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

8 days
7 nights

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Rates:

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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:

Jun 08, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 07, 2017 
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019 
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 05, 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