Russian Volga Cruise (Saint-Petersburg - Moscow)

    about

    Taking a river cruise in Russian is a unique way of travelling with a combination of relaxation, intense excursions, entertainment programs on board and cultural experience.

    From czars' St. Petersburg to extraodinary and powerful Moscow the route takes about 5 nights exploring the beauty of rural life in small towns and villages such as Mandrogi, Kizhi Island and Goritsy.

    languages on board
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

    Day 1

    / May 21, 2020
    Saint-Petersburg

    The arrival day, included transfer from the airport to the hotel. The first day is a leisurely one as guests unpack and get ready for the following days full of emotions.

    No meals included.

    Overnight in the hotel: Azimut 4*

    Day 2

    / May 22, 2020
    Saint-Petersburg

    First day in Saint-Petersburg is devoted to rivers and canals tour and visit to Kazan cathedral.

    Meals: breakfast

    Overnight: hotel Azimut 4*

    Day 3

    / May 23, 2020
    Saint-Petersburg

    Day at leisure, enjoy the city!

    The check-out from the hotel and check-in onboard are planned for this day, the transfer to ship is included.

    Meals: breakfast, welcome soup, dinner

    Overnight: MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 4

    / May 24, 2020
    Saint-Petersburg

    During this day in Saint-Petersburg you get a chance to admire Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Vassilievsky Island, University Embankment, St. Isaac's cathedral, Palace Embankment, Church of the Spilled Blood cathedral, St Peter & Paul Forteresse with visit of the Peter & Paul Cathedral and cruiser Aurora during the sightseeing tour.

    After lunch the tour of Hermitage is planned.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 5

    / May 25, 2020
    Mandrogui

    A small village of Mandrogui is a romantic vision of the past. Being originally a technical stop, the village has been recently created as tourist attractions. Their cosy houses and buildings designed in old Russian style attract visitors who can enjoy here the fanciful wood-carving, visit a museum of samovars, buy some souvenirs made by local craftsmen and enjoy Russian kebab "shashliki" with folk ensemble accompaniment.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 6

    / May 26, 2020
    Kizhi

    You will never forget Kizhi Island that is a real pearl of this cruise. Wooden architecture can be found throughout Russia, but Kizhi Island boasts some of the nation's most famous, and most intricate examples. These structures on Kizhi Island date from various centuries (the oldest from the 14th century), and they have been transported to the island so that they may be preserved and be accessible to the public.

    The tour to the open-air museum of wooden architecture is included.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 7

    / May 27, 2020
    Goritsy

    Arriving at Goritsy, you will definitely feel the real Russian life: villages, singing birds.

    Either you stay in Goritsy and enjoy the rural life on your own, or you go to Kirillov to visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and admire the museum of icons.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 8

    / May 28, 2020
    Uglich

    Situated on the bank of the Volga River Uglich was first mentioned in chronicles in 1148. The history of the city is full of a lot of events. One of them is the death of Crown Prince Dimitri, the heir to the throne, the circumstances of which are still a mystery.

    Walking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral is included to the program.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 9

    / May 29, 2020
    Moscow

    The bus city tour (Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya street, Teatralny passage, Lubyanka, KGB Building, Manez Sq., Red Square (free time): GUM, Historical Museum Resurrection gate, Kazan Church, Intercession Chathedral, Lower trade stalls, Kremlin Towers: Savious, Tsar's, St. Nicolas, senate, mausoleum, cathedral of Christ the Saviour (passing by)) and Kremlin tour are arranged for this day.

    In the evening the ship leaves Moscow for Uglitch.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 10

    / May 30, 2020
    Moscow

    Check-out from the ship after breakfast, transfer to the hotel. After the check-in there is Moscow metro tour. Your first encounter with Moscow Metro stations will surprise you. Every station is a real czars' palace.

    After that a short walk on your own is waiting for you on Arbat Street.

    Meals: breakfast

    Overnight: hotel Radisson Slavyanskaya 4*

    Day 11

    / May 31, 2020
    Moscow

    Check-out after breakfast. If needed, the luggage can be stored at the reception zone while you are waiting for your transfer to the airport.

    Meals: breakfast

    Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
    The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
    Choose cabin
    Your ship is MS Crucelake 4*
    boat deck
    middle deck
    main deck
    lower deck
    Single Boat deck
    ▪︎  1 bed

    Comfortable 7.6 sq. m cabin with a clever layout and a fixed river-view window that does not open.

    Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer

    € 2,126 per person
    Junior suite with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds + sofa

    Spacious cabin (17.5–21 sq. m) featuring a private 6–8 sq. m balcony with a sun lounge zone. Has a hotel-style twin or double bed and a sofa to accommodate 4 people in total.

    Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, armchair, sofa, safe, table

    € 2,447 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    3rd person: -30%
    4th person: -30%
    Deluxe with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds + sofa

    Deluxe cabin (16 sq. m) featuring an outdoor balcony with a sun lounge zone to enjoy the scenery. Has a hotel-style twin or double bed and a sofa.

    Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs or a sofa, safe, table, banquette

    € 2,247 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    3rd person: -30%
    Deluxe without balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds or double bed

    Beautifully designed river-view cabin (14 sq. m) featuring a hotel-style transformable twin or double bed, and a large picture window that slides open.

    Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs, safe, table

    € 2,047 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    3rd person: -30%
    Single with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  1 bed + bunk bed

    Small but comfortable cabin with a balcony with sun zone lounge to ensure a great view. Has an extra bunk bed.

    Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, armchair

    € 2,326 per person
    Services

    our price includes:

    • accommodation on the cruise in chosen cabin category

    • 1 night in Moscow hotel (Radisson Slavyanskaya or similar) and 2 nights in St. Petersburg (Azimut 4* or similar)

    • 4 transfers: 1) airport-hotel, 2) hotel-ship, 3) ship-hotel and 4) hotel-airport

    • excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available for the prebooking and onboard)

    • daily international entertainment on board: concerts, lessons, master classes, movies, captain’s cocktail and dinner

    • luggage handling onboard the ship

    • use of cabin safe (deluxe or Junior Suite cabins)

    • visa letter support

    included meals:

    • full board, three meals per day onboard (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day) onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    • breakfast is buffet style, lunch and dinner are with fixed menu with possibility to choose courses

    • breakfast only while staying in the hotels

    • breakfast to the cabin is possible (from 07:00 to 11:00)

    • water, tea/coffee for all meals. 1 shot of vodka OR 1 glass of wine (white/ red) OR 1 glass of juice per each dinner

    • complimentary bottle of water (0.5l) in cabin on arrivals day/ in deluxe and JS cabins replenished daily

    • there is a coffee-station onboard the ship available for guests from 06:00 till 19:00

    • early risers breakfast with tea/ coffee and cookies

    • welcome cocktail (hereon the start of the navigation),

    • Captain’s farewell dinner with a special menu,

    • “Russian tea ceremony”, vodka-show

    • BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather conditions)

    • hot/cold drinks (depending on weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursion welcome cocktail (hereon the start of the navigation)

    our price does not include:

    • travel insurances

    • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise)

    • optional excursions (available on board)

    • gratuities (recommended 7 eur per person per day)

    • personal spendings

    • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per person when booking