Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg

Explore St. Petersburg before boarding Scenic Tsar in Moscow for a luxurious river cruise along the Volga. Enjoy guided tours and grand sights of Russia.

18 Days
St Petersburg to Stalingrad (Volgograd)
From (USD)
$ 10,535
$ 7,535
Dates & Pricing

2019 St Petersburg > Stalingrad (Volgograd)

Unlock the mysteries of Russia

With a rich cultural history and an extraordinary military past, contemporary Russia is the confluence of centuries of influence.
Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night stay in St. Petersburg. Travel by train to Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your luxury Russia river cruise. To travel along the Volga River between the two great cities of Moscow and Stalingrad is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
IRRP
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
St Petersburg
Return City:
Stalingrad (Volgograd)

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - St. Petersburg

    Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay.

  2. Day 2 - St. Petersburg

    Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Explore the Imperial Bath House at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - St. Petersburg > Moscow

    Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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 St. Basil’s Cathedral.

    Enrich

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Moscow

    Visit the magnificent Kremlin, including the State Armoury.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Uglich

    Freechoice

    Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Yaroslavl > Kostroma

    Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs.

    Enrich

    Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kostroma > Plyos

    After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan

    Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kazan

    See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ulyanovsk

    Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex and discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Samara

    Arrive in Samara, situated at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, and take a guided city tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Saratov

    Explore the historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Arrive at your final cruise destination, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad. Infamous for the WWII Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the world’s tallest statue of a woman, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during an orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by time at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Start with a guided city tour, including a visit to the truly spectacular 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Stalingrad (Volgograd)

    Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 45 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 15 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 throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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