Tue, May 25, 2021 - Fri, Jun 4, 2021
Moscow-St. Petersburg
(ID 6359)
From $ 4400
Shevchenko
The four-deck motor ship «Shevchenko» of the project 302 was built in 1991 and last renovated in 2019. It’s now the most modern and after last reconstruction is considered to be one of our best balcony ships. The ship features cabins of the Suites and Premium class, all of them are and comfortable with all amenities, equipped with air conditioning, refrigerators, radios and televisions, and much more. There are several types of cabins: Balcony Panorama Suite, Balcony Deluxe Stateroom, Premium Plus, Premium.
Rivers
Onega Lake, The Moscow River, The Neva River, The Svir river, The Volga river, The Danube river
Length
423.7 ft / 129.2 m
Breadth
54.8 ft / 16.7 m
Draught
9.6 ft / 2.9 m
Passengers
192
Crew
93
Main Engines
3*736 kW
Speed
13.8 kts / 25.5 km/h
Type (Project)
302 MK
Built
1991, Germany
Renovation
2019-2020
Refurbishment
Annually, after each season

Panorama Suite Upper Deck
Balcony Deluxe Upper Deck Stateroom
Balcony Deluxe Stateroom Boat Deck
Premium Plus Upper Deck
Premium Main Deck
DAY 1, Moscow

Arrival in Moscow, embarkation. In case you need a transfer upon arrival, please, see details and costs here. A nice choice of optional tours is offered while the ship is in Moscow. Today it might be a full day on your own: the ship is docked within 10- or 20-minute walk from the metro station; metro ride to the city center takes some 25 minutes; and Moscow is yet to reveal its numerous secrets - so enjoy your personal discoveries! Dinner aboard.

DAY 2, Moscow

Sightseeing motor coach tour of this ancient Russian capital also includes Tverskaya Street, Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater, Novodevichy Convent and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Please, note that itinerary of Moscow city-tour is highly dependent upon traffic jams - the jams are hard to predict and they might be quite heavy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 3, Moscow

Morning tour of the Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is the former residence of Russian Czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries. The center of the Kremlin is the Cathedral Square, a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square consists of several cathedrals and palaces; one of them, the Assumption Cathedral, is the oldest Moscow Kremlin church, and one of the most important ones in Russia. On Kremlin grounds there are also the famous Czar Cannon of the 16th century and the Czar Bell of the 18th century. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 4, Uglich

Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th century town, one of Russia's most ancient. Visit the Uglich Kremlin and its churches and see beautiful Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood also from the inside. Enjoy great singing from a local choir. Explore the popular Flea Market. In times of the USSR Uglich was a watch-making center. Millions used the local watch brand Chayka (Seagull). The manufacturer has now moved to the premium segment, specializing also in silver and golden watches. You can find these well-designed watches in Uglich at the local stores. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 5, Yaroslavl

Today there will be a guided sightseeing over this great city located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. This city of Yaroslavl is widely known for its great 17th century architecture. Also it is an outstanding example of the urban planning reform that the Empress Catherine the Great ordered for the whole of Russia in 1763. In the course of this reform Yaroslavl kept its the most significant historic structures, but was generally renovated in the neo-classical style in accordance with radial urban master plan. The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery, the oldest one in the Volga Region was left untouched - today it is a well-preserved historical monumet of the utmost importance to Yaroslavl Region and to the entire Russia. The Monastery dates back to the late 12th century, when it was buit on the site of a pagan temple; its major reconstruction occured in the 16th century. The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery is on our list today along with the famous Church of Elijah the Prophet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 6, Goritsy

On the list today there will be a bus trip to the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. The monastery was founded in 1397 on the bank of Lake Siverskoye, to the south of the town of Beloozero, in the present-day Vologda Oblast. The Czar Ivan the Terrible not only had his own cell in the cloister, but also planned to take monastic vows here. Back then it was also a political prison for high-ranking officials. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 7, Kizhi

Kizhi is one of the real Russian wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. There will be a walking tour around this open air museum of amazing wooden architecture. Wooden houses that are traditional for the Russian North are also visited during this tour. Travelers get to know the traditional way of life and learn about crafts of the locals. This also includes the production of so called “plowshares” – that wooden “squama” covering the onion domes of Kizhi. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 8, River Village Mandrogi

Docking at Mandrogi is called a “green stop.” The nature there is very green and picturesque. On the other hand travelers have a “green light” to spend lots of time on their own. They get a chance to contact local villagers, to learn about traditional crafts and Russian cuisine, to buy souvenirs and to take a little walk through the beautiful forests of Northern Russia. The Museum of Russian Vodka is a highlight of this splendid green stop. Breakfast, BBQ for lunch and dinner aboard.

*at times the stop in Mandrogi might be replaced by a stop in Svirstroy or Lodeynoye Pole. The cognitive experience will be a similar one.

DAY 9, Saint Petersburg

Upon arrival there will be a sightseeing motor coach tour around St. Petersburg that is the highlight of your Russian River adventure. Czar Peter the Great accomplished what could have seemed impossible back in those days - he built a remarkable European city on really swampy lands. Enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. A nice choice of optional tours is offered while the ship is in St. Petersburg. In case you need a transfer upon arrival, please, see details and costs here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 10, Saint Petersburg

There will be more of the city & the Hermitage tour today. This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art and cultural museums in the world. The Hermitage is one of the world's most famous and the most prestigious museums, and is a must-see for all first-time travelers to the city. With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures. Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard.

DAY 11, Saint Petersburg

Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the elegant city of St. Petersburg. Disembarkation after breakfast.

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Check-in date
TuesdayMay 25, 2021
from Moscow
11
days
Check-out date
FridayJun 4, 2021
to Saint Petersburg
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  • Accommodations in outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control system and large picture window. Cabins on Lower Decks have non-opening portholes.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship’s restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category; meal service begins with a dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with a breakfast on the day of disembarkation.
  • Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception.
  • Gala farewell dinner aboard.
  • Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, transfers upon arrival/departure.
  • Luggage handling to/from the ship.
  • Lectures provided by our guides.
  • Russian or Ukrainian language and song lessons.
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing.
  • Daily aerobics (if scheduled).
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge.
  • Our Cruise Director and professional staff.
  • All our cruise ships are fully air conditioned and have outside-facing cabins.
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  • PRIVATE TRANSFERS & OPTIONAL TOURS (CLICK TO SEE RATES)
  • Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/souvenirs.
  • Luggage handling in the airport.
  • Insurance.
  • Visas.
  • Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise Director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
  • Miscellaneous items of personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.
  • Note

    Our Cruise Company shall organize shore excursions (standard and optional) in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all towns along the cruise itinerary, entertainment program onboard, sale of additional excursions onboard and guarantees the due quality of tours. Other companies (their representatives and tour leaders) have no right to organize shore excursions.
    Please be informed that all pre/post cruise services (additional arrival/departure transfers, hotel accommodation, additional excursions, etc.) can be also arranged by us.

  • Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi is available on all ships with the following tariffs.

    $5 per device/per cruise day.
    $15 per device/per 7 cruise days.
    $25 per device/per 10 cruise days

    *tariffs are by independent service provider that has the right to change them

Is this tour designed for English speaking guests?
Cruise By River is designed to host international guests. All announcements, programs, etc. Onboard the ships are available in both English, German and other languages subject to the origin of the tourists aboard.
Can I book transfers?
Yes, Cruise By River does offer transfer service. Upon receiving your request our team would be happy to provide you with personal transfers to/from the airport. To receive a quote for airport transfers, please send a detailed request, including your flight details, on your booking conversation page.
Can I book pre & post accommodation?
Cruise By River does offer either pre or post accommodations. We can assist you with more information on the embarkation & disembarkation days and reserve for you the best available hotels. We also can provide you with additional tourist excursions within your staying in there.
Are shore excursions included?
Shore excursions listed in the day by day itineraries are included in the cruise fare. All other shore excursions are optional, to guarantee a space we recommend to book the English shore excursion package in advance. Please note minimum participation levels may be required in order for the shore excursion program to operate.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can! We provide a 0% interest instalment plan to help you budget for your trip. You can manually make payments to your booking whenever it suits you via your Cruise By River account section. You can make these payments after you've made your initial payment and before your final payment due date.
Is travel insurance included?
Travel Insurance is not included in the tours. We recommend World Nomads travel insurance as just one of many travel insurance companies you can use. Insurance can cover the cost of your airfare, as well as your tour in the case of unforeseen cancellation. It ensures that you do not have to worry about any unplanned changes to your travel plans, such as having to rush home to an ill family member or having a tour changed or cancelled because of a natural disaster. It can even help with smaller things - like lost luggage or stolen cameras. When considering which policy is best for you, you may also want to consider what coverage they provide if you have to cancel your booking or if anything happens whilst on tour.
Can you assist in getting visa and a Letter of Invitation for this tour?
Travel visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and your destination. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate website for more details on visa requirements and visa processing services. If you need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa please get in touch via the messages section of your booking conversation page and we can assist you with next steps.
Do I need to print out my vouchers?
It is recommended to print your vouchers as well as having an electronic copy so that you have a backup copy when travelling. However if you do not have the facility to print the voucher, an electronic copy to show your tour guide will be fine. For suistanable and environmental reasons, all travel vouchers are sent to you electronically by email. If your tour operator provides vouchers or travel documents they will be sent to you approximately 2-3 weeks before your tour departs. Please ensure that all of your passenger details are complete so that the operator can send you your voucher or travel documents on time.
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