Experience the timeless pageantry and traditional folkways of Russia, revealed along the scenic rivers, lakes and canals that link St. Petersburg with Moscow. Between these grand cultural capitals lies a countryside seemingly untouched by the modern age. Golden‑domed churches rise up from the early morning mist, quaint wooden villages and old-world farms dot the verdant landscape, and the gentle light of lingering summer evenings gives an otherworldly aura to the banks of Russia’s magnificent inland waterways.
Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Volga Dream, the premier small ship on Russia’s waterways. Accommodating only 90 guests in elegant river-view Suites and Staterooms, the highly trained, English-speaking staff ensure you will enjoy an intimate atmosphere, personalized service and highly praised continental cuisine throughout your cruise.
Explore the preeminent artistic, historical and architectural treasures of classical Russian culture and several “Golden Ring” cities. Visit splendid St. Petersburg—Russia’s “window on the West” and its cultural capital—the majestic legacy of the most visionary of tsars, Peter the Great. Then, cruise through the heart of Russia, where daily life unfolds at the measured pace it has kept for generations and where villagers still dwell in traditional wooden cottages and preserve the time-honored customs of their ancestors, while spectacular onion-domed churches and fortified monasteries testify to the abiding faith of the Russian people. Conclude with one night in the fabled city of Moscow, the political and commercial capital of the world’s largest country.
This unique travel program features the best ship in Russia and a thoughtfully crafted, comprehensive itinerary with opportunities to experience nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. This popular program is a great value and is sure to sell out quickly, so reserve your space today!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Petrodvorets, St. Petersburg
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg