My husband, Ray, and I wanted to see if river cruising fit our travel style. We chose the St. Peterburg-Moscow cruise-tour “Waterways of the Czars” from Viking River Cruises (800/304-9616) primarily because it included Yaroslavl and offered an optional tour to Sergiev Posad, both Golden Ring cities in Russia. For the two of us, the cost of our trip, June 23-July 6, 2012, was $14,681, including air from Orlando.
Our experience was good but very different from the small-group tours we’re used to.
The ship, the 210-passenger Viking Truvor, was also our hotel. Our cabin, No. 322... CONTINUE READING »