Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 St. Petersburg
Upon arrival in St. Petersburg, group transfer to your deluxe hotel located in the historic city centre. You may spend the rest of the day at leisure relaxing after the flight or explore St. Petersburg on your own.
Stay at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 (5 star)

DAY 2 St. Petersburg
This morning tour St. Petersburg, which Peter the Great transformed from marshland into the vibrant city of islands, canals, bridges and pastel-coloured palaces. Continue with an orientation tour of the city and enter Peter & Paul Fortress, the family shrine of the Romanovs. The remainder afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the city on your own. B
Stay at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 (5 star)

DAY 3 St. Petersburg
Start the day with the famed Hermitage Museum, whose four hundred rooms contain spectacular examples of nearly all schools of Western art, including one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist works.
Following lunch continue to the meticulously restored Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg’s most famous and spectacular imperial estate, often cited as the "Versailles of Russia". Visit one of the authentic Small Cottages and stroll in the vast Lower Park with its 176 fountains, 4 cascades, majestic palaces, and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes. BL
Stay at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 (5 star)

DAY 4 St. Petersburg
This morning is free to join one of the optional tours on offer, or just explore the city at your own pace. This afternoon you will drive to Pushkin, the Czar’s Village, for a specially arranged visit to Catherine’s Palace. See the exquisitely restored Amber Room and stroll the formal gardens. After this tour you will be transferred to the luxurious MS Volga Dream and begin your cruise along the Russian Waterways. Enjoy a Captain's welcome reception and dinner as you begin your cruise. BD

DAY 5 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 pirozhki (local pies). They will enthusiastically tell you all about Russian traditions, lifestyle and the attractions of Svirstroy village while proudly showing off their homes and kitchen gardens. After the tea, you will depart on a tour of the nearby town to see the monument of the WWII and visit a local primary school. BLD

DAY 6 Kizhi
This afternoon explore the tiny, picturesque island of Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Lake Onega. The open-air Museum of Architecture includes the Church of the Transfiguration, a unique onion-domed masterpiece built without a single metal nail and resembling something out of a Russian fairy tale. BLD

DAY 7 Goritzy
Early this morning you cross Lake Beloye, or the White Lake, formerly known as the “Czar’s fishing grounds”. Arrive in the peaceful village of Goritzy to tour the fortress-like Kirillov-Belozersky Monastery with its magnificent frescoes by Dionysius, one of the Russia's most renowned icon painters. Return to the ship for a late lunch. BLD

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. BLD

DAY 9 Uglich
Arrive this afternoon in Uglich, which dates back to the 10th century. A walking tour includes the Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, a 17th-century treasure built on the site where Ivan the Terrible’s 10-year old son met his death. Lastly you will attend a concert of choral music at St. John‘s Church. BLD

DAY 10 Moscow
Disembark at midday and begin the day with an orientation tour of Moscow before proceeding to the famous Novodevichy Cemetery, where well-known Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, are buried along with famous actors, political leaders, and scientists. Check-in at your hotel then the rest of the afternoon is free for you to further explore by yourself. BL
Stay at Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel (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. Walk through Red Square, with photo stops at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb and GUM department store. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. B
Stay at Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel (5 star)

DAY 12 Moscow
This morning is free for you to investigate this city at your own pace. Early this afternoon visit the renowned Tretyakov Gallery to view it’s collection of Russian art, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings. Afterwards explore the famous Moscow Metro, renowned for its architectural splendour and ornately decorated stations. B
Stay at Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel (5 star)

DAY 13 Moscow
Your MS Volga Dream cruise tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer for your onward journey. B

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • Daily Supply of Bottled Water
  • Free Tea & Coffee Station
  • On-board Lectures with Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Daily Cabin Service
  • 7 day cruise in a river view cabin
  • 3 nights 5 star, centrally located, hotel in St. Petersburg
  • 3 nights 5 star, centrally located, hotel in Moscow
  • Russian cultural experience aboard the Volga Dream including
    • 4 Fascinating Talks by the Russian Professor
    • Piano Concert of Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov
    • Russian Dinner and Vodka Tasting
    • Matryoshka (nesting doll) Painting
    • Russian Language Classes
    • Russian Cooking Classes
    • Tea from the Samovar
    • Welcome Bread and Salt
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches – including on-deck BBQ
  • 6 dinners – including Russian Dinner & Vodka Tasting
  • House wines, beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner (cruise only)
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails

Daily small group sightseeing in groups of a maximum of 25 guests (wireless headsets)

St. Petersburg

  • City Tour
  • Peter & Paul’s Fortress
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral (photo stop)
  • Church on the Spilled Blood (photo stop)
  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof: Lower Park & Small Cottage (inclusive of fountains) – return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil
  • Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin


  • Tour WWII memorial and local primary school visit, village near Svirstroy
  • Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island
  • Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Goritzy
  • Spassky Monastery, Yaroslavl
  • Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, Uglich


  • City Tour
  • Red Square Walk
  • Assumption and Archangel Cathedrals
  • Kremlin and Armory Chamber
  • State Tretyakov Gallery
  • Novodevichy Cemetery Visit
  • Metro Introduction Tour


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Sun Deck
Deluxe Junior Suite
402 - 404
Junior Suite
Deluxe CabinDeluxe Single
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Promenade Deck
Owner's Suite
Junior Suite
Deluxe CabinStandard Single
325, 326
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Main Deck
Superior Cabin
201 - 210
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
Cabin Deck
Standard Cabin
101 - 108
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)

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
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


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