Description

Explore the great cities of the Czars, magical Golden Ring towns, and delightful Russian countryside as you cruise the Russian Waterways from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Admire the domes of Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral and the treasures of the medieval Kremlin. Take in the majesty of czarist Russia at St. Petersburg‘s Alexander Column and Winter Palace. Discover the magical Golden Ring cities, their fortified monasteries, golden-domed cathedrals, and the “living museums” that are the heart of ancient Russia. The combination of history and art, together with an insight into the modern Russia of today, makes for an in-depth and all-encompassing trip. Join us on this once in a lifetime cruise!

THE M/S IVAN BUNIN
The M/S Ivan Bunin is an elegant vessel offering comfortable and well-appointed cabins and spacious public areas including three bars and a lounge where you can delight in panoramic views and watch the world sail by, or enjoy a beverage and catch up with newfound friends. There is also a large Sun Deck which is a perfect place to observe the bucolic Volga River scenery. The M/S Ivan Bunin features a total of 96 cabins, all outside, each with a large window that opens (except the lower deck cabins with nonoperational portholes). All cabins have en-suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning/heating, satellite TV/radio channel, mini-fridge, and in-room safe. The ship also features a beauty salon and a small souvenir shop. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and the experienced chefs serve both international and Russian cuisine with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. A wide range of included drinks are offered daily from 8:00am until midnight. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable and informative, and they will enrich the overall relaxed and convivial atmosphere on board.

Highlights

  • Pack and unpack only once
  • Cruise Russian Waterways between Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Two nights in Moscow on board the ship
  • Iconic sights of Moscow
  • Medieval Kremlin
  • Red Square
  • St. Basil Cathedral
  • Bolshoi Theatre
  • Tverskaya Street
  • Golden Ring cities
  • Shimmering blue onion domes of the Chapel of Prince Dimitry of Uglich
  • Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl, a masterpiece of Orthodox architecture
  • Grandiose Kirill-Belozersky Monastery
  • Church of Transfiguration in Kizhi, a unique onion domed masterpiece completely built of wood without a single metal nail
  • Bucolic Russian landscapes dotted with quaint dachas
  • Open-air museum of Russian wooden architecture in Mandrogi
  • Two nights on board the ship in St. Petersburg
  • Iconic sights of St. Petersburg
  • Hermitage Museum and its staggering collection of art
  • Church of Spilled Blood
  • Admiralty
  • St. Isaac Cathedral
  • Onboard entertainment and discussions with expert local guides

Day By Day Itinerary

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Program, vessel and routing are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 10 nights on board the 4-star M/S IVAN BUNIN. All staterooms outside, each with private bathroom, large picture window, air-conditioning, satellite TV/radio channels and safe
  • SUPERB CUISINE - All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during your cruise as well as wine, coffee and tea with lunch and dinner. Open bar daily with local wine, draft beer and soft drinks
  • WELCOME RECEPTION - Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • DAILY ENTERTAINMENT - Daily music performances on board
  • PORTS OF CALL - We cruise to the fascinating and historic towns and cities of Moscow (2-night stay), Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogi, and St. Petersburg (2-night stay)
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - For your enjoyment we have daily guided tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg, visits to Kizhi, Goritzy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and much more
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as onboard discussions on Russian history, the current political situation in Russia, and Russian language lessons
  • PROFESSIONAL CRUISE DIRECTOR - Assistance of an experienced cruise director on board
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE - Assistance of a professional local guide during transfers from airport/boat/airport
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport to the boat
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • PORT TAXES & FEES - All ship’s port taxes and fees

Optional Extension Includes

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Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

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