Rostov-on-Don - Moscow, 13 days (m/s Stravinsky)
Day 1 - Rostov-on-Don : Arrival in Rostov-on-Don, embarkation.
Day 2 - Rostov-on-Don : The place has a very nice city center. It will be visited during the city-tour today during first half of the day. Places of interest in Rostov-on-Don include Bolshaya Sadovaya street the focal point of administrative, business and cultural life of the city; the beautiful park named after Maksim Gorky; very old city where the center of the St. Dimitry Rostovsky fortress was situated in the 2nd half of the 18th century. Also one of the sights is the city's picturesque quay of the River Don.
Day 3 - Volga-Don Canal : Today we are passing though the tremendous artificial waterways named the Volga-Don-Canal. It is a part of the United Deep-Water System of Waterways. This canal connects the Volga and the Don rivers.
Day 4 - Volgograd : We are having city-tour today. A lot of time will be spent on enormous memorial complex Mamaev Kurgan. The word 'kurgan' means 'hill'. During the Battle of Stalingrad Mamaev Kurgan saw saw particularly fierce fighting, because the control over this hill became vitally important.
Day 5 - Cruising : Day at leisure.
Day 6 - Samara : Samara is a fusion of old trade town with well-preserved buildings, the features of Soviet period and the ones of present time. Historical center of Samara has remarkable architecture: Samara's Gorky Drama Theater is a unique teremok-building in Russian style; the House of merchant Kurlina is an example of Samara's art nouveau; Lutheran Church of St. George and Roman Catholic Church are of gothic style. The city-tour will offer to you more great sights.
Day 7 - Kazan : During the city panoramic tour along the historical parts and places of interest in Kazan the main sights are visited: Kazan Kremlin that is the heart of the city, and mosque Kul-Sharif.
Day 8 - Cheboksary : City tour is on the list today. In the middle of the city there is a very popular gathering place for locals - these are the shores of recently constructed Cheboksary Bay that also has beautiful fountain complexes. Because of the status of the city a lot of construction work has been going on recently: many of the city districts have modern appearance but cultural buildings are very well preserved.
Day 9 - Nizhny Novgorod : Today there will be a tour to the Kremlin of Nizhny Novgorod. Time has been passing by, and this impregnable fortress has turned into historical monument, but one of the surrounding streets still strongly resembles fortification moat.
Continued - Kostroma : During a city tour today we'll visit Ipatyevsky Monastery; and other wonders of the city as well. Optional tour to Museum of Wooden Architecture is offered. And there also is an optional tour to another great historical city: Rostov Veliky.
Day 10 - Yaroslavl : This stop is done in the afternoon.
Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center. Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town's central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church make it really a museum of old Russian painting.
Day 11 - Uglich : During the guided walking tour there will be a visit to magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Tsarevich Dmitry on the Blood. This church was built to commemorate the most famous event in the town's history - a mysterious death of the 7-year old Tsarevich Dmitry, the last scion of Dimitri Rurik dynasty. Uglitch Kremlin is also on the list. Those who wish will have the opportunity to explore the Flea Market.
Day 12 - Moscow : Sightseeing motor coach tour over ancient Russian capital. Sightseeing includes: Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for panoramic view.
Afternoon tour of the Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries. The center of the Kremlin is the Cathedral Square that is a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square consists of several cathedrals and palaces; one of them is the Assumption Cathedral - the oldest Moscow Kremlin church, and one of the most important ones in Russia. On Kremlin grounds there also are the famous Czar Cannon of the 16-th century and Czar Bell of the 18-th century.
Day 13 - Moscow : Time to bid farewell to your new friends and the terrific city of Moscow. Disembarkation.
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- Cruise Line
- Imperial River Cruises
- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 13 Days
- Cruise Ship
- m/s Chekhov
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|Day 3||Volga-Don Canal|
|Day 9||Nizhny Novgorod|
Port Taxes 175
Twin/double cabin for SGL use +50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy