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13 Days | Imperial Waterways of Russia


Day 1 | Moscow, Russia. Arrive at the Moscow airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2 | Moscow. Your panoramic city tour includes the most remarkable city sights, such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent, and impressive Tverskaya Street. (BB,L,D)

Day 3 | Moscow. Visit the Kremlin—a self-contained 15th-century city with palaces, armories, 15th- and 17th-century cathedrals, and a Medieval fortress. You’ll also explore the Kremlin’s Armory Museum—home of treasures from the Czar’s coronation robes to the famous Fabergé Eggs. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure with shuttle bus service provided between the ship and city center. (BB,L,Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 4 | Moscow. Enjoy an entire day at leisure. Return to the sights that caught your eye on your panoramic tour. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the ship and the city center. (BB, L, D)

Day 5 | Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River. Uglich. Cruise the Moscow Canal before arriving in Uglich, a delightful Golden Ring city. Visit the Church of St. Dimitry, built to honor the slain son of Ivan the Terrible, and spend some free time browsing the local market area, replete with small shops and the stalls of local artisans. (BB,L,D)

Day 6 | Yaroslavl. Cruising Lake Rybinsk. Yaroslavl is considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities. You’ll visit the town’s exquisite Church of Elijah the Prophet and delight in a tasting of local produce at the farmers' market. (BB,L,D)

Day 7 | Goritsy. Experience how locals live as you learn how traditions and handicraft techniques are preserved during a visit to the Children’s House of Arts and Crafts. Take in a wood construction workshop, and then stroll the grounds of 14th-century St. Cyrill of the White Lake Monastery. (BB,L,D)

Day 8 | Cruising Lake Onega. Kizhi Island. Sail on Lake Onega to Kizhi Island, whose famous Open Air Museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the awe-inspiring Transfiguration Church, which is built entirely from wood. (BB,L,D)

Day 9 | Cruising the Svir River. Mandrogi. Visit the reconstructed 18th-century village of Mandrogi, which brings Russia’s past vibrantly to life. Peek inside its wooden houses to observe craftsmen making matryoshkas, lace, and ceramics. Cap the afternoon off with a traditional shashlik picnic. (BB,L,D)

Day 10 | St. Petersburg. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of enchanting St. Petersburg, taking in all of the majestic sights, such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Winter Palace, the Church of the Resurrection, St. Issac’s, and so much more. During the evening, be treated to a spectacular Russian ballet at the Alexandrinsky Theater. (BB,L,D)

Day 11 | St. Petersburg. Be amazed as you tour the world-famous Hermitage Museum, which is housed in one of the world’s largest palaces. The museum contains over a thousand rooms and features nearly three million works of art by masters including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. (BB,L,Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 12 | St. Petersburg. Travel to nearby Pushkin to visit lavish Catherine Palace and Park, a masterpiece of Russian Rococo architecture unrivaled in luxury and scale. (BB,L,D)

Day 13 | St. Petersburg. Disembark the ship and transfer to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to the Baltic capitals. (CB,BB)

Note: Tour order in Moscow and St. Petersburg may vary due to weather.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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