(regional flights may be available on request)
Be met on arrival at the airport and transfer with a group to your river ship. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. (D)
This morning, enjoy a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg. See Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. Admire the ornate fountains and gardens in Peterhof Park. (B,L,D)
Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings, which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world. (B,L,D)
Today, cruise down the Neva River, enjoying your Insider Experience and some time to unwind. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. Wander through the quirky collection of old wooden houses and see the famous Vodka Museum. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts. Afterwards, re-board your ship and set sail along the peaceful Svir River. (B,L,D)
★Inside Experience★ Take part in a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases of this wonderful language.
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island. (B,L,D)
★Inside Experience★ On Kizhi Island, set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site. Marvel at the island’s impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Today, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway, which connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, and enjoy a tour of one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril. Today the monastery remains an important part of Russia’s spiritual history, and features an intriguing collection of ancient artefacts. (B,L,D)
Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities and dates back to the age of the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery. (B,L,D)
Watch idyllic rural life unfold along the banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a tour that allows you to embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow. (B,L,D)
Cruise into Moscow, Russia’s capital. On arrival, explore some of the city’s landmarks and uncover 860 years of history on a tour with a local guide. See the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Here, visit the Armoury Museum, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, priceless jewellery and impressive armour. (B,L,D)
Today in Moscow, enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic monuments and legendary palaces as you head to Red Square, where you’ll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square and see the city’s intriguing past play out through its striking imperial and Soviet architecture. Enjoy free time to explore Moscow this afternoon. Back on board this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast to new friends with a glass of Russian vodka. (B,L,D)
Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
(regional flights may be available on request)
The 2022 Treasures Of Russia River Cruise Launch
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
MS Rossia navigates the waterways of the Volga river in Russia. Catering to just 224 passengers, a cruise aboard MS Rossia is a delightful way to expereince the gems of this fascinating country. With onboard games, dancing and nightly local entertainment, your Russia cruise will certainly be a memorable one. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend lectures provided by the onboard guides, as well as Russian language and culture tutorials. You’ll become quickly immersed in holiday paradise as you relax on the ship’s Sun Deck, watching the stunning landscapes and quaint villages pass by. Step inside and enjoy the onboard bars and comfortable lounge areas, offering an excellent selection of drinks and snacks, as well as impeccable views of the world outside. In addition, our ship’s attentive staff will be on hand and happy to assist you throughout your journey.
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.
Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs and inclusions vary dependent on ship. Group transfers are at set times on the first and final days of the itinerary, disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. Cruising on the MS Rossia offers an excellent way to discover Russia, however it is of a different standard, with different amenities to the other ships in the APT Travelmarvel fleet. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Travel group. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE
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Champagne & Flutes Gift Set is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booking an Ocean View or above on a 7-night cruise or more by 8pm March 2021.View cruise line T&C's