Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before the crowds arrive and see the Peacock Clock Ceremony.
Enjoy a tour of Moscow's iconic monuments including Red Square, home to the ornate domes of St Basil's Cathedral.
Dock in Mandrogi during your river cruise, a charming village teeming with traditional houses.
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The City of Tsars. The Venice of the North. Russia’s hub for the arts. However which way you describe St Petersburg, it certainly does not disappoint. We will meet you on arrival and transfer to your hotel. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner, where you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.
Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22Daily :
Embark on a city exploration, where you will see attractions such as St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect and Palace Square. You will also visit Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the imperial estate, Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. Later, the time has come to board your river ship.
Stay: 10 Nights, MS ValentinaDaily :
For something special this evening, appreciate Russia’s arts scene and attend a private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.
At the State Hermitage, go inside before the museum is open to the public and take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.
Take a Hydrofoil ride on the Neva River to the State Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world, home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. After your Signature Experience, tour the museum. Spend the afternoon back on board. Tonight, delight in another Signature Experience.Daily :
After breakfast today, head out to enjoy a discovery of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress.Daily :
After cruising through the night, dock in Mandrogi, located within a dense forest on the banks of the Svir River. Famous for its towering churches, most of Mandrogi was bombed by German forces in World War II. Decades later, St Petersburg arts benefactor, Sergei Gutsait, led the reconstruction of this charming village teeming with traditional houses. Here, visit the Vodka Museum that houses more than 3,000 different varieties, then spend time at leisure to look around the village.Daily :
Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s wooden architecture that is certain to fascinate you. Once declared a parish centre for the Russian Orthodox Church in the 16th century, it survived a rebellion until the 1950s, where most of the island’s residents left, leaving behind impressive wooden relics. You will explore the open-air museum of wooden structures 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, then dock in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Your guided discovery here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons.Daily :
Make a stop in the historic Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its origins back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing exploration illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.Daily :
Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich, where you can pick the sightseeing that best suits you. On a guided discovery, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.Daily :
Dock in Moscow this afternoon as you arrive at your final destination on this journey. Enjoy an insightful guided exploration of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.Daily :
Perhaps 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.
On a guided tour of the Armoury Museum, venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, you will have a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
Take a unique morning discovery that allows you to marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. Later, tour a Cold War bunker, including a haunting private performance from a military choir. This evening, partake in the fun at a farewell dinner, where traditional Russian folklore performers will dazzle you.
Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug KempinksiDaily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
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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