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Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

18 Day Cruise from £5,545 pp incl. flights  

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Scenic 18 Day Cruise on Scenic Tsar, Scenic from £5,545 pp incl. flights  

Departure 26 September 2019 | Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg


  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow
  • Uglich
  • Yaroslavl
  • Kostroma
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Kazan
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Samara
  • Saratov
  • Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

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Day by day itinerary

Day 1 — St. Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

Day 2 — St. Petersburg

Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace.

Day 3 — St. Petersburg

Freechoice: Explore Catherine’s Block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

Day 4 — St. Petersburg > Moscow

Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

Day 5 — Moscow


Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro. Then, explore the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration.

Day 6 — Moscow


Visit the magnificent Kremlin, including the State Armoury.

Day 7 — Uglich

Freechoice: Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum.

Day 8 — Yaroslavl > Kostroma

Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs.

Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

Day 9 — Kostroma > Plyos

After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old.

Day 10 — Nizhny Novgorod

Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

Day 11 — Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan

Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.

Day 12 — Kazan

See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance.

Day 13 — Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex and discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

Day 14 — Samara

Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour.

Day 15 — Saratov

Explore the historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.

Day 16 — Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Arrive at your final cruise destination, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. Infamous for the WWII Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the world’s tallest statue of a woman, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by time at leisure.

Day 17 — Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Start with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory.

Day 18 — Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Sailing on Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar, launched in 2013, was the first ‘new-build’ ship to be launched onto Russia’s waterways for over 25 years

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  • Complimentary airport lounge access *
  • Welcome Home Gift

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