Volga Dream Grand Volga | 11-day Premium river cruises to Russia
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Volga Dream Grand Volga

Tour rating: 4.81 / 5, Based on 365 Reviews
Premium river cruises to Russia

Set sail on Lower Volga on board the Volga Dream cruise ship. In 11 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.

Volga Dream Grand Volga

11 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Premium river cruises to Russia
From
$3,745
Tour rating: 4.81 / 5, Based on 365 Reviews

Set sail on Lower Volga on board the Volga Dream cruise ship. In 11 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.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the brilliant capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport holding a Volga Dream sign and takes you to your 5-star hotel located in the very heart of Moscow.

Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery
City tour
Museum

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

Day 3
Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
City tour

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

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow
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This 5-star hotel is part of the Hyatt family of hotels. Located near many of Moscow's metro stations and within five minutes walk to Tverskaya Street, the Ararat Park is yet another of Moscow's hotel gems.

ship
Moscow
Uglich
Begin your fascinating Volga River experience as you board your ship for the start of your journey. Cruising between the two Russian capitals on a well-equipped vessel is among the most favored modes of travel.

Uglich

second destination
8 days cruising
8 nights on board the ship
Day 4
Exploring Uglich Highlights
City tour

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.

Day 5
Yaroslavl Sightseeing Tour
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.

Day 6
Nizhny Novgorod City Tour
City tour

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

Day 7
Exploring Kazan Heritage
City tour
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.
Day 8
Samara City Tour
City tour
Museum
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.
Day 9
Visiting Radishev State Art Museum in Saratov
City tour
Museum
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.
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

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights on board the ship
Day 10
Tour of Mamyev Hill & Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum in Volgograd
City tour
Museum
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.
Day 11
Departure from Volgograd
Transfer
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.
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 in a 5-star hotel in Moscow (Marriott Aurora*);
  • Accommodation in all outside cabins onboard MS Volga Dream, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control and large picture window;
  • 2 gourmet lunches at a high-quality restaurants 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
  • 6 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.

*Note: a complimentary Russian visa invitation is included for the 2020 departures. Plus, all accommodation is onboard the ship for the 2020 departures.

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 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.
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