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Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

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 Cruise Length
18 Days
 Cruise Starts
St. Petersburg
 Cruise Finishes
Volgograd
18 Day Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Russia
Cruise Line:
River Ship
Passengers
112
Crew
71
Launched
Refurbished
2012
Cruise Code
IRRP-1

Overview

With a rich cultural history and an extraordinary military past, contemporary Russia is the confluence of centuries of influence. Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night stay in St. Petersburg. Travel by train to Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your cruise of these great waterways. To travel along the Volga River between the two great cities of Moscow and Stalingrad is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome...read more you aboard Scenic Tsar, and the beating heart of this captivating country.

Itinerary

Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace. (B/D)

Freechoice: Explore Catherine’s Block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. (B)

Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar. (B/D)

Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by a ride on Moscow’s Metro, and then time to explore the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral. Enrich: Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration. (B/L/D)

Visit the magnificent Kremlin and the State Armoury. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Visit the Church of St. Dmitry, or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum. (B/L/D)

Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs Enrich: Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House. (B/L/D)

After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old. (B/L/D)

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin, discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House, and take a cable car ride over the river for magnificent city views. (B/L/D)

Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan. (B/L/D)

See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. (B/L/D)

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classic Gymnasium Museum. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour. (B/L/D)

Explore the historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition, dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here. (B/L/D)

Arrive at your final cruise destination, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. Infamous for the WWII Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the world’s tallest statue of a woman, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Program Director, followed by time at leisure. (B/L/D)

Start your day with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory. (B/L/D)

Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. (B)

Life Onboard Scenic Tsar

Luxuriously Appointed
Luxuriously Appointed

Amongst the most spacious on Russia's rivers, Scenic Tsar's suites are embellished with luxury features and the finest amenities.

Balcony Suites
Balcony Suites

Scenic Tsar's full-sized balconies in most suites and staterooms provide the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the view.

Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich

Handpicked experiences, from lavish private shows in sumptuous surrounds to wonderful family meals prepared by gracious local hosts.

The Nth Degree
The Nth Degree

Scenic have thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.

On board Dining Options
On board Dining Options

Savour delicious dining options including Crystal Dining and Panorama Lounge & Bar. Enjoy everything we offer on board including a range of entertainment.

Scenic Freechoice
Scenic Freechoice

Choose from a range of sightseeing activities that interest you most, from guided tours to museum and gallery visits - they’re all included.

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Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Scenic.

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