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Waterways of the Tsars

Resort:Waterways of the Tsars
Operator: Viking River Cruises
Destination: Russia
Price From: £2795.00

Overview

Explore the real Russia

See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscows Red Square. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Savor Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya in riverside Mandrogy village. Envision Peter the Great luxuriating in massive Peterhof Palace, then see how multiple families shared living space at a Soviet-era kommunalka. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, this 13-day voyage reveals the real Russia as never before.

Itinerary

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1

Moscow, Russia

The crenellated red brick walls of Moscows Kremlin surround many towers, cathedrals and palaces.

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2

Moscow, Russia

The immense scale of Moscow, a major cultural and economic metropolis as well as Russias pulsing political center, is breathtaking.

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3

Moscow, Russia

Majestic Moscow, one of the worlds greenest cities, decorates even its subway stations lavishly with art and magnificent chandeliers.

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4

Moscow, Russia

A metropolis of grand boulevards, regal monuments and onion-domed cathedrals, by night Moscow masterfully illuminates its landmarks.

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5

Uglich, Russia

Founded in 1148 along the Volga River, Uglich is a magnificent city to behold from the river.

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6

Yaroslavl, Russia

Stretching 18 miles along both banks of the Volga amidst a region of forests, Yaroslavl was founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

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7

Kuzino, Russia

Kuzinos renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was founded by Saint Cyril in 1397.

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8

Kizhi, Russia

Situated at the north end of Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to the famed Open Air Museum of Architecture.

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9

Mandrogy, Russia

Reconstructed as an open air museum, Mandrogy keeps the traditions of Russian villages alive.

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10

St. Petersburg, Russia

Russias second largest city, St. Petersburg has been called Venice of the North for its many islands, canals and bridges.

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11

St. Petersburg, Russia

Inspired by Europes cultural capitals, St. Petersburg is Russias most Western city.

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12

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is graced by grand boulevards, a lacework of canals, baroque buildings, resplendent palaces and dazzling onion-domed churches.

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13

St. Petersburg, Russia

Priceless art and world-class ballet elevate St. Petersburg more than its founder, Peter the Great, could have dreamed.