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Luxury

Russian Waterways with Helsinki

16 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUWRH16
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in eight destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 40 meals plus beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Five nights luxury land accommodation

  • 10 nights on a stylish river ship
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • On a special before-hours visit to the State Hermitage Museum, take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony
  • Enjoy a special private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUWRH16 2020
Helsinki to Moscow

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kämp

Set out on a guided tour of Helsinki’s best sites. Explore Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’, visit the Helsinki Central Library Oodi and wander through the 100-year-old Hakaniemi Market Hall. This evening, head to an island for dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Spend a day in stunning Nuuksio National Park. Visit the Haltia nature centre then head to a reindeer farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to feed the friendly reindeer.


After this morning’s Signature Experience, enjoy afternoon tea in a Lappish style kota hut.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Valentina

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Here, 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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.


Take a Hydrofoil ride on the Neva River to the State Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world and home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. After a special experience here, tour the museum. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Join a discovery of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Fabergé Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of pieces by Peter Carl Fabergé.


After breakfast today, head out to enjoy your chosen activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View across rooftops of a city, Russia

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. Here, visit the Vodka Museum that houses more than 3,000 different varieties, then spend time at leisure to look around the village.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s iconic wooden architecture. Once declared a parish centre for the Russian Orthodox Church in the 16th century, it survived a rebellion until the 1950s, when most of the island’s residents left, leaving behind impressive wooden relics. Explore the open-air museum and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons. Alternatively, take a walking tour of Goritsy, including a visit to a local school.


Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a peaceful farming town. Here, set out on your preferred activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ornate onion domed spies of the orthodox church in Goritsy, Russia

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

On a guided discovery, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydropower Engineering Museum.


Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich, where you can pick the sightseeing that best suits you.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Close up of colourful turrets on top of a building, Moscow

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set out on a morning discovery that allows you to marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. Later, perhaps tour a Cold War bunker or enjoy free time to explore Moscow. An evening of fun awaits at tonight's farewell dinner, where traditional Russian folklore performers will dazzle you.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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