Viking Ingvar underwent refurbishment in 2013. This adult-only ship accommodates 199 guests and boasts sweeping river views, hotel-style amenities, and a casual atmosphere with an attentive crew. Spend your days onboard at the social hub of the ship, the Sun Deck. Top up your tan, indulge in a cocktail, or immerse yourself in a book whilst marvelling at panoramic views. Take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi access and check in with friends and family back home. Pick up a souvenir in the unique onboard boutique shop. Inspire your next trip with a travel book from the library. Discover the spacious cabins and staterooms spread across three specially appointed decks all equipped with spectacular outside views and private bathrooms. Those guests staying on the upper and middle deck also have the added luxury of a private balcony. All suites and staterooms feature a large picture window that opens and a hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration. See Russia's favourite ports in comfort and style aboard Viking Ingvar.
Enjoy your meals in the breathtaking Restaurant. With panoramic windows, gaze at your surrounds as you indulge in regional specialities and contemporary cuisine in the casual yet elegant atmosphere. With high-quality table linens, china, cutlery, and glassware at every meal you're guaranteed to have an enjoyable dining experience every time.
Find the Panorama Bar situated on the Upper Deck and enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you marvel at the surrounding scenery and sail to your next destination. Take the chance to discover panoramic views from Sky Bar located on the Sun Deck. Make the start of each destination visit memorable by sampling a refreshing drink as you sail to your next historic port of call.
Treat yourself to a memento from your trip in the onboard boutique filled to the brim with interesting and unique items. Inspire yourself with a travel book from the Library and head up to the shaded Sun Deck to watch the world go by. Top up your tan or sample the wide range of refreshing drinks in the Sky Bar or Panorama Bar.
Day 1: Fly UK to Moscow, Russia
Fly from your selected UK airport to Moscow, Russia and be transferred to the port to embark on board Viking Ingvar.
Day 2-4: Moscow, Russia
The capital of Russia, Moscow thrives with artistry, history and majesty. The orthodox architecture in Moscow will take your breath away; visit Red Square where you'll be amazed by the beautiful domes of St Basil's Cathedral. The State Tretyakov Gallery is home to a wide range of historic Russian art collections and a place to enjoy the traditional culture. Familiarise yourself with the local culture by heading to the Bolshoi Theatre which shows world-famous opera and ballet performances.
Day 5: Uglich, Russia
Uglich is an historic town in Russia which stands on the Volga River. The Kremlin of Uglich is a top location for tourists; consisting of seven buildings, the oldest among them is the Princely Chamber, a unique monument of civil architecture built in the 15th century. Visit the church of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, which was built in 1689-90 by a local merchant; a fantastic place to discover local history. This small town also has 12 museums to explore, including the Museum of the History of Russian Vodka, the Museum of City Life, and the Rooster Park Museum.
Day 6: Yaroslavl, Russia
Yaroslavl is the second largest city in central Russia after Moscow. The historical centre of the city is located at the river confluence, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The religious architecture in Yaroslavl will take your breath away; in particular, the emerald-domed Church of Elijah the Prophet and the gliding towers of the Assumption Cathedral, which has views not to be missed. Keep an eye on the time; the Monument to Bear statue gives a loud uproar on the hour every hour!
Day 7: Kuzino, Russia
Kuzino is a small village located on the right bank of the Northern Dvina river. The village serves as a stop-off point for visitors of the nearby Kirillo Belozersky Monastery - an expansive 14th century monastery. Located on the bank of Lake Siverskoye, the monastery's walled area comprises two separate priories with 11 churches, some dating back as far as the 15th century. Today, the monastery is a museum which features a large collection of paintings, artefacts, icons, and manuscripts that focus on the region’s folk traditions.
Day 8: Kizhi, Russia
Kizhi is an island near the centre of Lake Onega in western Russia. The most popular attraction on the island is Kizhi Pogost, which consists of two 18th century churches and a bell tower. It's famous for its beauty and longevity, despite being built exclusively of wood; today it is one of Russia’s greatest open-air museums. The main point of interest here is the 22-dome Transfiguration Church, built in 1714; the steel domes are a breath-taking sight. Kizhi is especially beautiful during the long northern summer, when the church domes shine with a mysterious light.
Day 9: Mandrogy, Russia
Mandrogy was reconstructed in 1996 as an open-air museum after being destroyed in World War II and disappearing from maps for years. Today, it displays the beauty of traditional Russian villages through the brightly painted pine log houses, windmills and unique architecture. The most popular attraction is the vodka museum which displays over 2500 different vodkas and offers guests the opportunity to sample its products.
Day 10-12: St. Petersburg
St Petersburg is one of Russia's most iconic cities. From its ornate palaces and beautiful bridges to its glistening canals and picture-postcard sights - there is plenty to see around every corner. Visit the Palace Square to admire the amazing Winter Palace, gaze in awe at the gilded cupola of St Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the fountains at Peterhof Palace. Marvel at artworks by the grand masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, El Greco and Rembrandt at the Hermitage Museum. Indulge in retail therapy at the eclectic mix of shops at the Nevsky Prospect. A visit to the Conservatoire Theatre to see a Russian ballet show or a boat trip along the city's rivers and canals are the perfect way to spend the evening.
Day 13: St. Petersburg to UK
Disembark in St. Petersburg, Russia and be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.