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St. Petersburg - Moscow by MS "Krondshtadt"

11 days
10 nights

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Rates:

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PER PERSON:

Season A
$ 1,875.00 (Triple Lower)
$ 2,150.00 (Twin Middle)
$ 2,215.00 (Twin Boat)
$ 2,340.00 (Single Middle/Boat)
$ 2,315.00 (Deluxe Main)
$ 2,440.00 (Deluxe Middle/Boat)
$ 2,500.00 (Jr. Suite Middle)
$ 2,625.00 (Suite Middle/Boat)
Season B
$ 1,875.00 (Triple Lower)
$ 2,215.00 (Twin Middle)
$ 2,275.00 (Twin Boat)
$ 2,400.00 (Single Middle/Boat)
$ 2,375.00 (Deluxe Main)
$ 2,565.00 (Deluxe Middle/Boat)
$ 2,625.00 (Jr. Suite Middle)
$ 2,750.00 (Suite Middle/Boat)
Season C
$ 1,940.00 (Triple Lower)
$ 2,375.00 (Twin Middle)
$ 2,440.00 (Twin Boat)
$ 2,565.00 (Single Middle/Boat)
$ 2,540.00 (Deluxe Main)
$ 2,750.00 (Deluxe Middle/Boat)
$ 2,815.00 (Jr. Suite Middle)
$ 2,940.00 (Suite Middle/Boat)
Season D
$ 1,940.00 (Triple Lower)
$ 2,400.00 (Twin Middle)
$ 2,465.00 (Twin Boat)
$ 2,625.00 (Single Middle/Boat)
$ 2,565.00 (Deluxe Main)
$ 2,875.00 (Deluxe Middle/Boat)
$ 2,940.00 (Jr. Suite Middle)
$ 3,065.00 (Suite Middle/Boat)

Dates:

-  Season B
May 15, 2019 - May 25, 2019 
Aug 28, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019 
-  Season C
Jun 05, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 
Jul 17, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 
Aug 07, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 
-  Season D
Jun 26, 2019 - Jul 06, 2019 
-  Season A
Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 

Cabin Description:

Included:

The price includes:
Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window
Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship's restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category; meal service begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on day of disembarkation.
Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception
Gala farewell Dinner aboard
Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, transfers upon arrival/departure.
Luggage handling to/from the ship
Lectures, provided by our guides
Russian language and song lectures
Nightly entertainment and dancing.
Daily aerobics
Tour of the ship’s bridge.
cruise director and staff.

The price does not include:
Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs.
Luggage handling in the airport
Insurance
Visas
Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
Private transfers
Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.

Itinerary:

Day 1. St.Petersburg

Embarkation

Day 2. St.Petersburg
City tour
St.Petersburg created by Peter the Great to rival Venice, its 101 islands, 66 canals, and hundreds of bridges have secured its reputation as the most beautiful city in the country. While your ship is docked in port, you’ll enjoy daily sightseeing tours. You will see the Nevsky prospect’s shops, cafes and theatres, and you will tour the impressive St.Isaac’s, the city’s large cathedral, now a museum of elaborate icons and artworks. We will spend time in the world famous hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, home of the last six czars. A treasure trove of three million exhibits, its 320 halls display DaVincis, Rembrandts, Titians, Micheleangelos, French impressionists and North American artists. Brief description of what you will see during city tour *( outside view): Nevsky Prospect,Palace Square and Winter Palace+, Spit of the Vassilievsky Island, University Embankmant, Main Building of the State St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, Senat Square, Monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), St.Isaak's Cathedral and St.Isaak's Square, Field of Mars+ and Summer Gardens+, Cruiser Aurora, Smolny Cathedral.

Day 3. St.Petersburg
Hermitage
One of biggest museums of the world, founded 1764; its collection includes over 2.7 million items, including masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Roden, Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, etc. Gala room of the Winter Palace, a former royal residence.

Optional tours

PETRODVORETZ (PETRHOFF):
The imperial summer residence on the Gulf of Finland, 29 km from the city. At the beginning of the 18th century palaces were built and parks with fountains laid under the order of Peter the Greate to commemorate the victory of the Russian army over the Sweden near Poltava. The highest fountain of Petrodvorets depicting Samaon (21 m) was built as a symbol of the victory 25 years after the battle.The tour of the BIG PALACE includes gala halls, residential rooms and suites. Here art pieces of the 18th and 19th centuries such as paintings, clocks, chandelles, dinners sets and decorative lacquer panels are displayed.
PUSHKIN (TSARSKOE SELO):
Located 29 km south of St.-Petersburg. the construction of the Catherine the Great started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around it. In the middle of the 18th century Tsarskoye selo became the official royal residence.
Not far from the Catherine’s palace there is the Lycem where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. The Lyceum is open for visitors.
USUPOV PALACE:
Built for the Yussupov family, which was considered the richest noble family in Russia, the palace is a fine example of Russian architecture of the 2nd half of the 19th century. Its facade is executed in the classical style. Its interiors, including state rooms, palace theatre, private rooms of the Yussupov family are decorated with the works by Rembrandt and Rubens, French tapestries and porcelain, Venetian mirrors and wood carvings. The palace is also interesting from the historical point of view. It was in the palace basement that Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in 1916. Today there is an exposition recreating atmosphere of the assassination in the basement

Day 4. Mandroga
Free time, green stop
Green Stop.. In the village there are some structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture. Village dwellers meet the quests and organize something special for them. There is a museum of Russian Vodka where tourists can get acquainted with the history of Russian vodka industry ( payment on the spot). Remeslennays Sloboda, walking in the picturesque woods.

Day 5. Kishi
Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture
Via the Volga/Baltic canal, our cruise takes us to the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past.

Day 6. Goritsy
Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
Goritsy is a tiny settlement seven kilometers from the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery. Visit what remains of the Nunnery of the resurrection on the banks of the Sheksna River in Goritsy, within a quarter of a mile of where the ship stop, will be interesting for any tourist with a real interest in Russian history

Day 7. Jaroslavl
City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet

Day 8. Uglitch
Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church
Founded in 1148, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St.John’s Church looming on the horizon.At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin at Uglich. It was here in her garden that the Tsarevich Dmitry met his death and where the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood was built and still stands today. Within the Kremlin is the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry.

Day 9. Moscow
City tour: Stop at St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river; The Bolshoy Stone Bridge; stops at Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts; the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; stop at New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; Viktory Park and Poklonnaya Hill with World War II Memorial; Kutuzov Avenue; White House.

Day 10. Moscow
Kremlin & Cathedrals: The former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15-th and 20-th centuries. Cathedral Square - the center of the Kremlin with the 15-th century Assumption Cathedral, the main church of Russia, the 15-th century Annunciation Cathedral, the private church of Russian czars and the 16-th century Cathedral of the Archangel, the burial place of the czars. On the ground of the Kremlin there are famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.

Optional tours in Moscow
The Armoury Chamber:
The treasury of Russian Czars with unique collections of gold and silver items of the 12-19th centuries, Russian arms and armour of the 12-16th centuries, the state regalia, thrones, carriages and coronation dressers of the 16-19th centuries, as well as ambassadorial gifts of the 16-19th centuries
STATE TRETYAKOV ART GALLERY:
It is a national museum of Russian founded in 1856 by Peotr Tretyakov. The collection with its 100 thousand exhibits includes 5,000 works of ancient Russian art and world famous paintings by Russian and Soviet artists as well as sculptures and examples of graphic art.
Moscow by night &Metro:
Photo stops at St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river, the Bolshoy Stone Bridge; driving along the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; photo stop at the New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; short stop at Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill with World War II Memorial; driving along Kutuzov Avenue; White House and the Kremlin; stop at the Red Square.
During the Moscow by night excursion you will be taken to Moscow underground stations, make two or three rides and see four or five stations (the most beautiful ones). Each station was to be different from the others and designed in an original manner.
The early lines opened in 1935 were the most successful in this respect. In the early fifties the luxuriously appointed and excessively decorated Circle line was built. The Komsomolskaya Station, serving the three railway station, is the most extreme, with its heavy gilt and ceiling mosaics depicting leaders on the mausoleum in Red Square.

Day 11. Moscow
Disembarkation

Notes:

Included services:
∙ Transfers
∙ Handling the luggage in river ports and on board.
∙ Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation.
∙ English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides.
∙ Onboard entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars at nights, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
∙ Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available onboard).
∙ Use of cabin safe.

Included meals:
Full board: three meals per day (from dinner on the arrival day to breakfast on the departure day):
1) Breakfast onboard is buffet style. Water in pitchers is provided for breakfast, while tea / coffee is served to the table. Buffet line has cocoa, milk and juice in assortment, as well as numerous hot and cold dishes to guest’s choice.
2) Lunch onboard is buffet style. Water in pitchers is provided for lunch, while tea / coffee is served to the table.
3) Dinner onboard is served according to the menu:

∙ Starter;
∙ Main course (a choice of 3 dishes – meat, fish or vegetarian);
∙ Dessert (a choice of 2 variants or fruit).

Water in pitchers is provided for dinner, while tea / coffee is served to the table. 1 glass of red/white wine or juice is included for each dinner.

NB: During stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg the menu is fixed (no choice of dishes).

During the navigation days of the cruise a choice of main course/dessert is provided – guests choose dishes for the next day each previous day.
∙ 1 bottle of still water (0.33 L per person per day) is provided in cabins.
∙ There is a coffee station onboard available for guests from 06:00 till breakfast, from 10:00 till 12:00, from 16:00 till 18:00 and from 21:00 till 23:00. Coffee station includes coffee, decaf, hot water, milk,
cocoa, packed tea, sugar, sweetener and cookies.

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 variants per 1 pax.
∙ Captain’s dinner with upscale menu.
∙ BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather conditions).
∙ Mulled wine (during cold weather) / ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions.
∙ Coffee station for early risers.

Not included services:
∙ Optional excursions (available onboard).
∙ Gratuities.
∙ Cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 € supplement per person when booking.

Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally and paid at the restaurant or at the bar onboard.