Helgi, Waterways of the Tsars ex St Petersburg to Moscow – 20 Jun 2021

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When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Our river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience – unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value.

Viking Cruises continues the Viking tradition of exploration along the world’s great waterways.

Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) *Cabin 217 does not have a twin-bed configuration option
Large picture window 4.10 ft. x 2.79 ft. (can be opened)
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming

Stateroom size: 160 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Large picture window 4.10 ft. x 2.79 ft. (can be opened)
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming

Stateroom size: 230 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming

Stateroom size: 225 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming
PLEASE NOTE: Stateroom 400 is slightly smaller at 220 sq. ft.

Junior Suite size: 337 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a full-sized veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming

Suites are 400 square feet and have panoramic windows
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a large veranda along both sleeping and living quarters
Large private bathroom with shower, bathtub and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Air conditioning
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
26-inch Sony flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming

Viking Helgi - Main Deck

Viking Helgi - Middle Deck

Viking Helgi - Upper Deck

The Viking fleet in Russia and Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on elegant ships that set a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 423 ft
  • Maiden Voyage: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 204

Ship Facilities

  • Panorama Bar
  • Boutique
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Walk-around Promenade Deck
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge and Bar
  • Free internet service
  • Doctor on board
  • Laundry service


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Jun '21
St Petersburg, Russia
21 Jun '21
St Petersburg, Russia
22 Jun '21
St Petersburg, Russia
23 Jun '21
St Petersburg, Russia
24 Jun '21
Svir River, Russia
25 Jun '21
Kizhi, Russia
26 Jun '21
Volga-Baltic Waterway, Russia
26 Jun '21
Kuzino, Russia
27 Jun '21
Yaroslavl, Russia
28 Jun '21
Uglich, Russia
29 Jun '21
Moscow, Russia
30 Jun '21
Moscow, Russia
01 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia
02 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

12 Night Cruise sailing from St Petersburg to Moscow aboard Viking Helgi.

Thinking of Russia, two great cities immediately come to mind: Moscow and St. Petersburg. This monumental 13-day itinerary includes multiple days in both cities, touring such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square, and the Catherine Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But, there is another side of Russia; quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can provide. See opulent palaces, discover fortified monasteries and visit beautiful churches and cathedrals. It is an unforgettable way to experience the history and culture of this unique and mysterious country.

Day 1 | St. Petersburg, Russia
Arrive in St. Petersburg, “The City of 300 Bridges,” then embark your ship. After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

Day 2 | St. Petersburg, Russia
This morning, proceed to the Winter Palace to visit the legendary Hermitage Museum, where you marvel at the vast collection of art, antiquities, jewelry and sculpture. Return aboard for an early dinner, followed by an evening performance of traditional Russian ballet. (B, L, D)

Day 3 | St. Petersburg, Russia
Today’s excursion goes to the Pushkin area where you visit Catherine Palace, the elegant rococo 18th-century summer residence of the Russian tsars named for Catherine I (widow of Peter the Great). Tour its various halls, including the storied Amber and Agate Rooms, and see the ornate decor throughout. After lunch, embark on a city tour; see noted sights including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. Dine aboard and enjoy an optional Russian folkloric performance this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 4 | St. Petersburg, Russia
Most of the day is free to see the sights that interest you. Visit one of the many palaces, churches or museums, or take an optional morning tour to Peterhof Palace, admiring its landscaped gardens and beautiful fountains. In the afternoon, you may choose to join an optional kommunalka visit to get a glimpse of these communal living spaces or take an optional tour of St. Petersburg from the water. Lunch and dinner are served aboard as we depart early this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Mandrogy, Russia
Spend a relaxing day cruising Russia’s intricate waterways. Sail the Neva River, then cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake. Cruise the Svir River to Mandrogy where you have some time to explore this museum village. Visit the Vodka Museum or shop for handmade Russian craft items. For a truly immersive experience, try an optional visit to a banya (traditional Russian bath house), or you may choose an optional tour where you will witness and participate in the art of matryoshka doll making. Continue along the Svir’s 139-mile “Blue Route” toward Lake Onega. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Kizhi, Russia
During breakfast, dock at Kizhi Island, located on Lake Onega, Europe’s second largest lake. Set out on a walking tour through the Open Air Museum of Architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, see a collection of wooden houses, windmills and churches representing ancient Russian architecture, highlighted by the famous three-tiered Preobranzhenskaya (Transfiguration) Church, a fairy-tale-like structure built in 1714 without a single nail. Depart Kizhi in the late morning and enjoy the scenery as you continue cruising through the rest of the day. (B, L, D)

Day 7 | Kuzino, Russia
We continue cruising along the Volga-Baltic Waterway. This system of rivers and canals, spanning 229 miles and seven locks, links the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. Arrive in Kuzino, a typical Russian village. Take a guided walk through the historic Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. See several small wooden chapels, the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. You will also have the opportunity to visit a children’s school in Kuzino. Return aboard for an afternoon departure. (B, L, D)

Day 8 | Yaroslavl, Russia
Arrive midafternoon in Yaroslavl, one of the Golden Ring cities that preserves the memory of Russia’s historical events. Tour this ancient town rich in monuments and visit the covered food market where you may shop for handcrafted souvenirs. During your free time, you may visit the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, featuring detailed frescoes and icons. Return to your ship for dinner and an evening departure. (B, L, D)

Day 9 | Uglich, Russia
After breakfast, disembark for a walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, another Golden Ring city. See the former Kremlin of Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitry was mysteriously killed. Then a local family invites you into their home for tea and friendly conversation. Lunch is served aboard the ship; cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 10 | Moscow, Russia
This morning, cruise along the Moscow Canal, approaching Moscow during lunch. Disembark for a half-day city tour. See the famed Bolshoi Theater and stop at Red Square for a view of the brightly colored St. Basil’s Cathedral. You will also get the chance to explore the famous GUM Department Store and experience the city’s Metro. Enjoy an evening performance of traditional Russian folkloric music followed by a late onboard dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 11 | Moscow, Russia
Today you have a full day to further explore Moscow’s many buildings, parks and monuments. This morning, you may want to join a half-day optional to Tretyakov Gallery, the world’s foremost museum of Russian fine art. Lunch is served aboard the ship. This afternoon you may choose to take an optional Jewish Moscow tour, visiting key sites within Moscow that illustrate the history and spirit of the Jewish people who settled there. Or you may also choose to visit the Cosmonaut Museum to see displays about the history of space exploration. Dine aboard, then relax, or take an optional Moscow by Night tour. (B, L, D)

Day 12 | Moscow, Russia
After breakfast, travel to the city’s famous red brick enclosure known as the Kremlin. You’ll go behind its walls to see historic gems like Tsar’s Cannon and Tsar’s Bell, and tour inside two cathedrals. The afternoon is free to relax and explore. Perhaps join an optional tour of Moscow’s oldest museum, the Kremlin Armory, which originated as the royal arsenal in 1508. Or, you may wish to spend some time people watching in Red Square or visit Lenin’s Tomb. You may also choose to visit the Cosmonaut Museum to see displays about the history of space exploration. Return to your ship for a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 13 | Moscow, Russia
After breakfast, disembark. (B)

vid: 1425 | cfid: 61260-cruise

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