The MS Lev Tolstoy is rightly rated among the top cruise ships sailing between Moscow and St. Petersburg. This recently renovated river vessel is an ideal option for travelers seeking an intimate, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. The ship is perfectly equipped, accommodates 160 guests and features well-appointed comfortable cabins, elegant public areas, high-quality service and a diverse entertaining program on board.

*Note: 2017 cruise departures have limited availability, cabins are upon request

City:
Saint Petersburg, Kizhi Island, Yaroslavl, Uglich, Moscow
Duration:
11 days
Type:
3-star cruise
From:
$2,399
Next date:
May 20, 2017 - May 30, 2017 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in St. Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg - the crown jewel of Russia and one of the world's most beautiful cities! On board the MS Lev Tolstoy you are welcomed with a traditional Russian “bread and salt” ceremony. In the evening you enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

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Day 2
St. Petersburg City Tour & Visit to the Hermitage Museum

In the morning after breakfast you meet your private guide and go on a panoramic bus city tour around the most famous St. Petersburg attractions.

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Day 3
Free Day in St. Petersburg

Today after breakfast you have the day free to explore the treasures of St.

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Day 4
Mandrogi Walking Tour

Today you explore Mandrogi - a small village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River.

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Day 5
Tour of Kizhi Island

Today you see a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic Kizhi Island.

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Day 6
Visiting the Monastery of St. Cyril in Goritsy

Today you arrive in Goritsy - a petite picturesque settlement near White Lake. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Monastery of St.

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Day 7
Exploring Yaroslavl Highlights

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

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Day 8
Uglich Walking Sightseeing Tour

Today you arrive in the small town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

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Day 9
Moscow City Tour

After lunch you arrive in the bustling capital of Russia - Moscow.

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Day 10
Moscow Sightseeing Tour & Visit to the Kremlin

Following breakfast you go on a guided tour to the symbol of Russian power - the majestic Kremlin.

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Day 11
Departure from Moscow

This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg - Moscow adventure.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Price

$2,399
Deposit $500
Main Deck Triple
sold out
$2,497
Deposit $500
Main Deck Twin
sold out
$2,657
Deposit $500
Middle Deck Twin
sold out
$3,129
Deposit $500
Junior Suite
sold out
$3,299
Deposit $500
Suite
sold out
$2,875
Deposit $500
Standard Single
sold out

What's included

  • Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control and large picture window;
  • Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship;
  • Services of English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides;
  • One lunch in the city center in St. Petersburg;
  • Three meals daily in the ship's restaurants with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
  • 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);
  • Meal service on board begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation;
  • Coffee-station for early risers;
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
  • Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours on shore and entrance fees;
  • On-board entertainment including a Russian language course, Russian songs lessons, “Russian tea ceremony” with tea and Russian pies, “Vodka show” with vodka and blini tasting, a cocktail party, etc;
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing;
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary.;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

    Not included: airfares and optional tours, gratuities and personal expenses.

Ship

Lev Tolstoy Cruise Ship
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Constructed in 1979 by skilled Austrian shipwrights, the Lev Tolstoy has been recently refitted with all modern amenities to become one of the top ships on Russian waterways.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg

Welcome to St. Petersburg - the crown jewel of Russia and one of the world's most beautiful cities!

On board the MS Lev Tolstoy you are welcomed with a traditional Russian “bread and salt” ceremony.

In the evening you enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board of the MS Lev Tolstoy and have the rest of the day free. You can either explore the fantastic center of St. Petersburg on your own or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day. This day finishes with a fascinating musical evening in the bar.

Dinner is included.

Day 2: St. Petersburg City Tour & Visit to the Hermitage Museum

In the morning after breakfast you meet your private guide and go on a panoramic bus city tour around the most famous St. Petersburg attractions.

You get to see the bustling Palace embankment, Winter palace, the Spire of the Basil Island, Nevsky Prospect, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square.

You also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress  where you see the Peter I monument, Commandant's house and Nevsky Gate, and go inside the Peter and Paul Cathedral - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

Following lunch at a city restaurant your guide takes you to one of the largest art museums in the world - Hermitage Museum. It houses its unique collection, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Monet and Kandinsky, in the halls of the Winter Palace.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, 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 to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: Free Day in St. Petersburg

Today after breakfast you have the day free to explore the treasures of St. Petersburg on your own or joining our carefully-planned optional tour the Catherine's Palace in Pushkin and to Peterhof Palace complex.

Today your amazing cruise starts. In the evening you enjoy Captain's Welcome Cocktail with a presentation of the crew and staff followed by dinner and entertainment on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4: Mandrogi Walking Tour

Today you explore Mandrogi - a small village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River. Here you spend a wonderful time walking through this vacation village, enjoying its beautifully-decorated wooden houses and experiencing the traditional mode of life of the Russian countryside. 

Later you enjoy a traditional Russian picnic ashore with shashlik barbecue (meat kebab) made on the grill.

After the tour you return to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Tour of Kizhi Island

Today you see a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic Kizhi Island. During your walking tour you explore its famous Pogost with the dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, and visit a beautiful Intercession Church, traditional windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.

After the tour you return to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Visiting the Monastery of St. Cyril in Goritsy

Today you arrive in Goritsy - a petite picturesque settlement near White Lake. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Monastery of St. Cyril founded in 1937 on the White Lake, and now houses one of the greatest collections of Russian icons in the world.

After the tour you return to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 7: Exploring Yaroslavl Highlights

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

During your bus city tour you make a stop at the local market where you can buy traditional souvenirs. You then pass the Church of St Elijah the Prophet, visit the famous church of St. Nicolas the Wonder-Worker and the territory of Possad. As a grand finale you go on an interactive tour of former Governor’s House where you get to see the art gallery.

After the tour you return to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 8: Uglich Walking Sightseeing Tour

Today you arrive in the small town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

During your city tour you visit the Kremlin territory with the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was murdered in 1591, and the Transfiguration Cathedral.

After the tour you return to your ship. An entertainment program is organized on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9: Moscow City Tour

After lunch you arrive in the bustling capital of Russia - Moscow. You meet your guide and go on a wonderful bus city tour around the most fascinating Moscow attractions, including Tverskaya street, Novodevichy convent from the outside and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Later you take a walk around the legendary Red Square enjoying great views of the St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM, and Kremlin Towers.

After the tour you return on board. The rest of the evening is free, so you can continue exploring Moscow on your own or join an optional tour. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 10: Moscow Sightseeing Tour & Visit to the Kremlin

Following breakfast you go on a guided tour to the symbol of Russian power - the majestic Kremlin. During the tour you go inside the Kremlin territory and explore the famous Palace of Congresses, Senate Square, see Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, and go inside one of the cathedrals at Cathedral Square.

After the tour you return on board your ship and have lunch.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 11: Departure from Moscow

This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg - Moscow adventure.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control and large picture window;
  • Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship;
  • Services of English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides;
  • One lunch in the city center in St. Petersburg;
  • Three meals daily in the ship's restaurants with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
  • 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);
  • Meal service on board begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation;
  • Coffee-station for early risers;
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
  • Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours on shore and entrance fees;
  • On-board entertainment including a Russian language course, Russian songs lessons, “Russian tea ceremony” with tea and Russian pies, “Vodka show” with vodka and blini tasting, a cocktail party, etc;
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing;
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary.;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

    Not included: airfares and optional tours, gratuities and personal expenses.
Lev Tolstoy Cruise Ship
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Constructed in 1979 by skilled Austrian shipwrights, the Lev Tolstoy has been recently refitted with all modern amenities to become one of the top ships on Russian waterways.

St. Petersburg drawbridges on white nights

Saint Petersburg, Russia

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

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

The most iconic golden dome of Russia and a landmark of over 150 years of St. Petersburg history.

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Peter and Paul Fortress and its bell-tower symbolize the might and power of Russia.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The world-famous Hermitage Museum is the home to the largest collection of paintings in the world.

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Catherine's Palace aka Tsarskoye Selo is the luxury summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. 

Peterhof, St. Petersburg

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Often called "the Russian Versailles", Peterhof Palace and park complex is a luxurious beauty of Imperial Russia.

Mandrogi, Russia

Mandrogi is a town of tradition and folklore renown for homemade vodka, horse-draw carriages and unique craftwork.

Kizhi Island, Russia

Kizhi Island, Russia

Step into Russia's 16th century traditional life in the open air museum of Kizhi to experience the past first-hand.

Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy is an extraordinarily picturesque tiny river town and a slice of Russia's deep and diverse history.

Volga River, Russia

Volga River, Russia

Volga River, the largest river in Europe, is Russia's vast national symbol and biggest pride.

Yaroslavl, Russia

Yaroslavl is a town of unsurpassed beauty, everywhere is the Volga, and everywhere is history.

Uglich, Russia

Uglich, Russia

Uglich is a petite historic town of the Golden Ring and a genuine Russian beauty set on the Volga River.

Red Square, Moscow

Moscow, Russia

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

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Being the most recognizable symbol of Russia in the world, Red Square is an absolute must see when in Moscow. 

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most famous artistic work of architecture set in the romantic Red Square.

GUM, Moscow

GUM, Moscow, Russia

The famous GUM is a large department store in the Kitai-gorod part of Moscow facing Red Square.

Christ the Savior, Moscow

Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia

See the 344-feet Cathedral of Christ the Savior - the tallest Orthodox church in the world.

The Kremlin, Moscow

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World.

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Dates Main Deck Triple Main Deck Twin Middle Deck Twin Junior Suite Suite Standard Single
May 20, 2017 - May 30, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875
Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017
$2,399
sold out
$2,497
sold out
$2,657
sold out
$3,129
sold out
$3,299
sold out
$2,875
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Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875
Jul 22, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875
Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 12, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 03, 2017
$2,399
$2,497
$2,657
$3,129
$3,299
$2,875