Russian Volga Cruise (Moscow - Saint-Petersburg)

    about

    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 luminous imperial Moscow to magnificent tzars' St. Petersburg 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.

    languages on board
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

    Day 1

    / May 15
    Moscow

    The arrival day, included transfer from the airport to the hotel and check-in. The first day is a relaxing one for our guests to unpack and to get ready for the following days full of emotions.

    No meals included.

    Overnight in the hotel: Radisson Slavyanskaya 4*

    Day 2

    / May 16
    Moscow

    After breakfast the check-out from the hotel and departure with the luggage for Moscow metro tour. With our local guide you will find out how metro was constructed and will learn the myths and legends of Moscow Metro.

    After that a short walk on your own is waiting for you on Arbat - the main pedestrian street of the megapolis.

    The transfer to the ship is included, check-in starts at 16.00.

    On the first evening on board you will be invited to an orientational briefing with your on-board guide.

    Meals: breakfast in hotel, welcome soup on board, dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 3

    / May 17
    Moscow

    This day is quite busy with excursions. In the morning our local guide will take you to Moscow bus-walking city tour followed by Kremlin visit. You will have possibility to see all the capital`s highlights: 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 Chathedral, Lower trade stalls, Kremlin Towers, senate, mausoleum, cathedral of Christ the Savior (passing by).

    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 in city restaurant, dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Departure17:00

    Day 4

    / May 18
    Uglich

    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.

    There are also many things to do on board! This day we will teach you basics in Russian language and will show you how to make "valenki" (traditional wool shoes). There will be a yoga master class with our sport instructor as well! In the evening you will be invited for Russian dinner with traditional food and drinks.

    As safety of our guests is the top priority of the company, on the first navigation day you will take part in the safety drill.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 5

    / May 19
    Goritsy

    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.

    On board the ship you will learn some Russian songs and dances, will make your own candle in our Workshop and will try to answer tricky questions of our Russian Quiz. 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. A striking concert and lovely live music will be waiting for you after a delicious dinner.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 6

    / May 20
    Kizhi

    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.

    This day you will have opportunity to visit the Captain`s bridge, to take pictures of the beautiful view of enormous Onega lake from the wheelhouse and to learn details about the ship and navigation. We also invite you to join our step aerobics class, to paint a Russian doll "matryoshka" in our Workshop and to enjoy the hilarious Pirates dinner.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 7

    / May 21
    Mandrogui

    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.

    As we would come close to our final destination, on this day we will provide you with all necessary information about your stay in Saint-Petersburg and departure on a disembarkation briefing.

    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!

    Meals: breakfast on board, lunch ashore (if weather permits), dinner on board

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 8

    / May 22
    Saint-Petersburg

    Here we are in the last port of call of the cruise. 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

    Overnight: onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    Day 9

    / May 23
    Saint-Petersburg

    Time to say goodbye to MS Crucelake! Check-out from the ship, transfer to hotel Azimut 4* and check-in are planned for the first part of the day.

    You will then have opportunity to see the city from a different angle on the included rivers and canals tour and then to visit Kazan cathedral - one of the largest and most beautiful one in Saint-Petersburg.

    Meals: breakfast on board

    Overnight: hotel Azimut 4*

    Day 10

    / May 24
    Saint-Petersburg

    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 or Tsarskoe Selo.

    Meals: breakfast in hotel

    Overnight: hotel Azimut 4*

    Day 11

    / May 25
    Saint-Petersburg

    Check-out from hotel after breakfast. If needed, the luggage can be stored at 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 in hotel

    Kindly note that this is a preliminary program
    The list and sequence of the proposed activities may slightly differ from one cruise to another.
    Choose cabin
    Your ship is MS Crucelake 4*
    boat deck
    middle deck
    main deck
    lower deck
    Single Boat deck
    ▪︎  1 bed

    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

    € 2,026 per person
    Junior suite with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds + sofa

    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

    € 2,347 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    3rd person: -30%
    4th person: -30%
    Deluxe with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds + sofa

    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

    € 2,147 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    3rd person: -30%
    Deluxe without balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  twin beds or double bed

    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

    € 1,947 per person
    single occupation: +100%
    Single with balcony Boat deck
    ▪︎  1 bed + bunk bed

    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

    Sold out
    All cabins are booked for these dates.
    Services

    our price includes:

    • accommodation on the cruise in chosen cabin category

    • 1 night in Moscow hotel (Radisson Slavyanskaya or similar) and 2 nights in St. Petersburg (Azimut 4* or similar)

    • 4 transfers: 1) airport-hotel, 2) hotel-ship, 3) ship-hotel and 4) hotel-airport

    • excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available for the prebooking and onboard)

    • daily international entertainment on board: live music, concerts, lessons, master classes, movies, excursion to the wheelhouse, captain’s welcome and farewell cocktails and theme dinners (the order of activities given in the program is subject to change, but the content will remain the same)

    • luggage handling onboard the ship

    • use of cabin safe (deluxe or Junior Suite cabins)

    • visa support letter

    included meals:

    • full board, three meals per day onboard (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day) onboard MS Crucelake 4*

    • breakfast is buffet style, lunch and dinner are with fixed menu with possibility to choose courses

    • breakfast only while staying in the hotels

    • breakfast room service is available upon request (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 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”, vodka-show

    • BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, if weather permits)

    • hot/cold drinks (depending on weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursion

    our price does not include:

    • travel insurances

    • port tax (35 eur per person per cruise)

    • optional excursions (available on board)

    • gratuities (recommended 7 eur per person per day)

    • personal spendings

    • cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 eur supplement per person when booking