St. Petersburg - Moscow 2020
St. Petersburg - Moscow 2020
Ship: Volga Spirit
Starts: St. Petersburg, Russia on Sat, Aug 15, 2020
Ends: Moscow, Russia on Fri, Aug 21, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 (Sat, Aug 15, 2020): Saint Petersburg, Shlisselburg
Embarkation. Departure from Saint Petersburg at 17:00 p.m. Shlisselburg. The first stop will be done in the spot, where the Neva River originates from the Lake Ladoga - on the island Shlisselburg where Fortress named “Oreshek” stands. You will know the fortress history, keeping a lot of mystery. A long time ago the fortress had extremely strategic importance, over time the fortress was converted into an analogue of Russian Alcatraz where there was a prison for especially serious criminals. Now the fortress is a branch of the Museum of the History of Petersburg - Leningrad. Meals included: DinnerEmbarkation. Departure from Saint Petersburg at 17:00 p.m.
Day 2 (Sun, Aug 16, 2020): Valaam Island
You will visit the main island of a unique archipelago in the northern part of the Ladoga Lake, where ships with foreign guests are rarely come. Visit the Valaam will become truly unforgettable experience. Amazing nature of the island of Valaam has attracted artists since olden times. We will make a trip on a small boat along the coast of the island and also visit the impressive monastery, which is the most important center of Orthodoxy. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 (Mon, Aug 17, 2020): Lodeynoye pole/ Svirstroy, Mandrogi
From Lodeynoye pole a bus will drive you to the Alexander-Svirsky Monastery founded in 1487. It boasts one of the few preserved three-tented belfries and medieval clock towers in Russia. After the excursion, the bus will drive you to Svirstroy where the ship will be waiting for you. Mandrogui. Accompanied by a folk ensemble you'll taste "shashlik" (a traditional Russia barbecue). Then you will take a walk around this amazing village inhabited by talented craftsmen; watch the artisans making carving wood and "matryoshkas" (Russian nesting dolls); view the Russian "izba" (traditional Russian house). The village illustrates the traditions and lifestyle of Russia's past. Meals included: Breakfast, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui, Dinner
Day 4 (Tue, Aug 18, 2020): Kizhi
Explore the reserved island of Kizhi and its an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. Walking on the island, you can see peasant houses, bell towers, windmills which were all collected from different parts of Russian North. Among them is the pearl of the collection — the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), that was built without a single nail. The museum’s collection is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 (Wed, Aug 19, 2020): Kuzino
You will visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its magnificent architecture and fascinates the visitors by its wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons and majestic churches. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 (Thu, Aug 20, 2020): Myshkin, Uglich
Welcome to Myshkin where a brave mouse is a symbol of the town and actually gave the place its name («myshka» in Russian means «mouse»). Myshkin is a tiny town with very picturesque landscapes located right on the bank of the Volga, and it definitely has something to surprise its visitors. Uglich. After lunch, you will get to know the fascinating and ancient city of Uglich, part of the “Golden Ring” of cities surrounding Moscow. You will walk in a typical old Russian town and visit the modern interactive Museum of Hydropower, which belongs to the five best regional museums in Russia. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 (Fri, Aug 21, 2020): Moscow
Disembarkation. Check arrival time of the ship when booking / 11:00, 15:00 or 18:00 Meals included: Breakfast or Breakfast + Lunch depending on the arrival time. Disembarkation. Check arrival time of the ship when booking / 11:00, 15:00 or 18:00