DAY 1: Arrival to Saint-Petersburg
You arrive in the Northern capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg! Your driver will pick you up at the airport with a sign and transfer you to your hotel located in the city centre.
The rest of the day is free, so you can visit the center of Saint-Petersburg or have a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the next day.
DAY 2: Trip to Peterhof
After Breakfast meet your guide at hotel lobby and travel out of the city of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of the Russian tsars and the gem of Palace architecture - Peterhof.
During the tour you will visit the famous Grand Palace and walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.
After free time to continue exploring St. Petersburg on your own or use one of our optional excursions .
DAY 3: Visit of the Hermitage Museum excursion in St. Petersburg
After Breakfast check-out from hotel and departure to tour the legendary Hermitage Museum, home to unique collections of world art, including masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace. They say that if you spend three minutes at each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it will take three years to see the whole exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibition within a few hours.
After lunch in the restaurant you can enjoy panoramic views of the city around the most famous sights of St. Petersburg including the Peter & Paul fortress - tombs of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.
After the tour you will be transferred to the river port to Board the luxurious MS Volga Dream. To the room in the cozy cabin you will find the traditional ceremony of "bread, salt and vodka." In the evening you are invited to a reception for the captain and dinner on Board.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the price.
DAY 4: Mandrogi. Walking tour
Today you go to Mandrogi is a small village located on the banks of the 139-km of the river Svir. Here you will have a wonderful time strolling through the native Russian countryside, enjoying the beautiful wooden houses and get acquainted with traditional crafts of the Russian countryside.
Then you will return to your ship and enjoy a barbecue, organized on the open deck.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on Board.
DAY 5: Excursion to Island of Kizhi
Today you will see a miracle of wooden architecture – the fantastic Island of Kizhi. During the walking tour you explore its famous ensemble, including a dazzling 22-domed Transfiguration Church built without a single nail, beautiful windmills and ancient Russian wooden houses.
After returning to the ship, you will find a Piano concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.
DAY 6: Sightseeing tour of Goritsy
Today you arrive in Goritsy is a tiny picturesque village near White lake. Your tour includes a visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, founded in 1397, which is now one of the largest collections of Russian icons in the world.
After the tour you return to the ship, enjoy a Russian dinner with vodka tasting .
DAY 7: city Tour of Yaroslavl
Today you go to one of the oldest Russian cities, the pearl on the Volga - Yaroslavl.
During panoramic city tour you will travel to the Spassky monastery, where you will see the icon of the Transfiguration of the Savior will visit the magnificent Church of Elijah the Prophet with incredible mosaic decoration, and will take part in the costumed receptions at the Governor's house.
After the tour you return on Board the ship. In the evening you can join a Russian tea ceremony and master class on cooking Russian national dishes.
DAY 8: Uglich. Sightseeing tour
Today you arrive in the small town of Uglich, where there was a historically significant political turmoil.
During a city tour you will visit the famous Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood, built on the site where Ivan the terrible's son Dmitry was murdered in 1591, and the Church of St. John, where we will listen to the enchanting concert of choral music.
After the tour you return on Board the ship.
DAY 9: Visit of the Tretyakov gallery and the metro
Today you arrive in Moscow the capital of Russia. On arrival you'll meet your private guide and visit the real treasures of Russian art - the Tretyakov gallery, where you spend several amazing hours viewing the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Victor Vasnetsov.
Then you go to one of the most interesting places in the city, which is located deep beneath the surface - the Moscow subway. You take the subway, feel the taste of the local flavor and enjoy the great Soviet decoration of the stations.
In the evening you will be transferred to the luxurious 5-star hotel located in the city centre.
DAY 10: Visit to the Kremlin and a sightseeing tour of Moscow
This morning is devoted to the study of the Russian miracle and the most known symbol of Russia - the mighty Kremlin. After Breakfast you will go on a tour of this historic fortress, then visit the stunning Armoury chamber, which houses a unique collection of Monomakh, jewelry, outfits of the coronation, hand-forged armour and weapons, Royal carriages and sleighs, and the world famous Faberge eggs. Also you are waited by an unforgettable excursion on the Zaryadye park.
After lunch in the city restaurant you will continue the study of the most outstanding treasures of Moscow. You will enjoy a leisurely walk through the majestic red square, take pictures next to the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and see the largest in Moscow GUM Department store.
The rest of the day free, so you can continue exploring Moscow on your own or take one of our optional excursions.
DAY 11: Departure from Moscow
This is the final day of your amazing trip Saint Petersburg - Moscow cruise. After Breakfast your driver will drive you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed the magnificent Russian capitals and small cities, and return home with memories of a lifetime and an unforgettable experience. We wish You a pleasant flight and look forward to your future trips!
The included Breakfast at the hotel.