(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival transfer to the port & embark MS Nizhny Novgorod, for your 11 night cruise (D)
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
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)
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
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 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
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
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
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
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)
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
After breakfast, disembark the ship (B)
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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.
Yes, Emerald Waterways does have a flexible cancellation policy. With Emerald, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2022. This policy is applicable across all Emerald’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises.
Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.
Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK.
Booking conditions of Emerald Cruises and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner and a limit of two per person applies. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Please note that MS Nizhny Novgorod is not an Emerald Star-Ship and is a specially chartered ship therefore certain features such as E-bikes are not available on board. MS Nizhny Novgorod was re-furbished in 2019. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed as is subject to T&Cs. The itineraries are a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruises will operate unaltered from the itineraries included.Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Tours are subject to change and availability and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Early bird savings are based on two people sharing a cabin. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.
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John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th November 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.