Day 1:Depart K.Lumpur and Arrive Moscow
Arrive in Moscow, Russia’s largest city. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your cruiseship.
After breakfast you will have a city tour which will include the Red Square, the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum, Bolshoy Theater, the Olympic Stadium and many other points of interest. afternoon free at leisure or join an optional excursion.
Your morning tour takes you to the Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square. Or, you may choose to participate in one of the optional excursion offered. In the evening, as your river cruise departs Moscow, join your ship’s captain in a welcome dinner and wine.
Stop today at picturesque Uglich situated on the right bank of the Volga River. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration perched at the water’s edge. Next, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. Evening: Enjoy Concert on board.
Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Ilya the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one
of the Volga’s oldest. Evening: Enjoy Concert on board.
The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Cyril- Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril and one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church. In the afternoon ship set sails to Kizhi. Evening: Entertainment program on board.
This morning sail the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past.
Today takes you to the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir. A relaxing stop on the Verdant River Bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a picnic lunch. This evening join your ship’s captain cocktail with toast as your river sailing ends and adjourn for dinner. After dinner, “Victoria’s Talent Show” on board.
Day 9:St Petersburg
This morning arrive and go on bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility, drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedovea to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great.
Day 10:St Petersburg
This day visit the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine II.
Day 11:St Petersburg
After breakfast transfer from your cruise ship to the airport.
-10 nights’ accommodation on board the cruise
-Meals Full board, complimentary 1 choice of alcohol on dinner
-Local Specialities – eg Russian Vodka and Pierogi
-Sightseeing & Transfers with English speaking guides
-Gratuities, port charges
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance & Visa
– Airport transfer