Scenic Cruises' Imperial Jewels of Russia itinerary travels between Moscow and St. Petersburg aboard the Scenic Tsar.
Between Moscow and St. Petersburg, guests visit the mainstream and the off-the-beaten-path including Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi Island and Mandrogi. This 14-night sailing has departures in both directions between May and September at prices ranging from $7,530 to $11, 805 per person, double; early incentives include savings up to $800 per couple on select cabins when booked by Feb. 28, 2014.
The cruise includes multilingual cruise directors – native Russians who are able to best describe life in Russia as it went through incredible changes during the past century. Scenic Cruises' “Scenic Enrich” activities treat guests to a private Russian ballet concert at the Palace of Prince Vladimir, which was the last Imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg; the exploration of the museum village of Mandrogi; and traditional Russian cuisine at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant in St. Petersburg.
Through the “Scenic FreeChoice” program, included activities provide travelers with the flexibility to choose from a variety of pursuits that most interest them. Guided city tours, a sightseeing cruise on the Moskva River, riding the Moscow Metro, visiting the Golden Ring city of Yaroslavl and seeing the Church of Transfiguration on a walking tour of Kizhi Island are just a few examples.
The Scenic Tsar is the first boutique small ship in the Scenic Cruises fleet and the first new ship to be granted Russian registration in more than 25 years. With a maximum of 112 guests, the deluxe vessel has full-size private balconies in 93 percent of cabins; a choice of two bars; a large lounge and entertainment area; and a wellness space that includes a beauty shop, gym, sauna and spa. The Scenic Tsar has Scenic Cruises all-inclusive cruising: all meals; premium wines, beers and soft drinks served at dinner; tours; entertainment; special excursions; airport transfers; Wi-Fi; and gratuities and baggage handling are all included in the fare.
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