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Volga Dream Grand

11 days8 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Cruise to Russia

Explore miraculous Russia in the most adventurous way possible and remark on an unforgettable Volga Dream  Cruise! Discover the main highlights of 8 wonderful cities, meet local people, and enjoy a great number of fascinating activities like Russian cooking class, costumed tea ceremony, and Tatar folk concert to name a few. 

11 days8 cities
Russia1 country
From
$3,659
Day-By-Day
Moscow, Russia
2
nights
Russia

Where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride.

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

Welcome to the capital of Russia - the magnificent Moscow! Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the deluxe Moscow hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free, so you can have a good rest or start exploring the magnificent capital of Russia on your own.

No meals included.

2
day
Moscow City Tour

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

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 visit the Old  Tretyakov gallery to view its extraordinary collection of Russian art, ranging from XIX-century icons to XX-century masterpieces. Moreover, today you get to explore Moscow’s Metro, famed for its architectural splendor.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

3
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Visiting the Kremlin & Armoury Chamber

Following breakfast, meet your guide and devote the day 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.

Then, you will be transfered to the MS Volga Dream to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as your breath-taking cruise along Russia’s Waterways begins. The evening provides a chance to meet your crew and fellow travelers at Captain's welcome reception.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

 

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.

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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, Russia Gallery
1
day
Russia

Uglich is a magnificent Golden Ring town with almost 1000 years of history located on the banks of Volga River in the Yaroslavl region. The Golden Ring city is almost 1000 years old and was the setting of many important events in history.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
4
day
Exploring Uglich Highlights

Today you arrive at 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. What is more, this day's entertainment program includes a Russian cooking class.

Breakfast is included.

 

 

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Uglich
Yaroslavl

Enjoy great onboard service and let yourself get enchanted by amazing scenery on your way from Uglich to Yaroslavl.

Yaroslavl, Russia
1
day
Russia

Another Russian gem and a significant stop of the Golden Ring route is the city of Yaroslavl situated at the confluence of Volga and Kotorosl Rivers. Being the oldest city on the renowned route, it is famous for its monumental heritage and offers numerous examples of authentic architecture in the area.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Yaroslavl Sightseeing Tour

Today after breakfast you get to explore one of the oldest Russian cities and the gem of the Volga River - charming Yaroslavl!

During your guided city tour, you pop in 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 even participate in a costumed reception at the governor's house.

After the tour, you return on board and continue cruising. As a highlight of the day, in the evening you also attend a Costumed Russian tea ceremony.

Breakfast is included.

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Yaroslavl
Nizhny Novgorod

Spend an unforgettable time onboard the modern ship while traveling from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in full comfort.

Nizhny Novgorod City Gallery
1
day
Russia

Nestled on the banks of the gorgeous Volga River, the city with 8-century history, Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most prominent Russian cities which boasts some truly outstanding sights.

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Day-by-day program
6
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 and visit lavishly-decorated churches.

As a highlight of the day in the evening, you attend a folk concert presented by a local children group.

After the tour, you return on board and continue cruising. To delve even deeper into the incomparable local culture, today you will enjoy traditional Russian dinner and Vodka tasting!

Breakfast is included.

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan

Make your way from majestic Nizhny Novgorod to wonderful Kazan, enjoying beautiful landscapes passing by.

Kazan, Russia
1
day
Russia

Kazan, often referred to as the country's third capital, is a magnificent millennium city and Russia's religious treasure trove. It stands on the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and Kazanka, and has an incredible 1000-year-old history.

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Day-by-day program
7
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.

Following breakfast, you start exploring the wonders of the city. 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. In addition to the saturated sightseeing program, later this day you enjoy a unique music concert by a local Tatar folk group!

After the tour, you return on board and continue cruising. Furthermore, as a highlight of the day, you also get to enjoy the piano concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Breakfast is included.

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Kazan
Samara

Travel onboard the high-class ship along the picturesque Volga river and explore the main attractions of marvelous Kazan and cozy Samara.

Samara, Russia
1
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Russia

Samara, Russia

Beautifully situated on the confluence of Volga and Samara Rivers, the alluring town of Samara boasts a scenic riverbank, cozy parks, and lively restaurants.

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Day-by-day program
8
day
Samara City Tour

Relax on the Sun Deck as you sail past the Zhigulevskie mountains, as today you arrive in Samara and after breakfast 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 and barbeque are included.

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Samara
Saratov

Continue exploring miracles of many-sided Russia onboard Volga Dream cruise ship and take advantage of the exceptional service as well as comfortable in-house amenities.

Saratov, Russia
1
day
Russia

Saratov, Russia

Enchanting everyone with its peaceful seaside resort atmosphere, the lovely city of Saratov is an unmissable stop on your Volga River sightseeing itinerary.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Visiting Radishev State Art Museum in Saratov

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

Volga Dream Cruise Ship
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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

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Saratov
Volgograd

Make your way to the last stop of your legendary voyage, the iconic city of Volgograd which is well-known for its historical significance.

Volgograd, Russia
1
night
Russia

Volgograd, Russia

Nestled in the south-east of Russia's European part, charming Volgogradd is famous for one of the most significant events in Russian history, the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
10
day
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 World War II. 

After the tour, you return on board and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

 

11
day
Departure Day

This is the last day of your Volga river adventure. After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home. 

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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The famous MS Volga Dream is the queen of luxury cruise journeys on Russia's rivers. Providing tastefully decorated interiors with beautiful wood paneling and golden accents, MS Volga Dream sets standards for world-class river journeys of a lifetime.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation onboard the luxurious 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;
  • Complimentary Russia visa invitation;
  • 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: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

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
  • Russian cooking class
  • Piano concert consisting of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff
  • Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting
  • A visit to Radishev State Art Museum in Saratov
  • Tour of Mamyev Hill & Stalingrad Battle Panorama Museum in Volgograd

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
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

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