Thinking of Russia, two great cities immediately come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. This monumental 13 day itinerary includes multiple days in both cities, touring such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, and the Catherine Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But, there is another side of Russia; quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can provide. See opulent palaces, discover fortified monasteries and visit beautiful churches and cathedrals. It is an unforgettable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country.
On Viking Cruises you will have the red carpet laid for you to events such as the Russian Ballet in St Petersburg through to a ticket at the Moscow Bolshoi theatre. Vikings itineraries offer entry into the Vodka Museum in Madrogy, a visit to a local family for tea and friendly conversation in Uglich and a stroll through the State Department Store GUM. In the Soviet Union, the top floor was home to Section 100, a secret clothing store only open to the highest echelons of the party. Now these exclusive boutiques are easy prey to anyone with a platinum card. If you don’t want to flash the cash, enjoy the glorious architecture of the building with interesting relics from bygone eras on the higher floors.
‘Waterways of the Tsars’ is priced from $7495 for a deluxe stateroom, with various departures from May to October. This includes all port charges and fees, accommodation, all onboard meals, free W-Fi, complimentary onboard Silver Spirits Beverage Package, complimentary Travel Companion booklet, personalised Quietvox audio headsets and 13 curated shore excursions.
For further information contact Viking Cruises on 1800 131 744 (AU) or visit www.vikingrivercruises.com.au