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From the Volga to the Neva - formula port to port without transfer

Nothing is better than a cultural cruise through Russia to discover the historic and religious foundations of one of the largest empires in the world. From Moscow to Saint Petersburg, follow the Russian Rivers and revel in the charm of typical villages and lovely landscapes. We’ll bring daily Russian life directly to you-whether in the cities or in the countryside, visiting the symbolic Kremlins and most magnificent Cathedrals.

Trip code : 12W_PP

Duration : 12 days


Travel Dates :2022


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • Discover the dazzling splendours of Russia during an immersive journey
    • Moscow and the Kremlin
    • The Golden Ring cities of Rostov the Great and Yaroslavl
    • Rural Russia with towns such as Goritsy and Mandrogi
    • Saint Petersburg and its historic center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Passengers are welcome to board our ship starting from 2:00 p.m. at the North River Station. You’ll be welcomed with a musical greeting. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll have dinner and spend the night on board.


We’ll set out for a panoramic tour of the city, stopping by the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, rebuilt in 1995 as an exact replica of the 1883 version that had been demolished in 1931 by Stalin. We’ll also discover the Donskoy Monastery, built out of wood in 1592 and truly conceived as a fortress whose goal was to defend the city from a Mongolian invasion. Rebuilt in the 17th century, it is today surrounded by gorgeous castellated ramparts as well as eight square and four circular towers with red-blood crowns. The monastery’s necropolis houses the tomb of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. After lunch in town, we’ll visit the Kremlin, former residence of the tsars, and take a stroll around the Cathedral Square where we’ll come across the most ancient monuments. We’ll finish up with a visit of the wonderful Cathedral of the Dormition.<><> Join us for an optional visit of the Kremlin Amoury. The museum houses collections based on the precious items that had been preserved for centuries in the tsars’ treasury and the Patriarch’s vestry: Royal garments, gold- and silverware, arms and armours, etc. The highest artistic level and particular historical and cultural value of the exhibits have made the Armoury a world-wide known museum. Visit of the Armoury subject to entry quotas set by the Kremlin Administrative Office. Must be booked 60 days prior to departure at the latest.<><> We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board. This evening, join us for an optional tour of the subway and city “by night”. The Moscow subway stations are some of the most beautiful in the world. With their sculptures, mosaics, lamps, and stained glass, the city’s subway stations look more like lavish palace halls. We’ll not only visit some of the stations but we’ll also take a nighttime tour to see the city all lit up.


Join us for a visit of the Tretyakov Gallery, this historic building is the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world and houses more than 1300 exhibits from the 11th till the early 20th century. We’ll return on board and have lunch. We’ll start cruising in the early afternoon towards Uglich. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.


We’ll cruise along the Moscow canal through the impressive lock chambers built under Stalin, allowing us to reach the Volga River. We’ll have lunch before reaching Uglich. It is said that this Golden Ring town was founded in 937 and is one of few Russia's historical and well-preserved destinations. Join us for a visit of the Uglich Kremlin which houses the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. The Uglich Kremlin was built during the 15th century and consists of seven buildings. The most majestic part is the five-domed Transfiguration Cathedral built in 1713. You’ll also see the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, the second oldest building in the Uglich Kremlin ensemble. It was painted red to remind people of the blood spilled in this place when the eight-year-old Prince Dmitry was found dead. We’ll then enjoy a traditional concert of church music. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Yaroslavl, one of the most attractive among the Golden Ring cities, was founded by Yaroslavl the Wise in 1010. Join us for a visit of the Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery. Built in the 12th century, the monastery is home to the oldest building in the city: the monastery cathedral. You’ll also be able to see St. Elijah the Prophet's Church. After lunch, join in on an optional excursion to Rostov, one of the oldest cities of the Golden Ring located on the shores of Lake Nero. After a panoramic tour, we’ll visit the Rostov Kremlin and the Assumption Cathedral erected in 1162. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.


During a stopover in Goritsy, discover the authentic Russian way of life through a tour of the Goritsy School and a typical house. OR you can choose to join us on an optional visit of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Founded in the 14th century by St. Cyril, this monastery used to be the largest and the strongest fortress in Northern Russia. This optional visit replaces the tours included in the stopover in Goritsy. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.


We’ll cruise along Lake Onega and have lunch before reaching Kizhi. Located at the heart of Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia, Kizhi is one of Russia’s must-see attractions. Join us for a guided tour of the island, a true open-air museum which houses a collection of amazing wooden structures from the past, including old chapels and houses, windmills and granaries as well as barns and racks for drying crops. The gem of this collection is the 22-domed Church of the Transfiguration (currently being renovated), covered with golden leaves and religious portraits and sitting next to the Church of the Intercession. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.


We’ll sail along the Svir River which connects Lake Onega with Lake Ladoga. Take advantage of this morning cruise to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy lunch on board or join us for an optional traditional lunch in Mandrogi. Afterwards, you'll have some free time to enjoy a stroll through the village, founded over 16 years ago as an eco-stop. Artisans and craftsmen from all over Russia were invited to live and work here, creating the village's unique style. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s dinner. We’ll spend the night on board.

Located on the Neva River, discover the second largest city of Russia through its canals and rivers bordered with magnificent architectural palaces. We’ll first explore this “Venice of the North” with a panoramic tour of the city. We’ll also visit the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, a major Baroque Orthodox cathedral, before lunch in the city. Join us on a visit of the Peter and Paul Fortress and its cathedral, which contains the tombs of former Russian tsars. You can also join us on an optional cruise along the canals of the city. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Join us on a visit of the Catherine Palace, a former imperial palace and one of the largest in St. Petersburg. Among the different rooms of the palace there is a ballroom and, above all, the Amber Chamber, a luxurious room filled with furniture made up of thousands of shards of amber. Enjoy a walk in the garden before lunch in town. In the afternoon, join us for a visit of the most famous museum in Russia located in the Winter Palace: The State Hermitage Museum. Sprawling across three massive buildings, this vast, chaotic, and incredibly rich collection is unquestionably the biggest draw for visitors to St. Petersburg. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board. Join us for an optional visit of Saint Petersburg by night and watch the raising of the draw bridges (this excursion can only be purchased on board).

Join us for a visit of the Peterhof Palace. The utterly elegant Great Peterhof Palace is one of the supreme monuments of the 18th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a tour of the palace, we’ll have a stroll through the magnificent park to admire its gilded statues and numerous fountains. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch on board. Enjoy some optional free time to explore the city on your own. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board. Enjoy an optional evening of folklore entertainment.

Enjoy one last breakfast before disembarking in Saint Petersburg. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise in the cabin of your choice - all onboard meals, from dinner on D1 (picnic meal in the event of late arrival) to breakfast on D12 - drinks at all meals (mineral water or 1 glass of wine* or 1 soft drink or 1 beer* + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) - musical greeting - Captain's Dinner - all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except optional excursions) - the assistance of English-speaking guides and a speaker specialized on Russia - the services of our CroisiEurope cruise director on board - 2 lunches in Saint Petersburg and 1 lunch in Moscow - onboard activities: conference on Russian civilization, Russian classes, Russian songs and dances - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

International flights and their taxes - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - lunches on D1 and D12 - drinks with meals in town, in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg - mandatory Russian visa - letter of agreement - optional excursions - tips - cancellation and baggage insurance - any additional service not mentioned in the program.

Tips: We recommend tipping the crew, local guides and drivers approximately €10 per day and per passenger.