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Russia's smalltown surprises: Cruising adventure part three

17:30 AEST Sat Aug 24 2013
Scenic Tours has taken great advantage of Russia opening up and Jules got to enjoy it in a perfect and luxurious way.

He travelled from Moscow on board Scenic Tours' new boutique The Scenic Tsar. It is the first ship to be granted registration in Russia in 25 years. The Russian Maritime Authority classifies "new build" as one that is at least 80 percent new.

Scenic Tsar has undergone a total reconstruction, the most extensive ever undertaken in Russia and funded by Scenic Tours.

Four days of exploring Moscow was a real eye-opener and was the perfect curtain raiser for the 2000km journey along the Volga River to St Petersburg.

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