12-night Imperial Waterways of Russia Cruise

Cruise Line:
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship:
River Victoria
Destination:
Moscow/St. Petersburg
Departure Date:
5/19/2017
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1237688
from
$5699


The River Victoria has been completely renovated and reconstructed for the 2011 sailing season. The elegant décor and amenities have been hand-selected by the Red Carnation Hotel design team to provide our guests with the most pleasant and comfortable experience possible while sailing the Volga River.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Moscow
5/19/2017
5/19/2017

Moscow is the capital of Russia and its political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre, from which power and might of the Russian state developed. Moscow is the barometer and nucleus of the changes sweeping through Russia. Nowhere are Russia's contrasts more apparent than here - ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and New Russian millionaires and poverty-stricken pensioners walk the same streets. Moscow's history lies in layers. In the Kremlin, for instance, both Ivan the Terrible and Stalin orchestrated their terrors; Napoleon watched Moscow burn; Lenin fashioned the dictatorship of the proletariat; Kruschev directed the cold war and Gorbachev unleashed perestroika.

Moscow
5/20/2017
5/20/2017

Moscow is the capital of Russia and its political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre, from which power and might of the Russian state developed. Moscow is the barometer and nucleus of the changes sweeping through Russia. Nowhere are Russia's contrasts more apparent than here - ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and New Russian millionaires and poverty-stricken pensioners walk the same streets. Moscow's history lies in layers. In the Kremlin, for instance, both Ivan the Terrible and Stalin orchestrated their terrors; Napoleon watched Moscow burn; Lenin fashioned the dictatorship of the proletariat; Kruschev directed the cold war and Gorbachev unleashed perestroika.

Moscow
5/21/2017
5/21/2017

Moscow is the capital of Russia and its political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre, from which power and might of the Russian state developed. Moscow is the barometer and nucleus of the changes sweeping through Russia. Nowhere are Russia's contrasts more apparent than here - ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and New Russian millionaires and poverty-stricken pensioners walk the same streets. Moscow's history lies in layers. In the Kremlin, for instance, both Ivan the Terrible and Stalin orchestrated their terrors; Napoleon watched Moscow burn; Lenin fashioned the dictatorship of the proletariat; Kruschev directed the cold war and Gorbachev unleashed perestroika.

Moscow
5/22/2017
5/22/2017

Moscow is the capital of Russia and its political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre, from which power and might of the Russian state developed. Moscow is the barometer and nucleus of the changes sweeping through Russia. Nowhere are Russia's contrasts more apparent than here - ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, and New Russian millionaires and poverty-stricken pensioners walk the same streets. Moscow's history lies in layers. In the Kremlin, for instance, both Ivan the Terrible and Stalin orchestrated their terrors; Napoleon watched Moscow burn; Lenin fashioned the dictatorship of the proletariat; Kruschev directed the cold war and Gorbachev unleashed perestroika.

Uglich
5/23/2017
5/23/2017

Uglich is best known as the town where Prince Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. The wooden house in which the Prince occupied and the Church of St. Demetrius memorialize this historic event. Uglich is also home to many churches, monasteries, museums and other historic monuments that will keep visitors busy for days.

Yaroslavl
5/24/2017
5/24/2017

Yaroslavl is a Russian treasure. Its wooded areas are filled with animals, birds, babbling brooks and streams and charming glades. Wonder through the white birch trees and the contrasting coral bunches of ashberry trees, taking in the fragrant air.
Aside from the natural beauty of the region, the town is filled with ancient churches and fortresses. Among them are the Church of the Prophet Elijah, best known for the frescoes painted by well known Kostrom masters, Guri Nikitin and Sila Savin.

Lake Rybinsk
5/24/2017
5/24/2017

lake Rybinsk is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Recreational opportunities include hunting in the surrounding forests, boating on the expansive Rybinsk Sea and fishing along the islands, channels and bays that form along the waterway. Dozens of fish species can be found in the Rybinsk Reservoir, including large zander, bream, and small pike-perch.

Goritsy
5/25/2017
5/25/2017

On the banks of the Sheksna River in Goritsy sits the remains of the Nunnery of the Resurrection. Goritsky is also a great example of Russian rural life.

Lake Onega
5/25/2017
5/25/2017

The area around the lake has been inhabited since the early Stone Age. Petroglyphs have been found along its banks. Sailing is a popular activity on the lake. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Kizhi Pogost lies on one of the islands in the northern part of the lake. Two magnificent 18th century churches are the centerpieces of this open-air museum of Northern Russian wooden architecture. The lake is also a popular sailing location. There are several international sailing races held here every year. 

Kizhi Island
5/26/2017
5/26/2017

Kizhi Island is home to one of the first open-air museums in Russia. Developed in the late 1940’s, Kizhi’s architectural ensemble now boasts 74 monuments in the collection. Here, wooden building have been constructed to provide a glimpse of centuries gone by.
Kizhi is also thought to be one of the most ancient inhabited sites in Russia. Recent archarchaeological excavations carried out within the museum area have resulted in the discovery of traces of ancient settlements and pagan ritual sites.

Lake Onega
5/26/2017
5/26/2017

The area around the lake has been inhabited since the early Stone Age. Petroglyphs have been found along its banks. Sailing is a popular activity on the lake. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Kizhi Pogost lies on one of the islands in the northern part of the lake. Two magnificent 18th century churches are the centerpieces of this open-air museum of Northern Russian wooden architecture. The lake is also a popular sailing location. There are several international sailing races held here every year. 

Svir River
5/27/2017
5/27/2017

Svir River is in northeastern Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It provides a waterway between two of the largest lakes in the area, Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga in Europe.

Mandroga (Mandrogi)
5/27/2017
5/27/2017

Mandroga is located on the river Svir, which connects the Onega and Ladoga lakes. This beautiful waterfront village has been constructed in the traditional Russian wooden architectural style. The village is known for the vodka museum. Traditional spirits are brewed here so while learning the history of the vodka industry, visitors can sip on some of the finest vodka in the world.

Lake Ladoga
5/27/2017
5/27/2017

Lake Ladoga is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. Visitors can also visit a 14th-century monastery built on Valaam Island in the north of the lake. The lake is a perfect destination for fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and sailing.  

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/28/2017
5/28/2017

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: St Petersburg and the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/29/2017
5/29/2017

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: St Petersburg and the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/30/2017
5/30/2017

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: St Petersburg and the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/31/2017
5/31/2017

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: St Petersburg and the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

River View Cruise Only Price  
5 - Category 5 Stateroom $5699
4 - Category 4 Stateroom $6099
6 - Category 6 Stateroom CALL
Balcony Cruise Only Price  
3 - Category 3 Stateroom $6999
2 - Category 2 Stateroom $7299
1 - Category 1 Stateroom $7599
Mini-Suite Cruise Only Price  
Junior - Junior Suite $9299
Suite Cruise Only Price  
Deluxe - Deluxe Suite $8599
Suite - Presidential Suite $10599

*** WAITLIST: Availability in this category is to be advised. Please contact us to request a quote.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges and government fees/taxes are additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
5/19/2017
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely River Victoria
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
  • Complimentary soft drinks during lunch; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days

Included Highlights:

  • 12 excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history
Available Addons:
  • Pre or post cruise hotel stay
  • Optional roundtrip airfare

Airfare Terms:
Payment in full for optional airfare booked in conjunction with a Uniworld Cruise or Cruise-Tour is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment, your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the cost of the airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are cruise/hotel only, per person, based on double occupancy.  Airfare, government fees/taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Offer ID:
1237688

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Company Info

Cruise Experts Travel, LTD.
2979 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6N 3C8

(604) 737-8100
(800) 565-2784
 
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