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The real Russia

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
Mstislav Rostropovich
30 May 2020 - 06 June 2020
8 days
from €1,022 p.p. €1,680
Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Mstislav Rostropovich
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from €1,022 p.p. €1,680
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Description
Cruise route
Moscow
Uglich
Goritsy
Kizhi
Mandrogui
Saint-Petersburg
Ship facilities
Private or french balconies
Full board
English speaking staff
Lift
Coffee point
All cabins are equiped with fridges
Complementary Wi-Fi
TV in cabins
Additional restaurant information:
1)Breakfast onboard is buffet style
Water in pitches is provided for breakfast on the table. Buffet line offers cocoa, milk, juice in assortment, as well as numerous hot and cold dishes to guest’s choice. Tea/coffee is served to the table.
2) Lunch onboard is buffet style
Water in pitches is provided for lunch on the table, while tea/coffee is served to the table.
3) Dinner onboard is served according to the menu:
Starter
Main course (a choice of 3 dishes: meat or fish or vegetarian)
Dessert (3 variants to choose from)
Water in pitches as well as 1 glass of red/white wine or juice is provided for each dinner. Tea/coffee is served to the table.

NB During stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg the menu is fixed (no choice of dishes). During the navigation days of the cruise the choice of main course/dessert is provided – the guests choose the dishes for next day each previous day.

1 bottle of still water (0.33l per person per day) is provided in cabins.
There is a coffee-station onboard the ship available for guests from 06:00 am till 07:00 pm (which includes coffee, decaf coffee, hot water, milk, cocoa, packed tea, sugar, sweetener, and cookies)
Cruise price includes:
Onboard guides’ services during the cruise (French, Italian, English, German, Spanish-speaking)
1 transfer to the port and 1 transfer from the port only on embarkation/disembarkation days
Excursion program detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available onboard)
Daily international entertainment on board: concerts, lessons, master classes, movies, welcome “Bread and sault” ceremony, captain’s cocktail and dinner
Luggage handling onboard the ship
Use of cabin safe
Visa Support Letter.

Included meals:
full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day):
breakfast and lunch are buffet style, dinner is with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead of lunch onboard, subject to the weather forecast)
water is included for all meals at the restaurant plus daily in a cabin (1 bottle 0.33ml per person), one glass of house wine per person for each dinner
Coffee-station for early risers
Welcome “Bread and salt” ceremony (arrival day), Welcome cocktail (hereon the start of the navigation), Russian, Slavic and Pirate thematic dinners as well as Welcome dinner onboard, Captain's farewell dinner with a special menu, Cocktail Party
Cruise price doesn't include:
Travel insurances
Optional excursions (available on board)
Gratuities (10 € per person per day)
Personal spendings
Cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise, or at 50 € supplement per person per cruise when booking.
Additional information
Additional information
Route
Moscow
Day 1
Moscow
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.
  • Orientation and safety briefing
  • Dinner aboard
  • Piano music
OPTIONAL: Transfer from the airport to the ship (on request for extra charge)
OPTIONAL: Lunch on board (on request for extra charge)
OPTIONAL: Moscow by night & metro (pre-booked only!)
Moscow
Day 2
Moscow
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 (North river port)
  • Musical wake-up call
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Bus city tour: Bus city tour (Leningradskaya street, Tverskaya street, KGB (passing by).
  • 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.
  • Red square (free time), GUM (interior visit).
  • Lunch at the city restaurant
  • Bus city tour : Cathedral of Christ the Savior (passing by).
  • Return on board
  • All aboard
  • The ship leaves Moscow for Uglich
  • Safety drill
  • Route information
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail. Presentation of the crew and of the staff
  • Dinner aboard
  • Concert of onboard musicians “Let`s get acquainted”
  • Demonstration of a film
  • Musical lounge
  • Dancing music
Uglich
Day 3
Uglich
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.
  • Musical wake-up call + Route information
  • Morning exercises, yoga
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Route information
  • Presentation of Russian national crafts
  • Lecture on Russian history
  • Russian language lesson
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Lunch aboard
  • Russian Bingo
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Yoga
  • Arrival to Uglich
  • Walking city tour, territory of Kremlin, Church of St. Dmitry on the blood, Transfiguration cathedral
  • All aboard!
  • The ship leaves Uglich for Goritsy
  • Russian Cuisine dinner aboard
  • Folk music concert
  • Demonstration of a film
  • Musical lounge
  • Dancing music
Goritsy
Day 4
Goritsy
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.
  • Musical wake-up call + Route information
  • Morning exercises, yoga
  • Brunch aboard
  • Route information
  • Lecture on Russian History
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Hospitality Desk with CD and Restaurant Director
  • Russian language lesson
  • Arrival to Goritsy
  • Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, museum of icons
  • All aboard!
  • The ship leaves Goritsy for Kizhi
  • Route information
  • Russian tea ceremony
  • Russian dance lesson
  • Russian songs lesson
  • Russian Poetry Evening with participation of onboard musicians
  • Yoga
  • International Cuisine dinner aboard
  • Concert of onboard musicians
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Musical lounge
  • Dancing music
OPTIONAL: Matryoshka painting lesson
Kizhi
Day 5
Kizhi
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.
  • Musical wake-up call + Route information
  • Morning exercises, yoga
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Route information
  • Lecture on Russian fairytales
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Briefing on Saint-Petersburg program
  • Lecture on Russian History
  • Captain’s bridge visiting
  • Lunch aboard
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Concert of piano music
  • Arrival to Kizhi
  • Open-air museum of wooden architecture
  • All aboard!
  • The ship leaves Kizhi for Mandrogui
  • Dinner aboard
  • Folk music concert
  • Demonstration of a film
  • Musical lounge
  • Dancing music
OPTIONAL: Culinary master class
OPTIONAL: Vodka tasting
Mandrogui
Day 6
Mandrogui
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.
  • Musical wake-up call + Route information
  • Morning exercises, yoga
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Q&A session on everyday life in Russia with onboard guides
  • Russian language lesson
  • Documentary on Russian History
  • Arrival to Mandrogui
  • Free time in village
  • Kebab (shashlik) ashore
  • All aboard!
  • The ship leaves Mandrogui for Saint-Petersburg
  • Route information
  • Rehearsal for the talent show (songs)
  • Rehearsal for the talent show (dances)
  • Russian Bingo
  • Musical lounge or Concert of piano music
  • Captain`s cocktail
  • Farewell dinner aboard
  • Talent show
  • Demonstration of a film
  • Musical lounge
  • Dancing music
Saint-Petersburg
Day 7
Saint-Petersburg
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.
Utkina zavod
  • Musical wake-up call
  • Breakfast aboard
  • Arrival to Saint-Petersburg
  • Bus city tour (St Basil island, The Building of Exchange, Palace square (or while Hermitage visit), Rostrum columns, Nevsky prospect, St.Isaac cathedral, cathedral of Savior on the Spilt Blood), Peter and Paul fortress
  • Lunch in the city center
  • Visit to Hermitage
  • Return on board
  • Dinner aboard
  • Lounge music
  • Documentary on Russian History OR demonstration of a film
OPTIONAL: Ballet / Folk Show (subject of availability of the performance)
OPTIONAL: St.Petersburg by night: drawing of bridges
Saint-Petersburg
Day 8
Saint-Petersburg
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.
  • Musical wake-up call
  • Breakfast aboard
OPTIONAL: Transfer ship – airport (on request for extra charge)
Ship
Motorship “Mstislav Rostropovich” is luxurious four-deck vessel, built in Czechoslovakia in 1980, fully refurbished from the hull in 2009.

There are spacious cabins on the ship, most featuring balconies. The cabins are equipped with extended bathroom with shower stall and furnished with two separate beds that can be joined, bedside tables, console mirror, chairs, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.

Length – 135,7 m, Width – 16,8 m, Immersion – 2,9 m, Passenger capacity – 212.
Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Private or french balconies Full board English speaking staff Lift Coffee point All cabins are equiped with fridges Complementary Wi-Fi TV in cabins
Cabin types
Standard Double Without Balcony
Cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with a double bed. Size of cabin is around 11,7-12,1 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket and large scenic window, double bed, bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Standard Twin Without Balcony
Cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds. Size of cabin is around 13 sq.m
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, large scenic window, two separate beds, bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Standard Double With Balcony
Cabins are furnished with double bed. Size of cabins is around 12,4-13,4 sq.m.
All cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Deluxe Without Balcony
Cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds (can be joined). Size of cabins is around 18,7-19,6 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, large scenic window, two separate beds (can be joined), bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Deluxe With Balcony
Cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds (can be joined). Size of cabins is around 15,7-16,3 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, two separate beds (can be joined), bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Junior Suite Without Balcony
Cabins equipped with private facilities, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds (can be joined). Size of cabin is around 21,7 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, two separate beds (can be joined), bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Suite With Balcony
Cabins are equipped with private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket. The cabin is furnished with two separate beds (can be joined). Size of cabins is around 19 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, two separate beds (can be joined), bedside tables, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
Imperial Suite With Panoramic Balcony
Cabin is equipped with private facilities, air conditioning. The cabin is furnished with double bed. Size of cabins is around 30 sq.m.
Private facilities, air conditioning, 220 volt socket, double bed, bedside tables, sofa and two armchairs, coffee table, console mirror, chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, radio, telephone, hair dryer and safe.
No cabins available Not available
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