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The Imperial Charms of Russia

12 Day
Between Moscow and St Petersburg
Volga
From * £2,895
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Departing 02 September 2018
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Day 1
UK > St. Petersburg
Fly from the UK to St Petersburg from a choice of airports. Founded by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, the historic centre, threaded with canals and dotted with Baroque bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. You will be met at the airport to be transferred to your ship, MS Rossia. A warm welcome awaits from your on-board crew. Tonight, enjoy dinner on-board with your fellow travellers.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Moscow

After breakfast you will have a city tour where you will experience Moscow’s main highlights, including the sights of the Red Square, where you can see the brightly colored St. Basil’ Cathedral from the outside, sights of the Lenin Masoleum and the State Historial Museum. In the afternoon, you will visit the Cosmonaut museum.
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Cosmonaut Museum

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Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Moscow

Today we have one of the biggest highlights to your tour, a visit to the Kremlin Grounds. For many people the symbol of Moscow and indeed Russia, the Kremlin is the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. During a stroll around the Kremlin Grounds you will see the majestic Cathedral Square which still retains its original form. Then, you will have tour of the State Armoury, which houses priceless weaponry, jewels and royal artefacts. Tonight your Captain is delighted to host a welcome cocktail with sparkling wine.
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to the State of Armoury

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Uglich

Your day starts with a visit to Uglich, one of most beloved towns in Old Russia, which is part of the Golden Ring around Moscow. Throughout its 1000 year history, the town has been used by various Monarchs including Ivan the Terrible as a base for attacks on the Tatars and Poles. During your walking tour you will visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration. Then, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, which was built on the site where Dmitry, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible was murdered.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Yaroslavl

Founded in the 11th century by Yaroslav the Wise, the ancient city of Yaroslavl retains many monuments of its noteworthy and colourful past. Your walking tour will take you through the historic center, a World Heritage Site, which is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. Visit the 17th century Church of St. Ilya the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture, then wander the grounds of the 12th century Saviour-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the oldest along the Volga.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Goritsy

Today we arrive in Goritsy, a typical Russian village set in the most scenic countryside. Take a coach from the ship to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Founded in 1397, by Cyril, one of the most honoured saints in the Russian Orthodox Church, the monastery houses the Assumption Cathedral and many ancient icons, which were loved by Ivan the Terrible.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Kizhi

Today you will cruise admiring the tranquil water of Lake Onega, Europe’s second largest lake, and arrive at the small island of Kizhi. You will be taken on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breath-taking Church of the Transfiguration. Built in 1714, the structure of the Church was built without a single nail.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Mandrogi

Today we visit the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir, part of the Valaam Islands an archipelago in the northern part of Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake. The charming landscape is dotted with colourful “izbas” – wooden houses with finely carved roofs and window frames. The town also offers many opportunities for you to admire items of Russian handicrafts, such as pottery and the famous “matryioshka” dolls. You will also have free time to enjoy some of  Mandrogi’s other attractions, like the Vodka Museum, which contains thousands of different brands and types of one of Russia’s most famous exports. This evening the Captain will host a farewell dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
St. Petersburg

You will sail on the Neva River into St. Petersburg early this morning. Founded by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. Nicknamed ‘Venice of the North’, the historic centre, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guided bus tour will take you along the Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg. You will pass the Gostiny Dvor (St. Petersburg largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great, the sights of the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, the Kazan and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
St. Petersburg

Your day will start with a visit to the Hermitage Museum. Rival to the Louvre in Paris, the Heritage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Formerly the Winter Palace and home of the Tsars, the museum’s collection comprises of nearly three million exhibits including the largest collection of paintings in the world and early collections dating back to Catherine II.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
St. Petersburg

The day is yours to continue exploring the main sights and attractions of St. Petersburg or just enjoy and relax on board of MS Rossia.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Moscow > UK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Fly from Moscow to a choice of UK airports, all included in the price.
Meals included: Breakfast
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