European river cruise

Scenic - Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

18 Day Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Days: 18

From: St Petersburg to Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Countries Visited: Russia

Code: irrp

Code_ERC: irrp-1

( Brochure Price: $ 14,890 pp )

Our Price: $14,146 pp


1. St. Petersburg
Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

2. St. Petersburg
Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

4. St. Petersburg > Moscow
Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

5. Moscow
Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro. Then, 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6. Moscow
Visit the magnificent Kremlin, including the State Armoury. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7. Uglich
Freechoice Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8. Yaroslavl > Kostroma
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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9. Kostroma > Plyos
After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11. Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan
Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12. Kazan
See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13. Ulyanovsk
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 and discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

14. Samara
Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

15. Saratov
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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

16. Stalingrad (Volgograd)
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 Cruise Director, followed by time at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

17. Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Start 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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. Meals included: Breakfast

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Cruise Highlights

Unlock the mysteries of Russia. 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 luxury Russia river cruise. 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 you aboard Scenic Tsar, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.