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Volga Dream Grand Volga, Volgograd - Moscow 2020
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Volga Dream Grand Volga, Volgograd - Moscow 2020
Private tour
2 travelers
12 days
2 cities
9nights
Russian River Cruise, Russia
Setting off on a cruise along Russian rivers is indeed a great way to see the real authentic Russia. Picturesque views of the charming countryside and the vast wilderness, beautiful nature, stop in ports of call to explore the jewels of towns. Enjoy the cruise with local professional guides, accommodation in hotel-room-like cabins onboard, delicious meals prepared by experienced chefs, and, of course, exciting activities along the way such as costumed tea parties, folk dances, tastings, cooking classes, and educational lectures....
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  • Day By Day

    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.

    Day 2: Volgograd City Tour
    Today is reserved for you to discover the treasures of the historically important city of Volgograd famous for the decisive battle of Stalingrad held there during the World War II.

    During your city tour you visit the Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum and the famous war complex Mamyev Hill with its iconic monument The Motherland Calls.

    After the tour you return on board and can join a Russian cooking class.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Day 10: Arrival in Moscow
    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.

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    • Cruise Package: Cabin of Your Choice
    • Group airport arrival transfer;
    • Rich sightseeing programs in a group of max. 25 people;
    • 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;
    • 5 educational lectures by respected Russian professors about Russian history and politics;
    • Diverse cultural program onboard including classes, concerts, dances and performances;
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Connection | Russian River Cruise - Moscow
From the river port you start the tour to Moscow.
Moscow River Port
Russian River Cruise
1.5 hrs
Moscow City Center
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: Moscow City Tour 
    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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    • Transportation services according to the itinerary;
    • 1 lunch in a city restaurant;
    • Entrances to the sites according to the itinerary;
    • Group airport departure transfer;
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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;
  • 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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