Volga Dream Gold - St. Petersburg Roundtrip
FRC-554110/554091 Russian Waterways
14 Nights from
£2,995
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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
  • 7 nights aboard the luxurious MS Volga Dream
  • 3 nights at the Marriott Aurora 5* / St. Regis 5* hotel in Moscow
  • 3 nights at the Kempinski Moika, 22 5* hotel in St. Petersburg
  • Daily sightseeing in small groups that never exceed 20-25 guests
  • St. Petersburg highlights: the magnificent Hermitage, Faberge Museum, Peterhof and Catherine’s palace
  • Iconic Moscow visit include the Kremlin, Red Square, Armory Museum and Tretyakov Gallery
  • All meals aboard the MS Volga Dream include house wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Russian professors present 4 fascinating talks on the Russia’s Russian
  • Diverse range of cultural activities aboard the MS Volga Dream
  • 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.
Itinerary
1
Day 1
St. Petersburg - Transfer to MS Volga Dream

Upon your arrival in St. Petersburg transfer to the awaiting MS Volga Dream. Evening at leisure.

Meals: D

2
Day 2
St. Petersburg

Begin today at the meticulously restored Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, often cited as the Versailles of Russia. Visit the authentic Bath Cottage and stroll in the vast Lower Park with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and four cascades, majestic palaces and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. Following lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to the awaiting MS Volga Dream and begin sailing along the Russian waterways. Gather for the Captain's welcome reception and dinner as we begin our cruise.

Meals: B, L, D

3
Day 3
Svirstroy

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

4
Day 4
Kizhi

Kareliya is a region that must be seen to be believed, it spans all the way from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, a vast wilderness of forest and water. Lake Onega is fed by 58 rivers and home to 1,369 islands, including our stop Kizhi with its quaint collection of ancient wooden houses and windmills, and the famous Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail being used.

Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov

Meals: B, L, D

5
Day 5
Goritsy

We sail across Lake Beloye, or the White Lake, once the “tsar’s fishing grounds”. After lunch we arrive in the idyllic village of Goritsy for a guided tour of the fortress-like Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery with its magnificent frescoes by one of Russia's most renowned icon painters.

Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting

Meals: B, L, D

6
Day 6
Yaroslavl

Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in central Russia and the Volga’s first port. Highlights include the Spassky Monastery, which contains the Transfiguration of the Savior and the Church of Elijah the Prophet with its enviable collection of mosaics at. You will also have the chance to take part in a costumed reception at the governor’s house before re-boarding the MS Volga Dream (I) for dinner.

Volga Dream Experience: Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony & Russian Cooking Class

Meals: B, L, D

7
Day 7
Uglich

In the morning, we dock in the ancient trading town of Uglich, one of the spokes of Russia’s famous Golden Ring. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, Ivan-the-Terrible’s son, was murdered in 1591. That’s followed by an enchanting concert of choral music in St. John’s Church.

Volga Dream Experience: Documentary Film “Construction of the Moscow Canal”

Meals: B, L, D

8
Day 8
Moscow

The afternoon sees our arrival in Moscow where you bid farewell to the MS Volga Dream and set out on an orientation tour of Moscow before visiting the famous Novodevichi Cemetery which holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists.

Explore Moscow’s Metro, known for its architectural splendour, then check-in to the five-star Marriott Aurora in Moscow.

Meals: B, L

11
Day 11
Moscow to St. Petersburg

Today check out from your hotel and transfer to the railway station for a 4 hour comfortable ride to St. Petersburg in business class coach.

Upon arrival in St. Petersburg you will be transferred to the deluxe hotel Kempinski, Moika 22 ***** located in the historic city centre near the Winter Palace and legendary Hermitage. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: B, L

12
Day 12
St. Petersburg & return home

The day begins with an orientation tour of St. Petersburg that takes you inside the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Romanov family shrine. After lunch, we go to the famed Hermitage Museum, with 400 rooms containing spectacular examples of nearly every school of Western art, including one of the finest collections of French impressionist works.

Meals: B, L

13
Day 13
St. Petersburg - Catherine the Great’s Palace

Check out from your hotel and head for Catherine the Great’s Palace, which houses the extraordinary Amber Room; six tons of solid amber deftly carved and framed in gold leaf. Once dubbed 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 return to St. Petersburg and visit Faberge museum that contains world’s largest collection of works by Carl Faberge, including 9 Easter eggs commissioned by the Russian royal family.

Meals: B, L

14
Day 14
St. Petersburg

This morning check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight.

Meals: B

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