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Volga Dream Cruise – Gold package

Private Travel | Cruises 13 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3,895 Current prices from: £3,895
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise the picturesque Russian waterways, stopping at medieval towns and Kizhi island
  • Cruise top and tailed with 3 nights in Moscow & 3 nights in St Petersburg, allowing plenty of time to see the sights
  • Visits to the Kremlin, Hermitage, Pushkin and Peterhof included
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
Private Travel | Cruises 13 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3,895 Current prices from: £3,895
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise the picturesque Russian waterways, stopping at medieval towns and Kizhi island
  • Cruise top and tailed with 3 nights in Moscow & 3 nights in St Petersburg, allowing plenty of time to see the sights
  • Visits to the Kremlin, Hermitage, Pushkin and Peterhof included
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Moscow

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -621 -621 -130 643 1355 1763 1966 1763 1152 541 -130 -621
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 30 30 20 40 60 60 60 50 50 40 40
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

St Petersburg

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -621 -621 -130 541 1152 1661 1864 1661 1152 643 32 -425
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30 20 20 20 40 50 60 60 40 40 40 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Suzdal

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -719 -621 32 1050 1864 2272 2475 2272 1661 846 32 -425
Min temp (C)(F) -147 -139 -719 134 846 1254 1457 1254 745 236 -523 -1014
Sunshine hours 1 3 4 6 9 10 9 8 5 2 1 1
Daylight hours 8 10 12 14 16 18 17 15 13 10 8 7
Rainfall (mm)(in) 381 281 261 392 482 60 883 622 572 602 522 442
Rainy Days 18 14 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 15 17 19
Humidity L L L M M H H M5 M L L L
UV 0/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 6/H 5/M 3/M 1/L 1/L 0/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Vladivostok

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) -147 -1013 -327 440 949 1356 1864 2068 1661 948 -130 -1014
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 20 40 60 90 110 151 120 60 30 20
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Yaroslavl

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -818 -621 32 948 1864 2272 2373 2170 1559 745 32 -523
Min temp (C)(F) -155 -147 -818 134 745 1152 1355 1254 745 134 -523 -1112
Sunshine hours 1 3 4 6 9 10 9 7 4 2 1 1
Daylight hours 7 9 12 14 17 18 17 15 13 10 8 7
Rainfall (mm)(in) 361 261 251 381 472 653 853 653 582 582 492 452
Rainy Days 18 14 12 12 11 13 13 13 14 16 17 19
Humidity L L L M M M H M M L L L
UV 0/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 5/M 5/M 6/H 4/M 3/M 1/L 0/L 0/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Avila

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 745 1050 1254 1763 2272 2781 2679 2272 1661 1050 643
Min temp (C)(F) -130 32 134 236 643 1050 1355 1355 1050 643 236 -130
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 11 8 6 4 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 582 542 472 582 572 452 181 171 412 612 763 643
Rainy Days 13 12 11 13 12 10 6 5 8 11 12 13
Humidity N N N N N N L L N N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Barcelona (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1559 1763 2068 2475 2781 2781 2577 2170 1763 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 745 948 1254 1661 1966 1966 1763 1355 948 643
Sunshine hours 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 7 6 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 361 472 502 522 381 231 532 733 863 582 502
Rainy Days 13 11 12 11 11 8 5 8 9 11 11 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M L N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1355 1355 1457 1763 2068 2373 2475 2373 2068 1763 1559

Bilbao

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1457 1661 1966 2272 2577 2475 2475 2068 1559 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 439 439 541 745 948 1254 1457 1457 1355 1050 745 541
Sunshine hours 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 2
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1235 1024 954 1215 904 632 512 823 713 1074 1426 1295
Rainy Days 18 16 16 18 16 12 11 12 12 14 17 18
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1355

Burgos

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 846 1152 1355 1763 2170 2679 2577 2373 1763 1050 745
Min temp (C)(F) -130 32 134 337 643 948 1152 1152 948 643 236 32
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 10 7 5 4 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 572 522 552 592 622 472 291 281 452 552 713 592
Rainy Days 13 13 11 14 14 11 9 7 9 11 13 13
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1355 1355 1559 1763 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1457

Cordoba (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1457 1661 1966 2170 2679 3188 3697 3595 3188 2475 1864 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 439 541 643 846 1152 1559 1864 1864 1661 1152 745 439
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 683 622 542 361 211 40 50 231 622 823 793
Rainy Days 16 14 13 12 9 6 3 3 6 11 13 15
Humidity N N N N N H VH VH M N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Granada

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1254 1559 1763 2272 2781 3290 3290 2882 2170 1559 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 134 236 439 643 948 1355 1661 1661 1457 948 541 236
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 9 11 12 11 8 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 532 552 472 522 371 261 100 70 201 512 643 612
Rainy Days 14 14 12 13 10 6 4 4 6 10 13 14
Humidity N N N N N M H H L N N N
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Haro

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 948 1050 1355 1559 1966 2373 2781 2781 2475 1966 1355 948
Min temp (C)(F) 134 236 337 541 846 1152 1355 1355 1152 846 439 236
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 6 8 9 8 7 5 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 663 582 512 703 622 422 341 381 341 582 723 683
Rainy Days 15 14 13 16 15 13 11 10 11 13 14 14
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1864 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1355

Jerez De La Frontera

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2170 2475 2882 3290 3290 3086 2577 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 745 846 948 1050 1355 1661 1864 1966 1763 1457 1050 745
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 974 773 542 532 371 181 20 50 191 622 1084 1054
Rainy Days 15 13 12 11 8 5 2 2 4 10 13 15
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Leon

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 948 1254 1457 1864 2373 2781 2679 2373 1763 1152 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 337 643 1050 1254 1254 1050 745 337 32
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 612 643 381 542 512 392 261 181 402 572 622 612
Rainy Days 14 13 11 13 13 11 8 7 9 12 12 13
Humidity N N N N N N L L N N N N
UV 1/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Madrid

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 541 744 949 1254 1661 2169 2576 2476 2068 1457 948 542
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 40 40 40 40 30 10 10 30 50 50 40
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Merida

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3391 3595 3697 3493 3493 3493 3391 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1864 2068 2170 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2170 1966 1864
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 251 201 251 743 1466 1456 1687 1867 1084 351 321
Rainy Days 4 3 2 2 6 11 14 13 15 10 5 5
Humidity M M H VH VH VH VH VH VH H M M
UV 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ronda

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1152 1457 1661 2068 2475 2984 2984 2577 1966 1457 1152
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 439 643 846 1254 1559 1559 1457 1050 643 337
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 9 10 12 11 8 7 6 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1114 1024 833 763 522 331 131 131 321 793 1285 1245
Rainy Days 14 14 12 12 9 6 3 3 5 10 13 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 4/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Salamanca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 1050 1355 1559 2068 2577 2984 2882 2577 1864 1254 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 439 745 1152 1355 1355 1152 745 236 32
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 442 331 412 432 361 181 100 331 422 522 432
Rainy Days 15 14 12 12 12 9 6 5 8 11 13 13
Humidity N N N N N N M M N N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

San Sebastian

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1254 1457 1559 1864 2170 2475 2475 2373 1966 1457 1254
Min temp (C)(F) 439 541 643 745 1050 1355 1559 1559 1457 1152 745 541
Sunshine hours 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1275 1034 1034 1225 1074 773 622 904 974 1215 1436 1335
Rainy Days 18 16 17 18 17 13 12 13 13 14 17 17
Humidity L L M H H VH VH VH M M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1661 1966 2170 2272 2170 1864 1661 1457

Santander

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1457 1763 1864 2068 2373 2373 2272 1966 1559 1355
Min temp (C)(F) 643 643 745 846 1050 1355 1559 1661 1457 1254 846 745
Sunshine hours 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 3
Daylight hours 9 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1205 954 984 1155 883 622 492 793 863 1195 1546 1335
Rainy Days 19 17 17 17 16 12 10 12 13 16 18 19
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 7/H 8/VH 8/VH 7/H 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1355 1254 1254 1355 1559 1763 2068 2170 2068 1864 1559 1457

Seville

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 2068 2272 2781 3188 3595 3595 3290 2679 2068 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 846 1050 1355 1661 1864 1966 1763 1355 948 643
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 783 683 612 542 341 171 10 50 211 612 894 904
Rainy Days 14 13 11 11 7 5 2 2 4 10 12 14
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M M L
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 7/H 5/M 3/M 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Tenerife

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 2068 2068 2170 2373 2577 2679 2577 2475 2170 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1355 1355 1457 1661 1864 1966 1864 1763 1559 1355
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 9 8 7 6 6
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 663 552 422 311 110 50 10 30 131 412 693 753
Rainy Days 5 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 6 6
Humidity M H VH VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11/E 11/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1966 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373 2475 2373 2272 2170

Toledo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1661 1864 2373 2882 3391 3290 2882 2170 1457 1050
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 745 1152 1559 1864 1864 1559 1050 541 236
Sunshine hours 5 6 6 8 9 10 12 11 8 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 331 361 361 402 361 271 80 90 231 402 422 402
Rainy Days 14 13 12 11 10 8 4 4 6 10 12 13
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 3/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Valencia (Spain)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1661 1763 1966 2068 2373 2679 3086 3086 2882 2475 1966 1661
Min temp (C)(F) 643 745 846 1050 1355 1763 2068 2068 1864 1457 948 745
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 9 8 6 5 5
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 311 341 392 321 221 110 201 472 894 572 422
Rainy Days 12 11 10 10 9 6 4 5 6 10 10 12
Humidity N N N N N L M M M N N N
UV 2/L 3/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) 1457 1355 1457 1559 1763 2170 2475 2679 2475 2170 1864 1559

Valladolid

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 1152 1457 1661 2068 2577 2984 2984 2577 1966 1254 846
Min temp (C)(F) 32 134 236 541 745 1152 1457 1457 1152 846 337 134
Sunshine hours 3 5 6 7 9 10 12 11 8 6 4 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 331 311 371 422 351 141 120 301 361 462 402
Rainy Days 14 13 11 12 12 9 6 5 7 11 12 13
Humidity L M M H H VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 7/H 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Moscow

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Moscow with Aeroflot. Transfer to the Ararat Park (or similar) for 3 nights. (N)

Day 2: Moscow

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)

Day 3: Moscow

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 leisure. (B)

Day 4: Moscow • Board the Volga Dream

Morning at leisure. Afternoon visit to the Tretyakov Gallery, the largest collection of Russian art in the world. Continue to the Moscow metro, known for its architectural splendour. Board the Volga Dream for a 6-night cruise. (B, D)

Day 5: Uglich

Walking tour of Uglich, including the Chapel of Dmitry and Church of Transfiguration. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Yaroslavl

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)

Day 7: Goritsy

Stop in the town of Goritsy to visit the enormous 17th-century Kirillov-Belozersky monastery and its magnificent frescoes and icons. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Kizhi

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)

Day 9: Svirstroy

Stop at the small village of Svirstroy and enjoy a traditional tea including jam and pirozhkie (local pies) with the local residents. (B, L, D)

Day 10: St Petersburg

Disembark and transfer to the Belmond Grand Europe for 3 nights. Morning tour of St Petersburg to view the Peter and Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. (B, L)

Day 11: St Petersburg

Morning tour of the Hermitage. Lunch is followed by a tour of the Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great’s Summer Palace, the Bath Cottage and stunning gardens. (B, L)

Day 12: Pushkin • St Petersburg

Morning at leisure to join one of the optional tours or explore St Petersburg at your own pace. Afternoon tour of Catherine Palace at Pushkin, including the Amber Room. (B)

Day 13: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Non-exclusive tour

This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or more other parties who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients. 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.

Itinerary

The cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, varying water levels and lock passage. Some departures operate in reverse order.

Cabin upgrade supplements from:

Superior stateroom on the Main deck: £500.00 Deluxe staterooms on Promenade deck: £800.00 Deluxe staterooms on Sun Deck: £900.00 Junior suite on the Promenade and Sun decks: £1,500 Deluxe Junior suite on the Sun Deck: £2,000 The Owners Suite on Promenade deck: £3,400

Single rooms: Deluxe single on the Promenade deck: £1,500 Deluxe single on the Sun deck: £2,000

Other cruise options

Volga Dream Cruises also operates specialist cruises, which include an Moscow to Volgograd cruise, which features visits to the Russian cities of Kazan, Samara and Volgograd.

Platinum & Imperial packages

Upgrade to the Volga Dream Platinum package, which caters for guests who prefer to travel in smaller groups and enjoy more inclusions as part of their trip. Additional excursions include the Leo Tolstoy House- Museum in Moscow, a canal boat ride and entry to the Fabergé Museum in St Petersburg. More lunches and an early entrance to the Kremlin is also included. Imperial packages include all extras and stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in both cities. Please speak to a Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £1,500pp.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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  • Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
    Belmond Grand Hotel Europe

    The Grand Hotel Europe was the first 5-star hotel opened in the Soviet Union and dates back to 1824. Today, under the management of Belmond Hotels, it one of the world's great luxury hotels, occupying a prime location at the centre of the city's main attractions. Features: 301 rooms & suites; 2 restaurants; 2 bar & restaurants; beauty salon; fitness centre; gift shops. Room amenities: LCD television; DVD player; telephone; safe; Wi-Fi.

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  • Ararat Park Hyatt
    Ararat Park Hyatt

    Located in the centre of Moscow, the hotel Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow is a short walk from the Bolshoi Theatre and only a few minutes' walk from the Kremlin, Red Square and the Russian Parliament. The hotel rooms are designed in a contemporary style and all feature a bath and shower. Facilities in the hotel include a spa, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. There is a choice of three restaurants and two bars in this five star hotel.

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Dates & prices

VDS2020

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 5-star hotel & cruise accommodation
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Local tour escort in each destination
    • All meals aboard the cruise, with complimentary wine and drinks served with lunch and dinner

Destinations on this tour

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  • Moscow

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  • Moscow

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