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Russian River Cruise on M/S "Tolstoy"

12 days
11 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per Person based on double:

$1,875.00 (Triple Main)
$1,955.00 (Twin Main)
$2,075.00 (Twin Middle)
$2,115.00 (Twin Boat)
$2,295.00 (Sngl Boat/middle)
$2,495.00 (Jr. Suite Boat)
$2,730.00 (Suite Boat)

Dates:

May 09, 2017 - May 20, 2017 
May 30, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 
Jun 20, 2017 - Jul 01, 2017 
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 
Aug 22, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017 
Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 

Ships & Cabins:

Included:

Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian speaking guides onboard
On board entertainmentincluding Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc
Excursion programd etailed in the cruise itinerary
Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship
Use of cabin safe

Included meals:
full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day)
Breakfast onboard is buffetstyle
Water in the pitchers on the table is provided during breakfast, as well as tea/ coffee
Buffet line has cocoa, milk, juice in assortment, as well as numerous hot and cold dishes to guests' choice
Lunch onboard is buffetstyle
Dinner onboard isserved according to the menu:
Starter
Main course (a choice of 3 – meat or fish or vegetarian)
Dessert (a choice of 2 or fruit)
Water in the pitchers on the table is provided during dinner, as well as tea/ coffee is served.
1 glass of red/white wine or juice is included for each dinner

Not included services:
Transfers and gratuities
Optional excursions(available on board)
Gratuities
Personal spendings
Cabin numbers are provid

The following events are organized for guests onboard the ship:
welcome “bread and salt” ceremony on the embarkation day
welcome cocktail including 1 glass of champagne or juice per pax
“Russian tea ceremony” with tea and Russian pies and “Vodka show” with vodka and blini tasting
Cocktail party – once per tour – 1 cocktail to choose out of 3 cocktails per 1 pax
Captain’s dinner with up scaled menu
BBQ outdoorsin Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard,subject to the weather conditions)
Mulled wine (during cold weather)/ Ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship fter shore excursions
Coffee-station for early risers

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Moscow

Transfer from the airport. The first three days of this Russian river cruise are spent in Moscow. Included sighseeing is bus city tour, Kremlin with  visit to 1 Cathedral, 1 lunch in the city

Day 2  : Moscow

City Tour of Moscow will offer excellent views of the Kremlin, Red Square, Kitay Gorod, Tverskaya, Arbat, and Zamoskvorechje. Later we will visit Red Square and the Kremlin with its golden domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the elegant arcades of the GUM department store, and many other landmarks.

Day 3  : Moscow

Inside the Kremlin the main attractions are the three Cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel, which date back to the 15-16th centuries. Other landmarks are Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Hall of Facets, Terem Place, and the Great Kremlin Palace - the official residence of Russian presidents.

Day 4  : Uglich

Walking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral. Uglich is one of the oldest Golden Ring towns, located on the banks of the Volga River. It was founded in 937 as a border fortress of Moscow Principality. The most prominent events in the history of Russia happened in Uglich. Prince Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, died here in the end of the 16th century. After his death, the Ryuriks were replaced by the Romanov family, who originally came to this ancient town. During the Uglich city tour you will visit many sites of ancient history and architecture, among which are the Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior.

Day 5  : Yaroslavl

Bus city tour, local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophet (outside), the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (inside visit), Interactive tour of former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)

Day 6  : Goritsy

Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, museum of icons. 

Goritsy is a village known for Europe's largest Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. The monastery was founded in 1397 by St. Kirill who abandoned his secular life to become closer to God.

The village of Goritsy itself is populated by just 600 people who live in traditional painted wooden dwellings and continue to make a living through fishing and farming today. Walking around the peaceful back roads of the village you can see beautiful houses decorated with intricate wooden carvings.

Day 7  : Kizhi

Open-air museum of wooden architecture. Kizhi museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Russia, a unique historical, cultural and natural complex. Kizhi Pogost is an architectural museum containing numerous structures including several churches, a number of log houses, windmills, chapels, saunas, and other buildings. The most important single structure is the wooden Transfiguration Church with its 22 domes. Its walls are built of pine logs and the shingles on the roof are aspen. It was built in 1714 and is one of the tallest log structures in the world. UNESCO has designated Kizhi as a World Heritage Site.

Day 8  : Mandrogui

Free time, kebab (shashlik) ashore. The village of Verkhnie Mandrogui is situated 270 km away from Saint Petersburg, on the left bank of the River Svir, between lakes Ladoga and Onega. The village was completely destroyed during WWII. In 1996 it was recreated to present the traditions and crafts of Old Russia. Here you can find several masterpieces of wooden architecture. One of the features here is the Vodka Museum which showcases hundreds of different brands and flavors of the favorite Russian drink. Enjoy walks along the village and through the forest until late in the afternoon.

Day 9  : Day 9 - 12 St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a fascinating city founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. It is one of the biggest cultural and scientific centers in the world with very rich history, traditions and a promising future. A sightseeing tour will allow you to get acquainted with the city center with views of the elegant buildings and bridges of Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Strelka, Rosstral Columns, Fontanka, Canal Griboyedova, the Palace Square, Winter Palace, Summer Gardens and other remarkable landmarks. The tour includes a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Hotel registration and free the rest of the day. The following sighseeing is included during your stay in St. Petersburg: bus city tour with the visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museum, Peterhof (lower park), transfer to the airport