Russian Cruises  Moscow St. Petersburg or Reverse

Moscow  Uglich  Yaroslavl  Goritsy  Kizhi – Mandrogi  Saint-Petersburg or in the opposite direction 

11 days/10 nights or 10days/9nights

MS Anton Chekhov 

Sail around the mighty waterways of exotic Russia from elegant St Petersburg, city of palaces, lagoons and ballet to powerful Moscow with its symbol of the Kremlin Fortress. Cruise along the typical Russian countryside with wooden villages,  medieval monasteries and towns. Also check out other Russian river cruises.

St Petersburg Moscow Russian waterways cruise

CRUISE PROGRAM / ITINERARY

 Moscow: Spend three unforgettable days in the capital of Russia and admire numerous treasures of its history and present days and enjoy its beauty!
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 assassination in the basement 

 

PRICES for 2016 on request!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Itinerary Moscow – St. Petersburg 10 Days / 9 Nights

LOCATION

Program

ARR

DEP

Moscow

Embarkation

 

 

Moscow

City tour

 

 

Moscow

Kremlin&Cathedrals

 

 

Uglitch          

Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church

 

 

Goritsy

Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

 

 

Kishi

Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture

 

 

Mandrogi

Free time

 

 

St.Petersburg

City tour

 

 

St.Petersburg

Hermitage,

 

 

St.Petersburg

disembarkation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary St. Petersburg - Moscow

11 Days / 10 Nights

LOCATION

Program

ARR

DEP

St.Petersburg

Embarkation

 

 

St.Petersburg

City tour

 

 

St.Petersburg

Hermitage, set sail

 

 

Mandrogi

Free time

 

 

Kishi

Open-Air Museum of Architecture

 

 

Goritsy

Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery

 

 

Jaroslavl

City tour, Spaso -Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet

   

Uglich

Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church

 

 

Moscow

City tour

 

 

Moscow

Kremlin&Cathedrals

 

 

Moscow

Disembarkation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please, note the itinerary might be subject to change due to weather conditions

                  

2015 DATES

ROUTE

nights/days

12/05 - 21/05

Moscow – St.Petersburg

09/10

21/05 - 31/05   E

St.Petersburg Moscow

10/11

31/05 - 09/06

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

09/06 - 19/06   E

St.Petersburg Moscow

10/11

19/06 - 28/06

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

28/06 - 08/07   E

St.Petersburg Moscow

10/11

08/07 - 17/07 sold out

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

17/07 - 27/07   E

St.Petersburg Moscow

10/11

27/07 - 05/08   E

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

05/08 - 15/08

St.Petersburg Moscow

10/11

15/08 - 24/08 sold out

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

24/08 - 03/09   E

St.Petersburg – Moscow

10/11

03/09 - 12/09

Moscow St.Petersburg

09/10

12/09 - 22/09 sold out

St.Petersburg – Moscow

10/11

22/09 - 01/10   E Moscow St.Petersburg 09/10

 

Program for 2016 is on request

 

2015: Prices per person  in Euros ($ rate varies depending the exchange)  

Decks Moscow-St.Petersburg
9 nights
St. Petersburg - Moscow
10nights
BOAT DECK 1069 1187
BOAT DECK SUITE 1688 1875
UPPER DECK 1013 1125
MAIN DECK 900 1000
MAIN DECK SUITE 1519 1688

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

         Visit to the Armory palace, during the Kremlin tour – Euro 44 pp

         Port& fuel charge Euro 40 per person per cruise

 

The price includes:

  Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window

  Three full meals daily, starting from the dinner on the day of arrival and finishes after Breakfast on the day of departure

  Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception

  Gala farewell Dinner aboard

  Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call.

  Transfers on the day of embarkation/disembarkation for the groups  of 20  people minimum. For less people rate  is euro 100-120 per car for 2 people depedning on the airport. In St Petersburg it is euro 82 per car for 2 people

  Sightseeing by professional guides

  Russian language and song lectures

  Nightly entertainment and dancing.

  Daily aerobics

  Tour of the ship’s bridge.

  Luggage handling to/from the ship

  Cruise director and staff.

 

The price does not include:

  Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs.

  Insurance

  Visas

  Luggage handling in the airports

  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.

 MS Chekhov - cruise ship description

The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under
a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate
control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and
sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor’s services are also available.
The ship is not equipped with wheelchair
access and elevator. The ship do not have extensive soundproofing so you may hear noise from air-conditioning and
other machinery onboard at any time.

The total passenger capacity is 220 persons

Total amount of cabins   119:

20 Single cabins

81 Double cabins

16 Double cabins for triple use

2 suite cabins 

Technical characteristics  

Length

115,6 м

Breadth

16,7 м

Draught

2,8 м

Passenger capacity

220

Main engines

3*662 kW.

Speed

25,5 km/h

Type

Q-056

Built

1978

Renovation

2003

  

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