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A Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventure
Offered through Collette Vacations

July 5 through July 18, 2005 - 14 days

Gateway: Philadelphia International Airport

All cabins OUTSIDE; Main Deck $4,159 - twin or Upper Deck
14 Days, 35 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
Price includes transport to airport, Air fare, Cruise, all Meals, listed sightseeing tours.
Optional tours and events available on tour for additional fee.

Not included: Cancellation/Medical Insurance ($200), Personal cost of Visa ($70).

Moscow to St. Petersburg

  • Day 1 - Overnight Flight - Fly out of Philadelphia

  • Day 2 - Moscow, Russia - Ship Embarkation

  • Day 3 - Moscow - sightseeing: Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tverskaya Street.

  • Day 4 - Moscow - signtseeing: 15th Century Kremlin; Armory Museum; Tretyakov Art Gallery; Russian folklore ensemble on board.

  • Day 5 - Moscow - Cruising - 80 miles of scenery, from wide lakes to narrow passageways, from pastoral countryside to picturesque villages.

  • Day 6 - Uglich - Tour Golden Ring city of Uglich, including Transfiguration Cathedral, Church of Prince Dimitry

  • Day 7 - Yaroslavi - City founded in 1010 along the confluence of the Volga and Katorosi Rivers. Visit Church of Elijah and Transfiguration Monastery.

  • Day 8 - Goritsy - Sailing north through White Lake and the Volga-Baltic Canal. In Goritsy visit Kirill Belosersk Monastery.

  • Day 9 - Lake Onega & Kizhi Island - Cruise through Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Kizhi Island is renowned for its open-air museum, buildings and Church with 22 shimmering domes in 3 tiers.

  • Day 10- Svir River & Svir Stroy - Cruise through the 139-mile Svir River to Lake Ladoga. Svir Stroy is a quaint riverside settlement. Captain's Dinner tonight as we enter the Neva River.

  • Day 11- St. Petersburg - Arrive at Peter the Great's magnificent creation and one of the lovliest of European cities. Tour the city and canals, including Palace Square.

  • Day 12- St. Petersburg - Guided tour of the world-famous Hermitage Museum. Free time or optional canal tour or evening ballet performance.

  • Day 13- St. Petersburg - Excursion to Tsarskoye Selo and Catherine Palace. Optional tour of Peterhof Palace.

  • Day 14- St. Petersburg - Disembark Ship - Fly Home


Click here for March 1, 2005 Trip Newsletter

8-page Newsletter continaing upcoming deadline dates, required forms to be submitted, Overview of Russian Currency, Cruise Ship deck plan, Annotated Itinerary,
and survey for 2006 tour destinations.

Here are some helpful travel links dealing with our Russian River Cruise:

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Sail on the m/v Litvinov

The beautiful Litvinov is the best ship in Russia, other than the Tolstoy. Built in 1991, she is the last and most modern of the German-built river cruise ships. The 393 foot Litvinov holds 220 passengers in 109 cabins, has two restaurants, allowing one seating dining. All cabins are outside, spacious, with many amenities, including a large picture window, refrigerator, and private bathroom with shower. The Litvinov was completely refurbished in 2002. The ship is provisioned with Western-style amenities, and the crew and experienced Cruise Director are trained to cater to the needs of American tavelers. You'll appreciate the convenience of English language only, onboard and during shore excursions. The Litvinov is non-smoking, except for the Sund Deck and outside walkways. In the March 1, 2005 Newsletter (linked elsewhere on this page), we have posted the deck plan for the Litvinov.











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