Moscow to St. Petersburg 3-star cruise by Infoflot

Travel along the beautiful Volga River as you make your way between Russia's largest and most fascinating cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg and see several charming cities on the way

ITINERARY & MAP

Day 1

Moscow: On this day, you have to arrive on board in the morning. The ship departs at 12:30 p.m.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

PLEASE NOTE: The program of this cruise doesn't include any sightseeing in Moscow. We will be glad to help you arrange pre-cruise program in Moscow (hotel, excursions, transfers), just ask your reservation specialist. 

Day 2

Uglich: Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Uglich, part of the “Golden Ring” of cities surrounding Moscow. In the second part of the tour you will visit the modern interactive Museum of Hydropower, which belongs to the five best regional museums in Russia.

Myshkin: After the lunch, you will get to know Myshkin, a typical old Russian town almost unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century. A brave mouse is a symbol of the town and actually gave the name of this place («myshka» in Russian means «mouse»).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Kuzino: You will visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its magnificent architecture and fascinates the visitors by its wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons and majestic churches.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Kizhi Island: Explore the reserved island of Kizhi and its an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. Walking on the island, you can see peasant houses, bell towers, windmills which were all collected from different parts of Russian North. Among them is the pearl of the collection — the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), that was built without a single nail. The museum’s collection is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Mandrogui: Accompanied by a folk ensemble you will taste “shashlik” (a traditional Russia barbecue). Then you will take a walk around this amazing village inhabited by talented craftsmen; watch the artisans making carving wood and “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls); view the Russian “izba” (traditional Russian houses). The village illustrates the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s past.

Meals included: Breakfast, BBQ outdoors, Dinner

Day 6

Valaam: You will visit the main island of a unique archipelago in the northern part of the Ladoga Lake, where ships with foreign guests are rarely come. Visit the Valaam will become truly unforgettable experience. You will make a trip on a small boat along the coast of the island and also visit the impressive monastery, which is the most important center of Orthodoxy.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

Day 7

St. Petersburg: You will get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St. Petersburg: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Blood, and of course, the Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main avenue. Then you will visit the St. Peter and Paul fortress - the oldest city’s building, the birthplace of the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last day of the cruise. If you would like to book an extention in St. Petersburg (hotel, excursions, transfers) our reservation specialist will be glad to help. 

PRICES & DATES

Prices are per person. 

Two-room suite is only available on MS Moonlight Sonata.

Prices include:

  • Accommodation in the cabin.
  • Excursions according to the program in English (other languages are on request).
  • English accompaniment: English-speaking cruise director, a restaurant/bar menu, daily program in English.
  • Full board during the cruise, the Captain’s dinner, Russian national cuisine dinner, sparkling wine for breakfast.
  • Daily entertainment on board: concerts, movies, master classes, morning exercises.
  • Tea and coffee for early risers.
  • Luggage handling onboard the ship.
  • Visa support letter.

Prices do not include:

  • Russian Visas. For US, UK and Canadian citizens, our company offers Full Visa Support. This is where you send us your passport and other documentation and we obtain the Russian visa for you. 
  • International airfare.
  • Arrival and departure transfers. We can arrange those for an extra fee.
  • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant and drinks from the onboard bars
  • Forwarding of baggage/souvenirs
  • Accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance (we recommend you purchase insurance).
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry services, bar charges, beauty salon services, telephone and cable charges and medical services).

Please be informed that all pre/post cruise services (additional arr/dep transfers, hotel accommodations, additional excursions, etc.) can also arranged by us.

Conditions of payment: To book your cruise a 40% deposit is required in advance. The trip must be fully paid 45 days before departure.

Cancellation terms for river cruises: 

45 or more days before departure - a fee equal to 25% of the entire package will be charged.
44-35 days before departure - a fee equal to 50% of the entire package will be charged.
34-25 days before departure - a fee equal to 80% of the entire package will be charged.
24 days or less before departure or in the event of a no-show - a fee equal to 100% of the package will be charged.

Ship

Ships

Moonlight Sonata 3*

MS Moonlight Sonata is a 4-deck vessel built in Germany and named after one of the most famous musical compositions of Beethoven. the ship features Coffee house “Beethoven”, Widescreen cinema, Mini-golf on the sun deck, Ironing room, Souvenir shop, Rental service, Solarium in the open air, Kids Club “Bremen Town musicians”, Medical room, and Sauna. 


SUITE WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK
Suite 421 is double two-room cabin with balcony. It is possible passenger capacity of up to 4 persons The cabin is equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), large scenic windows, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, large sofa, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, bath set (bath robes, slippers), crockery and cutlery, drinking water and «Welcome Set» (sparkling wine, fruit).

JUNIOR SUITE A WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK
Junior Suites A with balcony 422, 424 are double cabins with a passenger capacity of up to 4 persons. The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning and private balcony with furniture. The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, sofa or two arm-chairs, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, bath set (bath robes, slippers), crockery and cutlery, drinking water and «Welcome Set» (sparkling wine, fruit).

JUNIOR SUITE B WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK
Junior Suites B with balcony 401-408, 411-418 are double cabins. It is possible passenger capacity of up to 3 persons in the cabins 401, 402, 407, 408, 413-416.
The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning and private balcony with furniture. The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, sofa or two arm-chairs, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, bath set (bath robes, slippers), crockery and cutlery, drinking water and «Welcome Set» (sparkling wine, fruit).

JUNIOR SUITE ON BOAT DECK
Junior Suites 425-428 are equipped with private facilities (shower cabin, toilet), air conditioning and two large scenic windows. The cabin is furnished with a double bed (convertible to two single beds), bedside tables, two arm-chairs, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, bath set (bath robes, slippers), crockery and cutlery, drinking water and «Welcome Set» (sparkling wine, fruits).

SINGLE CABIN WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK 
Single Cabins with balcony 409, 410, 419, 420, 423. It is possible passenger capacity of up to 2 persons. The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), air conditioning and private balcony with furniture and furnished with a single bed (additional bed is the upper berth), an arm-chair, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer.

SINGLE CABIN ON MIDDLE OR BOAT DECK
Standard  Single Cabins 349 - 352, 359, 360, 429, 430. The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning and furnished with a single bed, table, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer.

STANDARD TWIN CABIN ON MAIN OR MIDDLE DECK 
Standard  Twin Cabins 313 – 348, 353 – 358 are located on the middle deck. It is possible passenger capacity of up to 3 persons in the cabins 313-324. Twin Standard Cabins 205 – 236, 305 – 312 are located on the main deck and on the aft of the middle deck. The cabins are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), large scenic window, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer.

QUADRUPLE/TRIPLE CABIN ON LOWER DECK (A4-L, 13 sq.m.)
Quadruple Cabins 101, 103, 105 – 114 are equipped with private facilities (shower, toilet), porthole window, air conditioning. It is possible triple and twin accommodation. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds and upper berths, table, cable and satellite TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, hair dryer.

Swan Lake 3*

"Swan Lake" is a 4-deck ship built in Germany. The motorship features  2 restaurants, a bar, a theater hall, baby club, cinema club, sauna, souvenir kiosk, ironing room, and a rental store.  


JUNIOR SUITE A WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK (17.5-21 sq.m.)
The cabin has 2 beds (can be twin or double on request), a sofa (2 additional sleeping places can be arranged), private facilities (with a walk-in shower), AC, 2 bedstands, an armchair, a table, a safe, a fridge, radio, a wardrobe, a hairdryer, a TV. Each cabin of this type has a private balcony. A shower kit, bathrobes, slippers, tableware are provided.

JUNIOR SUITE B WITH A BALCONY ON BOAT DECK (15.5-16 sq.m.)
The cabin is equipped with 2 beds, which can be put together or separate, a sofa (which can be used for accommodation of 3rd person) or 2 armchairs, private facilities (with a walk-in shower), AC, 2 bedstands, a safe, a table, a banquette, a fridge, radio, a wardrobe, a hairdryer, a TV. Each cabin of this type has a private balcony. A shower kit, bathrobes, slippers, tableware are provided.

JUNIOR SUITE ON BOAT DECK (14 sq.m.)
The cabin has 2 beds, which can be put together or separate, private facilities (with a walk-in shower), AC, 2 bedstands, a safe, a table, 2 armchairs, a fridge, radio, a wardrobe, a hairdryer, a TV. This type has 2 panoramic windows. A shower kit, bathrobes, slippers, tableware are provided.

SINGLE CABIN WITH BALCONY ON BOAT DECK (A1+, 7.6 sq.m.)
The cabin has 1 bed, private facilities (with a walk-in shower), AC, a wardrobe, a fridge, radio, a TV, a hairdryer, an armchair. There is also a bunk bed for the 2nd person (if needed). Each cabin of this type has a private balcony.

SINGLE CABIN ON MIDDLE OR BOAT DECK (A1, 7.6 sq.m.)
The cabin has 1 bed, private facilities, AC, a wardrobe, a fridge, radio, a TV, a hairdryer. Cabins of this type have a panoramic window which can be open

STANDARD TWIN CABIN ON MAIN OR MIDDLE DECK (A2, 10 sq.m.)
The cabin has 2 separate beds, private facilities, AC, a wardrobe, a fridge, radio, a TV, a hairdryer. Cabins of this type have a panoramic window which can be open.

QUADRUPLE/TRIPLE CABIN ON LOWER DECK (A4-L, 13 sq.m.)
The cabin has 2 separate beds and 1 or 2 bunk beds, private facilities, a wardrobe, AC, a fridge, radio, a TV, a hairdryer. In this type of cabins there are portholes which cannot be open.

TESTIMONIALS

Barbara and Louis, USA

Louis and I want you to know that our vacation was just great. The Rostropovich was very nice boat. All the crew were pleasant and helpful, including our guide Antonne. The food was very good. All the transfers worked out perfectly. We certainly would recommend your company.

Barbara and Louis, USA (August, 2018)
Stephen, UK

We have just returned home to the UK after our visit to Russia and the cruise on the MS Rostropovich. We had a superb time. The quality of the ship was superb and the service provided by all the staff was very friendly and professional. A very good introduction to Russia on our first visit to your country. I am emailing to thank you personally for the very efficient service provided by Express to Russia. From the initial enquiry, through the provision of additional information, to the conclusion of the booking you have always responded very promptly to my emails. This made the whole process much easier than it might otherwise have been and I would most certainly recommend your services to others. Thank-you and best wishes for the future.

Stephen, UK (August, 2018)
Hugo , Ilona , Marie-Pierre and Jean-Marie, South Africa

We had the most wonderful cruise and really enjoyed Russia. The crew on board were fantastic, food was great and we had a professor on board discussing current affairs, amazing. Tours were amazing and informative. Transfers were on time, so all in all, thank you for arranging such an experience, much appreciated.

Hugo , Ilona , Marie-Pierre and Jean-Marie, South Africa (July, 2018)
Gordana, Serbia

Two days ago we have returned from our journey in Russia. It was absolutely a wonderful experience! We had enjoyed every minute of our trip. Beautiful country with so much to offer! Many thanks for the great assistance that you have provided to us with the booking of the cruise!

Gordana, Serbia (July, 2018)
Mike & Irma, South Africa

I want to provide to you some feedback about the boat trip which we undertook from 12 till 19 May 2018. 1. The transfers from the airport to the boat was fantastic. Your driver went out of his way to assist us till into the reception area of the correct boat. He was on time at the airport also. He was very friendly also. 2. The cruise: this was a memorable experience for us. We got much more than we expected. The Russian history lessons; the Russian language lessons; the Vodka tasting lecture – these were very informative 3. The crew on the ship went out of their way to make us comfortable and relaxed. They were always available and very friendly 4. The local tours and the guides were very well planned and executed. The Guides are so passionate about their tasks and made one feel ashamed of the way we were told by our government in the communism era how bad Russia was. 5. The transfer from the ship to the airport in Moscow was great. The driver was there on time and drove safely to the airport with us. Very friendly also. I will definitely recommend the tour and your company to all who ask me about the visit to Russia. Perhaps I will come visit Russia again in the future and spend more time in Moscow also. Thank you once again for assisting with arranging a most memorable vacation!

Mike & Irma, South Africa (May, 2018)
Olive, Australia

I enjoyed my holiday in Russia very much and I found your company to be extremely helpful and courteous, it was a joy to correspond with you, thank you for making my holiday plans easier.

Olive, Australia (September, 2017)
Svetislav, Slovenia

Staff of Express to Russia and especially ms, Galina are exceptional competent ladies: very communicative and prompt with answers; booking, invitation letters, transfer from the airport to pear and in Saint Petersburg to hotel (we extended staying there for five days on our own) etc. went smooth. Pleasure to do business with ms. Galina and Express to Russia!

Svetislav, Slovenia (August, 2017)
Helga and Al, USA

We are back from our beautiful, Russian Cruise Excursion. My wife Helga and I want to thank you for helping me/us to arrange this wonderful trip. The specific reason for this trip was to take once more an adventure trip of this kind as a gift to our self on our 50th wedding anniversary. The anniversary was on the 10th while we were in St. Petersburg were we celebrated at the Astoria hotel with a ballet in the evening at the Mariinsky Theater in Tsar Nicolas Box. Upon our arrival on ship, and thanks to you I felt like a Russian finding the bottle champagne in our cabin and enjoying it. I made a toast to you and want to express my sincere thanks. My wife and I would have liked to have met you while in St. Petersburg. I now would like to say, that we experienced some of the Russian Soul and would wish that the rest of the world would have such love for their country.

Helga and Al, USA (June, 2017)
Jennifer, Australia

It was a long held dream of mine to visit your beautiful country. Cruising between St Petersburg and Moscow was beyond my expectations , so far my best travel experience Thanks to Express to Russia for all their assistance in organising my trip

Jennifer, Australia (May, 2017)
Brian Asmus, USA

I LOVED THE CRUISE!!!!! It was amazing and I had the best time. The food/service/cabin were all great and the price was FANTASTIC!!!!! I have mentioned this to my sister and her husband and they are considering going next year. LOVED it. I don't have ONE complaint :). THANKS for an amazing experience.

Brian Asmus, USA (October, 2016)

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