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Imperial Russia

15 Day
Between Moscow and Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Volga
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Departing 30 September 2018
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Russia is a land of monumental size and beauty, with glorious cities, cultural landmarks of incomparable magnificence, and a history as captivating as it is complex. Begin in Moscow where a world of wonder awaits as you embark your luxury Russia river cruise. 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 to discover, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.
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Day 1
UK > Moscow
Highlights: Welcome reception
Fly from London Heathrow. Welcome to Moscow, where you will board the luxurious Scenic Tsar. If you had a hundred years, you wouldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Moscow
Highlights: Enrich visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Start your day with an introduction to the city’s finest sights, followed by an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro. Then, explore the spectacular Saint Basil’s Cathedral.

Enrich

Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Moscow
Highlights: The Kremlin

Today visit the Kremlin, including the State Armory.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Uglich
Highlights: Walking tour

Freechoice: Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.

Freechoice

Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of St. Dmitry. Alternatively, take a guided visit to the Penny Whistle Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Yaroslavl > Kostroma
Highlights: Enrich visit to the Choreographic College

Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. Acquaint yourself with its long and impressive history by taking an enjoyable guided tour of its most famous sights. After lunch set sail towards the historic city of Kostroma, part of the Golden Ring of Russia, and the cradle of the Romanovs.

Enrich

Take the opportunity to visit the Choreographic College of National Ballet and enjoy a musical concert in the Noble Assembly House.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Kostroma > Pylos
Highlights: Open Air Landscape Museum

This morning enjoy a guided city tour of Kostroma.
Arrive in Pylos, and learn about the rural life in Russia. This historic town is more than 800 years old, and it is associated with Isaac Levitan, one of the most favoured and recognised 19th century Russian landscapists.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Nizhny Novgorod
Highlights: Europe's highest cable car

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 and discover Maxim Gorky’s Museum House.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan
Highlights: Themed on board activities

As you cruise the mighty Volga relax and enjoy the scenery while your boutique ship sails towards the historic city of Kazan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Kazan
Highlights: Tatar folklore performance

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, and visiting the Kazan Kremlin and the Tatar village of Tugan Avylym. Later, enjoy a traditional Tatar folklore performance. Be serenaded by the soulful tune of the songs and swept up in the beauty and splendour of the Tatar dances, representing joy and the tender sadness of folklore stories.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Ulyanovsk
Highlights: Lenin memorial

Ulyanovsk is known for its most famous citizen, Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Empire of Communists. Your day begins with a guided coach tour, and a visit to the Lenin memorial complex and house. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the house where Lenin’s family resided. Afterwards, visit Simbirsk classical gymnasium museum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Samara
Highlights: Guided tour

This morning your ship arrives in Samara, situated in the south-eastern part of Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers. Discover Samara on a guided city tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Saratov
Highlights: Road to Space Exposition

Discover the unique historic treasures of Saratov, including a visit to the Road to Space exposition dedicated to Yuri Gagarin’s early years of studies here.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Highlights: Guided tour

Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, is the final destination of your cruise. Famous for the Battle of Stalingrad, the city’s history is commemorated by the tallest statue of a woman in the world, The Motherland Calls. Acquaint yourself with this historic city during your orientation walk with your Cruise Director, followed by some leisure time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Stalingrad (Volgograd)
Highlights: Mamayev Hill WWII Memorial

Your day begins with a guided city tour, including a visit to a truly spectacular site, the Mamayev Hill WWII memorial, with ten monuments dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad. See the change of the guards and the Eternal Flame in the Hall of Warrior Glory.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Stalingrad (Volgograd) > UK
Highlights: Farewell
Depart after breakfast this morning. Volgograd is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. Fly back to London Heathrow.
Meals included: Breakfast
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