• Vodohod Moscow

  • Days: 12
Vodohod-tour

Moscow • Uglich • Yaroslavl • Goritsy • Kizhi Mandrogi • St. Petersburg

Experience river cruising on board of one of the comfortable four-deck vessels: Nikolay Chernishevsky – N.C Russ – R Zosima Shashkov – Z.S

12 Days

Day 1: Moscow
Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer from the airport to your ship for embarkation. [D]

Day 2: Moscow
Start your day with a city tour by bus. Pass by Leningradsky Avenue, Tverskaya Street, Theatralny passage, Lubyanka, KGB building and Manezh Square. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, tour the Kremlin, Palace of Congresses, Senate Square, Arsenal, Senate buildings, the residence of the President of the Russian Federation, Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon. Visit the Cathedral Square ensemble and the Cathedral. [B, L, D]

Day 3: Moscow
This day is at leisure to discover Moscow on your own, or take one of the optional tours. [B, L, D]

Day 4: Uglich
Arrive in Uglich, a historic town dating back to the 10th century. Walk through the city’s Golden Ring which includes the 17th century Chapel of Dimitry, where Ivan the Terrible killed his 10-year old son. The day ends with a visit to the Transfiguration Cathedral. [B, L, D]

Day 5: Yaroslavl
This morning, visit a World Heritage site along the Volga River’s oldest city, Yaroslavl. Enjoy free time at the local market. Tour the Church of St.Nicholas the Wonderworker and pass by the Church of St.Elijah the Prophet. Enjoy an interactive tour of the former Governor’s House, now an art gallery. [B, L, D]

Day 6: Goritsy
Arrive in the peaceful village of Goritsy and explore the fortress-like Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery, which houses magnificent frescoes created by one of the Russia’s most renowned artists. [B, L, D]

Day 7: Kizhi
Explore the picturesque island of Kizhy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The open-air Museum of Architecture includes the famous Church of the Transfiguration, a unique onion-domed masterpiece that was shaped with axes and assembled without nails. Visit Intercession Cathedral and a traditional wooden house, known as an izba. [B, L, D]

Day 8: Mandrogi
Enjoy beautiful scenery as the ship navigates through Svir River towards the picturesque Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest freshwater lake. Visit the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi. There will be free time to enjoy a kebab tent. [B, L, D]

Day 9: St. Petersburg
Arrive in St. Petersburg, the city of islands, canals, bridges and majestic palaces. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the famous Hermitage Museum, the former home of tsars that contains a collection of more than three million works of art and artifacts from all over the world. [B, L, D]

Day 10: St. Petersburg
Enjoy this day to discover St. Petersburg on your own or take one of the optional tours. [B, L, D]

Day11: St. Petersburg
After breakfast, visit the Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, also known as “The Versailles of Russia”. Stroll through the Lower Park featuring 176 different fountains, majestic palaces and numerous statues of ancient Gods and heroes. [B, L, D]

Day 12: St. Petersburg
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. [B]

Included:
● Arrival and departure transfers ● 11 or 10 night accommodation on board of chosen ship ● Full board catering (three meals per day) including dinner on the arrival day and breakfast on the departure day ● English speaking guides ● On board entertainment including ·  Russian language course and Russian song lessons· ● Excursion program (in Moscow and St. Petersburg on air-conditioned buses) ● Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu); ● Luggage handling in river ports and on board.

River Cruise − Vodohod Moscow