Moscow - St. Petersburg (m/s Excellence Katharina)
Day 1 - Moscow : Arrival in Moscow, embarkation.
Day 2 - Moscow : Sightseeing motor coach 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : One of the highlights of the day might be a visit to one of the oldest and the most famous Russian monasteries - 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.
Day 7 - Kizhi : Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising through Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Having landed on Kizhi we'll spend several great hours visiting what is called an Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture: altogether it is a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses.
Day 8 - Svirstroy : Enjoy what is called 'green stop'! This means that there will be plenty of time on your own and plenty of communication with the locals. The place has great flee market and some interesting memorials.
*some departures might have a stop at village of Mandrogi instead of Svirstroy
Day 9 - St. Petersburg : This 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 : Today we will see the wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world.
Day 11 - St. Petersburg : Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation.
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- Cruise Line
- Imperial River Cruises
- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 11 Days
- Cruise Ship
- m/s Excellence Katharina
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Port Taxes 145
Twin/double cabin for SGL use +50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy