Visit both the more rural settings of Russia and the major sights of its two key cities - Moscow and St Petersburg - on this cruise along the scenic rivers, lakes and canals of the Volga. Set amid the countryside of the upper Volga region are the magical medieval towns of Russia’s Golden Ring - a string of ancient settlements - as well as the mystical Kizhi island with its fabulous wooden architecture.
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Fly from London
Heathrow to Moscow with British Airways.
Transfer to the Marriott Aurora for 3 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Moscow,
including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral
and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Continue to Novodevichy cemetery, the final
resting place for a number of great cultural
and political figures, including Chekhov and
Shostakovich. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning visit to the Kremlin.
The tour includes Cathedral Square and the
Armoury Museum, which houses an opulent
collection of treasures collected by the
Russian state and church. Afternoon at
Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to the
Tretyakov Gallery, which houses the largest
collection of Russian art in the world.
Continue to the Moscow metro, known for its
architectural splendour. Board the Volga Dream
II for a 6-night cruise. (B, L, D)
Walking tour of Uglich,
including the Chapel of Dmitry and Church
of Transfiguration. (B, L, D)
Explore the oldest city on
the Volga and visit the Saviour Transfiguration
Cathedral in the Spassky monastery and the
Church of Elijah the Prophet, which features
intricate frescoes. (B, L, D)
Visit the enormous 17thcentury
Kirillov-Belozersky monastery to see
its magnificent frescoes and icons. (B, L, D)
Explore the Unesco world
heritage site of Kizhi island. Visit the open-air
museum of history and architecture, and the
Transfiguration Cathedral. Featuring 22 carved
domes, it is made entirely from wood, without
a single nail. (B, L, D)
Explore the local craft
centres and ethnic village. (B, L, D)
from the Volga Dream II and transfer to the
Kempinski Moika 22 for 3 nights. Morning tour
of St Petersburg to view the Peter and Paul
Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. Afternoon visit
to the Hermitage with its unrivalled collection
of European masterpieces. (B, L)
Morning visit to
Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the
Great’s Summer Palace, the Bath Cottage and
gardens. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning tour of
Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, including the
Amber Room. Afternoon visit to the Faberge museum. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. Early
afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to
London Heathrow. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is not
exclusive to Cox & Kings clients and the
cruise itinerary is subject to change due to
weather conditions, varying water levels and
lock passage. Some departures operate in
reverse order. Cox & Kings is acting as an
agent on behalf of Volga Dream Cruises and
its cancellation conditions will apply. Please
contact Cox & Kings for details.
Volga Dream Cruises also operates specialist cruises, which include an Moscow to Astrakhan cruise, which features visits to the Russian cities of Kazan, Samara and Volgograd. The departure dates are the 3 May - 15 May 2017 and 14 May - 28 May 2017
Main deck superior stateroom £470.00
Deluxe staterooms on Promenade £755.00
Deluxe staterooms on Sun Deck £855.00
Junior suite on Promenade and Sun decks £1,455
Deluxe Junior suite on Sun Deck £1,885
The Owners Suite on Promenade deck £2,755
Standard single on the Promenade deck is from £3,695 per person
Deluxe single on the Sun deck is from £4,170 per person
Upgrade to the Volga Dream II Platinum package. This caters for discerning
travellers who prefer to travel in a smaller
group and stay in the finest hotels. In Moscow
and St Petersburg, stay at the St. Regis Moscow Hotel Nikolskaya
and the Grand Hotel Europe. The maximum
group size will be up to 15 passengers on
sightseeing tours. Additional visits are included
to the Diamond Fund in the Kremlin and the
Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow, as well
as early entrance to the Hermitage. Please speak to a Cox and Kings consultant for details.
Located in the historic and cultural heart of St Petersburg, the luxury 5-star Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 overlooks Palace Square, home of the Hermitage Museum, and it has some of the best views over the city. The hotel has all the facilities of a modern hotel yet decorated in a classical style, with fine antiques and traditional furnishings.
Features: 200 rooms & suites; Relaxation Centre and spa; restaurant; bar; wine cellar; tea room.
Room amenities: Wi-Fi; satellite television; in-room safe; telephone; minibar; pillow...
Ideally located within walking distance of Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre, the Marriott Royal Aurora offers a perfect combination of traditional style and modern comfort. Each of the 192 rooms have air-conditioning, a safe, minibar and personalised butler service. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, 2 restaurants and a...
Volga Dream is the most prestigious cruise
vessel operating on the Russian waterways.
The ship has 56 superbly appointed
guest cabins, each with air conditioning, a
flatscreen TV, safe and minibar. The ship is
equipped with stylish teak deck furniture
and a fitness centre with sauna. All cabins
have outside views. Panoramic windows
are in all cabins except on the Cabin deck,
which features portholes. Double beds are
only available for the Promenade and Sun
All meals are included on the cruise
(breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner)
with house wine, draught beer and soft
drinks served with lunch and dinner. Daily
lectures on Russian cuisine, politics and
lifestyles are available to guests on board
as well as classical film performances and
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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