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St. Petersburg's Hermitage, the former home of the Russian imperial family

Moscow to St. Petersburg Cruise

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Volga Dream
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See the beauty of the Russian waterways that link its two greatest cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Explore the countryside regions of Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi and Svirstroy. Learn about Russian culture and history by visiting its century-old structures and churches such as Church of St Dmitri-on-the-Blood, St John's Church, Spassky Monastery houses, Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Moscow | Embark
Day 2 : Uglich
Day 3 : Yaroslavl
Day 4 : Goritsy
Day 5 : Kizhi
Day 6 : Svir River and Svirstroy
Day 7 : St. Petersburg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover Uglich's Churches and forested countryside
  • Experience Russian history at Goritsy's museum and monastery
  • See the ancient wooden houses and windmills of Kizhi
  • Tour Svirstroy's Svir River and learn about russian tradition and lifestyle

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MS Volga Dream

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Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

St. Petersburg's Hermitage, the former home of the Russian imperial family Moscow Building Uglich Church Colorful interior of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg Kizhi Wooden House Moscow

Day 1 Moscow | Embark

In the evening embark on the luxurious MS Volga Dream and begin your voyage along Russia’s glorious waterways. To get the cruise started in style, you are cordially invited to the Captain's welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2 Uglich

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a full day of cruising through the idyllic forested countryside, we tie up in the ancient trading town of Uglich, a key point in of Russia’s renowned Golden Ring. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591. Then an enchanting concert of choral music performed in St. John’s Church.

Day 3 Yaroslavl

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of central Russia’s oldest cities in and site of the Volga’s first port. The Spassky Monastery houses the Transfiguration of the Savior then marvel at the impressive collection of the mosaics at the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Take part in a costumed reception at the governor’s house, before re-boarding the MS Volga Dream in time for lunch.

Day 4 Goritsy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the tiny settlement of Goritsy, you will visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397, now home to one of the world’s finest collections of Russian icons. After a guided tour, continue cruising toward the majestic Lake Onega.

Day 5 Kizhi

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kareliya is the region, that must be seen to be believed, it spans all the way from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, a vast wilderness of forest and water. Lake Onega is fed by 58 rivers and home to 1,369 islands, including a stop Kizhi with its quaint collection of ancient wooden houses and windmills, including the famous and remarkable Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail being used.

Day 6 Svir River and Svirstroy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The highlight of your day in Svirstroy is being invited into a local resident’s home. Warm and welcoming Svirstroy villagers will offer tea with jam and “pirozhkie” (local pies). They will enthusiastically tell you all about Russian tradition, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their homes and kitchen gardens. After tea hop on a bus for a tour of the nearby town to see the monument of the WWII and visit a local primary school.

Day 7 St. Petersburg | Disembark

Sail through the man-made Moscow canal and disembark in the afternoon. Feel free to explore the Russian capital on your own.

MS Volga Dream

Per person starting at
$2,300
Standard Cabin
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Standard Cabin
Cabins equipped with porthole windows, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
Cabins equipped with large picture windows, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.
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Deluxe Stateroom
Cabins equipped with large picture windows, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.
Junior Suite
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Junior Suite
Cabins equipped with large picture windows, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.
Deluxe Junior Suite
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Deluxe Junior Suite
Cabins equipped with large picture windows, spacious closet, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.
Owner's Suite
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Owner's Suite
Cabin equipped with private wrap around terrace, large picture windows, spacious closet, private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television, and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket.

Notes

Single Supplement: 65% in addition to the double rate as posted.

Included in the cruise price are all shore excursions in small towns with a group of maximum 25 people accompanied by an English or German speaking guide. Excursions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as airport transfers can be ordered for an additional cost.
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