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Russian Waterways - St. Petersburg to Moscow

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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 23 Aug 2022
  • Sails from St Petersburg, Russia
  • Ship MS Valentina
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1774546
  • Voyage code ‍EUWR13F

Your Itinerary

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Tue 23 Aug 2022

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 Wed 24 Aug 2022

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 Thu 25 Aug 2022

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).

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: 
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.

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.

St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia Fri 26 Aug 2022

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 Sat 27 Aug 2022

MS Valentina
Mandrogi

Mandrogi, Russia Sat 27 Aug 2022

Mandrogi

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 Sun 28 Aug 2022

MS Valentina
Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island, Russia Sun 28 Aug 2022

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 Mon 29 Aug 2022

MS Valentina
Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy, Russia Mon 29 Aug 2022

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).

Yaroslav

Yaroslavl, Russia Tue 30 Aug 2022

Yaroslav

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 Wed 31 Aug 2022

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

Moscow, Russia Thu 01 Sep 2022

Moscow

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

Moscow, Russia Fri 02 Sep 2022

Moscow

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).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing
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

Moscow, Russia Sat 03 Sep 2022

Moscow

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

Moscow, Russia Sun 04 Sep 2022

Moscow

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
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 24th January 2022 and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
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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?

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Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel. Please note this is subject to change.


Last updated: 22.06.21

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***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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