Moscow - Astrakhan 12 days (MS Excellence Katharina)
Day 1 - Moscow : Arrival and embarkation.
Day 2 - Moscow : Sightseeing motor coach tour over ancient Russian capital. Sightseeing includes: Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for panoramic view.
Tour of the Kremlin: The Moscow Kremlin is former residence of Russian czars, an architectural ensemble of unique beauty, which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries. The center of the Kremlin is the Cathedral Square that is a unique complex of masterpieces of medieval architecture. The architectural ensemble of the Cathedral Square consists of several cathedrals and palaces; one of them is the Assumption Cathedral - the oldest Moscow Kremlin church, and one of the most important ones in Russia. On Kremlin grounds there also are the famous Czar Cannon of the 16th century and Czar Bell of the 18th century.
Day 3 - Uglich : During the guided walking tour there will be a visit to magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Tsarevich Dmitry on the Blood. This church was built to commemorate the most famous event in the town's history - a mysterious death of the 7-year old Tsarevich Dmitry, the last scion of Dimitri Rurik dynasty. Uglitch Kremlin is also on the list. Those who wish will have the opportunity to explore the Flea Market.
Day 4 - Yaroslavl : Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center.
Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town's central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church make it really a museum of old Russian painting.
Day 5 - Nizhni Novgorod : Today there will be a tour to the Kremlin of Nizhny Novgorod. Time has been passing by, and this impregnable fortress has turned into historical monument, but one of the surrounding streets still strongly resembles fortification moat.
Day 6 - Kazan : During the city panoramic tour along the historical parts and places of interest in Kazan the main sights are visited: Kazan Kremlin that is the heart of the city, and mosque Kul-Sharif.
Day 7 - Samara : Samara is a fusion of old trade town with well-preserved buildings, the features of Soviet period and the ones of present time. Historical center of Samara has remarkable architecture: Samara's Gorky Drama Theater is a unique teremok-building in Russian style; the House of merchant Kurlina is an example of Samara's art nouveau; Lutheran Church of St. George and Roman Catholic Church are of gothic style. The city-tour will offer to you more great sights.
Day 8 - Saratov : In Saratov there will be a city tour. There is a museum dedicated to Gagarin and his life. Saratov has a rich cultural life. Among the most famous sites are: the Conservatoire designed in a Neo-Gothic style; the Drama Theatre that is one of the oldest theatres in Russia; the Radischev Art Museum with more than 20,000 exhibits.
Day 9 - Volgograd : We are having city-tour today. A lot of time will be spent on enormous memorial complex Mamaev Kurgan. The word 'kurgan' means 'hill'. During the Battle of Stalingrad Mamaev Kurgan saw saw particularly fierce fighting, because the control over this hill became vitally important.
Day 10 - Cruising : Day at leisure
Day 11 - Astrakhan : Astrakhan offers stunning examples of architecture and its history had its moments too. While on city-tour, you will have a chance to see the main cultural and historical landmarks of the city, to feel the atmosphere of this most southern city in Russia and to take in the stunning panoramic view from the summit of the bridge between left and right part of the old town. Astrakhan Kremlin with its magnificent tower-clock is also on the list. Optional tours are offered, and tour to Volga Delta is one of them.
Day 12 - Astrakhan : Time to bid farewell to your new friends and to nice city of Astrakhan. Disembarkation.
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- Cruise Line
- Imperial River Cruises
- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 12 Days
- Cruise Ship
- m/s Excellence Katharina
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Port Taxes 160
Twin/double cabin for SGL use +50%
* Rates are per person, based on double occupancy