Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow! Your journey commences with an arrival transfer to the MS Mstislav Rostropovich! 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 - TALLINN
Say farewell to you crew and new friends as your Russian Rhapsody cruise concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to the Railway Station for the Tallinn service departing late morning (arriving early afternoon). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Hotel My City (4 star) for check-in, with the remainder of your day at leisure. (B)

DAY 9 TALLINN
This morning enjoy a walking tour of the quaint Old Town where the distinctive medieval architecture and character still remain. You will see Toompea Castle, Dome Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Church and Old Town Hall. (B)

DAY 10 TALLINN - RIGA
Today you will travel by private vehicle to the Latvian capital, Riga. On arrival check-in at the Hotel Opera & Spa (4 star) with the balance of the day at leisure to begin your exploration. (B)

DAY 11 RIGA
On your walking tour of the Old Town discover the vibrant Latvian capital where the remnants of 'Old Riga' meet with the modern 'New Riga'. You will visit fascinating sites including Riga Castle and Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Powder Tower and Freedom Monument. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)

DAY 12 RIGA - VILNIUS
Travel to Lithuania by private vehicle with en route stop at the Hills of Crosses, one of the most holy relicts of catholic Lithuania. On arrival in Vilnius, check in to the Hotel Artis Centrum (4 star) and enjoy the rest of the day exploring this lovely capital. (B)

DAY 13 VILNIUS
Discover the charming Old town on your panoramic walking tour and visit renowned sights such as St. Stanislav’s Cathedral, Gediminas Castle, the Gothic St. Anna’s Church and “Gates of the Dawn.” (B)

DAY 14 VILNIUS
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport or railway station for your onward journey. (B)

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Daily Supply of Bottled Water
  • Free Tea & Coffee Station
  • On-board Lectures with Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • 8 day cruise in a river-view cabin (Moscow to St. Petersburg)
  • 6 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation in the Baltic’s
  • 2nd class rail or coach tickets (St. Petersburg to Tallinn)
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Vilnius
  • Private vehicle transfers (Tallinn to Riga and Riga to Vilnius)
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners – including Captain’s Dinner
  • Welcome ‘Bread and Salt’ ceremony
  • Free Tea & Coffee station on-board the ship open 6.00am to 7.00pm daily
  • 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
    Tallinn – Toompea Castle, Dome Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Church and Old town Hall
    Riga – Riga Castle and Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Powder Tower and Freedom Monument
    Vilnius – St. Stanislav’s Cathedral, Gediminas Castle, the Gothic St. Anna’s Church and the ‘Gates of the Dawn’
  • Visit:
    Mandrogi
    Hill of Crosses (between Riga and Vilnius)

Pricing

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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

DECKCABINBEDDINGSIZEWINDOWTO OPEN
SunDeluxe A+Twin/Double15.7-16.3 sqmBalconyYES
Hermitage Suite HS+Twin/Double19 sqmBalconyYES
BoatDeluxe B+Twin/Double15.7-16.5  sqmBalconyYES
Marlinski Suite MSB+Twin/Double21.2-21.6 sqmBalconyYES
Standard G+Twin/Double12.7 sqmBalconyYES
MiddleJunior Suite D-Twin/Double21.7 sqmWindowYES
Deluxe C+Twin/Double15.3-17.3 sqmBalconyYES
Bolshoi Suite BSM+Twin/Double19 sqmBalconyYES
Standard H+Double12.4-13.4 sqmBalconyYES
Imperial Suite IS++King Double30 sqmPanoramic balconyYES
MainDeluxe F-Twin/Double18.7-19.6 sqmWindowNO
Standard I-Twin13 sqmWindowNO
Standard J-Double11.7-12.1 sqmWindowNO

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe