Russian River Cruises Moscow to St Petersburg MS Lavrinenkov

Moscow st.Basil cruise to St Petersburg


Moscow to St. Petersburg for 11 days 10 nights or St. Petersburg to Moscow 10 days/9 nights

Discover Russia's famed waterways of rivers, lakes and canals connecting historic St. Petersburg with powerful Moscow. Sail around the Russian heartland of rustic villages, medieval towns, fortified Kremlins and Monasteries. See the remnants of the communist times in expansive Moscow, admire elegant palaces and the many canals of Imperial St Petersburg with optional excursion possibilities to the famous summer palaces of  Catherine and Peter the Great.

Peterhof near St Petersburg

Our highly qualified knowledgably guides will explain to you all that is important and unique about Mother Russia. Enjoy our nightly entertainment on board with delicious continental cuisine and dedicated Russian nights of music, dance and  gastronomy of the regions you are passing. Our devoted multilingual hostesses are at your disposal to make this cruise an unique and memorable experience for years to come.


MS Lavrinenkov Does not operate in 2016

DATES - 2014

ROUTE

nights/days

12/05 - 22/05

Moscow – St.Petersburg

10/11

22/05 - 31/05

St.Petersburg Moscow

09/10

31/05 - 10/06

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

10/06 - 19/06

St.Petersburg Moscow

09/10

19/06 - 29/06

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

29/06 - 08/07

St.Petersburg Moscow

09/10

08/07 - 18/07

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

18/07 - 27/07

St.Petersburg Moscow

09/10

27/07 - 06/08

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

06/08 - 15/08

St.Petersburg Moscow

09/10

15/08 - 25/08

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

25/08 - 03/09

St.Petersburg – Moscow

09/10

03/09 - 13/09

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

13/09 - 22/09

St.Petersburg – Moscow

09/10

22/09 - 02/10

Moscow St.Petersburg

10/11

Мoscow – St.Petersburg 

11 Days / 10 Nights

LOCATION PROGRAM
MOSCOW embarkation
MOSCOW City tour
MOSCOW Kremlin & Cathedrals
UGLITCH Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church
Yaroslav City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskly  Monastery, Church of Elijah
Goritsy Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
Kishi Open air museum
Svirstry Free time
ST. PETERSBURG City tour
ST PETERSBURG Hermitage
ST PETERSBURG Disembarkation

 

St.Petersburg - Moscow

10 Days 9 nights

LOCATION PROGRAM
ST. PETERSBURG embarkation
ST PETERSBURG City tour
ST PETERSBURG Hermitage, set sail
Svirstry Free time
KISHI Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture
GORITSY Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
UGLITCH Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church
MOSCOW City tour
MOSCOW Kremlin & Cathedrals
MOSCOW Disembarkation

 

Cruise ship description for MS Lavrinenkov

2014: Prices per person  in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange) :

Decks Moscow St Petersburg -
10 nights
St Ptersburg - Moscow  9 nights
Main deck 1063 956
Upper Deck twin 1213 1092
Upper Deck Junior suite 1750 1575
Boat deck single 1500 1350
Boat deck junior suite 1813 1632
Boat deck suite 2000 1800

        Single Supplement -  50% on the top of the above rates per passenger

The price 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 for groups upon arrival/departure.

  Luggage handling to/from the ship

  Lectures, provided by our guides

  Russian language and song lectures

  Nightly entertainment and dancing.

  Daily aerobics

  Tour of the ship’s bridge.

Orthodox cruise director and staff.

The price does not include:

  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

  Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.

Sightseeing during Cruise:

Tours included in Moscow:
City tour :
Stop at St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river; The Bolshoy Stone Bridge; stops at 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.

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.

Optional tours in Moscow

The Armoury Chamber The treasury of Russian Czars with unique collections of gold and silver items of the 12-19th centuries, Russian arms and armour of the 12-16th centuries, the state regalia, thrones, carriages and coronation dressers of the 16-19th centuries, as well as ambassadorial gifts of the 16-19th centuries

STATE TRETYAKOV ART GALLERY It is a national museum of Russian founded in 1856 by Peotr Tretyakov. The collection with its 100 thousand exhibits includes 5,000 works of ancient Russian art and world famous paintings by Russian and Soviet artists as well as sculptures and examples of graphic art.

Moscow by night &Metro Photo stops at St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river, the Bolshoy Stone Bridge; driving along the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; photo stop at the New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; short stop at Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill with World War II Memorial; driving along Kutuzov Avenue; White House and the Kremlin; stop at the Red Square. During the Moscow by night excursion you will be taken to Moscow underground stations, make  two or three rides and see four or five stations (the most beautiful ones). Each station was to be different from the others and designed in an original manner. The early lines opened in 1935 were the most successful in this respect. In the early fifties the luxuriously appointed and excessively decorated Circle line was built. The Komsomolskaya Station, serving the three railway station, is the most extreme, with its heavy gilt and ceiling mosaics depicting leaders on the mausoleum in Red Square. 

Uglich Founded in 1148, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St.John’s Church looming on the horizon.  At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin at Uglich. It was here in her garden that the Tsarevich Dmitry met his death and where the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood was built and still stands today. Within the Kremlin is the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry. 

Yaroslavl Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000. It was founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise and today retains many noteworthy monuments of its colorful past.  Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center. Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town’s central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church constitute a veritable museum of old Russian paintings

Goritsy is a tiny settlement seven kilometers from the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery. Visit what remains of the Nunnery of the resurrection on the banks of the Sheksna River in Goritsy, within a quarter of a mile of where the ship stop, will be interesting for any tourist with a real interest in Russian history 

Kizhi Via the Volga/Baltic canal, our cruise takes us to the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past. 

Mandrogi. Green Stop.. In the village there are some structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture. Village dwellers meet the quests and organize something special for them. There is a museum of Russian Vodka where tourists can get acquainted with the history of Russian vodka industry ( payment on  the spot). Remeslennays Sloboda, walking in the picturesque woods. 

Saint-Petersburg created by Peter the Great to rival Venice, its 101 islands, 66 canals, and hundreds of bridges have secured its reputation as the most beautiful city in the country. While your ship is docked in port, you’ll enjoy daily sightseeing tours. You will see the Nevsky prospect’s shops, cafes and theatres, and you will tour the impressive St.Isaac’s, the city’s large cathedral, now a museum of elaborate icons and artworks. We will spend time in the world famous hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, home of the last six czars. A treasure trove of three million exhibits, its 320 halls display DaVincis, Rembrandts, Titians, Micheleangelos, French impressionists and North American artists.

Tours included in St Petersburg: 

CITY TOUR
Brief description of what you will see during city tour *( outside view): Nevsky Prospect,Palace Square and Winter Palace+, Spit of the Vassilievsky Island, University Embankmant, Main Building of the State St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, Senat Square, Monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), St.Isaak's Cathedral and St.Isaak's Square, Field of Mars+ and Summer Gardens+, Cruiser Aurora, Smolny Cathedral

HERMITAGE MUSEUM One of  biggest museums of the world, founded 1764; its collection includes over 2.7 million items, including masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Roden, Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, etc. Gala room of the Winter Palace, a former royal residence.

Optional tours in St Petersburg:

PETRODVORETZ (PETRHOFF) The imperial summer residence on the Gulf of Finland, 29 km from the city. At the beginning of the 18th century palaces were built and parks with fountains laid under the order of Peter the Greate to commemorate the victory of the Russian army over the Sweden near Poltava. The highest fountain of Petrodvorets depicting Samaon (21 m) was built as a symbol of the victory 25 years after the battle. The tour of the BIG PALACE includes gala halls, residential rooms and suites. Here art pieces of the 18th and 19th centuries such as paintings, clocks, chandelles, dinners sets and decorative lacquer panels are displayed.

PUSHKIN (TSARSKOE SELO) Located 29 km south of St.-Petersburg. the construction of the Catherine the Great started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around it. In the middle of the 18th century Tsarskoye selo became the official royal residence. Not far from the Catherine’s palace there is the Lycem where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. The Lyceum is open for visitors.

USUPOV PALACE Built for the Yussupov family, which was considered the richest noble family in Russia, the palace is a fine example of Russian architecture of the 2nd half of the 19th century. Its facade is executed in the classical style. Its interiors, including state rooms, palace theatre, private rooms of the Yussupov family are decorated with the works by Rembrandt and Rubens, French tapestries and porcelain, Venetian mirrors and wood carvings. The palace is also interesting from the historical point of view. It was in the palace basement that Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in 1916. Today there is an exposition recreating atmosphere of the assassination in the basement 

 

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