Cruise with locals for a better understanding of the culture and traditions of Russia. English-speaking and Russian-speaking guests travel together.
This 7-day cruise between the capitals of Russia – Moscow and Saint Petersburg is the most popular river cruising itinerary in Russia
You will sail on Ladoga and Onega Lakes with stops at magical islands of Valaam and Kizhi.
St. Petersburg is a city with such a rich history, reflected in every cathedral, palace, monument, facade, that it is impossible to limit yourself to a few hours getting to know it!
You will have a chance to visit the most interesting sights of Saint Petersburg during the cruise, such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Church of Our Savior on the Spilt Blood, the Bronze Horseman Statue, famous Nevskiy Prospect with the Admiralty and many others.
Moscow is a capital of the largest country in the world, with its unique history, intricately combines the oldest monuments, buildings and modern architecture. It’s impossible to be in Moscow and not to see the Kremlin, the Red Square, the Cathedral of the Christ the Savior, Arbat Street, Vorobyovy Gory as well as a lot of parks and gardens.
Cruises between two capitals allow you to combine a cruise on a comfortable ship with exciting excursions to some of the most fascinating places in Russia.
For more details download brochure 2020-2021.
Departure at 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH & DINNER INCLUDED
Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Uglich, part of the “Golden Ring” of cities surrounding Moscow. You will walk in a typical old Russian town and visit the modern interactive Museum of Hydropower, which belongs to the five best regional museums in Russia.
After the lunch you will get to know Myshkin almost unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century. Myshkin is known for its Mouse Museum. A brave mouse is a symbol of the town and actually gave the place its name («myshka» in Russian means «mouse»).
You will visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its magnificent architecture and fascinates the visitors by its wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons and majestic churches.
Explore the reserved island of Kizhi and its an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. Walking on the island, you can see peasant houses, bell towers, windmills which were all collected from different parts of Russian North. Among them is the pearl of the collection — the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), that was built without a single nail. The museum’s collection is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Accompanied by a folk ensemble you’ll taste “shashlik” (a traditional Russia barbecue). Then you will take a walk around this amazing village inhabited by talented craftsmen; watch the artisans making carving wood and “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls); view the Russian “izba” (traditional Russian house). The village illustrates the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s past
You will visit the main island of a unique archipelago in the northern part of the Ladoga Lake, where ships with foreign guests are rarely come. Visit the Valaam will become truly unforgettable experience. Amazing nature of the island of Valaam has attracted artists since olden times. We will make a trip on a small boat along the coast of the island and also visit the impressive monastery, which is the most important center of Orthodoxy.
Excursion around the city. We will take a look at the central part of St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great and the former capital
of the Russian Empire until 1918. Then visit the Peter and Paul Fortress,from which the history of the city began in 1703.
End of the cruise.