Volga Dream Gold
FRC-182624/182288 Russian Waterways
13 Nights
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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.
1
Day 1
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. 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 Moscow on your own.

2
Day 2
Moscow, Russia, West

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)

3
Day 3
Moscow, Russia, West

Visit the Armoury Museum within the Kremlin to view its collection of opulent coronation finery, hand-forged armour and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and dazzling Faberge eggs. Then, continue to the beautifully frescoed 15thcentury Assumption and Archangel cathedrals. The rest of the day is at your leisure for independent exploration (B).

4
Day 4
Moscow, Russia, West

Volga Dream Experience: Bread, Salt & Vodka Welcome Aboard Ceremony. Enjoy some free time this morning to take a walk and explore more of the surrounding area. At noon, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Tretyakov Gallery, the first museum dedicated exclusively to Russian fine art. Explore Moscow’s Metro, known for its architectural splendour and transfer to the luxurious MS Volga Dream to begin your journey along the Russian waterways. Later, gather for the Captain’s welcome reception and dinner as you begin your cruise. (B, D)

5
Day 5
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)

6
Day 6
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)

7
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)

8
Day 8
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)

9
Day 9
Svirstroy, Russian Waterways

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. After tea hop on a bus for a tour of the nearby town to see the monument of the WWII and visit a local primary school.

Volga Dream Experience: Deck Barbeque
Meals: B, L, D

10
Day 10
St Petersburg, Russia, West

Arrive in St. Petersburg via the Neva River and disembark the MS Volga Dream. Enjoy a city tour of St. Petersburg, including visits to Peter & Paul Cathedral, Split of Basil Island (walking tour), St. Isaac Cathedral (photo stop), Spilled Blood Church (photo stop), and Nevskiy Prospekt Drive, where fine shops, cafes, and museums are found. Following lunch enter the renowned Hermitage Museum, home to one of the most important collections of European art in the world. Later, check-in at the five-star Kempinski Moika 22. (B, L)

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Day 11
St Petersburg, Russia, West

Visit the meticulously restored Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, often cited as the Versailles of Russia. It is then on to the authentic Bath Cottage followed by a stroll in the vast Lower Park with 176 fountains, four cascades, majestic palaces and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent exploration. (B)

12
Day 12
St Petersburg, Russia, West

Travel to Catherine the Great’s Palace, which houses the extraordinary Amber Room, its six tonnes of solid amber deftly carved and framed in gold leaf. Once deemed the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the room was stripped by the Nazis in 1941, but majestically reconstructed in honour of St. Petersburg’s 300th birthday. After lunch at Podvorie, a restaurant in a traditional Russian log house, return to St. Petersburg and visit the Faberge museum, which contains world’s largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including 9 Easter eggs commissioned by the Russian royal family. (B, L)

13
Day 13
St Petersburg, Russia, West

Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Sail on board Volga Dream
Accommodation

Owners Suite

Owner's Suite features the following amenities:

 

  • Private wrap around terrace
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Deluxe Junior Suite

 

Deluxe Junior Suite features the following amenities:

 

  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Deluxe Stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom features the following amenities:

 

  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Deluxe Single

Deluxe Single features the following amenities:

 

  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Superior Stateroom

Superior Stateroom features the following amenities:

 

  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Standard Cabin

Standard Stateroom features the following amenities:

 

  • Porthole windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

 

Entertainment

The MS Volga Dream has plenty to keep you occupied between trips ashore. A diverse range of onboard activities include cooking demonstrations, Russian language lessons, documentary films, Tchaikovski and Rachmaninov piano concerts, matrioshka painting classes and Russian costumed dinner with vodka tasting.

The special pride are the speakers who are genuinely connected to Russia by their present professional interest. You will learn about Russia's modern history, lifestyle, education and employment and will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive comprehensive answers.

Ship Features
  • Lobby with Reception
  • Neva Lounge with live music,
  • Ladoga Bar
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Fitness Centre,
  • Hairdresser
  • Sauna
Dining
  • Single seating dining rooms featuring Russian and European cuisine
  • Tea and Coffee Station 24 hours
Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Ladoga Bar
  • Neva Lounge & Bar
  • Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Stateroom
  • Deluxe Single

 

Promenade Deck

 

  • Library
  • Owners Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Stateroom
  • Standard Single

 

Main Deck

 

  • Fitness Centre
  • Reception
  • Coffee Station
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant 
  • Superior Staterooms

 

Cabin Deck

 

  • Standard Cabin

 

Upcoming Cruises
Embark Disembark Guide Price More Information
Embark Moscow, Thu 19 Jul 2018 On Board Volga Dream Disembark St Petersburg Date Tue 31 Jul 2018 Guide Price cruise and stay £3,745 pp Enquire
Embark Moscow, Tue 31 Jul 2018 On Board Volga Dream Disembark St Petersburg Date Sun 12 Aug 2018 Guide Price cruise and stay £3,745 pp Enquire
Embark Moscow, Fri 24 Aug 2018 On Board Volga Dream Disembark St Petersburg Date Wed 05 Sep 2018 Guide Price cruise and stay £3,745 pp Enquire
Embark Moscow, Wed 05 Sep 2018 On Board Volga Dream Disembark St Petersburg Date Mon 17 Sep 2018 Guide Price cruise and stay £3,745 pp Enquire
Embark Moscow, Sun 23 Sep 2018 On Board Volga Dream Disembark St Petersburg Date Fri 05 Oct 2018 Guide Price cruise and stay £3,745 pp Enquire
Embark , Thu 20 Jun 2019 On Board Disembark Date Tue 02 Jul 2019 Guide Price cruise and land £2,995 pp Enquire
Embark , Thu 04 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Tue 16 Jul 2019 Guide Price cruise and land £2,995 pp Enquire
Embark , Tue 16 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Sun 28 Jul 2019 Guide Price cruise and land £2,995 pp Enquire
Embark , Sun 28 Jul 2019 On Board Disembark Date Fri 09 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise and land £2,995 pp Enquire
Embark , Fri 09 Aug 2019 On Board Disembark Date Wed 21 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise and land £2,995 pp Enquire
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