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Russia's Imperial Waterways

 

Neva River in St Petersburg
  • Overview

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    • Admire St Petersburg’s Baroque palaces
    • Take in Moscow’s iconic sights
    • Discover Russia’s heartland

    This fascinating cruise takes you through the country once shrouded in mystery to see Russia’s great landmarks, as well as its heartland. A cruise along the Volga allows you to discover the Golden Ring cities, along with a chance to cruise Europe’s two largest lakes and traverse the huge Volga-Baltic waterway, making for an extraordinary journey. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Scenery


    The Hermitage, St Petersburg
      
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    Join us on-board the MV Chernishevsky and explore the delights of Russia’s wonderful waterways, sailing from St Petersburg to Moscow. With fascinating ports of call by day, evening entertainment and a comfortable cabin to retire to at night, it’s the perfect way to explore this proud, magnificent nation.

    All cabins are air-conditioned and some offer superb views of the Russian waterways. Once on-board enjoy a welcome cocktail reception, a delicious meal in the restaurant with a variety of tempting options to choose from and diverse entertainment including live music and dancing.

    Important Visa Information
    In order to travel on our Russia's Imperial Waterways Cruise by Air it is essential that all passengers obtain a Russian visa. 

    The system for obtaining a visa has changed from December 2014 and the following now applies: 

    All applicants must visit the Russian visa application centre in person, either in London or Edinburgh (whichever is most convenient), to provide fingerprints and to lodge their application.

    No appointment is necessary.

    The current information is that the only exemptions are children under 12, and diplomats. All other applicants MUST apply in person.

    Shearings Holidays works in conjunction with the Asla Travel Group, which can provide support with this. Whilst they can no longer submit applications on behalf of customers, they will continue to provide a modestly priced consultancy and form filling service for individuals.

    This will ensure that applications and supporting documentation are correct before submission, to avoid any inconvenience caused due to applications being rejected on the day of the visit.

    To apply for a visa, a Letter of Invitation or Visa Support Letter (VSI) is required, please contact Shearings on 01942 829800 if you would like us to arrange this free of charge. Alternatively, you may contact ASLA directly in which instance there will be a charge of 20GBP per person.
  • Itinerary

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  • The Ship

    YOUR SHIP



    MV Chernishevsky

    • MV Chernyshevsky

    Join us on-board the MV Chernishevsky and explore the delights of Russia’s wonderful waterways, sailing from St Petersburg to Moscow. With fascinating ports of call by day, evening entertainment and a comfortable cabin to retire to at night, it’s the perfect way to explore this proud, magnificent nation. All cabins are air-conditioned and some offer superb views of the beautiful Russian waterways. Once on board enjoy a welcome cocktail reception, a delicious meal in the restaurant with a variety of tempting options to choose from, and diverse entertainment including live music and dancing.

    As well as this, passengers enjoy a welcome cocktail reception and farewell dinner with the captain during their river cruise, and can make the most of the opportunity to take Russian language lessons - with the chance to practice! Alongside this, the MV Chernishevsky also boasts a fantastic selection of board games to play, and has its very own post office, so passengers can send letters to loved ones at home while sailing!

    • Length: 125m
    • Width: 16.7m
    • Passenger Capacity: 254
    • Passenger decks: 5
    • Star rating: 3

    Cabins

    • MV Chernishevsky Boat Deck Single Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed single bed

      Relax and take in Russia’s incredible river scenery from the comfort of these excellent single cabins, located on the MV Chernishevsky’s highest deck - the Boat Deck. With the large picture window in these twin cabins, passengers will be able to take in the stunning views while sailing. These cabins are also equipped with a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only). The en suite bathroom facilities include a shower cubicle, and the cabins have a fixed single bed.

    • MV Chernishevsky Boat Deck Twin Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed twin beds
      Discover Russia’s incredible river scenery from the comfort of these excellent cabins, located on the MV Chernishevsky’s highest deck - the Boat Deck. With the large picture window in these twin cabins, passengers will be able to take in the stunning views while sailing. These cabins are also equipped with a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only). The en suite bathroom facilities include a shower cubicle, and the cabins have fixed twin beds.
    • MV Chernishevsky Lower Deck Twin Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Porthole
      • Fixed twin beds
    • MV Chernishevsky Main Deck Twin Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed twin beds

      Admire Russia’s incredible river scenery from the comfort of these excellent cabins, located on the Main Deck and with a large picture window. These cabins are also equipped with a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only). The en suite bathroom facilities include a shower cubicle, and the cabins have fixed twin beds. 

    • MV Chernishevsky Middle Deck Junior Suite A (Double)

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed single bed

      Make the most of a more spacious environment with these wonderful suites on-board the MV Chernishevsky, found on the Middle Deck. Admire Russia’s beautiful riverscapes as we sail from suite’s large picture window, and passengers will also find a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only) in their Junior Suite A. The bathroom facilities in these suites include a shower cubicle, and the suite is equipped with a fixed double bed.

    • MV Chernishevsky Middle Deck Junior Suite B (Twin)

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed twin beds

      Enjoy a more spacious environment with these wonderful suites on-board the MV Chernishevsky, found on the Middle Deck. Admire Russia’s beautiful riverscapes as we sail from suite’s large picture window, and passengers will also find a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only) in their Junior Suite B. The bathroom facilities in these suites include a shower cubicle, and the suite is equipped with fixed twin beds.

    • MV Chernishevsky Middle Deck Single Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed single bed

      Join us to take in Russia’s incredible riverscapes from the comfort of these excellent cabins, located on the Middle Deck and with a large picture window to admire the beautiful views. These cabins are also equipped with a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only). The en suite bathroom facilities include a shower cubicle, and the cabins have a fixed single bed.

    • MV Chernishevsky Middle Deck Suite

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning 
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed twin beds

      Relax in a more spacious environment with these wonderful suites on-board the MV Chernishevsky, found on the Middle Deck. Admire Russia’s beautiful riverscapes as we sail from suite’s large picture window, and passengers will also find a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only) in their Middle Deck Suite. The bathroom facilities in these suits include a shower cubicle, and the suite is equipped with fixed twin beds.

    • MV Chernishevsky Middle Deck Twin Cabin

      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle
      • Mini-fridge
      • Air conditioning
      • Telephone
      • Large picture window
      • Fixed twin beds

      Take in Russia’s incredible riverscapes from the comfort of these excellent cabins, located on the Middle Deck and with a large picture window to admire the beautiful views. These cabins are also equipped with a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a telephone (for use on the ship only). The en suite bathroom facilities include a shower cubicle, and the cabins have fixed twin beds.

     
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Kremlin in Moscow
    Panoramic Tour of Moscow
    St Petersburg
    Panoramic Tour of St Petersburg
    MV Chernyshevsky
    Panoramic Tour of Yaroslavl
    MV Chernyshevsky
    Visit to the Monastery of St Cyril and the Icon Museum
    Wooden churches on island Kizhi
    Walking tour of the Open air museum of Architecture
    Church Dmitrya na krovi, Uglich, Russia
    Walking Tour of Uglich

 


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What's included

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Ten nights full-board cruise
  • Welcome bread and salt ceremony
  • Welcome cocktail reception with the Captain
  • English-speaking local guides
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Captain's farewell dinner
  • Six included excursions
  • Porterage
MV Chernyshevsky

MV Chernishevsky

Join us on-board the MV Chernishevsky and explore the delights of Russia’s wonderful waterways, sailing from St Petersburg to Moscow.

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