M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4* Cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg

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M/S Tikhy Don 4* Cruise
11 days, 10 nights from £3300
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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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 St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river; The Bolshoy Stone Bridge; Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts; the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; stop at New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; Viktory Park and Poklonnaya Hill with World War II Memorial; Kutuzov Avenue; White House. For groups, an additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance.
DAY 3, MOSCOW
Find your feet at the morning tour of the Kremlin: the former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15-th and 20-th centuries. Cathedral Square - the center of the Kremlin with the 15-th century Assumption Cathedral, the main church of Russia, the 15-th century Annunciation Cathedral, the private church of Russian czars and the 16-th century Cathedral of the Archangel, the burial place of the czars. On the ground of the Kremlin there are famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.
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. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John’s Church looming on the horizon. Take a walking tour of this town, visit the Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Resurrection and the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood. 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. The city tour includes the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Visit Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery which has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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. Return to the ship, departure, dinner on board entertainment.
DAY 8, MANDROGUI
р7This is a recreational stop, specially designed to for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. After breakfast visit local villagers. Lunch. Enjoy your farewell dinner on the last day of cruising.
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.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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
р5This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent.
DAY 3, ST PETERSBURG
This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. This evening you leave St. Petersburg for the start of your cruise. Lunch and dinner aboard.
DAY 4, MANDROGUI
р7This is a recreational stop, specially designed to for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. After breakfast visit local villagers. Lunch. Enjoy your farewell dinner on the last day of cruising.
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. Return to the ship, departure, dinner on board entertainment.
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, 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. The city tour includes the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Visit Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery which has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 8, 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. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John’s Church looming on the horizon. Take a walking tour of this town, visit the Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Resurrection and the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood. Explore the Flea Market.
DAY 9, 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 St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river; The Bolshoy Stone Bridge; Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts; the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; stop at New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; Viktory Park and Poklonnaya Hill with World War II Memorial; Kutuzov Avenue; White House. Lunch and dinner. For groups, an additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance.
DAY 10, MOSCOW
Morning tour of the Kremlin: Originally a fortress, it comprises beautiful cathedrals, ornate palaces and government buildings. This afternoon free time to explore Moscow on your own. Whatever your interest, our local hosts ease your way by making all arrangements for tours, theater, ballet or opera tickets. Lunch aboard. This evening, enjoy farewell dinner.
DAY 11, 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 TIKHY DON

MS Tikhi Don is a very well-maintained ship that has undergone complete general reconstruction to meet the demands and requirements particularly of the North American market. Now she has elevator, better arrangements of internal premises and Western decor with portraits of Russian tsars and famous nobles of Russian Empire. All cabins are furnished identically in a very nice traditional style. Continental cuisine and Russian Dishes.

On the ship there are 110 comfortable outside staterooms: 2 Panorama Suites, 4 Junior Suites, 34 Twin Deluxe Plus, 70 Twin Deluxe. All staterooms are outside with river view. Staterooms on all decks have large opening windows; Panorama Suites have 5 non-opening panoramic windows. In all staterooms: satellite TV, board radio, telephone, small fridge, hairdryer, 220 V - two round pins, 110 V sockets for both US and European plugs, safe box. All staterooms have hotel-style beds: Queen Size beds are convertible in two twin beds. Private bathrooms with shower are in all cabins

Vessel features:

•  elevator
•  4 passenger decks
•  sun deck
•  panorama lounge
•  conference hall
•  restaurant & 3 bars
•  souvenir boutique
•  beauty salon
•  library

Deck plan

M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
The two Panorama Suites, ship’s best cabins, are in the very front of the Upper Deck. Each has five large windows that do not open for safety reasons, but excellent air-conditioning makes amends. They are oneroomed and furnished with two arm-chairs, coffee table, wardrobe, shelves, mirror with padded stool and dressing table. Safe and hairdryer are also there.
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
Junior Suites are spacious one-roomed cabins with two windows each. There are four such cabins on the ship. Two of them are in the front of Boat Deck and the other two are in the back of Upper Deck. Furnishings: two arm-chairs, coffee table, wardrobe, shelves, mirror with padded stool and dressing table. Safe and hairdryer are also there.
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
Twin Deluxe Plus are expanded staterooms located on Boat Deck. There are thirty four of them. They are furnished with two arm-chairs, coffee table, wardrobe, shelves, mirror with padded stool and dressing table. Safe and hairdryer are also there.
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
M/S Tikhy Don 4*
Twin Deluxe are comfortable cabins that are most common on the ship: they are located on Upper Deck and Main Deck. Two of them are located on Boat Deck. Total of these cabins on the ship is seventy. They are furnished with two arm-chairs, coffee table, wardrobe, shelves, mirror with padded stool and dressing table. Safe and hairdryer are also there.

M/S Tikhy Don 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

Please note that a non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking; deposit depends on the type of cabin and the flights booked.

The full balance has to be paid 80 days prior to departure

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

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