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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 2014 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
Armory Museum - 1.5 hours - adult: 2710 Russian ruble
photo Following your tour of the Kremlin, visit the Kremlin Armory and see the unique collections of Russian Czars from the 12th-19th centuries. View Russian arms and armor, the state regalia, thrones, carriages, and ornate coronation dressers

This tour is only available on St. Petersburg to Moscow sailings
Moscow Novodevichy Convent - 2 hours - adult: 2070 Russian ruble
photo Visit the Novodevichy Convent, founded in the early 16th century by Duke Vasily III to commemorate the recapture of the old Russian city of Smolensk. Learn the fascinating history of the convent filled with numerous dramas and tragedies. View the five-domed Cathedral of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, the oldest structure of the convent, built in 1524-1525. This superb architectural monument is one of Russia's best-known cloisters.
Moscow by night - 3.5 hours - adult: 1790 Russian ruble
photo 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. Travel to the observation platform at Sparrow Hills to see a panoramic view of the night-lit city. 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.
Tretyakov Gallery -1.5 hours - adult: 2070 Russian ruble
photo 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.
Kostroma National Folk Show - 2.5 hours - adult: 3020 Russian ruble
photo (available June 15- September 15)
Attend a performance of the National Ballet 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.