Waterways of the Tsars

13 Day River Cruise from $7,995*pp
10 Guided Tours | 1 Country

See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow’s Red Square. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Savor Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya in riverside Mandrogy village. Envision Peter the Great luxuriating in massive Peterhof Palace, then see how multiple families shared living space at a Soviet-era kommunalka. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, this 13-day voyage reveals the real Russia as never before.



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Highlights

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Gratuities

Stateroom Includes

  • River-view stateroom
  • Most Deluxe Staterooms have hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 26" flat-screen Sony® TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower in Suites & Jr. Suites
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Itinerary:

Day 1: Moscow, Russia
The crenellated red brick walls of Moscow’s Kremlin surround many towers, cathedrals and palaces.

Day 2: Moscow, Russia
The immense scale of Moscow, a major cultural and economic metropolis as well as Russia’s pulsing political center, is breathtaking.

Day 3: Moscow, Russia
Majestic Moscow, one of the world’s greenest cities, decorates even its subway stations lavishly with art and magnificent chandeliers.

Day  4: Moscow, Russia
A metropolis of grand boulevards, regal monuments and onion-domed cathedrals, by night Moscow masterfully illuminates its landmarks.

Day 5: Uglich, Russia
Founded in 1148 along the Volga River, Uglich is a magnificent city to behold from the river.

Day 6: Yaroslavl, Russia
Stretching 18 miles along both banks of the Volga amidst a region of forests, Yaroslavl was founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

Day 7: Kuzino, Russia
Kuzino’s renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was founded by Saint Cyril in 1397.

Day 8: Kizhi, Russia
Situated at the north end of Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to the famed Open Air Museum of Architecture.

Day 9: Mandrogy, Russia
Reconstructed as an open air museum, Mandrogy keeps the traditions of Russian villages alive.

Day 10: St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg has been called “Venice of the North” for its many islands, canals and bridges.

Day 11: St. Petersburg, Russia
Inspired by Europe’s cultural capitals, St. Petersburg is Russia’s most Western city.

Day 12: St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is graced by grand boulevards, a lacework of canals, baroque buildings, resplendent palaces and dazzling onion-domed churches.

Day 13: St. Petersburg, Russia
Priceless art and world-class ballet elevate St. Petersburg more than its founder, Peter the Great, could have dreamed.




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