From the haunting beauty of St. Petersburg to the might & splendour of Moscow, discover Russia on a 15 day river cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to St. Petersburg. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.
Freechoice: Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof.
Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis.
Freechoice: Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover the Yusupov Palace.
Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited
to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for the official welcome dinner.
Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.
Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.
A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River.
Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.
Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.
Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.
Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum.
Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow on a guided tour.
Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.
Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
Freechoice: Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum.
Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.