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River Cruise from Moscow to Volgograd 11 days | GRAND VOLGA Program

  • Luxury River Cruise

  • International Group

  • Languages: English

  • From 3.745$ per person in double occupancy

From the Golden Horde to the Soviet era, the scenic cities along Russia’s grand Volga River have witnessed some of the most significant events in Russian history. On a journey aboard the deluxe M.S. Volga Dream, cruise from Moscow to the legendary Volgograd. Discover iconic onion-domed churches; stroll through gems such as medieval Nizhniy Novgorod; and explore the treasures of Yaroslavl, the Volga’s oldest city.
Cross Moscow’s famous Red Square to the iconic Kremlin and take a close look at the magnificent collection of world-class exhibits in the Kremlin’s State Armory museum.
Experience Russia’s diverse musical traditions at a series of lively performances of traditional folk.
Explore Volgograd, the site of the decisive battle of World War II’s eastern front.

Itinerary: Moscow to Volgograd River Cruise 11 days | GRAND VOLGA Program

Itinerary: Moscow to Volgograd River Cruise 11 days | GRAND VOLGA Program

  • Moscow
    Day 1

    Moscow

    May 3 cruise
    When you arrive in Moscow, transfer to the deluxe Marriott Aurora Hotel ***** in the historic city centre. In the evening gather for a welcome reception with your guide and fellow travellers or spend the rest of the day exploring central Moscow on your own.

    Meals: –

    September 26 cruise
    Upon arrival in Moscow, transfer to the deluxe MS Volga Dream. Spend the rest of the day relaxing after your flight (dinner aboard Volga Dream included).

    Meals: D

  • Moscow City Tour
    Day 2

    Moscow

    The day begins with an orientation tour of Moscow taking in a riding the city’s spectacular metro. After lunch in a local restaurant, we move on to the Old Tretyakov gallery and its extraordinary collection of Russian art, ranging from XII-century icons to XX-century paintings

    Meals: B, L (Dinner included for September 26 cruise)

  • Welcome Aboard Ceremony
    Day 3

    Moscow

    This morning you will step inside the Kremlin and visit the Armory Museum, with its collection of tsarist thrones, ceremonial crowns, coaches and extravagant gifts of state, the excursion also takes you to the beautifully frescoed 15th-century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals. Then, back aboard the MS Volga Dream for a delicious buffet lunch as your breathtaking cruise along the Russia’s Waterways begins. The evening provides a chance to meet your crew and fellow travellers at Captain’s welcome reception and dinner.
    Volga Dream Experience: Bread, Salt & Vodka Welcome Aboard Ceremony.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Uglich
    Day 4

    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: Russian Cooking Class.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Yaroslavl
    Day 5

    Yaroslavl

    Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of central Russia’s oldest cities and boasts the Volga’s first port. There is much to see: the Spassky Monastery houses the Transfiguration of the Savior and the Church of Elijah the Prophet, an 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.
    Additional Sailing between Yaroslavl and Nizhniy Novgorod day for September 26 cruise. Volga Dream Experience: Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Nizhniy Novgorod
    Day 6

    Nizhniy Novgorod

    Nizhniy Novgorod (formerly Gorkiy), once a wealthy commercial center poised on the important trade routes to the East, became a closed city due to military activity during the Soviet era. You will hear more about the city’s history as a place of exile for political prisoners. Walk the ramparts of the XVIth-century Kremlin with its spectacular views, and visit elaborately painted churches. The evening’s highlight is a folk concert presented by a local children’s group.
    Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • KAZAN
    Day 7

    Kazan

    Today, you will notice that the now familiar Russian Orthodox Churches no longer dominate the banks of the River Volga. Instead, beautiful Muslim mosques begin to appear as you cruise across the border into the Republic of Tatarstan. We will leave the Volga Dream for a while to explore Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan and very center of Russia’s Tatar culture. The white-walled Kazan Kremlin or citadel is where the famous Kul-Sherif mosque stands side by side with the old Peter and Paul Cathedral. Later in the day, a local ensemble will delight us with a concert of traditional Tatar music.
    Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Samara
    Day 8

    Samara

    A great opportunity to relax on the Sun Deck as we sail past the Zhigulevskie mountains towards the city of Samara. We begin with a city tour, which includes a visit to the space museum, then stroll along the Volga esplanade to the Samara State Art Museum.
    Volga Dream Experience: Barbeque on the open deck.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Saratov
    Day 9

    Saratov

    Once home to a large German community, Saratov is better known today for its connection to the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, who lived and studied in the city. Our city tour, takes us to the Radishev State Art Museum, the first Russian picture gallery outside of St. Petersburg or Moscow.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Volgograd
    Day 10

    Volgograd (Ex. Stalingrad)

    Originally named Tsaritsyn, this remarkable city has had three name changes in its tumultuous history. The site of epic battles during the Russian, Revolution – between 1925 and 1961 it was known as Stalingrad. The people’s heroic defence of the city during World War II was destined to become the decisive battle of the conflict on the eastern front. We will then visit the imposing memorial on Mamayev Hill, which saw the bloodiest fighting of the war, and Battle of Stalingrad Panorama Museum.
    Volga Dream Experience: Farewell dinner.

    Meals: B, L, D

  • Babushka
    Day 11

    Volgograd

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

    Meals: B

River Cruise Inclusions

  • What's Included in the River Cruise Package
    • Accommodation for May 3 cruise:
      • 2 nights in 5-star Marriott Aurora Hotel in Moscow;
      • 6 nights aboard the MS Volga Dream;
    • Accommodation for September 26 cruise:
      • 10 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;
    • 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 Prices | GRAND VOLGA Program Prices

Moscow - Volgograd: May 3-13
Volgograd - Moscow: May 13-24
Moscow - Volgograd: Sept. 26-Oct. 7
Cabin typeStandardSuperiorDeluxe DblDeluxe TwinJunior SuiteDlx Junior SuiteOwner Suite
Prices per person in double occupancy$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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