Imperial Russia with St. Petersburg Unlock the mysteries of Russia With a rich cultural history and an extraordinary military past, contemporary Russia is the confluence of centuries of influence. Many wonders of Russia will be revealed on this epic journey, starting with a three night stay in St. Petersburg. Travel by train to Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your cruise of these great waterways. To travel along the Volga River between the two great cities of Moscow and Stalingrad is a step back in time. However, Russia offers up many additional surprises, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and the beating heart of this captivating country. 18 Day Cruise & Tour
St. Petersburg > Stalingrad (Volgograd)
St. Petersburg > Moscow
Welcome to St. Petersburg for your three night stay at the Moika Kempinski Hotel.
St. Petersburg Start the day with a guided city tour before visiting the magnificent Hermitage. This evening, enjoy dinner and a folk show at Nikolaevsky Palace. Meals: B.D
Freechoice: Explore Catherine’s Block at Peterhof, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Meals: B
Take a high speed train to Moscow where you’ll embark your cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar. Meals: B.D
15 Day Moscow - Stalingrad (Volgograd) guests join today in Moscow (Tour code: IRRV).
Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by a ride on Moscow’s Metro, and then explore the spectacular St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Moscow Kremlin, Russia
Enrich Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration. Meals: B.L.D
Moscow Visit the magnificent Kremlin and the State Armoury. Meals: B.L.D
Nizhny Novgorod Tour this historic city, which is also referenced as the unofficial third capital of Russia, founded in 1221. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Nizhny Novgorod’s Kremlin, discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House, and take a cable car ride over the city for magnificent views. Meals: B.L.D
Freechoice: Visit the Church of St. Dmitry or take a guided tour of the Penny Whistle Museum.
Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan Relax and enjoy the scenery as your boutique ship sails towards the city of Kazan.
Yaroslavl > Kostroma
Acquaint yourself with Yaroslavl’s long history during a guided tour. Later, continue towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia and the cradle of the Romanovs. Enrich Visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House. Meals: B.L.D
Kostroma > Plyos After a guided city tour of Kostroma, arrive in Plyos, a town more than 800 years old. Meals: B.L.D
Kazan See Kazan’s finest sights, visit the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Meals: B.L.D
Ulyanovsk Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. During a guided tour, visit the Lenin memorial complex. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk Classic gymnasium museum. Meals: B.L.D