Join Annette and Rick Stellhorn, owners of Accent On Travel, on a 12-Night Russian River Cruise.
There is a real sense of accomplishment in creating special memories, new friendships, and successfully orchestrating each component to make the best travel experiences possible! In 25+ years, I have never had a boring day! I have a great sense of curiosity which fits perfectly in making sure the team of Accent On Travel has the newest technology, best services, reputable worldwide contacts, and latest destination information so our clients are those with ‘exceptional vacation memories’. Regardless of who’s lives I touch, I hope to make a positive difference!
As a passionate traveller and business owner for over 25 years, I enjoy working with my team of professional travel consultants to skilfully created seamless and worry-free travel experiences for thousands of vacationers! On a day to day basis, I am fortunate to make a difference in people’s lives through travel. I focus on designing vacation experiences that match the traveller’s unique preferences and desires. Personally, I have toured on all 7 continents, 87 countries, and sailed on more than 92 different ocean cruises, river cruises, and sailing vessels. This world travel experience helps guide our group department and is a resource as I work with clients and staff to provide enriching and meaningful travel experiences.
Russian River Cruise Celebration
July 24-Aug6, 2019
12 Night / 13 Day Russian River Cruise
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's River Victoria’s elegant décor was thoughtfully designed to provide our guests with all the comforts of home during a grand tour of Russia’s imperial cities and timeless landscapes. From Moscow to St. Petersburg, travel in style and comfort as you follow in the footsteps of Peter the Great down the Volga, Neva, and Svir rivers, Russia’s most legendary and scenic waterways.
Our All-Inclusive Cruise includes:
- Roundtrip coach class flights including expected taxes & government fees from DC to Russia. (Subject to 2019 adjustments.) Other departure cities & business class available through Accent On Travel or (-$2K if using your own flights)
- 12 nights on Uniworld’s River Victoria including using the ship as our hotel for 3 days in Moscow & in St Petersburg
- INCLUDED all oversea transfers
- INCLUDED Shore excursions in each port with English speaking guide
- INCLUDED Onboard beverages including 24/7 wine & beer, soft drinks spirits, coffees, teas, and bottled waters
- Unlimited ‘free Wi-Fi’ in rooms & public areas as available.
- INCLUDED tips to onboard staff & guides
- All meals onboard in open seating dining
- Casual apparel (no tie required)
- Pretravel get-together with fellow travelers
- Hosted FROM USA roundtrip by Annette & Rick Stellhorn
Traveler Discount Opportunities off rates below!
- Save $700 or more with “Pay in Full” Discount
(book by June 29th and pay in full at time of deposit)
- Save an added $350+ per room (past Uniworld travelers)
- 1st 3 Singles Window or Balcony save an added $1500+**
RESERVE NOW – Ship has only 60 Staterooms Per Person / Two to a Room Single Rooms
Pricing includes all flights, transfers, tours, drinks, tips & more!
Cat ‘Classic’(135 sq ft) Riverview Panoramic Window Luxury Staterooms $8288 per person $11,188**
Cat ‘Balcony’ (210 sq ft) Luxury Staterooms w/French Balcony $9588 per person $13,288**
Standard Suites (269 sq ft) Upper Level Luxury Staterooms w/French Balcony $11,288 per person
Call for additional Suite availability and rates for doubles or singles.
All rooms are based on availability at the time of deposit. Valid passport & Russian Visa required for travel but not to make deposit.
Cancellation for covered medical reasons/Travel Insurance: +6.5% of trip
Contact Accent On Travel for complete Terms and Conditions (800) 848-3273
DAY 1: Moscow (Embark) Arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. Our group will be transferred together to the ship by a Uniworld representative. Tonight, enjoy dinner on the ship after a brief orientation by the Captain and crew.
DAY 2: Moscow If Russia is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” as Churchill famously said, then Moscow presents an intriguing starting point for cultural discovery. See the city’s most iconic sights (as well as some under-the-radar secrets) with a savvy local expert, both above ground and below. Glamorous, grand, gorgeous and sometimes maddening, Moscow is Russia’s principal city. Founded in 1156, it was the capital of the medieval nation. Moscow lost its status as capital to St. Petersburg under Peter the Great, but it never lost its significance to Russia, and it has reestablished its dominance over the nation’s culture, politics and economy during the past century.
DAY 3: Moscow Adventures await with a whole day in Moscow to explore on your own. Spend the day in Moscow exploring on your own. Return to yesterday’s favorite sites or discover new treasures in this world-class city. You could visit the Pushkin Literary Museum to learn more about Russia’s most famous poet or tour one of the houses in which Leo Tolstoy lived. Perhaps you’d like to take a stroll along Kuznetsky Most, which for centuries has hosted Moscow’s most fashionable shops. Shuttles will run from the ship to the city center for your convenience.
DAY 4: Cruising the Moscow Canal and Volga River, Uglich On today’s excursion to a beautiful Golden Ring city deep in the Russian countryside, you’ll encounter the scene of a centuries-old murder mystery that has become the stuff of legend. While cruising through the 80-mile (128-kilometer) Moscow Canal, you’ll get your first glimpse of rural Russia on your way to Uglich. The canal links the Moskva with the Volga, and its banks near Moscow are lined with bucolic recreation areas that locals enjoy in the summer months. Heading north on the Volga, you’ll come to one of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, as the group of towns that played significant roles in Russian history are known. As you approach the delightful and picturesque town of Uglich in the afternoon, be prepared for a panorama of magnificent architectural monuments.
DAY 5: Yaroslavl, Cruising Lake Rybinsk Credit for Yaroslavl’s well-designed, UNESCO-protected city center goes to none other than Catherine the Great, who was even more than a mighty Russian ruler—she was a forward-thinking urban planner as well. Visit an Orthodox church and a lively market, then kick back aboard a scenic lake cruise. Often called the “Russian Florence” and considered one of Russia’s most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl stretches for miles along the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosi rivers.
DAY 6: Goritsy (Kirillov), Cruising Lake Onega Beyond Russia’s major cities lies a completely different world—the fabled land of Mother Russia, celebrated for centuries in art, songs and great works of literature. Explore two rural villages today for an authentic and unforgettable glimpse of everyday life in a Russian provence. Two tiny villages are your destination today. Goritsy, a farming settlement on the Sheksna River, and Kirillov, which may be small but has extraordinary churches linked to the tsars.
DAY 7: Kizhi Island, Cruising the Svir River To approach the wooden Church of Transfiguration from the water, with its multitude of shingled onion domes and unmistakable silhouette, can be, well, a transformative experience. Step ashore for an up-close view of this incredible church—built without a single nail—and explore the island’s famous open-air museum and its 89 traditional wooden structures. Kizhi Island, which seemingly floats between sky and water in the midst of Lake Onega, is home to one of Russia’s iconic sights, the all-wood Church of Transfiguration.
DAY 8: Cruising the Svir River, Mandrogi, Cruising Lake Ladoga Travel back in time to the 19th century at a reconstructed Russian village populated by talented artisans who make handmade items using old-world materials and techniques. Other highlights today include a rustic shashlik picnic lunch onshore and a cruise on a pristine freshwater lake. A reconstructed village on the shore of the Svir River, Mandrogi illustrates the traditions and lifestyles of Russia’s past.
DAY 9: St. Petersburg With its grand Italian architectures and austere Nordic setting, St. Petersburg is a city of canals, palaces and cathedrals that presents a glorious juxtaposition of East and West. See the sights by land as well as water, then experience an art form that is quintessentially Russian—an evening at the ballet. The brainchild of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg was built on 42 islands on the Neva delta, in what was essentially a swamp. The tsar lavished on it all the might, ambition and money at his disposal, importing the finest architects from Italy, the greatest decorative artists and the most celebrated painters: The result is an extraordinarily beautiful city.
DAY 10: St. Petersburg Cross the threshold of the summer residence of the tsars—the lavishly decorated Catherine Palace—where you’ll see opulent staterooms and the near mythic Amber Room, meticulously restored to its former glory. Dine on traditional Russian fare at a local restaurant, then spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. On your second day in St. Petersburg, you’ll enjoy a guided tour through splendid Catherine Palace and Park. Once the summer residence of the tsars, it is a masterwork of rococo architecture. Then, spend the rest of your day on your own exploring more of this beautiful city or join a tour to Peterhof Gardens—a treat for anyone interested in landscape design.
DAY 11: St. Petersburg Spend your last day in St. Petersburg at what many experts consider the finest art museum in the world, the legendary Hermitage, a former residence of the tsars that’s now home to a massive and mind-boggling collection of priceless works of art. Your final day in St. Petersburg finds you with an appropriately imperial excursion: a guided tour through the world-famous Hermitage Museum. It is the crown jewel of the city and is located in the former home of the tsars, the Winter Palace.
DAY 12: St. Petersburg (Disembark) You have sampled culinary delights, explored history and experienced the best of life along the Volga River. Now the journey comes to a close and it’s time to disembark the ship. Our group will transfer to the airport together in time for our departure for our flight home. Transfers, if purchased through Accent On Travel will take you back to your original meeting location.