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Yet_rivers_bg Waterways of the Tsars: Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream

Dates: June 5 - June 15, 2019

Total Duration: 11 days

Cost: From $8,999 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Ivo Banac

Vehicle: Volga Dream

Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad

Region: Eastern Europe


Sailing the waterways of Russia was a royal tradition for her rulers, and the Romanovs' imperial yacht, the Standart, was the envy of Europe when Nicholas II reigned. Please join us next year as we sail the mighty Volga River into the heartland of the country, stepping ashore in Golden Ring towns few Americans have visited.

In Moscow, stay at the Four Seasons for three nights, to enter the Kremlin before public hours, go backstage at the Bolshoi, and discover the masterpieces in the Pushkin Museum and Tretyakov Galleries. Then embark on a six-night voyage aboard the elegant
Volga Dream. Call at Uglich, founded a thousand years ago, to hear an a cappella choir inside a 15th-century church. Visit two medieval monasteries in Goritsy and explore the magical island of Kizhy. Enjoy stunning scenery as you cross Europe's largest freshwater lake to call at the village of Svirstroy. Visit a resident's home for refreshments and a chat about village life before continuing to St. Petersburg, where you will disembark. Onboard classes in Russian language and cuisine will add to the pleasures of this voyage.

An optional St. Petersburg postlude is offered.

Ivo Banac

Ivo Banac is Bradford Durfee Emeritus Professor of History at Yale University. From 1995 to 1999 he was the University Professor of History... more>>