18 Day Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg
1. St. Petersburg
Welcome to for your three night stay.
2. St. Petersburg
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.
3. St. Petersburg
Freechoice: Explore Catherine's Block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof's Grand Palace.
4. St. Petersburg - Moscow
Take a high speed train to Moscow where you'll embark your Scenic Tsar boutique ship.
Start your day with an introduction to the city's finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on 's Metro. Then, explore the spectacular Saint Basil's Cathedral. 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.
Today visit the Kremlin, including the State Armory.
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.
8. Yaroslavl - Kostroma
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. After lunch set sail towards 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.
9. Kostroma - Pylos
This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Kostroma. Arrive in Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. This historic town is more than 800 years old, and it is associated with Isaac Levitan, one of the most favoured and recognised 19th century Russian landscapists.
10. Nizhny Novgorod
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 's Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky's Museum House.
11. Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan
As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Kazan.
Start your day by seeing the city's finest sights, and visiting the 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.
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. You'll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin's family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.
This morning your ship arrives in , situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Rivers. Discover on a guided city tour.
Discover the unique historic treasures of , including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin's early years of studies here.
16. Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the final destination of your cruise. Famous for the Battle of Stalingrad, the city's history is commemorated by the tallest statue of a woman in the world, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during your orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by some leisure time.
17. Stalingrad (Volgograd)
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.
18. Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.