Journey across the wild frontier of western Russia on the Volga, from the boulevards of St Petersburg and Moscow to the ancient folk communities of Mandrogi, Goritsy, and Yaroslavl.
Witness the imperial grandeur of Moscow, home to Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the Kremlin. A guided city tour will introduce the main sights, while visits to the Cosmonaut Museum and the State Armoury can be enjoyed as part of an exclusive EmeraldPLUS excursion.
Travelling on-board the luxury MS Rossia, you’ll visit Uglich, a beautiful town in Moscow’s Golden Ring. Serving as a fortress for the tsars of Russia, including Ivan the Terrible, this ancient town boasts 1,000 years of history, and you can marvel at its famous sights, including the Cathedral of Transfiguration, during a guided tour.
After navigating the vast waters of Lake Lagoda and the towns of Kizhi and Mandrogi, we arrive in St Petersburg. Crisscrossed by canals, the ‘Venice of the North’ offers a tapestry of highlights, including the Hermitage, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and the Kazan. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre of St Petersburg is blessed with vast boulevards, baroque bridges, and historic imperial architecture – yours to uncover as part of a tour of the city.