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RUSSIAN WATERWAYS CRUISE
11 DAYS MOSCOW TO ST PETERSBURG

Cruise Fares Per Person
2015 Prices are in USD

Vessel Start Date
Start City
Cruise Only
11 May
St. Petersburg
$2299
MS Vasilyi Surikov 21 May
Moscow
$2399
MS Vasilyi Surikov 31 May
St. Petersburg
$2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 10 June
Moscow
$2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 20 June
St. Petersburg
$2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 30 June Moscow $2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 10 July
St. Petersburg
$2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 20 July Moscow $2399
MS Vasilyi Surikov 30 July St. Petersburg $2399
MS Vasilyi Surikov 09 August
Moscow
$2299
MS Vasilyi Surikov 19 August
St. Petersburg
$2299
MS Vasilyi Surikov 29 August
Moscow
$2399
MS Vasilyi Surikov 08 September
St. Petersburg
$2499
MS Vasilyi Surikov 18 September
Moscow
$2399

Port & Fuel charges - $150 / Visa Fee - $250per person ( for US citizen )
Single occupancy in a twin cabin supplement
50%

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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

CABIN UPGRADES
Prices are in USD per person

Category Deck
Upgrade fee
D
Twin
0
C
Twin
$199
B
Twin
$299
A
Twin
$399
B "Single"
Single
$799
Junior Suite, Main Deck
Twin
$899
Junior Suite, Upper Deck
Twin
$999

CRUISE INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

 Our popular Volga Cruise offers more than just the two exciting metropoles St Petersburg and Moscow! Traveling onboard the MS Vasiliy Surikov, explore riverside villages along the Volga, taste delicious local food and sample the national drink, vodka, meet local folk, learn off the country's rich history, see fascinating local architecture such as the Church of Transfiguration in Kizhi, and above all, experience the hospitability and friendliness of our superb team of cruise directors, complemented by a young and enthusiastic crew that will ensure you have a trip of a lifetime!

FEATURES

  • Arrival and departure transfer (if air purchased through us)
  • Accommodations for 10 nights in all outside facing cabins in category of your choice
  • A total of 29 meals (10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners)
  • 1 free bottle of water per person daily! Live music performed each evening
  • English speaking Cruise Managers throughout + local guides and drivers in each city
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival
  • on board concerts (classical, jazz, folklore)
  • on board discussions: Russia past & present, Russian Art & souvenirs, Russian Languague
  • On board games, dance lessons, Talent Show
  • Blini/caviar and vodka tasting
  • Piroshki and tea party (riverside)
  • Authentic riverside BBQ
  • Captain's farewell dinner

    * Not included in cruise only rate

Tour Highlights
  • Moscow: Panoramic city tour by coach and inside tour of the Kremlin grounds with one Cathedral
  • Uglich: Walking tour, inside visit to the Church of the Spilled Blood
  • Yaroslavl: Panoramic City Tour, inside tour of St. Elijah the Prophet Cathedral, Choir concert
  • Kizhi: Walking tour of this unique island museum
  • Mondroga: Authentic BBQ with Russian mors and folk entertainment riverside
  • St. Petersburg: Panoramic City tour by motor coach, Tour of the Hermitage Museum

ITINERARY - MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG

Day 1:Arrive from your overnight flights to Russia via European Gateways
Day 2: Arrive in Moscow EMBARKATION

Upon your arrival to Moscow, please proceed through customs. In the arrival hall you will be met by one of our cruise managers. Transfer to the port for embarkation. A welcome cocktail and information meeting will either precede or follow dinner. Afterwards, enjoy your first night on your floating hotel. (Cruise only passengers with transfers on own - services begin with embarkation.) (D)

Day 3: Moscow
Moscow, the capital of Russia, is situated between the banks of the rivers Oka and Volga. A metropolis of 8 million people, Moscow today is not only the seat of the Russian government but also home to many world renowned attractions

Morning City sightseeing by bus:Moscowís major sights such as the humongous Red Square, famous St. Basilís Cathedral and the impressive Kremlin.

Optionals: Moscow Circus or Moscow by Night Tour A genuine introduction to this exciting city is our guided sightseeing tour by bus featuring

Day 4: Moscow Set Sail (B,L,D)
Another exciting day lies ahead for you to immerse yourself into this Russian bustling city.

Kremlin Tour: Get an inside look at the Kremlin and its fascinating Cathedrals, as well as the gargantuan Tzar Cannon and the giant Tzar Bell. Opional tour of the Armory Museum, the world renowned depository of Royal Russian riches including samples of weapons, carriages, thrones and the famous Faberge eggs will be available for purchase on board.

Your balance of the day is free to explore some more on your own or to join one of the optional excursions offered by our cruise managers, such as an excursion to the Sergiev Posad Complex, the heart of the Russian Orthodox Church, a visit to Tratyakov Gallery or the Pushkin Museum, or a tour of the famous Moscow Metro and pedestrian Arbat Street.  

Welcome drink and Crew Introduction: Enjoy a drink on the sun deck as you set sail on your wonderful Volga adventure

Day 5: Uglich
Walking tour of Uglich: Visit Russia’s second oldest city (only one year younger than Moscow). The city is famous for the more troubled and violent side of Russian history. It was here that the Russian crown prince Dimitri was assassinated, which eventually led to Boris Godunov ascending the Russian throne. Here on the banks of the Volga, you can also find a rich collection of Russian Orthodox architecture which you will get to see, as well as the Church of St. Demitrius of the Blood and the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitri. Back on board enjoy various activities from games to lectures organized by our wonderful on board staff. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Yaroslavl
Founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 11th century, the city also ranks as one of the oldest in Russia. Its primary attractions are in the area around the main square anchored by the Governorís Palace. Your city tour will includea visit to the Transfiguration of the Savior Monastery dating from the 13th century and the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Back on board our activities will be highlighted with a special folklore show performed by our on board entertainers! (B, L, D)
Day 7: Goritza
This morning, stop at a typical small Russian village along the Volga. Here, you will visit an authentic peasant house where your host, Baba Valya (Grandma Valya) will welcome you to her home and treat you to some tasty home made cakes and tea! In the afternoon, as the ship continues sailing upstream on the Volga River, enjoy a Caviar and Champagne party featuring blini pancakes with champagne and red caviar!
Day 8: Kizhi
Take a leisurley walking tour of this tale island, situated in the northern part of Lake Onega. Kizhi is unique as the site of an outdoor museum wich represents the picturesque rural wooden architecture of the region. Its most famous landmark, the Church of Transfiguration with its 22 cupolas, is an outstanding masterpiece of wooden architecture. Not only is it constructed without a single nail or piece of iron, but the only tools that were used for its construction were chisels and axes. Legend says that Master Nester, who built the church, threw away this tools when the work was finished saying, "This church was built by Master Nester. There is no church like this in the worl and there will be never one again." (B, L, D)
Day 9: Mondragi (Green Station Stop)
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour through this replica of an authentic 19 century Russian Village. Instead of lunch on board, you will enjoy a unique riverside picnic lunch in the village setting! The Russian shashlik barbecue will be accompanied with entertainment by our on-board musicians (In case of unforeseeable bad weather, the lunch will be served on board). Then, be sure to visit the unique Vodka Museum featuring over 2500 varieties of Russiaís national drink! But thatís not all! As you continue sailing in the afternoon, prepare for our Farewell Captainís Gala Dinner as you approach our final destination: gorgeous St. Petersburg! (B, BBQ, D)
Day 10: St. Petersburg
This morning, arrive to St. Petersburg which celebrated its 300th birthday in 2003! This city, one of the most beautiful in the world, is located on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, in the delta of the river Neva. There are 65 rivers and canals flowing through St. Petersburg, as well as 42 islands. Peter the Great founded the city in 1703 and from 1712 until 1918 it was the capital of the Russian Empire. With its five million inhabitants, it is the second largest city in Russia and because of its many canals, bridges and architectural beauty, St. Petersburg is often referred to as the “Venice of the North”.
  • City sightseeing tour by coach: Get to know this truly magnificent city during our morning city tour which will guide you past Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan’s Assembly Church, the Admiralty Building, Palace Square with the residence of Russian czars known as the “Winter Palace”. Continue past the “Bronze Horseman” monument of Peter the Great, Smolny Monastery, the cruiser Aurora, and the fascinating bridges over the river Neva which are raised every night in order to enable the passage of ships sailing to the Baltics.
  • Tour of the Hermitage: The afternoon is reserved for a tour of the Hermitage, one of the greatest museums of the world! Located within the 1000+ room Winter Palace, the Hermitage boasts of over 3 million artifacts spread out of 365 rooms and featuring an amazing collection of art dating from the early Greek to modern times! Pay special note to originals by de Vinci, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso.
  • Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet or folklore) available for purchase on board.

Day 11: St. Petersburg
A full free day for you to explore the sights and sounds of St Petersburg on your own, or take advantage of one of our optional tours offered by our cruise managers.

Optional full day Palace Excursion: The morning features an excursion to Pushkin, the former village of the Russian royalty. Here you will tour the impressive Catherineís Palace including the fabulous Amber Room, followed by a visit to the less known but equally oppulant Pavlovsk Palace. Alternately, visit the enchanting gardens of Peterhof, with magnificent view of the Baltic Sea and fountains powered only by the force of gravity

Optional Evening Cultural Performance: End your day with an optional cultural performance (ballet/theater/folklore or similar) available for purchase on board..

Day 12: St. Petersburg – Home DISEMBARKATION 09:00 am
End of Cruise

 


 

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