Tour duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Route: St. Petersburg to Moscow
Price from: $3,499
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 you are transferred to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free. No meals included.
Day 2: Trip to Pushkin
Today you travel to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace. During the tour you walk through its lavish parks and gardens and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room. After the tour you return to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 3: Trip to Peterhof
Today you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars - Peterhof. During the tour you visit the famous Peterhof Palace and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park. Optional tour: Faberge Museum (min number of visitors - 8 persons). After the tour you are transferred to the river port to board the MS Rostropovich. Upon arrival you enjoy a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony. Breakfast and dinner are included.
Day 4: St. Petersburg City Tour & Visit to the Hermitage
Today you enjoy a guided city tour that includes visits to the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage Museum. After the tour you return on board and your cruise starts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 5: Mandrogi Walking Tour
Today you have some free time to explore the village of Mandrogi. You can stroll around beautifully-decorated wooden houses, experience the traditional crafts of the Russian countryside and buy some authentic Russian souvenirs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.
Day 6: Tour of Kizhi Island
During Kizhi walking tour you explore its famous Pogost including the dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, beautiful windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.
Day 7: Goritsy Sightseeing Tour
Today you arrive in Goritsy and have a guided tour that includes a visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery that houses one of the greatest collections of Russian icons in the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.
Day 8: Uglich Sightseeing Tour
During your city tour you visit the Kremlin territory, the Transfiguration Cathedral and the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.
Day 9: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
Today you arrive in Moscow - the gorgeous capital of Russia. Upon arrival you have a guided city tour that includes visits to Red Square, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time and availability permit), and the iconic Kremlin. After the tour you return on board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 10: Visit to the Museum of Cosmonautics & Metro Ride
During your guided tour you explore the VDNKh, visit the Museum of Cosmonautics and enjoy a short Moscow Metro ride. After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 11: Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery & Novodevichiy Cemetery
Today you go on a guided tour to the real treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, and see the famous Novodevichiy Cemetery. Optional tour: Armoury Chamber & St. Basil’s Cathedral (min number of visitors - 8 persons). After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. Breakfast is included.
Day 12: Departure from Moscow
This is the final day of your amazing St. Petersburg - Moscow cruise. After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. Breakfast is included.
Not included: international flights, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.
STANDARD MAIN DECK DOUBLE - FROM 3,499 USD
DELUXE MAIN DECK - FROM 3,692 USD
DELUXE MIDDLE DECK - FROM 3,984 USD
DELUXE BOAT DECK - FROM 4,061 USD
BOLSHOI SUITE MIDDLE DECK - FROM 4,469 USD
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
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
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