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Waterways of the Tsars - Moscow to St. Petersburg - 2021

From Moscow, Russia to St. Petersburg, Russia
Length: 13 Days - Departs: Fri, Jul 02, 2021
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Departure
Jul 02, 2021
Arrival
Jul 14, 2021

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Offer valid on bookings made from Nov 13 to Nov 30, 2020. Cruise savings of $1,500 per person based on May-Aug 2021 departures of Waterways of the Tsars. FREE international air based on May-Aug 2021 departures of Rhine Getaway; Danube Waltz; Grand European Tour; Romantic Danube; Paris & the Heart of Normandy; Lyon & Provence; Cities of Light; Paris to the Swiss Alps; Passage to Eastern Europe; Waterways of the Tsars. Jun-Sep 2021 departures of Cities Along the Elbe. $600 Shipboard Credit per stateroom valid on May-Aug 2021 departures of Grand European Tour; shipboard credit amount varies on other itineraries; call for details. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All fares reflect cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Air prices are per person based on cruise or cruise tour check-in date and include transfers. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. Click here to learn more about airline baggage allowances and fees. Airfares vary on other gateways and departures. Air offers not valid on Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City; call for details. Book by Nov 30, 2020. Pay in full by Dec 31, 2020. Offer expires Nov 30, 2020.

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River Cruise Itinerary

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  1. Day 1
    Moscow
    Fri, Jul 02, 2021

    Arrive in Moscow and transfer to your ship.* After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (Dinner)

    * Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
  2. Day 2
    Moscow
    Sat, Jul 03, 2021

    Relax this morning and enjoy an early lunch before your half-day tour of Moscow. See the famed Bolshoi Theater and stop at Red Square for a view of the brightly colored St. Basil's Cathedral and a visit to the famous GUM Department Store. You also get the chance to experience the city's Metro. Stay in the city center for an evening performance of traditional Russian folkloric music. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  3. Day 3
    Moscow
    Sun, Jul 04, 2021

    Today you have a full day to further explore Moscow's many buildings, parks and monuments. Or you may choose an optional experience: Take a morning tour to Tretyakov Gallery, the world's foremost museum of Russian fine art. This afternoon you may visit the Cosmonaut Museum with displays that trace the history of space exploration or take a Jewish Moscow tour, illustrating the history and spirit of the Jewish people who settled in the city. Dine on board for dinner, then relax or take an optional Moscow by Night tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  4. Day 4
    Moscow
    Mon, Jul 05, 2021

    After breakfast, travel to the city's famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. Go behind its walls to see historic gems like Tsar's Canon and Tsar's Bell, and tour inside two cathedrals. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moscow Canal after lunch as we depart the city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  5. Day 5
    Uglich
    Tue, Jul 06, 2021

    We cruise through the morning. After lunch, disembark for your walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that preserve the memory of Russia's historical events. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son Dmitry was mysteriously killed. Then a local family invites you into their home for tea and friendly conversation. Depart before dinner; cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  6. Day 6
    Yaroslavl
    Wed, Jul 07, 2021

    Arrive this morning in Yaroslavl, another Golden Ring city. Tour this ancient town rich in monuments and visit the covered food market, where you may shop for handcrafted souvenirs. During your free time, you may visit the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring detailed frescoes and icons. Return to your ship for lunch and departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  7. Day 7
    Kuzino
    Thu, Jul 08, 2021

    We dock this morning in Kuzino, a typical Russian village. From here, you visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. Take a guided walk through the monastery's historic grounds, seeing several small wooden chapels, the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. You also have the opportunity to visit a children's school in Kuzino or the local Merchant House. Return to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Spend the remainder of the day cruising along the Volga–Baltic Waterway. This system of rivers and canals, spanning 229 miles and seven locks, links the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  8. Day 8
    Kizhi
    Fri, Jul 09, 2021

    We cruise through the morning, admiring the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe's second largest lake, and arrive this afternoon at the island village of Kizhi. Set out on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture, highlighted by the famous 3-tiered Preobranzhenskaya (Transfiguration) Church, a fairy-tale-like structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Depart in the evening and cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  9. Day 9
    Mandrogy
    Sat, Jul 10, 2021

    Spend a relaxing day cruising Russia's intricate waterways. Sail the scenic Svir River, traveling the 139-mile "Blue Route” as it takes you southwest from Lake Onega. Stop in Mandrogy and take some time to explore this museum village. Visit the Vodka Museum or shop for handmade Russian craft items. For a truly immersive experience, try an optional visit to a banya, a traditional Russian sauna. Or, on board your ship, take the opportunity to witness and participate in the art of matryoshka doll making. Continue along the Svir, then cross Lake Ladoga, Europe's largest lake, on your way to the Neva River. All meals are served on board your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  10. Day 10
    St. Petersburg
    Sun, Jul 11, 2021

    Sail on the Neva River into St. Petersburg early this morning. After a leisurely breakfast, visit the Winter Palace to tour the legendary Hermitage Museum, where you marvel at the vast collection of art, antiquities, jewelry and sculpture. Return on board for an early dinner, followed by an evening performance of traditional Russian ballet. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  11. Day 11
    St. Petersburg
    Mon, Jul 12, 2021

    Today's excursion goes to the Pushkin area where you visit Catherine Palace, the elegant rococo 18th-century summer residence of the Russian tsars, named for Catherine I (widow of Peter the Great). Tour its various halls, including the storied Amber and Agate Rooms, and see the ornate decor throughout. Return to your ship for lunch. After lunch embark on a city tour; see noted sights including St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. Dine on board, then relax or attend an optional evening folkloric performance. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  12. Day 12
    St. Petersburg
    Tue, Jul 13, 2021

    You have the day free to see the sights that interest you. Visit one of the many palaces, churches or museums, or take an optional morning tour to Peterhof Palace, with its landscaped gardens and beautiful fountains. In the afternoon, you may choose to join an optional kommunalka visit to get a glimpse of these communal living spaces or take an optional tour of St. Petersburg from the water. Lunch and dinner are served on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  13. Day 13
    St. Petersburg
    Wed, Jul 14, 2021

    After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, choose to extend your voyage with 2 additional nights in St. Petersburg-giving you more time to explore this magnificent city-or journey into another country with 3 nights in Helsinki, Finland, the "White City of the North.” (Breakfast)

    * Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Countries Visited

Russia

Rivers Visited

Neva, Svir, Volga

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Inclusions

13 Days 10 Guided Tours / 1 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 10 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Waterway of the Tsars was a wonderful trip. I highly recommend it. The only suggestion I would make is that when you book this trip Viking automatically sends you an email to let you know that you will need a visa to enter Russia. They can state that they will not help you obtain this visa, but that it is required and offer GenVisa as a service provider.

Our Russia Viking river cruise was fantastic! Can't say enough good things about the service, the staff, itinerary, planning and follow-up, etc.

The agent was extremely helpful and the trip went very well!

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