Tour duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Route: St. Petersburg to Moscow
Price from: $3,995
Day 1: Arrival in St. Petersburg
Welcome to St. Petersburg - the crown jewel of Russia and one of the world's most beautiful cities! Upon arrival your driver picks you up at the airport and transfers you to your luxurious centrally-located hotel. Free evening.
Day 2: Visit to the Hermitage & St. Petersburg City Tour
Following breakfast you meet with your private guide and enjoy a panoramic city tour around St. Petersburg, including an inside visit to the Peter and Paul Cathedral. After lunch at a city restaurant you proceed to the famous Hermitage Museum, where your guide will show you the best masterpieces of its unique collection. In the evening you return to your hotel.
Day 3: 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 4: Trip to Pushkin & Embarkation
After breakfast you check out from the hotel and travel to Pushkin to stroll around its lavish parks and see the amazing Catherine's Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant you you are transferred to the port and embark your luxurious MS Volga Dream. In the evening you enjoy Welcome Dinner onboard.
Day 5: 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. In the afternoon you have a barbeque onboard.
Day 6: Stop at Kizhi
Today you stop at a magnificent Kizhi Island to enjoy a walking tour around its famous Pogost with the massive Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, superb windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.
Day 7: Stop in Goritsy
This day you enjoy a guided Goritsy tour with a visit to its historic Monastery of St. Cyril and a museum of icons.
Day 8: Stop in Yaroslavl
Today you stop in Yaroslavl and 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 9: 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 10: Disembarkation & Moscow City Tour
Today you arrive in Moscow - the gorgeous capital of Russia. Upon arrival, you meet with your private guide at the pier and go on a Moscow 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). After lunch at a local restaurant you visit the Novodevichiy Cemetery. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel.
Day 11: 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 12: Tretyakov Gallery Tour & Metro Ride
After breakfast you go on a guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery that is a real treasure trove of Russian fine art. In the second half of the day you take a short Moscow Metro ride and enjoy the beauty of this masterpiece of Socialist art. The rest of the day is free.
Day 13: Departure from Moscow
After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.
Not included: airfares, visas*, personal medical insurance, optional tours and all personal expenses.
*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).
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SUPERIOR TWIN - FROM 3,995 USD
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DELUXE TWIN - FROM 4,695 USD
JUNIOR SUITE - FROM 5,495 USD
DELUXE JUNIOR - FROM 6,795 USD
We had THE most fantastic time & often talk about our wonderful experiences and how very much we enjoyed our trip to Russia! Everything was extremely well organised and we simply loved every minute of that holiday!.
- Eve Platte
Having been on other first class cruises (river and otherwise), Volga Dream sets the standard in terms of service, luxury, accommodations, and excursions for a river cruise. Volga Dream advertises as the only 5 star river cruise in Russia.
- Matt Will
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 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
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