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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Signature Waterways of the Tsars 2018


12 days from $8,795

Private Journey

The perfect anchor to Luxury Tailor Made Travel, a river cruise reveals the heart and soul of a region as you cover more ground in comfort. Just chose your preferred departure dates and routings, and your Tailor Made Travel Consultant can round out your journey with the perfect pre- and post-tour extensions.

Step aboard ‘MS Volga Dream’ for a revealing river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, pausing in historic ports of call along the way.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Day 2
MOSCOW | ICONS OF THE CAPITAL
Day 3
MOSCOW | CELEBRATING THE FINE ARTS
Day 4
UGLICH | PROUD LEGACY OF TRADE
Day 5
YAROSLAVL | MERCHANTS’ BASTION
Day 6
GORITSY | MONASTIC TRADITIONS
Day 7
KIZHI ISLAND | ENCLAVE UNTOUCHED BY TIME
Day 8
SVIRSTROY | FORGING A LOCAL CONNECTION
Day 9
PUSHKIN & ST. PETERSBURG | BAROQUE MASTERPIECE
Day 10
ST. PETERSBURG | ECHOES OF THE ROMANOVS
Day 11
ST. PETERSBURG | TREASURES OF THE TSARS
Day 12
ST. PETERSBURG | A PARTING GLIMPSE

Exploration by river cruise pairs perfectly with a Luxury Tailor Made Journey. Just chose your preferred departure dates and routings, and your Tailor Made Travel Consultant can round out your journey with the perfect pre- and post-tour extensions.

Day 1
ARRIVE MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Upon arrival in Moscow, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Day 2
MOSCOW | ICONS OF THE CAPITAL

Begin your exploration of this grand capital at the Kremlin, the spiritual, historic and political heart of Moscow. Here, tour the Archangel and Assumption cathedrals and browse the treasures of the Tsars in the historic Armory Chamber. Continue on to visit Moscow icons such as Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and Christ the Savior Cathedral.

Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
MOSCOW | CELEBRATING THE FINE ARTS

This morning, visit the Tretyakov Gallery, home to the world’s foremost collection of Russian fine art. Next explore the Novodevichy Convent, one of the finest examples of 16th- and 17th-century architecture in the city. Browse the convent museum’s rare collection of early artwork, continuing on to reveal a cemetery that marks the final resting place of Chekhov, Prokofiev, Yeltsin and Khrushchev, to name a few. Later, visit the Moscow subway, a shockingly elaborate space adorned with chandeliers, statues and intricate details. This evening, step aboard luxurious ‘MS Volga Dream’ to enjoy the Captain's welcome reception and begin your voyage along Russia’s glorious waterways.

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
UGLICH | PROUD LEGACY OF TRADE

Idyllic forests give way to the historic trading town of Uglich as ‘MS Volga Dream’ docks in her first port of call. Disembark to explore the Church of St. Dmitri-on-the-Blood, an impressive structure marking the site where Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered in 1591. Conclude your shore excursion with a visit to a local family home, sharing tea and conversation with your hosts. Enjoy a movie aboard this evening.

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
YAROSLAVL | MERCHANTS’ BASTION

Today, ‘MS Volga Dream’ pauses in the prosperous commercial center of Yaroslavl. Tour the city’s dazzling merchant homes, beautiful churches and a lovely riverfront. Next, explore an imposing walled fortress, the Treasures of Yaroslavl exhibit on the grounds of Savior Transfiguration Monastery and the 17th-century Church of St. Elijah. This evening, enjoy a traditional Russian tea ceremony and cooking class back aboard ‘MS Volga Dream.’

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
GORITSY | MONASTIC TRADITIONS

At Goritsy, explore beautiful Cyril-Belozersky Monastery and its dazzling collection of icons and frescoes. Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, Cyril-Belozersky endures as one of Russia’s most prominent monasteries. Continue on to Ferapontov Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent frescoes dating back to the 15th century. Back aboard, take in the beautiful Russian landscape as you cruise past small towns and villages en route to your next destination. Cap off your evening with a traditional Russian dinner and vodka tasting.

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
KIZHI ISLAND | ENCLAVE UNTOUCHED BY TIME

This morning, cruise to Kizhi Island, home to a collection of 17th- and 18th-century wooden homes and churches — all untouched by the hand of time. Take in the Church of Transfiguration’s exquisite, onion-shaped domes as you learn the extraordinary legend of their construction. Back aboard, enjoy a piano performance of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
SVIRSTROY | FORGING A LOCAL CONNECTION

Today, forge a local connection in the charming suburb of Svirstroy. Join a local family in their home for tea, pirozhkie (pie) and conversation, gaining authentic insights into regional traditions and lifestyles. Next, tour the nearby town, visiting a World War II monument and a local primary school. Later this evening, enjoy an al fresco barbeque on the decks of ‘MS Volga Dream.’

'MS Volga Dream'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
PUSHKIN & ST. PETERSBURG | BAROQUE MASTERPIECE

This morning, bid farewell to ‘MS Volga Dream’ and her crew in St. Petersburg. Continue overland to the lovely countryside village of Pushkin and tour the sparkling grounds of Catherine Palace. Built in the mid-18th century for Tsarina Elizabeth, the palace remains an enduring icon of Russian baroque architecture. Return to St. Petersburg for a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, its gilded dome dominating the skyline. Sculptures and massive red granite columns ornament the façade, while the interior boasts lavish mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli. Check in to your luxurious hotel for an evening at leisure.

Lotte Hotel St Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
ST. PETERSBURG | ECHOES OF THE ROMANOVS

Delve deeper into the cultural treasures of St. Petersburg at the Hermitage Museum. Tour six magnificent buildings housing three million works of art spanning the Stone Age to modern times. Continue on to Zayachy Island, home of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this imposing citadel was designed to defend his recent conquests from Sweden. The fortress has since served as a political prison, private cemetery to the Romanovs and, at present, a museum. Cap off your day’s explorations with a visit to the opulent Church on Spilled Blood.

Lotte Hotel St Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
ST. PETERSBURG | TREASURES OF THE TSARS

Today, venture overland to explore the exquisite former summer estate of Peter the Great, the Peterhof Palace. Nestled on the shores of the Baltic, this grand palace fulfilled the dream its namesake envisioned during his 1717 visit to the Palace of Versailles. Next, board a hydrofoil for a return cruise to St. Petersburg up the Neva River. Disembark for a private tour of the Fabergé Museum, taking in glittering objets d’art created by Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweler to the tsars. Cap off your visit with a glimpse of the master craftsman’s celebrated million-dollar Imperial Easter eggs.

Lotte Hotel St Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast
Day 12
ST. PETERSBURG | A PARTING GLIMPSE

This morning after breakfast, depart for home or continue with an extended Tailor Made Journey.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jul 17 - Jul 28
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    $3,995
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $4,095
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    $10,895
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $11,795
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    $6,195
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    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
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    $13,595
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    $7,295
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    'MS Volga Dream' Deck Plan
  • Jul 29 - Aug 09
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $4,995
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $10,795
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    $5,695
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    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
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    $12,595
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    $6,795
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  • Aug 15 - Aug 26
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $3,595
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    Junior Suite, Promenade & Sun Deck
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    $4,995
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $10,795
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    $5,695
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    $12,595
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    'MS Volga Dream' Deck Plan
  • Aug 22 - Sep 02
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $8,895
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    $3,595
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    $9,895
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    $4,995
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $10,795
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    $5,695
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    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
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    $12,595
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    $6,795
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    'MS Volga Dream' Deck Plan
  • Sep 03 - Sep 14
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $8,895
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    $3,595
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    Junior Suite, Promenade & Sun Deck
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    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $10,795
    Single Supplement
    $5,695
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    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
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    $12,595
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    $6,795
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  • Sep 21 - Oct 02
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
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    $8,895
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    $3,595
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    Junior Suite, Promenade & Sun Deck
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    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
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    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
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    $10,795
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    $5,695
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    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
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    $12,595
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  • Sep 26 - Oct 07
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Promenade Deck
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    $8,795
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    $3,495
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    Deluxe Stateroom, Sun Deck
    Price
    $8,895
    Single Supplement
    $3,595
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    Cabin Class
    Junior Suite, Promenade & Sun Deck
    Price
    $9,895
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck
    Price
    $10,795
    Single Supplement
    $5,695
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    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite, Promenade Deck
    Price
    $12,595
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
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    This departure operates in reverse.

    'MS Volga Dream' Deck Plan

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