Cruise: Volga Dream Gold St. Petersburg - Moscow

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Tour details
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Type: 5-star cruise
From: $3,295 per person
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Closest Dates

May 31 - Jun 12, 2017
Jun 14 - Jun 26, 2017

Upgrade to the Volga Dream Platinum Program 2016 or the Volga Dream Platinum Program 2017 with luxurious add-ons is available

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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.
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 Accommodation in remarkable 5-star hotels in St. Petersburg (Kempinski Moika 22) and Moscow (Marriott Royal Aurora);
tick Breakfasts at the hotels and lunches in centrally located restaurants of Moscow & St. Petersburg as indicated in itinerary;
tick 6 nights onboard the luxurious MS Volga Dream;
tick Three meals daily in the ship's restaurants with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
tick Wine, beer and soft drinks served with all lunches and dinners onboard;
tick 24 hour coffee station with complementary tea, coffee and snacks and daily bottled water supply;
tick English-speaking professional guides and rich daily sightseeing programs;
tick Land tours in small groups of 20-25 guests;
tick All entrance fees according to the program;
tick 4 educational lectures by respected Russian professors about Russian history and politics;
tick Diverse cultural program onboard including classes, concerts, dances and performances;
tick Airport transfers;
tick Port charges, local taxes, fuel surcharge.

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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Dates Standard Twin Superior Twin Deluxe Double Deluxe Twin Junior Suite Deluxe Junior Owner's Suite Standard Single
May 31 - Jun 12, 2017 $3,795 $4,495 $4,995 $5,195 $5,995 $6,795 $8,295 $5,995
Jun 14 - Jun 26, 2017 $3,795 $4,495 $4,995 $5,195 $5,995 $6,795 $8,295 $5,995
Jul 12 - Jul 24, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495
Aug 5 - Aug 17, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495
Aug 17 - Aug 29, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495
Aug 30 - Sep 11, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495
Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495
Sep 27 - Oct 9, 2017 $3,295 $3,995 $4,495 $4,695 $5,495 $6,295 $7,795 $5,495


Kempinski Moika 22 Hotel, St. Petersburg

Your best choice if you want to feel the soul of the city & be surrounded with luxury

Kempinski Moika 22 Hotel is as richly imperial as the city itself. Really great location close to the city centre, elegant decor, classic service and quiet comfort make this hotel one of the best in the city. From the moment you step out of the taxi at the Kempinski you will be made to feel like royalty. Second to none service together with amazing location will make your stay in St. Petersburg unforgettable. One of the main advantages of the hotel is wonderful room design. Rooms convey an elegance unseen since the days of the Tsars, when Dostoevsky and Strauss were frequent visitors. The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 presents a new concept in guest relaxation - comforts à la carte - where the mood of your room is as individual as you are.

Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, Moscow

The only hotel in Russia that provides a butler service to all guests

Located in Moscow city center within a walking distance from Red Square and the Bolshoi Theater, this luxurious 5-star hotel offers spacious accommodations with Butler service for each guest room. On-site amenities meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, and include free Wi-Fi, several restaurants and bars, including the award-winning Polo Club Restaurant, a business center and meeting rooms, spa and fitness centers with sauna and massage services. In 2011 the hotel moved to the top of the list among Marriott's hotels in Europe, and gained recognition and received awards by many travel services including TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


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Sights included in program

St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress

St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress

The place where it all started. Without Peter the Great it would have been a whole other country. Come and see 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
St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace

St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace

Experience the life of luxury at the summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. History and splendor abound in a gateway into the life of the Empress herself 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
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


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


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


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
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

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