Volga Dream Gold - Reverse
FRC-182626/182326 Russian Waterways
13 Nights from
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Cruise prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard Cabin.

Airfare: Please call for special roundtrip airfares.

Single Prices: Please call for further details.

Visa: A valid passport and entry visa are required for travel to Russia. Please consult your Consulate for more information.

Upgrade costs:
Superior Stateroom Twin: £500
Deluxe Stateroom Double: £800
Deluxe Stateroom Twin: £900
Junior Suite Double: £1,500
Deluxe Junior Suite Double: £2,000
Owners Suite Double: £2,900

At A Glance

What's Included

  • Return flights
  • Arrival & departure transfers on days 1 & 13 only
  • 6 nights on board MS Volga Dream in air-conditioned outside cabin
  • All meals on board MS Volga Dream
  • Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with lunch & dinner on board MS Volga Dream
  • Breakfasts & lunches as specified in Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Entertainment and educational programme on board
  • Sightseeing excursions as specified in small groups (maximum 25 guests)
  • Pre and post cruise excursion including visits to St Basil's Cathedral, The Peterhof Palace, The Kremlin and more
  • English speaking guide
  • 5* hotel accommodation – 3 nights in Moscow at Marriott Aurora
  • 5* hotel accommodation - 3 nights in St. Petersburg at Kempinski Moika 22 St. Petersburg
  • 2 lunches in St. Petersburg
  • Port charges

What's Not Included

  • Air transportation and transfers (other than stated)
  • Passports and Visa costs
  • Gratuities
  • Single Supplement where applicable (unless stated)
  • Personal expenses such as additional drinks, travel insurance, medical services, port or airport parking, ship to shore telephone calls etc.
Day 1
St Petersburg, Russia, West

Arrive in St. Petersburg and check-in at the five-star Kempinski Moika 22. That evening, gather for the welcome meeting with your guide (available at the hotel lobby from 6pm to 9pm) or spend the rest of the day exploring central St Petersburg on your own.

Day 5
Svirstroy, Russian Waterways

Svirstroy is a small and charming village on the River Svir, with a population of about 1000. The river connects two of Europe’s largest lakes, Ladoga and Onega. For that reason, the morning begins with a tour by bus, to see the beauty of Russian nature. An informative guide will explain the history of Lodeynoye Pole town, Svirstroy village and you will see the statue of Peter I on the River bank. The region enjoys a special spiritual heritage, which explains why three monasteries were built here.

The highlight of your day in Svirstroy is being invited into a local resident’s home. Warm and welcoming Svirstroy villagers will offer tea with jam and “pirozhkie” (local pies). They will enthusiastically tell you all about Russian tradition, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their homes and kitchen gardens.

Volga Dream Experience: Barbeque on the Open Deck
Meals: B, L, D

Day 6
Kizhi, Russia, West

Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 7
Goritsy, Russian Waterways

Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 8
Yaroslavl, Russia, West

Volga Dream Experience: Tea Reception & Russian Cooking Class. 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 Saviour and admire the mosaics at the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Take part in a tea reception at the governor’s house, and then re-board the MS Volga Dream in time for lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 9
Uglich, Russia, West

Volga Dream Experience: Documentary Film – Construction of the Moscow Canal. After a full day of cruising through forested countryside, you will 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. (B, L, D)

Day 10
Moscow, Russia, West

Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer to the deluxe Marriott Aurora located in the historic city centre near the Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow Kremlin. Begin the day with an orientation city tour of Moscow’s rich cultural traditions including the Red Square walking tour, St. Basil’s Cathedral (photo stop), GUM Department Store, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the famous Novodevichy 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. (B)

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