Moscow - St. Petersburg, 10 Days / 09 Nights
St. Petersburg - Moscow, 11 Days / 10 Nights
If you want to have an exciting travel experience on board the comfortable and well-tended river vessel, m/s Chekhov is your choice. This ship is one of two, representing the Austrian project of river cruise-liners, designed as an alternative to the German-made vessels of project 301 and 302. It favorably differs from them with a higher cabin standard and innovative design of public areas. M/s Chekhov was built in 1978 and has gone several refurbishments to keep up with standards appropriate for Western travelers. For many years the ship was traveling along the exotic route on Yenisey River in Siberia and starting 2004 it will be used on the most popular Russian cruise line Moscow - St. Petersburg.
M/s Chekhov is manned with highly trained crew and supporting personnel with extensive experience of serving foreign passengers. This ensures a pleasant and memorable stay on board for groups and independent travelers.
The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor's services are also available. The ship is not equipped with wheelchair access and elevator. The ship do not have extensive soundproofing so you may hear noise from air-conditioning and other machinery onboard at any time.
The total passenger capacity is 220 persons. Total amount of cabins 119:
20 Single cabins
81 Double cabins
16 Double cabins for triple use 2 suite cabins
|Main engines||3*662 kW|
|12.05 – 22.05||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|22.05 – 31.05||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|31.05 – 10.06||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|10.06 – 19.06||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|19.06 – 29.06||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|29.06 – 08.07||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|08.07 – 18.07||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|18.07 – 27.07||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|27.07 – 06.08||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|06.08 – 15.08||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|15.08 – 25.08||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|25.08 – 03.09||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|03.09 – 13.09||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|13.09 – 22.09||St. Petersburg – Moscow||10/9|
|22.09 – 02.10||Moscow – St. Petersburg||11/10|
|14.05||02.06||21.06||10.07||29.07||17.08||05.09||24.09||Moscow||Kremlin & Cathedrals|
|15.05||03.06||22.06||11.07||30.07||18.08||06.09||25.09||Uglitch||Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church|
|16.05||04.06||23.06||12.07||31.07||19.08||07.09||26.09||Yaroslavl||City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet|
|18.05||06.06||25.06||14.07||02.08||21.08||09.09||28.09||Kizhi||Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture|
|19.05||07.06||26.06||15.07||03.08||22.08||10.09||29.09||MANDROGI||Free time, green stop|
|24.05||12.06||01.07||20.07||08.08||27.08||15.09||St.Petersburg||Hermitage, Set sail|
|25.05||13.06||02.07||21.07||09.08||28.08||16.09||MANDROGI||Green stop. Free time|
|26.05||14.06||03.07||22.07||10.08||29.08||17.09||Kizhi||Open-Air Museum of Architecture|
|28.05||16.06||05.07||24.07||12.08||31.08||19.09||Uglitch||Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood’s Church|
Please, note the itinerary is subject to change because of the weather conditions
Cities along the itinerary
St. Petersburg - Moscow: St. Petersburg - Mandrogi - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow.
City tour (Briefly):
The former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15-th and 20-th centuries. Cathedral Square - the center of the Kremlin with the 15-th century Assumption Cathedral, the main church of Russia, the 15-th century Annunciation Cathedral, the private church of Russian czars and the 16-th century Cathedral of the Archangel, the burial place of the czars. On the ground of the Kremlin there are famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.
Photo stops at St. Sofia Embankment of the Moskva-river, the Bolshoy Stone Bridge; driving along the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the new monument to Peter the Great; Gorky Park; photo stop at the New Maiden Convent; observation platform of Sparrow (Lenin) Hills; short stop at Poklonnaya (Bow) Hill with World War II Memorial; driving along Kutuzov Avenue; White House and the Kremlin; stop at the Red Square.
During the Moscow by night excursion you will be taken to Moscow underground stations, make two or three rides and see four or five stations (the most beautiful ones). Each station was to be different from the others and designed in an original manner.
The early lines opened in 1935 were the most successful in this respect. In the early fifties the luxuriously appointed and excessively decorated Circle line was built. The Komsomolskaya Station, serving the three railway station, is the most extreme, with its heavy gilt and ceiling mosaics depicting leaders on the mausoleum in Red Square.
Uglich Founded in 1148, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St.John's Church looming on the horizon.
At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin at Uglich. It was here in her garden that the Tsarevich Dmitry met his death and where the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood was built and still stands today. Within the Kremlin is the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry.
Yaroslavl Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000. It was founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise and today retains many noteworthy monuments of its colorful past.
Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center. Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town's central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church constitute a veritable museum of old Russian paintings.
Goritsy is a tiny settlement seven kilometers from the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery. Visit what remains of the Nunnery of the resurrection on the banks of the Sheksna River in Goritsy, within a quarter of a mile of where the ship stop, will be interesting for any tourist with a real interest in Russian history.
Kizhi Via the Volga/Baltic canal, our cruise takes us to the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past.
Mandrogi Green Stop. In the village there are some structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture. Village dwellers meet the quests and organize something special for them. There is a museum of Russian Vodka where tourists can get acquainted with the history of Russian vodka industry (payment on the spot). Remeslennays Sloboda, walking in the picturesque woods.
Saint-Petersburg created by Peter the Great to rival Venice, its 101 islands, 66 canals, and hundreds of bridges have secured its reputation as the most beautiful city in the country. While your ship is docked in port, you'll enjoy daily sightseeing tours. You will see the Nevsky prospect's shops, cafes and theatres, and you will tour the impressive St.Isaac's, the city's large cathedral, now a museum of elaborate icons and artworks. We will spend time in the world famous hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, home of the last six czars. A treasure trove of three million exhibits, its 320 halls display DaVincis, Rembrandts, Titians, Micheleangelos, French impressionists and North American artists.
|Moscow-St.Petersburg (vv), season NET price per person per night in EURO|
|Boat deck suite||180|
|Main deck j. suite||165|
Single Supplement - 50% per pax per night rate.
Visit to the Armory palace, during the Kremlin tour - Euro 35 pp Port & fuel charge Euro 40 per person per cruise.
- Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window
- Three full meals daily, starting from the dinner on the day of arrival and finishes after Breakfast on the day of departure
- Captain's welcome Cocktail Reception
- Gala farewell Dinner aboard
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call.
- Airport transfers on the day of embarkation/disembarkation
- Lecturers, provided by our guides
- Nightly entertainment and dancing.
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship's bridge.
- Luggage handling to/from the ship
- Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage / souvenirs.
- Luggage handling in the airport
- Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship's crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger's discretion.
- Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.
THE ARMOURY CHAMBER
The treasury of Russian Czars with unique collections of gold and silver items of the 12-19th centuries, Russian arms and armour of the 12-16th centuries, the state regalia, thrones, carriages and coronation dressers of the 16-19th centuries, as well as ambassadori- al gifts of the 16-19th centuries
STATE TRETYAKOV ART GALLERY
It is a national museum of Russian founded in 1856 by Peotr Tretyakov. The collection with its 100 thousand exhibits includes 5,000 works of ancient Russian art and world famous paintings by Russian and Soviet artists as well as sculptures and examples of graphic art.
Brief description of what you will see during city tour *(outside view):
Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Winter Palace+, Spit of the Vassilievsky Island, University Embankmant, Main Building of the State St.Petersburg University, Admiralty, Senat Square, Monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), St.Isaak's Cathedral and St.Isaak's Square, Field of Mars+ and Summer Gardens+, Cruiser Aurora, Smolny Cathedral.
HERMITAGE MUSEUM s
One of biggest museums of the world, founded 1764; its collection includes over 2.7 million items, including masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Roden, Rembrandt, Rubens, French impressionists, etc. Gala room of the Winter Palace, a former royal residence.
PUSHKIN (TSARSKOE SELO)
Located 29 km south of St.-Petersburg. the construction of the Catherine the Great started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around it. In the middle of the 18th century Tsarskoye selo became the official royal residence.
Not far from the Catherine's palace there is the Lycem where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. The Lyceum is open for visitors.
The imperial summer residence on the Gulf of Finland, 29 km from the city.
At the beginning of the 18th century palaces were built and parks with fountains laid under the order of Peter the Greate to commemorate the victo- ry of the Russian army over the Sweden near Poltava. The highest fountain of Petrodvorets depicting Samaon (21 m) was built as a symbol of the victory 25 years after the battle.
The tour of the BIG PALACE includes gala halls, residential rooms and suites. Here art pieces of the 18th and 19th centuries such as paintings, clocks, chandelles, dinners sets and decorative lacquer panels are displayed.
Located 29 km south of St.-Petersburg. the construction of the Catherine the Great started in 1717. A park in the French style was laid out around it. In the middle of the 18th century Tsarskoye selo became the official royal residence. Not far from the Catherine's palace there is the Lycem where the great poet Alexander Pushkin studied. The Lyceum is open for visitors.