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River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg 13 days | GOLD Program

  • Luxury River Cruise

  • International Group

  • Languages: English

  • From 4.495$ per person in double occupancy

Volga Dream GOLD combines the best of Moscow and St. Petersburg with a deluxe cruise on the iconic Volga River. The journey is ideal for individual travelers and small groups who want to explore both the Russian countryside and the treasures of Russia’s grandest cities.

  • Accommodation in exquisite 5-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • Daily sightseeing in small groups, never more than 20-25 guests
  • Moscow visits include: the Kremlin, Red Square, the Armory and the Tretyakov Gallery
  • St. Petersburg highlights: the magnificent Hermitage, Peterhof and Catherine‘s palace
  • All meals aboard the MS Volga Dream include house wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Russian professors present 4 fascinating talks on the intricacies of Russian‘s history
  • Diverse range of cultural activities aboard the MS Volga Dream

Itinerary: Moscow -St. Petersburg River Cruise 13 days | Gold Program

Itinerary: Moscow -St. Petersburg River Cruise 13 days | Gold Program

  • Moscow
    Day 1

    Moscow

    On arriving in Moscow, transfer to the deluxe Marriott Aurora****** or Ararat Park Hyatt ***** in the historic city centre near the Bolshoi Theatre and Moscow Kremlin. Enjoy a warm-up meeting with your guide and fellow guests (in the hotel lobby from 6 to 9 pm).

    Meals: –

  • Moscow City Tour
    Day 2

    Moscow: City Tour / Novodevichy Cemetery

    9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Begin the day with an orientation tour of the city before proceeding to the famous Novodevichi Cemetery, where numerous well-known Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, are buried along with famous actors, political leaders and scientists. Take the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, explore Moscow on your own or seek out a cultural performance at one of the city’s word-class venues.
    City tour includes: Tverskaya Street, Lubyanka Square, Kremlin embankment, Cathedral of Christ the Savior (entrance if time and availability allows), Novodevichy Cemetery (entrance).

    Meals: B

  • Moscow Kremlin
    Day 3

    Moscow: Kremlin / Armoury Museum / Red Square / GUM Department Store

    9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    The morning takes you into the Kremlin to visit the Armoury Museum and its renowned collection of opulent coronation finery, hand-forged armour and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs. Continue to the beautifully frescoed 15th-century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals. Next is the magnificent Red Square and its famous landmarks – Lenin’s Tomb and St. Basil’s cathedral (outside), a colourful multi-domed complex whose architects were supposedly blinded by Ivan the Terrible so that they would never again be able to recreate such splendour. The rest of the day is left open for independent exploration: for example you may walk to the new park Zaryadye located near the Kremlin and Red Square or choose any one of several optional tours.
    Today’s tour includes: the Kremlin, visit to Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals, the Armoury (visit), Red Square walking tour, St. Basil’s Cathedral (photo stop w/o entrance), GUM Department Store (entrance).

    Meals: B

  • Welcome Aboard Ceremony
    Day 4

    Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery / Metro Ride / Embarkation on the Volga Dream

    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    The morning is free for you to walk at leisure before enjoying lunch in the hotel or near-by. Hotel check-out is at noon followed by a trip to the Tretyakov Gallery, the first museum dedicated exclusively to Russian fine art. Explore Moscow’s Metro, famed for its architectural splendour. Later, transfer to the luxury that waits aboard MS Volga Dream before sailing Russia’s extensive waterways. The Captain’s welcome reception and dinner mark the start of our unforgettable cruise.
    Volga Dream Experience: Bread, Salt & Vodka Welcome Aboard Ceremony

    Meals: B, D

  • Uglich
    Day 5

    Uglich

    After a full day of cruising through idyllic forested countryside, we tie up in the ancient trading town of Uglich, a key point in Russia’s renowned ‘Golden Ring’. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591. Then an enchanting concert of choral music performed in St. John’s Church.
    Volga Dream Experience: Documentary Film “Construction of the Moscow Canal”

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Yaroslavl
    Day 6

    Yaroslavl

    Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of central Russia’s oldest cities and boasts the Volga’s first port. There is so much to see: the Spassky Monastery houses the Transfiguration of the Savior and the Church of Elijah the Prophet with its impressive collection of mosaics. Take part in a costumed reception at the governor’s house before re-boarding the MS Volga Dream in time for lunch.
    Volga Dream Experience: Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony & Russian Cooking Class

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Goritsy
    Day 7

    Goritsy

    In this tiny settlement, we visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397, now home to one of the world’s finest collections of Russian icons. After a guided tour, we continue cruising toward the majestic Lake Onega.
    Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Kizhi
    Day 8

    Kizhi

    Kareliya is a region that must be seen to be believed, it spans all the way from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, a vast wilderness of forest and water. Lake Onega is fed by 58 rivers and is home to 1,369 islands, including our stop, Kizhi with its quaint collection of ancient wooden houses and windmills including the famous and remarkable Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail being used.
    Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Svirstroy
    Day 9

    Svirstroy

    The highlight of your day in Svirstroy is being invited into a local resident’s home. Warm and welcoming Svirstroy villagers will offer tea with jam and “pirozhkie” (local pies). They will enthusiastically tell you all about Russian tradition, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their homes and kitchen gardens. After tea, hop on a bus to tour the nearby town, see a local WWII monument and visit a local primary school.
    Volga Dream Experience: Deck Barbeque

    Meals: B, L, D

  • St. Petersburg
    Day 10

    St. Petersburg: City Tour / Peter and Paul Fortress

    9:30am – 2:30pm
    Arrive in St. Petersburg via the Neva River and disembark the MS Volga Dream. Enjoy a city tour including the Peter and Paul Fortress, the burial place of the Romanov monarchs, and Nevsky Prospect, with its rich selection of fine shops, cafes, and museums. Afternoon check-in at the five-star Belmond Grand Hotel Europe***** or Kempinski Moika 22*****.
    City Tour includes: Peter & Paul Cathedral (entrance), Split of Basil Island (walking tour), St. Isaac Cathedral (photo stop), Spilled Blood Church (photo stop), Nevskiy Prospekt drive.

    Meals: B

  • St. Petersburg / Peterhof
    Day 11

    St. Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum / Peterhof: Park and Small Cottage

    10:00am – 6:00pm
    The day begins at the world class Hermitage Museum, home to one of world’s most important collections of European art. Lunch is followed by a tour of the meticulously restored Peterhof, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular Imperial estate, often cited as the Versailles of Russia. Visit one of the authentic Small Cottages and stroll in the vast Lower Park with its 176 fountains and four cascades. There are majestic palaces and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. The rest of the day left open for independent exploration.

    Meals: B, L

  • St. Petersburg: Catherine’s Palace / Amber Room
    Day 12

    St. Petersburg: Catherine’s Palace / Amber Room

    02:00pm – 7:00pm
    This morning, join one of the optional tours or explore St. Petersburg at your own pace. In the afternoon, drive to Catherine the Great’s Palace, which houses the extraordinary Amber Room. Its six tons of solid amber are deftly carved and framed in gold leaf. Once dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world,” the room was stripped by the Nazis in 1941, but meticulously rebuilt to mark the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg’s founding.

    Meals: B

  • St. Petersburg
    Day 13

    St. Petersburg

    Check out of your hotel and group transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: B

River Cruise Inclusions

  • What's Included in the River Cruise Package
    • Accommodation:
      • 3 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels in Moscow;
      • 3 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels in St. Petersburg;
      • 6 nights aboard the MS Volga Dream;
    • Excursions & guides:
      • Welcome meeting with guide;
      • Daily sightseeing in small groups, never more than 20-25 guests;
      • Guide headphones for entire trip;
    • Meals:
      • Breakfast in hotels;
      • All meals aboard the MS Volga Dream include house wines, beer and soft drinks;
      • 24-hour Coffee Station;
      • Welcome & Farewell Cocktails;
      • Russian Dinner & Vodka Tasting;
      • Russian Tea Ceremony;
      • One lunch in a local restaurant in St. Petersburg;
    • Other services:
      • Group airport transfer on arrival and departure ;
      • Onboard Entertainment Program;
      • Lectures by a Guest Speaker;
    Price does not include
    • Any airfare;
    • Visa fees (Company is not liable for passengers with incorrect or expired visas);
    • Tips;
    • Personal medical insurance;
    • Medical treatment;
    • Laundry;
    • Minibar;
    • Personal expenses like gift shop purchases;
    • Beverages on board MS Volga Dream other than wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner;
    • Drinks in the bar;
    • Telephone and Internet connection;
    • Other items not specifically mentioned as inclusions above;

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

2019 Russian River Cruises DATES

Direction of travel GOLD / PLATINUMIMPERIAL GRAND VOLGA
Moscow - St. PetersburgJune 20-July 2
July 4-16 July
16-28 July
July 28-August 9
August 9-21
August 22-Sept. 3
Sept. 5-17
June 20-July 2
August 9-21
Sept. 5-17
St. Petersburg - MoscowMay 31-June 12
June 26-July 8
July 10-22
August 29-Sept. 10
May 31-June 12
July 10-22
Moscow - VolgogradMay 3-13
Sept. 26-Oct. 7
Volgograd - MoscowMay 13-24

2019 Russian River Cruises PRICES

Prices per person in double occupancy
ProgramsStandardSuperiorDeluxe DblDeluxe TwinJunior SuiteDlx Junior SuiteOwner Suite
GOLD$4.495$5.195$5.695$5.895$6.695$7.495$8.995
PLATINUM$5.595$6.295$6.795$6.995$7.795$8.595$10.095
IMPERIAL$6.845$7.545$8.045$8.245$9.045$9.845$11.345
GRAND VOLGA$3.745$4.445$4.945$5.145$5.945$6.745$8.245

Payment terms:

  • 10% within 7 days of booking.
  • 90% 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellations Terms (days prior departure):

  • If you cancel 90 days or more before tour start date, you will lose your 20% deposit.
  • If you cancel from 60 to 89 days before tour start date, your refund will be 35% of program price.
  • If you cancel from 31 to 59 days before tour start date, your refund will be 20% of program price.
  • If you cancel 30 days or less before tour start date, your payment is not refundable.

Summary of Programs

Summary of Programs

 GOLDPLATINUMIMPERIALGRAND VOLGA
Direction of travel MOW - STP MOW - STP MOW - STP MOW - VOL
Program Duration, incl.: 12 nights 12 nights 12 nights 10 nights
Moscow + Cruise + St. Petersburg 3+6+33+6+33+6+32+8+0
Approximate group size max 25 max 16 max 10 max 25
Airport transfer on arrival Group transfer Group transfer PrivateGroup transfer
Welcome meeting with guide
Airport transfer on arrival
Daily Supply of Bottled Water
Guide headphones for entire trip
HOTEL IN MOSCOW 3 nights3 nights3 nights2 nights
Ararat Park Hyatt OR Marriott Aurora 5 star-
Four Seasons, 5 star deluxe---
PROGRAM IN MOSCOW3 days3 days3 days2 days
City Tour
Red Square Walk
GUM Department Store
Kremlin and Armory Chamber
State Tretyakov Gallery
Novodevichy Cemetery Visit
Metro Introduction Tour
Leo Tolstoy's House-Museum --
Park Zaryadie --
St. Basil's Cathedral (inside tour) --
Local Restaurant Meals, inluding: -3 meals 3 meals 2 meals
Lunch in the Moscow City Skyscaper --
Free Time to Explore very good good good average
HOTEL IN ST. PETERSBURG3 nights3 nights3 nights-
Grand Hotel Europe OR Kempinski Moika 22, 5 star--
Four Seasons Lion Palace, 5 star deluxe---
PROGRAM IN ST. PETERSBURG3 days3 days3 days-
City Tour -
Peter & Paul's Fortress Tour ---
St. Isaac's Cathedral photo stop -
Church on the Spilled Blood photo stop photo stop photo stop -
Peterhoff: Lower Park & Small Cottage -
Catherine's Palace in Pushkin -
State Hermitage Museum early entrance early entrance -
Excusive visit to Gold Room (Hermitage) --
Canal Boat Ride --
Faberge Museum --
Yusupov Palace / Rasputin Rooms --
Local Restaurant Meals 1 meal 3 meals 3 meals -
Free Time to Explore very good good good -
CRUISE PART 6 nights 6 nights 6 nights 8 nights
All Meals (B-L-D)
House Wine with Lunch and Dinner
BBQ on the Open Deck
24-hour Coffee Station
Welcome & Farewell Cocktails
Russian Dinner & Vodka Tasting
Russian Classical Music Concert
Russian Cooking Classes
Russian Tea Ceremony
Matryoshka Painting Classes
Onboard Entertainment Program
Lectures by a Guest Speaker 4 lectures 4 lectures 4 lectures 6 lectures
Port Charges & Local Taxes included

Accommodations on-board

Accommodations on-board

The MS Volga Dream entered service during the spring of 2007 after a comprehensive two-year renovation. This elegant vessel is designed in classic decor with a slight Russian touch and accommodates just 100 passengers. She is the best choice for travelers seeking intimate cruise experience and personalized service.
50 staterooms are located over four decks and range from Standard Cabins to Deluxe Staterooms. On the upper 2 decks – Promenade and Sun, you will find spacious Junior Suites and luxurious forward looking Owner’s Suite, which has a private terrace and separate exit to the open deck.
All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.

  • STANDARD
  • SUPERIOR
  • DELUXE DOUBLE
  • DELUXE TWIN
  • JUNIOR SUITE
  • DELUXE JR SUITE
  • OWNER SUITE

Standard Cabin | Cabin deck

  • תאי STANDARD בקומה 1 - Cabin deck, מידות התא: 9.4 מ
Standard Cabin Description
  • Dimensions: 101 sq ft / 9.4 sq m
  • Type: twin
  • Bed size: 91×200 cm / 36×79
  • Porthole windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Superior Stateroom | Main deck

  • תאי SUPERIOR בקומה 2 - Main deck, מידות התא: 10.6 מ
Superior Stateroom Description
  • Dimensions: 114 sq ft / 10.6 sq m
  • Type: twin
  • Bed size: 91×200 cm / 36×79
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Deluxe Double Stateroom | Promenade deck 

  • תאי DELUXE DOUBLE בקומה 3 - Promenade deck, מידות התא: 11.3 מ
Deluxe Double Stateroom Description
  • Dimensions: 122 sq ft / 11.3 sq m
  • Type: double
  • Bed size: 180×200 cm / 71×79
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Deluxe Twin Stateroom |  Sun deck

  • תאי DELUXE TWIN בקומה 4 - Sun deck, מידות התא: 11.7 מ
Deluxe Twin Stateroom Description
  • Dimensions: 126 sq ft / 11.7 sq m
  • Type: twin
  • Bed size: 91×200 cm / 36×79
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Junior Suite 316 | Promenade deck
Junior Suite 405 | Sun deck 

  • תא # JUNIOR SUITE 316 בקומה 3 - Promenade deck, מידות התא: 14.7 מ
  • תא # JUNIOR SUITE 405 בקומה 4 - Sun deck, מידות התא: 13.1 מ
Junior Suite Description
  • Dimensions: Junior Suite #306 – 158 sq ft / 14.7 sq m
  • Dimensions: Junior Suite #405 – 141 sq ft / 13.1 sq m
  • Type: dooble
  • Bed size: 180×200 cm / 71×79
  • Additional furniture: desk, chair
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Deluxe Junior Suite |  Sun deck 

  • תאי DELUXE JR SUITE בקומה 4 - Sun deck, מידות התא: 15.8 מ
Deluxe Junior Suite Description
  • Dimensions: 170 sq ft / 15.8 sq m
  • Type: double
  • Bed size: 180×200 cm / 71×79
  • Additional furniture: sofa, chair, desk
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

Owner’s Suite | Promenade deck 

  • תא OWNER SUITE בקומה 3 - Promenade deck, מידות התא: 24.2 מ
Owner's Suite Description
  • Dimensions: 260 sq ft / 24.2 sq m
  • Type: double
  • Bed size: 180×200 cm / 71×79
  • Additional furniture: 2 armchairs, sofa, desk
  • Large picture windows
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Spacious closet
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television (flat-screen TV)
  • Private electronic safe
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 220V outlets
  • Welcome fruit basket

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