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A Russian Odyssey Aboard the MS Rossia

A Russian Odyssey Aboard the MS Rossia

12 days from only £2,399pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tours of Moscow, St Petersburg, Uglich and Yaroslavl
  • Walking tour through the Open-Air Museum of Architecture in Kizhi
  • Visits to the Kremlin, the Hermitage Museum, Mandrogi and the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery in Goritsy 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (two lunches in local restaurants included), welcome cocktails and the Captain’s farewell dinner
  • Live entertainment every night including concerts presenting international favourites and traditional Russian music
  • On-board lecture on Russian history and other demonstrations including Russian cooking, language and handicrafts
  • Return scheduled flights from 4 regional airports
  • Attentive service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Selected departures from May to August 2020

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At a Glance
11 nights on board the MS Rossia
Return flights & transfers
9 visits and tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert cruise director
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Russia, the world’s largest country, is a land of superlatives matched by its epic history, monumental architecture, incredible culture and sweeping landscapes of immense beauty. Perhaps the best way to cover the breadth of its myriad gems and feel the might of empires past is on a relaxing river cruise, where every turn reveals a fascinating new view.

Our 11-night cruise begins in Moscow, the enigmatic capital and a dazzling metropolis, with a glittering array of Unesco-listed monuments: the magnificent 70- acre Kremlin fortress and historic Red Square, with the strikingly colourful onion-domed cathedral of St Basil taking centre stage.

Beyond Moscow’s glitz and glamour, we discover another side to this intriguing country. The mighty ‘Mother Volga’, Europe’s longest river, entices us with a different landscape: swathes of ancient silver-birch forests, centuries-old churches and brightly painted timber houses in quintessential villages lost in time. We’ll visit the medieval Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and the historic cities of Yaroslavl and Uglich on Russia’s famous Golden Ring.

Cruise the waters of the stunning River Svir, which flows between the rocky fissured shores and tranquil bays of Lake Onega to the wild marshlands of Lake Ladoga, two of Europe’s largest lakes. We call at the fairy-tale village of Mandrogi and also Kizhi Island to see the outstanding Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 shimmering domes – a wooden masterpiece built without a single nail!

Our final port of call is often described as Europe’s most beautiful city: St Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, was designed to be a showpiece of the Empire, with majestic architecture and breathtaking vistas that have inspired artists and writers throughout the ages. Our cruise includes a visit to the world-renowned Hermitage, which features an exceptional collection of priceless artworks housed in some of the city’s finest buildings, including the Tsars’ beautiful Baroque-style Winter Palace.

Let our experienced tour managers and insightful guides lift the alluring veil of mystery over this fascinating country and its culture on a truly unforgettable cruise.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin. Single cabins are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day,
  • Two lunches in local restaurants
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

On reverse-order itineraries, arrival and departure points are the other way around.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Russian Ruble
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 3 hrs 35 mins to 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Language: Russian
  • Time zone: GMT+3 
  • Country: Russia

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have a visa in order to travel to Russia. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia/entry-requirements

Visa cost is £101.40 per person. Applications are initially made online, however you must also go in person to a Russian Visa Application Centre in either London, Manchester or Edinburgh for biometric data (fingerprints) to be collected. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Connecting Flights

Flights from Birmingham, Manchester, London Heathrow and Edinburgh will connect in a European airport on both outbound and inbound journeys.

On reverse-order itineraries, arrival and departure points are the other way around.

Please contact us if you would like timings and/or further information on the connecting flights. All flight details will be listed in your booking confirmation. 

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Our Blog

The Kremlin along the banks of the Moskva river in Moscow 

Russian River Cruises: A Guide to the Volga and Svir Rivers

There’s no better way to explore the world’s largest country than on a Russian river cruise. Setting sail from Moscow on A Russian Odyssey Aboard the MS Rossia, passengers cruise in comfort along the meandering Volga river, then take a trip along the scenic river Svir, before arriving in beautiful St Petersburg.

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport Start ship location Transfer time End ship location Departure airport Transfer time
Moscow Domodedovo Airport Moscow 2 hrs St Petersburg St Petersburg Airport 45 mins
Moscow Sheremetyevo
Airport
1 hr 30 mins

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