Russian Tsars' Volga Cruise(Saint-Petersburg-Moscow)
Taking a river cruise in Russia is a unique way of travelling with a combination of smooth relaxation, intense excursions, colorful entertainment on board and rich cultural experience.
From magnificent tzars' St. Petersburg to luminous imperial Moscow the waterways route takes about 5 nights permitting you to explore the beauty of authentic rural life in small towns and villages such as Mandrogi, Kizhi Island, Goritsy and Uglich.
Day 1/ September 6
The arrival day, the transfer to the ship can be added for the extra cost, check-in starts at 16.00. The first day is a relaxing one for our guests to unpack and to get ready for the following days full of emotions.
Tonight on board you will be invited to an orientational briefing with your onboard guide.
Meals: welcome soup on board, dinner on board
Day 2/ September 7
During the sightseeing tour in Saint-Petersburg you get a chance to admire all of the highlights of the city: Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Vassilievsky Island, University Embankment, St. Isaac's cathedral, Palace Embankment, Church of the Spilled Blood cathedral, St Peter & Paul Fortress (with visit of the Peter & Paul Cathedral) and cruiser Aurora.
After a delicious lunch in the city center we will continue with the tour of the world-renowned Hermitage.
Meals: breakfast on board, lunch in city restaurant, dinner on board
Day 3/ September 8
This will be a long-awaited day at leisure when you can enjoy the city! Besides numerous museums, parks and restaurants, we recommend you to take a tour to one of the magnificent city neighborhoods: Peterhof and others.
In the evening when the ship will set sail, the Captain will invite you for a glass of sparkling wine on the Welcome cocktail where he will introduce the heads of departments and will raise a toast for a memorable cruise. Come to our on-board theater afterwards for the first fascinating concert.
Meals: breakfast on board, lunch and dinner on board
Day 4/ September 9
A small village of Mandrogui is a romantic vision of the past. Being originally a technical stop, the village has been recently created as tourist attractions. Their cosy houses and buildings designed in old Russian style attract visitors who can enjoy here the fanciful wood-carving, visit museums of samovar and vodka, buy some unique souvenirs made by local craftsmen and enjoy Russian kebab "shashliki" with talented folk ensemble accompaniment.
Meals: breakfast on board, lunch ashore (if weather permits), dinner on board
Day 5/ September 10
You will never forget Kizhi Island that is considered as one of the highlights of the cruise. Wooden architecture can be found throughout Russia, but Kizhi Island boasts some of the nation's most famous, and most intricate examples. These structures on Kizhi Island date from various centuries (the oldest from the 14th century), and they have been transported to the island so that they may be preserved and be accessible to the public. The tour to the open-air museum of wooden architecture is included.
After lunch, take the opportunity to admire the beauty of Lake Onega, one of the largest in Europe.
Day 6/ September 11
Arriving at Goritsy, you will definitely feel in deep Russia. You will have two possibilities there: either you stay in Goritsy and enjoy the rural life on your own, or you join a bus-walking tour to Kirillov (a town nearby) to visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake.
This is also the day when we will invite you for a funny and colorful Vodka Show where you will taste different types of the traditional drink and will discover its history and legends.We also invite you to enjoy the hilarious Pirates dinner.
Day 7/ September 12
Situated on the bank of the Volga River Uglich was first mentioned in chronicles in 1148. The history of the city is full of tragic events. One of them is the death of Crown Prince Dimitri, the heir to the throne, the circumstances of which are still a mystery.
Walking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral is included to the program. You will also find lots of traditional souvenirs in the town.
This is an important and busy day for our guests: in the evening you will be invited to the Farewell cocktail followed by a stylish Captain`s Gala dinner. Don`t forget to come to the on-board theater afterwards because a funny and vivid Talent Show will be waiting for you!
Day 8/ September 13
Upon arrival in Moscow, we will embark on a panoramic city tour that will take us through the most important sights of the Russian capital: Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya street, Teatralny passage, Lubyanka, KGB Building, Manez Sq., Red Square (you will have free time there), GUM, Historical Museum Resurrection gate, Kazan Church, Intercession Cathedral, Lower trade stalls, Kremlin Towers, senate, mausoleum, the cathedral of Christ the Savior (passing by). The afternoon program includes a visit to the Novodevichiy monastery and free time in the Arbat pedestrian street. Night on board.
Day 9/ September 14
This will be a long-awaited day at leisure when you can enjoy the city! Besides numerous museums, parks and restaurants, we recommend you to take a tour to one of the magnificent city neighborhoods: Serguiev Possad and others.
Day 10/ September 15
Check-out after breakfast. If needed, the luggage can be stored in the reception zone while you are waiting for your transfer to the airport. We hope that you will keep warm memories from your Russian cruise on MS Crucelake!
Meals: breakfast on board
Comfortable 7.6 sq. m cabin with a clever layout and a fixed river-view window that does not open.
Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer
Spacious cabin (17.5–21 sq. m) featuring a private 6–8 sq. m balcony with a sun lounge zone. Has a hotel-style twin or double bed and a sofa to accommodate 4 people in total.
Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, armchair, sofa, safe, table
Deluxe cabin (16 sq. m) featuring an outdoor balcony with a sun lounge zone to enjoy the scenery. Has a hotel-style twin or double bed and a sofa.
Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs or a sofa, safe, table, banquette
Beautifully designed river-view cabin (14 sq. m) featuring a hotel-style transformable twin or double bed, and a large picture window that slides open.
Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, 2 armchairs, safe, table
Small but comfortable cabin with a balcony with sun zone lounge to ensure a great view. Has an extra bunk bed.
Equipment: private facilities, wardrobe, AC, fridge, radio, TV, hairdryer, armchair
our price includes:
accommodation on the cruise in the chosen cabin category
excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available for the pre-booking and onboard)
daily international entertainment on board: concerts, lessons, masterclasses, movies, captain’s cocktail, and dinner
luggage handling on board the ship
use of cabin safe (deluxe or Junior Suite cabins)
visa support letter
full board, three meals per day on board (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day
breakfast to the cabin is possible (from 07:00 to 11:00)
water, tea/coffee for all meals. 1 shot of vodka OR 1 glass of wine (white/ red) OR 1 glass of juice per each dinner
complimentary bottle of water (0.5l) in a cabin on arrivals day/ in deluxe and JS cabins replenished daily
there is a coffee-station onboard the ship available for guests from 06:00 till 19:00
early risers breakfast with tea/ coffee and cookies
welcome cocktail (hereon the start of the navigation), Captain’s farewell dinner with a special menu, “Russian tea ceremony”, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui
(instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather conditions)
hot/cold drinks (depending on weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursion
No deposit and no cancellation fees up to 30 days prior to the cruise.
Please contact us for further details.
our price does not include:
port tax (35 eur per person per cruise)
optional excursions (available onboard)
gratuities (recommended 7 eur per person per day for the crew and 2 eur person per day for the cruise director)
cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per person when booking
Special promo 20%OFF applies only in case full payment and a non-refundable booking