11 day serene luxurious river canals and river lakes cruise of northwest Russia – Ms Rublev – 21 May – 18 Sep 2017 – departs London Heathrow Airport

MS Rublev

Russia’s Royal Riverways River Cruise with Titan River Cruises


Departs: London Heathrow Airport on 21 May 2017,31 May 2017,30 Jun 2017,10 Jul 2017,20 Jul 2017,09 Aug 2017,18 Sep 2017
Days: 11

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For a considerable length of time, the streams, waterways and pools of northwest Russia gave the tsars a peaceful and rich method for go between the royal powerhouses of Moscow and St Petersburg. It is still the most unwinding approach to experience two of the world’s most prominent urban communities – Moscow, with its forcing symbols and brilliant houses of prayer, and St Petersburg, with its royal residences and exhibition halls overflowing with extremely valuable fortunes. This sublime esteem voyage incorporates augmented remains in both and, on the way, a look into Russia’s ageless provincial life, uncovering maybe a couple of the privileged insights of a nation broadly depicted by Winston Churchill as ‘a puzzle wrapped in a riddle inside a mystery puzzle’….. . . .. …

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PRICES FROM:Prices from: £1,349 per person




    • 10 nights full board cruise on MS Rublev
    • 29 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 9 lunches (days 2-10) 10 dinners (days 1-10)
    • Titan onboard cocktail party

    Included excursions and visits: 9

    • Hermitage Museum visit
    • St Petersburg city tour
    • Walking tour of Mandrogi
    • Kizhi Open Air Museum of Architecture
    • Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
    • Yaroslavl city tour
    • Walking tour of Uglich including the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood
    • Moscow orientation tour
    • Visit the Kremlin

    Plus all these benefits:

    • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Free connecting flights from regional airports
    • Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
    • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
    • Scheduled British Airways direct flights, or Swiss International Air Lines flights via Zurich
    • Porterage (one bag per person)
    • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
    • Port taxes
    • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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Photo credit: Photo via Visual Hunt

  • On-Board Information

Russia’s Royal Riverways

Russias Royal Riverways

Day 1 London – St Petersburg

VIP Outbound3Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to St Petersburg, or Swiss International Air Lines flight via Zurich. On arrival, we transfer to MS Rublev (2T), with time to settle in before dinner on board.

Days 2-3 St Petersburg

JRT Day 2 St PetersburgSt Petersburg is a city of haunting magnificence; an imperial capital that seems to have been built as a monument to its own passing. The city has witnessed so many dramatic events that one may find it hard to believe that St Petersburg is a mere 300 years old. Founded in 1703 to be the most European city of Russia, it remains Russia’s ‘Window to the West’ – just as Peter the Great envisioned it to be. Whilst here, we will visit the extraordinary Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and most respected art museums in the world, containing works by Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. There will also be an orientation tour of the famous sites, including Palace Square. The opportunity to visit Peterhof Gardens, built by Peter the Great to impress European royalty, will also be available. Here, over 175 fountains dominate the gardens, including the Great Cascade, in front of the palace that commemorates the Russian victory over the Swedes in 1709. In the evening of day 3 we set sail from St Petersburg.

Day 4 Mandrogi

JRT Day 3 Mandrogi Today, we visit Mandrogi, a reconstructed village, built on the shore of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s past. Inside the wooden houses are many craftsmen working to make matrushkas, lace, ceramics, and other souvenirs. This afternoon, you cruise the Svir River, connecting Lakes Ladoga and Onega.

Day 5 Kizhi Island

JRT Day 4 Kizhi Island The Kizhi Open Air Museum of Architecture is located on ancient land, where heathen rites were held. Here, we explore 18th century wooden churches, built without a single nail, and a wooden octagonal clock tower. This afternoon, we cruise Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe and one of the world’s purest.

Day 6 Goritsy

JRT Day 4 Goritsy KirilloBelozersky MonasteryAn afternoon arrival in Goritsy, a peaceful farming community, where your cruise stops for a few hours. Whilst here, we will visit the vast Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, built in 1397 on the banks of the Sheksna River and once the largest monastery in Northern Russia.

Day 7 Yaroslavl

JRT Day 7 Yaroslavl, Church of Elijah the Prophet After sailing Lake Rybinsk, we arrive in Yaroslavl known as the ‘Russian Florence’, founded nearly half a century before Moscow in 1010. On our city tour, we visit the Church of Elijah the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with 17th century frescoes, and the 12th century Transfiguration Monastery, with murals depicting St John’s apocalyptic visions.

Day 8 Uglich

JRT Day 8 Uglich, Church of St Dmitry on the BloodThe approach to Uglich is one of the most memorable sights of your cruise along the Volga. From the river, the view of the town with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St John’s Church looms on the horizon. Despite Uglich’s incredible beauty, it has had a disturbing history including the murder of Ivan the Terrible’s son, Tsarevich Dmitry, in 1591. On our walking tour, we will explore the Church of St Dmitry on the Blood, built on the spot where his body was found.

Days 9-10 Moscow

JRT Day 910 Moscow, KremlinMoscow, the capital of Russia, was founded in 1147 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky as a fortress on the banks of the Moskva River. During its 850-year history, it has witnessed times of glory and darkness, growing into the centre of Russian political, cultural and economical life. An orientation tour includes the famous historical centre of Moscow, Red Square; see the fairytale St Basil’s Cathedral in its colourful Byzantine splendour and shop in GUM, the largest department store in Moscow. We will also take a tour to the Kremlin, the oldest, most characteristic part of the Russian capital, and the symbol of Russian and Soviet power. Free time allows for further exploration. You may like to visit the Armoury Museum, located inside the Kremlin. It was built in 1851 as a factory for making weapons and armour and today it houses a museum in which an enormous collection of Soviet national treasures are displayed, including the famous Fabergé Eggs, as well as spectacular jewels. Or perhaps visit the stations of Moscow’s Metro, that have often been called the ‘people’s palaces’, for their incredible, elegant designs and lavish use of natural stone materials, mosaics and chandeliers.

Day 11 Moscow – London

VIP InboundThe morning is at leisure, before we transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow Airport, or Swiss International Air Lines flights via Zurich. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

The ship is able to carry up to 240 passengers, so you are assured a lively, sociable time on board.

There are plenty of places to mingle or relax with two restaurants and three bars for you to choose from. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the passing views from up on the sun deck.

MS Rublev Accommodation

Each of the 146 air-conditioned cabins are compact and basic yet comfortable and feature a refrigerator, built-in wardrobe and a small en suite bathroom with shower and wc.


Key Info

BOARD GUIDE. A Board Guide meets you at the air-port and accompanies your group during the whole cruise. All your questions you can address to him/she, they will be glad to help you. At the end of the cruise your Board Guide will take you to the airport and help you to go through check-in.

RECEPTION. Receptionists meet you as soon as you arrive aboard the ship. Reception desk is on the main deck. You get your keys and boarding cards at the reception. You can also get detailed information about all the services available aboard and their cost there.

CRUISE DIRECTOR. The Cruise Director is in charge of the daily program, organization and entertain-ment, specified in the program. He/ she coordinates the work of the Board Guides and Receptionists. The Cruise Director is always available aboard

DAILY PROGRAM. Programs on the entertainment activities and excursions for the next day will be an-nounced and posted up in the evening.

INFORMATION STANDS. On the Information Stands you will find information about rivers and canals, sights and excursions in towns on our way. You will also find urgent notices, daily programs, schedules of group de-partures to the airport at the end of the cruise.

LEISURE ONBOARD. Onboard the ship you will find all necessary facilities for enjoyable leisure: films, books, games.

CHANGE OF BED LINEN. The chambermaids change the bed linen and bath towels once in three days, face towels every day.

LAUNDRY AND IRONING. Laundry is available onboard for extra charge. All the details you will find in the Board information leaflet in your cabin. Besides, you can do the ironing yourself in the ironing-room free of charge.

SOUVENIRS. You can purchase souvenirs to remember your trip in the onboard art shops.

POST. If you want to mail your correspondence, enve-lopes and stamps are always available onboard. Leave a sealed envelope with a stamp at the reception and it will be mailed in the next port of call.

RADIO AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM. The cabins are equipped with loud speakers to broadcast enter-taining radio programs and a public address system to announce the daily program. This system is also used to wake you up for breakfast.

RESTAURANTS. All meals are served in the restaurant. The restaurant is run to schedule, the time of break-fast, lunch and dinner is marked in the daily program. The seating in the restaurant is fixed; upon your arriv-al at the reception you will get the number your table.

DIETS. If you require any special diet please inform your travel agent about it in advance. We reserve a right to decline to meet specific dietary requirements.

BARS. There are several bars aboard the ship. Dur-ing sailing when all the guests are aboard the bars are always open. Changes in the bar schedule are speci-fied in the daily program delivered to your cabin. The bar “on duty”, specified in the daily program, operates during stops when the guests are on land.

LUGGAGE. At the end of your journey, on the departure day, we will take care of loading your luggage on the bus. Please place your tagged luggage outside your cabin no later than 1 hour before departure. The tag will be given to you the previous evening. Please refer to your daily program and notice boards for time of departure.

SAFE. Valuables, cash and cheques can be deposited in the ship’s safe at the reception for a small fee.

DOCTOR. We have a professional doctor aboard the ship, and if you need medical consultation you can always address him/ her. First consultation and emer-gency care are free of charge. The pricelist is available at the doctor’s office.

SMOKING. Smoking is prohibited aboard the ship ex-cept for places on outer decks equipped with ash-trays and bars (unless there are some activities at that time).

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. It is prohibited to use electric heating units (heaters, boilers, etc.) in the cabins. It is allowed to use low-powered electrical units, such as electric razors, charging devices, hairdryers.



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