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Volga River Cruise from St.-Petersburg on M/S ★M. Rostropovich★

8 days
7 nights

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EARLY BOOKING 10% DISCOUNT
MUST BE BOOKED BY 12/31/2018

$ 2,375.00 (Standard (Main Deck)
$ 2,500.00 (Standard (Middle Deck)
$ 2,625.00 (Deluxe (Main Deck)
$ 2,750.00 (Junior Suite (Main Deck)
$ 3,250.00 (Bolshoi Suite (Middle Deck)
$ 3,625.00 (Mariinski Suite (Middle Deck)
$ 3,700.00 (Hermitage Suite (Sun Deck)
$ 4,490.00 (Imperial Suite (Middle deck)

 

Dates:

May 11, 2019 - May 18, 2019 
May 25, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019 
Jun 08, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 
Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 10, 1019 
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 07, 2017 
Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019 10% discount
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 10% discount

Cabin Description:

Included:

• Onboard guides’ services during the cruise 
• Excursion programme detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional
tours are available onboard).
• Daily multilingual entertainment on board: concerts, lessons,
master classes, movies, Welcome Bread and Sault Ceremony,
captain’s cocktail and dinner.
• Handling the luggage on board.
• Use of cabin safe.
• Visa Support Letter.

NOT INCLUDED:
• Transfers to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation
• Travel insurances.
• Optional excursions (available on board).
• Gratuities ($12 per person per day).
• Personal spendings.

CABIN NUMBERS:
• Cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at $100

  • supplement per person per cruise when booking.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : St. Petersburg

Dinner on board Transfer airport – ship (optional), bread and salt ceremony, check-in from 2 p.m., information briefing, p.m. - entertainment in the bars

Saint Petersburg is a fascinating city founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. It is one of the biggest cultural and scientific centers in the world with very rich history, traditions and a promising future. A sightseeing tour will allow you to get acquainted with the city center with views of the elegant buildings and bridges of Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Strelka, Rosstral Columns, Fontanka, Canal Griboyedova, the Palace Square, Winter Palace, Summer Gardens and other remarkable landmarks. The tour includes St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress. Hotel registration and free the rest of the day.

Day 2  : St. Petersburg

Breakfast and Welcome dinner on board, lunch in the city. City tour of St. Petersburg wth visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Lunch in the city. Hermitage tour after lunch. Captain's cocktail onboard.

Day 3  : Mandrogui

Breakfast and Ukrainian dinner on board, lunch in the village (BBQ)Tour of Mandrogui and barbeque lunch in the village.

The village Verkhnie Mandrogui is situated 270 km away from Saint Petersburg, on the left bank of River Svir, between lakes Ladoga and Onega. The village was completely destroyed during WWII. In 1996 it was recreated to present the traditions and crafts of Old Russia. Here you can find several masterpieces of wooden architecture. One of the features here is the Vodka Museum which showcases hundreds of different brands and flavors of the favorite Russian drink. Enjoy walks along the village and through the forest until late in the afternoon.

Day 4  : Kizhi

Kizhi tour and visit to Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture. Breakfast, lunch and Pirate dinner on board
The Kizhi museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Russia; a unique historical, cultural and natural complex. Kizhi Pogost is an architectural museum containing numerous structures including several churches, a number of log houses, windmills, chapels, saunas, and other buildings. The most important single structure is the wooden Transfiguration Church with its 22 domes. Its walls are built of pine logs and the shingles on the roof are aspen. It was built in 1714 and is one of the tallest log structures in the world. UNESCO has designated Kizhi as a World Heritage Site.

Day 5  : Goritsy

Upon arrival, transfer to Kirillov and visit Monastery of St. Cyril. Breakfast, lunch and Russian dinner on board.

Goritsy is a village known for Europe's largest Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. The monastery was founded in 1397 by St. Kirill who abandoned his secular life to become closer to God. The village of Goritsy itself is populated by just 600 people who live in traditional painted wooden dwellings and continue to make a living today through fishing and farming. Walking around the peaceful back roads of the village you can see beautiful houses decorated with intricate wooden carvings.

Day 6  : Uglich

Today our ship arrives to one of the oldest cities in central Russia - Uglich. City tour of Uglich, including a visit to Uglich Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church and Transfiguration Cathedral. Breakfast, lunch and farewell Captain's dinner on board.

Uglich is one of the oldest Golden Ring towns, located on the banks of the Volga River. It was founded in 937 as a border fortress of Moscow Principality. The most prominent events in the history of Russia happened in Uglich. Prince Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, died here in the end of the 16th century. After his death, the Ryuriks were replaced by the Romanov family, who originally came to this ancient town. During the Uglich city tour you will visit many sites of ancient history and architecture, among which are the Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior.

Day 7  : Moscow

Moscow city tour, Kremlin with the visit of 1 Cathedral. Breakfast and lunch on board, dinner in the city

City Tour of Moscow will offer excellent views of the Kremlin, Red Square, Kitay Gorod, Tverskaya, Arbat, and Zamoskvorechje. Later we will visit the Red Square and the Kremlin with its golden domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State Historical Museum, the elegant arcades of the GUM department store, and many other landmarks. Inside the Kremlin the main attractions are the three Cathedrals of the Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel, which date back to the 15-16th centuries. Other landmarks are Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Hall of Facets, Terem Place, and the Great Kremlin Palace - the official residence of Russian presidents.

Day 8  : Moscow

Check-out till 11 a.m., transfer to the airport (optional). Breakfast on board

Notes:

Full board: three meals per day (from dinner on the arrival day to breakfast on the departure day).


• Breakfast and lunch are buffet style, dinner is with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather forecast).

• Water is included for all meals at the restaurant plus 1 bottle daily in a cabin (0.33 L per person), one glass of house wine per person for each dinner.

• Coffee station for early risers.

• Welcome Bread and Salt Ceremony (arrival day), Welcome cocktail (after the start of the navigation), Russian, Slavic and Pirate thematic dinners as well as Welcome dinner onboard, Captain’s farewell dinner with a special menu, Cocktail Party.


1) Breakfast onboard is buffet style. Water in pitches is provided for breakfast. Buffet line offers cocoa, milk and juice in assortment, as well as numerous hot and cold dishes to guest’s choice. Tea/coffee is served to the table.

2) Lunch onboard is buffet style. Water in pitches is provided for lunch, while tea/coffee is served to the table.

3) Dinner onboard is served according to the menu:

  • Starter;
  • Main course (a choice of 3 dishes - meat, fish or vegetarian);
  • Dessert (3 variants to choose from).
  • Water in pitches as well as 1 glass of red/white wine or juice is provided for
  • each dinner. Tea/coffe is served to the table.

The following events are organized for guests onboard the ship:

• Welcome Bread and Salt Ceremony on the embarkation day.
• Welcome cocktail including 1 glass of champagne or juice per pax.
• Russian Tea Ceremony with tea and Russian pies and Vodka Show with vodka and blini tasting.
• Cocktail party - once per tour - 1 cocktail to choose from 3 variants.
• Captain’s dinner with upscale menu.
• Mulled wine (during cold weather)/ice tea (during hot weather)
upon returning to ship after shore excursions.
Any other drinks can be purchased additionally at the restaurant or at the bar onboard.

Included services:
∙ Transfers
∙ Handling the luggage in river ports and on board.
∙ Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation.
∙ English\French\German\Spanish\Italian speaking board guides.
∙ Onboard entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars at nights, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
∙ Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available onboard).
∙ Use of cabin safe.

Included meals:
Full board: three meals per day (from dinner on the arrival day to breakfast on the departure day):
1) Breakfast onboard is buffet style. Water in pitchers is provided for breakfast, while tea / coffee is served to the table. Buffet line has cocoa, milk and juice in assortment, as well as numerous hot and cold dishes to guest’s choice.
2) Lunch onboard is buffet style. Water in pitchers is provided for lunch, while tea / coffee is served to the table.
3) Dinner onboard is served according to the menu:

∙ Starter;
∙ Main course (a choice of 3 dishes – meat, fish or vegetarian);
∙ Dessert (a choice of 2 variants or fruit).

Water in pitchers is provided for dinner, while tea / coffee is served to the table. 1 glass of red/white wine or juice is included for each dinner.

NB: During stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg the menu is fixed (no choice of dishes).

During the navigation days of the cruise a choice of main course/dessert is provided – guests choose dishes for the next day each previous day.
∙ 1 bottle of still water (0.33 L per person per day) is provided in cabins.
∙ There is a coffee station onboard available for guests from 06:00 till breakfast, from 10:00 till 12:00, from 16:00 till 18:00 and from 21:00 till 23:00. Coffee station includes coffee, decaf, hot water, milk,
cocoa, packed tea, sugar, sweetener and cookies.

The following events are organized for guests onboard the ship:
∙ Welcome Bread and Salt Ceremony on the embarkation day.
∙ Welcome cocktail including 1 glass of champagne or juice per pax.
∙ Russian Tea Ceremony with tea and Russian pies and Vodka Show with vodka and blini tasting.
∙ Cocktail party – once per tour – 1 cocktail to choose out of 3 variants per 1 pax.
∙ Captain’s dinner with upscale menu.
∙ BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather conditions).
∙ Mulled wine (during cold weather) / ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions.
∙ Coffee station for early risers.

Not included services:
∙ Optional excursions (available onboard).
∙ Gratuities.
∙ Cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 € supplement per person when booking.

Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally and paid at the restaurant or at the bar onboard.