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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: £2,000Other 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.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.
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 decks. </br></br> 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 language classes.
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.
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.
Low season from £3895 per person
High season from £3895 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other current or subsequent Cox & Kings offer. Discounts apply to new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively. Offers are subject to availability.
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