Russian River Cruise on Sale Now

Save $600 per couple

Sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow on this affordable cruise through Russia on the M.S. Chernyshevksy Ship, filled with culture, art, and music throughout your journey.  During your cruise, you will visit and see many highlights in St. Petersburg, visit Mandrogui, Kizhi, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.

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Russian River Cruise

11 Days | St. Petersburg to Moscow

Now from $3,019*pp


  • 10-night, 4-star river cruise on the M.S. Chernyshevsky ship in outside stateroom with private facilities
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Services of a professional Tour Director



Day 1:   Arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to Russia! If you arrive early, embark on to your cruise ship, store your luggage on board, and start discovering St. Petersburg with the help of the CosmosGO app. Check into your cabin will be available from 4 pm. (D)

Day 2:   St. Petersburg

Admire St. Petersburg's historic centre on the included orientation with photo stops (entrance fees not included). Take in highlights such as the Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace facade and Nevsky Prospect with the ornate onion-shaped dome of the Church of the Resurrection and St Isaac Cathedral. After an included lunch, visit Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, and the Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of Catherine the Great. Founded in 1764, this is one of the largest museums in the world, with a collection of over 2.7 million items. In the evening, choose from a range of optional excursions. (B,L,D)

Day 4:   Mandrogui

Built to resemble a traditional Russian hamlet, Mandrogui is set amid attractive parkland on the banks of the Svir River and is peppered with wooden buildings topped with colourful tiles and ornate carvings. Enjoy the shops and artisan workshops before indulging in a tasty Russian treat, a succulent shashlik kebab. In the afternoon back on board, there will be a Russian language and Russian dance lesson with live music in the bar this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5:   Kizhi

Cruise to Lake Onega's picturesque island of Kizhi for a visit to the impressive Museum of Wooden Architecture. Famed for its distinctive Transfiguration Church with 22 cupolas, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to many other ancient wooden buildings, painstakingly relocated from all over Russia. Return to the ship, and join this afternoon's activities including a Captain's bridge tour, a Russian tea party, and a classical music concert after dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6:   Goritsy

This morning, enjoy a traditional Russian song class while cruising across the White Lake to Goritsy, a quaint village near the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St. Cyrill) Monastery. In the afternoon, learn more about local sacred art at the Monastery's Museum of Icons. Back on board, join an optional Matryoshka painting lesson, and dance the afternoon away, if you wish. After dinner, enjoy a concert and more dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 7:   Yaroslavl

Arrive in Yaroslavl, one of Russia's "Golden Ring" cities. View the city's highlights on the included sightseeing coach tour. See the exterior of the Church of Elijah the Prophet before visiting the colourful local markets, the Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker, and the Governor's House interactive art exhibition. Return to the ship before setting sail and enjoying an authentic Russian dinner as you cruise. There will be folk music and dancing at the bar tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 8:   Uglich

Another "Golden Ring" city, Uglich is one of Russia's best-loved towns. Explore this fascinating, 12th-century village on a walking tour, including the former Kremlin, the haunting Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral. Lunch will be on board the MS Chernishevsky, followed by afternoon activities, including a presentation on Russian traditional crafts, a Russian language lesson, and Russian songs. In the evening, relax as you enjoy the Captain's dinner followed by a talent show, which is open to everyone. (B,L,D)

Day 9:   Moscow

This morning, sail the Moscow Canal to Russia's capital, one of the world's most impressive and interesting cities. Explore Moscow on an included afternoon city tour, admiring highlights such as the colourful onion-shaped domes of St. Basil Cathedral, the legendary Red Square, Novodevichy Convent, and spectacular views from the Sparrow Hills. Spend the rest of your time in Moscow at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 10:   Moscow

Marvel at imposing red-brick roofs and extravagant palaces on today's included visit to the famous Kremlin. View historic Cathedral Square, where gleaming gold domes and cupolas sit atop three of the Kremlin's best-known architectural treasures: the Dormition, Annunciation, and Archangel Michael Cathedrals. This afternoon, you can choose to attend the optional excursions available, or take a coach transfer to the city centre for your independent sightseeing (extra cost). Enjoy a final dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 11:   Moscow

Check out after breakfast and disembark. Tour ends in Moscow. (B)


*Terms and Conditions: All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publishing (10/12/19), is subject to availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Save $600 per couple valid on all 2020 Russian River Cruise departures. From $3,019 per person, twin share departing 29/08/20 includes saving of $300 per person. Offer is not combinable with any other offer except Welcome Back Credit and Second Tour discount (may be applied when multiple tours are booked at the same time for travel within the same calendar year). A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person per tour is required within 7 days or by 31/07/20 (whichever comes first) to secure reservation and offers. Offers applicable to singles – single supplement applies. Offer reliant on space and availability and applies to new 2020 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: Cosmos