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Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg on Scenic Tsar

Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg on Scenic Tsar

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: Volgograd, Russia on Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Ends: St. Petersburg, Russia on Sun, Oct 11, 2020


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Countries Visited

England, Russia

Rivers Visited


River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020): St. Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

Day 2 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020): St. Petersburg

Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Sat, Sep 26, 2020): St. Petersburg

Freechoice: Explore the Imperial Bath House and Lower Garden, at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 (Sun, Sep 27, 2020): St. Petersburg > Moscow

Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Mon, Sep 28, 2020): Moscow

Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by a ride on Moscow’s Metro, andthen explore the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral.

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 (Tue, Sep 29, 2020): Moscow

Visit the magnificent Kremlin and the State Armoury.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Wed, Sep 30, 2020): Uglich

Freechoice: Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Thu, Oct 01, 2020): Yaroslavl > Kostroma

Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs.

Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Fri, Oct 02, 2020): Kostroma > Plyos

After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 (Sat, Oct 03, 2020): Nizhny Novgorod

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin, discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House, and take a cable car ride over the city for magnificent views.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 (Sun, Oct 04, 2020): Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan

Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 (Mon, Oct 05, 2020): Kazan

See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 (Tue, Oct 06, 2020): Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classic gymnasium museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 (Wed, Oct 07, 2020): Samara

Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 (Thu, Oct 08, 2020): Saratov

Explore the 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 16 (Fri, Oct 09, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Arrive at your final cruise destination, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. Infamous for the WWII Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the world’s tallest statue of a woman, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Program Director, followed by time at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 (Sat, Oct 10, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Start your day with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular 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 18 (Sun, Oct 11, 2020): Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be 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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