Cruise: MS Tolstoy Moscow - St. Petersburg

Get the gist of Russia cruising with our most popular 4-star cruise ship MS Lev Tolstoy and enjoy an impeccable service, exquisite meals, comfortable accommodation and warm friendly atmosphere provided on board.

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Tour details
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Type: 4-star cruise
From: $2,473 per person
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Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2015
Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2015
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Day 1
Arrival in Moscow -
Welcome to the brilliant Russian capital - Moscow! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the river port to board the MS Lev Tolstoy. In the evening you enjoy Welcome Dinner on board and have the rest of the day free.
Day 2
Moscow City Tour -
Today you have a guided city around the most famous Moscow attractions. You stroll around Red Square enjoying great views of the St. Basil's Cathedral, go inside GUM and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time and availability permit), and visit the territory of the Novodevichy Convent. Lunch in the city center is included. After the tour you return onboard. The rest of the day is free.
Day 3
Tour of the Kremlin & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery -
Today you go on a guided tour of the Kremlin. During the tour you go inside its terrirory and explore the famous Square of Four Cathedrals, where you visit one of its gorgeous 15th-century cathedrals. Then your guide takes you to the Tretyakov Gallery you spend several amazing hours viewing the gems of its collection. After the tour you return on board and your cruise starts.
Day 4
Stop in Uglich -
Today you make a stop in Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dimitry-on-Blood, the Kremlin territory and the Transfiguration Cathedral. After the tour you return to your ship.
Day 5
Stop in Yaroslavl & Rostov the Great -
Today you have a bus city tour of Yaroslavl with visits to the Saviour-Transfiguration monastery, the church of St. Nicolas the Wonder-Worker and the territory of Possad. Later you are transferred to Rostov the Great to enjoy a panoramic bus city tour, that includes visits to the Kremlin territory and the Assumption Cathedral. After the tour you return to your ship.
Day 6
Stop in Goritsy -
This day you enjoy a guided walking Goritsy tour and visit its historic Resurrection convent, a local school and a local house. After the tour you return to your ship.
Day 7
Stop at Kizhi -
Today you walk through the island of Kizhi and see its famous Pogost with the massive Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, superb windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses, and visit a beautiful Intercession Church. After the tour you return on board.
Day 8
Stop in Mandrogi -
Today you make a stop in Mandrogi, where you explore original wooden houses, traditional Russian bakeries, and crafts exhibitions and have some free time to buy authentic Russian souvenirs. Later you enjoy a traditional Russian picnic ashore with shashlik (meat kebab) made on the grill. After the tour you return on board.
Day 9
St. Petersburg City Tour & Visit to the Hermitage -
Today you arrive in St. Petersburg. During your panoramic city tour you see Palace Square, Nevsky prospect, Isaac's Cathedral, Cathedral of Savior on the Spilt Blood, and visit the Peter and Paul fortress. After lunch in the city center your guide takes you to the Hermitage, where shows you the best rooms and halls of this world-renowned museum. After the tour you return on board.
Day 10
Trip to Pushkin -
Today you travel to Pushkin to visit its brilliant Catherine's Palace and take a walk around its lavish parks and gardens. Lunch in the local restaurant is included. After the tour you return on board.
Day 11
Trip to Peterhof -
Today you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. During the tour you visit the magnificent Grand Palace and take a walk in the splendid Lower Park exploring the Grand Cascade with the famous Samson Fountain. After the tour you return on board.
Day 12
Departure from St. Petersburg -
After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Reviews about this trip

Annora Mostert
I just want to thank you and Travel-All-Russia for making our trip an unforgettable experience. It was definitely one of my best trips ever and everything was extremely well organized. I will definitely recommend Travel-All-Russia to everybody who wants to visit Russia.

Rae Brammer-Wilson & William Wilson
My husband and I want to let you know just how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Russia that was booked through you. We were not let down. In fact, we were so impressed by the coordination, the friendliness, the promptness of all involved. Everything outdid our expectations. The hotels were wonderful, the guides were perfect and informative, the ship was just as we expected, and the food was fabulous. We will always remember this trip and thank you so much for your guidance.

What's included

tick Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathrooms, individual climate control and large picture window;
   
tick One lunch in the city center in Moscow and two lunches in St. Petersburg;
   
tick Three meals daily in the ship's restaurants with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
   
tick One glass of wine for every dinner on board of the ship only, water is included for all meals at the restaurant plus daily in the cabin (1 bottle);
   
tick Meal service on board begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation;
   
tick Coffee-station for early risers;
   
tick Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
   
tick Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours on shore and entrance fees;
   
tick Short on board classes on Russian history, language and even singing;
   
tick Nightly entertainment and dancing;
   
tick Tour of the ship’s bridge;
   
tick Full Russian visa processing service for US and Australian customers and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
   
tick Airport transfers.

Not included: airfares, optional tours, port charges, gratuities and personal spendings

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Jul 21 - Aug 1, 2015 $2,473
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Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2015 $2,549
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Visa

Many of our tours include visa support. We arrange visas to Russia, China, Mongolia, Ukraine and Belarus. Please refer to What's included section to see if visa service is included in this tour program.

Our Visa Departments in Washington DC and Sydney provide comprehensive visa service for US and Australian citizens and residents. We will prepare your application and take it to the Russian Consulate, and make sure that it is perfect (approval rate of our applications is 99.9%). Customers from other countries can also utilize our visa support. We will issue official visa invitation, which is required for applying for Russian visa, and provide you with step-by-step instructions for the application process. 

United States / Australian customers

 

Visa service included in your tour We will prepare your application package and submit it to the Russian Consulate in Washington DC and Sydney. 

 

Visa service is not included in your tour program You can apply for visas on your own OR you can purchase our visa services: Visa section


Customers from other countries

 

Visa service included in your tour We will send you a Russian visa invitation. Document preparation service can be purchased as an option.

 

Visa service is not included in your tour program You can apply for visas on your own OR you can purchase our visa service. Visa section

 

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Sights included in program

Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery

Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery

Over one thousand years of Russia's finest art. From Rublev to Shishkin, over 170,000 exhibits of religious and modern art await Why you should see it
Moscow: Novodevichiy Convent

Moscow: Novodevichiy Convent

Moscow's most well-known cloister with golden domes and untouched since the 17th century on the banks of the Moskva River. Come see a setting from some of Tolstoy's major works Why you should see it
Moscow: the Kremlin

Moscow: the Kremlin

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World. Learn why you should see it Why you should see it
Uglich

Uglich

Dating back to the 10th century Russia and reigned by Ivan the Terrible's brother Yury and the location of Ivan the Terrible's son's death. Dark, culturally rich, and an experience unlike any other Why you should see it
Goritsy

Goritsy

The only active female monastery in this region of Russia. From religious practice to the of housing of political opponents, Goritsy is a slice of Russia's deep and diverse history Why you should see it
Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island

The quaint and quirky island life of Russia awaits. Step into the 16th century traditional life of Russia in the open air museum of Kizhi and experience the past first-hand Why you should see it
Mandrogi

Mandrogi

From homemade vodka to horse-draw carriages and traditional craftwork, this is a step back in time for every visitor. Lose yourself in tradition and folklore Why you should see it
St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum

Come experience over 2 centuries or Slavic art from paintings and graphic work to archeology and imperial porcelain exhibits. There is nothing like it Why you should see it
St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace

St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace

Experience the life of luxury at the summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. History and splendor abound in a gateway into the life of the Empress herself Why you should see it
St. Petersburg: Peterhof

St. Petersburg: Peterhof

Mind-boggling palace and park complex of Peterhof with its impressive palace, fountains with golden statues and breathtaking parks is an absolute must-see Why you should see it

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