Volga Dream Grand | 12-day Premium river cruises to Russia
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12 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.81 / 5, Based on 373 Reviews
Premium river cruises to Russia

Set sail on Lower Volga on board the Volga Dream cruise ship. In 12 days make your way from the capital-city Moscow and its must-see attractions to Volgograd, renown for its Mamayev Hill. Along the way make stops to discover brilliant Russian cities such as authentic Uglich, Yaroslavl and Samara, as well as exploring the hub of Tatar culture, Kazan.

12 days3 cities
Russia1 country
From
$4,295
Day-By-Day
Moscow, Russia
2
nights
Russia

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

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival, a private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the deluxe MS Volga Dream. The rest of the evening is free, so you can either explore the fantastic center of Moscow on your own or spend the rest of the day relaxing after the flight.

Dinner is included.

2
day
Moscow City Tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the pier and start today's program with an orientation tour around the most famous Moscow attractions.

You visit the magnificent Red Square and see its famous landmarks: Lenin's Tomb and St. Basil's Cathedral, drive by the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, one of Russia's most important cathedrals, completely destroyed in Stalin's time and restored in 1990. Then we head for the famous Novodevichi Cemetery, where many noted Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets are buried along with famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. 

After lunch in a local restaurant you go to the real 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.

Then you explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

After the tour you return to MS Volga Dream and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

3
day
Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

This day is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin. Today you go on a guided tour of this historical fortress, that includes a visit to 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 Faberge 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.

After the tour, you are transferred to the luxurious MS Volga Dream and start the amazing cruise along the picturesque Volga River.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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.

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Moscow
Uglich

Begin your fascinating Volga River experience. Cruising between the two Russian capitals on a well-equipped vessel is among the most favored modes of travel.

Uglich, Russia
6
nights
Russia

The gorgeous Volga River winds many unique and impressive towns situated on its great bends, and Uglich is, indeed, one of them. In case you've always wanted to get truly authentic Russia experience, you should definitely explore this ancient town as it is just the perfect location with an exceptional vibe.

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Day-by-day program
4
day
Exploring Uglich Highlights

Today you arrive to the small town of Uglich, where a historically significant political turmoil known as the Times of Trouble started.

During the walking city tour you visit the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-the-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son, Dmitry, was murdered in 1591, and attend a fascinating concert of choral music in the St. John’s Church.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising. This day entertainment program includes Russian cooking class.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

5
day
Yaroslavl Sightseeing 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.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising. This day entertainment program includes Costumed Russian tea ceremony.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

6
day
Day On Board the Volga Dream

This day is reserved for leisure. You spend the day onboard the ship, immersing yourself in the picturesque views as you sail by small villages, provincial towns, churches, and monasteries, set along the Volga River.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

7
day
Nizhny Novgorod City Tour

Today you arrive in Nizhny Novgorod, once a wealthy commercial center nestled on the important trade routes to the East.

During the city tour you walk the ramparts of the spectacular 16th-century Kremlin, visit lavishly-decorated churches and attend a folk concert presented by a local children group.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising. This day's entertainment program includes Russian dinner and Vodka tasting party.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

8
day
Exploring Kazan Heritage

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

During your guided tour you visit the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you see the famous Qol Sharif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral. Later this day you enjoy a music concert by a local Tatar folk group.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising. This day entertainment program includes the piano concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

9
day
Samara City Tour

Relax on the Sun Deck as you sail past the Zhigulevskie mountains, as today you arrive in Samara and enjoy a guided city tour, which includes a visit to the Space Museum and the walk along the beautiful Volga River embankment to the Samara State Art Museum.

After the tour you return on board and enjoy a barbecue on the open deck

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

10
day
Visiting Radishev State Art Museum in Saratov

Today you arrive in Saratov that is mostly famous for its connection to Yuri Gagarin, the Russia's first cosmonaut, who lived and studied in this city.

The highlight of Saratov guided city tour is a visit to the Radishev State Art Museum - the first Russian picture gallery outside of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

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.

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Uglich
Volgograd

Continue your exploration of the Volga River and enjoy stops in petite historic Russian towns in which your ship makes stops en route.

Volgograd, Russia
1
night
Russia

Founded in the late 16th century, Volgograd has been known by many names. Originally Tsaritsyn, then Stalingrad, then back to Volgograd, it has a history as turbulent as its name changes.

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Day-by-day program
11
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Tour of Mamyev Hill & Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum in Volgograd

Today you arrive in the historically important city of Volgograd famous for the decisive battle of Stalingrad held there during the World War II.

Your guided city tour around the most interesting Volgograd attractions includes a visit to the Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum and to the famous war complex Mamyev Hill famous for its iconic monument The Motherland Calls.

After the tour you return on board and continue cruising. In the evening you enjoy Farewell dinner in a company of your fellow travelers.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

12
day
Departure from Volgograd

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - Volgograd cruise. After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you've enjoyed magnificent Russian cities and its charming countryside 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.

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation onboard MS Volga Dream;
  • 1 gourmet lunch at a high-quality restaurant in Moscow;
  • 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
  • 5 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;
  • 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: airfares, visas*, personal medical insurance, optional tours and all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow and Volga towns
  • 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

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.
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

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