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Imperial Russia - Stalingrad to St Petersburg

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 17 nights
  • Departs 09 Oct 2022
  • Sails from Stalingrad
  • Ship Scenic Tsar
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1808534‍
  • Voyage code ‍IRRP091022.2‍

Your Itinerary

Volgograd (Stalingrad), Russia

Stalingrad Sun 09 Oct 2022

Volgograd (Stalingrad), Russia

Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, is a city in southwest Russia, on the western bank of the Volga River. It was the site of WWII’s Battle of Stalingrad, commemorated by a huge statue, The Motherland Calls, part of the hilltop Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex. The Panorama Museum has a 360-degree painting of the battle, as well as weapons and artifacts. To the south, a large arch marks the Lenin Volga-Don Shipping Canal.

Saratov, Russia

Saratov Tue 11 Oct 2022

Saratov, Russia

Saratov is a city in southwestern Russia. It's home to the hilltop Park Pobedy, or Victory Park, an open-air museum with WWII tanks and planes. The 1885 Radishchev Art Museum includes works from the Russian avant-garde period. At the Einstein Museum of Entertaining Science, tours and performances focus on the laws of physics. The Saratov Regional Museum of Local History features early books and religious artifacts.

Samara, Russia

Samara Thu 13 Oct 2022

Samara, Russia

Samara is a city in southwestern Russia, framed by the Volga and Samara rivers. The central Samara Regional Art Museum, housed in an ornate mansion, exhibits Russian paintings from the 16th century onward. Nearby, Stalin’s Bunker, designed in WWII to protect the political leader, is now a subterranean museum. Farther along the river, Samara Zoological Park is home to monkeys, jaguars and Nile crocodiles.

Ulyanovsk, Russia

Ulyanovsk Fri 14 Oct 2022

Ulyanovsk, Russia

Ulyanovsk is a western Russian city beside the Volga River, known as the birthplace of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. The central Lenin Memorial complex features museums in his former homes and a research center. Nearby, Ulyanovsk Regional Art Museum exhibits Russian paintings and sculpture in an ornate red-and-white building. To the west, the Museum of Civil Aviation displays old helicopters and airplanes.

Kazan, Russia

Kazan Sat 15 Oct 2022

Kazan, Russia

Kazan is a city in southwest Russia, on the banks of the Volga and Kazanka rivers. The capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, a semi-autonomous region, it's known for the centuries-old Kazan Kremlin, a fortified citadel containing museums and sacred sites. Kremlin landmarks include the tiered Tower of Soyembika, the blue-and-gold domed Annunciation Cathedral and the vast, colorful Kul Sharif Mosque.

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Nizhny Novgorod Sun 16 Oct 2022

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Pylos, Greece

Pylos Tue 18 Oct 2022

Pylos, Greece

Pylos, historically also known as Navarino, is a town and a former municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform, it has been part of the municipality Pylos-Nestoras, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It was the capital of the former Pylia Province.

Kostroma, Russia

Kostroma Tue 18 Oct 2022

Kostroma, Russia

Kostroma is a riverside city in western Russia. In the center, the 19th-century Fire Tower overlooks huge Susaninskaya Square and houses a firefighting museum. Clothing and crafts are on display at the Museum of Linen & Birch Bark. The gold-domed Ipatiev Monastery dates from the medieval era and exhibits sacred icons and relics. There are wooden churches and homes at the Kostroma Sloboda open-air museum.


Yaroslav Wed 19 Oct 2022


Yaroslavl is a Russian city, northeast of Moscow. It's part of the Golden Ring group of ancient towns. On the grounds of the 12th-century Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Savior Transfiguration) Monastery, the golden-domed Transfiguration Church has 16th-century frescoes. Collections at the Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve include 16th- to 18th-century icons. Multicolored glazed tiles cover the Church of the Epiphany’s exterior.

Uglich, Russia

Uglich Thu 20 Oct 2022

Uglich, Russia

Uglich is a town in west Russia. The grounds of its Kremlin citadel surround the green-domed Transfiguration Cathedral, which has an ornate wall of icons. Close by, the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood has vivid frescoes memorializing the death of 16th-century leader Ivan the Terrible’s son. Uglich State Museum exhibits antique weapons and religious artifacts. The Hydropower Museum lies west along the Volga River


Moscow Fri 21 Oct 2022


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.

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg Sun 23 Oct 2022

St Petersburg

St Petersburg is breathtakingly beautiful. In this city that is often called the Venice of the North, rivers and canals intermingle with spectacular architecture, magnificent museums and ornate palaces

What's included *

  • Scenic Freechoice – a choice of sightseeing activities throughout your journey
  • Scenic Enrich experiences – unforgettable and exclusive events
  • Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location (on selected sailings)
  • Fly from a selection of UK airports
  • All-inclusive luxury river cruising on board a 5 star Scenic Space-Ship
  • Butler service for all guests (excludes Russia)
  • Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday (excludes Russia)
  • The freedom of e-bikes (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Expert local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Up to six dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring (excludes Asia, Russia and Portugal)
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary wi-fi (excludes Asia)
  • Overseas transfers
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
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Balcony Suite

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Located on the Volga deck these beautifully proportioned 215ft2 Balcony Suites offer the kind of luxury and comfort expected in a first-class hotel. Unwind and make the most of the wonderful views by relaxing on the private full-length balcony.

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Standard Suite

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Staterooms are located on the Moska Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings

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Deluxe Balcony Suite

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Located on the Neva deck, these beautifully proportioned 236ft2 Balcony Suites offer the kind of luxury and comfort expected in a first-class hotel. Unwind and make the most of the wonderful views by relaxing on the private full-length balcony.

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Royal Suite

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These Suites on the Neva Deck provide the ultimate accommodation for luxury river cruising. A spacious 300ft², enjoy more space and thoughtful touches to bring you an unforgettable river cruise experience.

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Royal Panorama Suite

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At 334ft², these are the largest Suites on the ship. At the front of the Volga Deck, they offer spacious accommodation, with elegant décor to create a relaxing and comfortable home for your cruise.

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The Ship - Scenic Tsar

  • Occupancy112
  • Tonnage30,190 tons
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Scenic Tsar, launched in 2013, was the first ‘new-build’ ship to be launched onto Russia’s waterways for over 25 years. It is also the first boutique ‘small’ ship to join our ever-growing fleet of luxury vessels. There are just over one hundred guests on board, so you get a real sense of space, accompanied by an intimate atmosphere. There are just over one hundred guests onboard, so you get a real sense of space, accompanied by an intimate atmosphere. Virtually all staterooms and suites boast their own private full-length balconies and each cabin has modern and stylish en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, in-room safe, mini-bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. Luxury focused innovation and design mean Scenic is a class leader delivering the ultimate in Russia River Cruising on our luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar. With the finest suites on the rivers, expansive outdoor and indoor viewing areas, special on board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, all included in the price you pay. Intimate and friendly, Scenic Tsar is an incomparable blend of luxury, comfort and cultural immersion. With a choice of dining options, down to your airport transfers, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive luxury on Russia’s waterways. On board you’ll have luxuriously appointed suites, most with private full-size balconies, to retire to at the end of the day, full access to Wi-Fi internet, special on board entertainment, and access to a wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon. From the moment you step on board your Cruise Director and every member of our hospitable team are committed to impeccable service and making your time on Scenic Tsar truly unforgettable.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic River Cruises

Does Scenic have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Scenic Cruises does have a flexible cancellation policy. Scenic is allowing you to either defer your travel plans or transfer to an alternative Scenic sailing up to 60 days prior to departure, up until 31 December 2021.

Scenic cancellation fees will be waived and you will receive a refund of monies paid in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use on a future Scenic cruise.

This policy is applicable across all Scenic’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises (excludes Russia sailings).

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.

Last updated: 22.01.21

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