Going on Russia cruise tour from St. Petersburg to Moscow means not only discovering two capitals in one trip, but also getting familiar with rural Russian culture. Take a step back in time, to the 15th centure, cruising to the port of Kizhi Island with it's well-preserved wooden structures. See the provincial village of Uglich, one of the famous Golden Ring cities. Explore the Valaam Monastery, known for its natural beauty. Enjoy all this cultural heritage not only inside by also from the water.
Learning about provincial Russian lifestyle. Visiting amazing village of Mandrogi and seeing how "matryoshkas" are made and other traditional crafts.
Later visiting Lodeynoye Pole: scenic town locatesdon the left bank of the Svir river and Alexander-Svirsky Monastery (found in 1508 and located between two lakes).
Kizhi is 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.
You will visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its magnificent architecture and fascinates the visitors by its wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons and majestic churches.
Uglich – one of the cities of Golden Ring. Stroll around town, visiting the modern museum of the history of Russian hydropower. Later visiting another nice town Myshkin – known for lots of art objects connected to Mouse ("Mysh" in Russian means Mouse)