(regional flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark MS Rossia for your 10 night river cruise (D)
This morning, enjoy a tour of St. Petersburg. See Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter and Palace Square. Admire the ornate fountains and gardens in Peterhof Park (B,L,D)
Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings which give the city a distinctive European flavour. 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 and arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village where you can enjoy a guided tour through the quirky collection of old wooden houses. Then see the famous Vodka Museum. Be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts (B,L,D)
★Insider Experience – Be treated to a Russian language lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Marvel at the sight of Kizhi island’s impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail (B,L,D)
★Insider Experience – Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site on Kizhi Island
Cruise across White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway. Arrive in Goritsy, and enjoy a guided tour of one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril (B,L,D)
Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl, which 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)
Disembark in Uglich 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)
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)
After breakfast disembark the ship (B)
(regional flights may be available on request)
The 2023 Treasures Of Russia River Cruise
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* 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.
For a limited time only, APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022/23 holiday up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee. Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.
Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel. Please note this is subject to change.
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. Additional savings will be taken off the advertised fare. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE
***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***
Betty's Gift Bag is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 15th December 2021.