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15 Day Jewels of Russia – Scenic Tours 2019

Prices from AUD $10,545 per person based on twin share
FREE FLIGHTS FOR ALL TO EUROPE*
Enjoy free flights* on ALL river cruises of 11 days of longer and ALL suites ALL year in 2019. Book your all-inclusive luxury European river cruise by 31 August 2018 to enjoy this amazing offer.
OVERVIEW
Reveal the mysteries of Russia on a 15 day river cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow, cruise the majestic waterways on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar.
Russia’s many mysteries revealed
In the words of Winston Churchill, Russia has always been ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’.
From the might and splendour of Moscow to the beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia remains one of the most intriguing countries in the world. There’s simply no better way to traverse this land than along Russia’s majestic waterways. The best option by far is a luxury cruise on board the boutique Scenic Tsar with only 112 guests.
ITINERARY

Day 1 – Moscow
Welcome to Moscow. If you had a hundred years, you couldn’t exhaust all the wonder on offer here.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Moscow
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Though now more accessible to travellers from around the world, these incredible world icons still exude much of the enigma that has always defined them.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Moscow
Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. In the State Armory, you’ll see priceless weaponry, jewels, and ceremonial robes. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Moscow
Enrich
Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. It’s a beautiful and out-of-this-world experience that will have you seeing stars.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian Circus, where you’ll get to rediscover your sense of wonder all over again.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – Moscow
Freechoice
Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum, where you’ll have an opportunity to see a vast collection of Russian military memorabilia.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Uglich
Part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, Uglich is well worth a long, deliberate examination and your guided walking tour will show you the many highlights of this city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Yaroslavl
Welcome to the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. In fact, dating back to 1010, it’s even older than mighty Moscow. Today you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Fine Art Museum, housed in the Governor’s mansion, featuring the impressive collection of Russian paintings.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Goritsy
Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 – Kizhi Island
Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 – Mandrogi
Enrich
Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 – St. Petersburg
Start your day with a guided tour of this uniquely beautiful metropolis, followed by a lunch in a local restaurant. Then, visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to the Tsars. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 – St. Petersburg
Freechoice
Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace, which was modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof, including the Palaces’ majestic Fountains.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
Freechoice
Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. Or discover the Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was murdered.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 – St. Petersburg
This morning visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens.
Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.
Enrich
Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir. The Palace was the last imperial palace to be built in St. Petersburg and is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 – St. Petersburg
Today you’ll enjoy a cruise through the city’s canals and get to glide under some of the city’s 400 bridges.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 – St. Petersburg
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Meals included: Breakfast
PRICE GUIDE
Date
Fares
12 May 2019
From AUD $10,595
9 June 2019
From AUD $13,740
7 July 2019
From AUD $10,845
4 August 2019
From AUD $10,595
1 September 2019
From AUD $10,545
All-inclusive highlights
Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
41 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board lunches and dinners
Cruise Director to guide and assist
Expert Program Directors
Complimentary Wi-Fi
All tipping and gratuities
Flight Offers
Free flights are based on wholesale airfares in Economy Class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing and are available on all departures featuring cruises of 11 days or longer and are subject to availability.
Fly Business class from $3,995 is based on wholesale airfares with an airline of Scenic’s choosing.
All flights offers are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out surcharges will apply. Flights must be booked by Scenic. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 31 October 2018 or 11 months prior to travel, whichever comes first.
Flights and Ticketing
Dependant on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, air surcharges will apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be advised once all air sectors are confirmed. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing, should taxes increase from time of reservation a surcharge will apply. All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the brochure tour departure dates and ports. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees as established by Scenic including any applicable airline fees.
General Information & Conditions
*These terms and conditions are additional to the full terms and conditions contained in Scenic Europe River Cruise 2019 brochure and on www.scenic.com.au/terms. All bookings are subject to Scenic’s full terms and conditions. This flyer is supplementary to the full brochure, please refer to full brochure for relevant cruise and/or tour departure dates, itinerary and fares. Prices are in Australian Dollars. For Earlybird offers on land tours and cruises of less than 10 nights please contact Scenic for further details.
For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787
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