Firebird Cruise (Moscow - St. Petersburg)
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Firebird Cruise (Moscow - St. Petersburg)

13 days7 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 412 Reviews
River cruises to Russia

Experience one of our most coveted programs in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Enjoy a spectacular Volga voyage on 5-star "Mustai Karim"  cruise liner, the best luxury hotels, an expertly created itinerary, and quick connections in a group of up to 14 people.

13 days7 cities
Russia1 country
From
$7,299
Moscow, Russia
4
days
Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

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1
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Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to the hotel for check-in. 

The rest of the day is free to relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.

2
day
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and have a transfer to the world-famous treasure trove of Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have an amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

We hope you are hungry because it's lunchtime! After a delicious Russian meal, your guide takes you to the breathtaking Red Square, where you discover the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral from the outside as well as the inside. After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

3
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Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

This day is dedicated to exploring one of the most outstanding icons of the Russian capital - the Kremlin and its Armoury. Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and make your way to the Kremlin territory.

Once on the Kremlin territory, you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals. 

Another highlight is a visit to the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After the tour, you return to the hotel.

4
day
Sparrow Hills and Boarding

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and get ready for your last moments in Moscow. Today your guide and driver take you to witness the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow. No better way to say "till the next time" to this incredible city!

Following Sparrow Hills, you are taken to the cruise terminal where you board the fantastic 5-star Mustai Karim vessel and begin your voyage towards Saint Petersburg.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow

Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

Moscow, Russia
1
day
Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
"Mustai Karim" Boarding

Welcome to the spectacular ship Mustai Karim!

After stepping on board this beautiful liner, you go through a short registration. Then you meet with the ship's professional crew over a cocktail, marking the beginning of your unforgettable journey!

Finally, we warmly invite you to spend the afternoon getting to know your fellow travelers during lunch, served on the main deck's restaurant.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Mustai Karim Cruise Ship

Featuring a modern minimalistic design with an Eastern touch, "Mustai Karim" is a 5-star hotel-vessel that combines literary heritage and cosmopolitan entertainment to fascinate its guests.

Uglich, Russia
1
day
Russia

Uglich is a unique place that gives a new perspective on Russia's character. Take a journey from the noisy and bustling metropolises like Moscow and St. Petersburg to the small and quiet town of Uglich. It'll definitely surprise you with its historical significance, scenic river panoramas, and centuries-old landmarks!

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5
day
Exploring Uglich

Our first berth is located in the ancient Russian town – Uglich. The most famous page of its' chronicle is the murder of Tsarevich Dmitry – Ivan the Terrible's son: the walls of the local Kremlin still guard the secrets of this tragedy.

During your tour around Uglich, you step inside the Church of Tsarevich Dmitry, where you enjoy the subtleties of the tsarist epoche architecture and admire the age-old Orthodox culture. 

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Mustai Karim Cruise Ship

Featuring a modern minimalistic design with an Eastern touch, "Mustai Karim" is a 5-star hotel-vessel that combines literary heritage and cosmopolitan entertainment to fascinate its guests.

Goritsy Monastery
1
day
Russia

The charming town of Goritsy is a wonderful place that gives you an entirely different perspective on Russia's character. You can start your journey in the noisy and bustling metropolises like Moscow and St. Petersburg, but be sure to end it in this small yet quiet town which will surely please you with its good-natured people as well as unforgettable beauty!

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6
day
Exploring Goritsy

Today, after crossing the Volga-Baltic Canal, you head to Goritsy-a village in the Kirillovsky district of the Vologda region. The village of Goritsy was first mentioned in written sources of the XVI century under the name "Maiden Mountain." Goritsy is famous for its' rich Russian cultural heritage: an incredible number of religious architecture monuments and medieval monasteries amaze the imagination! By the way, you have an excellent opportunity to visit one of them after disembarkation.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Mustai Karim Cruise Ship

Featuring a modern minimalistic design with an Eastern touch, "Mustai Karim" is a 5-star hotel-vessel that combines literary heritage and cosmopolitan entertainment to fascinate its guests.

Kizhi views
1
day
Russia

Kizhi Island, a picturesque Russian island covered in wooden structures that have been standing for hundreds of years. For anyone who has seen Russia or visited the country's architecture museums, Kizhi is one place you won't want to miss!

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7
day
Kizhi Island Exploration

Good morning to another day of cruising on the Volga river. We're getting close to the halfway point!

Today as you take the first steps on the Karelian island – Kizhi, you begin to feel the spirit of bright antiquity and boundless freedom of the Russian land. From time immemorial, Kizhi has been famous for its craft. Once there lived artists and poets who passed their skills down through the generations. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Mustai Karim Cruise Ship

Featuring a modern minimalistic design with an Eastern touch, "Mustai Karim" is a 5-star hotel-vessel that combines literary heritage and cosmopolitan entertainment to fascinate its guests.

Mandrogui views
1
day
Russia

A quaint, picturesque village located in a thick forest on the Svir River — halfway between bustling St. Petersburg and the lonely island of Kizhi famous for towering onion-top churches — Mandrogui is a unique and worth seeing place. 

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8
day
Exploring Mandrogi

Look out of the cabin window - you'll be captured by a picturesque view of the fabulous fields, wooden houses, and craft shops! Are we in medieval Russia? You're almost right - we moored in Mandrogi! Located on the sprawling banks of the Svir River, the village of Mandrogi gives the impression of a medieval settlement. However, it was built relatively not long ago – at the end of the last century. The village was created with potential travelers in mind, offering many interactive experiences in craft houses, with the most popular being the visit to the Museum of Vodka. Here you can find out more about Russian drinking culture and feel close to the authentic peasant culture.
The highlight of the day is a picnic under the open sky. 

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Mustai Karim Cruise Ship