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Imperial Russia 2018
(Moscow to Volgograd)

15 days with Scenic  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Moscow
Welcome to Moscow where you’ll embark your Scenic Tsar boutique ship. (D)
 
Day 2 Moscow
Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro. Then, explore the spectacular Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

Enrich
Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Moscow
Today visit the Kremlin, including the State Armory. (B,L,D)
 
Day 4 Uglich
Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum. (B,L,D)
 
Day 5 Yaroslavl – Kostroma
Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights. After lunch set sail towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs.

Enrich
Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Kostroma - Pylos
This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Kostroma.

Arrive in Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. This historic town is more than 800 years old, and it is associated with Isaac Levitan, one of the most favoured and recognised 19th century Russian landscapists.. (B,L,D)
 
Day 7 Nizhny Novgorod
Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.(B,L,D)
 
Day 8 Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan
As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Kazan. (B,L,D)
 
Day 9 Kazan
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories. (B,L,D)
 
Day 10 Ulyanovsk
Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum. (B,L,D)
 
Day 11 Samara
This morning your ship arrives in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour. (B,L,D)
 
Day 12 Saratov
Discover the unique historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.(B,L,D)
 
Day 13 Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the final destination of your cruise. Famous for the Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the tallest statue of a woman in the world, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during your orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by some leisure time. (B,L,D)
 
Day 14 Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory. (B,L,D)
 
Day 15 Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. (B)
Tour Map
All This Included
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
  • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 7 Freechoice activities
  • 1 Sundowners event
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Tsar
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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