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Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

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 Cruise Length
18 Days
 Cruise Starts
Volgograd
 Cruise Finishes
St. Petersburg
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-2

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. 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 Stalingrad and Moscow 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 you aboard Scenic Tsar, and the beating heart of this captivating country. End your...read more journey travelling by train to St. Petersburg where you enjoy a three night stay.

Itinerary

Welcome to Stalingrad where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar. Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the start of your cruise. (D)

Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the 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)

Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Program Director, before your ship sails out towards Saratov. (B/L/D)

Discover the unique 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 in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour. (B/L/D)

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classical Gymnasium Museum. (B/L/D)

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories. (B/L/D)

As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod. (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 and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House. (B/L/D)

Enjoy a tour of Pylos, a town more than 800 years old, and learn about the rural life in Russia. Then, arrive in the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs. Enrich: Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House. (B/L/D)

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights. (B/L/D)

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum. (B/L/D)

Relax on board as you sail towards Russia’s mightiest city. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on an exploration that will acquaint you with such world-renowned sights as Red Square and the unusually beautiful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them. (B/L/D)

Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes. Enrich: Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end. Disembark your ship, and travel by the high-speed train to St. Petersburg, for your three night stay. (B)

Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. Later this evening, enjoy a dinner and the 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)

Depart after breakfast this morning. St. Petersburg is the end of your journey, 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. Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change. (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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