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Treasures of Russia

St Petersburg to Moscow

Trip Code: EUTCSM11
11 Days
29 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia 
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, and local guides
  • 29 meals - 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Daily filtered water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise
  • Explore seven towns, villages and cities
  • Marvel at the impressive three-tiered Transfiguration Church on Kizhi Island
  • Discover the grand palaces and incredible architecture of St Petersburg

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Order of touring is subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
EUTCSM11 map 2021-22
St Petersburg to Moscow

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Insider Experience

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Welcome to St Petersburg! You'll be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Rossia

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This morning, enjoy a tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St Petersburg. See Nevsky Prospect, the University quarter, Palace Square and tour the Bath Block. Admire the ornate fountains and gardens in Peterhof Park.

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View of fountains infront of palace, Russia

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals as well as baroque and neoclassical buildings, which give the city a distinctive European flavour. Be prepared to be dazzled today as you visit the State Hermitage to explore one of the oldest and most impressive museums in the world.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take part in a Russian lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases of this wonderful language.


Today, cruise down the Neva River, enjoying your Insider Experience and some time to unwind. Arrive in Mandrogi, a tiny island village that is a living museum. Wander through the quirky collection of old wooden houses and see the famous Vodka Museum. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch and be sure to meander through the curious artisan shops filled with beautiful handmade gifts. Afterwards, re-board your ship and set sail along the peaceful Svir River.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

On Kizhi Island, set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a renowned World Heritage-listed site. Marvel at the island’s impressive collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches. The island is dominated by the three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-dome structure built in 1714 without a single nail.


Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island.

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Grand Cascade in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Today, cruise across the ethereal White Lake and along the Volga-Baltic Waterway, which connects the Baltic and Caspian seas. Arrive in Goritsy, and enjoy a tour of one of the largest medieval abbeys in Russia, the Monastery of St Cyril. Today the monastery remains an important part of Russia’s spiritual history, and features an intriguing collection of ancient artefacts.

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Today, discover the pearl of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities and dates back to the age of the Vikings. Explore the World Heritage-listed historic centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches, and visit a 12th-century monastery.

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Watch idyllic rural life unfold along the banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Here, disembark for a tour that allows you to embrace olden-day Russia. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Demetrios was mysteriously killed in 1591. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow.

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Cruise into Moscow, Russia’s capital. On arrival, explore some of the city’s landmarks and uncover 860 years of history on a tour with a local guide. See the Kremlin, a fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Here, visit the Armoury Museum, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, priceless jewellery and impressive armour.

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Visit St Basil's Cathedral in Red Square.

Today in Moscow, enjoy a tour of Russia’s most iconic monuments and legendary palaces as you head to Red Square, where you’ll admire the ornate beauty of the onion-domed St Basil’s Cathedral. Take in the famous GUM Department Store, Sparrow Hill and Lubyanka Square and see the city’s intriguing past play out through its striking imperial and Soviet architecture. Enjoy free time to explore Moscow this afternoon. Back on board this evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and share a toast to new friends with a glass of Russian vodka.

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Your Russian adventure comes to an end today. Disembark your ship after breakfast and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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