MS Chernishevsky Moscow - St. Petersburg 4-star Cruise 2019
Trip Overview

MS Chernishevsky Moscow - St. Petersburg

Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews
Budget river cruises to Russia

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Volga nature, authentic Russian towns, as well as the two mighty capitals. Have a relaxing and enjoyable time onboard a 4-star ship with modern cabins, participate in fun and educational activities such as Vodka and blini tasting parties, Russian Tea Ceremonies, and language classes.

MS Chernishevsky Moscow - St. Petersburg

12 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Budget river cruises to Russia
From
$3,347
Tour rating: 4.79 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Volga nature, authentic Russian towns, as well as the two mighty capitals. Have a relaxing and enjoyable time onboard a 4-star ship with modern cabins, participate in fun and educational activities such as Vodka and blini tasting parties, Russian Tea Ceremonies, and language classes.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights on board the ship
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your private driver meets you at the airport and takes you to the river port where you board the MS Chernishevsky. Upon arrival, you enjoy a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony and enjoy dinner onboard.​
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Day 2
Moscow Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Kremlin
City tour
Following breakfast onboard you meet your guide at the pier and have a wonderful bus sightseeing tour around the most outstanding Moscow attractions. During the bus tour, you pass many famous locations and avenues. Then you have some free time to explore the beautiful Red Square, see the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and other main sights. Then you pass by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. After lunch in the city center, you proceed to a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol, the mighty Kremlin, where you go inside one of its gorgeous cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes. After the tour, you return to the ship. Entertainment program in the evening.
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Day 3
Free Morning in Moscow & Start of the Cruise
Free Day
Free day
After breakfast on board, you have the morning free for joining optional tours or spending some relaxing time on the ship. After lunch in the second part of the day, the ship departs from the port and the cruise begins. Afterward, there is a Captain's Welcome Cocktail reception, dinner is served on board, a concert and entertainment on the ship follow.
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Take a chance to see the best of authentic Russia, cruising on board of a gorgeous vessel the MS Chernishevsky.

Welcome to Moscow

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

Uglich

second destination
5 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
6 nights on board the ship
Day 4
Exploring Uglich Highlights
City tour
Today after breakfast you may join a Russian language class on the ship. After lunch, you arrive at the small town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started. During the tour, you explore the Kremlin territory, see the Transfiguration Cathedral and the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was murdered in 1591. Following the tour, you return on board and continue cruising. After dinner, there's a Folk concert in the evening.
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Day 5
Touring Yaroslavl
City tour

Today after breakfast you explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - Yaroslavl.

During your guided bus city tour you have some free time at the local market. Then you see the wonderful Church of Elijah the Prophet from the outside and have an inside visit to the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. As a highlight of the day, you have an interactive tour of the former governor's house art gallery.

Then you return to the ship in time for lunch and may then join Russian bingo. A Russian Tea Ceremony is planned next, followed by a Russian language and songs class which you may join. In the evening enjoy a dinner on board and can afterward watch a documentary about Russian history.

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Day 6
Visiting the Monastery of St. Cyril in Goritsy
City tour

After breakfast and lunch, you arrive to Goritsy - a tiny picturesque settlement near White Lake.

Your guided tour includes a visit to the Monastery of St. Cyril, that was founded in 1397 and now houses one of the greatest collections of Russian icons in the world in its museum which you see.

After the tour, you return on board and are welcome to join a Vodka and blini tasting party, later followed by Russian songs class. After dinner, there's a folk concert, entertainment program in the evening.

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Day 7
Exploring the Open-Air Museum of Kizhi
City tour

Today after breakfast you can attend a lecture on Russian fairytales, as well as a class on Russian dances, language and napkin folding on the ship.

After lunch there's a captains bridge tour and a Pirate's treasure seeking game. Then your ship arrives to a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic Kizhi Island.

During your walking tour you explore its famous UNESCO sights, see the dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church from outside built without a single nail, beautiful windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses. You also visit the Intercession Cathedral and a traditional wooden izba house and sauna.

After the tour you return on board in time for a pirate dinner. Entertainment show program in the evening.

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Day 8
Mandrogi Walking Tour
City tour

Today after breakfast you are fere to ask questions about Russia at the Round Table. Then you arrive to Mandrogi - a small village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River.

You spend some wonderful time here during your free time in Mandrogi exploring its beautifully-decorated wooden houses and experiencing the traditional mode of life of the Russian countryside.

You are then welcome to have an outdoor lunch barbeque ashore (provided good weather conditions). Then you return on board and in the evening are invited to a Captain's farewell dinner with a Talent show.

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Take a chance to see the best of authentic Russia, cruising on board of a gorgeous vessel the MS Chernishevsky.

Welcome to Uglich

The gorgeous Volga River winds many unique and impressive towns situated on its great bends, and Uglich is, indeed, one of them. In case you've always wanted to get truly authentic Russia experience, you should definitely explore this ancient town as it is just the perfect location with an exceptional vibe.

Saint Petersburg

third destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights on board the ship
Day 9
St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Hermitage
City tour
Museum
Following breakfast, you arrive to the Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Your guide meets you at the pier and takes you on a sightseeing bus tour around the most famous city attractions. During the tour you have a walking tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and have an inside visit of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. After lunch in the city center you visit one of the world’s largest art museums - the Hermitage. They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage Museum, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry, you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours. After the tour, you return on board in time for dinner.
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Day 10
Day Trip to Peterhof
Day tour
After breakfast, you meet your guide and travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the territory of former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. During the tour, you take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. After the tour you return to the ship, have lunch and dinner on board. Entertainment program in the evening.
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Day 11
Free Day in St. Petersburg or Optional Trips
Free Day
Free day
You have this day free to relax on board the ship or optionally go on optional tours to Pushkin & Pavlovsk. Lunch and dinner are served on board. Entertainment program in the evening.
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Day 12
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer
This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise. After breakfast your private driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you've enjoyed both Russian capitals and small cities lying in between and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.
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Take a chance to see the best of authentic Russia, cruising on board of a gorgeous vessel the MS Chernishevsky.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in MS Chernishevsky ship cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control;
  • Daily meals daily in the ship's restaurant (meal service starts with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation);
  • Water for all meals on board the ship;
  • Coffee-station for early risers;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and other transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Guided tours in ports of call and in the cities;
  • Onboard entertainment such as classes, workshops, tastings, etc;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival-departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Volga towns, and St. Petersburg
  • Delicious meals and tastings on board the ship
  • Entertaining activities, including concerts, folk shows, Russian songs classes, and more
  • Day trip to Peterhof
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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