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Little Prince Cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow
Experience Russia from the water on the regal cruise ship, Little Prince. You will start your journey in Russia’s ‘Venice of the North’, St Petersburg before travelling through the ancient cities of the Golden Ring and the mystical lands of Karelia and arriving at Moscow, the enigmatic capital of Russia. Little Prince offers one the best St Petersburg – Moscow cruise experiences, taking in many of Russia’s most intriguing sites along the way. If you enjoy cruises, then look no further. This 11-day experience includes city tours in St Petersburg and Moscow, sightseeing around the Golden Ring cities of Uglich and Yaroslavl, and a visit to the UNESCO Heritage site of Kizhi.
11 days aboard the popular Little Prince Cruise Ship
City tour by bus in Moscow and St Petersburg
Interactive tour of the Governor’s House in Yaroslavl
Monastery of St Cyril in Goritsy
Open air museum in Kizhi
Visit to the State Hermitage Museum
Walking tour of the Kremlin in Uglich
The pinnacle of art and culture in Russia, St Petersburg, is one of the country’s most visited destinations and former capital city. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its elaborate system of canals, the city lies on the Neva River. It is popular with tourists and includes several of Russia’s most famous attractions including the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace and the Peterhof.
Situated on the northern shore of Lake Lagoda, Mandrogi is typically seen as a stop-off point for cruise ships passing between Moscow and St Petersburg. The village is known as a live-in museum with its collection of wooden houses resembling a traditional Russian village from the past. Founded in the 17th century, it was burned down in World War II as a Russian heritage site. Mandrogi is best known for its Vodka Museum, which contains around 2800 different brands.
A remote island located in the centre of Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Kizhi, is a popular tourist destination known for its intrinsic beauty and remarkable architecture. Kizhi has a long history dating back to the 15th century and is known for its open-air museum which features over 80 historical wooden buildings including the 18th century UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kizhi Pogost.
A small village situated on the banks of a Volga tributary, Goritsy is a small river port surrounded by forest and can only be accessed via boat. It is best known as an access point to the spectacular Kirillo-Belozersk Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Russia founded in the 15th century. Although the village is better known as a stop off point, it is also home to a female Orthodox convent, with a legacy dating back to Ivan the Terrible.
One of Russia’s medieval capitals founded in the 11th century at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl rivers by Yaroslav the Wise, a prince of the Kievan Rus. Yaroslavl is the oldest city in the Volga region and is a popular tourist destination on Russia’s Golden Ring. It has been designated UNSECO World Heritage status due to its fascinating architecture and buildings including St. Alexander Nevsky’s Chapel and St. John the Baptist’s Church.
A historic town situated on the banks of the Volga River in Yaroslavl Oblast, Uglich is considered a destination on Russia’s famous Golden Ring. The foundation of the city is disputed; however, it is thought to have been somewhere between the 10th and 12th centuries and was the seat of a small princedom. As well as home to a historic kremlin, the city includes many exquisite examples of Russian architecture including the Alexeievsky and Resurrection monasteries.
Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.
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Little Prince Cruise Ship
Little Prince Cruise Ship
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- All meals on board the cruise
- Excursions and activities as part of the tour
- On-board entertainment
- Reserved cabin of your preference
- Welcome drink
What’s not included
- Alcoholic drinks
- Bicycle rental
- International train / plane tickets
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Surcharges for additional / activity alterations
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
- Visa processing
Please note that this tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to go ahead.
Enrich your travel experience with our list of top recommended books from specialist travel guides to compelling novels. Whether you are looking for something to pass the time on the train, or want to get to grips with the local history, reading is essential to turning your trip into a fully-fledged experience.
The ultimate guidebook to Russia that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Russia is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to this vast country from how to get around, the best places to eat in its most popular cities, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights, currency and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Moscow Kremlin, Lake Baikal and the Romanov sites, this guide includes detailed maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
A masterful anthology documenting Moscow’s turbulent growth through the lives of its people from the bloody reprisals of Peter the Great to the literary greats of the 19th century. The city spent much of its early life in turmoil from being the subject to much greater empires including the Tatars, to being burnt down numerous times, yet rising from the ashes twice as magnificent each time. Kelly’s compelling narrative covers all of Moscow’s major milestones over 700 years in engaging detail. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of Russia.
The ultimate guidebook to the Golden Ring that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Moscow, St Petersburg and the Golden Ring is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to these three spectacular regions including the best places to eat, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Moscow Kremlin, the Peterhof and the many monasteries and cathedrals of the Golden Ring cities, this guide includes regional maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
The ultimate guidebook to St Petersburg that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s St Petersburg is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to any destination from how to get around the city, the best places to eat, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips, this guide includes detailed maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
One of the UK’s favourite pocket guides, the ‘Top 10’ series of city guides provide easy to follow listicles of city’s top events, attractions, restaurants, bars and more. Top 10 St Petersburg provides a brief introduction to the ‘Venice of the North’ from its magnificent canals, elegant bridges and sprawling boulevards to its ornate palaces that line the city. This recently updated guide breaks down each area of interest into helpful lists of 10 so you always know the best places to visit at a glance.
The undeniable soul of Russia, St Petersburg is a city full of intrigue, decadence and grandeur. Established by Peter the Great in 1703, the city would rise to become Russia’s capital city and home of contrasts from both artistic and intellectual genius to cutthroat politics, seditious scandal and debauchery. Miles recreates the drama of 300 years in a city of contrasts, where Pushkin Dostoyevsky and Tchaikovsky thrived, and war, revolution and starvation was commonplace paving the way for Lenin and Stalin’s brutal quest for power. This tale is filled to the brim of murder, madness and undeniable splendour.
Extras & Upgrades
Customise your experience with our spectacular range of tailor-made tour extras. If you have some free time during your tour and are unsure how to spend it, then our extras may be just what you are looking for, with various activities ranging from an hour long to a full day. Simply, let us know when booking your tour and we can arrange this for you.
Moscow City Tour at Night
St Petersburg City Tour at Night
Moscow Metro Experience
Excursion to Peterhof
Excursion to Pushkin
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