Set sail on the Volga Dream Gold cruise and see the best of genuine Russia and its two capitals on a 5-star ship. From Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square to unique petite Volga towns like Uglich and Kizhi to beautiful St. Petersburg - this program is true gold!

Note: Reverse departures from St. Petersburg to Moscow are also available. Contact us for details.
City:
Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Kizhi Island, Saint Petersburg
Duration:
13 days
Type:
5-star cruise
From:
$4,495
Next date:
Jun 20, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant Russian capital - Moscow! Your private driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located 5-star hotel located in the very heart of Moscow.

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Day 2
Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery

Following breakfast, you enjoy an orientation city tour of Moscow and see the city's rich variety of building styles. Later you proceed to Novodevichiy Convent to see one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places.

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Day 3
Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

This day is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin. You visit its wonderful Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels.

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Day 4
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride

Go on a guided tour to the real treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery and have a quick subway ride to taste local life. Volga Dream embarkation with a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony.

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Day 5
Uglich Sightseeing Tour

After a full day of cruising along the picturesque scenery of the Russian countryside you arrive in the small and ancient trading town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

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Day 6
Yaroslavl City Tour

Today you explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - Yaroslavl. During your guided city tour you explore the Spassky Monastery where you see the icon Transfiguration of the Savior.

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Day 7
Visiting the Ferapontov Monastery at Goritsy

This day is dedicated to the exploration of Goritsy - a tiny picturesque settlement near White Lake. Your guided tour includes a visit to the Ferapontov Monastery, a noted UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent frescoes by Dionysius.

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Day 8
Tour of Kizhi Island

Today you arrive in the stunning Kareliya region, noted for its vast wilderness and beautiful nature. Here you see a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic Kizhi Island.

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Day 9
Svirstroy Tour

Today you explore Svirstroy - a small charming village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River. Here you invited into a local resident‘s home where welcoming Svirstroy villagers offer tea with jam and pirozhki.

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Day 10
Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights

After breakfast you arrive in the Northern capital of Russia and disembark your cruise ship. Your guide meets you at the pier and takes you on a sightseeing tour around the most famous St. Petersburg attractions.

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Day 11
Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to one of the best and largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage Museum. After lunch in a city restaurant, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars - Peterhof.

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Day 12
Tour of the Catherine's Palace

After breakfast, you have some free time to explore St. Petersburg on your own. In the afternoon you go on a trip to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace, a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

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Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise. After breakfast you check-out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

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Price

$4,495
Deposit $899
Standard Twin
$5,195
Deposit $1,039
Superior Twin
$5,695
Deposit $1,139
Deluxe Double
$5,895
Deposit $1,179
Deluxe Twin
$6,695
Deposit $1,339
Junior Suite
$7,495
Deposit $1,499
Deluxe Junior
$8,995
Deposit $1,799
Owner's Suite
$6,695
Deposit $1,339
Standard Single

What's included

  • Accommodation in 5-star hotels in Moscow (Marriott Aurora or Ararat Park Hyatt) and St. Petersburg (Grand Hotel Europe or Kempinski Moika);
  • 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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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).

Ship

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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Looking for a little luxury in your life? The Russian luxury cruise ship Volga Dream is the 5-star wonderland of cruising bliss. See Russia in style as you float along the most popular route from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant Russian capital - Moscow! Your private driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located 5-star hotel located in the very heart of Moscow close to the iconic Kremlin and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

After check-in you can meet your guide at the hotel lobby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The rest of the evening is free, so you can either explore the fantastic center of Moscow on your own or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

No meals included.

Day 2: Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery

Following breakfast, you enjoy an orientation city tour of Moscow and see the city's rich variety of building styles and go inside the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (if time and availability permit).

Later you proceed to the most picturesque monastery in Moscow, Novodevichiy Convent, to see its cemetery that is considered one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places. Many famous Russian political leaders, actors, scientists, poets and musicians are buried there, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Boris Yeltsin. The cemetery has a park-like ambiance, dotted with small chapels and beautiful monuments, that makes you feel like strolling in the park of sculptures.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free, so you can continue exploring Moscow on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

This day is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin.

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go inside the Kremlin walls to visit its wonderful Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

You finish your Kremlin tour with a visit to the famous Square of Four Cathedrals, where you go inside the gorgeous 15th-century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals decorated with magnificent frescoes.

Then proceed to Moscow's famous Red Square to see its well-recognized landmarks. You see Lenin's Tomb, the iconic St. Basil's Cathedral and visit GUM, Moscow’s largest department store. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel. You then enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Later you discover one of the most interesting city sites that is located deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid Soviet decoration of its stations.

After the tour, you are transferred to the river port to board your luxurious MS Volga Dream and receive a warm welcome with a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony. In the evening you are invited to the Captain's Welcome reception and dinner on board.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 5: Uglich Sightseeing Tour

After a full day of cruising along the picturesque sceneries of the Russian countryside, you arrive in the small Russian Golden Ring town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

During your city tour of this renowned Golden Ring town you visit the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was murdered in 1591, and the St. John's Church where you enjoy a fascinating concert of choral music.

After the tour you return on board your ship. In the evening you can join a Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony and Russian Cooking Class.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 6: Yaroslavl City Tour

Today you explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - Yaroslavl

During your guided city tour you explore the Spassky Monastery where you see the icon Transfiguration of the Savior, visit the wonderful Church of Elijah the Prophet with incredible mosaic decoration, and participate in a costumed reception at the governor's house.

Then you return on board your cruise ship and enjoy the barbeque organized on the Open Deck.​

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 7: Visiting the Ferapontov Monastery at Goritsy

This day is dedicated to the exploration of Goritsy - a tiny picturesque settlement near White Lake.

Your guided tour includes a visit to the Ferapontov Monastery, a noted UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent frescoes by Dionysius, one of Russia‘s most renowned icon painters. He painted the temple ceiling about 10 years before Michelangelo even started on the Sistine Chapel!

After the tour you return on board your cruise ship and enjoy Russian Dinner with Vodka tasting party.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 8: Tour of Kizhi Island

Today you arrive in the stunning Kareliya region, noted for its vast wilderness and beautiful nature. Here you see a real miracle of wooden architecture - the fantastic Kizhi Island.

During your walking tour you see its famous Pogost including the dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, beautiful windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.

After returning to your ship you enjoy the Piano Concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 9: Svirstroy Tour

Today you explore Svirstroy - a small charming village located on the 139-mile-long Svir River. Here you invited into a local resident‘s home where welcoming Svirstroy villagers offer tea with jam and pirozhki (local pies).

You get to learn about Russian traditions and lifestyle and see the attractions of Svirstroy. After tea hop on a bus for a tour of the nearby town to see the monument of the WWII followed by a visit to a local primary school.

Then you return on board your cruise ship and and have a farewell dinner in the evening.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 10: Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights

After breakfast you arrive in the Northern capital of Russia and disembark your cruise ship. Your guide meets you at the river port and takes you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg.

During the tour you drive along the bustling Nevsky Prospect abundant in fine shops, cafes and museums, take a walk through the Split of Basil Island and enter the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. You have photo stops near the gorgeous Church of Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral.

After the tour you are transferred to your luxurious 5-star hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 11: Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to one of the best and largest art museums in the world, the Hermitage Museum, before hours to avoid large crowds. The Hermitage Museum houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

After lunch in a city restaurant, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour, you visit one of the authentic Small Cottages and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 12: Tour of the Catherine's Palace

After breakfast, you have some free time to explore St. Petersburg on your own. In the afternoon you go on a trip to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

During the tour, you walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room, one deemed as the "eighth wonder of the world".

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13: Departure from St. Petersburg

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise. After breakfast you check-out from your hotel and meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you've enjoyed both magnificent Russian capitals and small cities lying in between and return home with lifelong memories and unforgettable impressions. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation in 5-star hotels in Moscow (Marriott Aurora or Ararat Park Hyatt) and St. Petersburg (Grand Hotel Europe or Kempinski Moika);
  • 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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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).

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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Looking for a little luxury in your life? The Russian luxury cruise ship Volga Dream is the 5-star wonderland of cruising bliss. See Russia in style as you float along the most popular route from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Being the most recognizable symbol of Russia in the world, Red Square is an absolute must see when in Moscow. 

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral is Moscow’s most famous artistic work of architecture set in the romantic Red Square.

GUM, Moscow, Russia Gallery

GUM, Moscow, Russia

The famous GUM is a large department store in the Kitai-gorod part of Moscow facing Red Square.

Christ the Savior, Moscow

Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia

See the 344-feet Cathedral of Christ the Savior - the tallest Orthodox church in the world.

Novodevichiy Convent

Novodevichiy Convent, Moscow, Russia

Moscow's most well-known cloister with golden domes, untouched since the 17th century.

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World.

The Armoury Chamber, Moscow, Russia Gallery

The Armoury Chamber, Moscow, Russia

History and luxury is revealed inside the Kremlin as the Armoury Chamber displays treasures like Faberge Eggs.

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Over 1000 years of Russia's finest art from Rublev to Shishkin, over 170 000 exhibits of religious and modern art.

Moscow Metro, Russia

Moscow Subway, Russia

Moscow Metro is like a whole underground city that holds the world's largest collection of Stalinist Art.

Uglich, Russia

Uglich, Russia

Uglich is a petite historic town of the Golden Ring and a genuine Russian beauty set on the Volga River.

Volga River, Russia

Volga River, Russia

Volga River, the largest river in Europe, is Russia's vast national symbol and biggest pride.

Yaroslavl, Russia

Yaroslavl is a town of unsurpassed beauty, everywhere is the Volga, and everywhere is history.

Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy is an extraordinarily picturesque tiny river town and a slice of Russia's deep and diverse history.

Kizhi Island, Russia

Kizhi Island, Russia

Step into Russia's 16th century traditional life in the open air museum of Kizhi to experience the past first-hand.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg

Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Peter and Paul Fortress and its bell-tower symbolize the might and power of Russia.

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The world-famous Hermitage Museum is the home to the largest collection of paintings in the world.

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia

Often called "the Russian Versailles", Peterhof Palace and park complex is a luxurious beauty of Imperial Russia.

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg

Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoye Selo), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Catherine's Palace aka Tsarskoye Selo is the luxury summer residence of tsars built by Catherine I. 

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Jun 20, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
$8,995
$6,695
Jul 04, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
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$8,995
$6,695
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
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$6,695
Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
$8,995
$6,695
Aug 09, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
$8,995
$6,695
Aug 22, 2019 - Sep 03, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
$8,995
$6,695
Sep 05, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019
$4,495
$5,195
$5,695
$5,895
$6,695
$7,495
$8,995
$6,695