Imperial Waterways of Russia (Reverse)

A 13-Day Uniworld River Cruises tour starting from $5,999

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Tour Length: 13 Days
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 River Cruises
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Tour Operator: Uniworld River Cruises
Tour Code: UNI-32-2017R
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DISCOVER THE GRANDEUR OF RUSSIA AND ITS BELOVED VOLGA RIVER. 

The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures, and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendor.

Explore the dichotomy of Moscow—rich with monuments to both 15th-century czars and 20th-century Communist leaders. Stand in awe of the massive Kremlin complex, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the extravagant Moscow Metro system. See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful small towns, where locals still engage in traditional crafts. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white-stone churches and gorgeous monasteries. Be amazed by Kizhi Island’s UNESCO-designated Transfiguration Church, a wooden structure built entirely without the use of nails. And uncover regal St. Petersburg, which boasts art-laden galleries and museums, fabled canals, and elegant architecture from a wide variety of epochs.

Everything you can imagine when you think of Russia—gilded icons, rich traditions, incredible architecture, world-class museums, Fabergé eggs, the ballet, and, yes, vodka—are part of this amazing adventure.

Who will enjoy this cruise
Adventurous travelers who wish to sail Russia’s great rivers and lakes, seeing world-class cities and timeless towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning architecture, and legendary art as they go.

 

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
 All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; mineral water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

EXPLORE
1 country
10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Village Day” program
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio–headset system on all excursions

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history

Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, but while the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

 

Day 1 - St. Petersburg (embark)

Arrive at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport and be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 - St. Petersburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Hermitage Museum

Visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace, and prepare to be amazed. Spend your last evening onboard at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 - St. Petersburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Catherine Palace and Park in Pushkin

Tour the splendid Catherine Palace and Park, a rococo masterpiece offering unrivaled luxury.

Day 4 - St. Petersburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

St. Petersburg city tour with canal cruise and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood visit, and Alexandrinsky Theatre ballet performance

See imperial St. Petersburg via a panoramic tour and from the water. Stop to visit the iconic Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. In the evening, be treated to a ballet performed at Alexandrinsky Theatre. Note: If the theatre is closed to the public for a private function, the performance will be held at an alternative venue. Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 5 - Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, Cruising Svir River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Mandrogi “Village Day” walking tour with shashlik picnic lunch ashore

Be guided through the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, home to talented artisans who bring Russia’s past vividly to life, and then enjoy a traditional shashlik picnic lunch.

Day 6 - Kizhi Island, cruising Lake Onega

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture

Marvel at the all-wood Church of Transfiguration at the UNESCO-designated open-air museum.

Day 7 - Goritsy (Kirillov)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Intimate look at daily life in a Russian province

See one of the most beautiful monasteries in the country, the 14th-century St. Cyril of the White Lake Monastery. You’ll also visit the House of Children’s Arts and Crafts, gaining a unique perspective on everyday life in this part of the world.

Day 8 - Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Yaroslavl city tour

Stroll through Yaroslavl’s UNESCO-designated city center with your local expert and step inside the domed Church of Elijah the Prophet, whose interior is covered in frescoes from the floor to the top of the domes.

Day 9 - Uglich

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Uglich walking discovery tour with Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood

Visit one of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, Uglich, home of the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built in honor of the slain son of Ivan the Terrible.

Day 10 - Moscow

Spend your last day in Moscow at leisure.

Day 11 - Moscow

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Kremlin and Armory Museum visit

The legendary Kremlin, a self-contained city with palaces, armories and cathedrals built within a medieval fortress, is the birthplace of Moscow. A huge triangle enclosed in red-brick walls, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the oldest area in Moscow and one of the world’s most beautiful architectural treasures. Tour the Kremlin and Armory Museum with its priceless collection of tsarist treasures, including the coronation robes of the tsars and exquisitely crafted Fabergé eggs.

Day 12 - Moscow

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Moscow city tour, tour of the metro and Arbat Street

Your panoramic tour showcases the best of Moscow: the Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Enjoy a typical Russian lunch before visiting one of the most beautiful subways in the world, and then take stroll down Arbat Street, the longtime hangout of intellectuals and dissidents. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: During your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing may change, depending on closures for holidays or unannounced government functions.

Day 13 - Depart Moscow

Disembark the ship and transfer to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport for your flight home.

 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRAVEL
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria
All transfers on arrival and departure days

TASTE
 All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; mineral water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station

EXPLORE
1 country
10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Village Day” program
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio–headset system on all excursions

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history

Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, but while the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.

 

Port Charges: $0.00

Base category: Category 5

 
 

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