If you want to have an exciting travel experience on board the comfortable and well-tended river vessel, m/s Chekhov is your choice. This ship is one of two, representing the Austrian project of river cruise-liners, designed as an alternative to the German-made vessels of project 301 and 302. It favorably differs from them with a higher cabin standard and innovative design of public areas. M/s Chekhov was built in 1978 and has gone several refurbishments to keep up with standards appropriate for Western travelers. For many years the ship was traveling along the exotic route on Yenisey River in Siberia and starting 2004 it will be used on the most popular Russian cruise line Moscow – St. Petersburg.
M/s Chekhov is manned with highly trained crew and supporting personnel with extensive experience of serving foreign passengers. This ensures a pleasant and memorable stay on board for groups and independent travelers.
The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor’s services are also available.
The total passenger capacity is 220 persons
Total amount of cabins 119:
20 Single cabins
81 Double cabins
16 Double cabins for triple use
2 suite cabins
Dates: 11.09.2008 – 21.09.2008
September 11, St. Petersburg
September 12, St.Petersburg
September 13, St. Petersburg
September 14, Mandrogi
September 15, Kizhi
Open-air museum of wooden architecture
September 16, Goritsy
Kirillo -Beloserskiy Monastery
September 17, Yaroslavl
City tour, Spaso-Preobrazenskiy Monastery, Church of Ilja the prophet
September 18, Uglich
Cathedral of the Resurrection and Dmitry Blood`s Church
September 19, Moscow
September 20, Moscow
Kramlin & Cathedral
September 21, Moscow
Please, note the itinerary is subject to change because of the weather conditions
Moscow- Saint-Petersburg: Moscow– Uglich - Yaroslavl . Goritsy –- Kizhi – Mandroga- Saint-Petersburg
Spend two unforgettable days in the capital of Russia and admire numerous treasures of its history and present days and enjoy its beauty!
Founded in 1148, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St.John’s Church looming on the horizon.
At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin at Uglich. It was here in her garden that the Tsarevich Dmitry met his death and where the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood was built and still stands today. Within the Kremlin is the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry.
Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port with a population of 600,000. It was founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise and today retains many noteworthy monuments of its colorful past.
Of special interest is the magnificent 13th-century Spassky Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading center. Loveliest of all is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, situated in the town’s central square. The frescoes on the walls and vaulting inside the church constitute a veritable museum of old Russian paintings.
is a tiny settlement seven kilometers from the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery. Visit what remains of the Nunnery of the resurrection on the banks of the Sheksna River in Goritsy, within a quarter of a mile of where the ship stop, will be interesting for any tourist with a real interest in Russian history
Via the Volga/Baltic canal, our cruise takes us to the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past.
Green Stop. In the village there are some structures built according to the Russian fine traditions of wooden architecture. Village dwellers meet the guests and organize something special for them. There is a museum of Russian Vodka where tourists can get acquainted with the history of Russian vodka industry, Remeslennaya Sloboda, walking in the picturesque woods.
created by Peter the Great to rival Venice, its 101 islands, 66 canals, and hundreds of bridges have secured its reputation as the most beautiful city in the country. While your ship is docked in port, you’ll enjoy daily sightseeing tours. You will see the Nevsky prospect’s shops, cafes and theatres, and you will tour the impressive St.Isaac’s, the city’s large cathedral, now a museum of elaborate icons and artworks. We will spend time in the world famous hermitage Museum, formerly the Winter Palace, home of the last six czars. A treasure trove of three million exhibits, its 320 halls display DaVincis, Rembrandts, Titians, Micheleangelos, French impressionists and North American artists.
Main deck - 1 920 USD per person per cruise
Upper deck - 2 010 USD per person per cruise
Boat Deck - 2 150 USD per person per cruise
Suite Cabins - 3 100 USD per person per cruise
The price includes:
- Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window
- Three full meals daily, starting from the dinner on the day of arrival and finishes after Breakfast on the day of departure
- Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception
- Gala farewell Dinner aboard
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call.
- Luggage gandling to/from the ship
- Lectures on board provided by our guides.
- Russian language and song lectures
- Nightly entertainment and dancing.
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship’s bridge.
- Port taxes
The price does not include:
- Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs.
- Luggage handling at the airport
- Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
- Private transfers
- Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.