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Helsinki and Treasures of Russia

Helsinki to Moscow

Trip Code: EUTCSMH15
15 Days
36 Meals
2 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Three nights in spectacular Helsinki
  • 11 nights exploring Russia’s waterways on the premium river ship, the MS Rossia
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Tour Director and local guides
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and wine during dinner on your cruise
  • 36 meals – 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Explore eight towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • EUTCSMH14 - 2020 season runs for 14 days

Travel & Accommodation

MS-Rossia- ship

Cruising in Russia in 2019

Glide by Russia’s picturesque scenery as you cruise the Volga, Svir and Neva rivers on a journey aboard the MS Rossia.

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Visit the famous Peterhof Palace.

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.

Docked boats and the lively dock of Helsinki at sunset

Helsinki City Stay

Spend three nights in Finland's enchanting capital, set to a backdrop of Art Nouveau buildings.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • 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 2020 season EUTCSMH14 runs for 14 days
  • Prices are for land, cruise and rail only. Flights not included
Europe Map EUTCSMH15 2019
Helsinki to Moscow

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Insider Experience

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.

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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.

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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: 11 Nights, aboard your river ship, the MS Rossia

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This morning enjoy a tour of spectacular St Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, and the St Nicholas Cathedral of the Epiphany. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore this colourful city on your own terms.

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Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, St Petersburg boasts a network of canals and baroque 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 most impressive museums in the world. Enjoy the freedom to have lunch where you please.

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Explore Peterhof Park and Palace before some time at leisure in St Petersburg. This evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception as you set sail.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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. Then 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Lunch
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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.

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Cruise into Moscow and explore some of the city’s historic landmarks, including the Kremlin. Tonight, perhaps explore Moscow by Night.

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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.

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Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.