Set sail on Lower Volga on board the Volga Dream cruise ship. In two weeks make your way from the capital-city Moscow and its must-see attractions to Astrakhan that lies on 11 islands. Along the way make stops to discover brilliant Russian cities such as authentic Uglich, Yaroslavl and Samara, touring Volgograd, renown for its Mamayev Hill, and exploring the hub of Tatar culture, Kazan.

City:
Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd, Astrakhan
Duration:
14 days
Type:
5-star cruise
From:
$3,995
Next date:
Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 06, 2018 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to the river port where you board the luxurious MS Volga Dream and check in to your room.

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Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery

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.

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Day 3
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 and its wonderful Armoury Chamber.

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Day 4
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.

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Day 5
Day On Board

You spend this day relaxing on board your luxurious cruise ship. We recommend you to attend an informative lecture prepared by our renowned guest speaker to learn more about Russian history and traditions.

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Day 6
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.

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Day 7
Nizhny Novgorod City Tour

Today you arrive in Nizhny Novgorod, once a wealthy commercial center nestled on the important trade routes to the East. This day's entertainment program includes Russian dinner and Vodka tasting party.

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Day 8
Exploring Kazan Heritage

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. Today you visit the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you see the famous Qol Sharif Mosque.

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Day 9
Samara City Tour

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.

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Day 10
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. The highlight of Saratov guided city tour is a visit to the Radishev State Art Museum.

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Day 11
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 tour the Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum and Mamyev Hill.

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Day 12
Arrival in Astrakhan

You spend this day on board enjoying the superb views of Russian nature as you are sailing down the mighty Volga River approaching its mouth. In the evening you reach Astrakhan.

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Day 13
Astrakhan City Tour

Following breakfast you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Astrakhan that includes a visit to the local fortress built in the reign of Ivan the Terrible. After the tour you return to your ship and spend the last day on board.

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Day 14
Departure from Astrakhan

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

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Price

$3,995
Deposit $799
Standard Twin
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$4,495
Deposit $899
Standard Twin
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$4,695
Deposit $939
Superior Twin
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$5,195
Deposit $1,039
Superior Twin
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$5,195
Deposit $1,039
Deluxe Double
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$5,695
Deposit $1,139
Deluxe Double
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$5,395
Deposit $1,079
Deluxe Twin
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$5,895
Deposit $1,179
Deluxe Twin
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$6,195
Deposit $1,239
Junior Suite
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$6,695
Deposit $1,339
Junior Suite
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$6,995
Deposit $1,399
Deluxe Junior
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$7,495
Deposit $1,499
Deluxe Junior
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$8,495
Deposit $1,699
Owner's Suite
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$8,995
Deposit $1,799
Owner's Suite
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$6,195
Deposit $1,239
Standard Single
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$6,695
Deposit $1,339
Standard Single
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What's included

  • Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control, and large picture window;
  • Three meals daily in the ship's restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
  • Complimentary house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board MS Volga Dream;
  • Meal service begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation;
  • 24-hour coffee station with complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks;
  • Welcome fruit basket on board MS Volga Dream;
  • Bottled water supply replenished daily;
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
  • Daily sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours onshore and entrance fees;
  • Over 25 hours of Russian Workshop (7 lectures, Discussions, Classes, Concerts, Films & Performances);
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing;
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge;
  • 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 for US customers ($298 per person) and application assistance for customers from all other countries ($75 per person).

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the brilliant capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to the river port where you board the luxurious MS Volga Dream and check in to your room.

The rest of the day 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.

Dinner is included.

Day 2: Moscow City Tour & Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery

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

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 lunch in a local restaurant you go to the real treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend some amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour you return on board and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: 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. Following breakfast 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 return on board the MS Volga Dream and enjoy a traditional Bread, Salt & Vodka Ceremony. In the evening you are invited to Captain's Welcome reception and dinner on board, where you will meet the crew and your fellow travelers.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4: 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.

Day 5: Day On Board

You spend this day relaxing on board your luxurious cruise ship. You can have a good time in a company of your fellow travelers sipping a glass of wine in the lounge bar or enjoy peaceful scenery of the small villages, tiny towns, as well as beautiful churches and monasteries passing by your ship.

We recommend you to attend an informative lecture prepared by our renowned guest speaker to learn more about Russian history and traditions.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: 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.

Day 9: Samara City Tour

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 barbeque on the open deck.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

 

Day 10: 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.

Day 11: 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.

 

Day 12: Arrival in Astrakhan

You spend this day on board enjoying the superb views of Russian nature as you are sailing down the mighty Volga River approaching its mouth.

In the evening you reach Astrakhan, the city that lies on 11 islands on the left bank of the Volga River. Upon arrival you are invited to the concert in a local conservatory.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 13: Astrakhan City Tour

Following breakfast you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Astrakhan that includes a visit to the local fortress built in the reign of Ivan the Terrible.

Optional activity: A fascinating lecture about the world-famous black caviar followed by a private tasting of this precious delicacy.

After the tour you return to your ship and spend the last day on board.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.

Day 14: Departure from Astrakhan

This is the final day of your amazing Moscow - Astrakhan 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.

  • Accommodation in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual climate control, and large picture window;
  • Three meals daily in the ship's restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category;
  • Complimentary house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board MS Volga Dream;
  • Meal service begins with dinner on the day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on the day of disembarkation;
  • 24-hour coffee station with complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks;
  • Welcome fruit basket on board MS Volga Dream;
  • Bottled water supply replenished daily;
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner;
  • Daily sightseeing programs in each of the ports of call, guided tours onshore and entrance fees;
  • Over 25 hours of Russian Workshop (7 lectures, Discussions, Classes, Concerts, Films & Performances);
  • Nightly entertainment and dancing;
  • Tour of the ship’s bridge;
  • 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 for US customers ($298 per person) and application assistance for customers from all other countries ($75 per person).

Red Square, Moscow

Moscow, Russia

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

Moscow Metro, Russia

Moscow Subway, Russia

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

The State 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.

The Kremlin, Moscow

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

The Armoury Chamber, Moscow, Russia

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

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.

Kazan All Religions Temple, Russia

Kazan, Russia

Kazan, the “3rd capital of Russia”, is a religious treasure trove with its own Kremlin and the Kul Sharif mosque.

Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

The stunning Kul Sharif Mosque set in the Kazan Kremlin is the great symbol of both the city and the Republic of Tatarstan.

Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd, Russia

A key point in Russian history, Volgograd reminds visitors of a tumultuous past and the fruits of victory through endurance.

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