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Jewels of Russia with Berlin & the Baltic States on Scenic Tsar 2020

Jewels of Russia with Berlin & the Baltic States on Scenic Tsar 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: Moscow, Russia on Sun, Aug 02, 2020
Ends: Berlin, Germany on Fri, Aug 28, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

Rivers Visited

Svir, Volga

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Aug 02, 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, Aug 03, 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, Aug 04, 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, Aug 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. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.

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, Aug 06, 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, Aug 07, 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, Aug 08, 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, Aug 09, 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, Aug 10, 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, Aug 11, 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, Aug 12, 2020): St. Petersburg

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


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, Aug 13, 2020): St. Petersburg

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

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before cruising through the city’s canals and getting to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, Aug 14, 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, Aug 15, 2020): St. Petersburg

Freechoice: Explore the Imperial Bath House 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.

This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Sun, Aug 16, 2020): St. Petersburg > Helsinki

After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end. Disembark your ship, and travel by the high-speed train to Helsinki for an overnight stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Mon, Aug 17, 2020): Helsinki > Tallinn

This morning join a guided tour of Helsinki and see such highlights as the beautiful harbour area and Senate Square including the impressive Lutheran Cathedral. Afterwards relax on board your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn. Arrive in Tallinn and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17 (Tue, Aug 18, 2020): Tallinn

Today you’ll discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Tallinn’s famed Town Hall.

Freechoice: Visit the KUMU Art Museum, with its wide range of classic and contemporary art. Alternatively, be seduced by the incredible exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Museum.

Freechoice Dining: This evening, dine at one of two superb local restaurants.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18 (Wed, Aug 19, 2020): Tallinn > Sigulda > Riga

Leave Tallinn behind, and journey to Sigulda, set in the Gauja River Valley and known as the Switzerland of Latvia. Explore the stunning landscapes of this region and visit Turaida Castle. Arrive in Riga and settle in your hotel, your home for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 (Thu, Aug 20, 2020): Riga

This morning, embark on a discovery of Riga’s old town. Then, tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for insight into Latvia’s heritage, followed by a delicious dinner.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20 (Fri, Aug 21, 2020): Riga > Vilnius

This morning we leave Riga and travel to Vilnius. We’ll visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens. Our next stop is at the extraordinary ‘Hill of Crosses’. This symbol of Christian resistance to the Soviets features millions of small Crosses, which were repeatedly bulldozed during the occupation. This evening we arrive in Vilnius for our two night stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 (Sat, Aug 22, 2020): Vilnius

Relish in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many famous examples of baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the famous Vilnius Cathedral. This afternoon visit the beautiful Trakai Island Castle, located only a short drive outside of Vilnius.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 22 (Sun, Aug 23, 2020): Vilnius > Warsaw

After breakfast we depart Vilnius. Our route will take us into the amazing Mazurian region, which encompasses 4,000 lakes in a pristine setting, where a great deal of the landscape remains virgin forest. We cross the border into Poland and continue on to the capital Warsaw. You can look forward to staying here for the next two nights.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 23 (Mon, Aug 24, 2020): Warsaw

Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre has been rebuilt and since attained World Heritage status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a striking reminder of the suffering endured in WWII. You’ll also see the monument to the Ghetto heroes, the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Memorial – all remarkable landmarks of this diverse and history-rich land.

Freechoice: You have two vastly different but equally interesting options. Tour the opulent Royal Castle, or learn more of the plight of the Jewish community on a visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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This evening enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a Manor House, followed by dinner. This is an experience with something for all the senses, so indulge to the full in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 24 (Tue, Aug 25, 2020): Warsaw > Berlin

This morning you will be taken to the main train station where you board a train for the journey across the heart of Poland and into the German capital, Berlin. Upon arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel, for your three night special stay.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 25 (Wed, Aug 26, 2020): Berlin

Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, then drive ‘Unter den Linden’ and visit the former Checkpoint Charlie area. Then, enjoy a true highlight with coffee and cake under the glass dome of the renovated Reichstag Building that was set on fire in 1933. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to explore this magnificent city further. You may wish to discover the cities thriving art scene or soak up its café culture.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 26 (Thu, Aug 27, 2020): Berlin

Freechoice: Visit the moving Berlin Wall memorial and the Hackesche Höfe, then ride Berlin’s subway and learn about the city’s Cold War period. Alternatively, journey to Potsdam, where a local guide will share his insights on the town and its history and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Treaty was signed in 1945.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 27 (Fri, Aug 28, 2020): Berlin

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Berlin Airport for your onward or homebound flight with memories of a truly unforgettable trip.


Meals Included: Breakfast

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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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