Cruise along the Volga River from St Petersburg to Moscow aboard the Deluxe M.S. Volga Dream. In St Petersburg you will visit Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum and St Isaac Cathedral. In Moscow, see magnificent Red Square and the Kremlin and examine the collection at the Kremlin’s State Armoury.
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Day 1 ST. PETERSBURG ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in St Peterburg you will be transferred to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure for you to explore St Petersburg on your own. This evening meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Day 2 ST. PETERSBURG
Today's sightseeing tour includes a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, a walking tour on Basil Island Spit, Nevsky Prospect with photo stops at St. Isaac Cathedral and the Spilled Blood Church. Lunch at a city restaurant. Afternoon visit to the Hermitage Museum. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Day 3 ST. PETERSBURG
This morning vist Peterhof including a stop at the authentic Bath Cottage and Lower Park. Afternoon return to St Peterburg. Overnight in St. Petersburg.
Day 4 ST. PETERSBURG DEPARTURE
Excursion to Zarskoye Selo with visit to Catherine’s Palace. Lunch at Restaurant Podvorie then return to St. Petersburg. Afternoon visit to Faberge Museum then transfer to the MS Volga Dream for embarkation. This evening enjoy a Captain's welcome reception and dinner onboard.
Day 5 MANDROGUI
Arrival in Mandrogui, 'Green Stop', walking tour to a typical Russian Village. BBQ lunch and dinner onboard.
Day 6 KIZHI ISLAND
Arrival on Kizhi Island and visit to the Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, the Transfiguration Cathedral, Intercession Cathedral and enjoy a traditional Izba, lunch and dinner onboard.
Day 7 GORITSY
Arrival in Goritsy and visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Lunch and Russian dinner with vodka tasting onboard.
Day 8 YAROSLAVL
Arrival in Yaroslavl and visit to the Spassky Monastery and see the Transfiguration of the Saviour and the richly frescoed Church of St. Elijah the Prophet. Enjoy a costumed reception at the Governor’s House. Lunch and dinner onboard.
Day 9 UGLICH
Arrival in Uglich and visit the Dmitry-on-the-Blood Church and Transfiguration Cathedral, choral concert at St. John’s Church. Lunch and dinner on board.
Day 10 ARRIVAL MOSCOW
Arrival into Moscow, disembark and join your city sightseeing tour which includes a walking tour of Red Square, visit to Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Novodeichy Cemetery and GUM Department Store with a photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Moscow.
Day 11 MOSCOW
Morning visit to the Kremlin and the Armoury Museum. Continue to the beautifully frescoed 15th-century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals. Remainder of day at leisure. Overnight in Moscow.
Day 12 MOSCOW
Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to Tretyakov Art Gallery and Moscow Metro. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Moscow.
Day 13 MOSCOW DEPARTURE
This morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Departures St. Petersburg - Moscow: 31 May; 14 June, 12 July, 05, 17, 30 August, 13, 27 September 2017.
This tour can also be done in reverse Moscow to St. Petersburg - please enquire for prices.
Departures Moscow - St. Petersburg: 25 May, 20 June, 6, 18, 30 July, 11, 24 August, 7, 21 September 2017.
Prices and details shown are for the Gold program St. Petersburg to Moscow and are based on a standard cabin deck cabin. Please enquire about prices for cabin and Platinum program upgrades.
Extra nights can be added before or after the tour.
Includes: 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Kempinski Moika 22 in St. Petersburg in a superior room with breakfast daily; 8hr city tour in St. Petersburg including lunch; 5hr excursion to Peterhof; 8hr excursion to Catherine's Palace and Faberge Museum including lunch; airport to hotel transfer (Day 1 only); walking tour of typical Russian Village in Mandrogui; visit to the Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, Transfiguration and Intercession Cathedrals on Kizhi Island; visit Belozersky Monastery in Goritsy; city sightseeing in Yaroslavl including visit to Spassky Monastery with Transfiguration of the Saviour, Church of St. Elijah and a costumed performance at the Governor Palace; city sightseeing in Uglich including a visit to Dmitry-on-the-Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral and choral concert at St. John's Church; 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Marriott Aurora in Moscow in a deluxe room with breakfast daily; 5.5hr city tour Moscow; 4.5hr tour with visit to the Kremlin including Armoury Museum, Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals; 5.5hr tour to Tretyakov Art Gallery and Moscow Metro; hotel to airport transfer (Day 13 only); English speaking guide on all tours.
Included onboard MS Volga Dream: three meals per day from dinner on Day 4 to breakfast on Day 10, welcome fruit basket, complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with each lunch and dinner, 24-hour coffee station with complimentary tea, coffee and snacks; transfers to and from the port of embarkation/disembarkation; luggage handling onboard the ship; port tax; entertainment including live music concerts, lessons, master classes and movies; welcome bread, salt and vodka ceremony, welcome cocktail, Russia tea ceremony, Russian cooking class, Russian dinner with vodka tasting.
Excludes: Russian visa; additional drinks and water in ship's restaurant, drinks in onboard bars; gratuities
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