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St. Petersburg to Moscow VOLGA RIVER CRUISING

Welcome We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we discover the many remarkable charms on this insightful 12-day itinerary, which follows a captivating route between St Petersburg and Moscow. We'll uncover a wealth of hidden wonders and authentic local experiences, as history and folklore play out beautifully on Russia’s proud waterways. Grand in scale, St Petersburg embodies Russia’s imperial might. The city is full of architectural highlights, including the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the Kazan, and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. A visit to the Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of the Tsars, offers yet more cultural immersion in the captivating ‘Venice of the North’. Traveling east, you will visit the village of Mandrogi on the banks of the Svir River. The landscape is dotted with ‘izba’ houses, and you can admire the many local handicrafts which tell of the region’s rich folklore. Moscow boasts some of Europe’s most significant heritage sites, reflecting 800 years of history. Walk the flagstones of Red Square, marveling at St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the Kremlin. Or, visit the State Armory to understand the military might of this proud country. Your ship for this outstanding journey, the MS Rossia, is a traditional Russian waterways cruise ship. On board you will enjoy both comfortable furnishings and generous inclusions. We look forward to exploring the magnificent charms along the Volga River with you.

St. Petersburg to Moscow Departing May – August 2020



12-Day The Imperial Charms of Russia



FLY FREE OR SAVE $1,000 PER PERSON BOOK BY JUNE 29, 2019 Day 1 Arrive St. Petersburg

Founded in the 18th century by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was once the imperial capital of the Russian Empire. Its ornate Baroque palaces appear to be suspended in time, and centuries of revolution are weaved into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 St. Petersburg

The history of this illustrious city is yours to explore during a guided tour today. Stroll one of the city’s most famous streets, Nevsky Prospekt, passing the neoclassical National Library of Russia and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, a unique example of medieval Russian architecture with a colorful five-domed facade. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's welcome reception on board. EmeraldEXCURSION A guided tour of St. Petersburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 St. Petersburg

A guided tour of the Hermitage Museum allows you to explore different time periods and cultures as you peruse ancient Roman sculptures, mementos of Asian theatre and the works of legendary artists, including Picasso, Matisse and da Vinci. The portrait gallery of the Romanov dynasty is the most impressive collection, adorning the walls of what was once their official residence, the Winter Palace. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 St. Petersburg

Explore at leisure today, stopping to admire the opulence of the Baroque buildings adorning the streets. The “Venice of the North” is home to an elaborate canal system that is peppered with hundreds of bridges. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Mandrogi

Gracing the banks of the Svir River, Mandrogi is a postcard-worthy representation of life in prerevolutionary Russia. Traditional houses are adorned with colorful facades and intricate woodwork. Your free time in the village will showcase the studios of artisans who are happy to demonstrate their crafts, including the creation of famous matryoshka St. Basil’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg



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dolls. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. EmeraldEXCURSION A visit to Mandrogi village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Kizhi

Enjoy cruising on the second largest lake in Europe this morning, before arriving at Kizhi. The small island is a national open-air museum, housing dozens of historical wooden structures. While wooden architecture is prominent across Russia, Kizhi contains some of the best-preserved examples of expert carpenters pushing their craft to its limit. EmeraldEXCURSION A tour of the Kizhi Architectural Ensemble Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Goritsy

A medieval atmosphere awaits in Goritsy, a tranquil town replete with monasteries. Today’s included tour will take you to the famous Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Legend has it that Cyril of Beloozero founded the monastery in his search for a remote place to become closer to God. EmeraldEXCURSION A visit to the KirilloBelozersky Monastery Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is at the confluence of the mighty Volga and Kotorosl rivers. Yaroslav the Wise founded this ancient city, and the current coat of arms featuring a bear carrying an axe tells his story. A guided tour will introduce you to the town’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed center, once a major point of trade. Later, visit the Church of St. Ilya the Prophet and witness the beauty of its delicately restored 17th-century frescoes. EmeraldEXCURSION A guided tour of Yaroslavl Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 Uglich

Your day will start with a visit to Uglich; a postcardworthy town nestled on the banks of the Volga River.

Hermitage Museum

Your included tour will introduce you to some fantastic examples of Russian architecture, including the Cathedral of Transfiguration and the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner. EmeraldEXCURSION A guided tour of Uglich Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 Moscow

Welcome to Moscow, an artistic metropolis with a history that spans nearly a millennium and a plethora of landmarks that are recognizable around the world. Enjoy a guided tour of the main highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Red Square. Gaze at the beauty of St Basil’s Cathedral, nestled in a symmetrical star of eight chapels, and the Baroque State Historical Museum, home to relics from prehistoric Russia and artwork that once belonged to the Romanovs. EmeraldPLUS A guided tour of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics EmeraldEXCURSION A guided tour of Moscow Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 Moscow

Immerse yourself in Moscow’s rich history with a visit to the Kremlin Grounds. Overlooking St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Red Square, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site was the center point for many of Russia’s defining moments. Witness the ornate beauty of the Assumption Cathedral and the goldadorned domes of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower Complex. EmeraldPLUS A visit to the State Armory EmeraldEXCURSION A visit to the Kremlin Grounds Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 Moscow - Depart

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

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Included insightful excursions

12 Day River Cruise St. Petersburg to Moscow

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So much is included! ■■ Airport transfers to and from your ship ■■ 11 nights in a suite on board MS Rossia. ■■ 32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners

MS Rossia

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■■ 2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on board ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board at all times ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite restocked daily ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Guarantee ■■ All port charges ■■ All gratuities included Comfort Suite (12.4M2)

Comfort Suite (12.4M2)2 Deluxe Suite (14.6M )

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Deluxe Suite 2(14.6M2) Suite (16.3M2) Suite (16.3M ) Panorama Suite (16.5M2)


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*Curise operates Moscow - St. Petersburg. The MS Rossia is a chartered ship and is not in the style of Emerald Waterways Star-Ships. Please note accommodations are basic, yet clean and comfortable. This is a traditional and authentic Russian river cruise ship. Emerald Waterways is holding an allocated amount of cabins on the MS Rossia. All sailings are shared with guests booked through more than one party. A Cruise Director from the MS Rossia will be onboard along with English speaking guides for excursions. An Emerald Waterways Tour Director will also be onboard to assist our group. Individual cabin selection is not available on this cruise.

after June 29, 2019



For new bookings on 2020 Imperial Charms of Russia river cruise. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $1500 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Fly from 25 major US cities, call for list of available gateway cities. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 off per person when booked by June 29, 2019; $750 off per person thereafter. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit emeraldwaterways. com for complete terms and conditions. 19_EW0410



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