Ingvar, Waterways of the Tsars ex Moscow to St Petersburg – 04 Jul 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 Ingvar - Main Deck

Viking Ingvar - Middle Deck

Viking Ingvar - 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: 430 ft
  • Maiden Voyage: 1989
  • Refurbished: 2001
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 199
  • Crew Nationality: European
  • Officer Nationality: European
  • Dining Staff Nationality: European

Ship Facilities

  • Library
  • Laundry Service
  • Doctor Onboard
  • Lounge and Two Bars
  • Boutique
  • Sun Deck
  • Restaurant
  • Walk-Around Promenade Deck
  • Free Internet Service


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
04 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia
05 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia
06 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia
07 Jul '21
Moscow, Russia
08 Jul '21
Uglich, Russia
09 Jul '21
Yaroslavl, Russia
10 Jul '21
Kuzino, Russia
10 Jul '21
Volga-Baltic Waterway, Russia
11 Jul '21
Kizhi, Russia
12 Jul '21
Svir River, Russia
13 Jul '21
St Petersburg, Russia
14 Jul '21
St Petersburg, Russia
15 Jul '21
St Petersburg, Russia
16 Jul '21
St Petersburg, 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 Moscow to St Petersburg aboard Viking Ingvar.

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 | Moscow, Russia
Arrive in Moscow and embark your ship. After boarding, you have free time to relax before dinner. (D)

Day 2 | Moscow, Russia
Relax this morning and enjoy an early lunch before your half-day tour of Moscow. See the famed Bolshoi Theater and stop at Red Square for a view of the brightly colored St. Basil’s Cathedral and a visit to the famous GUM Department Store. You will also get the chance to experience the city’s Metro. Stay in the city center for an evening performance of traditional Russian folkloric music. (B, L, D)

Day 3 | Moscow, Russia
Today you have a full day to further explore Moscow’s many buildings, parks and monuments. Or you may choose an optional experience: Take a morning tour to Tretyakov Gallery, the world’s foremost museum of Russian fine art. This afternoon you may visit the Cosmonaut Museum with displays that trace the history of space exploration or take a Jewish Moscow tour, illustrating the history and spirit of the Jewish people who settled in the city. Dine aboard for dinner, then relax or take an optional Moscow by Night tour. (B, L, D)

Day 4 | 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 Canon and Tsar’s Bell, and tour inside two cathedrals. Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moscow Canal after lunch as we depart the city. (B, L, D)

Day 5 | Uglich, Russia
We cruise through the morning. After lunch, disembark for your walking tour through the provincial village of Uglich, one of the Golden Ring cities that preserve the memory of Russia’s historical events. 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. Depart before dinner; cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Yaroslavl, Russia
Arrive this morning in Yaroslavl, another Golden Ring city. 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 lunch and departure. (B, L, D)

Day 7 | Kuzino, Russia
We dock this morning in Kuzino, a typical Russian village. From here, you visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397. Take a guided walk through the monastery’s historic grounds, seeing 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 to your ship for lunch and an afternoon departure. Spend the remainder of the day 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. (B, L, D)

Day 8 | Kizhi, Russia
We cruise through the morning, admiring the tranquil waters of Lake Onega, Europe’s second largest lake, and arrive this afternoon at the island village of Kizhi. 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 in the evening and cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

Day 9 | Mandrogy, Russia
Spend a relaxing day cruising Russia’s intricate waterways. Sail the scenic Svir River, traveling the 139-mile “Blue Route” as it takes you southwest from Lake Onega. Stop in Mandrogy and take 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, then cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake, on your way to the Neva River. All meals are served aboard your ship. (B, L, D)

Day 10 | St. Petersburg, Russia
Sail on the Neva River into St. Petersburg early this morning. After a leisurely breakfast, visit the Winter Palace to tour 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 11 | 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. Return to your ship for lunch. After lunch embark on a city tour; see noted sights including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. Dine aboard, then relax or attend an optional evening folkloric performance. (B, L, D)

Day 12 | St. Petersburg, Russia
You have the day 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, with 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. (B, L, D)

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

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