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The real Russia

Vodohod Premium 4 Star
Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
09 September 2021 - 20 September 2021
12 days
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from €1,291 p.p. €1,613
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Description
Cruise route
Moscow (3 days)
Uglich
Yaroslavl
Goritsy
Kizhi
Mandrogui
Saint-Petersburg (4 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
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Moscow
Day 1 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
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 to the ship (according to the prior request)
  • Information briefing and optional tour sales
  • Dinner aboard (for late arrivals boxed lunch is provided instead)
  • Music in the bar
Day 2
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Moscow
Day 2 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
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.
  • 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.
  • Dinner aboard
  • Live music in the bar
OPTIONAL: Armory chamber (pre-booked only)
OPTIONAL National folk show “Kostroma” OR “Golden Ring” (subject of availability of the performance)
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night & metro + visit to the observation deck
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night & metro
Day 3
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Moscow
Day 3 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
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.
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Optional tours (for extra-fee)
  • Lunch aboard
  • The information about the route with your on-board guide / representative
  • The ship leaves Moscow for Uglich
  • Presentation of the crew and the staff
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail
  • Safety drill
  • Dinner aboard
  • Live music in the bar
  • Concert “Let’s get acquainted”
  • Dancing music in the bar
OPTIONAL: Sergiev Possad
OPTIONAL: Boat trip on the Moskva River
OPTIONAL: Tretyakov Gallery
OPTIONAL: Kolomenskoye
OPTIONAL: Transfer to the city center
OPTIONAL: Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
Day 4
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Uglich
Day 4 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
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.
  • Morning exercises
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Souvenir Shop lecture (the most interesting about the Traditional Russian crafts)
  • Russian dances class with our guides
  • Hospitality hour with your cruise director
  • Russian language and songs class
  • Route information in your cabins
  • Lunch aboard
  • The film about Russian history
  • Arrival to UGLICH: walking city tour, territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral
  • The ship leaves Uglich for Yaroslavl
  • Dinner aboard
  • Folk music concert
  • Dancing music in the bar
Day 5
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Yaroslavl
Day 5 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
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.
  • Morning exercises
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Arrival to 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 to former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)
  • The ship leaves Yaroslavl for Goritsy
  • Lunch aboard
  • Route Information in your cabins
  • Russian language and songs class
  • Live music in the bar
  • Hospitality hour with your cruise director
  • Slavic dinner aboard
  • Classical music concert
  • Dancing music in the bar
OPTIONAL: Vodka and blini tasting party
OPTIONAL: Master Class of painting traditional Russian doll Matryoshka
Day 6
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Goritsy
Day 6 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Welcome to the Northwest of Russia, the village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. From Goritsy a bus will drive you to the town of Kirillov, 8 kilome­ters away, to tour one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its re­markable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.
  • Morning exercises
  • Brunch
  • Presentation of the Russian fairy tales
  • Information briefing and presentation of St.Petersburg program
  • Arrival to GORITSY: Monastery of St.Cyril on the White Lake, museum of icons
  • The ship leaves Goritsy for Kizhi
  • Russian Tea Ceremony
  • Route Information
  • Round Table: questions about Russia
  • Film of Russian history
  • Dinner aboard
  • Live music in the bar
  • Concert with our board ensemble
  • Dancing music
OPTIONAL: Culinary master class
Day 7
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Kizhi
Day 7 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Situated to the northeast of Lake Onega, the island of Kizhi is home to the open-air museum of fascinating wooden architecture. Walking on the island, you can see old wooden churches, chapels, bell towers, peasant houses, granaries, barns, windmills, bathhouses which were all brought from around the Onega region to illustrate the architecture common to the Russian North.The focal point, referred to as the Kizhi Ensemble, comprises the awe-inspiring 22-domed Transfigu­ration Cathedral (1714), the neighboring Church of Intercession (1774) and the bell tower between the two. Another significant structure is the modest Cha­pel of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Built in 1391, it is the oldest standing wooden church in Russia.
  • Morning exercises
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Film about Russian history
  • Captain’s bridge tour
  • Russian language and songs class
  • Route information
  • Lunch aboard
  • Russian dances class with our guides
  • Arrival to KIZHI: open-air museum of wooden architecture (Transfiguration Cathedral (outside), visit of Intercession Cathedral, 1 izba (traditional wooden house), sauna)
  • The ship leaves Kizhi for Mandrogui
  • Pirate dinner
  • Live music in the bar
  • Evening Show (Mister and Missis of the cruise)
  • Dancing music in the bar
Day 8
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Mandrogui
Day 8 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Inhabited by talented craftsmen, Mandrogui is a reconstructed village, built on the bank of the Svir River to illustrate the traditions and lifestyle of Russia's past. Experience provincial Russian lifestyle, watch the artisans and craftsmen mak­ing “matryoshkas” (Russian nesting dolls), carving wood, sewing, and ... visit the Vodka Museum, which boasts 250 varieties of the national drink.
  • Morning exercises
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Presentation of the film about the cruise with your participation
  • Round Table
  • Arrival to MANDROGUI: free time during the stop. The possibility to enjoy the peaceful scenery and picturesque landscape. Visit of the traditional Russian village: outside and interiors of typical wooden houses, numerous crafts exhibitions, Russian pancake and pies houses, Museum of Vodka (fee-paying entrance)
  • «Shashlik» in a tent ashore
  • The ship leaves Mandrogui for Saint-Petersburg
  • Route information
  • Live music in the bar
  • Farewell cocktail
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Talent show – show performed by our guests and for our guests
  • Dancing music in the bar
Day 9
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Saint-Petersburg
Day 9 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg allures people fr om all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul’s Fortress wh ere the Romanov dynasty is buried, St.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Arrival in St. Petersburg
  • Bus city tour: Smolny convent, Tavrichesky palace, Summer Garden, Palace embankment, Winter palace, the Spire of the Basil Island (buildings of Stock Exchange, Kunstkamera, Zoo Museum), 12 boards, Bronze Horseman, buildings of the Senate and the Synod, St.Isaac´s cathedral, Nevsky prospekt (The church of the Savior on spilled blood, Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, Gostiny Dvor, Catherine II monument)
  • Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress: the Boat house, Peter I monument, Commandant´s house, Nevsky Gate, St.Peter and Paul´s Cathedral (visit)
  • Lunch at city restaurant
  • Peterhof (lower park only) - walking tour: the Grand Cascade with the Samson Fountain, Greenhouse, Roman Fountains, The Chessboard Hill Cascade, Trick Fountains, the Monplaisir palace, view of the Gulf of Finland
  • Dinner aboard
  • Music in the bar
OPTIONAL: St. Petersburg by night
Day 10
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Saint-Petersburg
Day 10 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg allures people fr om all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul’s Fortress wh ere the Romanov dynasty is buried, St.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Optional tours (for extra-fee)
  • Lunch aboard
  • Dinner aboard
  • Musical evening
OPTIONAL: Pushkin (The Catherine Palace and park) + Pavlovsk (Paul the First Palace + park)
OPTIONAL : Fabergé Museum
OPTIONAL : Rivers and Canals
OPTIONAL: Folk Show (subject of availability of the performance)
Day 11
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Saint-Petersburg
Day 11 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg allures people fr om all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul’s Fortress wh ere the Romanov dynasty is buried, St.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Hermitage museum visit: Egyptian hall, War Gallery of 1812, St. George Hall, the Peter the Great (Small Throne) Room, Italian Art collection (Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo), Dutch Art (Rembrandt), Spanish Art (Ribera, Velázquez)
  • Lunch aboard
  • Optional tours (for extra-fee)
  • Dinner aboard
  • Musical evening in the bar
OPTIONAL : Russian Museum
OPTIONAL : Yusupov Palace
OPTIONAL : Ballet (subject of availability of the performance)
Day 12
Date 08.08.2020, Saturday
Saint-Petersburg
Day 12 08.08 (Sat)
Date 08.08 (Sat)
Known as the cultural capital of Russia St Petersburg allures people fr om all over the world by its enigmatic mixture of purely European architecture and typically Russian history. Disclose the secrets of St. Petersburg by visiting the Peter and Paul’s Fortress wh ere the Romanov dynasty is buried, St.Isaak’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral and seeing the richest art collection of the Hermitage Museum. Take a chance to go for a stroll in the kingdom of fountains, that used to be a luxurious summer residence called Peterhof.
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Transfer ship – airport (according to 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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