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The real Russia

Vodohod Premium 4 Star
Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
20 September 2020 - 01 October 2020
12 days
from €1,760 p.p.
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Cruise route
Moscow
Uglich
Yaroslavl
Goritsy
Kizhi
Mandrogui
Saint-Petersburg
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)
Additional information
Additional information
Route
Moscow
Day 1
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
Day 2
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
Day 3
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.
Uglich
Day 4
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.
Yaroslavl
Day 5
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.
Goritsy
Day 6
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.
Kizhi
Day 7
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.
Mandrogui
Day 8
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.
Saint-Petersburg
Day 9
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.
Saint-Petersburg
Day 10
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.
Saint-Petersburg
Day 11
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.
Saint-Petersburg
Day 12
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.
Ship
Motorship “Nizhny Novgorod” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1977, refurbished in 2019, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17MpH).

Length – 125 m, Width - 16,7 m, Immersion - 2,8 m. Passenger capacity – 204 (triple cabins for double accommodation)
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 with new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 7 sq.m.
Large opening scenic window, private facilities, heating and ventilation system, one bed, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Standard Double
Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Size of cabins is around 10,3 sq.m.
Two-bed, large opening scenic window, private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio.
Standard Twin
Double cabin with a large opening scenic window, ventilation system. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style. Refurbished bathroom of increased size (shower is situated separately). Size of cabins is around 10,3 sq.m.
Large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, refrigerator, radio, TV.
Triple
Three-bed two-tiered cabin with two non-opening portholes, equipped with private facilities. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style. Can be used for double accommodation. Size of cabins is around 11 sq.m.
Three-bed two-tiered, two non-opening portholes, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Deluxe Double
Spacious twin cabin with a large opening scenic window, ventilation system. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 13,2 sq.m.
Large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Deluxe Twin
Spacious twin/double cabin with a large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system. Cabin is equipped with new furniture and lighting; decorated in modern style. Size of cabins is around 15,5 sq.m.
Large opening scenic window, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Suite
2 room cabin with separate bedroom and lounge area, around 30 square meters, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system. Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way Suite can accommodate up to 3 people.
Separate bedroom and lounge area, private facilities, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows. Lounge area includes roomy wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom- king-size bed, a wardrobe and a console-mirror. Extra bed type – sofa-bed.
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