Welcome to St. Petersburg. A Scenic Tours representative will greet you and arrange your transfer* to the Scenic Tsar where you will be warmly invited on board by your dedicated crew.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided tour of Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof; or (2) an orientation tour of Peterhof’s Grand Palace, followed by a walk through its magnificent Gardens; or (3) a guided tour of the Palaces’ majestic Fountains, including both the Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant followed by a city tour.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a guided visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral; or (2) tour the 19th century Yusupov Palace. Following lunch in a local restaurant visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home of the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s greatest art collections. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.
This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. SCENIC ENRICH Enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden ‘Podvorie’ restaurant. Here you will be offered traditional Russian cuisine with all products and wine home-grown from the restaurant owner’s private summer residence. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight you will be treated to a glass of sparkling wine followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the Palace of Prince Vladimir. The Palace was the last Imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg.
This morning we’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges. Tonight join your fellow guests on the sun deck as your ship sets sail along the Neva River.
SCENIC ENRICH It’s all ashore to explore this charming museum village, reconstructed after WWII. You will have the opportunity to try Shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.
This morning your ship docks at Kizhi Island; the island hosts some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. You’ll visit this open air museum and its precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. You’ll also view the Church of Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes.
Today we visit the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to an impressive collection of Russian Orthodox icons. As the ship sets sail this afternoon, sample the beverage that has been integral to Russian culture for over 600 years, Vodka.
Today enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent city of Yaroslavl; founded in 1010 it is older than Moscow.
Take a guided walking tour of historic Uglich, part of the Golden Ring of cities around Moscow.
Relax on board as you sail towards Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll set out on a city exploration. We will visit Red Square and enjoy a tour of the most well-known icon in Russia, St. Basil’s Cathedral. SCENIC SUNDOWNERS Enjoy a refreshing cocktail during an evening cruise on the Moskva River, where you can admire Moscow’s fine sights and architecture from the waterways.
Start your day by seeing all the major sights of the city on a guided tour. Then, enjoy a ride on Moscow’s Metro– considered one of the best subway systems in the world. After lunch in a local restaurant enjoy free time to explore the bustling city of Moscow on your own or return to the ship. Tonight you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus.
SCENIC ENRICH Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Here you will have the opportunity to meet with a real cosmonaut and see the history of space exploration, including original exhibits and models of space technology, history and art. Then, enjoy lunch in the city. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the State Tretyakov gallery, a world-famous museum housing a unique collection of Russian art; or (2) visit the Museum of the Armed Forces, where you will have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.
Your day starts with a visit to the Kremlin, seat of the former Soviet Union’s intrigue. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes. This evening you’ll witness a thrilling National Russian Show performed by fifty folk dancers (not available on all departures).
After breakfast this morning it is time to farewell your fellow guests and disembark the cruise. Your Scenic Tours Representative will take* you to the airport.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.