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Imperial Waterways of Russia

Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days
Date Range: Jun 2015 - Aug 2015Ship: River Victoria

Moscow to St. Petersburg | 13 Days

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Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Moscow MotorcoachEmbark/DisembarkDinner
Arrive at Moscow Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2:
Moscow MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Moscow city tour, tour of the metro, and Arbat Street

Your panoramic city tour includes the most remarkable city sights, such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive Tverskaya Street. Following lunch downtown, take a tour of Moscow’s famous metro system, which boasts palatial décor, before visiting Arbat Street, longtime hangout for intellectuals and dissidents. Enjoy some free time on your own; shuttle–bus service will be provided between the ship and city center. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: Throughout your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 3:
Moscow UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Kremlin and Armory Museum visit

Visit the Kremlin, a self-contained 15th-century city with palaces, armories, 15th- and 17th-century cathedrals, and a medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s Armory Museum—home to many treasures, ranging from the czars’ coronation robes to the famous Fabergé eggs. Shuttle-bus service will be provided between the ship and the city center.

Day 4:
Moscow MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

Enjoy an entire day at your leisure, perhaps returning to the sights that caught your eye on your panoramic tour. Shuttle-bus service will be provided between the ship and the city center.

Day 5:
Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Uglich walking tour with Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood

Cruise the Moscow Canal before arriving in Uglich. Visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built to honor the slain son of Ivan the Terrible, and spend some free time browsing the local markets.

Day 6:
Yaroslavl, cruising Lake Rybinsk UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Yaroslavl city tour

Yaroslavl, the “Heart of the Golden Ring,” is considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet and delight in a tasting of the local produce at the farmers’ market.

Day 7:
Goritsy (Kirillov), cruising Lake Onega MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Intimate look at daily life in a Russian province

Gain a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world. Watch school children perform dances or sketches for you at the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, or stop by the Wood Restoration Center to see demonstrations of traditional woodworking methods. Then stroll the grounds of 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery.

Day 8:
Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture

Sail to Kizhi Island, whose famous open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the awe-inspiring Transfiguration Church, which was constructed entirely of wood without the use of a single nail.

Day 9:
Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, cruising Lake Ladoga Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Mandrogi “Village Day” walking tour with shashlik picnic lunch ashore

Visit the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to craftspeople who bring Russia’s past vibrantly to life, and cap off the afternoon with a traditional shashlik picnic.

Day 10:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise and Hermitage Theatre ballet performance

Enjoy both a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of enchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of the majestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace and Palace Square, the Church of the Resurrection, and St. Issac’s, followed by a cruise along the city’s luminous canals. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Hermitage Theatre.

Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sight- seeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 11:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin

Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian rococo architecture, unrivaled in luxury and scale.

Day 12:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Hermitage Museum

The world-famous Hermitage Museum features nearly three million works of art by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy these masterpieces. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s, Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 13:
Depart St. Petersburg Embark/DisembarkMotorcoachContinental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast

Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to the Baltic capitals.


Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

St. Petersburg to Moscow | 13 Days

Print Day-To-Day
Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
St. Petersburg (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/DisembarkDinner
Arrive at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport where you'll be transferred to the ship. 
Day 2:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise and Hermitage Theatre ballet performance 

Enjoy both a panoramic city tour and a walking tour of enchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of the majestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, the Winter Palace and Palace Square, the Church of the Resurrection, and St. Issac’s, followed by a cruise along the city’s luminous canals. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Hermitage Theatre.  In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sight- seeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 3:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Hermitage Museum 

The world-famous Hermitage Museum features nearly three million works of art by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Today you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy these masterpieces. 
Day 4:
St. Petersburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin 

Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian rococo architecture, unrivaled in luxury and scale.
Day 5:
Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, Cruising Svir River Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Mandrogi “Village Day” walking tour with shashlik picnic lunch ashore 

Visit the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to craftspeople who bring Russia’s past vibrantly to life, and cap off the afternoon with a traditional shashlik picnic.
Day 6:
Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture 

Sail to Kizhi Island, whose famous open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the awe-inspiring Transfiguration Church, which was constructed entirely of wood without the use of a single nail.
Day 7:
Goritsy (Kirillov) MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Intimate look at daily life in a Russian province 

Gain a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world. Watch school children perform dances or sketches for you at the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, or stop by the Wood Restoration Center to see demonstrations of traditional woodworking methods. Then stroll the grounds of 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery.
Day 8:
Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Yaroslavl city tour 

Yaroslavl, the “Heart of the Golden Ring,” is considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet and delight in a tasting of the local produce at the farmers’ market.
Day 9:
Uglich Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Uglich walking tour with Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood 

While in Uglich. Visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built to honor the slain son of Ivan the Terrible, and spend some free time browsing the local markets.
Day 10:
Moscow MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
Featured Excursion: Moscow city tour

Your panoramic city tour includes the most remarkable city sights, such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive Tverskaya Street.
Day 11:
Moscow Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner
Enjoy an entire day at your leisure, perhaps returning to the sights that caught your eye on your panoramic tour. Shuttle-bus service will be provided between the ship and the city center.
Day 12:
Moscow UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Kremlin and Armory Museum visit and tour of the metro with Arbat Street

Visit the Kremlin, a self-contained 15th-century city with palaces, armories, 15th- and 17th-century cathedrals, and a medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s Armory Museum—home to many treasures, ranging from the czars’ coronation robes to the famous Fabergé eggs. Following lunch downtown, take a tour of Moscow’s famous metro system, which boasts palatial décor, before visiting Arbat Street, longtime hangout for intellectuals and dissidents. Enjoy some free time on your own; shuttle–bus service will be provided between the ship and city center. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note:
 Throughout your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 13:
Depart Moscow Embark/DisembarkMotorcoachContinental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast
Disembark the ship and transfer to the Moscow airport for your flight home. 


Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
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