River cruising is one of the
most enjoyable and therefore, sought-after ways to spend your
long-awaited holiday, which successfully combines proximity
to nature – a heartfelt desire of careworn city-dwellers – with
the standards of comfort they cannot do without. Stargaze on the top deck, enchanted by the romantic moonlight,
or relax in a cosy bar over a cup of coffee or an ingeniously
mixed cocktail. Stay active from dawn till night or simply be
as idle as you like. Shape your holiday as you fancy it and
we will do our best to gratify all the wishes of our guests.
Moscow makes an excellent starting point for this tour. Moscow,
immeasurably huge, bustling and business-like, still retains
an unfading sense of the loved and treasured past, revealed
by its ornate churches, shady lanes with attractive old mansions,
masterpieces of art and architecture dating from as far as the
On the way to Saint-Petersburg you will spend several relaxing
and memorable days touring Russia’s countryside.
The little town of Uglich will welcome you with the silvery
chimes of the church bells. Escorted by the knowledgeable guide
you will discover the mysteries of the Uglich Kremlin, enjoy
the melodious singing of the church choir and listen to the
tragic story of Prince Dimitry, the youngest son of Ivan the
Terrible, ruthlessly murdered in Uglich by the tsar’s rivals.
On the next day you will have the opportunity to visit Kostroma.
Founded in 1152, Kostroma is a lovely northern town, which was
generously patronized by the Romanov dynasty. It is noted for
the elaborate trading arcade and the scenic ensemble of the
Ipatiev monastery, housing the festive Romanov chambers and
the museum of natural history, boasting a fine collection of
The next point of our itinerary is Yaroslavl whose ancient undisturbed
beauty will move you profoundly. The white-stoned monastery
of Our Saviour’s Transfiguration and the Church of St. Elijah
the Prophet with frescoes of a beauty that is hard to encompass
await you in Yaroslavl, one of the most precious pearls in the
string of Russia’s Golden Ring towns.
The tiny island of Kizhi is a sparkling gem in the vast richness
of Russia’s cultural heritage. Its unique open-air museum contains
unequaled masterpieces of wooden architecture of the 17th and
18th centuries. The pride of this marvelous collection is the
Church of St. Lazarus’ Resurrection dating back to the 14th
century. Stroll around this serene fairytale-like island and
its vivid image will be imprinted in your mind forever. Mandrogui is one of the most popular tourist stops with all
our guests. This toy-like village will offer you all kinds of
entertainment: folklore shows, souvenir shops, the Vodka museum,
a little zoo and an elk farm.
Gradually our cruise will come to an end you will find yourself
in the legendary St. Petersburg. Founded in 1703 and built by
the Europe’s most distinguished architects of the 18th and 19th
centuries, St. Petersburg justly ranks among the world’s most
beautiful cities. Northern Venice, the city-museum, the finest
creation of Peter the Great – all this is St. Petersburg, presently
Russia’s second city.
Without doubt, a river cruise along the intricate system of
waterways between Moscow and St. Petersburg offers you a relaxing,
yet informative holiday without the difficulties of a long road
by car or train. You just have to unpack once and then be free
to enjoy your cruise.
Built in Germany the ships boast excellent navigating characteristics
and high safety standards. These four-deck vessels with promenade
decks, spacious public lounges, bars and others facilities
including sauna, gift shop, doctor and laundry service, have
the capacity of about 250 passengers. All cabins offer outside
views and have air-conditioning, private facilities, radio,
220 voltage sockets and refrigerator. The suite cabins, twice
the size of a standard cabin, are equipped with TV and VCR
and feature upgraded furnishing and modern design.
But wherever and however you decide to spend your time on
board you will always be surrounded by the atmosphere of hearty
welcome and unobtrusive service created by our praiseworthy