Shore Excursions for Russian River Cruises

Optional tours will be available for purchase locally on board. Some optional tours require a minimum number of participants and may not be operated. The ship reserves the right to rearrange the order of tours in the event a site is not open, or a performance is not available on the scheduled day.

  • The following tour descriptions and prices are based on 2020 rates and are provided for information purposes only.
  • Payment for shore excursions can be added to your on board account or paid for in cash (Russian ruble).
  • All information contained in this document is subject to change without notification due to unforeseeable circumstances such as weather, vessel itinerary or local conditions
  • All rates are per person, listed in Russian Ruble, and are subject to change without notice
  • Due to obligations to shore side operators, Shore Excursions are non refundable

Moscow Excursions

Moscow by Night and Metro - 3 hrs 30 mins - From 3900 Russian Rubles

Enjoy Moscow at night on a guided tour. Begin at lively Tverskaya Street, filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. View Victory Park, the huge memorial to the Russian victory in WWII with its fountains and glittering lights. Then, travel on a few stops of the Moscow Subway to see some of the most impressive subway stops, lavishly decorated with marble, mosaics, chandeliers and statues.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: Moscow
Available: All Year (Only available on Day 10 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 3 on Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)

Tretyakov Gallery - 1 hr 30 mins - From 5200 Russian Rubles

Visit the Tretyakov Gallery, the national treasury of Russian fine art, exhibiting more than 130,000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. During the tour, your guide will take you through the exhibitions halls and introduce you to the world of Russian fine art.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: Moscow
Available: All Year (Only available on Day 10 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 4 on Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)

Kostroma National Folk Show - 2 hr 30 mins - From 6400 Russian Rubles

Attend a performance of the National Folk show of Russia, an outstanding artistic production of traditional Russian culture. During the two-hour production, enjoy a grand combination of music, drama and dance with luxurious sets and costumes, video-projection and laser animation. See more than 200 unique costumes decorated with pearls, silver and beads that has been designed specifically for the 50 professional dancers and 17 costume changes in the show. This folk show features many special effects and unites the Russian folk dance with its modern stylization.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: Moscow
Available: June 15 - September 15 (Only available on Day 11 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 3 on Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)

St. Petersburg Excursions

Rivers and Canals in St. Petersburg - 1 hr - From 3850 Russian Rubles

St. Petersburg is famous for its many rivers and canals, as well as the bridges that span the magnificent palaces and churches on the banks. This evening board a small ship and cruise through canals taking in the views of the bridges and embankments beautifully decorated with iron cast fences, lanterns and sculptures.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: St. Petersburg
Available: All Year (Only available on Day 3 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 11 on Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)

St. Petersburg Folk Show - 2 hrs - From 4700 Russian Rubles

This evening, enjoy a performance showcasing the culture of the Cossacks, a martial people who have been an integral part of Russian history since the 15th century, and who for a long time were the personal guard of the emperor. Admire a showcase of traditional Cossack song and dance amid elaborate sets and costumes in this exciting one of a kind show.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: St. Petersburg
Available: All Year (Only available on Day 3 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 11 on Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)

Ballet Performance - 2 hrs 30 mins - From 10200 Russian Rubles

This evening, head to one of the beautifully decorated theater buildings in St. Petersburg, to attend a memorable Russian ballet performance. The history of ballet in Russia dates back to 17th century, during the reign of Peter the Great. It began as means to entertain the royal court in Russia and later expanded to public theaters in the early 19th century. The beauty of ballet will mesmerize you by the graceful, flowing movements of the dancers.

Physical Level: For all guests
Port: St. Petersburg
Available: All Year (Only available on Day 3 for St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings & Day 12 for Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings)