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An 8-day luxury river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg aboard the Mstislav Rostropovich


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City | History & culture | River cruise

Board the most luxurious river ship in Russia for this eight-day cruise along the Volga from Moscow to St Petersburg. The magnificent Mstislav Rostropovich features 106 river-view cabins, bars, restaurants, a gym and a cinema, while the cruise itself includes guided city tours of Moscow, Uglich and St Petersburg, as well as trips to the Monastery of St Cyril and the romantic wooden village of Mandrogui.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Moscow and transfer to the MS Rostropovich, your luxurious home for the next six nights. Spend the afternoon relaxing on board or exploring the city at your own pace. In the evening, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and the chance to look forward to the voyage ahead.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Dinner included

Day 2

Discover the iconic sights of Moscow on a city tour that takes in Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise down the Moscow River, passing the famous façade of the Kremlin. This afternoon, visit the WWII monument of Poklonnaya Hill and spend some time exploring Moscow's Metro, where many of the stations are adorned with frescoes, sculptures and chandeliers. Return to the ship for dinner and moor overnight in Moscow.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 3

Depart Moscow and cruise along the Volga to Uglich, home to some of Russia's most impressive churches. A tour of the town takes you to the Chambers of Prince Dmitry and the Church of Dmitri on the Blood. After dinner the ship departs for an overnight cruise to Goritsky.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 4

Spend today exploring the traditional Russian village of Goritsky, where a guided tour includes visits to the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 5

Explore the town of Kizhi, located at the northern end of beautiful Lake Onega. Here you'll discover some of the most impressive wooden buildings in Russia. Visit the 18th century Church of Intercession, enjoy a walking tour and visit the town's Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Stay: MS Rostropovich2

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 6

See more of the region's ornate wooden houses on a tour of Mandrogui, located on the left bank of the River Svir. These styled wooden buildings - called "izbas" - are impressive for their design, rich decoration, paintings and ornate wooden ornaments. Tonight, return to the ship where you'll enjoy a gala dinner.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 7
St Petersburg

Arrive in St Petersburg, home to some of the oldest, grandest buildings in Russia. Travel by hydrofoil to the Hermitage, the city's famous museum of arts and culture, which is home to almost 3 million works of art. After lunch, continue your tour of St Petersburg as you take in the Peter & Paul Fortress, St Isaacs Cathedral and the Church of St Saviour on Spilled Blood.

Stay: MS Rostropovich

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 8

Transfer to St Petersburg Airport in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast included

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