Large cities, vast country.

11 days St. Petersburg-Karelia-Yaroslavl-Moscow 2020

Travel this fascinating country in a particularly comfortable way: MS FEDIN was renovated in 2018 and offers numerous amenities on board. It travels on a waterway system between the metropolises St. Petersburg and Moscow, planned by Peter the Great, but was actually completed under Stalin. The breathtaking countryside of Karelia stretches out along the rivers and canals. As one of the most beautiful old Russian cities in the “Golden Ring”, Jaroslavl awaits with some impressive sacred buildings. In the middle of Lake Onega, on Kizhi Island, the open-air museum is another cause for amazement with its island churches made from wood. Truly a cruise you need to experience!

Why this river cruise?

  • Comfort at 4-star level on Russia’s rivers
  • The pulsing metropolis with a bright sea of lights: Moscow at night with its impressive metro stations
  • Discover the Russian Versailles: the magnificent Peterhof in St. Petersburg
  • Cities in the Golden Ring: Experience the splendour of history in Jaroslavl and Uglich

The first impressions of your trip.

Discover the Russian soul in its metropolises and remote areas!

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The services provided during your trip


  • 11-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • Traditional welcome with bread and salt
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea, juices and table water
    • Lunch buffet, multi-course dinner served at the table with table water
    • Coffee and tea station at certain times of the day
    • Cabin water (0.33 l, 1 bottle per person/per day)
    • Option of 1 glass of beer, wine or juice at dinner
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board (e.g. evening of folklore, classical concerts, dance evening, learn interesting facts about the country and its people, Russian language lessons, pirate themed evening)
  • Shashlik party (weather-dependent)
  • Dance music in the bar in the evening
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees

Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid passport, a visa and international health insurance for entry to Russia. Passports must be valid for at least another six months after the end of the trip. You will receive further information on how to apply for a visa with your booking confirmation. Minimum number of participants for this trip to be reached up to 30 days before departure: 200 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

St. Petersburg
Flight to St. Petersburg, transfer and embarkation.

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Day

2

St. Petersburg
Full-day excursion to St. Petersburg, the city of the Tsars, with the Peter and Paul fortress and the Hermitage, the largest art museum in the world, including lunch. Excursion Package

Full-day excursion to St. Petersburg, the city of the Tsars, with the Peter and Paul fortress and the Hermitage, the largest art museum in the world, including lunch.

Day

2

St. Petersburg
Tour on a pleasure boat through St. Petersburg.

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Day

2

St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg by night. A bus tour of the metropolis.

St. Petersburg by night. A bus tour of the metropolis.

Day

3

St. Petersburg
Casting off 5:00 pm Visit to the Peterhof Palace with its beautiful parks. Excursion Package

Peterhof Palace and Gardens situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland, Peterhof Palace is a study in regal splendour, with its lovely yellow and white exterior and gilded trimmings.The wide variety of fountains at Peterhof is the principal feature of the park. Elsewhere (notably in Versailles) all the surviving fountains are classical in design. Not so at Peterhof, where their extravagance and sheer playfulness give us a vivid idea of the atmosphere that must have reigned in a park of this kind during the early 18th century. Perhaps the greatest technological achievement of Peterhof is that all of the fountains operate without the use of pumps. Water is supplied from natural springs and collects in reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. The elevation difference creates the pressure that drives most of the fountains of the Lower Gardens.Most famous is the Grand Cascade, with its gold statue of Samson prying open the jaws of a lion. The Samson Fountain is supplied by a special aqueduct, over four km in length, drawing water and pressure from a high-elevation source. The Cascade is aptly named; water flows down terraced steps leading from the Palace down to the Lower Gardens. Spouting fountains spray streams of water over marble statues, culminating in a man-made canal leading out to the Gulf of Finland. Several fountains are designed with the specific purpose of soaking visitors. Two take the form of gangly trees rigged with jets that activate when someone approaches. Another, disguised as an umbrella with a circular bench set around the stem, drops a curtain of water from its rim when someone enters to take a seat. In addition to exploring the Palace grounds, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the sumptuous interior and marvel at the opulence of the Throne Room, the Portrait Room and the White Dining Room, Chinese Rooms.

Trip duration:

05:15 h

Walking duration:

03:20 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

3

St. Petersburg
Visit to Catherine Palace with a visit to the world famous Amber Room.

Catherine's Palace is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the architectural world. The lavish imperial Palace was designed by architect Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I, who originally owned the estate. The next ruler to leave her mark on the Palace was Catherine the Great, and during her reign, she commissioned the Scotsman Charles Cameron to redesign the baroque interior according to her neo-classical taste. The famous Green Dining Room is considered one of his best. Cameron's restrained neo-classical style contrasts with the baroque flamboyance of Rastrelli's work.Of Special interest is the Amber Room that was once considered to be the "Eighth Wonder of the World". In 1983, serious work on recreating the Amber Room was undertaken. Preserved photographs and Archives helped the Russian art experts to Fashion thin amber pieces so that they exactly match the original in shape and Color and to carve fine Ornaments, thus recreating this legendary work of art.

Trip duration:

04:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Wenig

Day

4

Ladogasee / Swir
Fahrt auf dem Ladogasee und dem karelischen Fluss Swir.

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Day

4

Mandrogy
Mooring 10:30 am Casting off 3:00 pm Cruise along Lake Ladoga and the Karelian river Svir. Free time in Mandrogy.

Cruise along Lake Ladoga and the Karelian river Svir. Free time in Mandrogy.

Day

5

Kizhi Island
Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 10:30 am Kizhi open-air museum with its famous wooden churches. Excursion Package

Kizhi open-air museum with its famous wooden churches.

Day

5

Lake Onega
Cruise on Lake Onega.

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Day

6

Goritsy
Mooring 11:30 am Casting off 3:00 pm Excursion to the great Kirillo-Belozersky Fortress Monastery. Excursion Package

Excursion to the great Kirillo-Belozersky Fortress Monastery.

Day

7

Yaroslavl
Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 8:00 pm City tour of Yaroslawl, one of the oldest cities in Central Russia with the Saviour’s Monastery and the Elijah the Prophet Church.

City tour of Yaroslawl, one of the oldest cities in Central Russia with the Saviour’s Monastery and the Elijah the Prophet Church.

Day

8

Uglich
Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 12:00 pm Visit to the Uglich Kremlin with the legendary Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood. Excursion Package

Visit to the Uglich Kremlin with the legendary Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood.

Day

9

Moscow
Mooring 1:00 pm Guided tour of Russia’s capital city, Moscow, with its famous Red Square. Excursion Package

Guided tour of Russia’s capital city, Moscow, with its famous Red Square.

Day

9

Moscow
“Moscow by Night” excursion through a glittering sea of lights, including a tour of “Moscow by Night” excursion through a glittering sea of lights, including a tour of the famous Metro’s magnificent stations.

“Moscow by Night” excursion through a glittering sea of lights, including a tour of the famous Metro’s magnificent stations.

Day

10

Moscow
Excursion to the colossal Kremlin, the power centre of Russian politics, including a visit inside a cathedral. Excursion Package

Excursion to the colossal Kremlin, the power centre of Russian politics, including a visit inside a cathedral.

Day

10

Moscow
Ausflug zum Dreifaltigkeitskloster

Day

11

Moscow
Transfer to the airport and return trip.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS FEDIN

 

Sie möchten Russland auf besonders komfortable Weise entdecken? Willkommen an Bord von MS FEDIN! Das Schiff wurde im Frühjahr 2018 renoviert. Die modern-funktionale Einrichtung ist in freundlichen Farben gestaltet. Die Kabinen sind geräumig und garantieren einen erholsamen Aufenthalt nach spannenden Ausflügen an Land. Die aufmerksame Crew verwöhnt Sie gerne, ob mit schmackhaften Speisen im Restaurant oder mit wohlschmeckenden Tropfen bei bester Aussicht in der Panorama-Bar.

 

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    nicko modern 212 Passagiere 110 125 m 16,5 m 2,70 m 220 Volt

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