Russian River Cruise from Moscow on Star Cruises

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6 Night Cruise from Moscow
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6 Night Cruise from Moscow
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6 Nights
Availability : 23 Jun - 08 Sep 2019
Johannesburg
Moscow
Welcome to MS Volga Dream
#Booking ID: TV77

Russia

6 Nights from

R47 968 Per Person Sharing

Embark the luxurious MS Volga Dream and begin your voyage along Russia’s glorious waterways.

Itinerary:

Day 1, MOSCOW:

Embark the luxurious MS Volga Dream in the evening and begin your voyage along Russia’s glorious waterways. To get the cruise started in style, you are cordially invited to the Captain’s welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2, UGLICH:

After a full day of cruising through idyllic forested countryside, we tie up in the ancient trading town of Uglich, a key point in of Russia’s renowned Golden Ring. Explore the impressive Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, erected on the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in  1591. Then an enchanting concert of choral music performed in St. John’s Church.

Volga Dream Experience: Documentary Film “Construction of the Moscow Canal”

Meals: B, L, D

Days 3, YAROSLAVL:

Founded in 1010, Yaroslavl is one of central Russia’s oldest cities in and site of the Volga’s first port. The Spassky Monastery houses the Transfiguration of the Savior then marvel at the impressive  collection of the mosaics at the Church of Elijah the Prophet. Take part in a costumed reception at the  governor’s house, before re-boarding the MS Volga Dream in time for lunch.

Volga Dream Experience: Costumed Russian Tea Ceremony & Russian Cooking Class

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4, GORITSY:

In the tiny settlement of Goritsy, we will visit the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded in 1397,  now home to one of the world’s finest collections of Russian icons. After a guided tour, we continue cruising toward the majestic Lake Onega.

Volga Dream Experience: Russian Dinner with Vodka Tasting

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5, KIZHI:

Kareliya is the region, that must be seen to be believed, it spans all the way from St. Petersburg to the Arctic Circle, a vast wilderness of forest and water. Lake Onega, is fed by 58 rivers and home  to 1,369 islands, including our stop Kizhi with its quant collection of ancient wooden houses and windmills, including the famous and remarkable Transfiguration church, built in 1714 without a single nail being used.

Volga Dream Experience: Piano Concert – pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6, SVIR RIVER AND SVIRSTROY:

The highlight of your day in Svirstroy is being invited into a local resident’s home. Warm and welcoming Svirstroy villagers will offer tea with jam and “pirozhkie” (local pies). They will enthusiastically tell you all  about Russian tradition, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their  homes and kitchen gardens. After tea hop on a bus for a tour of the nearby town to see the monument of the WWII and visit a local primary school.

Volga Dream Experience: Barbeque on the Open Deck

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7, ST. PETERSBURG:

No excursions and transfers are included this day.

Sail through the man made canal and disembark this afternoon (12 noon) to explore the Russian capital on your own.

Meals: B

Travel Dates:

23-Jun to 08-Sep-2019

Included in the price:

  • Return airfare and taxes ex Johannesburg.
  • 6N Cruise on the Volga Dream from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
  • Return transfers in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Welcome fruit basket, 24 hour complimentary tea, coffee, bottled water and
    snacks.
  • Daily sightseeing.
  • Port charges, local taxes and surcharges.

Excluded in the price:

  • VISA
  • Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity. We can help for visa on arrival if request.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
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  • Prices advertised exclude all services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Prices advertised exclude any meals, drinks, tips, surcharges, levies and other costs not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Self-drive rates exclude flights and car hire
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable) & items of a personal nature are also not included in the advertised price, unless otherwise stated
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