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  • Escape to Russia for an extraordinary cruise experience, discovering the country's highlights across both iconic cities and quaint villages.
  • Opt to travel from either Moscow to St. Petersburg or vice versa, taking in breathtaking churches, historical monasteries and urban cities as you go!
  • Enjoy a stay on the MS Crucelake, where you'll benefit from a choice of four cabins, each of which comes complete with delicious Full Board Dining.

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Your Destination

This fascinating tour will take you from either Moscow to St. Petersburg or from St. Petersburg to Moscow on a river cruise, stopping off for tours of places such as Goritsy and Uglich. Enjoy an extensive program of daily excursions, and take full advantage of the chance to visit stunning, imposing cathedrals and monuments, an open-air museum in Kizhi, and a Monastery in Goritsy. The comprehensive tour will allow you to have your own time to explore the majesty of these places, whilst also guiding you through their rich history and cultural idiosyncrasies.

Our Optional Offers

11-day cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg

11-day cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow

Our Optional Itineraries

10-night cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg (15 May - 25 May or 29 May - 8 Jun)
Day 1: Arrival in Moscow (4* Hotel)
Day 2: Moscow (Cruise)
Day 3: Moscow (Cruise)
Day 4: Uglich (Cruise)
Day 5: Goritsy (Cruise)
Day 6: Kizhi (Cruise)
Day 7: Mandrogui (Cruise)
Day 8: St. Petersburg (Cruise)
Day 9: St. Petersburg (4* Hotel)
Day 10: St. Petersburg (4* Hotel)
Day 11: Departure from St. Petersburg

10-night cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow (21 May - 31 May or 4 Jun - 14 Jun)
Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg (4* Hotel)
Day 2: St. Petersburg (4* Hotel)
Day 3: St. Petersburg (Cruise)
Day 4: St. Petersburg (Cruise)
Day 5: Mandrogui (Cruise)
Day 6: Kizhi (Cruise)
Day 7: Goritsy (Cruise)
Day 8: Uglich (Cruise)
Day 9: Moscow (Cruise)
Day 10: Moscow (4* Hotel)
Day 11: Departure from Moscow

Your Cruise Itinerary

The itineraries stated above show the order in which you will visit each of the following destinations.

Moscow
Upon arrival in Moscow, enjoy return included transfers from the airport, cruise and hotel. During your stay, enjoy a a bus city tour, a trip to the Kremlin with a visit to one Cathedral, one complimentary lunch in the city and a Moscow metro tour. 
Uglich
In Uglich, enjoy a walking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, stop off at the Dmitry on the Blood Church and pay a visit to the impressive Transfiguration Cathedral.
Goritsy
In beautiful Goritsy, enjoy a trip to the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the impressive museums of icons.
Kizhi
In Kizhi, stare in awe at the open-air museum of wooden architecture.
Mandrogui
In Mandrogui, enjoy free time, alongside a complimentary kebab (shashlik) when you head ashore.
St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, enjoy a rivers and canals tour, visit the Kazan cathedral and a bus city tour with a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage museum. Enjoy return included transfers from the airport, cruise and hotel.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels (or similar) in a Standard Double Room with Bed & Breakfast. 

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Moscow: 1 night at Radisson Slavyanskaya 4* or similar 
St. Petersburg: 2 nights at Azimut 4* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Cruise Ship

This offer is based on a 7-night cruise aboard the MS Crucelake in a Standard Twin Lower deck, Standard Twin Main deck, Superior Twin Middle Deck or Deluxe with Balcony, with Full Board Dining (breakfast, lunch and evening meal with selected drinks).

The comfortable, four-deck ship was named after Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet “Swan Lake” and started service in 2018, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy a superb Russian River Cruise.

In terms of facilities, the ship’s theatre entertains guests with performances, daily and nightly concerts and entertainment shows. In the“Odette” and “Odile” restaurants, buffet breakfast, lunches and dinners are served up daily, satisfying guests with a variety of tasty dishes. The ship's bars “Fouette” and “Crush Bar” offer a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and guests will be constantly entertained with excursions, masterclasses and music programmes. Boasting a sauna, a souvenir kiosk, a sun deck, a cinema club and much more, this is the perfect place to enjoy Russia's highlights from!

Your Stateroom

You will stay in a Standard Twin Lower Deck, Standard Twin Main Deck, Superior Twin Middle Deck or Deluxe with Balcony. 

Standard Twin Cabin (Lower or Main Deck)

Your Stateroom
In each of the hotel's Standard Twin Cabin's, guests will enjoy facilities including air-conditioning, a wardrobe, a fridge, a radio, a TV, and a hairdryer. In the lower deck cabins, guests will have a porthole which cannot be opened. In the main deck cabins, guests will have panoramic windows which can be opened.

Superior Twin Middle Deck

Your Stateroom
With more space and panoramic windows which can be opened, these cabins are the ideal choice for a more relaxed stay during your cruise. 

Deluxe with Balcony

Your Stateroom
With all the same facilities as a Standard Cabin, but with a private balcony to take in the views whilst you soar the waves. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

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: Return airport, hotel and port transfers are included throughout this offer.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: 
  • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts
  • Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

    • within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast
    • North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)


    Entry Requirements 


    You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


    To enter Russia, you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. Make sure you allow enough time to get your visa. The Russian Embassy advised in March 2018 that it takes around 20 business days (4 weeks) to process most visa applications. 

    You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher).
    Last name
    First name
    Middle name
    The date of birth
    Passport number
    Nationality 
    Gender

    Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.

    We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office.

    http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/visa/tourist-visa.php

    Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
    Express Service – 2 working days - £210
    (prices correct at time of print, subject to change)

    As part of the visa application process, all applicants based in the UK aged 12 or over will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). These are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The Russian government has also announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreign nationals, including British nationals when entering Russia. No dates have been confirmed for this.


    On receiving your visa you should check the details carefully including the validity dates and passport number to make sure they are correct. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions attached to your visa before you travel. You should adhere to the validity and conditions of your visa while you’re in Russia, as the authorities strictly enforce all visa and immigration laws.


    Immigration Cards


    You must sign an immigration card every time you arrive in Russia. This will be given to you at passport control. The card is in 2 identical parts. One part will be retained by the Immigration Officer. You should keep the other part safe as you’ll need to submit this at passport control when you leave Russia. Should you lose it, your departure from Russia could be delayed. There are also many hotels and hostels that will not accept guests without an immigration card.


    Health 


    For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


    If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


    You can normally bring prescription and over the counter medication into Russia for personal use. However, if your medication contains narcotic or psychoactive substances (details available on the Rossiyskaya Gazeta website in Russian), you must carry a prescription in your name which has been translated into Russian and then notarised. Notarisation services in the UK are available from a Notary Public.


    Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

    In More Detail

    Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

    This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
    Check-in time: 2 pm
    Check-out time: before 12 pm

    Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

    Please Note: 
    Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
    Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
    If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

    What's Included

    • Accommodation on the cruise in chosen cabin category with full board dining
    • 1 night in Moscow hotel and 2 nights in St. Petersburg with breakfast
    • 4 transfers: 1/airport-hotel, 2/hotel-ship (Sat), 3/ ship-hotel (Sat) and 4/ hotel-airport
    • Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available for the prebooking and onboard)
    • Daily international entertainment on board: concerts, lessons, master classes, movies, captain’s cocktail and dinner
    • Luggage handling onboard the ship
    • Port taxes

    Not Included

    • Port Tax of 35EUR per person
    • Optional Excursions Available Onboard
    • Gratuities (7EUR per person per day)

    Your Contract

    If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

    If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

    Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

    Important Information

    If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

    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.

    You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

    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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