise Director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
- Private transfers.
- Miscellaneous items of personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.
Our Cruise Company shall organize shore excursions (standard and optional) in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all towns along the cruise itinerary, entertainment program onboard, sale of additional excursions onboard and guarantees the due quality of tours. Other companies (their representatives and tour leaders) have no right to organize shore excursions.
Please be informed that all pre/post cruise services (additional arrival/departure transfers, hotel accommodation, additional excursions, etc.) can be also arranged by us.
Wi-Fi is available on all ships with the following tariffs.
- $5 per device/per cruise day.
- $15 per device/per 7 cruise days.
- $25 per device/per 10 cruise days
*tariffs are by independent service provider that has the right to change them