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Welcome to Russia and the start of your journey through the Iron Curtain! Arriving at the airport our local rep will collect you and escort you your hotel.
Enjoy today at your leisure to explore the city.
Today we will
Today tour the stunning city of Tsars, with the whimsical Church on Spilled Blood, St Isaac’s Cathedral, St Savior Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect, Peter and Paul Fortress - home to the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, housing the tombs of the Romanov monarchs.
This morning visit the opulent Winter Palace. Once the royal residence of the Tsars, the palace is now home to the Hermitage Museum, which has one of the biggest art collections on earth!
Over the coming days, relax and enjoy life aboard, whilst you cruise along the Neva river, stopping for sightseeing at ancient Golden Ring towns and charming villages. With a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills, rivers, forest and steppes, cruise beyond Lake Ladoga to picturesque Kizhi Island on Lake Onega. Continuing your journey, head to the favoured city of Ivan the Terrible, historical Uglich, where you enjoy a walking tour of the Kremlin and the cities most famous site - The Church of St. Dimitry on Blood. The church boasts a stunning red facade in contrast with star-studded, teal blue cupolas and the interior is just as delightful.
Soak up the beautiful riverside views as you approach the big smoke. This afternoon arrive into Moscow and enjoy a city tour visiting Christ the Savior Cathedral, the Moskva River embankment and the observation platform of Sparrow Hill.
Today, venture to the legendary Red Square - site of the breathtaking and iconic St Basil’s Cathedral. Take a guided tour of Red Square and Moscow’s mighty Kremlin and Armoury.
Your tour finishes after breakfast. Onward departure transfer to the airport.
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