Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg 5-star Cruise
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Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

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Get inspired by the beauty of authentic Russian Volga River towns with the Platinum Volga Dream program. See top locations in both capitals, including a backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and the Faberge Museum in Saint Petersburg. Note: Reverse departures from St. Petersburg to Moscow are also available. Contact us for details.

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
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$5,595
Tour rating: 4.99 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Get inspired by the beauty of authentic Russian Volga River towns with the Platinum Volga Dream program. See top locations in both capitals, including a backstage tour of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and the Faberge Museum in Saint Petersburg. Note: Reverse departures from St. Petersburg to Moscow are also available. Contact us for details.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

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

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.

Day 2
Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery
City tour

Following breakfast, you enjoy an orientation city tour of Moscow and see the city's rich variety of building styles including classic, modern, empire, eclecticism and Stalin‘s towering skyscrapers.

Day 3
Tour of the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & Moscow City Tour
City tour
Museum

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. After lunch in a local restaurant, you proceed to Moscow's famous Red Square to see its well-recognized landmarks.

Day 4
Visit to the Leo Tolstoy House-Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and go to the New Tretyakov Gallery, then have a ride around the Moscow Subway. After the tour, you are transferred to the river port to board your luxurious MS Volga Dream.

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
5

Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

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
5 days cruising
6 nights on board the ship
Day 5
Uglich Sightseeing Tour
City 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.

Day 6
Yaroslavl City 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 7
Visiting the Ferapontov Monastery at Goritsy
City tour

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.

Day 8
Tour of Kizhi Island
City tour
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.
Day 9
Svirstroy Tour
City tour
Tasting

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).

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
5

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.

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

Saint Petersburg

third destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
St. Petersburg City Tour, Canal Boat Ride & Yusupov Palace
City tour
Boat ride
Museum

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.

Day 11
Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof
Museum
Day tour

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. You then explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

Day 12
Faberge Museum & Tour of the Catherine's Palace
Museum
Day tour

After breakfast you go to Faberge Museum where you see the world’s largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé. Then you go on a trip to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace, striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer

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.

Grand Hotel Europe, Saint Petersburg
5

The Nevsky Prospekt is home to some of the most beautiful sites in the world. The Kazan Cathedral, the elegant Stroganov Palace, dozens of 18th-century churches with varying degrees of extravagance - and the unsurpassed hotel wonder, the five-star Grand Hotel Europe.

What's Included

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;
  • 3 gourmet lunches at high-quality restaurants in Moscow; 
  • 3 gourmet lunches at high-quality restaurants 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. 16 people, including special extras like tours to the Faberge Museum;
  • 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.

*Note: a complimentary Russian visa invitation is included for the 2020 departures.
**Note: The Moscow hotels for the 2020 departures are St. Regis Nikolskaya or Ararat Park Hyatt, and Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg.

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, Volga towns, and St. Petersburg
  • 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
  • Unique museum visits, including the Leo Tolstoy Museum, Faberge Museum, and Yusupov Palace
  • Day trips to Peterhof and Pushkin

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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