Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow! Following embarkation and a traditional “Bread & Salt” ceremony, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and afterwards enjoy this evenings Welcome Dinner. (D)

DAY 2 MOSCOW
On today’s city tour you see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi Theatre. Your tour continues with a visit to the formidable Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia and the apex of Russian political power. Explore the Kremlin grounds with a visit to one of its historic cathedrals. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 UGLICH
Enjoy a walking tour of Uglich, including a visit to the Kremlin grounds Transfiguration Cathedral and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son met his death. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 GORITZY
Today you will cruise to Goritzy to visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, which was one of the largest, richest and most famous monasteries in Russia in 15-17th centuries. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 KIZHI
Cruise along Lake Onega to the World-Heritage listed Kizhi Island for a tour of the Museum of Wooden Architecture with the iconic Church of the Transfiguration. The 300 years old multi-dome church is most noted for being constructed entirely without nails. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 MANDROGI
This morning, cruise to the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to view some fine examples of wooden architecture. A barbeque lunch will be served ashore, where you have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik (kebab). Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 ST.PETERSBURG
Today during your city tour you will see the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty followed by lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon is reserved for a tour of the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 ST.PETERSBURG
Say farewell to you crew and new friends as your Russian Rhapsody cruise concludes after breakfast. (B)

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Arrival Transfer with English-speaking Guide
  • Arrival Transfer – private car
  • Departure Transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Daily Supply of Bottled Water
  • 24-hour Coffee Station
  • On-board Lectures with Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a river-view cabin
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners – including Farewell Dinner
  • Welcome ‘Bread and Salt’ ceremony
  • 1 bottle (0.33L) of water per person per day
  • Guided tours of:
    Moscow – Kremlin and one Cathedral
    Uglich – Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood and Transfiguration Cathedral
    Goritzy – Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and museum of icons
    Kizhi – Wooden Architecture Museum
    St. Petersburg – Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Visit:
    Mandrogi

Pricing

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Any cabins can be reserved for single occupancy at the following surcharge.
Twin/Junior Suite and Deluxe cabins +75%
Suites +100%
All cabins are subject to confirmation until deposit is paid.

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Mstislav Rostropovich

  • Launched: 1980 (fully refurbished in 2009)
  • Length: 135.7m
  • Breadth: 16.8m
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Crew: 100
  • Passengers: 212
  • Cabins: 106
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with chaise-lounges
  • Bar-Restaurant “Symphony”
  • Coffee station
  • Restaurant Opera
  • Single sitting dining
  • Lounge bar “River Melody”
  • “Maestro” Conference hall / movie theatre
  • Outside bar
  • Lift
  • Gym
  • Ironing room
  • Gift Shop / Boutique
  • Reception
  • On-board doctor
  • Reception

Please click on image for full deck plan

DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN
Sun Deluxe A+ Twin/Double 15.7-16.3 sqm Balcony YES
Hermitage Suite HS+ Twin/Double 19 sqm Balcony YES
Boat Deluxe B+ Twin/Double 15.7-16.5  sqm Balcony YES
Bolshoi Suite BSB+ Twin/Double 19 sqm Balcony YES
Marlinski Suite MSM+ Twin/Double 21.2-21.6 sqm Balcony YES
Standard G+ Twin/Double 12.7 sqm Balcony YES
Middle Junior Suite D- Twin/Double 21.7 sqm Window YES
Deluxe C+ Twin/Double 15.3-17.3 sqm Balcony YES
Bolshoi Suite BSM+ Twin/Double 19 sqm Balcony YES
Marlinski Suite MSM+ Twin/Double 21.2-21.6 sqm Balcony YES
Standard H+ Twin/Double 12.4-13.4 sqm Balcony YES
Imperial Suite IS++ King Double 30 sqm Panoramic balcony YES
Main Deluxe F- Twin/Double 18.7-19.6 sqm Window NO
Junior Suite E- Twin/Double 22.6 sqm Window NO
Standard I- Twin 13 sqm Window NO
Standard J- Double 11.7-12.1 sqm Window NO

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Welcome Fruit Basket
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Private Terrace