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M/S Mustai Karim 5*
Travel in Luxury between Moscow and St Petersburg
Meet the Mustai Karim – a state-of-the-art ship built to exceed your every expectation. A 5-star floating hotel, impeccably designed to offer an unrivalled onboard experience of Russian luxury.
Exquisite cuisine and a premium wine list to be enjoyed in several stunning panoramic bars are just a glimpse of the delights to be found on board. You’ll dream the night away in total comfort, waking up feeling more rejuvenated every day thanks to the onboard spa and wellness activities. When you join us on board the Mustai Karim – the newest, most magnificent ship on the Volga in 2020 – you’ll experience a true masterpiece in river cruising, complete with exclusive excursions we’ve crafted especially for our guests.
MOSCOW • Uglich • Playos • Yaroslavl • Goritsy • Goritsy • Kizhi • Day on board • ST PETERSBURG
MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG
Your Russian adventure has begun! Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the port for boarding your beautiful 5* cruise ship. Dinner is served onboard.
Get your bearings and absorb the magnificent atmosphere of bustling Moscow with an introductory city tour around the most interesting Moscow sights, including Tverskaya street, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Historical Museum, GUM and Red Square (free time). After lunch, glimpse old Russia as you stroll down the Arbat - one of the oldest streets in Moscow, it existed since 15th century! Arbat today is a lively and interesting place with numerous street artists, cafes and souvenir shops. Another point of interest today is a Moscow metro. Discover for yourself, why it's considered the most beautiful in the world
After breakfast of board carry on exploring amazing capital of Russia. Feel on top of the world as you take in a glorious bird’s-eye view of Moscow with an exclusive visit to the highest 360-degree observation deck in the city. Then, explore deep underground with an exciting tour through history at Bunker-42, The Museum of Cold War.
Enjoy the on board entertainment as you glide towards Uglich.
Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanov’s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne. Today’s Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the church of st Dmitry on the spilt blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga. Join our walking city tour with visits to the territory of the Uglich Kremlin, the church of st. Dimitry on the blood and the transfiguration cathedral.
Day 5, PLAYOS
Take a walk through the landscapes that inspired iconic painter Isaac Levitan in Plyos, a medieval merchant town brimming with charm. It’s a favourite holiday spot for Russia’s elite, with beautifully-restored architecture lining peaceful streets. You’ll be treated to a summertime concert dinner when evening comes, featuring caviar tasting.
Today you make a stop in Yaroslav. lAmong the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a particular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufacture. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - century architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium. After a lavish cocktail reception at the ex-Governor's mansion, try a masterclass in hot enamel painting at the Emalis Enamel Art Museum.
Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilometers away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its remarkable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its Museum of Icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.
Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North.The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), the neighboring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Chapel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.
A day of recreation and relaxation awaits on board the Mustai Karim, where you’ll be treated to Tastes of Russia – a festival of regional Russian cuisine. Sample local delicacies, enjoy concerts, lectures and masterclasses in the comfort of your 5-star surroundings.
A truly unique experience awaits: at night, you’ll pass under the drawn bridges of St. Petersburg.
Wake up to an exciting tour of the Northern capital – take in the glorious architecture, glittering canals and luxurious Yusupov Palace. An exclusive excursion takes you through the Golden Gate into a world of music and art: the famous Amber Room and an orchestral performance in the Great Throne Hall of Catherine Palace.
At the world-famous Hermitage Museum, you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to witness the winding of the 18th century golden Peacock Clock. After lunch, travel to the magnificent Peterhof Palace, which was built as a response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After breakfast you disembark your ship and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.
M/S Mustai Karim
Mustai Karim is the newest ship to navigate Volga river in 2020. This spectacular ship, which was built in Russia, combines advanced cruising technology with 5* hotel luxury to create a rivercruising experience like nothing else. And with four beautiful decks to explore, you’ll find something to fill every moment on board.
• Private or french balconies • Fitness Centre • English speaking staff • Coffee point • All cabins are equiped with fridges • TV in cabins • Full Board • Complementary Wi-Fi • Medical room • Reading lounge
Twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabin is around 18.4sqm.
Twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, 220 volt socket, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
Spacious twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 20.2sqm.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, 220 volt socket, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
Spacious twin/double cabin with lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style.
Lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 armchairs, 220 volt socket, TV, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
Suite cabins with with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 29.88sqm - 36.59sqm.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, 220 volt sockets, radio, occasional table, TV, minibar, safe, telephone, two beds which can be placed separately or together, wardrobe, vanity table, hair dryer.
Two-room cavernous stateroom with separate bedroom and lounge area, step-out balcony. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 44.34sqm.
Separate bedroom and lounge area, step-out balcony, AC, 220 volt sockets, radio. Cushioned furniture, occasional table, TV, minibar, safe, telephone, two beds which can be placed separately or together, wardrobe, vanity table, hair dryer.
PLEASE NOTE: All our website prices were always subject to live currency updates. Since recent frequent currency fluctuations, we decided to display OUR CRUISE PRICES in EURO - to stay true to you, our traveller. We no longer want to see our prices changing daily therefore we stick with Euro! Don't worry, when you make the booking we will invoice you in British pounds with the applicable daily exchange rate.
Moscow to St Petersburg Cruise, 12 days/11 nights
Prices are per person, excluding flights
* Short trip 8 days/ 7 nights
St Petersburg to Moscow Cruise, 11 days/10 nights
Prices are per person, excluding flights
The deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a
• Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
• 1 transfer to the port and 1 transfer from the port only on embarkation/disembarkation days
• Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship
• Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day. Breakfast is buffet style, dinner and
lunch are with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead on lunch on board, subject to weather conditions)
• Welcome coctail (after the start of the navigation)
• Captain’s farwell dinner with a special menu
• English peaking board guides
• On board entertainment including classical music concerts, piano concert, life dance music nightly, Russian tea ceremony, vodka and blinis tasting party, cooking master classes, gentle yoga, Russian language class etc
• Included excursion program according to itenerary
• Visa support letter
• Full visa support
• Breakfast buffet
• Lunch: salad and soup bar followed by main courses served at table
• Dinner a la carte
• Specialties of Russian regions as afternoon snack
• Midnight soup
• Water for excursions
• Water in pitchers for all meals
• Tea/coffee for all meals
• 1 glass of wine/beer/juice/soda per person for dinner
• International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Travel insurance
• Optional excursions (available on board)
• Personal spendings
• Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate