14 nights River Cruise of Russia’s Wonders – Scenic Cruises

Number of nights: 15 | Prices From: £4595 | Location: Europe | Dates: July August September | Year: 2019 | ★★★★★

Russia Trip
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From the haunting beauty of St. Petersburg to the might and splendor of Moscow, in the words of Winston Churchill, Russia has always been ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’.

Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey from Volgograd to Moscow. The great Mother Volga introduces captivating heritage highlights at every turn, and the Scenic Tsar promises safe, comfortable, and luxurious passage on this mighty waterway.

Begin in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, and pay a visit to the 10 monuments dedicated to the momentous Battle of Stalingrad. In Kazan, visit the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym, and discover the colourful heritage of the Tatars during a private performance of folk dancing, music, and stories. Following the Volga north, visit Nizhny Novgorod, a 13th-century city renowned as the third capital of Russia. Here, ride Europe’s longest cable car or enjoy a guided tour through the eccentric Maxim Gorky’s Museum House – one of the cultural highlights of the journey.


  • Day 1 – St. Petersburg
    Welcome to St. Petersburg. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.
    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2 – St. Petersburg
    Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof. Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 – St. Petersburg
    Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover the Yusupov Palace.
    Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited
    to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for the official welcome dinner.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 – St. Petersburg
    Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.
    Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 – St. Petersburg
    A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 – Mandrogi
    Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 – Kizhi Island
    Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 – Goritsy
    Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 – Yaroslavl
    Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 – Uglich
    Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow on a guided tour.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 – Moscow
    Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12 – Moscow
    Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13 – Moscow
    Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
    Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 – Moscow
    Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 – Moscow
    After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
    Meals included: Breakfast
Standard Suite E Balcony Suite BA Balcony Suite BB Balcony Suite B Deluxe Balcony Suite PA Deluxe Balcony Suite P
12th May 2019 £4,595 £5,490 £5,590 £5,690 £5,990 £6,290
9th June 2019 £4,695 £5,590 £5,690 £5,790 £6,090 ££6,390
23th June 2019 £4,695 £5,590 £5,690 £5,790 £6,090 6,390
7th July 2019 £4,595 £5,490 £5,590 £5,690 £5,990 £6,290
21st July 2019 £4,595 £5,490 £5,590 £5,690 £5,990 £6,290
4th August 2019 £4,595 £5,490 £5,590 £5,690 £5,990 £6,290
18th August 2019 £4,595 £5,490 £5,590 £5,690 £5,990 £6,290
1st September 2019 £4,695 £5,590 £5,690 £5,790 £6,090 £6,390
15th September 2019 £4,695 £5,590 £5,690 £5,790 £6,090 £6,390

Prices are available in Euros on request.

All prices are per person and are based on 2 people sharing a room/cabin. Single supplements do apply. All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board lunches and dinners
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise only. Flights can be added at an additional charge.

Number of nights: 15 | Prices From: £4595 | Location: Europe | Dates: July August September | Year: 2019 | ★★★★★ | Expires: 20190915

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