The MS Nizhny Novgorod, refurbished in 2019, is one of the most comfortable ships to cruise the Russian waterways. Built in East Germany in 1977, this four-deck vessel has a pleasing design and features elegant deluxe cabins with large windows affording stunning views, as well as well-appointed standard cabins. The ship’s amenities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a souvenir shop, a coffee shop and a doctor’s office.
Not only will you experience the incredible onboard amenities of the MS Nizhny Novgorod, you will also see some of the most magnificent sites that Russia has to offer when you are at port. You will sail from the heart of Russia in Moscow to the European-style city of Saint Petersburg and explore many cities and towns along the way. All of these experiences happen while being whisked away seamlessly from port to port on the comfortable MS Nizhny Novgorod.
Tour the city of Moscow, Russia’s fascinating capital. Enjoy such sites as the Red Square that encompasses St. Basil’s Cathedral and the GUM department store. Visit the Kremlin and view the Czar Cannon, Czar Bell and Cathedral Square on the grounds. Also visit the Novodevichy Convent, an architectural monument that is one of Russia’s best-known cloisters. See all that Moscow has to offer all while having a beautifully updated ship to come back to for meals, rest and relaxation.
After Moscow, be transported to the smaller towns of Russia including historic Uglich on the banks of the Volga River, Yaroslavl, one of Russia’s oldest cities, Goritsky, a quintessential Russian town filled with cultural heritage and rich history, Kizhi with its 300-year-old wooden church built without nails and Mandrogi, a reconstructed 18th century traditional Russian village set amongst a perfect landscape.
Next, you will arrive in beautiful Saint Petersburg, a sophisticated city that is bursting with both Russian and European culture. This “window of Europe” is the cultural capital of Russia and most “European” city in the country. Explore the best sites the city has to offer including Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue of the city, the immaculately designed Peterhof Palace gardens, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, a perfect example of Russian architecture and the Hermitage, a huge museum with masterpieces by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt and many others.
Explore Russia in unbeatable comfort with Gate 1 Travel on a Russian River Cruise. You will experience a completely updated and refurbished ship while cruising from place to place in this impressive country. All while unpacking your bags just once and letting Russia come to you!