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12-Day Imperial Waterways of Russia River Cruise

Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 22, 2021



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Imperial Waterways of Russia!
Moscow to St. Petersburg • River Victoria • June 11, 2021 • 12 Days

Join our very own Debora Green on this trip of a lifetime that starts in Moscow, ends in St. Petersburg and is filled with artistic treasures and spectacular architecture along the way.

Enjoy 11 nights cruising, 18 included excursions, all led by English-speaking local experts, visits to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 30 meals, including 1 Welcome Dinner and 1 Farewell Dinner.

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Abbotsford: Clearbrook Town Square
280-32500 South Fraser Way
abbotsford@maritimetravel.ca
(604) 746-4041



Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, CRUISE ONLY. Port taxes are included. To reserve your spot, a deposit of 10% per person is due at time of booking. A cancellation fee of $250 per person will apply. Final payment is due on February 5, 2021. Other categories and single rates are available on request. Airfare is extra and can be quoted at a later date. Travel insurance is highly recommended and will be quoted time of booking. All fares, itineraries, shore excursions and policies are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. A Passport is required and must be valid at least 6 months past the travel return date. BCCP # 51188

Itinerary

For additional itinerary details contact Maritime Travel Abbotsford

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DAY 1: Moscow (Embark)
Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport or Domodedovo Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2: Moscow

If Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” as Winston Churchill famously said, then Moscow presents an intriguing starting point for an amazing cultural discovery.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. Note: Throughout your visit to Moscow, the order of sightseeing is subject to change. Venues may be closed unexpectedly for unannounced government functions, holidays or religious observances, necessitating changes in our program.

DAY 3: Moscow
This morning, you’ll have the chance to explore the Kremlin and adjacent Armory Museum. The Kremlin, a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow and the government’s headquarters, offers an intriguing look at Russia’s political and cultural heritage. Take a look at a collection of Russian regalia at the Armory Museum and wander through the exquisite Cathedral Square. Plenty of adventures await this afternoon with free time in Moscow to explore on your own.

DAY 4: Uglich
While cruising through the Moscow Canal, you’ll get your first glimpse of rural Russia on your way to the quiet and historic town of Uglich. Be prepared for a panorama of magnificent architectural monuments.

DAY 5: Yaroslavl, Cruising Lake Rybinsk
Credit for Yaroslavl’s well-designed, UNESCO-protected city center goes to none other than Catherine the Great, who was even more than a mighty Russian ruler—she was a forward-thinking urban planner as well. Visit an Orthodox church and a lively market.

Later, relax onboard the ship as you travel across Lake Rybinsk, formed in 1941 between the upper Volga River and its tributaries. At the time of its construction, it was the largest man-made body of water on earth.

DAY 6: Goritsy
Beyond Russia’s major cities lies a completely different world—the fabled land of Mother Russia. Explore a rural village today for an authentic and unforgettable glimpse of everyday life in a Russian province.

Later, relax onboard as your ship cruises through the second-largest lake in Europe. Fed by 58 rivers, Lake Onega has 1,369 islands and is bordered by the Republic of Karelia on the west, north and east, and by Leningrad Oblast and Vologda Oblast on the south. A great inland sea that creates its own weather, just as the Great Lakes in the United States do, its shores are lined with birch forests. You may think this wild and beautiful country is uninhabitable—and indeed it has few inhabitants—but people have lived along these shores for thousands of years, as petroglyphs carved into the granite on the eastern shore attest.

DAY 7: Kizhi Island
To approach the towering wooden Church of Transfiguration from the water can be a transformative experience. Step ashore for an up-close view of this incredible church.

DAY 8: Mandrogi
Travel back in time to the 19th century at a reconstructed Russian village populated by talented artisans who make handmade items using traditional materials and techniques. Other highlights today include a rustic shashlik lunch.

Later, your ship cruises along the southern shores of Lake Ladoga, a vast freshwater inland sea that was once connected to the Baltic Sea. Islands dot the water while forested nature preserves and beaches line the shores. Relax and enjoy the scenery.

DAY 9: St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a city of canals, palaces and cathedrals that presents a glorious juxtaposition of East and West. See the sights by land as well as water. Later, spend an evening watching a ballet at the Alexandrinsky Theater, home of the oldest theater company in Russia. Considered one of the architectural jewels of the city, you can see first-hand one of the finest works of the great neoclassical architect Carlo Rossi.

Note: Throughout your visit to St. Petersburg, the order of sightseeing is subject to change. Venues may be closed unexpectedly for unannounced government functions, holidays or religious observances, necessitating changes in our program.

DAY 10: St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg finds you with an appropriately imperial excursion: a guided tour through the world-famous Hermitage Museum. It is the crown jewel of the city and is located in the former home of the tsars, the Winter Palace.

DAY 11: St. Petersburg
Cross the threshold of the summer residence of the tsars—the lavishly decorated Catherine Palace—where you’ll see opulent staterooms and the near mythic Amber Room, meticulously restored to its former glory. Marvel at the palace’s immaculate grounds, dubbed Pushkin Park, then spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 12: St. Petersburg (Disembark)
You have sampled culinary delights, explored history and experienced the best of life along the Volga River. Now the journey comes to a close and it’s time to disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Pulkovo International Airport for your flight home. Your Uniworld adventure may be over, but we know you’ll enjoy the memories you’ve made for years to come.