Trip Overview

Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg

Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews
Cruise to Russia

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, 5-star accommodation in the very heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as rich entertainment on board and unique local experiences.
 

Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Cruise to Russia
From
$4,495
Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, 5-star accommodation in the very heart of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as rich entertainment on board and unique local experiences.
 

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

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing Moscow city tour around its most outstanding attractions and visit Novodevichy Convent.

Day 3
Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
City tour
City tour

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.

Day 4
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

This morning is free for you. In the afternoon you check out from your hotel and go on a guided tour to the real treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery. Later you discover one of the most interesting city sites located deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. After the tour you are transferred to the river port to board your luxurious MS Volga Dream.

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow
5

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

It's time to start your Volga River cruise adventure! Embark your ship and enjoy witnessing all the stunning Russian cities that are scattered along the river between the Capitals, starting with Uglich. 

Uglich

second destination
5 days cruising
6 nights on board the ship
Day 5
Uglich Sightseeing Tour
City 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
City tour

Today you explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - Yaroslavl. In the evening you enjoy the barbeque organized on the Open Deck.

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

This day is dedicated to the exploration of Goritsy - a tiny picturesque settlement near White Lake. After the tour you return on board your cruise ship and enjoy Russian Dinner with Vodka tasting party.

Day 8
Tour of Kizhi Island
City tour
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
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

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

Comfortable Cruise Vessel
5
ship
Uglich
Saint Petersburg

Make your way towards Saint Petersburg, stopping to explore the charming historic Russian cities.

Saint Petersburg

third destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Exploring St. Petersburg Highlights
City tour
City tour

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.

Day 11
Visit of the Hermitage & Trip to Peterhof
Museum
Museum
Day tour
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, and then travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

Day 12
Tour of the Catherine's Palace
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and head for 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.

Day 13
Departure from St. Petersburg
Transfer
Transfer

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

5-star hotel
5

Collect memories of a lifetime and enjoy your perfect vacation, staying in a stylish 5-star hotel. Offering a wide range of impeccable services, central location, and great facilities to take advantage of, the hotel provides everything a traveler can ask for a nice stay. The pictures in the gallery are examples of 5-star hotels we offer.

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;
  • 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;
  • Support line during the trip.

*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).

*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: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Novodevichiy Cemetery
  • Tour of the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber
  • Guided visit to the Tretyakov Gallery
  • Exploring Kizhi Island
  • Guided tour of the Hermitage
  • Trips to Peterhof and Pushkin

What To Know

  • The usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • If you're going on a cruise in spring or late summer, make sure to take some light jacket or a sweater with you. It might get windy on Russian rivers from time to time
  • Russian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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