01 October 2018

Volga River Cruise on M/S "M. Rostropovich" - lovely experience

We have chosen the cruise on the boat with the well-known name hinting to classical music and were not mistaken. During all the trip we were treated with concerts of not only classical but also folk music played by professionals and probably students who were amazingly good. Other entertainments on board were also fun and engaging, especially the classes of the Russian language. The day tours were well planned and guides were very nice and knowledgeable. The people we met were warm and we felt welcomed. Moscow and St. Petersburg were just breathtaking. Magnificent cities with fantastic architecture, Art Galleries, Metro, good restaurants and plenty of parks. All was very well planned.

I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.