Cruise: Volga Dream Classic Moscow - St. Petersburg

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Tour details
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Type: 5-star cruise
From: $3,998 per person
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Jul 26 - Aug 5, 2015



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Day 1
Arrival in Moscow -
Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers to your centrally-located 5-star St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel. Free evening.
Day 2
Kremlin & Moscow City Tours -
After breakfast you enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin and the Armoury Chamber, walk through Red Square and have a photo-stop near the St. Basil's Cathedral. Free evening. Lunch is included.
Day 3
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 MS Volga Dream. In the evening you enjoy Welcome Dinner on board.
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 Goritsy -
This day you enjoy a guided walking Goritsy tour and visit its historic Monastery of St. Cyril and a museum of icons.
Day 7
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 8
Stop in Mandrogi -
This day you cruise along the Svir River and make a stop in Mandrogi, where you have some free time to stroll around the village and buy authentic Russian souvenirs.
Day 9
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 the Hermitage Museum tour and a panoramic city tour with an inside visit of the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Lunch is included. After the tour you are transferred to your 5-star State Hermitage Hotel for check-in.
Day 10
Trip to Peterhof -
After breakfast you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to see the real miracle of palace architecture - Peterhof. You have a walking tour in Lower Park exploring the Grand Cascade with the famous Samson Fountain. After the tour you return to your hotel.
Day 11
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.
Reviews about this trip

Matt Will

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. Based on my experience and speaking to guests on other cruise ships, their claim seems 100% true. My research before, during and after told me, Volga Dream is the best and only choice for River Cruises in Russia.

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What's included

tick International flights from major hub airports that have direct links with Moscow and Saint Petersburg, including NYC in North America, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt in Europe, Johannesburg in Africa, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai in Asia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the Middle East;
tick Accommodation in best 5-star hotels in Moscow (St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel) and St. Petersburg (Grand Hotel Europe);
tick Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control and large picture window;
tick Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours in a company of specially trained guides and entrance fees;
tick Three meals daily in the ship's restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
tick Meals onboard MS Volga Dream include unlimited house wines, beer and soft drinks included with all lunches and dinners;
tick When staying in Moscow and St. Petersburg breakfast and lunches are included (note that on arrival day no meals are included and on departure day only breakfast is included);
tick 24 hour coffee station with complimentary tea, coffee and snacks;
tick Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
tick Short on board classes on Russian history, language and even singing;
tick Nightly entertainment and dancing;
tick Tour of the ship’s bridge;
tick Full Russian visa processing service for US and Australian customers and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
tick Airport transfers;
tick Port charges, local taxes, fuel surcharge.

Not included: optional tours, personal expenses and gratuities

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St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow

Historic-yet-modern experience in the heart of Moscow

Opened in March 2013, this remarkable 5-star hotel nestled in the old historical building in the very heart of Moscow offers its guests everything a sophisticated traveler could expect: cozy spacious accommodations, luxury amenities, first-class service and a fantastic view on the city center over its rooftop bar.

Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

The 1st Hotel Opened in Russia & the Best Luxury Hotel in the World

Aptly named, this one-of-a-kind immersion in pure Russian luxury is in and of itself an architectural marvel. It holds its own amongst centuries-old cupolas and porticos, rising above the surrounding beauty in a vibrant display of glittering golden lights and too-perfect-to-be-true sculptures. The exterior of the Grand Hotel Europe is more reminiscent of a palace than a hotel, setting the tone for pampering, luxury, and bliss. The rooms will not disappoint even the most discerning travelers. From its classic rooms with Swedish duvets to its terrace rooms with views of the St. Petersburg skyline to its historic suites with unique room designs, every inch of every room in the Grand Hotel is carefully decorated and tended with your stay in mind. With a staff of 600 to match the hotel’s cap of 600 guests, the Grand Hotel does everything in its power to hold its well-earned spot as the best luxury hotel in the world. In terms of elegance, comfort, and location, the Grand Hotel Europe is in a league all its own. Your stay here will be a retreat, a haven, a true and well-deserved dive into luxury.


Many of our cruises include visa support. We arrange visas to Russia, China, Mongolia, Ukraine and Belarus. Please refer to What's included section to see if visa service is included in this cruise program.

Our Visa Departments in Washington DC and Sydney provide comprehensive visa service for US and Australian citizens and residents. We will prepare your application and take it to the Russian Consulate, and make sure that it is perfect (approval rate of our applications is 99.9%). Customers from other countries can also utilize our visa support. We will issue official visa invitation, which is required for applying for Russian visa, and provide you with step-by-step instructions for the application process. 

United States / Australian customers


Visa service included in your cruise We will prepare your application package and submit it to the Russian Consulate in Washington DC and Sydney. 


Visa service is not included in your cruise program You can apply for visas on your own OR you can purchase our visa services: Visa section

Customers from other countries


Visa service included in your cruise We will send you a Russian visa invitation. Document preparation service can be purchased as an option.


Visa service is not included in your cruise program You can apply for visas on your own OR you can purchase our visa service. Visa section



Map of Volga Dream Classic Moscow - St. Petersburg

Sights included in program

Moscow: the Kremlin

Moscow: the Kremlin

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World. Learn why you should see it Why you should see it
Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery

Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery

Over one thousand years of Russia's finest art. From Rublev to Shishkin, over 170,000 exhibits of religious and modern art await Why you should see it
Moscow Subway

Moscow Subway

This is no normal Subway. An underground bunker, eloquently designed to get passengers through the city and hold the world's largest collection of Stalinist Art. Enjoy Why you should see it


Dating back to the 10th century Russia and reigned by Ivan the Terrible's brother Yury and the location of Ivan the Terrible's son's death. Dark, culturally rich, and an experience unlike any other Why you should see it


The second largest city behind Moscow in this part of Russia, yet beaming in provinciality with traditional clothing and craftwork in abundance. 1000 years of Russian history at your fingertips Why you should see it


The only active female monastery in this region of Russia. From religious practice to the of housing of political opponents, Goritsy is a slice of Russia's deep and diverse history Why you should see it
Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island

The quaint and quirky island life of Russia awaits. Step into the 16th century traditional life of Russia in the open air museum of Kizhi and experience the past first-hand Why you should see it


From homemade vodka to horse-draw carriages and traditional craftwork, this is a step back in time for every visitor. Lose yourself in tradition and folklore Why you should see it
St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum

St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum

Come experience over 2 centuries or Slavic art from paintings and graphic work to archeology and imperial porcelain exhibits. There is nothing like it Why you should see it
St. Petersburg: Peterhof

St. Petersburg: Peterhof

Mind-boggling palace and park complex of Peterhof with its impressive palace, fountains with golden statues and breathtaking parks is an absolute must-see Why you should see it

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