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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: Berlin, Germany on Tue, Sep 01, 2020
Ends: Moscow, Russia on Sun, Sep 27, 2020


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Countries Visited

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

Rivers Visited

Svir, Volga

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020): Berlin

Your journey begins in glorious Berlin. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay. This evening join your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

Day 2 (Wed, Sep 02, 2020): Berlin

Your introduction to Berlin begins with a guided tour, see the Brandenburg Gate, State Opera House, then drive along the famous ‘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 it’s cafe culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Thu, Sep 03, 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 4 (Fri, Sep 04, 2020): Berlin > Warsaw

Travel by train through beautiful countryside to Warsaw, Poland’s cultural, entertainment and financial capital. Check into your hotel, your home for the next two nights.  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020): Warsaw

Warsaw was largely destroyed in World War II, but the historic centre was rebuilt and has since attained World Heritage-listed status. Today you’ll visit the Jewish Ghetto with a local guide for a sombre 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.

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.

This evening, enjoy an exclusive piano concert of Chopin’s immortal music in a manor house, followed by dinner. Indulge in all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Sun, Sep 06, 2020): Warsaw > Vilnius

After breakfast, depart Warsaw. Your route will take you into the pristine Mazurian region before crossing the border into Lithuania. Continue to the capital Vilnius and your base for the next two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Mon, Sep 07, 2020): Vilnius

Delight in an insightful walking tour around the Old Town with its many examples of Baroque architecture. You’ll see all the famous landmarks, including the University, the Gates of Dawn, with its remarkable chapel, and the Vilnius Cathedral.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 (Tue, Sep 08, 2020): Vilnius > Riga

Depart Vilnius and drive north to 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. Continue on to Riga and visit Rundale Palace and its magnificent gardens before checking into your hotell for the next two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Wed, Sep 09, 2020): Riga

Embark on a discovery of Riga’s Old Town, then tour the Ethnographical Open-Air Museum for an insight into Latvia’s heritage. Tonight enjoy an evening of traditional Latvian folk music with dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Thu, Sep 10, 2020): Riga > Sigulda > Tallinn

Today you’ll visit 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. After lunch, continue towards Tallinn, passing through Parnu, Estonia’s summer capital. Arrive in Tallinn and relax at your hotel, your home for the next two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Fri, Sep 11, 2020): Tallinn

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 intrigued by the exhibits at the Seaplane Harbour Maritime Museum.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Sat, Sep 12, 2020): Tallinn > Helsinki

Today, relax during your hydrofoil ride across the Baltic Sea to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki. On arrival, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Sun, Sep 13, 2020): Helsinki > St. Petersburg

Travel on the high-speed Allegro train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, board the luxury Scenic Tsar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 (Mon, Sep 14, 2020): St. Petersburg:

Freechoice: Explore the Imperial Bath House and 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 15 (Tue, Sep 15, 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 16 (Wed, Sep 16, 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.

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 17 (Thu, Sep 17, 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 18 (Fri, Sep 18, 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 19 (Sat, Sep 19, 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 20 (Sun, Sep 20, 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 21 (Mon, Sep 21, 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 22 (Tue, Sep 22, 2020): Uglich

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 (Wed, Sep 23, 2020): Moscow

Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, visit the Armoury and the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24 (Thu, Sep 24, 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. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before discovering world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 25 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020): Moscow

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

After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26 (Sat, Sep 26, 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.

After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 27 (Sun, Sep 27, 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




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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