Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow! After embarking your ship, you have free time before this evening’s welcome dinner onboard. (D)

DAY 2 MOSCOW
This morning disembark for a tour of the political and economic heartbeat of Russia. Stop at Red Square to witness Moscow’s iconic landmarks including the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, and also see historic Novodevichy Convent. The remainder of the day is at leisure, or join an optional excursion. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 MOSCOW
After breakfast, visit the Kremlin, a potent symbol of Russian history and political power. Within this fortified enclosure of red brick walls and towers are many cathedrals and palaces, including the magnificent Assumption Cathedral. Return to your ship for dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 UGLICH
Cruising along the Moscow Canal brings you to Uglich on the Golden Ring. Uglich dates back to 1148 and has some of Russia’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals, including the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s son was mysteriously killed. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 YAROSLAVL
Founded in 1010 on the banks of the Volga River, Yaroslavl is one of the cities along the famed “Golden Ring.” Your tour will include the 16th century Spassky Monastery, and the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet containing many wonderful frescoes. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 GORITZ
Cruise along the Volga-Baltic Waterway before reaching Goritzy. Visit the renowned Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, founded by Saint Cyril in 1397, and tour its historic grounds, many small wooden chapels and the Assumption Cathedral. Return to your ship for an evening departure. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 LAKE ONEGA & KIZHI
Lake Onega, Europe’s second largest lake, has many islands. One of the islands is Kizhi, home of the open-air Museum of Architecture, where you will see a range of wooden houses and churches including the famous three-tiered Church of the Transfiguration built in 1714 without a single nail. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 SCENIC CRUISING - MANDROGI
Spend a full day cruising along intricate waterways and Lake Lagoda, before a short stop at the village of Mandrogi. Here you will have time to view some fine examples of wooden architecture and the museum dedicated to the history of Russian vodka. (B, L, D)

Day 9 ST. PETERSBURG
A morning tour will introduce you to this grand, imperial city. Travel along St. Petersburg’s main boulevard, Nevsky Prospekt, and see many treasures including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral. You will also visit Peter & Paul Fortress, home to the burial vault of the Romanov dynasty. This afternoon, explore further on your own, during time at leisure. (B, L, D)

DAY 10 ST. PETERSBURG
Today’s excursion takes you to the renowned Hermitage Museum, located in the former Winter Palace and home to an astonishing collection of 2.7 million works of art. After lunch, you may join one of the optional tours on offer before a farewell gala dinner onboard. (B, L, D).

DAY 11 ST. PETERSBURG
Your Volga Classic tour concludes after breakfast. (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
  • 11 day cruise in a river-view cabin
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches
  • 10 dinners – including Farewell Dinner
  • Guided tours of:
    Moscow
    Kremlin & Cathedrals
    Uglich & Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood
    Yaroslavl & Spassky Monastery
    Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Goritzy
    Kizhi Island including Church of the Transfiguration & Wooden Architecture Museum
    St. Petersburg
    Peter & Paul Fortress
    Hermitage Museum
  • Visit:
    Mandrogi

Pricing

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Any cabins can be reserved for single occupancy at 50% surcharge. All cabins are subject to confirmation until deposit is paid.

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Sergey Rakhmaninov

  • Launched: 1984 (refurbished in 2014)
  • Country built: Germany
  • Length: 129.1m
  • Breadth: 16.7m
  • Speed: 25.5 km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 212
  • Cabins: 108
  • Sun deck with deck chairs, lounges and tables
  • 2 resturants
  • Reading room
  • 2 on-board bars
  • Conference / lecture hall
  • Gift Shop / Boutique
  • Reception
  • Beauty Salon
  • Laundry service
  • On-board doctor

Amenities

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