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The real Russia

Vodohod Premium 4 Star
Moscow
Astrakhan
24 September 2020 - 07 October 2020
14 days
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from €5,720 p.p.
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Description
Cruise route
Moscow (3 days)
Uglich
Yaroslavl
Nizhny Novgorod
Cheboksary
Саратов
Samara
Saratov
Volgograd
Day on board
Astrakhan (2 days)
Ship facilities
Full board
English speaking staff
Coffee point
All cabins are equiped with fridges
Complementary Wi-Fi
TV in cabins
Additional restaurant information:
  • Breakfast - buffet.
  • Lunch - buffet.
  • Dinner - served to the table.
Catering package included:
  • Three meals per day during the tour, except for the day of embarkation and the day of disembarkation. On the day of embarkation - dinner, on the day of disembarkation - European breakfast. On embarkation day after 23.00 and on disembarkation day before 06.00 the boxed meal is provided instead of dinner/breakfast respectively. Breakfast - buffet, lunch and dinner - served to the table.
  • Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony
  • Welcome cocktail - 1 glass of sparkling wine or juice for one person;
  • Tea / coffee for all meals;
  • Themed dinners;
  • “Captain dinner” with an improved menu + 1 glass of sparkling wine per person;
  • Hot tea (in cool weather) upon returning to the boat from shore excursions;
  • Cold iced tea / juice (in hot weather) upon returning to the motor ship from shore excursions
Cruise price includes:
  • Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation
  • 1 transfer to the port and 1 transfer from the port only on embarkation/disembarkation days
  • Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship
  • Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day. Breakfast is buffet style, dinner and lunch are with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead on lunch on board, subject to weather conditions)
  • Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail reception
  • English/French/German/Spanish/Italian speaking board guides; services of guides speaking other foreign languages can be provided at additional cost
  • On board entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
  • Included excursion program (in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned)
  • Headphones for the entire excursion program
  • Hot towels after clients’ return on board from shore excursions;
  • Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)
  • Visa support letter
Cruise price doesn't include:
  • Additional drinks and water in ship restaurant and drinks in on-board bars
  • Optional tours
  • Tips for the crew and ship staff
  • Travel insurances
  • Birthday greetings (cake, music)
  • Sauna and / or hairdresser (if there is a sauna / hairdresser on board)
Цена
Route
Daily route
Day 1
Moscow
Day 1
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow- the breathtaking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow.
Transfer from airport the ship (according to the prior request)
You can buy snack in bars on the board
Music in the bar
Piano music in the bar
Information briefing & optional tour sales
Dinner aboard (for late arrivals boxed lunch is provided instead)
There will be certain tables for each group in the restaurant
Live music in the bar
Day 2
Moscow
Day 2
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow- the breathtaking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow.
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard
Bus city tour (Leningradskaya street, Tverskaya street, Novodevichy convent (passing by from the embankment side), KGB (passing by), Red square (free time), GUM (interior visit), Cathedral of Christ the Savior (passing by),Sparrow hills (photo-stop)
Lunch at the city restaurant
Kremlin tour - Palace of Congresses, Senate square: Arsenal, Senate buildings; residence of the President of the Russian Federation, Tsar bell and Tsar cannon, Cathedral Square ensemble: Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral with visit to one of them.
Return aboard for passengers without optional excursions with drop off for OPTIONAL National folk show “Kostroma”
Return aboard for passengers with optional excursion to Armory chamber with drop off for
Dinner aboard for passengers without optional excursions
Musical evening in the bar
Return aboard after the optional National folk show “Golden Ring”. Dinner aboard
Return on board after optional night tour without observation deck
Return on board after optional night tour with observation deck

OPTIONAL: Armory chamber (pre-booked only)
OPTIONAL National folk show “Kostroma”
OPTIONAL: National folk show “Kostroma”
(from the middle of June till the middle of September only!)
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night & metro + visit to the observation deck
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night & metro
Day 3
Moscow
Day 3
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow- the breathtaking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow.
Moscow
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard
Departure for Tretyakov Art gallery

Return on board after included program
Lunch aboard
Return on board after optional tours Cathedral of the Christ the Savior with observation decks / Novospassky monastery
Documentary about History of Russia
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Return on board after optional tour Free time in the city
Departure
Motorship leaves Moscow for Uglich
Safety Drill
Music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Presentation of the crew and of the staff
Captain’s Welcome Cocktail.
You are expected to be elegantly dressed.
Dinner aboard
Classical music in the bar
Onboard musicians’ concert “Let’s make friends”!
Dancing music in the bar
Movie

OPTIONAL (from the Tretiakov Gallery): Free time in the city (Boxed lunch for those who book the tour)
OPTIONAL (from the Tretiakov Gallery): Novospassky monastery (Boxed lunch for those who book the tour)
OPTIONAL (from the Tretiakov Gallery): Cathedral of the Christ the Savior with observation decks (Boxed lunch for those who book the tour)
Day 4
Uglich
Day 4
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Uglich of today used to be the seat of princedom back in the 13th century. Uglich is the town where one of the most momentous events of the Russian history took place in the 16th century. It was then that the last member of the Ruirik dynasty, the young Tsarevich Dmitry was murdered. That dreadful event gave rise to what later became known as the time of trouble and only after 15 years the Romanov’s dynasty’s succeeding to the throne. Today’s Uglich does cherish its history and you can still see the relics of the past. That is the Church of St Dmitry on the spilt Blood. Built in 1690 on the spot where Dmitry had been murdered it appears on the horizon with its red walls and blue domes as one sails north on the Volga.
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
Route information “Uglich, Yaroslavl and Kostroma”
Souvenir Shop lecture (The most interesting about the Traditional Russian crafts)
Russian language class
Meeting about our itinerary
QUIZ
Lunch aboard
UGLICH
Walking city tour, Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral
Music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Uglich for Yaroslavl
Dinner aboard
Concert of folk music
Classical music in the bar
Dancing music in the bar
Movie
Day 5
Yaroslavl
Day 5
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Yaroslavl is the unofficial capital of the Golden Ring of Russia and the oldest city on the Volga with a history of more than 1000 years.
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard
YAROSLAVL
Bus city tour, local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophet (outside), Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (inside visit), interactive tour of former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Yaroslavl for Kostroma
Lunch aboard
Russian songs class
KOSTROMA
Bus city tour, Ipatiev monastery, Trinity Cathedral
Music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Kostroma for Nizhny Novgorod
Dinner aboard
Dance quiz
Dancing music in the bar
Movie
Day 6
Nizhny Novgorod
Day 6
Date 30.10 (Fri)
At the confluence of the Oka and the Volga Rivers, Nizhny Novgorod (formerly named Gorky), founded in 1221, is the 3rd largest city of Russia is located. Although it dates back to the 13th century, the majority of its most interesting sights are from later periods. The first and foremost among these is the city’s great, brooding Kremlin, built during the 16th century. Today Nizhny Novgorod is a large river port, trade and cultural centre.
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
Route information “Nizhny Novgorod and Cheboksary”
Russian language lesson
Documentary about History of Russia
Russian dances lesson
Lunch aboard
NIZHNY NOVGOROD
Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds
Music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Nizhny Novgorod for Cheboksary
Dinner
Concert of instrumental music
Dancing music in the bar
Movie

OPTIONAL: Art Gallery after the city tour
Day 7
Cheboksary
Day 7
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Wake up call
Breakfast onboard
CHEBOKSARY
Bus city tour
Lunch aboard
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Pirate’s Dinner aboard
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Cheboksary for Kazan
Pirate’s game “Seeking for treasure”
Dancing music in the bar
Movie

OPTIONAL: Beer Museum+tasting
OPTIONAL: The city of Ioshkar-Ola
Day 8
Саратов
Day 8
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Отдых на теплоходе не похож ни на один другой способ проведения выходных или отпуска. На борту предусмотрено все для комфортного расслабленного времяпрепровождения и общения с другими участниками круиза, а на стоянках гостей ожидают познавательные экскурсии и красоты русской природы. Компания «ВодоходЪ» предлагает круизы длительностью от 3 до 22 дней с посещением Астрахани, Перми, Казани, Санкт-Петербурга, Костромы, Москвы и других городов. Заказать тур на теплоходе из Саратова по Волге можно уже сейчас, получив скидку раннего бронирования.
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard
KAZAN
Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Kazan for Samara
Lunch aboard
Documentary about History of Russia
Russian language class
Russian Songs class
The cruise director is waiting for you at the reception desk to answer your questions
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Dinner
Concert of Russian Romances
Dancing music in the bar
Movie

OPTIONAL: Master-class of matryoshka painting
Day 9
Samara
Day 9
Date 30.10 (Fri)
The history of today's 1.5-million resident city dates back to the 16th century. Founded in 1586 as a fortress to guard Russian lands against relentless nomadic forays. Samara was but a far-flung peripheral settlement until 1851 when the city became the center of the newly formed Samara gubernia (region).Vibrant development of the city began in the second half of the 19th century with the construction of stonework mansions, banks, public buildings and industrial facilities. Most of them still stagger with the diversity of architectural styles and the elegance of shapes. It was then that Samara received its theaters, museums and the public library.
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
Route information “Samara”
SAMARA
Bus city tour, Art gallery
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Samara for Saratov
Lunch aboard
Documentary about History of Russia
Presentation of Russian fairy-tales
Russian dances class
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Russian Dinner aboard
Evening of Russian Poetry
Dancing music in the bar
Movie

OPTIONAL: Stalin’s Bunker
OPTIONAL: Vodka and blini tasting Party
Day 10
Saratov
Day 10
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Founded in 1590 by the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Saratov is the boyhood home of Yuri Gagarin, the world's first cosmonaut. Enjoy the landmarks of the city - the 17th-centuryTrinity Cathedral, built in Moscow baroque style, the greenery of "Lime Tree Park" where one avenue was reserved for boys and the other for girls, the calm pedestrian Kirov street, lined with elms. A city of almost 900,000 inhabitants, Saratov is very lively and the atmosphere there is cheerful.
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
Route information “Saratov and Volgograd”
Russian Tea Ceremony – Enjoy the Russian tea culture and learn its history
SARATOV
Bus city tour
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Saratov for Volgograd
Lunch aboard
Documentary about History of Russia
QUIZ
Classical music in the bar
Live music in the bar
Dinner aboard
Onboard musicians’ concert
Dancing music in the bar
Movie
Day 11
Volgograd
Day 11
Date 30.10 (Fri)
First called Tsaritsyn, then renamed Stalingrad and eventually Volgograd, the city has a unique geographic location on the crossroads of land and waterways which link together Europe and Asia. It was established in the 16th century to defend the strategic point where the Volga and Don rivers meet. Volgograd acquired its sinister notoriety during World War II at the time of the Battle of Stalingrad (winter of 1942) which was the turning point for the Russian resistance to Hitler, and for the war as a whole. Mamayev Hill, the site of the battle's fiercest fighting is now a memorial dominated by a 70-m (239-ft) statue of Russia the Motherland wielding a sword.
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
VOLGOGRAD
Bus city tour, Mamayev Mound
Lunch aboard
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
All aboard!
You are kindly asked to be onboard in time
Departure
Motorship leaves Volgograd for Astrakhan
Remembrance ceremony devoted to the soldiers of the World War II
Dinner aboard
Evening of Russian Poetry
Dancing music in the bar

OPTIONAL: Panoramic museum “Stalingrad Battle”
Day 12
Day on board
Day 12
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Wake up call
Morning exercises
Breakfast aboard
Route information “Astrakhan”
Russian language class
Round Table Conversation about Russia today.
Board guides are glad to answer every question you have about the Russian Reality
QUIZ
Lunch aboard
Russian songs class
Russian dance class
The dress rehearsal of the Talent Show. All performers are welcome!
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Farewell cocktail
Captain’s Dinner.
You may prefer to have a dressier outfit.
Talent show - pleasant party performed by our guests and for our guests
Dancing music in the bar
Day 13
Astrakhan
Day 13
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Astrakhan is the "jewel" of the Lower Volga and the Caspian capital of Russia.
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard
ASTRAKHAN
Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds
Lunch aboard
Live music in the bar
Classical music in the bar
Dinner aboard
Musical evening in the bar
Classical music in the bar

OPTIONAL: Art Gallery after the city tour
OPTIONAL: Volga Delta
(can be arranged in the morning before the included tour)
Day 14
Astrakhan
Day 14
Date 30.10 (Fri)
Astrakhan is the "jewel" of the Lower Volga and the Caspian capital of Russia.
Wake up call
Breakfast aboard (for early departures boxed lunch is provided instead)
Transfer ship – airport (upon the prior request)
Ship
Motorship “Konstantin Korotkov” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1976, refurbished in 2019 - 2020, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17MpH)
Vodohod Premium 4 Star
Full board English speaking staff Coffee point All cabins are equiped with fridges Complementary Wi-Fi TV in cabins
Cabin types
Single
One-bed outside cabin with a large opening scenic window, private facilities. Equipped wit new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style.
One-bed, large opening scenic window, private facilities, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Twin
Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting, decorated in modern style.
Two-bed, large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Deluxe
Spacious twin/double cabin with a large opening scenic window. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting, decorated in modern style.
Large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Suite
Ample cabin with separate bedroom and lounge area, around 30 square meters, equipped with private bathroom of increased size, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, TV, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows.
Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way with a roomy wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed and wardrobe. New lighting and modern décor. Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding-sofa
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