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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 (regional connections available) to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Marriott Aurora / Ararat Park Hyatt 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 leisure. (B)
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)
Walking tour of Uglich, including the Chapel of Dmitry. (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)
Stop in the town of Goritsy to visit the enormous 17th-century Kirillov-Belozersky monastery and 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)
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)
Disembark and transfer to the Kempinski Moika 22 / Belmond Grand Hotel Europe for 3 nights. Morning tour of St Petersburg to view the Peter and Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt. (B, L)
Morning visit to the Hermitage. Afternoon visit to Peterhof to view the exterior of Peter the Great’s Summer Palace, the Bath Cottage and gardens. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin, including the Amber Room. (B, L)
Morning at leisure. Early afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
The cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, varying water levels and lock passage. Some departures operate in reverse order.
31 May - 12 Jun 19
20 Jun - 2 Jul 19
26 Jun - 8 Jul 19
4 Jul - 16 Jul 19
16 Jul - 28 Jul 19
28 Jul - 9 Aug 19
9 Aug - 21 Aug 19
15 Aug - 27 Aug 19
22 Aug - 3 Sep 19
29 Aug - 10 Sep 19
5 Sep - 17 Sep 19
Superior stateroom on the Main deck: £470.00
Deluxe staterooms on Promenade deck: £715.00
Deluxe staterooms on Sun Deck: £815.00
Junior suite on the Promenade and Sun decks: £1,415
Deluxe Junior suite on the Sun Deck: £1,875
The Owners Suite on Promenade deck: £2,770
Standard single on the Promenade deck: £4,640
Deluxe single on the Sun deck: £5,110
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. The departure dates are the 25 April to 6 May, 3 to 13 May and 26 September to 7 October 2019.
Upgrade to the Volga Dream Platinum package from £750 per person. This caters for discerning travellers who prefer to travel in a smaller group. The maximum group size will be between 12-15 passengers on sightseeing tours. Lunches will be included in Moscow and St Petersburg. Additional visits include the St Basil's Cathedral, Park Zaryadye Leo Tolstoy's House in Moscow, as well as visits to St Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace, canal boat ride, the Faberge Museum and early entrances to the Hermitage, including the renowned Gold room in St Petersburg. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for details.
Upgrade to the Volga Dream Four Seasons package from £1,695 per person. This caters for discerning travellers who prefer to travel in a smaller group and stay in the finest hotels. In Moscow stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow and in St Petersburg stay at the Four Seasons Lion Palace. The maximum group size will be up to 10 passengers on sightseeing tours. Lunches will be included in Moscow and St Petersburg. Additional visits include the St Basil's Cathedral, Park Zaryadye Leo Tolstoy's House in Moscow, as well as visits to St Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace, canal boat ride, the Faberge Museum and early entrances to the Hermitage, including the renowned Gold room in St Petersburg. Please speak to a Cox & Kings consultant for details.
This tour is based in 5-star accommodation.
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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VDS2019: 12 Nights