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Russian River Cruise on M/S "Volga Dream" (Cruise Only)

7 days
6 nights

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Double Occupancy, per person:

$ 2,300.00 ( Standard Twin)
$ 4,500.00 (Standard Single)
$ 3,000.00 (Superior Stateroom)
$ 3,500.00 (Deluxe Double)
$ 3,700.00 (Deluxe Twin)
$ 5,000.00 (Deluxe Single)
$ 3,495.00 (Junior Suite)
$ 4,500.00 (Deluxe Jr. Suite)
$ 5,300.00 (Deluxe Jr. Suite)
$ 6,800.00 (Owner's Suite)

 

Dates:

Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 
Jul 07, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 
Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 
Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019 
Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 

Cabin Description:

Included:

6 nights aboard MS Volga Dream
Sightseeing Daily with English-speaking guide
Group size: 20-25 pax  
All meals + complementary house wine and soft drinks, lunch and dinner on board MS Volga Dream
Amenities 25+ hours of the Russian Workshop (Discussions, Classes, Concerts, Films & Performances)
4 lectures by a Russian Professor
24 hour coffee station with complementary tea, coffee and snacks
Welcome fruit basket
Bottled water supply replenished daily
Port charges, local taxes, fuel surcharge

Itinerary:

Russian Cruise Journey on M/S Volga Dream is a dream come true...

A luxury ship for 109 passengers with 56 well appointed cabins, each, with either a window (Sun Deck, Promenade Deck, Main Deck) or porthole (Cabin Deck). All cabins are equipped with state of the art amenities: air conditioning, mini-bar, safe deposit box, telephone, flat screen TV offering international satellite TV programs, and radio music channels. The passengers are catered by a crew of 60 professionals. All of your meals are included onboard and each is carefully planned from a varied menu of Russian and European recipes. Your stateroom will offer a river view from a large picture window, private shower and bathroom facilities and individual climate control. Your boat has an elegant dining room, a lounge with bar and a spacious sun deck- all with spectacular views. We highly recommend spending several days in Moscow and St. Petersburg before and after the cruise. This is a cruise only itinerary.

Day 1  : MOSCOW

Check in on M/S Volga Dream upon arrival. Gather for the Captain's welcome reception and dinner as we begin our cruise. Volga Dream Experience: Bread, Salt & Vodka Welcome Aboard Ceremony (B, D) 

Day 2  : UGLICH

After a full day of cruising through forested countryside, dock in the ancient trading town of Uglich, one of the spokes of Russia’s renowned Golden Ring. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591, and attend an enchanting concert of choral music at St. John’s Church. Volga Dream Experience: Documentary Film “Construction of the Moscow Canal” (B, L, D)

Day 3  : YAROSLAVL

Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in central Russia and the Volga’s first port. In the Spassky Monastery see the Transfiguration of the Savior and admire the mosaics at the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Take part in a costumed reception at the governor’s house, and then re-board the MS Volga Dream  in time for lunch. Volga Dream Experience: Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony & Russian Cooking Class (B, L, D)

Day 4  : GORITSY

In the tiny settlement of Goritsy, visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397, and now home to one of the best collections of Russian icons in the world. After a guided tour, continue cruising toward majestic Lake Onega. Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting (B, L, D)

Day 5  : KIZHI

The Kareliya region, which spans the area from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, is a vast wilderness of forest and water. Discover Lake Onega, fed by 58 rivers and home to 1,369 islands, including Kizhi. See a collection of ancient Russian wooden houses and windmills, and the famous Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail. Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov (B, L, D) 

Day 6  : SVIR RIVER AND THE VILLAGE OF MANDROGI

While cruising along the 139-mile-long Svir River, appreciate the quiet understated beauty of a region that has long inspired artists and poets. The ship passes quaint riverside hamlets before reaching Lake Ladoga. Step ashore for a brief visit to the vacation village of Mandrogi to experience daily life in a quaint wooden village on your own. Volga Dream Experience: Barbeque on the Open Deck (B, L, D)

Day 7  : ST. PETERSBURG

Disembark after breakfast

Notes:

Max. group size for sightseeing 20-25 people