From Saga Holidays with love – Nine included tours on St Petersburg to Moscow river cruise. Book by October 15th to save up to £150pp on selected cabin grades

Nine excursions are included in the price of Saga’s St Petersburg to Moscow 10-night river cruise which starts from £1,099.

There will also be two overnight moorings, one in St Petersburg and one in Moscow, to allow extra time for passengers to explore these cultural cities.

Guests fly to St Petersburg to meet the elegant 154-passenger MS Surikov to sail on Russian waterways including the Volga, Svir and the Moscow Canal.

The classically furnished ship has a large restaurant which serves simple dishes with a strong Russian influence. There are also plenty of onboard activities including Russian language lessons, traditional dance classes and folklore classes.

The included excursions from MS Surikov are:

* Tour of St Petersburg
* Hermitage State Museum visit
* Tour of Mandrogi, a reconstructed traditional village
* Visit to the monastery of Kirillo-Belozersky
* Open-air museum on Kizhi island, a UNESCO World Heritage site
* City tour of Yaroslavl, a UNESCO World Heritage site
* Walking tour of Uglich
* Sightseeing in Moscow
* Visit to Red Square, the Kremlin and Armoury Chamber

Saga’s river cruise creator Andrew Iwasyszyn has highlighted this holiday as particularly great value and said: “River cruises on the Russian waterways are extremely popular with Saga passengers. It is a fantastic way to see the country and this cruise offers plenty of sightseeing without the need to pay for any excursions.”

10 nights from £1099, departing on May 11 and 21, June 10 and 20, July 20 and 30, August 29, September 8 and 18, 2016. Price includes UK travel package, return flights and transfers, all breakfasts, dinners and nine lunches, Captain’s welcome dinner, all on-board gratuities, porterage, nine included tours, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount of £24 if passenger has own insurance.

(Saga Cruises)