Just back from 13 days cruising down the Volga River, across two of Europe's largest lakes, through 18 locks from Moscow to St. Petersburg. We travelled again with Gate 1 Travel on the vessel, MS Zosima Shashkov which was very comfortable. Even though the cabins were small, we spent little time in it, preferring to get out & view the passing scenery. The tour covered some great excursions ashore in Moscow, where we visited Red Square & the Kremlin. We also took a night tour of Moscow, which I would strongly recommend.
Once leaving Moscow, we sailed on a very smooth river, visiting some amazing historic towns along the way. Uglich the ancient town with the beautiful Church of St. Dimitry-on-Blood, built on the spot where Ivan the Terrible's son Dimitry was killed at the age of 10. Yaroslavl was another ancient town, established in 1010, dating back to the time of the Vikings. The Cathedral dates back 800 years.
Onboard activities were also fun with Russian language sessions, Russian Dancing sessions & even a talent quest amongest the many fun times & getting to know each other times. The Captain's welcome with his crew was very pleasant, as was the champagne. Meals were excellent with a Russian touch. I would definetly recommend the tour, which can be taken either from Moscow or St. Petersburg.
We had three days in St. Petersburg & it was a breath taking, visiting the winter & summer palaces, plus taking a river/canal tour, which is a must.
For value & quality the Gate 1 Russian River Cruise is well worth the effort.
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Russian river cruises
While you're in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to another - it's an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities.
And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!
VODOHOD takes part in ITB in Berlin 2017
Dear Friends and Partners!
We are constantly developing the image of LLC VODOHOD on the global stage and this time we traditionally we participate at the annual exhibition Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) in Berlin from the “08th” until the “10th” of March 2017. VODOHOD team is happy to invite everyone at our stand 123, Hall 25.
Conventional wisdom says that since the founding in 1966 ITB Berlin has established itself as the guidance system of the global travel industry and it is definitely so. ITB provides a good chance to negotiate the fruitful cooperation and consider very potential partnership for the upcoming seasons of 2017, 2018 and up to 2020 for all its participants.
We will be glad to see you at our stand! Kindly book meetings in advance by contacting us at email@example.com
VODOHOD at THE 8TH CRUISE EXHIBITION in Belgium
January 22 2017 the district of Groot-Bijgaarden situated on the Ring of Brussels, Belgium turned into the big tourist center attracting guests from all over the country. It was there in Gosset Hotel & Business Center that THE 8TH CRUISE EXHIBITION took place.
Held for the eighth time by ALL WAYS company it gathered ALL WAYS partners from all over Europe: France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria and other.
As a long-term partner, VODOHOD took a chance to participate in this fair as well. The Eighth Cruise Exhibition brought VODOHOD representatives a splendid opportunity to meet the potential clients in person and supply them with the information regarding the accommodation and services provided on board of our motorships. Besides, all the visitors of the exhibition could see a great video representing the cruise on board VODOHOD 4 star ship MS “L.Tolstoy” that couldn’t but leave a long lasting impression and gives to the guests the desire to go on a cruise and personally discover Russian landscapes and get to know Russian culture.
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The ship MS Chernyshevsky, was comfortable, and thankfully not as “WHA-WHA” as the cruise ships around the Americas, which can be very noisy and...
We returned home last week and I have a need to write without delay to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Russia despite the cold...
Ce fut une très belle croisière avec des excursions toutes intéressantes. Le guide que nous avons eu à Moscou parlait parfaitement bien le français....Jacqueline et André, travelling on board MS Georgy Chicherin