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St.-Petersburg - Moscow
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SHIP TRIP

ST.PETERSBURG - MOSCOW, 10 days

“Top-Travel” offers for you a great opportunity to make a wonderful ship trip from St.Petersburg to Moscow on a comfortable motorship «Konstantin Simonov». It is a four-deck vessel (refurbished in 2005) equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17 MpH). It contains: 1 restaurant, 1 restaurant-bar, 2 bars, solarium on the sun, sauna, medical room, conference hall/bar. This trip will make an unforgettable impression and will give an opportunity to learn closer Russian cities and culture.

Expedition Itinerary:

Day 1 Transfer from the airport to the ship. Information briefing. Dinner aboard (for late arrivals boxed lunch is provided instead). Live music in the bar
Day 2

Breakfast. City tour with visit to St.Peter and Paul's Fortress: Smolny convent, Tavrichesky palace, Summer Garden, Palace embankment, Winter palace, tip of Vasilevsky island, Square of the Decembrists, Bronze Horseman, St.Isaac´s cathedral, Nevsky prospekt. Return to ship. Dinner aboard.

OPTIONAL (14:00): Peterhof (lower park) - walking tour: the Grand Cascade with the Samson fountain, Greenhouse, Roman fountains, Cascade "the Chessboard", amusement fountains (oaklet, umbrella, bench), palace Monplezire, view of the Gulf of Finland.

OPTIONAL: Rivers and Canals (19:15).

Day 3

Breakfast. Lunch aboard.

Hermitage museum visit – the actual tour order may vary (Egyptian hall, 1812 year gallery, St. George hall, small throne room, Italian art collection (Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Tisian, Michaelangelo), Dutch art (Rembrandt), French art (impressionists), Spanish art (Ribera, Velázquez)).

Departure of the ship at 18:45.

Presentation of the crew and of the staff. Captain’s Welcome Cocktail. Dinner aboard. Onboard musicians’ concert “Let’s make friends”.

OPTIONAL (08:00): Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Park – Catherine’s palace: Grand throne hall and Amber room, walking along the park (20-30 min.): grotto, Grand pond, Hermitage pavilion.

Day 4

Breakfast. Master class of painting Russian Traditional doll Matreshka. Arrival to MANDROGUI village.

Free time during the stop. The possibility to enjoy the peaceful scenery and picturesque landscape. Visit of the traditional Russian village: outside and interiors of typical wooden houses, numerous crafts exhibitions, Russian pancake and pies houses, Museum of Vodka (fee-paying entrance).

«Shish kebab party» in a tent ashore. Departure at 15:45. Dinner aboard. Dancing music in the bar.

Day 5

Breakfast.

Arrival to KIZHI.

Open-air museum of wooden architecture (Transfiguration cathedral (outside), visit of Intercession cathedral, 1 isba (traditional wooden house), sauna) (90 min. walk). Departure at 10:45. Lunch aboard. Captain’s bridge tour. Master class of traditional Russian cuisine. Dinner aboard. Classic music concert.

OPTIONAL: Vodka and blini tasting party.

Day 6

Arrival to GORITSY.

Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, museum of icons.

Departure at 13:45.

Lunch aboard. Russian dance class. Pirate’s games. Pirates dinner. Folk music concert.

Day 7

Breakfast.

Arrival to UGLICH.

Walking city tour, territory of Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral (about 90 minutes’ walk).

Departure at 13:15.

Lunch aboard. The dress rehearsal of the Talent Show. Captain’s Dinner.

Day 8

Breakfast.Lunch aboard.

Arrival to Moscow. Departure to the bus city tour (Red square (free time), GUM (interior visit), Historical museum, Kazan church, Kremlin towers, Senate, Mausoleum, Cathedral of Christ the Savior). Return to the ship. Dinner aboard.

OPTIONAL: Moscow by night + metro

Day 9 Breakfast. Kremlin tour – Palace of Congresses, Senate square: Arsenal, Senate buildings; residence of the President of the Russian Federation, Tsar bell and Tsar cannon, Cathedral Square ensemble: Assumption cathedral, Archangel cathedral and Annunciation cathedral with visit to one of them. Lunch aboard. Dinner aboard. Marvelous melodies performed during the musical evening. OPTIONAL: Sergiev Posad excursion Tour of St.Trinity-Sergiev Lavra in Sergiev Posad, Return on board.
Day 10 Breakfast aboard (for early departures boxed lunch is provided instead). Transfer to the airport. Flight home.

 

Dates of the tour:

Regular groups: 28.08. – 06.09.2012

 

It is included:

  • visa support;
  • transfer airport-ship (in St.Petersburg) and ship-airport (in Moscow);
  • lugguage handling in river ports and on board the ship;
  • guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation;
  • full board catering (three meals per day) including dinner on the arrival day and breakfast on the departure day;
  • welcome «bread and salt» ceremony; Captain’s welcome cocktail reception;
  • English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides;
  • services of guides speaking other foreign Languages can be provided at additional cost;
  • on board entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Capitan’s bridge tour, etc;
  • Excursion program ( in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned)
  • Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu).

 

Not included:

  • any expenses due to early arrival or late departure (out of dates fixed by program);
  • additional drinks and water in ship restaurant and drinks in on-board bars;
  • optional tours; - tips for the crew and ship staff.

 

*Itineraries, prices, excursion programs, as well as the number of places available may vary. Please, ask the manager to specify this information while booking the tour.