Tour duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Route: Moscow to Astrakhan
Price from: $3,995
Day 1: Arrival in Moscow
Welcome to the magnificent capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon your arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the port to board the MS Volga Dream. The rest of the day is free and you can either relax on board the ship or start exploring the city on your own.
Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery
Following breakfast onboard you meet your private guide and go on a panoramic city tour covering the most remarkable places in Moscow such as Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral (outside). The second part of the day is dedicated to a visit to the world-famous Tretyakov Gallery and a short Moscow metro ride. After the tour you return onboard.
Day 3: Tour to the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
Today you enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin territory visiting its famous Armoury Chamber and the 15th century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals. After the tour you return onboard and your cruise starts.
Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: Stop in Nizhny Novgorod
This day is dedicated to the exploration of Nizhny Novgorod. You walk the ramparts of the 16th century Kremlin and visit city churches.
Day 7: Stop in Kazan
Today you make a stop in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan - Kazan. You visit the Kazan Kremlin territory, including the famous mosque Kul-Sharif and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral. Later this day you enjoy a concert by a local Tatar folk group.
Day 8: Stop in Samara
Today you have a Samara sightseeing tour, visit the Space Museum, stroll along the Volga River embankment and taste beer at the famous local brewery.
Day 9: Stop in Saratov
This day you stop in Saratov and enjoy a guided city tour that includes visit to the Radishev State Art Museum - the first Russian picture gallery outside of St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Day 10: Stop in Volgograd
Today you arrive in the historically important city - Volgograd that held the decisive battle during the World War II. You visit the most famous Russian war memorial complex, Mamyev Hill, and the Stalingrad battle panorama museum.
Day 11: Arrival in Astrakhan
You spend this day onboard observing the superb views of Russian nature as you are sailing down the mighty Volga River approaching its mouth. In the evening you reach the port of Astrakhan. You spend this night onboard and get ready for the eventful sightseeing program next day.
Day 12: Astrakhan City Tour
Today you enjoy a guided city tour with a visit to the local fortress built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, have a lecture about the world-famous black caviar and enjoy a private testing of this scrumptious delicacy.
Day 13: Departure from Astrakhan
After breakfast you disembark the ship and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.
Not included: airfares, personal medical insurance, optional tours and all personal expenses.
*NOTE: Visas are not included for 2017 cruise package. 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 3,995 USD
SUPERIOR TWIN - FROM 4,695 USD
DELUXE DOUBLE - FROM 5,195 USD
DELUXE TWIN - FROM 5,395 USD
JUNIOR SUITE - from 6,195 USD
DELUXE JUNIOR - from 6,995 USD
OWNER'S SUITE - from 8,495 USD
STANDARD SINGLE - from 6,195 USD
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
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 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
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 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