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Volga Dream Gold Moscow to St. Petersburg

Tour rating: 4.99 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Luxury Cruises to Russia

Embark on a luxurios cruise of a lifetime and see the best of majestic Russia onboard MS Volga Dream. The Gold Cruise program has it all - from the classic highlights of Moscow like the Red Square and Kremlin, to outstanding Yaroslavl and tiny but unique Volga River towns, Uglich and Kizhi, ending with charming St. Petersburg and its bizarre palaces!

Volga Dream Gold Moscow to St. Petersburg

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Luxury Cruises to Russia
From
$4,695
Tour rating: 4.99 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews

Embark on a luxurios cruise of a lifetime and see the best of majestic Russia onboard MS Volga Dream. The Gold Cruise program has it all - from the classic highlights of Moscow like the Red Square and Kremlin, to outstanding Yaroslavl and tiny but unique Volga River towns, Uglich and Kizhi, ending with charming St. Petersburg and its bizarre palaces!

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Day-By-Day
Moscow, Russia

Moscow

first destination

Moscow, the stunning Russian capital, harmoniously connects ancient cultural heritage and modern renovations: historical sites, royal gardens, and nowadays buildings make Moscow an iconic and tremendous city, a perfect place to start your acquaintance with rich Russian culture.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Transfer: your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to the hotel.
Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals: not included.

Activities: explore the fantastic center of Moscow on your own or rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

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Day 2
Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery
City tour

Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals included: breakfast.
Guided city tour: included.

Sights: Novodevichiy Convent.

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Day 3
Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
City tour
Museum

Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals included: breakfast.
Guided city tour: included.

Sights: Kremlin, Armoury Chamber, Red Square, St. Basils Cathedral, GUM Department Store.

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Day 4
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
City tour

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Guided city tour: included, starts in the afternoon.
Transfer to ship: included.
On board activities: traditional Bread, Salt Vodka Ceremony, Captain's Welcome reception.

Sights/activities: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride.

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Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow
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Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel prides itself on providing impeccable service. It offers 205 stylish guestrooms as well as a wide range of on-site facilities, including a heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, and 5 amazing restaurants.

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Moscow
Uglich

Start your fascinating travel from Moscow to Uglich onboard a Russian cruise ship. Enjoy the unique landscape and views of the charming towns set along the river!

Uglich, Russia

Uglich

second destination

Uglich is a unique place that gives a new perspective on Russia's character. Take a journey from the noisy and bustling metropolises like Moscow and St. Petersburg to the small and quiet town of Uglich. It'll definitely surprise you with its historical significance, scenic river panoramas, and centuries-old landmarks!

5 days cruising
Detailed itinerary
6 nights on board the ship
Day 5
Uglich Sightseeing Tour
City tour
Master Class

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: a Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony and Russian Cooking Class.
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Sights: Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, St. John's Church

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Day 6
Yaroslavl City Tour
City tour

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: barbeque on the Open Deck.

Sights: Yaroslavl, Spassky Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet.

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Day 7
Visiting the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery in Goritsy
City tour

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: Russian Dinner with Vodka tasting party.

Sights: Goritsy, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery.

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Day 8
Tour of Kizhi Island
City tour

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
City guided tour: included.
On board activities: the Piano Concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Sights: Kizhi Island, Pogost, Transfiguration Church, ancient Russian wooden houses.

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Day 9
Svirstroy Tour
City tour
Tasting

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: farewell dinner in the evening.

Sights: Svirstroy, the monument of the WWII, a visit to local primary school.

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Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The MS Volga Dream is an elegant vessel designed in classic decor with a slight Russian touch to accommodates just 100 passengers.

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Uglich
Saint Petersburg

During your cruise, your ship makes some stops in small, elegant Russian towns. Take advantage and see the real Slavic culture and traditions!

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg

third destination

The Russian imperial city and the residence of many Russian Tsars, St. Petersburg holds rich historical heritage. Being Russia's "cultural heart", the Northern Capital simply mesmerizes with its amazing royal palaces, fascinating museums, and famous canals.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights
City tour

Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch.
Guided city tour: included.
Transfer to hotel: included.

Sights: Nevsky Prospect, Split of Basil Island, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress.

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Day 11
Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof
Museum
Day tour
Boat ride

Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch.
Guided city tour: included.
Additional tours: upon request.

Sights: Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace and hydrofoil ride back to St.Petersburg, Lower Park.

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Day 12
Tour of the Catherine's Palace
Day tour

Accommodation: centrally located hotel.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
City guided tour: included.
Additional tours: upon request.

Sights: Catherine's Palace.

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Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise.

Meals included: breakfast.
Transfer to airport: included.

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Grand Hotel Europe, Saint Petersburg
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The stylish Grand Hotel Europe is one of the most luxurious properties to stay at in Saint Petersburg. Thanks to its perfect location on the Nevsky Prospekt, all the main highlights, such as the legendary State Hermitage Museum, Russian Museum, and breathtaking St. Isaac's Cathedral, are situated within walking distance from the hotel.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 5-star hotels in Moscow (St. Regis Nikolskaya or Ararat Park Hyatt) and St. Petersburg (Belmond Grand Hotel Europe);
  • 6 nights on board the luxurious MS Volga Dream;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • 1 gourmet lunch at a high-quality restaurant in St. Petersburg;
  • 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 and special early entrance to the Hermitage Museum;
  • 4 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;
  • Complimentary Russia visa invitation;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: airfares, visas*, personal medical insurance, optional tours and all personal expenses.

 

NOTE: We provide a full visa processing service for US, CA, AU, NZ customers ($350 per person) and application assistance for customers from all other countries ($75 per person).

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Volga towns, and St. Petersburg
  • Delicious meals and tastings on board the ship
  • Tour group of no more than 25 people
  • Educational lectures on the Volga Dream
  • Entertaining activities, including traditional tea ceremonies, cooking classes, folk shows, and more
  • Day trips to Peterhof and Pushkin

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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