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Imperial Charms of Russia from Moscow

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Shore excursions included*

Included drinks*

Included Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*

All on board meals*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 21 Jun 2022
  • Sails from Moscow, Russia
  • Ship MS Nizhny Novgorod
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1816242
  • Voyage code ‍ERRC

Your Itinerary


Moscow, Russia Tue 21 Jun 2022


Upon arrival transfer to the port & embark MS Nizhny Novgorod, for your 11 night cruise (D)


Moscow, Russia Wed 22 Jun 2022


After breakfast, your city tour will start with a drive along Leningradskaya Street, Tverskaya Street, Novodevichy convent and have a chance to see Moscow’s main highlights, including the sights of KGB, Cathedral of Christ the Savior then enjoy some free time at the Red square. After lunch in the city, you will head to one of the highlights to your trip, a visit to the Kremlin Grounds. The evening is yours to explore on own or take part in our carefully planned optional tours. (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - Moscow city tour & visit to the Kremlin Grounds


Moscow, Russia Thu 23 Jun 2022


The day is yours to continue exploring the main sights and attractions of Moscow or just enjoy and relax on board of MS N. Novgorod. Tonight, your Captain is delighted to host a welcome cocktail with sparkling wine (B, L, D)

Uglich, Russia

Uglich, Russia Fri 24 Jun 2022

Uglich, Russia

Your day starts with a visit to Uglich, one of most beloved towns in Old Russia, which is part of the Golden Ring around Moscow. During your walking tour you will get to see the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration. Your walk will also include a stop at the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, which was built on the site where Dmitry, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible was murdered (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - Uglich walking tour 


Yaroslavl, Russia Sat 25 Jun 2022


Founded in the 11th century by Yaroslav the Wise, the ancient city of Yaroslavl retains many monuments of its noteworthy and colourful past. Your tour will include a stop at the 17th century Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, as well as an inside visit to the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and an interactive tour to former Governor’s House (Art Gallery) (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - City tour of Yaroslavl 

Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy, Russia Sun 26 Jun 2022

Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy is a typical Russian village set in the most scenic countryside. Take a coach from the ship to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Founded in 1397, by Cyril, one of the most honoured saints in the Russian Orthodox Church, the monastery houses the Assumption Cathedral and many ancient icons, which were loved by Ivan the Terrible.

Included Excursion - Visit to the Monastery of St. Cyril 

Kizhi Island, Russia Mon 27 Jun 2022

Today you will cruise Lake Onega, Europe’s second largest lake, and arrive at the small island of Kizhi. You will be taken on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture where you can see the breath-taking Church of the Transfiguration. Built in 1714, the structure of the Church was built without a single nail (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - Tour of Kizhi Island 


Mandrogi, Russia Tue 28 Jun 2022


Your next stop is the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir. The charming landscape is dotted with colourful “izbas” – wooden houses with finely carved roofs and window frames (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - Shashlik in Mandrogi 

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia Wed 29 Jun 2022

St Petersburg

You will sail on the Neva River into St. Petersburg early this morning. Nicknamed ‘Venice of the North’, the historic centre, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.One cannot miss the splendid of the church of the Savior on spilled blood, emblematic for St. Petersburg.

Your tour will conclude with a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress: The Boat house, Peter I monument, Commandant´s house, Nevsky Gate and St. Peter and Paul´s Cathedral (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - City tour of St. Petersburg

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia Thu 30 Jun 2022

St Petersburg

The day is yours to continue exploring the main sights and attractions of St. Petersburg or just enjoy and relax on board the ship (B, L, D)

Or alternatively your Included Excursion is a Visit to Catherine Palace & Peterhof (lower park)

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia Fri 01 Jul 2022

St Petersburg

Your day will start with a visit to the Hermitage Museum. Rival to the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Formerly the Winter Palace and home of the Tsars, the museum’s collection comprises of nearly three million exhibits including the largest collection of paintings in the world and early collections dating back to Catherine II (B, L, D)

Included Excursion - Hermitage Museum Visit

St Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia - Disembark Sat 02 Jul 2022

St Petersburg

After breakfast, disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Embark on a river cruise on board MS Nizhny Novgorod including:
  • All on board meals
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • All gratuities included
  • Shore excursions included
  • FREE Wi-Fi on board
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Coffee station on board
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from London (regional & premium class flights may be available on request)
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection

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The Ship - MS Nizhny Novgorod

  • Occupancy204
  • Length410 ft (124.97 m)
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Welcome aboard MS Nizhny Novgorod, Emerald Waterways newly acquired river ship dedicated to the waters of Russia. Refurbished during 2019, MS Nizhny Novgorod is a comfortable and traditional ship with a friendly on board atmosphere. With a super selection of amenities, including two restaurants, two relaxed bar areas and a solarium and sauna, she is the perfect base from which to explore the remarkable charms of Russia.

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