M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3* Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

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M/S Zosima Shazhkov Cruise
12 days, 11 nights from £1,010
Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

This captivating 12-day cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg is a unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the two capitals stopping en route to explore the ancient towns of the Golden Ring. This cruise is packed full of exciting excursions that help you to get a taste for Real Russia. As well as inspiring excursions IntoRussia also give you the chance to immerse yourself in traditional Russia as you taste foods such as Shashlyk in Mandrogi
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The Route

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

Yerevan
Yerevan
The Yerevan skyline is dominated by Mount Ararat in nearby Turkey, with its snow covered peak towering in the distance. Yerevan has a rich history and was occupied as early as 6,000 BC.
Lake Sevan
Lake Sevan
Set 1900m above sea level, the Lake Sevan is the largest lake in the Caucasus and one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world.
Tbilisi
Tbilisi
Hemmed in by the Surami Range, the beautiful city of Tbilisi extends for 17 miles (27 km) along the banks of the River Kura. Its fascinating historical sites include the 13th century Metekhi church, the 5th century Sioni Cathedral, the main church of Tbilisi, Holy Trinity Cathedral, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, the Great Hall of the Georgian Philharmonia, the Janashia Museum of Georgia.
Gori
Gori
Gori is one of the oldest cities in Georgia, founded in the 7th century AD as Tontio. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader, was born here in 1879 and he spent his childhood years in the city and later (1888-94) studied at its theological seminary. The small house where Stalin was born is preserved under a canopy outside the huge columned palace-like building that houses the Stalin Museum. To the side of the museum is Stalin’s private railway carriage.
Baku
Baku
Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, lies on the western shore of the Caspian Sea and the southern side of the Apsheron Peninsula, around the wide, curving sweep of the Bay of Baku. The bay, sheltered by the islands of the Baku Archipelago, provides the best harbour of the Caspian Sea, while the Apsheron Peninsula gives protection from violent northerly winds. Baku derives its international importance from its huge oil industry. The walled old town is highly picturesque, with its maze of narrow alleys and ancient buildings, such as the Palace of the Shirvan-Shahs and the Synyk-Kala Minaret and Mosque.
Ashgabat
Ashgabat
The grandiose desert city of Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, is a dreamscape in white marble, an oasis of opulence on a terrain. Situated between the Kara Kum Desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range, Ashgabat has a population of about 400,000.
Darvaza
Darvaza
Darvaza's famous gas burning crater is a spectacular sight best seen at night. Located in the middle of the Kara Kum desert where the area is rich in natural gas, the 70 metre wide crater is known by the locals as the 'Door to Hell' and has been burning for over 40 years.
Khiva
Khiva
Khiva, the pearl of eastern middle age architecture, lies 25 kilometers south of present-day Urgench. According to the legends Khiva was founded by a son of Noah, Shem when he dug a well in the middle of the desert. According to the archeologists Khiva was founded in the 5th or 4th centuries B.C. and was a key trading post on the Silk Road.
Bukhara
Bukhara
Situated in the middle of the Kyzyl Kum desert, Bukhara features about one thousand monuments, which recall the halcyon days of the Great Silk Road. Foreign spices, furs and especially silk fabrics were stored and handled in the caravansaries. The old city is an UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site which features stunning Kaljan Minaret and the Labi-Hauz Ensemble.
Samarkand
Samarkand
The historic town of Samarkand is a crossroad and melting pot of the world's cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg's Observatory (UNESCO)
Tashkent
Tashkent
Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is the largest city in Central Asia. The first mention of Tashkent dates from the 7th century A.D., although it was probably founded by the 1st century B.C. It is located in an oasis near the Chirchik River in a fertile cotton- and fruit-growing region. Tashkent is a very attractive city. The roots of the rich Uzbek culture shine through the city’s architecture, museums and vibrant cultural life.
Almaty
Almaty
Almaty is the former capital of Kazakhstan, and is still its largest city. Being a financial and cultural center of Central Asia, Almaty offers plenty of entertainment and cultural opportunities and is a wonderful gateway to this distinctive and hospitable country.
Kazan
Kazan
Situated on the River Volga, Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan famous for its rich tapestry of history and culture. One of its highlights is the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel is a stunning mosque and onion-domed cathedral.
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is situated in the south part of West Siberia, on the banks of Ob River. The city takes the third place by population in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg. It's a center of Russian arts, science and literature. 14 most prestigiuos universities of the country are located here. In the heart of the city there is an architectural marvel -the largest opera house in the world.
Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad, home to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia, is the historical and spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Vladivostok, a military port located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan, is home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Due to its military importance, the city was closed to foreigners between 1930 and 1992. Vladivostok (literally translated as ‘Ruler of the East’) offers visitors an interesting opportunity to explore its principal military attractions including a visit to a preserved World War Two submarine.
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park is arguably the most popular destination in Mongolia. Be awestuck by Turtle Rock, an amazing, unique natural rock formation, and take in the breathtaking surrounding alpine scenery.
Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi
Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi
The magnificent Mausoleum of Khawaja Ahmed Yasawi is the vast, brightly tiled testament to power and beauty that UNESCO have made a World Heritage site and the Kazakhs revere as their national icon.
Xian
Xian
Xian, the ancient capitals of 13 dynasties, is home to numerous historical and culture sites, such as the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Street, Mount, enchanting Huaqing Hot Spring and many more.
Turpan
Turpan
Turpan is the location where the Flaming Mountains create a magnificent backdrop. Among the highlights are the ancient underground irrigation system and the Museum of Turpan with its 5,000 artefacts.
Kara Kum
Kara Kum
The Karakum desert is Central Asia’s hottest desert. Despite its temperatures and scarce vegetation its home to a few yurt villages. Desert's Darvaza Gas Craters, one of which is burning, is one of Turkmenistan’s most unusual sights.
Volgograd
Volgograd
Volgograd is one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Russia, established in 1589. Known as Stalingrad during the Soviet period, the city was almost completely destroyed in World War II before becoming recognised as the turning point for victory. Take a city tour and observe the abundance of monuments in memorial of the Battle of Stalingrad and ascend the magnificent Mamayev Kurgan where the majestic statue Mother Russia rises 33 metres into the sky.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk stretched along the western shore of Lake Onega – the second largest lake in Europe. It is one the major cultural and industrial centres of North-West Russia and is the capital of the Republic of Karelia.
Ulaanbataar
Ulaanbataar
Ulaanbataar is a Mongolia's economic, cultural and political center. Located on the bank of the Tuul River and surrounded by sacred mountains and pine forests on the North and grassy steppes on the South. Ulaanbaatar is a city of contrast where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle.
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
The Buryat capital is one of Eastern Siberia’s most fascinating cities. From 1934 to 1980s it was a closed city due to its secret military plants - in fact, there are still mysterious blank spaces on city maps. Today it offers a variety of cultural hot spots, a chance to visit working Buddhist monasteries and sample a taste of the steppes.
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of the Pearl of Siberia. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20% of the world’s freshwater. It stretches for 636 km longwise and 80 km widthwise. The Baikal’s maximum depth is 1,637 m. It is known as a "laboratory of biodiversity" as it is home to nearly 3,000 species of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else, such as a unique breed of freshwater seal.
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
Irkutsk, capital of South Baikal, is one of the largest Siberian cities and was a key stop for caravans from Buchara and even China. Today Irkutsk became a center of gold-mining production and is developing fast. In the city you can discover unique examples of Irkutsk architectural heritage, such as “White house”, which was first a palace of the merchants Sibiryakovs, then a residence of East Siberia governor-general.
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the third largest Russian city and the capital of the Urals. The cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilisations come together in this fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape. The last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II Romanov and his family spent their last days here. On 19th July 1918 the whole family was executed by the Bolsheviks in the basement room of the Ipatiev’s estate. Nowadays there is the Cathedral On Spilt Blood which provides a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.
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.
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.
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.
Peter & Paul Fortress
Peter & Paul Fortress
The first structure to be built in St. Petersburg, and thus the birthplace of the city, it never served its intended defensive function. Instead it has had a rich, hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia's most prominent political prisoners.
Peterhof
Peterhof
Known as the “Russian Versailles”, Peterhof Palace and Park is a must see at any time of the year. Famous for its myriad of fountains, the grounds of the palace become a haven for tourists in the peak summer months. Look out for the ‘Joke Fountains’ – if you step on the wrong paving stone, you will get wet! If you’re not travelling in the summer, never fear; the parks foliage is beautiful in the autumn and the grounds transform into a striking crystallised wonderland during winter months so there’s never a wrong time to visit.
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
Catherine Palace & Amber Room
In the quaint village of Pushkin, on the outskirts of St Petersburg, lies one of the most impressive and iconic buildings in Russia; Catherine’s Palace. The pastel exterior is flamboyantly embellished with gold accents and the interior is far from modestly decorated! The palace is home to the famous Amber Room with its mysterious past which our guides will tell you all about. The residence was destroyed in World War II and has been under construction ever since.
Tretyakov Art Gallery
Tretyakov Art Gallery
Named after its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, this gallery is one of the greatest museums in the world and is a must see for art lovers. The Tretyakov Gallery is made up entirely of Russian art and contains more than 130,000 displays spanning from the 11th century to the early 20th. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to the most popular exhibits and will inform you about the artists and the pieces themselves.
Novodevichy Convent
Novodevichy Convent
Located on the banks of the Moskva River, Novodevichy Convent is one of Moscow’s most renowned historical sites. Built in the 16th century, the architecture of the convent is that of ‘Moscow Baroque’ style and offers a serene retreat from the lively city centre. The convent is home to several churches which are surrounded by a high wall with 12 watch towers. Our guides will bring the convent to life with stories of its past. The necropolis is a must see – many of the country’s famous public figures are buried here, including writer Anton Chekhov and ballerina Anna Pavlova.
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and is an iconic symbol of Moscow. A true architectural wonder, the cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 1500’s and is lavishly decorated with vivid bold colours, striking patterns and shapes. The building is made up of nine churches connected by a web of narrow corridors; each church is lavishly decorated with intricate frescoes; however the exterior of the building is equally as impressive with its famous colourful onion domes! A common myth is that once the building was complete, Ivan had the architects blinded to be sure that they never build anything as beautiful again.
The Red Square
The Red Square
Stepping onto Red Square never fails to inspire. In old Russian "red" stood for the word ‘beautiful’, and the square lives up to the original meaning of its word. The architectural marvels of the St Basil's Cathedral and the Museum of History, the grandeur of the Kremlin and the Mausoleum are among the key impressions the Square has to offer.
Armoury Chamber
Armoury Chamber
A world-wide known treasure house displaying an exquisite collection of more than 4000 unique Russian artefacts including the world famous Faberge egg collection and royal carriages which once transported the great tsars and their families.
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

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M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*

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MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG

DAY 1, ARRIVE IN MOSCOW FOR YOUR RUSSIA RIVER CRUISE
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the port for boarding your cruise ship. Dinner is served onboard.
DAY 2, MOSCOW
р1Today you have a 4-hour panoramic bus city tour around the most interesting Moscow sights, including Tverskaya street, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Historical Museum, GUM and Red Square (free time). After lunch at the city restaurant you have a guided tour to the Kremlin territory and visit one of its Cathedrals. Optional tour of the Armoury Chamber is available (should be booked in advance). After the tour you return to your ship. Optional evening activity: National folk show "Kostroma", circus performance (should be booked in advance) or Moscow by night city tour with a metro ride.
DAY 3, MOSCOW
This day is free for you to spend it at your leisure either relaxing onboard or exploring the city center on your own. Optional tours: trip to Sergiev Posad, visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, tour to the Novodevichy Convent or transfer to the city center. After the optional tours you return onboard and your amazing cruise starts.
DAY 4, UGLICH
Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanov’s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne. Today’s Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the Church of St Dmitry on the spilt Blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga. Today you arrive have a walking city tour with visits to the territory of the Uglich Kremlin, the Church of St. Dimitry on the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral.
DAY 5, YAROSLAVL
Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a par¬ticular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufactur. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - cen¬tury architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium. Today you make a stop in Yaroslavl and have a bus city tour with visits to the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the local market (free time), the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet (from the outside) and the former Governor’s House where you enjoy an interactive tour with a music concert and dances.
DAY 6, GORITSY
р2Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilome­ters away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its re­markable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.
DAY 7, KIZHI
р3Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North.The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfigu­ration Cathedral (1714), the neighboring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Cha­pel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.
DAY 8, MANDROGUI
р7Inhabited by talented craftsmen, Mandrogui is a reconstructed village, built on the bank of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia's past. Experience provincial Russian lifestyle, watch the artisans and craftsmen mak­ing “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls), carving wood, sewing, and ... visit the Vodka Museum, which boasts 250 varieties of the national drink. Today you have some free time to stroll around the village.
DAY 9, ST PETERSBURG
р4Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, you have a guided panoramic tour around the main city attractions, including Nevsky Prospect, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Later you have a walking tour to the Peter and Paul Fortress with a visit to the St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral. After lunch at the city restaurant you go on a 3-hour guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Optional evening activity: Folk Show or St. Petersburg city tour by night.
DAY 10, ST PETERSBURG
Today you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to see the former summer residence of Russian tsars and emperors - Peterhof. You enjoy a walking tour in Lower Park exploring the Grand Cascade with the Samson Fountain and the Monplaisir Palace. Optional evening activity: St. Petersburg rivers and canals boat ride.
DAY 11, ST PETERSBURG
р5This day is free for you to spend it at your leisure. Optional tour: trip to Pushkin and Pavlovsk. In Pushkin you explore the Catherine’s Palace visiting its Grand Hall and Amber Room, and take a walk in its beautiful park. In Pavlovsk you visit the famous Paul Palace and stroll through the park. Optional evening activity: ballet performance.
DAY 12, ST PETERSBURG
After breakfast you disembark your ship and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW

DAY 1, ST PETERSBURG
р5We arrive at the airport in St Petersburg where your driver awaits, ready to transfer you to the ship. On board, there'll be a cocktail reception giving you the perfect opportunity to mix with our fellow passengers.
DAY 2, ST PETERSBURG
р4Leaving the ship docked in port, you will head into St Petersburg today, your destination perhaps Russia's most iconic museum. The Hermitage, housed in the Tsar's Winter Palace, is now a permanent exhibition of more than three million works of art. All the world's great artists are represented, from Leonardo da Vinci to Picasso and everyone in between. Commanding a magnificent location on the bank of the river Neva, this Baroque-style palace is undoubtedly the major attraction of St Petersburg.
DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG
Today you will enjoy a guided panoramic tour around the main city attractions, including Nevsky Prospect, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Later you have a walking tour to the Peter and Paul Fortress with a visit to the St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral.
DAY 4, MANDROGUI
р7Inhabited by talented craftsmen, Mandrogui is a reconstructed village, built on the bank of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia's past. Experience provincial Russian lifestyle, watch the artisans and craftsmen mak­ing “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls), carving wood, sewing, and ... visit the Vodka Museum, which boasts 250 varieties of the national drink. Today you have some free time to stroll around the village.
DAY 5, KIZHI
р3Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North.The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfigu­ration Cathedral (1714), the neighboring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Cha­pel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.
DAY 6, GORITSY
р2Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilome­ters away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its re­markable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.
DAY 7, YAROSLAVL
Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a par¬ticular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufactur. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - cen¬tury architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium. Today you make a stop in Yaroslavl and have a bus city tour with visits to the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the local market (free time), the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet (from the outside) and the former Governor’s House where you enjoy an interactive tour with a music concert and dances.
DAY 8, UGLICH
Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanov’s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne. Today’s Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the Church of St Dmitry on the spilt Blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga. Today you arrive have a walking city tour with visits to the territory of the Uglich Kremlin, the Church of St. Dimitry on the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral.
DAY 9, MOSCOW
р6After breakfast, the ship arrives in Moscow. Your guided bus tour will pick out the highlights, including a panoramic view of the city from the Sparrow Hills observation platform and a visit to the Poklonnaya Hills monument in honour of the Russian victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II). Heading to the centre, you will visit Red Square and also the home of the Bolshoi ballet.
DAY 10, MOSCOW
Today you have a guided tour to the Kremlin territory and visit one of its Cathedrals. Optional tour of the Armoury Chamber is available (should be booked in advance). After the tour you return to your ship. Optional evening activity: National folk show "Kostroma", circus performance (should be booked in advance) or Moscow by night city tour with a metro ride.
DAY 11, MOSCOW
Enjoy breakfast at leisure on board ship prior to your departure transfer to the airport.
If you wish, extra days in Moscow can be arranged. Get in touch with our destination managers for a quote.

Moscow to St Petersburg River Cruise Accommodation

M/S ZOSIMA SHASHKOV

Motorship «Z. Shashkov» is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 302). Built in Germany in 1986, refurbished in 2013, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 25,5 km per hour (around 17 MpH). 
Length – 129 m. Width – 16,7 m. Immersion – 2,9 m. Passenger capacity – 280 (quad cabins for double accommodation)

Vessel features:

•   Piano bar

•   Conference bar

•   Night club - restaurant

•   Ironing room

•   Sauna

•   Souvenir store

•   Solarium

•   Restaurant

•   Medical room

•   Coffee bar

 

Deck plan

M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
2 room cabin with separate bedroom and lounge area, around 30 square meters, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows. Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way with a roomy wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobe and console-mirror. Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding-bed.
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
One-bed outside cabin with a large opening scenic window, around 8 square meters in size, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style.
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for single accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed.
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
M/S Zosima Shashkov 3*
Four-bed two-staged cabin with two non-opening portholes, around 13 square meters in size, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio. It contains two lower twin beds and two upper foldaway beds, so that it can accommodate either 2, 3 or 4 guests.

M/S Zosima Shashkov Cruise 2017 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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Moscow to St Petersburg 12 days, 11 nights

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02.09.17
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1590.92 £
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64.56 £
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129.11 £
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1376.37 £  
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1564.92 £
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64.56 £
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St Petersburg to Moscow 11 days, 10 nights

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20.05.17-
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58.69 £
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117.38 £
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586.88 £  
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234.75 £  

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1292.25 £
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20.06.17
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1593.6 £
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58.69 £
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117.38 £

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680.78 £

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1385.56 £
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234.75 £  

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Moscow to St Petersburg 12 days, 11 nights

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2018

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08.05.18-
19.05.18
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1360.42 £
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1710.42 £
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62.13 £
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124.26 £
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497.04 £  
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248.52 £  

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1524.03 £
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09.06.18
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1896.81 £
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62.13 £
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124.26 £

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621.3 £

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248.52 £  
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1586.16 £  
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1983.79 £
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124.26 £  

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347.93 £  
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St Petersburg to Moscow 11 days, 10 nights

DATES
2018

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SUPPLEMENTS per person

ECONOMY OPTION,

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DECK
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BOAT DECK
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DECK
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1661.85 £
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56.48 £
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508.34 £  
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225.93 £  

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1774.81 £
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56.48 £
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112.96 £

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1492.4 £  
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10.07.18
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1853.88 £
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112.96 £  

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225.93 £  

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All Packages Include:

•   Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation

•   1 transfer to the port and 1 transfer from the port only on embarkation/disembarkation days

•   Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship

•   Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day. Breakfast is buffet style, dinner and lunch are with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead on lunch on board, subject to weather conditions)

•   Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony

•   Captain’s welcome cocktail reception

•   English/French/German/Spanish/Italian speaking board guides; services of guides speaking other foreign languages can be provided at additional cost

•   On board entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.

•   Included excursion program (in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned)

•   Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)

•   Visa support letter

•   Full visa support

Not Included:

•   International flights

•   Travel insurance

•   Optional excursions (available on board)

•   Gratuities

•   Personal spendings

•   Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

Please note that 10% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking

The full balance has to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure

You can pay via bank transfer, debit/credit card (addition fee may be applied) or cheque

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