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Eternal Volga
(Moscow to St. Petersburg)

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 MOSCOW
Passengers are welcome to begin boarding our ship at 2:00 p.m. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.
 
DAY 2 MOSCOW
All meals served on board. First, we'll visit the Moscow Kremlin. Inextricably linked to the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin was a royal residence and religious center. We'll stroll by St. Basil's Cathedral and through the Red Square, the historic heart of Russia. Enjoy a bit of shopping at the mall in the once-famous GUM State Department Store. Before we return to the boat, we'll pass by the Lubyanka (KGB Headquarters). As we begin our cruise, join us for a welcome cocktail. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.
 
DAY 3 UGLICH
All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Volga. During the trip from Moscow to Uglich, our ship will cross through the impressive networks of locks on the Moscow Canal. Built under Stalin, the canal transformed the city into a large river port connected to the White, Baltic, Caspian, Azov and Black Seas. Join us for a Russian class and a presentation of Russian crafts. After lunch, we'll visit Uglich which was first settled along the banks of the Volga River in 937. After Ivan the Terrible's death, the city was the stage for the banishment and subsequent death of Ivan's youngest son, Tsarevich Dmitry, which precipitated the era known as the Time of Troubles in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. We'll visit the Uglich Kremlin, the Church of Saint Dmitry on the Blood, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. Enjoy a Ukranian dinner this evening, followed by a traditional concert. We'll spend the night on board.
 
DAY 4 GORITSY
All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Sheksna River and Lake Beloye. Join us for a Russian nesting dolls painting class or singing Russian songs. Afterwards, we'll visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in the 14th century. When we return on board, come and learn to cut up the floor like a true Russian! We'll enjoy a Russian dinner and spend the night on board.
 
DAY 5 KIZHI
All meals served on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on Lake Onega. Join us for a Russian class, a classical music concert and a presentation of Russian folk wear. After lunch, you can participate in a Russian tea ceremony before our visit to Kizhi, one of Russia's must-see attractions. We'll visit this open-air museum that houses the collection of wooden structures from the past, including the 22-domed Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior, covered with golden leaves and religious portraits, and the Church of the Intercession. Tonight's dinner will be followed by a concert and dancing. We'll spend the night on board.
 
DAY 6 MANDROGI
All meals served on board. This morning, learn how to cook authentic Russian food! We'll stop in Mandrogi, and you'll have some free time to enjoy a stroll through the village, founded over 16 years ago as an eco-stop. Artisans and craftsmen from all over Russia were invited to live and work here, creating the village's unique style. Have a sampling of vodka in the museum displaying 2500 different sorts of the spirit. We'll have lunch in the open while listening to traditional music. Tonight is the Captain's Dinner. We'll also enjoy our gala evening with musicians and dancers. We'll spend the night on board.
 
DAY 7 SAINT PETERSBURG
All meals served on board. Join us for a panoramic tour of Saint Petersburg: Russia's second largest city and a world-class destination. Formerly known as Petrograd, and subsequently Leningrad, this is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and virtually any building in its large historic center, threaded with canals and dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction. The Neva River flows through this marvelous city which has inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. We'll see the Nevsky Prospect, the imposing St. Isaac Cathedral, and the two Rostral columns. Afterwards, we'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and its cathedral, which contains the tombs of former Russian tsars. We'll also visit the most famous museum in Russia: The State Hermitage Museum. Sprawling across three massive buildings, this vast, chaotic, and incredibly rich collection is unquestionably the biggest draw for visitors to Saint Petersburg. OPTIONAL: Saint Petersburg at night and the "Raised Bridges" (reservations on board only). We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.
 
DAY 8 SAINT PETERSBURG
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking.
All This Included
  • Luxury ship
  • English-speaking guides and hostess
  • Onboard Russian specialist
  • Drinks included on board
  • Tips included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Rostropovitch
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go Travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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