Itinerary + Map

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

DAY 2 MOSCOW
On today’s city tour you see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including Red Square. After lunch at a local restaurant you will visit the formidable Kremlin, the official residence of the President of Russia and the apex of Russian political power. Explore the Kremlin grounds and see the famous Tsar Canon and Tsar Bell and visit one of its historic cathedrals. BLD

DAY 3 MOSCOW
Explore the magical city of Moscow on your own or partake in one of the numerous optional tours on offer today. In the evening the ship departs for Uglich. BLD

DAY 4 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 was killed. BLD

DAY 5 YAROSLAVL
This morning visit the oldest city on the Volga River, Yaroslavl, a World Heritage site. See the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet and visit the 17th Century Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker containing baroque iconostasis and frescoes depicting the life of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of commerce and traveling. Enjoy some free time at a local market before visiting the Governor's House. BLD

DAY 6 GORITZY
Today you will cruise to Goritzy to visit the Museum of Icons and 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. BLD

DAY 7 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. BLD

DAY 8 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). BLD

DAY 9 ST. PETERSBURG
Welcome to St. Petersburg! Today during your bus city tour you will see some of the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg as well as a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty. Enjoy lunch at city restaurant before continuing on a walking tour of Peterhof (Lower Park). Peter the Great built this grand summer palace in 1720 which is located 29kms from the city on the Gulf of Finland. You will see the beautiful gardens including the world famous gold fountains of the Grand Cascade, the centrepiece of this magnificent estate. BLD

DAY 10 ST.PETERSBURG
This morning you will visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, and discover the amazing collections in the Egyptian hall, War gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, Peter the Great Throne Room and a collection of Italian, Dutch and Spanish Art. BLD

DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG
Today enjoy a free day to explore St Petersburg at your own pace or consider joining one of the Optional Tours. BLD

DAY 12 ST. PETERSBURG
Say farewell to your crew and new friends as your Russian Classic cruise concludes after breakfast. B

  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Daily Supply of Bottled Water
  • Free Tea & Coffee Station
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • 12 day cruise in a river view cabin
  • Excluded: Optional excursions, arrival and departure transfers, gratuities
  • 11 breakfasts including cappuccino and espresso
  • 10 lunches including BBQ ashore in Mandrogi (weather permitting) and lunch in a city restaurant
  • 11 dinners including Captain’s Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited select wine and beer in glasses with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Welcome ‘Bread and Salt’ Ceremony
  • Captain’s Welcome cocktail
  • Russian Tea Ceremony
  • 500ml bottled mineral water per person daily in cabin
  • Coffee Station (tea, coffee & biscuits) available from 06.00hrs to breakfast, 10.00hrs-12.00hrs, 16.00hrs-18.00hrs an 21.00hrs-23.00hrs
  • Guided sightseeing tours of:
    Moscow – City tour including a visit to the Kremlin and one of the Cathedrals in the Kremlin grounds
    Uglich – Walking city tour including a visit to the territory of the Kremlin, the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, the Transfiguration Cathedral
    Yaroslavl – City Tour with visit to the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, interactive tour of the former Governors House (Art Gallery), free time at the local markets and see the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet
    Goritzy – Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons
    Kizhi – The open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture
    St. Petersburg – City tour including a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof (Lower Park) and the Hermitage Museum
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Pricing

Lower Deck
View
View
View
View
View
View
Lower Deck
Twin
Standard Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$2,650
$3,340
$3,340
$3,340
$2,650
$2,650
Main Deck
View
View
View
View
View
View
Main Deck
Twin
Deluxe Twin Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$4,510
$5,750
$5,750
$5,750
$4,510
$4,510
Middle Deck
View
View
View
View
View
View
Middle Deck
DoubleTwinSingle
Deluxe Double CabinJunior SuiteSuiteStandard Twin CabinStandard Single Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$4,810$5,230$6,260$3,720$4,320
$6,150$6,680$8,000$4,740$5,500
$6,150$6,680$8,000$4,740$5,500
$6,150$6,680$8,000$4,740$5,500
$4,810$5,230$6,260$3,720$4,320
$4,810$5,230$6,260$3,720$4,320
Boat Deck
View
View
View
View
View
View
Boat Deck
DoubleTwinSingle
Deluxe Double CabinStandard Twin CabinStandard Single Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$4,810$3,910$4,320
$6,150$4,980$5,500
$6,150$4,980$5,500
$6,150$4,980$5,500
$4,810$3,910$4,320
$4,810$3,910$4,320

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Nikolay Chernishevsky

  • Launched: 1981 (fully refurbished in 2018)
  • Length: 125m
  • Breadth: 16.7m
  • Speed: 26km/h
  • Passengers: 218
  • Cabins: 118
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Medical room
  • Souvenir / Gift Shop
  • Conference Hall / Bar
  • Ironing room
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Boat Deluxe Double  15.5 Window Yes
Standard Twin 10.34 Window Yes
Standard Single 6.4 Window Yes
Middle Suite Double 26 Window Yes
Junior Suite Double 23.5 Window Yes
Deluxe Double 15.5 Window Yes
Standard Twin 10.34 Window Yes
Standard Single 6.4-7.2 Window Yes
Main Deluxe Twin 13.2 Window Yes
Lower Standard Triple 11 Porthole No

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Wardrobe