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Luxury Volga Cruise on M/S "Volga Dream" (Gold)

13 days
12 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Double Occupancy, Per Person :

2017
$ 3,295.00 (Standard Twin Cabin Deck)
$ 3,995.00 (Superior Stateroom Main Deck)
$ 4,495.00 (Dlx Dbl Promenade Deck)
$ 4,695.00 (Dlx Twin Sun Deck)
$ 5,495.00 (Jr Suite Promenade and Sun Decks)
$ 6,295.00 (Dlx Jr. Suite Sun Deck)
$ 7,795.00 (Owners Suite Promenade Deck)
$ 1,900.00 (Single Supplement in Standard)
2018
$ 4,995.00 (Standard Twin Cabin Deck)
$ 5,795.00 (Superior Stateroom - Main Deck)
$ 6,395.00 (Deluxe Stateroom - Promenade Deck)
$ 6,595.00 (Deluxe Stateroom - Sun Deck)
$ 7,495.00 (Junior Suite - Promenade & Sun Deck)
$ 8,395.00 (Deluxe Junior Suite - Sun Deck)
$10,095.00 (Owner's Suite - Promenade Deck)
$ 7,495.00 (Standard Single - Promenade Deck)
$ 8,395.00 (Deluxe Single - Sun Deck)

Supplement for Sep 01 - Sep 15:
$300.00 (2017)
$300.00 (Standard Twin Cabin Deck)
$300.00 (Superior Stateroom Main Deck)
$300.00 (Dlx Dbl Promenade Deck)
$300.00 (Dlx Twin Sun Deck)
$300.00 (Jr Suite Promenade and Sun Decks)
$300.00 (Dlx Jr. Suite Sun Deck)
$300.00 (Owners Suite Promenade Deck)
$300.00 (Single Supplement in Standard)
$300.00 (2018)
$300.00 (Standard Twin Cabin Deck)
$300.00 (Superior Stateroom - Main Deck)
$300.00 (Deluxe Stateroom - Promenade Deck)
$300.00 (Deluxe Stateroom - Sun Deck)
$300.00 (Junior Suite - Promenade & Sun Deck)
$300.00 (Deluxe Junior Suite - Sun Deck)
$300.00 (Owner's Suite - Promenade Deck)
$300.00 (Standard Single - Promenade Deck)
$300.00 (Deluxe Single - Sun Deck)


High Season 2017 Supplement - $500 per person

Dates:

-  2017
May 25, 2017 - Jun 06, 2017 high
Jun 20, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017 high
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 high
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 high
Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017 low
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 low
Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 05, 2017 high
Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017 high
Sep 21, 2017 - Oct 03, 2017 high
-  2018
May 18, 2018 - May 30, 2018 
Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 
Jul 28, 2018 - Aug 09, 2018 
Aug 21, 2018 - Sep 02, 2018 
Sep 02, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018 
Sep 20, 2018 - Oct 02, 2018 

Ships & Cabins:

Hotels:

Marriott Aurora Royal Hotel 5*
Kempinski Moika 22 5*

Included:

Accommodation in exquisite 5-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Daily sightseeing in small groups of never more than 20-25 guests
Visits to the Kremlin, Red Square, Armory and Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
Visits to the magnificent Hermitage, Peterhof and Catherine’s palace in St. Petersburg
Meals per itinerary
House wines, beer and soft drinks included with all lunches and dinners
4 fascinating lectures by Russian professors about Russian history and politics
Diverse range of cultural activities aboard MS Volga Dream

Itinerary:

Luxury Volga Dream cruise GOLD program combines the best of Moscow and St. Petersburg and a deluxe cruise on the Volga. This journey is ideal for individual travelers and small groups looking to explore both the Russian countryside and the treasures of Russia's grandest cities.

Day 1  : MOSCOW

Arrive in Moscow to begin you Volga Dream cruise tour. Transfer to the deluxe Marriott Aurora 5* located in the historic city centre within a walking distance to the famous Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. In the evening meet for the warm-up meeting with your guide (hotel lobby from 6pm to 9pm) or spend the rest of the day resting or exploring central Moscow on your own.

Day 2  : MOSCOW

City Tour / Red Square / GUM Department Store / Novodevichy Cemetery / 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 
After breakfast enjoy an orientation city tour of Moscow and visit to the famous Novodevichi Cemetery which holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore Moscow on your own or seek out a cultural performance at one of the city’s renowned venues. City tour includes: Red Square walking tour, St. Basil's Cathedral (photo stop w/oentrance), GUM Department Store (entrance), Cathedral of Christ the Savior (entrance if  time and availability allows), Novodevichy Cemetery (entrance). (B)

Day 3  : MOSCOW

Kremlin / Armoury Museum / 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 
This morning visit the Kremlin and the Armoury Museum to view its collection of opulent coronation finery, hand-forged armour and weapons, royal carriages  and sleighs, and dazzling Faberge eggs. Continue to the beautifully frescoed 15th-century Assumption and Archangel cathedrals. Balance of the day is at leisure for independent exploration or optional tours at  your choice. (B) 

Day 4  : MOSCOW

Tretyakov Gallery / Metro Ride / Embarkation on the Volga Dream / 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm
Check-out from your hotel and proceed to Tretyakov Gallery, the first museum dedicated exclusively to Russian fine art. After lunch explore Moscow’s Metro, known for its architectural splendour and transfer to the awaiting luxurious MS Volga Dream  to begin sailing along the Russian waterways. 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 5  : 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 6  : 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 7  : 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 8  : 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 9  : 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 10  : ST. PETERSBURG

City Tour / Peter and Paul Fortress / Hermitage Museum / 9:30am – 5:30pm
Arrive in St. Petersburg via the Neva River and disembark the MS Volga Dream . Enjoy a city tour of St. Petersburg, including Peter and Paul Fortress, burial place of the Romanov monarchs, and Nevsky Prospect, where fine shops, cafes, and museums are found. Following lunch enter the renowned Hermitage Museum, home to one of the most important collections of European art in the world. This evening check-in at the five-star Kempinski Moika 22. City Tour includes: Peter & Paul Cathedral (entrance), Split of Basil Island (walking tour), St. Isaac Cathedral (photo stop), Spilled Blood Church (photo stop), Nevskiy Prospekt drive. (B, L)

Day 11  : ST. PETERSBURG

Peterhof: Park and Bath Cottage / 10:00am – 3:00pm
Begin today at the meticulously restored Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, often cited as the Versailles of Russia. Visit the authentic Bath Cottage and stroll in the vast Lower Park with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and four cascades, majestic palaces and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. After lunch at a countryside restaurant, the balance of the day is at leisure for independent exploration. (B)

Day 12  : ST. PETERSBURG

Catherine’s Palace / Amber Room / Podvorie Restaurant / 9:30am – 5:30pm
This morning travel to Catherine the Great’s Palace, which houses the extraordinary Amber Room, its six tons of solid amber deftly carved and framed in gold leaf. Once deemed the “eighth wonder of the world,” the room was stripped by the Nazis in 1941, but majestically reconstructed in honour of St. Petersburg’s 300th birthday. After lunch at Podvorie, a restaurant in a traditional Russian log house, return to St. Petersburg and spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 13  : ST. PETERSBURG

This morning check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)