(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)
Enjoy an included full-day tour of the city, including the Summer Garden, Palace Embankment and the Winter Palace. Your tour will include a visit to the world famous 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. After lunch, visit the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, as well as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure built in St. Petersburg (B,L,D)
Today is yours to enjoy as you please; you may choose to continue exploring the historic city of St. Petersburg or simply relax on board. Tonight, your Captain is delighted to host a welcome cocktail with sparkling wine (B,L,D)
Located on the River Svir, the picturesque village of Mandrogi is a village of tradition and folklore renowned for homemade vodka, horse-drawn carriages and unique craftwork. Enjoy an included Shashlik lunch, admire the “izbas” – wooden houses with finely carved roofs and window frames, or visit the Vodka Museum, which contains thousands of different brands and types of one of Russia’s most famous exports (B,L,D)
Cruise Europe’s second-largest lake, Lake Onega, and arrive at the small island of Kizhi. Enjoy an included walking tour× of the Open-Air Museum of Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th-century Russian wooden buildings, including the UNESCO-listed Church of Transfiguration, which was built without a single nail (B,L,D)
Set in the rolling countryside, picturesque Goritsy is a typical Russian village. Enjoy an included tour 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 (B,L,D)
Founded in the 11th century by Yaroslav the Wise, the ancient city of Yaroslavl retains many monuments of its noteworthy and colourful past. Your included tour× will 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 (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. Throughout its 1000 year history, the town has been used by various Monarchs including Ivan the Terrible as a base for attacks on the Tatars and Poles. During your included 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. This evening your Captain will host a farewell dinner (B,L,D)
On the banks of the Moskva River, the capital of Russia is an exciting city of contrasts. The city’s architecture reflects its 860-year-old history, offering many reminders of both its imperial and Soviet past. Enjoy an included city tour including the sights of KGB, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, a visit to the famous GUM department store, and some free time at the Red square, the founding site of the city. The evening is yours to explore independently or opt to enjoy a carefully planned optional tour. (B,L,D)
This morning, enjoy an included tour to the UNESCO-listed Kremlin Grounds. Inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin is the former seat of the Russian Government. Appreciate the majestic Cathedral Square, the Palace of Congresses, Senate square and the residence of the President of the Russian Federation. This afternoon, explore more of Moscow independently or opt to do one of many optional tours (B,L,D)
After breakfast, disembark the ship (B).
(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
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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 2021. 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.
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.
M&SGift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 13th May 2021. Amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.