Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Three nights in spectacular Helsinki
- 10 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia
- Services of a Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides
- 33 meals - 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 11 dinners
- Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise
- Explore eight towns, villages and cities
- Transfers, port charges and tipping
- EUTCSMH15 - 2019 season runs for 15 days
Travel & Accommodation
Helsinki City Stay
Spend three nights in Finland's enchanting capital, set to a backdrop of Art Nouveau buildings.
Experience St Petersburg
Explore the grand palaces and an array of art and architecture that will leave you in awe of Russia's golden age.
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
- Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
- Order of touring is subject to change
- Please note the 2019 season EUTCSMH15 runs for 15 days
- Prices are for land, cruise and rail only. Flights not included
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Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event
Fly into Helsinki today, Finland’s vibrant capital. Situated on a picturesque archipelago, the coastal city of Helsinki offers an enchanting combination of natural, cultural and historical attractions. On arrival, check in to your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights, Helsinki, GLO Art Hotel or similar
Join your local guide for a tour of Helsinki, where the heart of the city is its spectacular harbour. Then, should you choose, enjoy the rest of the day on board your private Hop-On Hop-Off coach, exploring the city at leisure. This evening dine on delicious Finnish specialties at a local restaurant.Daily :
Today, enjoy a day at leisure in Helsinki. Or perhaps set off on a trip to Porvoo, one of the six medieval towns in Finland.Daily :
Helsinki, St Petersburg, Embark Ship
Transfer to the station for your journey to Russia aboard the high-speed Allegro train bound for St Petersburg. Traverse the Finnish countryside before entering Russia. For your convenience, all visa and customs controls are carried out during the journey. Arrive in opulent St Petersburg and transfer to your river ship. With the rest of the day at leisure, this evening, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at a Welcome Reception on board.
Stay: 10 Nights, aboard your river ship, the MS RossiaDaily :
St Petersburg, City Tour
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. This afternoon, you might like to take a guided tour of Peterhof Palace, once home to Peter and Katherine the Great (own expense).Daily :
St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
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.Daily :
Be treated to a Russian language lesson on board, where you’ll learn some essential phrases.
Today, cruise down the Neva River before arriving 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 before a relaxing picnic lunch.Daily :
Set out on a guided walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture on Kizhi Island. Marvel at the collection of well-preserved wooden houses, windmills and churches that date back to the 14th century. The island is dominated by the magnificent three-tiered Transfiguration Church, a 22-domed structure built in 1714 without a single nail.
Absorb the picturesque Russian countryside as you cruise towards the waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second-largest lake. Then, watch in awe as you approach the spellbinding sight of Kizhi Island.Daily :
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 to 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.Daily :
Discover Yaroslavl, one of Russia’s oldest cities on a guided tour. Explore the World Heritage-listed city centre, adorned with classical architecture and golden-domed churches and visit a fortified 12th-century monastery.Daily :
Watch rural life unfold along the river banks as your ship cruises to Uglich. Disembark for a guided tour to see the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the colourful Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. This afternoon, set sail along the Volga River towards Moscow, Russia’s capital.Daily :
Cruise into Moscow and spend the day exploring some of the city’s historic landmarks, including the iconic Kremlin.Daily :
Take a guided tour of Moscow and head to Red Square to see the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner and vodka tasting.Daily :
Disembark Ship, Depart Moscow
Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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