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Russian Waterways with Helsinki

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 Trip Length
16 Days
 Trip Starts
Helsinki
 Trip Finishes
Moscow
16 Day Russian Waterways with Helsinki Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Russia Finland
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUWRH16

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 16 Day Russian Waterways with Helsinki. Enjoy three nights in fabulous Helsinki then board the MS Valentina and cruise Russia’s waterways taking in sights such as Kizhi Island, Moscow’s Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. You’ll also enjoy morning tea with a local family in a small village.

Itinerary

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay Three Nights: Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

Set out on a guided tour of Helsinki's best sites. Explore Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church', visit the Helsinki Central Library Oodi and wander through the 100-year-old Hakaniemi Market Hall. This evening, head to an island for dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

After this morning's Signature Experience, enjoy afternoon tea in a Lappish style kota hut. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Spend a day in stunning Nuuksio National Park. Visit the Haltia nature centre then head to a reindeer farm, where you'll have the opportunity to feed the friendly reindeer.

Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg. Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 (B/D)

Embark on a city exploration, where you will see attractions such as St Isaac's Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square. You will also visit Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the imperial estate, Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. Later, the time has come to board your river ship. Stay 10 Nights: MS Valentina (B/L/D)

Take a Hydrofoil ride on the Neva River to the State Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world and home to Russia's royal art collection of more than three million works. After a special experience here, tour the museum. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Here, go inside before the museum is open to the public and take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.
  • For something special this evening, appreciate Russia's arts scene and attend a private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.

After breakfast today, head out to enjoy your chosen activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Join a discovery of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Faberge Museum, home to the world's largest collection of pieces by Peter Carl Faberge.

After cruising through the night, dock in Mandrogi, located within a dense forest on the banks of the Svir River. Famous for its towering churches, most of Mandrogi was bombed by German forces in World War II. Here, visit the Vodka Museum that houses more than 3,000 different varieties, then spend time at leisure to look around the village. (B/L/D)

Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia's iconic wooden architecture. Once declared a parish centre for the Russian Orthodox Church in the 16th century, it survived a rebellion until the 1950s, when most of the island's residents left, leaving behind impressive wooden relics. Explore the open-air museum and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail. (B/L/D)

Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, set out on your preferred activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Goritsy, including a visit to a local school.

Make a stop in the historic Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia's oldest cities, tracing its origins back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing exploration illuminates the city's history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet. (B/L/D)

Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich, where you can pick the sightseeing that best suits you. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • On a guided discovery, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydropower Engineering Museum.

Dock in Moscow this afternoon as you arrive at your final destination on this journey. Enjoy an insightful guided exploration of Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. (B/L/D)

On a guided tour of the Armoury Museum, venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, you will have a choice of sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, situated at the base of a 100-metre titanium obelisk. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia's national gallery.

Set out on a morning discovery that allows you to marvel at some of Moscow's unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. Later, perhaps tour a Cold War bunker or enjoy free time to explore Moscow. An evening of fun awaits at tonight's farewell dinner, where traditional Russian folklore performers will dazzle you. Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi (B/L/D)

Be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

APT's Luxury Fleet
APT's Luxury Fleet

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All-inclusive. All taken care of.
All-inclusive. All taken care of.

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Luxury Service
Luxury Service

An APT cruise or tour director is always present, while local experts join you along the way. Sit back and relax while APT take care of all the details. Read more

Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice

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Signature Experiences
Signature Experiences

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Deck Plans

Lower Deck (level 1)
 
Category E
Window Stateroom
 
Category D
Window Stateroom
Main Deck (Level 2)
 
Category D
Window Stateroom
 
Category C
Balcony Stateroom
 
Category B
Balcony Stateroom
 
Category DS
Balcony Suite
Upper Deck (Level 3)
 
Category A
Balcony Stateroom
 
Category DS
Balcony Suite
 
Category JS
Balcony Suite
 
Category PS
Balcony Suite
Boat Deck (Level 4)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 135 sq ft./ 12.5 sq m
  • Panoramic windows
  • Queen size bed
  • An ensuite bathroom
  • Personal climate control
  • Flat screen TV
  • 135 sq ft./ 12.5 sq m
  • Panoramic windows
  • Queen size bed
  • An ensuite bathroom
  • Personal climate control
  • Flat screen TV
  • Category C, B & A (210 sq ft./19.5 sq m)
  • Features outside balcony
  • Queen size bed
  • An ensuite bathroom
  • Personal climate control
  • Flat screen TV
  • 269 - 409 sq ft. (25 - 38 sq m)
  • Features outside balcony
  • Queen size bed
  • An ensuite bathroom
  • Personal climate control
  • Flat screen TV

Availability

Friday 21 Jul 2023
Saturday 05 Aug 2023
Ship Name MS Valentina
From: $12,995 $12,749
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Wednesday 30 Aug 2023
Thursday 14 Sep 2023
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Saturday 05 Aug 2023
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 200
Category C $ 1,900
Category B $ 2,300
Category A $ 2,700
Category DS $ 4,300
Category JS $ 5,400
Category PS $ 6,100
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