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
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.