Day 1 St. Petersburg
Welcome to St. Petersburg. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here. (Dinner)
Day 2 Petersburg
Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace, which was modeled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic fountains.
Enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful city. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 St. Petersburg
Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.
Following lunch in a local restaurant, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Later this evening, please join the Captain for the official welcome dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 St. Petersburg
This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and its elaborate gardens.
Enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden ‘Podvorie’ restaurant. Here you’ll be offered traditional Russian cuisine where the delicious fare is home-grown at the restaurant owner’s private summer residence.
This afternoon enjoy some free time to yourself, to explore or relax as you please.
Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 St. Petersburg
This morning you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and gliding under some of the city’s 400 bridges. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the sun deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Mandrogi
It’s all ashore to explore this charming museum village, which was reconstructed after WWII. Wander around the distinctive buildings and later try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Kizhi Island
This morning your ship docks at Kizhi Island – an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches. You’ll get to view the impressive Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Goritsy
Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Yaroslavl
Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 10 Uglich
Part of the Golden Ring of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will be just what the doctor ordered. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Moscow
Relax on board as you sail towards Russia’s mightiest city. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on an exploration that will acquaint you with such world-renowned sights as Red Square and the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
Enjoy a refreshing drink during a cruise on the Moskva River, where you can admire Moscow’s fine sights and architecture from the waterways. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 12 Moscow
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights. Then, take an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, it’s considered one of the best subway systems in the world. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 13 Moscow
Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
Visit the State Tretyakov gallery, a world-famous museum housing a unique collection of Russian art, or explore the Museum of the Armed Forces. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 14 Moscow
Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes. Tonight, witness the thrilling National Russian Show performed by fifty folk dancers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 15 Moscow
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (Breakfast)
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