Russian River Cruise- RRC

Number of Days: 11
Destination: Russia
Overview
Itinerary
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    Tour Highlights: 

    • Moscow
    • Uglich
    • Yaroslavl
    • Goritsy
    • Kizhi
    • Mandrogui
    • St. Petersburg

     

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    DAY 1-3: Moscow

    Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow- the breathtaking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow.

    • Dinner on arrival, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner available onboard day 2-3

    DAY 4: Uglich

    Strange as it might seem but the provincial town of Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanov’s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne.Today’s Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the Church of St Dmitry on the spilt Blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    DAY 5: Yaroslavl

    Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a par¬ticular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufactur. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - cen¬tury architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    DAY 6: Goritsy

    Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilome­ters away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its re­markable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    DAY 7: Kizhi

    Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North.The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfigu­ration Cathedral (1714), the neighboring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Cha­pel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    DAY 8: Mandrogui

    Inhabited by talented craftsmen, Mandrogui is a reconstructed village, built on the bank of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia's past. Experience provincial Russian lifestyle, watch the artisans and craftsmen mak­ing “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls), carving wood, sewing, and ... visit the Vodka Museum, which boasts 250 varieties of the national drink.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    DAY 9-11: St. Petersburg

    Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg allures people from all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul’s Fortress where the Romanov dynasty is buried, St.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner available on-board

     

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    This is a Guided holiday and includes:

    • Full board catering (three meals per day) including dinner on the arrival day and breakfast on the departure day
    • Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony
    • Captain’s welcome cocktail reception
    • English speaking board guides , English speaking receptionists
    • On board entertainment including Russian language course,
    • Live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
    • Excursion program in English except optional tours
    • Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)

     

  • Available Dates

    • From $2500 per person. Email info@travcorp.co.nz for more prices

    Ref: RRC

    20-Jun-2018 30-Jun-2018

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