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Volga Dream Grand Volga, Volgograd - Moscow 2021
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Volga Dream Grand Volga, Volgograd - Moscow 2021

Small group tour
12 days
8 cities
1night

Volgograd, Russia

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    Day 1: Arrival in Volgograd
    Upon arrival in Volgograd, you head straight for the deluxe MS Volga Dream. The rest of the day is yours to relax after your flight.

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    MS Volga Dream
    5-star hotel
    RU, Volga Dream, Cruise Ship, 123001
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    The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Diverse cultural program onboard including classes, concerts, dances and performances
    • 5 educational lectures by respected Russian professors about Russian history and politics
    • Three meals daily on board the MS Volga Dream
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Connection | Volgograd - Saratov
Volgograd River Port
Volgograd
 
Saratov River Port
Saratov
1night

Saratov, Russia

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    Day 3: Saratov City Tour
    Today you arrive in Saratov that is known as the Motherland of Yuri Gagarin, Russia's first cosmonaut. You have a city tour around the most amazing city landmarks and visit the Radishev State Art Museum - the first Russian picture gallery outside St. Petersburg and Moscow.

    After the tour you return on board and continue cruising.

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Connection | Saratov - Samara
Saratov River Port
Saratov
 
Samara River Port
Samara
2nights

Samara, Russia

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    Day 4: Samara City Tour
    In the morning enjoy incredible views as you sail by the Zhigulevskie mountains. Today you arrive in Samara and have a guided city tour around its most interesting attractions, including the Space Museum, the Samara State Art Museum, and take a walk down the Volga River embankment.

    After the tour you return to your ship and enjoy a barbecue on the open deck.

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Connection | Samara - Kazan
Samara River Port
Samara
 
Kazan River Port
Kazan
1night

Kazan, Russia

Visiting Kazan? Make sure to spend at least few days learning more about Russia’s Tsarist past in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. Explore the top sights of Kazan, also known as the “Third Capital of Russia”, including the Kremlin of Kazan and the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship. Discover Russian heritage and unique architectural marvels with a visit to Temple of All Religions, which after 25 years is still under construction....
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    Day 5: Kazan City Tour
    Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

    In the afternoon prepare for a guided tour during which you visit the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you see the famous mosque Kul-Sherif and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral. Later this day you enjoy a concert by a local Tatar folk group.

    After the tour you return on board and are free to attend a piano concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

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Connection | Kazan - Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan River Port
Kazan
 
Nizhny Novgorod River Port
Nizhny Novgorod
1night

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Visiting Nizhny Novgorod? The third largest city in Russia is often overlooked by tourists as they choose to go to St. Petersburg and Moscow instead, but if you choose to see this Russian gem, spend at least two days to really get to know Nizhny Novgorod. Make sure to see the medieval fortress - Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, then make your way to another big tourist attraction - Limpopo - a zoo, which is rated as the best one in Russia. The State Art Museum is another important landmark of the city and displays the masterpieces from various periods of Russian and European art....
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    Day 6: Nizhny Novgorod City Tour
    Today you arrive in Nizhny Novgorod, which was once an important center of trade and commerce on the East before it became a closed military city during the Soviet times.

    During the city tour you walk the ramparts of the 16th-century Kremlin and visit lavishly-decorated churches. As a highlight of the day this evening you attend a concert by a local children folk group.

    After the tour you return on board and enjoy Russian dinner and Vodka tasting party.

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Connection | Nizhny Novgorod - Yaroslavl
Nizhny Novgorod River Port
Nizhny Novgorod
 
Yaroslavl River Port
Yaroslavl
2nights

Yaroslavl, Russia

Located at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers, Yaroslavl is considered to be one of the main destinations of the Golden Ring of Russia and is actually among the oldest cities in the whole country. Moreover, it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list! Founded in the 11th century, Yaroslavl is recognized for its unique temple buildings of the 16th-18th centuries and multiple architectural monuments. This rapidly developing city maintains its authenticity to this day and is home to numerous landmarks, such as the Demidov Pillar, the Transfiguration Church, the ensemble of Tolga Convent, and many more....
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    Day 7: Day On Board the Volga Dream
    This day is reserved for leisure. Immerse yourself in the picturesque views as you sail by small villages, provincial towns, churches, and monasteries, set along the Volga River.

    You are also welcome to attend a lecture by our guest speaker about the history and traditions of this part of Russia.

    Day 8: Yaroslavl City Tour
    Today you explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - Yaroslavl. During your guided city tour of Yaroslavl, which is a World Heritage Site, you explore the Spassky Monastery where you see the icon Transfiguration of the Savior, visit the wonderful Church of Elijah the Prophet with incredible mosaic decoration, and participate in a costumed reception at the Governor's House.

    After the tour you return on board your ship. In the evening you can join a Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony.

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Connection | Yaroslavl - Uglich
Yaroslavl River Port
Yaroslavl
 
Uglich River Port
Uglich
1night

Uglich, Russia

Located right on the Volga River, Uglich is a small but charming town, famous for its history and architecture. First documented in 1148 it became a seat of a small princedom and was burned several times. Here you see the stunning example of Russian architecture: Kremlin, the Alexeyevsky Monastery, that is considered as a gem of medieval architecture, the Resurrection Monastery....
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    Day 9: Uglich City Tour
    Today you arrive in Uglich, that dates back to the 10th century and is the place where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

    During your walking city tour you visit the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was mortally wounded in 1591, explore the Church of the Transfiguration and attend a fascinating concert of choral music.

    After the tour you return to your ship. In the evening you enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your fellow travelers. 

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Connection | Uglich - Moscow
Uglich River Port
Uglich
 
Moscow River Port
Moscow
2nights

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    Day 10: Arrival in Moscow & Moscow City Tour 
    Today you arrive in the brilliant capital of Russia - Moscow. This glorious megapolis is a major travel destination and the crown jewel of all Russian cities.

    Following breakfast, you meet your guide and start today's program with an orientation tour around the most famous Moscow attractions.

    Visit the magnificent Red Square and see its famous landmarks: Lenin's Tomb and St. Basil's Cathedral, drive by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, one of Russia's most important cathedrals, completely destroyed in Stalin's time and restored in 1990. Then we head for the famous Novodevichi Cemetery, where many noted Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets are buried along with famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. 

    After lunch in a local restaurant, you visit the Old
    Tretyakov gallery to view its extraordinary collection of Russian art, ranging from XIX-century icons to XX-century masterpieces. Explore Moscow’s Metro, famed for its architectural splendor.

    Day 11: Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
    Following breakfast meet your guide and devote the day to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin.

    Today you go on a guided tour of this historical fortress, that includes a visit to its wonderful Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Faberge eggs. You finish your Kremlin tour with a visit to the famous Square of Four Cathedrals, where you go inside the gorgeous 15th-century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes.

    Day 12: Departure
    This is the last day on board MS Volga Dream. Following breakfast, you have a transfer to the airport.

     

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    Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
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    RU, 26/1 Tverskaya St., Moscow, 125009
    Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
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    This sophisticated hotel in the city center is a 4-minute walk from the nearest metro station and 2.3 km from landmark Red Square.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
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    • 1 lunch in a city restaurant
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation onboard MS Volga Dream;
  • 1 gourmet lunch at a high-quality restaurant in Moscow;
  • Three meals daily on board the MS Volga Dream;
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks served with all lunches and dinners on board;
  • 24-hour coffee station with complimentary tea, coffee and snacks and daily bottled water supply;
  • English-speaking professional guides;
  • Rich sightseeing programs in a group of max. 25 people;
  • All entrance fees according to the program
  • 5 educational lectures by respected Russian professors about Russian history and politics;
  • Diverse cultural program onboard including classes, concerts, dances and performances;
  • Group airport transfers;
  • Complimentary visa invitation;
  • Port charges, local taxes, fuel surcharge;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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