European river cruise

Scenic - Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

18 Day Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Days: 18

From: Volgograd to St Petersburg

Countries Visited: Russia

Code: irrp.2

Our Price (from): $11,308 pp

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Itinerary


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

2. 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.

3. Stalingrad (Volgograd) - Saratov
Take a walking tour with your Cruise Director and explore further this historic city, before your ship sails out towards Saratov.

4. Saratov
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.

5. Samara
Arrive in , situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Rivers. Discover on a guided city tour.

6. 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. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

7. 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.

8. Nizhny Novgorod
As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Nizhny Novgorod.

9. 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 Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

10. Pylos - Kostroma
Enjoy a tour of Pylos, 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.

11. Yaroslavl
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.

12. Uglich
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.

13. Moscow
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.

14. Moscow
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.

15. Moscow - St. Petersburg
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.

16. 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.

17. St. Petersburg
Freechoice: Explore Catherine’s Block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

18. St. Petersburg
Depart after breakfast this morning. is the end of your journey, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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Dates & Prices


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13 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Scenic Tsar
$11,745
$11,308