Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 VOLGOGRAD
Upon arrival in Volgograd, transfer to the deluxe MS Volga Dream. You may spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing after the flight or explore Volgograd on your own. (D)

DAY 2 VOLGOGRAD
Originally called Tsaritsyn, this remarkable city has had three name changes in its tumultuous history. The site of epic battles during the Russian Revolution, it was known as Stalingrad from 1925 until 1961 and the city’s heroic defence against the German’s during World War II became the decisive battle of the Eastern Front. Visit the memorial on Mamayev Hill, where the struggle saw its bloodiest fighting and the Battle of Stalingrad panorama museum. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 SARATOV
Once home to a large German community, today Saratov is known for its connection to Russia’s first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, who lived and studied here. Take a city tour and visit Radishev State Art Museum, the first Russian art gallery outside of St. Petersburg or Moscow. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 SAMARA
This morning relax on the Sun Deck as you cruise past the Zhigulevskie Mountains on the approach to the city of Samara. Your afternoon will start with a city tour of Samara and includes a visit to the Space museum, a stroll along the Volga esplanade and visit to Samara State Art Museum. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 KAZAN
This morning you will notice that Russian Orthodox Churches no longer dominate the banks of the Volga River. Instead, beautiful Muslim mosques appear from time to time as you cruise down river and enter the Republic of Tatarstan. In the afternoon, explore Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan and centre of Tatar culture of Russia. Visit the white-walled Kremlin where the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque is neighbour to the old Peter & Paul Cathedral. In the late afternoon enjoy a concert by a local Tatar folk group. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 NIZHNIY NOVGOROD
Nizhniy Novgorod, formerly Gorky, was once a wealthy centre poised on the trade routes to the East. During the Soviet era the city was closed to outsiders due to military activity, but today it is open for tourists. On a city tour learn of the city’s history as a place of exile for political prisoners, walk the ramparts of the 16th Century Kremlin for spectacular views, and visit elaborately painted churches. This evening attend a concert by a local children’s folk group before dinner with vodka tasting. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 SAILING DAY
Spend the day at leisure as Volga Dream sails along the picturesque Volga River. Be on the Sun Deck as you pass by small villages, provincial towns, churches and monasteries. Afterwards, attend a lecture by our guest speaker about the history and traditions of these places. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 YAROSLAVL
This morning visit the oldest city on the Volga River, Yaroslavl, a World Heritage site. In the Spassky Monastery see the Transfiguration of the Saviour, adorned with murals depicting St. John's apocalyptic visions, and the richly frescoed Church of St. Elijah the Prophet. Participate in a costumed reception at the Governor's House before reboarding the Volga Dream in time for lunch. (B, L, D)

DAY 9 UGLICH
Arrive this afternoon in Uglich, which dates back to the 10th Century. A walking tour includes the Chapel of Dmitry, a 17th Century treasure built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s 10 year old son met his death. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration, noted for its beautiful iconostasis, and attend a concert of choral music. (B, L, D)

DAY 10 MOSCOW
This afternoon arrive in Moscow. After lunch enjoy an orientation tour of the city which includes magnificent Red Square and its landmarks - Lenin's Tomb and St. Basil's Cathedral. Visit Novodevichy Cemetery which holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, poets, political leader, scientists and famous actors. After a full day of touring, you will check-in at your hotel. (B, L)

Stay at
The Ritz Carlton (5 star)

DAY 11 MOSCOW
This morning enter the Kremlin for a visit to the Armoury Museum, with its collection of Czarist thrones, ceremonial crowns, coaches and gifts of state. Continue to the beautifully frescoed 15th century Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals. After lunch in a local restaurant, proceed to the Tretyakov Gallery to view it’s collection of Russian art, ranging from 12th Century icons to 20th Century paintings. Explore Moscow Metro, known for its architectural splendour. (B, L)

DAY 12 MOSCOW
Your Grand Volga cruise concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Arrival Transfer with English-speaking Guide
  • Arrival Transfer – private car
  • Departure Transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Daily Supply of Bottled Water
  • 24-hour Coffee Station
  • On-board Lectures with Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • Luggage handling
  • 12 day cruise in a river view cabin
  • Russian classical music concert, Russian cooking classes, Russian tea ceremony and Matryoshka painting classes
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches – including on-deck BBQ
  • 9 dinners – including Russian dinner and vodka tasting
  • House wines and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktails

Daily small group sightseeing in groups of no more than 25 guests (wireless headsets)

Volgograd

City Tour & Mamayev Hill

Battle of Stalingrad Panorama Museum

Cruise

Saratov City Tour & Radishev State Art Museum

Samara City Tour

Samara State Art Museum

Kazan City Tour

Nizhny Novgorod City Tour

Spassky Monastery, Yaroslavl

Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, Uglich

Moscow

City Tour

Red Square Walk

GUM Department Store

Kremlin and Armory Chamber

The State Tretyakov Gallery

Novodevichi Monastery

Metro Ride

Pricing

 
13 May 2019MS Volga Dream
Sun
Deck
View
Sun Deck
DoubleTwinSingle
Deluxe Junior Suite
402 - 404
Junior Suite
405
Deluxe Stateroom
406 - 409, 411, 412
Deluxe Single
410
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$7,895$6,995$6,095$7,895
Promenade
Deck
View
Promenade Deck
DoubleSingle
Owner's Suite
300
Junior Suite
316
Deluxe Stateroom
301 - 315, 317 - 324
Standard Single
325, 326
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$9,595$6,995$5,895$6,995
Main
Deck
View
Main Deck
Twin
Superior Cabin
201 - 210
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$5,295
Cabin
Deck
View
Cabin Deck
Twin
Standard Cabin
101 - 108
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$4,495

Single cabins are available on the Sun and Promenade decks. Any cabins can be reserved for single occupancy at 65% surcharge.
All cabins are subject to confirmation until deposit is paid.

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Volga Dream

  • Launched: 2007
  • Length: 96m
  • Breadth: 14.5m
  • Speed: 25km/h
  • Passenger: 100
  • Cabins: 60
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun Deck with deck chairs
  • Fine restaurant with single seating dinning
  • Neva Lounge and Bar
  • Library
  • Tea and Coffee Station (24 hrs)
  • Reception
  • Boutique / Gift Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna & Massage
DECK CABIN BEDDING SIZE WINDOW TO OPEN
Sun Deluxe Junior Suite Double 15.8 sqm Window YES
Junior Suite Double 13.1 sqm Window YES
Deluxe Stateroom Twin 11.7 sqm Window YES
Deluxe Single Single 7.5 sqm Window YES
Promenade Owner’s Suite Double 24.2 sqm Window YES
Junior Suite Double 14.7 sqm Window NO
Deluxe Stateroom Double 11.3 sqm Window YES
Standard Single Single 6.4 sqm Window NO
Main Superior Stateroom Twin 10.6 sqm Window YES
Cabin Standard Twin 9.4 sqm Porthole NO

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Welcome Fruit Basket
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Private Terrace