Your Cruise Itinerary- Russian river cruise - St Petersburg to Moscow

Day 1: UK - St Petersburg

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation. This evening, enjoy dinner and live piano music on board. (D)

Day 2: St Petersburg

Take in the Old Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace façade, Peter & Paul Fortress, the Nevsky Prospect with its Church of the Resurrection and St Isaac Cathedral and the Hermitage Museum. This evening, enjoy either an optional Russian folklore show excursion or an optional 'Rivers and Canals' tour. (B,L,D)

Day 3: St Petersburg

Today, an optional excursion takes you to Pushkin, home to the summer palaces of former Russian royalty. Visit Catherine Palace before heading to nearby Peterhof. This evening, enjoy a 'Getting to Know You' show on board. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Mandrogul

Set amidst pretty parkland on the banks of the Svir River and resembling a traditional Russian hamlet, enjoy the shops and artisan workshops of Mandrogui before tucking into a succulent shashlik kebab. Back on board, enjoy a Russian language lesson. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kizhi

Cruise to Lake Onega's UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Kizhi for a visit to the impressive Museum of Wooden Architecture and many other ancient wooden buildings, painstakingly relocated from all over Russia. Back on board, enjoy a Captain's bridge tour, a Russian tea party and a classical concert in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Goritsy

Enjoy a traditional Russian song class before cruising across the White Lake to Goritsy. Visit the famous Kirill-Belosersk (St Cyril) Monastery's Museum of Icons. Enjoy a pirate themed dinner before this evening's concert. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Yaroslavl

See the Churches of Elijah the Prophet and St Nicholas the Miracleworker, the local market and the Governor's House art exhibition on an included bus tour. This evening, enjoy a Ukrainian dinner and gala concert on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Uglich

Explore this 12th-century village on a walking tour including the former Kremlin, the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral. Later, enjoy a Russian language lesson and farewell dinner before getting the chance to star in tonight's talent show. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Moscow

See St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Novodevichy Convent and views from the Sparrow Hills on an included city tour. This evening, there's an optional 'Moscow by night' excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Moscow

Visit the famous Kremlin and Cathedral Square. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to Sergiyev Posad. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Moscow - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

NOTE: Included excursions are subject to change. A visa is required to travel on this cruise. Please refer to prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Departure dates 2018 Russian river cruise - St Petersburg to Moscow (11 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1399pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1302
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 4 Nov 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

May 12

July 14

September 15

June 2

August 4

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

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Cosmos Russian river cruise - St Petersburg to Moscow

11 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1302

Epic and colourful with a history to match: this is a riveting journey between St Petersburg and Moscow along the Volga River. Stand before the Kremlin and St Basil’s iconic domes in Moscow’s Red Square, and explore St Petersburg’s impressive historic centre.

This 11 day Russian river cruise - St Petersburg to Moscow comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

  • St Petersburg - City sightseeing tour including the Old Stock Exchange, Rostral Columns and the Winter Palace.
  • Kizhi Museum of Wooden Architecture - An enchanting open-air museum.
  • Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery - The largest monastery in Europe, situated on the shore of Lake Siverskoye.
  • Yaroslavl - A bus tour of the city’s sights including the former Governor’s House and the Church of St Nicholas the miracle-worker.
  • Uglich - An interesting 12th-century village located on the Volga River.
  • Moscow - Iconic sightseeing which includes the Kremlin and Red Square.

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Excursions
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Your cruise ship

MS Nikolay Chernishevsky 

  • 4 deck ship
  • Large sun deck with deck chairs
  • Lounge bar with picture windows
  • Completely refurbished in 2018
  • Selection of cabin upgrades available (extra cost)

Note: There is a steep staircase from lower to main deck. Single cabins have a single bed.

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available within 50 miles* of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick-up time. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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