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5-Star Russian River Cruise - Moscow - Golden Ring - St. Petersburg - 8 Days (CR-43)

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from 2 people
All year
8 days
St. Petersburg
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kizhi, Uglich, Goritsy, Mandrogi
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Cruise in style aboard one of the most luxurious ships on Russian waterways on this eight days tour from Moscow to St Petersburg via the Golden Ring. The MS Rostropovich can be likened to a floating five star hotel. Completely renovated in 2009, this modern ship features cabins that are all outward facing with large picture windows.
All cabins come fully equipped with a bathroom that has a separate shower, individually controlled air-conditioning, a mini fridge, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with local and satellite channels. The majority of cabins have outside balconies, while the most spacious suites have a sitting area with a sofa and chairs. Facilities in the public areas include a fitness suite, hair salon and panorama lounge with bar.

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Day 1 – Saturday
Transfer from the airport to the ship
Our driver will be waiting to greet you at the airport ready to transfer you to the ship. Look for the Go Russia sign.
Day 2 – Sunday
City tour around Moscow
Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals
Welcoming cocktail reception onboard a ship
Our sightseeing begins in the Russian capital with a guided bus tour which encompasses many of the city’s must-see landmarks. These include the Sparrow Hills observation platform, the Poklonnaya Hills monument in honor of the Russian victory in the Great War (World War II), and of course Red Square. We’ll take you to the Kremlin to see its beautiful Orthodox cathedrals. You can also visit the Armoury Museum (optional excursion) where you’ll find the Tsar’s jewels. There’s also the opportunity to join an optional tour to the Pushkin Museum. Later we’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail reception.
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Day 3 – Monday
Walking City Tour. Visit to the Kremlin
Uglich is one of provincial Russia’s best loved towns and we shall have the opportunity to explore it during today’s stop. The view as we approach along the River Volga is one of the prettiest on this journey, as you’ll see the town come into view dominated by the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John's Church towering on the horizon. Our guided tour will take in the Kremlin.
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Day 4 – Tuesday
Visit to the Largest Monastery of the Russian North
The Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the largest Russian Orthodox monastery anywhere in the Russian North, located in tiny Goritsy, our port of call today. After the chance to see the monastery up close, we’ll continue with our river journey this afternoon.
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Day 5 – Wednesday
Visit to the Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture
We reach the Volga-Baltic Canal and transit it to reach amazing Kizhi Island. Situated at the northern end of Lake Onega, it’s home to the Museum of Wooden Architecture. Many interesting buildings have been relocated here to be restored, including the fabulous Church of the Transfiguration with its twenty two domes. You won’t be surprised to learn this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Day 6 – Thursday
Free time in the village
Traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) picnic lunch
Mandrogi is a popular stop on our tours and we hope you’ll enjoy the chance to get out into the great outdoors. The village is surrounded by woodland which provides some attractive walks should you wish to stretch your legs. There’s also a museum dedicated to the production of Russian vodka (optional visit) and the villagers will be keen to welcome us with a show of their traditions and culture. We’ll enjoy a traditional picnic of shaslik (shish kebab) and plenty of free time to explore before reboarding the ship.
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St. Petersburg
Day 7 – Friday
City Tour around St. Petersburg. Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress
Visit to the Hermitage
Today we reach elegant St Petersburg, the final stop on our cruise. Mooring up, we alight to participate in a comprehensive guided sightseeing tour which takes us around this city of 101 islands. Highlights of our guided bus tour include the Peter & Paul Fortress, built in the early eighteenth century to prevent a Swedish attack, and the Church of Christ’s Resurrection (The Saviour of the Blood), which revives the traditions of 17th century Russian church building. We’ll also visit the Hermitage, one of the world’s most famous museums and once the Winter Palace of the tsars. Magnificently located on the bank of the river Neva, this Baroque-style palace is considered the major attraction of St. Petersburg.
Day 8 – Saturday
Transfer from the ship to the airport
Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board as you disembark to transfer you to the airport.
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We are very happy to have served thousands of happy customers who travelled with us.
Your principal guide was excellent. The lectures on Russian history were outstanding and very insightful. Vladimir (Professor) was a first class ambassador for Russia.
Everybody showed patience and understanding and I was made to feel confident that I was in good hands.
The ship was very clean and staff, including tour ”minders”, anxious to please and very helpful throughout. Excursions as specified and v good local guides provided throughout - some really excellent.
The 'Go Russia' team and Diane, were very professional, efficient and friendly. The responses to questions were fast and with full information. There were NO bad experiences
Friendly guide, good itenary
all extra requests were provided and made for a stress free holiday transfers all worked; extra tickets provided website provided extra information attended lecture in London - good very easy to get visa as supported by Go Russia - a good service. Thank you - we had a great holiday The cruise boat staff were excellent, good service and everyone appeared to be focussed on ensuring we had a good holiday

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