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5-Star Luxury River Cruise - Moscow - Golden Ring - St. Petersburg - 8 Days (CR-57)

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8 days
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St. Petersburg
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kizhi, Uglich, Goritsy, Mandrogi, Valaam
from £2,895
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This 8-day tour combines Russia’s present and former capitals with a leisurely journey aboard the luxurious MS Mustai Karim. Along the way, you’ll call in at the Golden Ring towns of Uglich and Goritsy as well as navigate Europe’s two largest lakes with a stop off at delightful Kizhi Island along the way.

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Moscow City Tour by CarA city as great as the Russian capital requires your undivided attention. Our guided city tour by car affords the opportunity for you to sightsee without concerning yourself with getting around, as well as enabling you to cover sufficient ground to get a sense of place. Here in Moscow, more than anywhere else in Russia, you’ll sense the presence of the Russian Renaissance; the city, like the country as a whole, has altered immensely over the past two decades.
5 hours | £95 per person
Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided TourGuided tour to the Red Square arguably one of the most famous squares in the world. It's got its name from the Russian word for "red", which many centuries ago meant "beautiful". Each building here is a legend: you will see brightly-domed St. Basil's cathedral, the world - renowned Lenin Mausoleum, expansive facade of the GUM department store, Kazan Cathedral and Kremlin towers. Today, Red Square is a popular tourist attraction and it is often used for rock and pop concerts including high-profile participants like Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and others.
£65 per person
Tretiakov Gallery Guided TourA guided tour of the Tretiakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the world. The core of the museum's collection was assembled in the middle of the nineteenth century by Pavel Tretiakov, a wealthy Moscow merchant whose passion for collecting included violins, birds, and milk cows as well as Russian art. The museum represents the whole history of Russian art from the ancient period until now. There are more than 130 000 unique examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by talented Russian artists.
4 hours | £80 per person
Moscow by Night City Tour by CarMoscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, the granite embankments of Moscow River, and the unique cultural and historical sites. Discover Moscow by night with a guided city tour by car.
3 hours | £75 per person
Kremlin Grounds & the Armoury Guided TourYou will discover the interior of the Kremlin - the former residence of the Tsars and now the residence of the Russian president. You will also visit the Kremlin’s beautiful orthodox cathedrals. The Cathedral Square still retains the aura of early Tsarist Russia, where the spirits of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov, and the early Romanovs loom large. We will also visit the Armoury to see a unique collection of ancient state regalia: the ceremonial vestments and coronation dress of the Tsars, gold and silverware by Russian craftsmen, and ceremonial weapons and arms (optional).
5 hours | £90 per person
Half Day Guided Tour to Sergiev Posad Monastery - the Heart of Russian Orthodox ReligionThe town located in the suburbs of Moscow grew up in the 15th century around one of the greatest Russian monasteries - the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra (Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra) established by St. Sergius of Radonezh. The town also claims to be the birthplace of the Russian nesting doll, or matryoshka. On our way to Sergiev Posad we will enjoy the charming Russian countryside as the highway runs through huge birch forests, hills, as well as past beautifully decorated country homes.
7 hours | £125 per person

Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the ship
On arrival at the airport your driver will meet you and transfer you to the river port. Board the MS Mustai Karim, settle in and get to know your fellow travellers this evening at the welcome cocktail party. You’ll enjoy sparkling wine and a traditional Russian speciality, red caviar. Afterwards, a lavish dinner will be served in the restaurant on the main deck.

We can extend your stay in Moscow and arrange hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please contact us if you wish to book additional programme.
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Day 2
Walking City Tour. Visit to the Kremlin
A number of attractive historic towns, collectively known as the Golden Ring, encircle Moscow. You’ll reach one of them this lunchtime, the ancient town of Uglich. There, you’ll tour Uglich’s Kremlin and a beautiful church with the dark name of the Church of St. Dmitry on the Spilled Blood. It was built on the spot where the son of Ivan the Terrible died in mysterious circumstances. Exclusively for the guests of Mustai Karim, there’ll be a concert featuring the Kovcheg choir. Spend the rest of the afternoon being hosted in the home of a local family, who we know will supply special treats and engaging conversation to make your visit a memorable one.
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Day 3
Visit to the Largest Monastery of the Russian North
This morning, the ship reaches the peaceful village of Goritsy, from where you’ll make your way to the ancient Feropontov monastery. Founded at the end of the 14th century, it is considered to be one of the purest examples of mediaeval art. The monastery is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is unique in its beauty and authenticity. Don’t miss the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin, whose walls are covered with priceless frescoes by the great Dionisius, the head of the Moscow school of icon painters.
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Day 4
Visit to the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture
The ship crosses Europe’s second largest lake today. Kizhi Island is marooned in the centre of this cast body of water, another of Russia’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alight and explore the unique historical, cultural and natural treasures of this place. Admire the beauty of Transfiguration Cathedral, according to legend, built without the use of a single nail. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a traditional wooden house and experience a Russian banya (sauna). After your tour, enjoy an exclusive concert performance entitled “Music of the Northern Villages”.
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Day 5
Free time in the village
Traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) picnic lunch
As the MS Mustai Karim edges closer to St Petersburg, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day on board this luxurious ship. Another of Russia's countryside gems today as we reach Mandrogi, a picturesque village in a woodland setting. The villagers will turn out to meet us to put on a display of their traditions and culture. For lunch we'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch of Russian shashlik (shish kebab) and then the afternoon is yours to partake in some walks. See for yourself the village's wooden buildings or take a walk in the forest.
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Day 6
Excursion to the Central Manor of Holy Transfiguration Monastery
Cross the remainder of Lake Onega and then traverse Lake Ladoga, the largest lake entirely in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world. Today we reach Valaam, the largest island in Lake Ladoga, where will have a guided walking tour of the Central Manor of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.
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St. Petersburg
Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) Guided TourA guided tour of the Hermitage, former residence of the Russian Tzars and one of best museums of the world. This stunning palace, an architectural masterpiece in itself, contains a collection over 3,000,000 works of art representing the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The collection includes works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, French impressionists, sculptures and treasures icons, coins and Tsar’s jewellery. The Hermitage is an unforgettable place to visit.
4 hours | £60 per person
Half Day Guided Tour to Petrodvorets (Palace, Fountain and Park Ensemble)Half day tour to the suburbs of St Petersburg to visit one of the magnificent summer palaces - Petrodvorets. The Peterhof (Petrodvorets) is a world-famous palace, fountain and park complex, and an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Founded in the very beginning of the eighteenth century by Emperor Peter the Great not far from his new northern capital St. Petersburg, Peterhof was intended to become the most splendid official royal summer residence.
5 hours | £110 per person
Yusupov Palace Guided TourOnce belonging to prince Yusupov noble family it is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. Its expositions reflect refined luxury, splendour of high life, human relationships and the history of rich aristocratic family. During the tour you will see luxurious decorations of the interiors: murals, carvings, marble, mirrors, gilded chandelier, expensive silk clothes and refined furniture. The palace is also known for the murder of Grigory Rasputin who is believed as having influenced the later days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II.
3 hours | £70 per person
Half Day Guided Tour to Tsarskoe Selo (Catherine Palace & Amber Room)Guided visit to one of the major architectural treasures of the Royal St. Petersburg - settlement of Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) located 25km south of the city. This small town has two gigantic palaces, set amidst huge and beautiful parkland: the glorious Catherine Palace, a Baroque masterpiece by the Italian architecture Bartolomeo Rastrelli, and the Alexander Palace, where the last tsar family dwelt. We will visit the Catherine’s Palace with the Amber Room. It features splendid interiors, designed by eminent architects Rastrelli, Cameron, Stasov and Monighetti.
5 hours | £110 per person
Russian Museum Guided TourRussian museum features the largest collection of Russian art no other museum in the world can boast of. Over 400,000 exhibits reflect history of Russian fine art from the ancient icons to the 20th century avant-garde, presenting all the stages, schools and genres. The permanent exhibition of the State Russian Museum presents the works of Russian and Soviet artists and covers the period from the 11th century till nowadays. Along with paintings, the museum boasts unique collections of works of folk art, decorative and applied art, and numismatics.
4 hours | £60 per person
Folk Show at Nikolaevsky PalaceThe folk show "Feel Yourself Russian" is comprised of the bright performances of St. Petersburg professional folk companies. During two hours of this dynamic colourful and picturesque show you will hear tuneful folk songs - romantic, and full of life, watch sparkling dances of different provinces of Russia, and learn that some items - such as saws, wooden spoons, and other traditional household appliances - can also be used as musical instruments! The national colour of the performance is enriched with the bright dresses made in accordance with Russian traditions.
2 hours | £55 per person

Day 7
City Tour around St. Petersburg
Draw Bridges Tour
You’ll get to know the northern capital of Russia during a city tour by bus as well as a special tour of the city’s many rivers and canals. We will finish the day with a passage under the world renowned drawbridges of St Petersburg.
Day 8
Transfer from the ship to the airport
It’s time to disembark the MS Mustai Karim and bid farewell to your crew, fellow travellers and Russia itself as you head to the airport for your flight home. We wish you a safe journey, and hope to see you again onboard the MS Mustai Karim very soon.

We can also extend your stay in St. Petersburg and arrange hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please contact us if you wish to book additional programme.
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Dates and prices
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Year of travel
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
26/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £2,895 / £3,795 £1,445 5* M. Karim book now
16/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £2,895 / £3,795 £1,445 5* M. Karim book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
26/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £2,995 / £3,895 £1,495 5* M. Karim book now
16/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £2,995 / £3,895 £1,495 5* M. Karim book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
26/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £3,795 / £4,695 £1,545 5* M. Karim book now
16/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £3,795 / £4,695 £1,545 5* M. Karim book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
26/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £3,895 / £4,795 £1,595 5* M. Karim book now
16/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £3,895 / £4,795 £1,595 5* M. Karim book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
26/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £4,045 / £4,945 £1,695 5* M. Karim book now
16/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £4,045 / £4,945 £1,695 5* M. Karim book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Discouns for children.
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The service provided from all staff members was excellent. We loved the river cruise St. Petersburg to Moscow.

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