Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise FAM Rachmaninoff (FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS) - 11 Days

Overview

Our Moscow – St. Petersburg river cruise is a trip to Russia that you have dreamt of all your life. It is our most popular destination with first time and experienced travelers alike. In addition to the several days of exploration and sightseeing the magnificent imperial Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, your itinerary will include picturesque and ancient Volga River cities of the “Golden Ring” and mysterious Kizhi Island.

Itinerary

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Arrival in Moscow, embarkation, welcome dinner and overnight.

Sightseeing motor coach tour of this ancient Russian capital, including St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river; The Bolshoy Stone Bridge; Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts; the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; stop at New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; Viktory Park and Poklonnaya Hill with World War II Memorial; Kutuzov Avenue; White House.

Morning tour of the Kremlin: The former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15-th and 20-th centuries. Cathedral Square – the center of the Kremlin with the 15-th century Assumption Cathedral, the main church of Russia, the 15-th century Annunciation Cathedral, the private church of Russian czars and the 16-th century Cathedral of the Archangel, the burial place of the czars. On the ground of the Kremlin there are famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century..

Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th-century town – one of Russia’s most ancient. Visit the Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Resurrection and the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood. Explore the Flea Market.

After breakfast today, tour Yaroslavl, founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The city tour includes the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Visit Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery which has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery, which has six centuries of glorious history, home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world.

Arrive at the island of Kizhi — an architectural gem within Lake Onega. The island is famous for its wonderful collection of 18th-century wooden buildings, restored to their original state.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.d.

Breakfast. Arrival to the river village. This is a recreational stop, specially designed for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. Lunch. Enjoy your farewell dinner on the last day of cruising.

This morning after arrival in St. Petersburg, enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation. r.
Goritsy

You will visit one of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Russia – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it ishome to athe most exquisite icon collection in the world.

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Kizhi

Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising trough Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Arrival and an island highlights tour of Kizhi island including visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a UNESCO. The most impressive thing about these structures is that they were erected without any nails or other metal ties. Return to the ship, departure, dinner on board entertainment.

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Moscow

The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see city’s world renown attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Kremlin, St. Basils Cathedral and the Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye, all dating from between the 14th and 17th centuries. The options for sightseeing, the local guides will offer you in Moscow, include Red Square; the Tretyakov Gallery; the National Museum of Russian Fine Art; the Moscow Metro; and a tour of the Armoury with its spectacular and priceless collection of royal jewels, crowns, thrones, and armour of the czars. For groups, an additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance.

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River Village (Svir Stroy)

This is a recreational stop, specially designed to for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. Enjoy a visit to local villagers.

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St. Petersburg

Extraordinary city of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Your guided tour highlights will include the Nevsky Prospekt, the Admiralty Building, the Royal Square, Peter and Paul Fortress the treasure chest of the world world-famous art – the Hermitage Museum. You are also free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine’s Palace and visit to the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, czars’ Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf. Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Czars.

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Uglich

Uglich is one of the oldest Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Czars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. During the guided walking tour you’ll visit the magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Czarevich Dmitri on the Blood – build to commemorate the most famous event in the town’s history – a mysterious death of the 7-year old Czarevich Dmitri, the last scion of Dimitriy Rurik dynasty. Return to the ship, departure, dinner on board entertainment.

Includes:

  • Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom
    facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship’s
    restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin
    category; meal service begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends
    with breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Gala farewell dinner aboard
  • Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, transfers upon arrival/departure
  • Luggage handling to/from the ship
  • Lectures, provided by our guides Russian language and songs lectures
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing
  • Daily aerobics
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge
  • Our cruise director and professional staff

Following Taxes are added to the price upon selecting your cruise date

  • Port Taxes of $145 Per Person
  • Fuel Surcharge of $90 Per Person

Excludes: 

  • Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/souvenirs
  • Luggage handling in the airport
  • Insurance
  • Visas*
  • Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
  • Private transfers at $170 RT per person.
  • Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • A visa and valid US Passport with 7 months validity from the date of entry is required to travel to Russia.
  • We will send you a Visa Support Document that you must fill out, scan and email back to your sales agent.  After we receive it we will send it off to Russia.  Once we receive the official Invitation from Russia it will be sent to you and then you must apply for your Visa.
  • Visa procurement is the client’s responsibility.
  •   Visa Application

MS “Rakhmaninov” is a sheer elegance. The ship is named after famous composer. Her thorough refurbishment of winter 2013-14 made her one of the best ships of our fleet. A team of skilled designers and engineers turned her interior into a masterpiece, and now it arouses similar emotions that music by composer Sergey Rakhmaninov does. Ship is of project 302, she was built in 1991. Outside promenade walkways, spacious outer decks with cozy sitting areas – all these together with conveniently arranged internal premises make her really a great choice for Russian river cruising. Crew: 90.

  • Important Notes, Requirements, Terms
    • Qualifications:
    • Travelers must provide a current IATAN ID or CLIA Card and copy of valid IATA or CLIA List signed by the agency owner / manager.
    • Supplements:
      A $400 supplement applies for companions sharing a room with an agent.  Single Supplement is +50%.  Second traveler pays companion rates regardless of professional or personal relationships.
    • Rates are per person based on double occupancy, on land only basis.
    • *All rates are subject to Port taxes $140 and Fuel surcharge $90.
    • *A processing and registration charge of $35 per person applies.
    • Non-Refundable full payment is required to book. 
    • A visa and valid US Passport with 7 months validity from the date of entry is required to travel to Russia.
    • Visa procurement is the client’s responsibility.
    •   Visa Application

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Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise FAM Rachmaninoff (FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS)

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