In times past, the Czars used the scenic rivers, canals and lakes to travel between Russia’s two Imperial capitals.
On this fascinating holiday we explore the great cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and enjoy the lovely countryside and rich cultural heritage of Russia, all from the comfort of our cruise ship. As we glide along, guest lecturers will impart their knowledge of the history and culture of the places we visit. Shore excursions with English speaking guides are included at each of the cities and villages along the way, and some optional tours will be offered.
We will cruise aboard the First Class MS Tikhi Don
a lovely ship built specially for cruising the waterways of Russia, with North American travellers in mind. Because this ship carries only 220 guests you will experience a more intimate ambience (one sitting for meals, faster disembarkation at the ports of call, etc.). The ship is fully air-conditioned and has all modern amenities including observation decks, spacious lounges and sweeping sundecks. Entertainment and activities include nightly live music, concerts, folklore shows, Russian language lessons, daily aerobics and lectures on Russian culture and history. The dining room on board offers Russian and Continental cuisine with three full course meals daily including coffee and tea, and wine, beer and soft drinks with all dinners. The cabins on board feature large picture windows, plenty of closet space, private bathroom with shower only and individual temperature control.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.