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Volga River Cruise on M/S "M. Rostropovich"

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per Person (SPO SEASON):

$ 2,705.00 (Standart)
$ 3,280.00 (Deluxe)
$ 3,395.00 (Junior Suite)
$ 5,005.00 (Bolshoi Suite)
$ 5,465.00 (Mariinski Suite)
$ 5,925.00 (Hermitage Suite)
$ 7,190.00 (Imperial Suite)

  • Low Season + $240
  • High Season + $480
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY of a Twin/Junior Suite and Deluxe cabin +50%
  • DSU/TWSU of any Suite +100%
  • PORT TAX + $42 per pax/cruise
  • CABIN NUMBER WHEN BOOKING + $60 per cabin
  • NAME CHANGE at visa supoprt letter + $24 per name
  • NAME CHANGE IN ROOMING + $60 PER CABIN

Dates:

May 12, 2018 - May 19, 2018 high
May 26, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018 high
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018 high
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018 high
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 low
Aug 04, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018 high
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 high
Sep 01, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018 high
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 low
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018 low
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 spo
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Ships & Cabins:

Included:

  • Onboard guides’ services during the cruise 
  • Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours
  • are available onboard)
  • Daily international entertainment on board: concerts, lessons, master classes, movies, welcome “Bread and sault” ceremony, captain’s cocktail and dinner
  • Luggage handling onboard the ship
  • Use of cabin safe

*optional excursions and tips are not included
* recommended gratuities $12 per day

 

Itinerary:

Special Offer 2018: 2 for 1 if booked by Jun 1, 2017

This short Volga River cruise offers the best of Moscow and St. Petersburg and several stops in small Russian towns with stunning countryside, amazing history and culture.

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