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FROM $ 2,624 per person

Eternal Volga from Moscow to Saint Petersburg (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - 8VX_PP
# Description

Cruise

MOSCOW - UGLICH - GORITSY - KIZHI - MANDROGI - SAINT PETERSBURG

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals
  • Refined local cuisine
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Tour leader or cruise director on board
  • Onboard activities and/or lectures
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided tours of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow
  • Visit sites listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: Saint-Petersburg, Kizhi, the Kremlin and the Red Square
  • Discover rural Russia in Goritsy and Mandrogi

Cruise

Day 1

MOSCOW

Passengers are welcome to begin boarding our ship at 2:00 p.m. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 2

MOSCOW

First, we'll visit the Moscow Kremlin. Inextricably linked to the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin was a royal residence and religious center. We'll stroll by St. Basil's Cathedral and through the Red Square, the historic heart of Russia. Enjoy a bit of shopping at the mall in the once-famous GUM State Department Store. Before we return to the boat, we'll pass by the Lubyanka (KGB Headquarters). As we begin our cruise, join us for a welcome cocktail. We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 3

UGLICH

We'll spend the morning cruising on the Volga. During the trip from Moscow to Uglich, our ship will cross through the impressive networks of locks on the Moscow Canal. Built under Stalin, the canal transformed the city into a large river port connected to the White, Baltic, Caspian, Azov and Black Seas. Join us for a Russian class and a presentation of Russian crafts. After lunch, we'll visit Uglich which was first settled along the banks of the Volga River in 937. After Ivan the Terrible's death, the city was the stage for the banishment and subsequent death of Ivan's youngest son, Tsarevich Dmitry, which precipitated the era known as the Time of Troubles in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. We'll visit the Uglich Kremlin, the Church of Saint Dmitry on the Blood, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. Dinner tonight will be followed by a traditional concert. We'll spend the night on board.

Day 4

GORITSY

We'll spend the morning cruising on the Sheksna River and Lake Beloye. Join us for a Russian nesting dolls painting class or singing Russian songs. Afterwards, we'll visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in the 14th century. When we return on board, take part in a traditional "Russian tea ceremony". Then, come and learn to cut up the floor like a true Russian! We'll enjoy a Russian dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 5

KIZHI

We'll spend the morning cruising on Lake Onega. Join us for a Russian class, a classical music concert and a presentation of Russian folk wear. After lunch, we'll reach Kizhi, one of Russia's must-see attractions. We'll visit this open-air museum that houses the collection of wooden structures from the past, including the 22-domed Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior, covered with golden leaves and religious portraits, and the Church of the Intercession. Tonight's dinner will be followed by a concert and dancing. We'll spend the night on board.

Day 6

MANDROGI

This morning, learn how to cook authentic Russian food! We'll stop in Mandrogi, and you'll have some free time to enjoy a stroll through the village, founded over 16 years ago as an eco-stop. Artisans and craftsmen from all over Russia were invited to live and work here, creating the village's unique style. Have a sampling of vodka* in the museum displaying 2500 different sorts of the spirit. We'll have lunch in the open while listening to traditional music. Tonight is the Captain's Dinner. We'll also enjoy our gala evening with musicians and dancers. We'll spend the night on board.

Day 7

SAINT PETERSBURG

Join us for a panoramic tour of Saint Petersburg: Russia's second largest city and a world-class destination. Formerly known as Petrograd, and subsequently Leningrad, this is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth and virtually any building in its large historic center, threaded with canals and dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction. The Neva River flows through this marvelous city which has inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. We'll see the Nevsky Prospect, the imposing St. Isaac Cathedral, and the two Rostral columns. Afterwards, we'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and its cathedral, which contains the tombs of former Russian tsars. We'll also visit the most famous museum in Russia: The State Hermitage Museum. Sprawling across three massive buildings, this vast, chaotic, and incredibly rich collection is unquestionably the biggest draw for visitors to Saint Petersburg. OPTIONAL: Saint Petersburg at night and the "Raised Bridges" (reservations on board only). We'll have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8

SAINT PETERSBURG

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 09/22/2018
Arrival 09/29/2018
FROM $ 3,962 per person
Ship : Rostropovitch Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 10/06/2018
Arrival 10/13/2018
FROM $ 2,624 per person
Ship : Rostropovitch Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years of age): - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin: - 30%

 

Formalities

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included :
Not included

your cruise on a premium ship in the cabin of your choice - all onboard meals, from dinner on D1 (picnic meal in the event of late arrival) to breakfast on D8 - drinks at all meals (water + 1 glass of wine* or 1 soft drink or 1 beer* + 1 tea or coffee per person at each meal) - Captain's Dinner - onboard activities: Russian classes, Russian songs and dances, concerts, tea ceremony - all visits and excursions mentioned in the program (except optional excursions) - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - tips.

Tips:  To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €75 per passenger will be given to service providers for your destination country as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice.       

international flights and their taxes - transfers - lunch on D1 and D8 - mandatory Russian visa - optional excursions - drinks not mentioned - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Rostropovitch

PREMIUM - 4 Decks

The Russian ships are not a part of the CroisiEurope fleet.

Navigational obligations, weather conditions and passage through locks can disrupt the itinerary, and for safety reasons, stops may be canceled. Nevertheless, this remains extremely rare.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

We would like to remind passengers with reduced mobility that many of our tours are done on foot.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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