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Waterway of the CzarsFast Facts
- Location:Waterway from St. Petersburg to Moscow in Russia
- Attraction type: A river cruise
- Significance: An unparalleled opportunity of discovering the grandeur and serenity of Russia at the same time
- Best Time to Visit: May to September
- Duration of journey: About two weeks
- How to reach: Reach St. Petersburg or Moscow by flight, train, or road
- Nearest International Airport: St. Petersburg Pulkovo International Airport, Moscow Domodedovo International Airport
Waterway of the Czar journey usually begins from St. Petersburg at the mouth of Neva River near Baltic Sea. Thereon it continues through Lake Ladoga, Svir River, Lake Onega, Volga-Baltic Waterway, Rybinsk Reservoir, Volga River and Moscow Canal up to Moscow. Along this water course you would come across small but charming towns like Kizhi, Goritzy, Yaroslavi, and Uglich.
Waterway of the Czar Cruise
After your St. Petersburg tour you cruise to Mandrogy along Svir River after crossing Lake Ladoga. In Mandrogy you could interact with the local community and pay a visit to the Vodka Museum. Thereafter you sail through the calm waters of Onega Lake to arrive at Kizhi village island. Windmills, wooden houses, and churches create a picture postcard setting. The 3-tiered Preobranzhenskaya church with its fairytale structure built without a single nail is outstanding.
From thereon the voyage through Volga-Baltic waterway takes you to Goritzy a typical Russian village. The fortified 14th century Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery set up by Saint Cyril is particularly impressive. The next destination is Yaroslavi noted the Church of the Epiphany. Sit through a traditional choir performance at St. Elijah the Prophet Church. After visiting this Golden Ring city you are taken to Uglich another city of this famous Ring
All along this Waterway of the Czars cruise accommodation and dinning is either in the cruise ship or arranged by it. This cruise could also be made from Moscow to St. Petersburg.