Itinerary + Map

Welcome to imperial St. Petersburg! Following embarkation and a traditional “Bread & Salt” ceremony, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and afterwards enjoy this evenings dinner. D

Today during your bus city tour you will see some of the imperial palaces and stunning cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty. This afternoon visit the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, located in the former Winter Palace of the Tsars. Here you have the chance to see 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

Today is free to further explore this enchanting city on your own or partake in the optional tour on offer. BLD

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

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

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

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

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

On today’s city tour you see many of the city’s iconic landmarks including Red Square, the GUM, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Tverskaya street. BLD


Your tour today 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 as well as visit one of its historic cathedrals. BLD

Your Russian Classic cruise concludes after breakfast. B

  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Free Tea & Coffee Station
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • 11 day cruise in a river view cabin
  • Excluded: Optional excursions, arrival and departure transfers
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches – including BBQ ashore in Mandrogui (weather permitting)
  • 10 dinners
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Welcome ‘Bread and Salt’ Ceremony
  • Captain’s Welcome cocktail
  • 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:
    St. Petersburg – City tour including a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage Museum
    Kizhi – The Museum of Wooden Architecture
    Goritzy – Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake and the Museum of Icons
    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
    Uglich – Walking city tour with a visit to the territory of Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral
    Moscow – City tour including the Kremlin with a visit to one of the Cathedrals in the Kremlin grounds


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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


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