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Volga Dream Gold Cruise St. Petersburg to Moscow

Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Luxury Cruises to Russia

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure, discovering Russia on the 5-star cruise vessel MS Volga Dream. Centrally located hotels, gourmet meals, exploring of authentic Russian destinations on the way between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and learning more about unique traditions of the country during the extensive cultural program - this 13-day cruise is true gold!

Volga Dream Gold Cruise St. Petersburg to Moscow

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Luxury Cruises to Russia
From
$4,695
Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure, discovering Russia on the 5-star cruise vessel MS Volga Dream. Centrally located hotels, gourmet meals, exploring of authentic Russian destinations on the way between St. Petersburg and Moscow, and learning more about unique traditions of the country during the extensive cultural program - this 13-day cruise is true gold!

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Day-By-Day
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg

first 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 1
Arrival in St. Petersburg
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 St. Petersburg on your own or rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

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Day 2
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour

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

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

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Day 3
Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof
Museum
Day tour
Boat ride

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

Sights: Hermitage Museum, Peterhof with return to St.Petersburg by hydrofoil, Bath Cottage Lower Park.

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Day 4
Tour of the Catherine's Palace
Day tour

Accommodation: luxury Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Guided tour: included.
Transfer to ship: included.
On board activities: traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony, Captain's Welcome reception.

Sights: Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), Catherine the Great’s Palace, Amber Room.

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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.

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Saint Petersburg
Uglich

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

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
Svirstroy Tour
City tour
Tasting

Accommodation: luxury Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: a Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony and Russian Cooking Class.

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

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Day 6
Tour of Kizhi Island
City tour

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

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

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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
Yaroslavl City Tour
City tour

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

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

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Day 9
Uglich Sightseeing Tour
City tour
Master Class

Accommodation: luxurious Volga Dream ship.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Guided tour: included.
On board activities: the documentary film "Construction of the Moscow Canal".
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Sights: Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, St. John's Church.

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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
Moscow

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

Moscow, Russia

Moscow

third 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 10
Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery
City tour

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

Sights/activities: Novodevichiy Convent.

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Day 11
Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Moscow City Tour
City tour

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

Sights: Kremlin, Armoury Chamber, Square of Four Cathedrals, Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals, Red Square, St. Basils Cathedral, GUM Department Store.

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Day 12
Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
City tour

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

Sights/activities: Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Subway Ride.

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Day 13
Departure from Moscow
Transfer

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

Meals included: breakfast.
Transfer to airport: included.

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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.

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.

*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).

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery
  • Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
  • Guided visit to the Tretyakov Gallery
  • Exploring Kizhi Island
  • Guided tour of the Hermitage
  • Trips to Peterhof and Pushkin

What To Know

  • The usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • If you're going on a cruise in spring or late summer, make sure to take some light jacket or a sweater with you. It might get windy on Russian rivers from time to time
  • Russian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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