We do believe that our borders will be open in May 2021, and the tour will be able to continue as planned below. It might be possible that C the World might have to make small changes with the planned itinerary depending on the circumstances with Covid 19 closer to departure date.
We will always put the safety and health of our clients first.
If the tour is cancelled due to Covid 19, you will not be held accountable for any loss of funds for the tour package as advertised by C the World. C the World may however issue vouchers for future travel with C the world as compensation. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the office on 011 888 7910 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 August 2021 - Johannesburg to St Petersburg
Meet your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg at 15:00. Our flight departs at 18:10 on Turkish airlines. Enjoy dinner on the flight, and get ready for an experience of a lifetime! (Dinner on board flight)
6 August 2021 - St Petersburg
We arrive in St Petersburg at 14:20. We clear customs (No visa required), collect our luggage and make our way to our hotel. After some free time to refresh, a free evening in St Petersburg! (Breakfast on board flight)
7 August 2021 - St Petersburg
A morning guided tour of St Petersburg showing you all the main sites with a local guide. The afternoon is yours to explore St Petersburg at your own time. Why not take a river cruise to see St Petersburg from a different perspective! (Breakfast)
8 August 2021 - St Petersburg to Shlisselburg (Cruise Day 1)
In the morning we check out of our hotel, and depart to our cruise ship, your home for the next week! After checking into our rooms and enjoying a Russian welcome ceremony, we depart St Petersburg on the MS Swan Lake! Late afternoon we stop at Shlisselburg for a quided tour of Oreshek Fortress before dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
9 August 2021 - Valaam (Cruise Day 2)
We visit the main island of a unique archipelago in the northern part of the Ladoga Lake. A visit to Valaam will become a truly unforgettable experience. The amazing natural scenery of Valaam has attracted artists since olden times. We also take a trip on a small boat along the coast of the island to visit the impressive monastery, which is the most important center of Orthodoxy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
10 August 2021 - Svirstroy (Cruise Day 3)
Another great day in Russia! We taste a traditional Russian barbecue- shashlik. Your meal will be accompanied by a folk ensemble. Some free time to walk around Mandrogui village which is inhabited by talented craftsmen. The village illustrates the traditions and lifestyle of Russia’s history. Afterwards, a bus will drive you to the Alexander-Svirsky Monastery, which was founded in 1487. It boasts one of the few preserved three-tented belfries and medieval clock towers in Russia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
11 August 2021 - Kizhi (Cruise Day 4)
Explore the preserved island of Kizhi. It has an open air museum with an unique collection of wooden churches and chapels. During a walk on the island, you can see peasant houses, bell towers, windmills which were all collected from different parts of Russian North. Discover a signature masterpiece — the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral (1714), that was built without a single nail. The museum’s collection is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
12 August 2021 - Goritsy (Cruise Day 5)
Dive into the tranquil atmosphere of the picturesque small river town of Goritsy. A bus will drive you into one of the major orthodox strongholds of old Russia, the monastery of St Cyril on the White lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved the magnificent architecture and wonderfull collection of Russian orthodox icons and majestic churches (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
13 August 2021 - Myshkin, Uglich (Cruise Day 6)
Myshkin hasn’t changed since the beginning of the 20th century. Myshkin is well known for its Mouse Museum. A brave mouse is the symbol of the town. Myshka in Russian means "mouse". Our next stop is the fascinating and ancient city of Uglich, which is part of the “Golden Ring” of cities surrounding Moscow. Visit all the main sites with a local guide before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
14 August 2021 - Moscow (Cruise Day 7)
A last day on board the MS Swan Lake before we arrive in Moscow late afternoon. After our arrival in Moscow, we will be transferred to our hotel for a free evening in this majestic city! (Breakfast, Lunch)
15 August 2021 - Moscow
A morning guided tour of Moscow shows you some of the main sites with a local tour guide! Enjoy lunch at your own time, and explore Moscow for the rest of the day at leisure. Why not take a boat cruise to see the sites from the Moskva river? (Breakfast)
16 August 2021 - Moscow
A full free day to explore Moscow at your own leisure. Why not book a World famous Ballet show, or visit the Moscow circus? (Breakfast)
17 August 2021 - Moscow to Johannesburg
A last bit of free time before we make our way to the airport for our return flight back to Johannesburg on Turkish Airlines. We depart to the airport around 15:30 in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner on board flight)
18 Johannesburg - Johannesburg
We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 10:20 AM.
The boat cruise is the highlight of your tour. Our ships name is the MS Swan Lake. It includes:
• Full board, three meals per day (buffet style breakfast, pre-selected lunch and dinner). You can also order breakfast to the cabin.
• Water, tea/coffee for all meals, sparkling wine for breakfast, 1 shot of vodka or 1 glass of wine/ juice is included for each dinner.
• Russian welcome drink ceremony
• Early risers breakfast with tea/ coffee and cookies
• Captain’s dinner and Russian national cuisine dinner
• Diverse activities on board: Captain’s bridge tour, master classes, morning aerobics, evening entertainment and live music concerts
• Luggage handling on board the ship
The advertised price for this tour is based on a Standard Twin room on the main deck. We have limited upgrade options available to a Renovated Twin on the middle deck at for the entire cruise. Please contact the office in regards with availability for this.