Imperial Waterways of Russia
DISCOVER THE GRANDEUR OF RUSSIA AND ITS BELOVED VOLGA RIVER.
The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures, and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendor.
Explore the dichotomy of Moscow—rich with monuments to both 15th-century czars and 20th-century Communist leaders. Stand in awe of the massive Kremlin complex, onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, and the extravagant Moscow Metro system. See some of Russia’s vast and beautiful countryside as well as its delightful small towns, where locals still engage in traditional crafts. Cruise along the Golden Ring to some of Russia’s most beautiful cities, including Uglich and Yaroslavl, which are known for their white-stone churches and gorgeous monasteries. Be amazed by Kizhi Island’s UNESCO-designated Transfiguration Church, a wooden structure built entirely without the use of nails. And uncover regal St. Petersburg, which boasts art-laden galleries and museums, fabled canals, and elegant architecture from a wide variety of epochs.
Everything you can imagine when you think of Russia—gilded icons, rich traditions, incredible architecture, world-class museums, Fabergé eggs, the ballet, and, yes, vodka—are part of this amazing adventure.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Adventurous travelers who wish to sail Russia’s great rivers and lakes, seeing world-class cities and timeless towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning architecture, and legendary art as they go.
YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the lovely
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Complimentary soft drinks during lunch onboard; complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner onboard; mineral water replenished daily in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
10 days of excursions, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Village Day” program
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio–headset system on all excursions
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including Signature Lectures on Russian civilization and history
Note: Cruising in Russia is a wonderful experience, but while the River Victoria is a friendly and comfortable Russian-style ship, its amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld company-owned ship.
Cruising Lake Ladoga, Mandrogi, Cruising the Svir
Kizhi Island, Cruising Lake Onega
Cruising Lake Rybinsk, Yaroslavl
St. Petersburg (Embark)