Trip Overview

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

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

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg and discover the authentic Russian culture. Be amazed by all both capitals have to offer while exploring their highlights top to bottom and enjoy the superb accommodation and service throughout the way.

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg

13 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Cruise to Russia
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$5,595
Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 57 Reviews

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg and discover the authentic Russian culture. Be amazed by all both capitals have to offer while exploring their highlights top to bottom and enjoy the superb accommodation and service throughout the way.

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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 Russian capital - Moscow! Your private driver meets you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your luxurious 5-star hotel located in the very heart of Moscow close to the iconic Kremlin and the legendary Red Square.

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

Following breakfast, you enjoy an orientation city tour of Moscow and visit the famous the Novodevichy Cemetery which holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists.

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

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin as well as visiting the iconic St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM, Moscow’s largest department store.

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

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and start the tour by visiting former home-estate once owned by Russia's famous author, Leo Tolstoy, go to the New Tretyakov Gallery, a branch of the famous gallery and enjoy Moscow Subway ride. After the tour, you are transferred to the river port to board your luxurious MS Volga Dream. 

St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
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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

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. 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.

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. Your guided tour includes a visit to the Ferapontov Monastery, a noted UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent frescoes by Dionysius, one of Russia‘s most renowned icon painters.

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
St. Petersburg City Tour, Canal Boat Ride & Yusupov Palace
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Museum
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. After lunch in a local restaurant you enjoy a magnificent boat ride along the rivers and canals 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. After lunch in a city restaurant you 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
Faberge Museum & Tour of the Catherine's Palace
Museum
Museum
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and visit to one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg - Faberge Museum. Afte r lunch in the city you go on a trip to 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 meet your private driver who takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

5-star hotel
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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;
  • 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;
  • 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

  • Moscow city tour, visiting the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber
  • Guided visit to Tretyakov Gallery
  • Guided tours of Uglich, Yaroslavl, and Goritsy
  • Exploring Kizhi Island - the miracle of wooden architecture
  • St. Petersburg city tour & visit to the Faberge museum
  • Tour of the Catherine's Palace, trip to Peterhof & Yusupov Palace
  • Guided tour of Hermitage
  • St. Petersburg canal boat ride

What To Know

  • 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
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Russian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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