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  • Travel between the existing and former Capitals of Russia both of which are steeped in history, housed within wondrous architecture.
  • Your river ships specialises in introducing its guests to Russian culture and history, with lessons in Russian singing, dancing and nesting doll painting.
  • Admire beautiful Russian landscapes as you cruise the waterways of northern Russia from St Petersburg to Moscow on your vessel.

Please note that this offer is non-refundable.

Your Destinations

St Petersburg
Often described as the Venice of the North, St Petersburg is a city defined by water. The mighty Neva River empties into the Gulf of Finland near the Fortress of Peter & Paul – the final resting place of the Tsars – and canals snake through the backstreets, passing stately townhouses. Explore this enchanting city and discover the many hidden treasures!

The centuries have been kind to the former capital of the Russian Empire – St Petersburg looks as grand today as when Peter the Great laid the foundation stones in 1703. From his cabin on Petrogradskaya Storona, the Russian emperor invited Europe's leading architects to fill the streets with extravagant palaces and elegant Baroque cathedrals. Today, the historic centre is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with the grand palaces of the Romanovs at Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
Mandrogui
This village is a fantastically colourful example of rural Russia & traditional Russian life that is lived out within charming wooden buildings with highlights such as a vodka museum which houses a collection of 2,800 different types of vodka brought from all across the Russian Federation.
Kizhi
This island draws its fame from its scenic collection of wooden churches with the centrepiece, the 22 domed Church of the Transfiguration, built completely without the use of nails. The Island has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the highlight of any Russian river cruise.  
Goritsy
Explore a tiny village settlement on the edge of the White Lake. Spend some time wandering through its medieval streets as you visit the main attractions. The Monastery of St. Cyril was founded in 1397 and is a particular delight to visit due to its an impressive ensemble of priories, churches and historical references.
Yaroslavl
Disembark in one of the oldest cities in Russia, where history can be found around almost every corner.  Such a fascinating place deserves a tour and yours will take you to some of its best loved sights such as the jewel coloured domes of the Church of Elijah and the treasure-trove of art that isthe Governor's Building.  

Spend the afternoon at the local market where you can soak up the local atmosphere.
Uglich
Visit to the town of Uglich which juts out into the Volga River on one of his many deep bends, first documented in 1148. The town made its historical mark due to the suspicious death of Dmitri Ivanov, son of Ivan the Terrible. The Church of St Dmitri on the Blood, built in his memory, appears on the horizon as the ship sails towards the town and is one of the great sights to be seen in Uglich. In the evening, enjoy a captain's dinner and entertainment on-board.
Moscow
Moscow is the most populated city in Europe and the northern-most megacity on Earth. As such, it has served as a key geo-political and economical centre, both in Europe and the world.

Built in its heart, and facing one of the many meanders of the Moskva river, is the Moscow Kremlin. This fortified complex has functioned as the Seat of the Grand Dukes, the Residence of the Tsars, and currently is the residence of the President of the Russian Federation; it features four palaces, four cathedrals, and monumental enclosing walls and towers.

Around the Kremlin one can find many of the most important landmarks in Moscow, including the Alexander Garden, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, and the Red Square.

Your Itinerary

Itinerary 1 - 7 Nights onboard MS Rostropovich
Day 1:
 Upon arrival in St Petersburgh, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your ship.

Day 2: Today you will enjoy a bus city tour which includes a visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & a lunch in the city.

Day 3: Wake up in Mandrogui & explore the city at your own pace, lunch will be ashore.

Day 4: A highlight of your day in Kizhi is your visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Day 5: While in Goritsy, you will be taken to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake to see its impressive museum of icons.

Day 6:
 Today you will explore Uglich & enjoy a walking tour of the city, highlight include the Kremlin & Uglich's magnificent cathedral.

Day 7: Your boat will arrive in Moscow, this day will include a bus city tour which includes a visit to the Kremlin & Cathedral.

Day 8: You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.


Itinerary 2 - 10 Nights onboard MS Lev Tolstoy or MS Chernishevsky
Day 1: Upon arrival in St Petersburgh, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your ship.

Day 2-3: Today you will enjoy a bus city tour which includes a visit to the Peter & Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum & a lunch in the city.

Day 4: Wake up in Mandrogui & explore the city at your own pace, lunch will be ashore.

Day 5: A highlight of your day in Kizhi is your visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Day 6: While in Goritsy, you will be taken to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake to see its impressive museum of icons.

Day 7: Spend the day exploring the beauty of Yaroslavl with a bus tour, a trip to the church of St Elijah the Prophet & St Nicholas the Wonderworker. The afternoon will be devoted to the local market where you can soak up the local atmosphere.

Day 8: Today you will explore Uglich & enjoy a walking tour of the city, highlight include the Kremlin & Uglich's magnificent cathedral.

Day 9-11: Your boat will arrive in Moscow, this day will include a bus city tour which includes a visit to the Kremlin & Cathedral.

Day 12: You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.

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Your Ship

You will be sailing on either the MS Rostropovich 5*, MS Chernishevsky4* or the MS Tolstoy 4*. Each of these ships has been purpose-built for navigating the Volga’s intricate and winding inland waterways. Onboard, there are two restaurants, one of which converts into a bar area, as well as a piano bar, coffee bar, solarium and sauna so you can uniwnd.

On-board entertainment includes live performances of Russian folk music and classical music, as well as activities designed to introduce passengers to Russian culture and history, like lessons in Russian singing, dancing and nesting doll painting. 

Your Stateroom

You may choose from a Standard Twin Cabin or Middle Deck Cabin.

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Both ships feature solely exterior cabins that are equipped with air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. They also feature large windows so you can watch the impressive scenery glide past without even leaving your cabin.

Reservations for single guests, children or a third adult are also available to book offline. Please call 0844 8262098 or email sales@voyageprive.com.

Tipping on-board is discretionary.

VIP HOME PICKUP SERVICE: Included VIP pickup service is available if you live within 50 miles of your departure airport. If you live further than 50 miles away, you can still take advantage of this service by paying £1.70 per mile. Available on all 2017 new holiday bookings. All offers, including savings and free case of wine are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Full Board stay (breakfast, lunch & evening meal in the main restaurant - excluding drinks)

Each ship offers European cuisine, combined with elements of Russian fare. Breakfast is a buffet meal, while lunch is a hearty affair that usually offers a traditional Russian soup, considered an essential staple on most local lunch menus. Dinners are often something of an event - displaying the food and colourful garb of various Russian regions.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private airport transfers are included.

Visa Information

A visa is required for entry into Russia.
The tour operator will provide further details of this once the booking is confirmed.

Please note that costs do apply for obtaining a visa.  Please find details below:

Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
Express Service – 2 working days - £210

(prices correct at time of print, subject to change)

PLEASE NOTE: WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES. YOU MUST DO THIS IN PERSON BY VISITING THEIR OFFICE IN EITHER LONDON OR EDINBURGH

Voyage Prive cannot be held responsible for visas and full cancellation costs will be incurred in the event the visa is not granted or received in advance of your departure.

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé’s ATOL number is 10170. Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services.  Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel / on the ship.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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