Russia Uncovered: Moscow-St. Petersburg

The waterways between Moscow & St. Petersburg, including the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers.  Explore Kizhi Island, Goritzy, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Mandrogi, Kizhi, Valaam, Moscow & St. Petersburg.

Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg or from St. Petersburg to Moscow, see Dates & Prices page for details.

DESTINATION Russia River Cruise
FROM Moscow or St. Petersburg
DATE May – September 2017
DURATION 10 Nights
PRICE From €1,559 pp

Cruise the waterways between Moscow & St. Petersburg.  Depart Moscow or St.Petersburg on your luxury river cruiser and cruise along the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers.  Explore Kizhi Island, Goritzy, Uglich and more.  This is a truly unique way of seeing Russia and will be an experience to remember.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND To be confirmed
RETURN To be confirmed

For cruises commencing in St. Petersburg the following itinerary is reversed.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Moscow:

Fly from Dublin to Moscow and board your cruiser. Here you check in and enjoy your first dinner on board.

Day 2: Moscow:

Your morning tour takes you to the famous Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square.

Day 3: Moscow:

Your city tour includes views of Red Square, the famous brightly coloured onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theatre, the GUM Department Store on Red Square, and Moscow University and other sights.

Day 4: Uglich:

Stop today at picturesque Uglich situated on the right bank of the Volga River. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration perched at the water’s edge. Next, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. This evening join your ship’s captain in a farewell dinner with toast as your river sailing ends.

Day 5: Yaroslavl:

Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest.

Day 6: Goritsy:

The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Krillo-Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril and one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Day 7: Kizhi:

This morning the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past.

Day 8: Mandrogi:

Today you visit the picturesque village of Mandrogi, located on the River Svir. Stop on the verdant river bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a picnic lunch.

Day 9: Valaam:

Walking tour around the central estate. Visit to Voskrensky and Gefsimansky Hermitages.

Day 10: St. Petersburg:

This morning you will go on a bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg, with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedovea to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great. In the afternoon visit the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine II.

Day 11: St. Petersburg:

After breakfast you will need to check out of your cabin. You will be able to store your luggage onboard (subject to availability). You will now have some free time to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

10 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MS Surikov or 4 Star MS Rublev, operated by Mosturflot. (See ship info tab for more information on MS Surikov)

MS Surikov

MS Surikov was completely renovated with new decor and new furniture in 2007. The atmosphere is cozy and familiar with a friendly Russian service personnel. The ship’s Scandinavian tour leaders provide all information on board, and sees to it that our guests have a pleasant holiday.   This ship holds about 100 less passengers than most Russian ships of the same size,  therefore common areas onboard are more spacious.  All meals are taken in the ship’s restaurant serving local and tasty food, adapted to western people. There is entertainment on board several evenings during the cruise. MS Surikov also has a large lounge, bar, a small souvenir shop, laundry service and medical facilities. On the sun deck, there are chairs and tables.

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Dates & Prices

River cruise commences in Moscow or St. Petersburg as listed below.

Date Price Stateroom
11 May 2017 – Moscow €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
21 May 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629 Lower Deck Book Now
31 May 2017 – Moscow €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
10 June 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,699 Lower Deck Book Now
20 June 2017 – Moscow €1,699 Lower Deck Book Now
30 June 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629 Lower Deck Book Now
10 July 2017 – Moscow €1,629 Lower Deck Book Now
20 July  2017 – St. Petersburg €1,699 Lower Deck Book Now
30 July 2017 – Moscow €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
09 August 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
19 August 2017 – Moscow €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
29 August 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,629 Lower Deck Book Now
08 September 2017 – Moscow €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now
18 September 2017 – St. Petersburg €1,559 Lower Deck Book Now

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Price Inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to Moscow or St Petersburg via Amsterdam or Paris
  • Transfer on arrival to the quay to Board your cruiser
  • 10 nights onboard for 2 in a lower deck cabin
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • The services of a cruise director
  • Transfer from the port to the airport
  • Return flight from St Petersburg or Moscow to Dublin via Amsterdam or Paris
  • Taxes of €220 per person
  • Excursions (see below)

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €36 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement from €250
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €250 per person is required.
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or Debit Card
  • A Russian Visa is required and the Russian Embassy charge €86
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

Included Excursions

  • St. Petersburg City Tour
  • The Hermitage Museum
  • Walking tour of Mandrogi Island (with picnic lunch)
  • Kizhi Island Architecture Museum
  • Goritsy City Tour with a tour of Cyril-Belozersky Monastery
  • Yaroslavl City Tour. Tour of Transfiguration Monastery and Church of Elijah the Prophet
  • Uglich: Transfiguration Cathedral & Church of Dimitri on the Blood
  • Moscow City Tour
  • Visit the Kremlin & a Cathedral