Emerald Waterways Launches 2020 Season of Volga River
Cruising from Moscow to St. Petersburg With Free Airfare Promotion
Guests Booking any 2020 Imperial Charms of Russia Sailing by June 29 Receive Free Roundtrip Air
Boston, MA (May, 2019) – Adventurous travelers looking to discover world-class cities and memorable small towns, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, and take in stunning art and architecture should look no further than Emerald Waterways’ 12-day Imperial Charms of Russia river cruise on the Volga River aboard the chartered MS Rossia. Sailing between St. Petersburg and Moscow, the journey also takes guests through parts of Russia’s “Golden Ring” – a circle of ancient cities and towns famous for being some of the country’s most picturesque places, and perhaps more importantly, for preserving the memory of the most significant events in Russian history.
To entice travelers to book a sailing through these intriguing regions, Emerald Waterways is offering complimentary, round trip airfare to guests who book any 2019 Imperial Charms of Russia river cruise by June 29, 2019. Sailings are available from May through September 2020 and rates begin at $4,595 person, double occupancy.
The 12-Day Imperial Charms of Russia sailing commences in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire now boasting a World Heritage Site at the city’s center. A guided coach tour through Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St Petersburg, introduces this vibrant city to the guests while a visit to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum—a rival to the Louvre in size and scope—reveals its past through art. In the charming village of Mandrogi, located on the river Svir, guests can shop for traditional Russian handicrafts or visit the Vodka Museum to learn more about—and sample—one of Russia’s most famous exports. Guided tours of Uglich and Yaroslavl, beautiful towns located in the Golden Ring, invite travelers to dig more deeply in the country’s history before embarking on the journey to Russia’s capital city of Moscow, home to Red Square, the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral. Here, a city tour explores the architectural highlights and takes guests to the Cosmonaut Museum and the State Armory.
Emerald Waterways’ river cruises offer contemporary, deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities. On touring days, hotel accommodations, internal flights, and transfers are also included.
Part of Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways’ eight branded Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; the Adriatic Princess and Adriatic Pearl yachts in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.