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Russian River Cruise: Volga Dream Gold
(Moscow to St. Petersburg, 13 Days)

13 days with SITA  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow, transfer to Hotel St. Regis Nikolskaya or Ararat Park Hyatt, check-in. In the evening welcome reception and meeting with guide.
 
Day 2
Breakfast, 09:30-14:30 Moscow city tour including Tverskaya Street, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Cemetery (entrance).(B)
 
Day 3
Breakfast, 09:30-14:30 visit to Kremlin including Armory Museum (entrance) and beautifully frescoed 15th-century Assumption and Archangel cathedrals, Red Square walking tour, St. Basil’s Cathedral (photostop), GUM Department Store (entrance).(B)
 
Day 4
Breakfast, check-out, morning is free for leisure, 12:00-18:00 visit to Tretyakov Art Gallery (entrance) and tour to Moscow Metro (entrance), transfer to MS Volga Dream, embarkation, Captain’s welcome reception, Bread, Salt & Vodka “Welcome Aboard Ceremony and dinner.(BL)
 
Day 5 
Breakfast, arrival in Uglich, sightseeing tour including visit to St. Dmitry-on-the-Blood Church and Transfiguration Cathedral, concert of choral music at St. John’s Church, lunch and dinner on board.(BLD)
 
Day 6
Breakfast, arrival in Yaroslavl, city sightseeing tour including visit to Spassky Monastery with Transfiguration of the Savior, richly frescoed Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, costumed performance at the Governor palace, lunch and dinner on board.(BLD)
 
Day 7
Breakfast, arrival in Goritsy, visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery (entrance), lunch and Russian dinner with vodka tasting on board.(BLD)
 
Day 8
Breakfast, arrival on Kizhi Island, visit to the Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture (entrance), the Transfiguration Cathedral, Intercession Cathedral and a traditional Izba, lunch and dinner on board.(BLD)
 
Day 9
Breakfast, arrival in Svirstroy, tour to typical Russian village on the River Svir incl. tea with jam and local pies with local villagers, lunch and BBQ dinner on board.(BLD)
 
Day 10
Breakfast, arrival in St. Petersburg, disembarkation, 09:30-14:30 city tour including Peter and Paul Fortress (entrance), Split of Basil Island (walking tour), St. Isaac Cathedral (photo stop), Spilled Blood Church (photo stop) and Nevsky Prospect, check-in at Grand Hotel Europe*****.(B)
 
Day 11
Breakfast, 10:00-18:00 visit to Hermitage Museum (entrance), lunch followed by excursion to Peterhof including visit to the authentic Small Cottages and Lower Park, return to St. Petersburg.(BL)
 
Day 12
Breakfast, 14:00-19:00 excursion to Zarskoye Selo including visit to Catherine’s Palace and Amber Room (entrance), return to St. Petersburg. (B)
 
Day 13
Breakfast, transfer to the airport, departure flight. (B)
All This Included
  • 3 x o/n at Hotel St.Regis Nikolskaya or Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow, 6 x o/n aboard MS Volga Dream, 3 x o/n at Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg.
  • 6 x buffet breakfast at hotels, 1 x lunch at local restaurant in St. Petersburg, full board catering on board the ship (three meals per day) including dinner on embarkation day and breakfast on disembarkation day, daily supply of bottled water, complimentary house wine with each lunch and dinner, 24-hour coffee station.
  • Welcome bread, salt and vodka ceremony, welcome and farewell cocktails, costumed Russian tea ceremonyand Russian cooking class, Russian dinner with vodka tasting.
  • Onboard entertainment including live music concerts, lessons, master classes and movies.
  • Full excursion program according to itenerary.
  • Arrival/ departure transfers, transfers to and from the port of embarkation/ disembarkation.
  • Luggage handling on board the ship.
  • Guide headphones for entire trip.
  • Port tax.
  • English, German, French (on cruise program only) speaking guides on all tours

Accommodations on this Tour
Moscow: Hotel St. Regis Nikolskaya or Ararat Park Hyatt
Cruising: Cabin onboard Volga Dream
St. Petersburg: Grand Hotel Europe
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • 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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