Jewels of Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Jewels of Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: Moscow, Russia on Sun, May 10, 2020
Ends: St. Petersburg, Russia on Sun, May 24, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Russia

Rivers Visited

Svir, Volga

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, May 10, 2020): Moscow

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


Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Mon, May 11, 2020): Moscow

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible world icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tue, May 12, 2020): Moscow

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. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wed, May 13, 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. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus, where you’ll get to rediscover your sense of wonder all over again.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, May 14, 2020): Moscow

Freechoice: Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, May 15, 2020): Uglich

Part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will show you the many highlights of this city.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sat, May 16, 2020): Yaroslavl

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring the impressive collection of Russian paintings.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, May 17, 2020): Goritsy

Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. 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, May 18, 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 10 (Tue, May 19, 2020): Mandrogi

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Wed, May 20, 2020): St. Petersburg

Start your day with a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful metropolis, followed by a lunch in a local restaurant. Then, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, May 21, 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, which was modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic Fountains.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Freechoice: Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, May 22, 2020): St. Petersburg

This morning 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. The Palace was the last imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg and is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, May 23, 2020): St. Petersburg

Today you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and get to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, May 24, 2020): St. Petersburg

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: Prices in US dollar?

All prices are shown in US Dollars.

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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