M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3* Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

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M/S Sholokhov 4* Cruise
11 days, 10 nights from £1210
Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

Our Moscow – St. Petersburg river cruise is a trip to Russia that you have dreamt of all your life. It is our most popular destination with first time and experienced travelers alike.In addition to the several days of exploration and sightseeing the magnificent imperial Russian cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, your itinerary will include picturesque and ancient Volga River cities of the "Golden Ring" and mysterious Kizhi Island.
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The Route

MOSCOW • Uglich • Yaroslavl • Goritsy • Kizhi • Mandrogui • ST PETERSBURG

Moscow
Moscow
A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.
Uglich
Uglich
Like every ancient city of the Golden Ring, Uglich is home to beautiful temples and monasteries, among which are Alexis Monastery and Monastery of Holy Resurrection. Uglich provincial streets, idyllic landscapes and old wooden houses with carved architraves create a unique unforgettable charm.
Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
One of 8 prime jewels of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl is known for its ancient monuments and picturesque places. The city is situated on the high bank of the Volga river from where you can enjoy the view of tall slender bell towers and elegant domes of the churches.
Goritsy
Goritsy
The small village of Goritsy is home to Europe’s largest monastery, the 14th Century Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery. Founded in 1397 by Saint Cyril it was the holy place where tsars were seeking God's forgiveness. Many priceless relics remain in the monastery, including some of the earliest Russian religious manuscripts and 500 year old icons. The village of Goritsy is home to only 600 inhabitants who live in traditional log houses decorated with intricate wooden carvings and live through fishing and farming.
Kizhi
Kizhi
Kizhi Museum Reserve is one of Russia’s unmissable attractions and by far the most visited of Lake Onega’s 1600+ islands. It is home to dozens of the 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings which were moved here from Karelian villages during Soviet times. The true marvel is the wooden Church of the Transfiguration (the church of twenty-two wooden domes) built in 1714 without the use of a single nail which has survived the challenges of Russian winters and revolution.
Mandrogi
Mandrogi
On the North shore of Lake Ladoga just beyond the archipelago monastery of Valaam, lies Mandrogi village. It was established in the 18th century and was hardly touched by time until being completely destroyed during the World War II. It was only in 1996 that it was decided to rebuild this Karelian village to the smallest detail. Today Mandrogi is a beautiful living museum featuring examples of Russia's stunning wooden architecture and traditional craftsmanship, as well as the head-spinning Vodka Museum with 2800 different types of Russia’s most notorious drink. Village visitors enjoy demonstrations of wood carving, lacework, pottery, horse-riding and archery.
St Petersburg
St Petersburg
St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.

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M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*

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MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG

DAY 1, ARRIVE IN MOSCOW FOR YOUR RUSSIA RIVER CRUISE
р6Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Today you board your cruise ship. Dinner is served onboard.
DAY 2, MOSCOW
р1The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see city’s world renown attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today you will enjoy the sightseeing bus tour of this ancient Russian capital, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Lunch and dinner.
DAY 3, MOSCOW
For sure this great city deserves attention, and it might take more than a week to explore it. Today you can start exploring Moscow on your own – there is some time for it. Otherwise you are welcome to join one of the optional tours that are widely offered aboard the ship.
DAY 4, UGLICH
Uglitch is one of the oldest, and, probably, one of the most beloved Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Czars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. During the guided walking tour there will be a visit to magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Tsarevich Dmitry on the Blood. This church was built to commemorate the most famous event in the town's history – a mysterious death of the 7-year old Tsarevich Dmitry, the last scion of Dimitri Rurik dynasty. Uglitch Kremlin is also on the list. Those who wish will have the opportunity to explore the Flea Market.
DAY 5, YAROSLAVL
Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga River, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000. It was founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise and today retains many noteworthy monuments of its colorful past. City tour includes the 16th-century Monastery of the Transfiguration and Church of Elijah the Prophet. This church is situated in the town’s central square, and, perhaps, is the loveliest of all of today's sights: frescoes on its walls and vaulting inside the church make it really a museum of old Russian painting. Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th-century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center.
DAY 6, GORITSY
р2You will visit one of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Russia – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it is a home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery, which has six centuries of glorious history, home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world.
DAY 7, KIZHI
р3Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising trough Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Arrival and an island highlights tour of Kizhi island including visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a UNESCO. The most impressive thing about these structures is that they were erected without any nails or other metal ties.
DAY 8, MANDROGUI
р7Visit to Mandrogi is probably alike to setting a foot into parallel world somewhere on the border between dreams and reality. This toy-like village offers the insight into old national epic. Travelers are getting to learn about old craftsmanship and have to be prepared for something special on behalf of local dwellers! Museum of Russian Vodka also is a highlight. Farewell Dinner is on the list.
DAY 9, ST PETERSBURG
р4This morning after arrival in St. Petersburg, enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.
Your guided tour highlights will also include the Admiralty Building, Peter and Paul Fortress, the treasure chest of the world world-famous art – the Hermitage Museum. You are also free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine's Palace and visit to the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, czars' Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf. Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Czars.
DAY 10, ST PETERSBURG
р5It is your choice whether to spend a day on your own in this fascinating city or to take a guided tour. In St. Petersburg variety of guided tours is offered aboard the ship. Please, contact one of your tour guides on the ship for details.
DAY 11, ST PETERSBURG
Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation.

ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW

DAY 1, ST PETERSBURG
р5Welcome to Russia's second capital - St Petersburg! Today you board your cruise ship. Dinner is served onboard.
DAY 2, ST PETERSBURG
р4Extraordinary city of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Your guided tour highlights will also include the Admiralty Building, Peter and Paul Fortress, the treasure chest of the world world-famous art – the Hermitage Museum. You are also free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine's Palace and visit to the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, czars' Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf. Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Czars.
DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG
It is your choice whether to spend a day on your own in this fascinating city or to take a guided tour. In St. Petersburg variety of guided tours is offered aboard the ship. Please, contact one of your tour guides on the ship for details.
DAY 4, MANDROGUI
р7Visit to Mandrogi is probably alike to setting a foot into parallel world somewhere on the border between dreams and reality. This toy-like village offers the insight into old national epic. Travelers are getting to learn about old craftsmanship and have to be prepared for something special on behalf of local dwellers! Museum of Russian Vodka also is a highlight. Farewell Dinner is on the list.
DAY 5, KIZHI
р3Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising trough Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Arrival and an island highlights tour of Kizhi island including visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a UNESCO. The most impressive thing about these structures is that they were erected without any nails or other metal ties.
DAY 6, GORITSY
р2You will visit one of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Russia – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it is a home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery, which has six centuries of glorious history, home to the most exquisite icon collection in the world.
DAY 7, UGLICH
Uglitch is one of the oldest, and, probably, one of the most beloved Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Czars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. During the guided walking tour there will be a visit to magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Tsarevich Dmitry on the Blood. This church was built to commemorate the most famous event in the town's history – a mysterious death of the 7-year old Tsarevich Dmitry, the last scion of Dimitri Rurik dynasty. Uglitch Kremlin is also on the list. Those who wish will have the opportunity to explore the Flea Market.
DAY 8, MOSCOW
р6The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see city’s world renown attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Today you will enjoy the sightseeing bus tour of this ancient Russian capital, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Lunch and dinner.
DAY 9, MOSCOW
For sure this great city deserves attention, and it might take more than a week to explore it. Today you can start exploring Moscow on your own – there is some time for it. Otherwise you are welcome to join one of the optional tours that are widely offered aboard the ship.
DAY 10, MOSCOW
Time to bid farewell to your new friends after unforgettable journey through this fascinating land. Disembarkation.

Moscow to St Petersburg River Cruise Accommodation

M/S MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV

This ship has been reserved for quests sharing similar tastes and interests in travel. All will be charmed by the ship’s crew as they have been specially trained to cater to the needs of Western tourists. The ship features outside staterooms, affording majestic views of the passing countryside, and all are air-conditioned. The cabins are comfortably furnished and feature refrigerator. The dining rooms offer both - Continental and Russia cuisine, as well as specialties of the surrounding regions, served in a warm shipboard atmosphere. There are three bars, a small souvenir shop, music salon, dance hall and beauty salon. All cabins are equipped with mini-fridge, satellite TV/radio channel safe. W/C are of European standard ( with separated shower area). Laundry service is also available. Parties, games, dancing and shipboard entertainment all serve to ensure a memorable cruise holiday. From their spacious loungers to sweeping sundecks, our floating hotel offers unique journeys of distinction. The ship is not equipped with wheelchair access and elevator. The ship do not have extensive soundproofing so you may hear noise from air-conditioning and other machinery onboard at any time. On every cruise there’s a government-licensed guide who will fill you in on the history, mythology, and art of the ports you visit so you’ll go home with more then just a tan- you’ll take with you a greater understanding of Russia.

On the ship there are 138 comfortable outside staterooms: 2 suites, 4 dedicated sgls, 126 twin standards, 6 lower deck twin/triple/quad cabins. All staterooms are outside with river view. All staterooms have large picture windows that open; Lower Deck Twin/Triple/Quad cabins have non-opening portholes. All staterooms have private bathroom with shower; board radio, small fridge & air conditioning.

Vessel features:

•  3 Bars
•  Souvenir Shop
•  Music Salon
•  Dance Hall
•  Beauty Salon
•  Laundry Service

Deck plan

M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
The two Suites are ship’s best cabins; they have two rooms: bedroom and very spacious living room. These cabins are located on Boat Deck for excellent views of passing by scenery. Living room is furnished with large sofa, coffee table, and cabinet, dressing table with mirror and padded stool, and wardrobe.
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
Dedicated SGLs are all located in the front of Boat Deck close to the Panorama Bar, so single travelers have good chances to socialize easily! Dedicated SGLs are four in number. These comfortable cabins are furnished with dressing table with padded stool; mirror; wardrobe.
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
Twin Standards are comfortable cabins that are most common on the ship: they are located on Main Deck, Upper Deck and on Boat Deck. Cabins have also wardrobe; bedside table; mirror with small dressing table and padded stool.
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
M/S Mikhail Sholokhov 3*
Lower Deck Twin/Triple/Quad cabins are spacious and comfortable. These cabins are perfect for families, but there are a limited number of them. They are furnished with two bunk beds and two lower beds. Besides there is a sitting area with table, mirror and two chairs. Wardrobe is also in cabin.

M/S Mikhail Sholokhov Cruise 2018 is available on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers to secure your holiday with an Early Booking Discount.

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All Packages Include:

•   Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window

•   Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship's restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category; meal service begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on day of disembarkation

•   Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception

•   Gala farewell dinner aboard

•   Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, transfers upon arrival/departure

•   Luggage handling to/from the ship

•   Lectures, provided by our guides

•   Russian language and songs lectures

•   Nightly entertainment and dancing

•   Daily aerobics

•   Tour of the ship’s bridge

•   Private transfers

•   Our cruise director and professional staff

•   Full visa support

Not Included:

•   Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/souvenirs

•   Luggage handling in the airport

•   Insurance

•   Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

•   Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion

•   Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included

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