Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before the crowds arrive and see the Peacock Clock Ceremony
Discover Russia's history with a tour of a World War Two bunker in Moscow and a private military choir performance
Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park and learn how to cook flamed salmon by open fire
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Three Nights: Helsinki, Hotel Kamp
A guided tour takes you to sights including the Temppeliaukio Rock Church. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure before dinner.Daily :
Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park. Cook salmon by open fire followed by lunch at a Lappish style teepee. Enjoy wild herb tea accompanied by a Sami singer.
After breakfast, board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.
Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22Daily :
Travel to Peterhof Palace for a tour. Later, board your river ship.
Stay: 10 Nights: MS Excellence KatharinaDaily :
After breakfast today, head out to enjoy a tour of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, which was constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. After spending time exploring here, spend the afternoon at your leisure to take in the sights of St Petersburg. Tonight, appreciate Russia’s arts scene as you delight in a ballet performance at the famous Hermitage Theatre, one of the most renowned theatres in the world.Daily :
Today journey over the Neva River to the State Hermitage for a special tour before the museum is open, where you will take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great in 1871, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.
After the ceremony, tour the museum. Forming part of the Winter Palace, it is home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. This afternoon, a sightseeing tour will take you to see such attractions as St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and the Peter & Paul Fortress.Daily :
In the tiny village of Svirstroy you’ll visit the home of a local Russian family for traditional pastries and a unique glimpse into their everyday lives.
Afterwards, spend time at leisure to look around and browse handmade trinkets for sale.Daily :
Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Explore the open-air museum of wooden buildings and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.Daily :
Today cruise onto the White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Waterway. Then dock in Goritsy, a small and peaceful farming town. Your guided tour here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons.Daily :
Today stop in another Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing tour illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassy Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.Daily :
Cruise along the Moscow Canal on the way to the Volga River, and dock in the historic Golden Ring city of Uglich. On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood.Daily :
Today, gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, situated at the base of a 100 metre titanium obelisk. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s National Gallery.
Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Czars.Daily :
This afternoon tour World War II bunker, including a haunting private performance from a military choir.
This morning, disembark your ship for the final time. Embark on a tour that includes Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, Poklonnaya Hill and the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer. You’ll also ride the Moscow Metro. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, accompanied by Russian folklore.
Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug KempinksiDaily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
Travel beyond the main cities and experience rural villages and towns on a Russia river cruise
Relax in style at one of Moscow's most historic hotels, complete with stunning views of the cityscape
Located on the Moika River in a quiet historical area of St Petersburg, this elegant hotel provides an elegant stay
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