Itinerary + Map

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

DAY 2 Moscow
This morning disembark for a city tour of the political and economic heartbeat of Russia including stops at St. Sofia Embankment on the Moskva-river; The Bolshoi Stone Bridge, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the New Maiden Convent. Stop at the observation platform of Sparrow Hills, Victory Park and Poklonnaya Hill plus much more! The remainder of the day is then at leisure. BLD

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, the main church of Russia and the Annunciation Cathedral, private church of the Russian Tsars. BLD

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. BLD

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. BLD

DAY 6 Goritzy
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. BLD

DAY 7 Lake Onega & Kizhi
Via the Volga/Baltic canal, your cruise takes us to the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of lake Onega. Renowned for its open-air Museum of Architecture assembled from various areas of the country and restored to form a glimpse of the past. The Transfiguration Church, with 22 domes, is the ultimate in Russian fairy-tale church architecture. Erected without a single nail or piece of iron, it was built only by chisel and axe. BLD

DAY 8 Mandrogi
Today cruise along intricate waterways and Lake Lagoda, before arriving at the village of Mandrogi. Here villagers will greet you and you can admire some fine examples of traditional wooden architecture. With some free time before returning to the ship, you may like to visit the museum dedicated to the history of Russian vodka. BLD

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, Palace Square and Monument to Peter the Great. This afternoon, explore further on your own, during time at leisure, or you may join one of the optional tours on offer. BLD

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. The remainder of the day is free to further enjoy this beautiful city before gathering this evening for a farewell gala dinner on board. BLD

DAY 11 St. Petersburg
Your Volga Classic tour concludes after breakfast. B

  • Welcome meeting
  • Cruise Director
  • Port Charges, Local Taxes & Fuel Surcharge
  • On-board Lectures with Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Russian workshops
  • Luggage handling
  • 11 day cruise in a river-view cabin
  • Exclusions: Transfers and gratuities.
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches
  • 10 dinners – including Farewell Dinner
  • Captains Welcome Cocktail
  • Guided tours of:
    Moscow
    Uglich
    Yaroslavl
    Goritzy
    Kizhi Island including Wooden Architecture Museum
    St. Petersburg
  • Visit:
    Mandrogi
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Pricing

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Lower Deck
Twin
Standard Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$1,995
$1,995
$1,995
$1,995
Main Deck
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Main Deck
Twin
Standard Cabin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$2,205
$2,205
$2,205
$2,205
Upper Deck
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Upper Deck
DoubleTwin
Junior SuiteStandard CabinJunior Suite
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$3,350$2,520$3,350
$3,350$2,520$3,350
$3,350$2,520$3,350
$3,350$2,520$3,350
Boat Deck
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Boat Deck
DoubleTwinSingle
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Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$3,040
$3,040
$3,040
$3,040

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Sergey Rakhmaninov

  • Launched: 1984 (renovated in 2014)
  • Country built: Germany
  • Length: 129.1m
  • Breadth: 16.7m
  • Speed: 25.5 km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 216
  • Cabins: 108
  • Restaurants
  • Library
  • 3 on-board bars
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Hairdresser’s Salon
  • On-board doctor

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe