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St. Petersburg - Moscow by "Volga Dream" Cruise Only

7 days
6 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Double Occupancy, per person:

$1,800.00 ( Standard Twin )
$2,500.00 (Superior Twin)
$3,000.00 (Deluxe Double)
$3,200.00 (Deluxe Twin)
$4,000.00 (Junior Suite)
$4,800.00 (Deluxe Jr. Suite)
$6,300.00 (Owner's Suite)

high season Supplement  $500

Dates:

Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017 high
Jun 17, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 high
Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 low
Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 14, 2017 low
Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 low
Sep 02, 2017 - Sep 08, 2017 low
Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 low
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017 low

Ships & Cabins:

Included:

Accommodation on board
Full board during the cruise
Daily sightseeing 
Wines, beer and soft drinks included with all lunches and dinners
Fascinating lectures by Russian professors about Russian history and politics
Diverse range of cultural activities aboard MS Volga Dream (I)

Itinerary:

VOLGA DREAM COMES TRUE.....

Unique experience for a discriminating traveler, MS Volga Dream is a boutique, luxury, family owned and operated riverboat.

Intimate ship with only 100 passengers onboard is like a private club where all members share spacious open decks, inviting restaurants, bars and other social spaces and pampered by a personalized attention of the crew members, selected and trained by the ship owner.

Unlike other river boats offering only onboard accommodations and moored on the outskirts in both cities, Volga Dream provides 5* centrally located hotels before and after the cruise in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It allows you to make the best of your free time: explore famous landmarks, attend evening performances and enjoy best restaurants.

Thoughtfully decorated cabins and staterooms come with en suite bathrooms with separate shower, a/c, minibar, safe, satellite TV, access to hi-speed satellite Wi-Fi and many other facilities.

Gourmet dining experience rivals the best restaurants and offers the best samples of Russian and European cuisine, prepared with love and expert attention of highly skilled chefs, complete with unlimited wine, soft drinks, freshly baked bread.

Each day is a unique opportunity to explore the grandeur of two capitals: Moscow and St. Petersburg and enchanting Russian countryside with its small fairy tale-like towns and villages.

Shore excursions are led by professional expert guides and conducted in small groups with personalized attention to every group member. The size of the group is 25 people in Gold Program and 15 people in Platinum program. The program includes Visit to the Armory, Diamond Fund and Leo Tolstoy memorial house in Moscow, Special early entrance to the Hermitage museum, visit to magnificent Pavlovsk, Yusupov and Catherine’s palaces in St. Petersburg

The ship ensures a fascinating opportunity to enrich your knowledge of Russian culture by offering cooking demonstrations, Russian language lessons, documentary films, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov piano concerts, matrioshka paining classes, Russian costumed dinner with vodka tasting and many other activities.

Treat yourself to the famous Russian hospitality and let your Volga Dream come true!

ITINERARY:

Day 1  : St. Petersburg

Welcome Aboard. Dinner is served in the evening.

Day 2  : Mandrogui

Be on the deck as we navigate the Svir River toward Lake Ladoga, Europe's largest freshwater lake, past a shoreline dotted with graceful willows, alder trees and stately pines. Step ashore for a brief visit to the vacation village of Mandrogi to experience daily life in a quaint wooden village.

Day 3  : Kizhi Island

This afternoon explore a tiny, picturesque island of Kizhy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Lake Onega. The open-air Museum of Architecture includes the Church of the Transfiguration, a unique onion-domed masterpiece built without a single metal nail and resembling something out of a Russian fairy tale.

Day 4  : Goritsy

Early this morning we cross Lake Beloye, or the White Lake, formerly known as the “tsar’s fishing grounds”. Arrive in the peaceful village of Goritsy to tour the fortress-like Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery with magnificent frescoes by one of the Russia's most renowned icon painters. Return to the ship for a late lunch. After lunch you will return to your ship and set sail in the direction of St. Petersburg along the Volga Baltic Canal. The Volga Baltic Canal is a series of canals and rivers that connect the Volga river to the Baltic Sea.

Day 5  : Yaroslavl

This morning visit the oldest city on the Volga River, Yaroslavl, a World Heritage site. In the Spassky Monastery see the Transfiguration of the Savior, adorned with murals depicting St. John's apocalyptic visions, and the richly frescoed Church of St. Elijah the Prophet. There will be time to stroll the lively farm market before reboarding the Volga Dream in time for lunch.

Day 6  : Uglich

We arrive this afternoon in Uglich, dating back to the 10th century. A walking tour of this Golden Ring city includes the Chapel of Dimitry, a 17th-century treasure built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s 10-year old son met his death. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration, noted for its beautiful iconostasis, and attend a concert of choral music.

Day 7  : Moscow

Disembark upon arrival to Moscow