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Russian Waterways - St. Petersburg to Moscow

From £5,095pp

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Free drinks with lunch & dinner*

Sightseeing excursions included*

FREE Wi-Fi & Included Gratuities*

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included on board*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 12 Sep 2021
  • Sails from St Petersburg, Russia
  • Ship MS Valentina
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1613521‍
  • Voyage code ‍EUWR13‍

Your Itinerary

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Sun 12 Sep 2021

St Petersburg

Upon arrival, be met by your APT representive and transfer to the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 for your overnight stay. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner, where you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers (D).

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Mon 13 Sep 2021

St Petersburg

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,  embark MS Valentina for your 10 night river cruise. (B, L, D).

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Tue 14 Sep 2021

St Petersburg

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 (B, L, D).

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.

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.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Wed 15 Sep 2021

St Petersburg

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. (B, L, D).

MS Valentina

Lake Ladoga, Russia Thu 16 Sep 2021

MS Valentina

Mandrogi, Russia Thu 16 Sep 2021


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 (B, L, D)

MS Valentina

Cruising Lake Onega, Russia Fri 17 Sep 2021

MS Valentina
Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island, Russia Fri 17 Sep 2021

Kizhi Island

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 (B, L, D).

MS Valentina

Cruising White Lake Sat 18 Sep 2021

MS Valentina
Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy, Russia Sat 18 Sep 2021

Goritsy, Russia

Later, 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 (B, L, D).


Yaroslavl, Russia Sun 19 Sep 2021


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 (B, L, D).

Uglich, Russia

Uglich, Russia Mon 20 Sep 2021

Uglich, Russia

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 (B, L, D).


Moscow, Russia Tue 21 Sep 2021


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 (B, L, D).


Moscow, Russia Wed 22 Sep 2021


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 (B, L, D).

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.



Moscow, Russia Thu 23 Sep 2021


Disembark the ship and transfer to Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi for your overnight stay. Today 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 (B, L, D).


Moscow, Russia Fri 24 Sep 2021


This morning, after breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (B).

What's included *

  • Luxury river cruising including on board meals
  • FREE house wine, local beer and soft drinks served with dinner on board
  • Unlimited 24 hour access to tea and coffee station
  • INCLUDED gratuities
  • All sightseeing, shore excursions and on board entertainment
  • ★ Unique Insider Experiences ★ offering sightseeing activities, memorable interactions with local people and exclusive culinary experiences
  • Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • FREE Wi-Fi on board
  • Overseas transfers and port charges
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible booking terms - choice to transfer the cruise to another APT cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 15th March 2021 and receive a M&S Gift Card worth up to £50

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The Ship - MS Valentina

  • Occupancy196
  • Length410 ft (124.97 m)
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Cruising effortlessly through beautiful countryside  between the iconic cities of St Petersburg and Moscow, the MS Valentina offers stylish interiors as well as comfortable staterooms and suites. Unpack once and relax aboard your floating hotel, then  

let the best of Russia arrive at your doorstep. Onboard facilities include an elegant restaurant to indulge in delicious meals, a lounge and fully-stocked bar to keep you relaxed and hydrated, a sun deck to take in the ever-changing vistas, a fitness centre for those that would like  to stay active, and a spa for that soothing massage.   With Wi-Fi internet available throughout the ship, it is easy for you to stay connected with loved ones back home. 

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Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, APT Cruise does have a flexible cancellation policy. They are currently offering increased protection and flexibility allowing you to change the date of your 2021 or 2022 river cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee (airline fees may apply). To take advantage of this cover, you must book before 8pm 28th February 2021.

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