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Imperial Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Imperial Russia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: Volgograd, Russia on Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Ends: Moscow, Russia on Sun, Oct 25, 2020


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Countries Visited


Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Oct 11, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Welcome to Stalingrad where you’ll embark your Scenic Tsar Boutique ship. Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the start of your cruise.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 (Mon, Oct 12, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd)

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tue, Oct 13, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd) > Saratov

Take a walking tour with your Cruise Director and explore further this historic city, before your ship sails out towards Saratov.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 (Wed, Oct 14, 2020): Saratov

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, Oct 15, 2020): Samara

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, Oct 16, 2020): Ulyanovsk

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. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Sat, Oct 17, 2020): Kazan

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, Oct 18, 2020): Nizhny Novgorod

As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod. Upon arrival, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Oct 19, 2020): Nizhny Novgorod

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221, and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Tue, Oct 20, 2020): Pylos > Kostroma

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.

Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Wed, Oct 21, 2020): Kostroma > Yaroslavl

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, Oct 22, 2020): Uglich

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

Day 13 (Fri, Oct 23, 2020): Moscow

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, Oct 24, 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.

Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, Oct 25, 2020): Moscow

After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must. However, it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

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Life on Board


Questions & Answers

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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