Tour duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Route: Moscow to St. Petersburg
Price from: $3,795
Day 1: Arrival in Moscow
Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers to your centrally-located 5-star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel. Free evening.
Day 2: Moscow City Tour
After breakfast you have a guided city tour. You walk through Red Square enjoying the views of St. Basil's Cathedral, enter GUM and Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time and availability permit). In the second half of the day you visit the Novodevichiy Cemetery. Free evening.
Day 3: Kremlin & Armoury Chamber Guided Tours
After breakfast you have a guided Kremlin tour with visits to the Armoury Chamber, the Assumption and the Archangel Cathedrals. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free evening.
Day 4: Tretyakov Gallery Tour & Embarkation
After breakfast you have a guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery and a short Moscow Subway ride. After the tour you are transferred to the port to board the MS Volga Dream. In the evening you enjoy Welcome Dinner on board.
Day 5: Stop in Uglich
Today you make a stop in Uglich and visit the Church of St. Dimitry-on-Blood and the St. John's Church where you enjoy the concert of choral music.
Day 6: Stop in Yaroslavl
Today you visit the Church of Elijah the Prophet and the Spassky Monastery, walk along the river embankment and participate in a costumed reception held in a governor's house.
Day 7: Stop in Goritsy
Today you have a guided walking Goritsy tour with visits to the historic Monastery of St. Cyril and the museum of icons.
Day 8: Stop at Kizhi
Today you walk through the island of Kizhi and see its famous Pogost with the massive Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, superb windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.
Day 9: Stop in Mandrogi
Today you make a stop in Mandrogi, where you have some free time to stroll around this village with old wooden houses and crafts exhibitions, and buy authentic Russian souvenirs. Later you have a barbeque onboard.
Day 10: Hermitage & St. Petersburg City Tour
Today you arrive in St. Petersburg and disembark from your ship. Your guide meets you at the pier and takes you on a panoramic city tour with an inside visit of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. After lunch in a city restaurant you visit the Hermitage Museum. After the tour you are transferred to your 5-star Kempinski Moika Hotel for check-in.
Day 11: Trip to Peterhof
After breakfast you explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars - Peterhof. You visit the Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park. After lunch at a local restaurant, you return to St. Petersburg and enjoy free evening.
Day 12: Trip to Pushkin
After breakfast you travel to Pushkin to stroll around its lavish parks and see the amazing Catherine's Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant you return to St. Petersburg and have free evening.
Day 13: Departure from St. Petersburg
After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.
*NOTE: We provide a full visa processing service for US customers ($298 per person) and application assistance for customers from all other countries ($75 per person).
STANDARD TWIN - FROM 3,795 USD
SUPERIOR TWIN - FROM 4,995 USD
DELUXE DOUBLE - FROM 4,995 USD
DELUXE TWIN - FROM 5,195 USD
JUNIOR SUITE - FROM 5,995 USD
DELUXE JUNIOR - FROM 6,295 USD
The ship had outstanding staterooms, fantastic food, competent and friendly staff, and interesting and entertaining tours. There were opera singers and a string quartet on board for delightful entertainment each night.
- Charles Bennett
Although we have been to China, Singapore, the Far East and of course numerous trips to Europe, including cruises on the Rhine etc. However, the visit to beautiful Russia excels them all.
- Simon Salo
The trip exceeded our expectations--convenience and cleanliness of the ship, size and comfort of our cabin. quality and excellence of the food, welcome and guidance of our English-speaking tour guide Olga, and outstanding shore excursions.
- Robert Stenger
Having been in many different parts of the world and having experienced much of what the world has to offer I must commend you on your choice of staff on board the vessel.
- Desmond Marais
The cruise was most enjoyable and fulfilled our expectations – and having a suite made the voyage even more enjoyable. All travel arrangements worked well, the hotel we had in St Petersburg was excellent and transfers worked well. Altogether it was a magnificent trip.
- Don Logan