Transfiguration church in Kizhi
  • Discover ancient settlements while cruising on the luxurious motorship.

  • Enjoy all-inclusive catering offering exquisite Russian and European cuisine.

  • Learn the history of Russia and become a cultural expert.

  • Admire the scenery of the Volga River and the beautiful lakes.

  • Dance and sing, cook and taste, relax and have fun!

Accommodations
5-star cruise ship

MS Mustai Karim 5*

Included

Tours in each city as per itinerary

Daily entertainment onboard

Lessons and lectures

Highly-educated local guides

Full board from dinner on the arrival day to breakfast on the departure day  

Daily bottled water, tea/coffee stations, welcome cocktails, bread & salt ceremony

On-tour transportation on modern air-conditioned motor coach

Detailed route description and itinerary

Luggage handling in/out

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Arrival and departure transfers

Optional tours and activities

1

Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Upon request, you will be met and escorted to the 5* cruise ship, your home for the next 7 nights in Russia. Enjoy the evening entertainment and dinner on board. As an option join a Moscow by night tour to watch the magical illumination of the city.

Meals: D

2

Day 2: Moscow

After breakfast get acquainted with the most interesting sights of this vibrant city. Join the panoramic city tour, walk in Red Square, view St. Basil’s Cathedral and visit GUM department store. Reach Christ the Savior cathedral and learn about its controversial history. After lunch explore Moscow Kremlin. View the Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell and visit one of the magnificent Cathedrals – the Assumption, the Annunciation or the Archangel Michael’s. Return to the ship for the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Dinner and the concert.

Meals: B + L + D

3

Day 3: Uglich

After breakfast, you may participate in the lecture on Russian history and learn some Russian. Then enjoy a walking tour in Uglich – an ancient town on the Volga River with more than 1000 years of history. Visit Uglich Kremlin and Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood which was built on the spot where prince Dmitry, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. Enjoy the concert of choir Kovcheg exclusively arranged for the guests of Mustai Karim. Visit the local family, where special treats and engaging conversations are waiting for you. In the evening enjoy entertainment onboard and a traditional dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

4

Day 4: Goritsy

After breakfast optionally take a Pelmeni cooking class before arrival in Goritsy. Goritsy is a tiny village settlement on the edge of the White Lake. Tour the ancient Ferapontov Monastery, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls of the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisius. Before dinner, play some traditional Russian games.

Meals: B + L + D

5

Day 5: Kizhi

In the morning embark on a Captain’s bridge tour. Then reach the unique island in the Onega Lake. Kizhi Island became famous due to the collection of wooden churches built completely without the use of nails. Have a tour of the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Visit traditional wooden house and Russian banya (sauna). After the tour enjoy exclusive concert “Music of Northern Village”. Return to the ship for a themed dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

6

Day 6: Mandrogui

After breakfast don’t miss the Q&A session with locals about everyday life in Russia. Later, explore Mandrogui – a reconstructed village, built to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s past. Visit the vodka museum and talk further with locals. Have a BBQ lunch, taste shashlik (kebab) and enjoy the scenery. Relax and enjoy the Gala Concert.

Meals: B + L + D

7

Day 7: St. Petersburg

The city tour of St. Petersburg will feature the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great and a splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. Follow your guide to the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703. After lunch visit the Hermitage Museum, which features one of the largest art collections in the world.

In the evening “Feel Yourself Russian” while enjoying the Folklore Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace.

At night view the famous drawbridges of St. Petersburg.

Meals: B + L + D

8

Day 8: Return Home

Enjoy leisurely breakfast before departure. Departure transfers can be arranged for you upon request.

Meals: B

1

Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Upon request, you will be met and escorted to the 5* cruise ship, your home for the next 10 nights in Russia. Enjoy the evening entertainment and dinner on board. 

Meals: D

2

Day 2: St. Petersburg

In the morning visit the summer residence of Russian Emperors – the Peterhof. It was created to beat the fame of the Versailles. View the exquisite fountains of the lower park and visit one of  the gorgeous palaces. Then the city tour of St. Petersburg will feature the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great and a splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. View the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703.  In the evening “Feel Yourself Russian” while enjoying the Folklore Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace.

Meals: B + L + D

3

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Start your day with exclusive crowd-free visit to the Hermitage museum. Spend the morning exploring one of the richest collections in the world with the paintings of Da Vinci, Rafael, Rembrandt, Rubens and many others. After lunch learn the mysteries of Yusoupov palace, where one of the most controversial figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin – was murdered.

Meals: B + L + D

4

Day 4: Mandrogui

After breakfast don’t miss the Q&A session with locals about everyday life in Russia. Later, explore Mandrogui – a reconstructed village, built to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s past. Visit the vodka museum and talk further with locals. Have a BBQ lunch, taste shashlik (kebab) and enjoy the scenery. Relax and enjoy the Gala Concert.

Meals: B + L + D

5

Day 5: Kizhi

In the morning embark on a Captain’s bridge tour. Then reach the unique island in the Onega Lake. Kizhi Island became famous due to the collection of wooden churches built completely without the use of nails. Have a tour of the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Visit traditional wooden house and Russian banya (sauna). After the tour enjoy exclusive concert “Music of Northern Village”. Return to the ship for a themed dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

6

Day 6: Goritsy

After breakfast optionally take part in the cooking class before arrival in Goritsy. Goritsy is a tiny village settlement on the edge of the White Lake. Tour the ancient Ferapontov Monastery, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls of the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisius. Before dinner, play some traditional Russian games.

Meals: B + L + D

7

Day 7: Plyos

Today, arrive in picturesque town Plyos. Visit the House-Museum of a legendary Russian artist Isaac Levitan and learn more about Russian art and everyday life of provincial aristocracy. Enjoy countryside evening in Plyos and the concert “Unexpected encounters with Russian music stars“. 

Meals: B + L + D

8

Day 8: Yaroslavl

Explore the 1000 year old capital of Russia’s Golden Ring. Tour the Governor’s Mansion (Yaroslavl Art Museum) and enjoy a cocktail in the ballroom accompanied by live music. Visit the Enamel Art Museum with the rich collection of works created by the leading Russian artists. Try your hand in creating enamel art yourself during the master class. After lunch on board optional visit to the museum of Valentyna Tereshkova – the first woman in space.

Meals: B + L + D

9

Day 9: Uglich

After breakfast, you may participate in the lecture on Russian history and learn some Russian. Then enjoy a walking tour in Uglich – an ancient town on the Volga River with more than 1000 years of history. Visit Uglich Kremlin and Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood which was built on the spot where prince Dmitry, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. Enjoy the concert of choir Kovcheg exclusively arranged for the guests of Mustai Karim. Visit the local family, where special treats and engaging conversations are waiting for you. In the evening enjoy entertainment on board and traditional dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

10

Day 10: Moscow

After breakfast get acquainted with the most interesting sights of this vibrant city. Join the panoramic city tour, walk in Red Square, view St. Basil’s Cathedral and visit GUM department store.  Visit the new urban Zaryadye Park and admire Moscow from the floating bridge. After lunch explore Moscow Kremlin. View the Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell and visit one of the magnificent Cathedrals – the Assumption, the Annunciation or the Archangel Michael’s. After dinner, as an option, join a Moscow by night tour to watch the magical illumination of the city. Experience Metro (Subway) ride and visit some of the stunning metro stations.

Meals: B + L + D

11

Day 11: Return Home

Enjoy leisurely breakfast before departure. Departure transfers can be arranged for you upon request.

Meals: B

1

Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Upon request, you will be met and escorted to the 5* cruise ship, your home for the next 11 nights in Russia. Enjoy the evening entertainment and dinner on board. 

Meals: D

2

Day 2: Moscow

After breakfast get acquainted with the most interesting sights of this vibrant city. Join the panoramic city tour, walk in Red Square, view St. Basil’s Cathedral and visit GUM department store.  Visit the new urban Zaryadye Park and admire Moscow from the floating bridge. After lunch explore Moscow Kremlin. View the Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell and visit one of the magnificent Cathedrals – the Assumption, the Annunciation or the Archangel Michael’s. Return to the ship for the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Dinner and the concert.

Meals: B + L + D

3

Day 3: Moscow

Today enjoy Moskva river cruise and admire the city from a different point of view. Reach Christ the Savior cathedral and learn about its controversial history. After lunch walk the famous pedestrian Arbat street. After dinner, as an option, join a Moscow by night tour to watch the magical illumination of the city. Experience Metro (Subway) ride and visit some of the stunning metro stations.

Meals: B + L + D

4

Day 4: Uglich

After breakfast, you may participate in the lecture on Russian history and learn some Russian. Then enjoy a walking tour in Uglich – an ancient town on the Volga River with more than 1000 years of history. Visit Uglich Kremlin and Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood which was built on the spot where prince Dmitry, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. Enjoy the concert of choir Kovcheg exclusively arranged for the guests of Mustai Karim. Visit the local family, where special treats and engaging conversations are waiting for you. In the evening enjoy entertainment onboard and a traditional dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

5

Day 5: Plyos

Today, arrive in picturesque town Plyos. Visit the House-Museum of a legendary Russian artist Isaac Levitan and learn more about Russian art and everyday life of provincial aristocracy. Enjoy countryside evening in Plyos with the concert. Have dinner in the national restaurant “Chugunok”. Taste caviar and talk about Russian cuisine. 

Meals: B + L + D

6

Day 6: Yaroslavl

Explore the 1000 year old capital of Russia’s Golden Ring. Tour the Governor’s Mansion (Yaroslavl Art Museum) and enjoy a cocktail in the ballroom accompanied by live music. Visit the Enamel Art Museum with the rich collection of works created by the leading Russian artists. Try your hand in creating enamel art yourself during the master class.

Meals: B + L + D

7

Day 7: Goritsy

After breakfast optionally take part in the cooking class before arrival in Goritsy. Goritsy is a tiny village settlement on the edge of the White Lake. Tour the ancient Ferapontov Monastery, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls of the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisius. Before dinner, play some traditional Russian games.

Meals: B + L + D

8

Day 8: Kizhi

In the morning embark on a Captain’s bridge tour. Then reach the unique island in the Onega Lake. Kizhi Island became famous due to the collection of wooden churches built completely without the use of nails. Have a tour of the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Visit traditional wooden house and Russian banya (sauna). After the tour enjoy exclusive concert “Music of Northern Village”. Return to the ship for a themed dinner.

Meals: B + L + D

9

Day 9: Leisure

Spend a day in leisure while passing through the Europe’s largest lakes – Onega and Ladoga. Join Russian Food Fest and try dishes of different nationalities. 

Meals: B + L + D

10

Day 10: St. Petersburg

In the morning view the famous drawbridges of St. Petersburg.

The city tour of St. Petersburg will feature the impressive St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great and a splendid view of the city from the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. View the oldest part of the city – Peter and Paul Fortress where the town of Peter started in 1703. After lunch visit the Yusoupov Palace, where one of the most controversial figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin – was murdered. In the evening “Feel Yourself Russian” while enjoying the Folklore Show at the Nikolaevsky Palace.

Meals: B + L + D

11

Day 11: St. Petersburg

This morning visit the Hermitage Museum, which features one of the largest art collections in the world. Then after lunch, visit the summer residence of Russian Emperors – the Peterhof. It was created to beat the fame of the Versailles. View the exquisite fountains of the lower park and visit one of  the gorgeous palaces.

Meals: B + L + D

12

Day 12: Return Home

Enjoy leisurely breakfast before departure. Departure transfers can be arranged for you upon request.

Meals: B

MS MUSTAI KARIM 5* 2021

Dates

Days/nights

Direction

Prices

May 1-3, 2021

3 days/2 nights

Moscow – Uglich – Moscow

Upon request

May 4-15, 2021

 12 days/11 nights 

Moscow – St. Petersburg

5% discount from the rates below

May 15-25, 2021

11 days/10 nights 

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Please see below

May 25 – June 1, 2021

 8 days/7 nights 

Moscow – St. Petersburg

Please see below

June 7-13, 2021

7 days/6 nights 

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Upon request

June 14-27, 2021

14 days/13 nights 

Moscow – St. Petersburg – Moscow

Upon request

Aug 28 – Sept 7, 2021

11 days/10 nights 

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Please see below

Sept, 7-18, 2021

 12 days/11 nights 

Moscow – St. Petersburg

Please see below

Sept 18-28, 2021

11 days/10 nights 

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Please see below

Sept 29 – Oct 10, 2021

12 days/11 nights

Moscow – Rostov-on-Don

Upon request

 

Days

Middle Deck

Boat Deck Upper Deck

Standard

Deluxe

Suite

Owner’s Suite

Standard Deluxe Deluxe Junior Suite
 8 days/7 nights  $2345 $2660 $4410 $6580 $2450 $2800 $2940 $3500
11 days/10 nights  $3350 $3800 $6300 $9400 $3500 $4000 $4200 $5000
12 days/11 nights  $3685 $4180 $6930 $10340 $3850 $4400 $4620 $5500

 

Prices are per person in double / twin room

Single supplement is 75% of the price for Standard and Deluxe rooms and 100% of the price for Suite

 

Payment Conditions:

Deposit: 10% of the price 
Final Payment: 80 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy: 
80 days prior to departure or more: 10% of the price 
79-70 days prior to departure: 25% of the price
69-60 days prior to departure: 50% of the price

59-41 days prior to departure: 75% of the price  
40 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the price

 

Important notes:

* Strelka Tours and the ship crew reserve the right to alter the sequence of activities, replace an activity that becomes unavailable for a comparable one, amend the route in accordance withe the weather conditions and etc. 

MS Mustai Karim 5*

This brand new luxurious 5* four-deck vessel was built in Russia in 2019 and launched in 2020. It offers outstanding service and is the first Russian motor ship of the modern age. Equipped with modern navigational facilities, it exceeds the speed of 22.5 km per hour, and amazes with stunning views that open from the phenomenal panoramic windows. The cabins of modern edgy design all have huge floor-to-ceiling windows, furnished with a wardrobe and equipped with satellite-TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer, radio, telephone and private facilities for the most comfortable experience on board.
Add the best multinational cuisine as well as sightseeing with the country’s most experienced guides, and you’ll get the cruise you won’t want to miss!