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The real Russia

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
Mustai Karim
08 September 2020 - 19 September 2020
12 days
from €1,843 p.p. €3,685
Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Mustai Karim
Price
from €1,843 p.p. €3,685
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Description
Cruise route
Moscow
Uglich
Plyos
Yaroslavl
Goritsy
Kizhi
Saint-Petersburg
Ship facilities
Private or french balconies
Full board
English speaking staff
Lift
Coffee point
SPA area
All cabins are equiped with fridges
Complementary Wi-Fi
TV in cabins
Gym
Additional restaurant information:
Catering package included:
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lunch: salad and soup bar followed by main courses served at table
  • Dinner a la carte
  • Specialties of Russian regions as afternoon snack
  • Midnight soup
  • Water for excursions
  • Water in pitchers for all meals
  • Tea/coffee for all meals
  • 1 glass of wine/beer/juice/soda per person for dinner
Various drink packages available at booking.
  • Coffee station 24/7 which includes coffee, decaf, hot water, milk, cocoa, packed tea, sugar, sweetener and cookies
  • Mulled wine (during cold weather) / Ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions
  • Any other drinks can be purchased additionally at the restaurant or at the bar onboard
Cruise price includes:
  • Welcome cocktail (after the start of the navigation)
  • Crew presentation with a cocktail
  • Captain’s farewell dinner with a special menu
  • Crew talent show
  • Farewell Captain cocktail
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.
Our team will meet you directly upon landing, where you’ll be transferred in comfort before boarding your 5-star floating hotel, the Mustai Karim. After a brief check-in, you’ll meet the ship’s crew at a delightful cocktail and caviar reception – a relaxing way to begin your adventure after a day’s travel.
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.
Discover Moscow’s sights through the eyes of a local: the Kremlin with its iconic red-built walls; Red Square, home to the dazzling domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Zaryadye Park with its impossible floating bridge. After lunch, glimpse old Russia as you stroll down the Arbat and on to the Moscow metro – the most beautiful in the world. 
Moscow
Day 3
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.
Feel on top of the world as you take in a glorious bird’s-eye view of Moscow with an exclusive visit to the highest 360-degree observation deck in the city. Then, explore deep underground with an exciting tour through history at Bunker-42, The Museum of Cold War.
Uglich
Day 4
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.
Today you’ll arrive in Uglich, an ancient town filled with brightly coloured architecture. Its Kremlin and the Church of St. Dmitry are particularly famous – the church’s fascinating history is tied to the life and death of Ivan the Terrible’s son. In the afternoon, relax as the sounds of Kovcheg Choir wash over you, then spend a special moment of time in a local family home. 
Plyos
Day 5
Plyos
A small town of Plyos can’t but inspire so beautiful it is. No wonder it inspired the most outstanding landscape painter Issak Levitan. Dating back to the 15th century every year Plyos hosts hundreds of tourists who come to the town attracted by its charm and tranquility and by a great opportunity to visit Levitan museum where his best paintings are exhibited.
Take a walk through the landscapes that inspired iconic painter Isaac Levitan in Plyos, a medieval merchant town brimming with charm. It’s a favourite holiday spot for Russia’s elite, with beautifully-restored architecture lining peaceful streets. You’ll be treated to a summertime concert dinner when evening comes, featuring caviar tasting.
Yaroslavl
Day 6
Yaroslavl
Among the precious jewels of old Russian cities Yaroslavl shines with a par¬ticular bright, unfading light. Founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, the city prospered as a trading port and a center of textile manufactur. No other city in Russia except Yaroslavl can boast such a wealth of the 17th - cen¬tury architecture. In 2010 the city celebrated its millennium.
Discover the capital of the Golden Ring cities, Yaroslavl. Its architectural masterpieces, streets and green squares hold 1000 years of history. After a lavish cocktail reception at the ex-Governor’s mansion, try a masterclass in hot enamel painting at the Emalis Enamel Art Museum. 
Goritsy
Day 7
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.
A tiny river community with a unique medieval atmosphere, Goritsy reveals a storied past within the famous Ferapontov Monastery. Marvel at paintings over 500 years old, and delve into the lives of the royals who lived there. 
Kizhi
Day 8
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.
Prepare to be amazed at the unique beauty of Kizhi Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to the ornate Church of the Transfiguration, with 22 domes built entirely from wood. 
Day on board
Day 9
Day on board
A day of recreation and relaxation awaits on board the Mustai Karim, where you’ll be treated to Tastes of Russia – a festival of regional Russian cuisine. Sample local delicacies, enjoy concerts, lectures and masterclasses in the comfort of your 5-star surroundings. 
Saint-Petersburg
Day 10
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.
A truly unique experience awaits: at night, you’ll pass under the drawn bridges of St. Petersburg – a privilege exclusive to Vodohod guests. Wake up to an exciting tour of the Northern capital – take in the glorious architecture, glittering canals and luxurious Yusupov Palace. An exclusive excursion takes you through the Golden Gate into a world of music and art: the famous Amber Room and an orchestral performance in the Great Throne Hall of Catherine Palace. 
Saint-Petersburg
Day 11
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.
At the world-famous Hermitage Museum, you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to witness the winding of the 18th century golden Peacock Clock. After lunch, travel to the magnificent Peterhof Palace, where the ‘Russian Versailles’ sparkles with golden fountains in manicured gardens. 
Saint-Petersburg
Day 12
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.
After a relaxing breakfast onboard, you’ll disembark from the Mustai Karim. A comfortable transfer awaits to take you directly to the airport. We hope you’ve had a wonderful journey on board with us, and we hope to see you again soon! 
Ship
Mustai Karim is the latest addition to the Vodohod fleet, and what an amazing addition it is. This spectacular ship, which was built in Russia, combines advanced cruising technology with 5* hotel luxury to create a rivercruising experience like nothing else. And with four beautiful decks to explore, you’ll find something to fill every moment on board.



Food and beverage

All day dining

Our all-inclusive restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegetarians and vegans are catered for with utmost attention, as well as other dietary needs

Table D’hote

Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine and the flavours of the Mediterranean at our speciality restaurant, Table D'hote – where delectable dining is accompanied by a wine selection from our sommelier

Wine Library

Unwind with a glass of wine from our distinguished local menu (or indulge in one of our premium options) as you flip through classical Russian literature in the grand onboard library

Beer bar 

Sample a wide variety of exceptional and exclusive beers that true connoisseurs can enjoy – along with a delicious grilled meal, appetisers and snacks

Panorama bar

Soak in spectacular 270-degree views with floor-to-ceiling windows as you’re entertained by fascinating daily shows, live music, cooking classes, tastings with sommeliers and beautifully presented cocktails


SPA & Entertainment

The Gym

Whether you want to keep up your fitness routine or start a new one, you can train at Mustai Karim’s onboard gym. It’s equipped with all the latest gym machines and accessories, so you’ll have everything you need to work up a sweat.

Evening performance

Beautiful evening atmosphere is accompanied by exquisite live classical and jazz music, Enthralling theatrical Performances

Wellness 

Holidays are as much about relaxing as they are about exploring. Which is why Mustai Karim has a both a spa and solarium, giving you two perfect places to relax. Unwind with a book at the top-deck solarium or book a restorative treatment

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Private or french balconies Full board English speaking staff Lift Coffee point SPA area All cabins are equiped with fridges Complementary Wi-Fi TV in cabins Gym
Cabin types
Standard
Twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabin is around 18.4sqm.
Twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, 220 volt socket, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
No cabins available Not available
Deluxe
Spacious twin/double cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 20.2sqm.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, 220 volt socket, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
No cabins available Not available
Junior Suite
Spacious twin/double cabin with lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style.
Lounge area, floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 armchairs, 220 volt socket, TV, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.
No cabins available Not available
Suite
Suite cabins with with floor-to-ceiling windows. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 29.88sqm - 36.59sqm.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, AC, 220 volt sockets, radio, occasional table, TV, minibar, safe, telephone, double bed, wardrobe, vanity table, hair dryer.
No cabins available Not available
Owner’s Suite
Two-room cavernous stateroom with separate bedroom and lounge area, step-out balcony. Cabin is equipped with comfortable furniture, spacious bathroom and decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 44.34sqm.
Separate bedroom and lounge area, step-out balcony, AC, 220 volt sockets, radio. Cushioned furniture, occasional table, TV, minibar, safe, telephone, double bed, wardrobe, vanity table, hair dryer.
No cabins available Not available
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