Itinerary + Map

Welcome to Moscow! Following embarkation, tonight there will be a briefing on the cruise and the optional tours, followed by dinner. D

On today' s panoramic city tour you will see many of the iconic sights of the Russian capital including the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the GUM and the Bolshoi Theatre. After lunch in a city restaurant, 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. BLD

Late this afternoon 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

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. You will also visit the Museum of Russian Icons, with more than 1,000 icons and related artefacts, the Museum offers a unique and personalized experience rich with art, history, and culture. 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

This morning, cruise to the traditional Russian village of Mandrogi to view some fine examples of wooden architecture. If the weather is favourable, a barbeque lunch will be served ashore on the banks of the Sevir River, where you have a chance to taste the Russian shashlik (kebab). BLD

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. BLD

Your Jewels of Russia cruise concludes on disembarkation after breakfast. B

  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Free Tea & Coffee Station
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • Luggage handling
  • 8 day cruise in a river view cabin
  • Excluded: Optional excursions (made available on board)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches – including Russian BBQ
  • 7 dinners
  • Captains Dinner
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Complimentary tea/coffee available
  • Russian Tea ceremony
  • Vodka tasting
  • Guided sightseeing tours of:
    Moscow – City tour with Kremlin and cathedral visit
    Uglich – visit to the Kremlin Territory, the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, the Transfiguration Cathedral
    Goritzy – Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, Museum of Icons
    Kizhi – Museum of Wooden Architecture
    St. Petersburg – City tour with Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum


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Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Crucelake

  • Country built: Germany
  • Launched: 1986
  • Renovated: 2018/2019
  • Length: 129m
  • Breadth: 16.7m
  • Speed: 25.5km/h
  • Passenger: 254
  • Cabins: 133
  • Sun deck with loungers
  • 2 restaurants offering both continental and Russian cuisine
  • 3 bars
  • Souvenir shop
  • Concert hall & cinema
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Craft workshop
  • Ironing room
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Boat Deck Junior Suite Double/Twin 17.5-21 Balcony Yes
Deluxe Double/Twin 15.5-16 Balcony Yes
Deluxe Double/Twin 14 Window Yes
Single Single 7.6 Balcony Yes
Middle Deck Superior Twin 10 Window Yes
Standard Twin 10 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Twin 10 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Twin 13 Porthole No


  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer