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    Tour overview


    Itinerary

    1. Day1
      CANADA- MOSCOW

      Fly overnight to Moscow.


    2. Day2
      ARRIVE MOSCOW

      Arrive in Moscow, where you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation.
      This evening, enjoy dinner and live piano music on board.


    3. Day3
      MOSCOW (B,L,D)

       

       

      Explore Russia’s enigmatic capital on an included city tour this morning, admiring highlights such as the colorful onion domes of St.Basil’s Cathedral, legendary Red Square, Tverskaya Street and GUM. This afternoon, marvel at imposing red-brick towers, extravagant palaces, and historic Cathedral Square on an included trip to the Kremlin, where gleaming gold domes and cupolas sit atop three of the Kremlin’s best-known architectural treasures: the Dormition, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael Cathedrals. You may enjoy optional tours to Armory museum or attend an exciting Circus performance (pre-book only). You may also join an optional Moscow by Night Metro Tour


       

       


    4. Day4
      MOSCOW (B,L,D)

      This morning, explore Moscow further or take advantage of one of the optional excursions available, including a trip to Sergiyev Posad, a tour of the New Maiden’s Convent or Tretyakov Gallery. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board and a live concert.


    5. Day5
      UGLICH (B,L,D)

      Enjoy a Russian Language Lesson and a traditional Russian Song Class this morning as you cruise to Uglich, one of Russia’s Golden Ring cities. Explore this fascinating 12th-century village on a walking tour that includes the former Kremlin, the haunting Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, and the Transguration Cathedral before returning to your ship for this evening’s folk concert.


    6. Day6
      YAROSLAVL (B,L,D)

      Another Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl is one of Russia’s best-loved towns. View the city’s highlights on an included bus tour to see the exterior of the Church of Elijah the Prophet before visiting the colorful local market, the Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker, and the Governor’s House Art Exhibition. Back on board, and experience a Russian Tea Ceremony.


    7. Day7
      GORITSY (B,L,D)

      Slowly wake up in the morning as you cruise across White Lake. In the afternoon, reach Goritsy, a quaint village settlement near the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St. Cyril) Monastery and enjoy a visit to the intriguing Museum of Icons. Tonight, feast on a traditional Russian dinner before tonight’s Vodka and Blini Tasting Party.

       


    8. Day8
      KIZHI (B,L,D)

      Cruise to Lake Onega’s picture-book island of Kizhi for a visit to the impressive Museum of Wooden Architecture. Famed for its distinctive Transguration Church with 22 cupolas, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to many other ancient wooden buildings, painstakingly relocated from all over Russia. This evening, enjoy a pirate-themed dinner on board.


    9. Day9
      MANDROGUI (B,L,D)

      Built to resemble a traditional Russian hamlet, Mandrogui is set amidst pretty parkland on the banks of the Svir River and is peppered with pretty wooden buildings topped with colorful tiles and woodcarvings. Enjoy the shops and artisan workshops before tucking into a tasty Russian treat: a succulent shashlik kebab. On board this evening, enjoy Captain’s Dinner before getting the chance to star in tonight’s talent show.


    10. Day10
      ST PETERSBURG (B,L,D)

      St. Petersburg is Russia´s second largest and second most important city - the Northern capital of the country, Russia´s cultural center, and considered the world´s “Northern Venice” due to its extensive system of canals and islands. This morning, admire St. Petersburg’s historic centre on an included tour and take in highlights such as the Old Stock Exchange and Smolny Convent, the impressive Winter Palace façade, Peter & Paul Fortress, and Nevsky Prospect with its ornate onion-domed Church of the Resurrection and beautiful St. Isaac Cathedral. After lunch, visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum on an included excursion.


    11. Day11
      ST PETERSBURG (B,L,D)

      This morning, enjoy an excursion to Peterhof, where you will visit the beautiful lower park and see the exterior of the palace. In the afternoon, why not take an optional transfer into St. Petersburg to explore the city at leisure.



    12. Day12
      ST PETERSBURG DEPARTURE (DISEMBARKATION) (B)

      Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You will be transferred to the airport and fly back to your sweet home.


  • Other information

    Price Guide                                                             
    • Prices are per person based on twin share
    accommodation
    • Single and triple cabins are available upon request.
    • Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver,
    Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Ottawa, Montreal,
    Quebec city $300 Saskatoon, Regina,
    Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John $400
    •Land only price: $2,799-$4,299
    • Single supplement from $1,099-$2,299
    • Tour prices are subject to change without prior
    notice. Please check with your travel agent
    or our website for the latest information.                           

    Price Includes
    • International airfare from Toronto in economy
    class
    • Airport and port taxes.
    nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    Price Does Not Include
    • Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of
    baggage/ souvenirs
    • Any personal expenditures
    • Insurance
    • Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director,
    ship’s crew members
    (EUR 8-10 per person, per day)
    • Gratuities: Guides and drivers are not included
    and are at passenger’s discretion
    • Russian Visa fee
    • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant
    and drinks in on-board bars
    • Accommodations in outside cabins, with private
    bathroom facilities, individual temperature
    control and large scenic window
    • Full board catering (three meal) including
    dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure
    day. Breakfast is buffet style, dinner
    and lunch are with fixed menu and preliminary
    order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead on
    lunch on board, subject to weather conditions)
    • Captain’s welcome dinner and farewell dinner
    • Excursion programs detailed in the itinerary
    (Optional tours are available on board)
    • Luggage handling to/from the ship
    • On board entertainment including Russian
    language course and Russian songs lessons,
    live music concerts, dancing music in bars-
    nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
    • Arrival and departure transfers


    Price Does Not Include
    • Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of
    baggage/ souvenirs
    • Any personal expenditures
    • Insurance
    • Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director,
    ship’s crew members
    (EUR 8-10 per person, per day)
    • Gratuities: Guides and drivers are not included
    and are at passenger’s discretion
    • Russian Visa fee
    • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant
    and drinks in on-board bars