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Cruise - Along the Volga: Rostov - Volgograd - Nizhny Novgorod - Moscow - 19 Days (CR-29)

Group size
from 2 people
Season
Summer
Duration
19 days
Departs
As per schedule
Starts
Rostov-on-Don
Ends
Moscow
Countries
China, Russia
Cities
Moscow, Kazan, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Volgograd, Uglich, Plyos, Saratov, Ulianovsk, Astrakhan
Price
from £2,295
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This 19-day cruise will transport you on a voyage of discovery beginning in Rostov-on-Don and ending in the Russian capital. Along the way, you'll be treated to a comprehensive sightseeing programme which will allow you to engage with the cities visited en route, with knowledgeable guides that will reveal their secrets. You'll learn about the Cossacks, the battle conquests that gave Ivan the Terrible such a fearsome reputation and what kept visitors out of some of our ports of call during the Soviet era.

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Rostov-on-Don
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the ship
We begin our journey in Rostov-on-Don, where our reliable driver will be awaiting your arrival ready to transfer you to our comfortable ship.
Day 2
City Tour around Rostov
Present day Rostov-on-Don has a history dating back to December 15th, 1749. On that date, a customs house was created to manage trade with Turkey. These days, following the construction of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal, the city serves as a port for no fewer than five seas: the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea, the White Sea and the Baltic Sea.
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Along the Volga. Volga Don Canal
Day 3
We sail along the Volga today passing Volga-Don Canal.
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Volgograd
Day 4
City Tour around Volgograd
Visit to Mamaev Kurgan
Volgograd is what's termed a "Hero City", an accolade reserved for only a handful of places. This was the place once known as Tsaritsyn and then, most famously, Stalingrad. As Stalingrad, it endured a 200 day battle during World War Two during which it was shelled relentlessly by the Nazis, causing immense suffering and loss of life on both sides. We'll explore the present-day city on a guided tour.
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Along the Volga
Day 5
We sail along the Volga today; enjoy your leisure time to absorb the scenery as we pass.
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Astrakhan
Day 6
City Tour around Astrakhan
Astrakhan, situated about 100km from the Caspian Sea and the closest gateway to the Volga Delta, dates from the 13th century. Once the capital of the Astrakhan Khanate, it fell to Ivan the Terrible who destroyed this Tatar city and rebuilt it as the modern city of Astrakhan. Historically an important trading centre for Eurasian trade, its economy today is based around sturgeon and the production of caviar. We'll enjoy a guided visit to its Kremlin as part of our shore excursion.
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Along the Volga
Day 7
We sail along the Volga today; enjoy your leisure time to absorb the scenery as we pass.
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Volgograd
Day 8
Free time
We offer your optional tours to Panorama Museum or military cemetery Rossoshka.
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Saratov
Day 9
City Tour around Saratov
A couple of hundred years so, you'd have heard German being spoken here in Saratov. The Volga Germans as they were known settled here and had autonomous status. However, this was not to last. At the outbreak of hostilities in World War Two, they were exiled by the Soviet authorities to Kazakhstan and to Siberia. Most didn't return. After the war, Saratov became a closed city, a major military manufacturing base, meaning it was closed to visitors. Fortunately, this is no longer the case and we can visit to learn more about this city, the home of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space.
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Samara
Day 10
City Tour around Samara
Like Saratov, Samara's defence industry focus meant it too was a closed city for years. It was known as Kuybyshev, named for the Bolshevik leader Valerion Kuybyshev. The city held great status during the Second World War as it was allotted the role of alternative capital, ready to takeover the reins from Moscow which, it was feared, would fall to the Germans.
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Ulianovsk
Day 11
City Tour around Ulianovsk
Once known as Simbirsk, this was the birthplace of Vladimir Ulyanov, better known as Lenin. He was born here in 1870 and lived here as a child and a teenager. We'll learn more about the great leader on a visit to his home and also a museum in the town dedicated to his life and actions.
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Kazan
Day 12
City Tour around Kazan
Visit to the Kazan Kremlin
Kazan is one of the richest Russian cities in terms of cultural heritage and to understand why we need to look to the past. Founded by the Mongols, later the seat of the Golden Horde and later still the capital of the Khanate of Kazan, eventually the city fell to Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century. These days, its blend of Russian and Tatar culture, Muslim and Christian religion, makes this an intriguing place to tour. We'll explore the city's impressive Kremlin before returning to the ship.
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Nizhny Novgorod
Day 13
City Tour around Nizhny Novgorod
Visit to the Kremlin
Nizhny Novgorod, located in an excellent position commanding views of both the Volga and Oka rivers, is Russia's fifth largest city after its illustrious siblings Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. It has an interesting Kremlin which we shall visit. You'll also see the promenade known as Pokrovka which is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
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Plyos
Day 14
Free time
The serene town of Plyos on the banks of the Volga, our stop today, is sometimes described as a Russian Switzerland. From its hilltop there are fantastic views to be had of the quayside. It's also the location for the museum dedicated to the work of Isaac Levitan, a prominent 19th century landscape artist.
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Yaroslavl
Day 15
City Tour around Yaroslavl
Today's port of call is charming Yaroslavl. An important port with a history dating back to the eleventh century, there are a number of exciting historic buildings to explore. These include the 13th century Spassky Monastery complex and several beautiful 17th century cathedrals. We'll visit the Church of the Prophet Elijah as well as the city's other cultural highlights as we go ashore.
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Uglich
Day 16
City Tour around Uglich
Despite its name, this town is anything but ugly and in fact provides us with one of the most beautiful views in this river cruise itinerary. You'll see the town's skyline dominated by the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St John's Church as we approach. Our guided tour will let us see them close up, as well as the Kremlin where the seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible lived in exile in the 16th century.
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Moscow
Day 17
City Tour around Moscow
Today's the day we reach the Russian capital and we guarantee you'll be wowed by this great city. It's packed full of elegant squares, leafy boulevards, bustling thoroughfares and of course, unique landmarks. After taking in the panoramic views of the city from Sparrow Hills, we'll head down to the city centre where we'll end up in Red Square. Our excursion will also take us to Poklonnaya Hills, a monument in honour of a Russian victory in the Great Patriotic War (World War II).
Day 18
Kremlin Territory with Cathedrals
It's back to the heart of Moscow today as we visit the Kremlin, once home to the Tsars and now the office of the Russian president. Its beautiful cathedrals ooze history out of every crack in their stonework. You can also go inside the Kremlin Armoury Museum (optional excursion) to admire the treasures of the Tsars, which comprise jewels, crowns, thrones and more. And of course we'll return to Red Square to have a further look at the famous landmarks that grace its sides, such as Lenin's Mausoleum and GUM department store.
Day 19
Transfer from the ship to the airport
It's time to disembark and so our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the ship entrance ready to transfer you safely to the airport.
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Year of travel
2022
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £2,295 / £2,745 - 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £2,295 / £2,745 - 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £995 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £995 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £2,495 / £2,945 £1,075 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £2,495 / £2,945 £1,075 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £2,995 / £3,445 - 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £2,995 / £3,445 - 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £2,645 / £3,095 £1,145 3* Tchaikovsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £3,195 / £3,645 - 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £3,195 / £3,645 - 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £3,495 / £3,945 £1,695 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £3,495 / £3,945 £1,695 3*+ Kandinsky book now
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Motor Ship Book
23/04/2022 - 11/05/2022 £3,595 / £4,045 £1,775 3* Tchaikovsky book now
27/04/2022 - 15/05/2022 £3,595 / £4,045 £1,775 3*+ Kandinsky book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Discouns for children.
See what our clients say about this tour
We are very happy to have served thousands of happy customers who travelled with us.
Our guide tatiana was excellent very helpful in every way
The local guides were good and knowledgeable. The food on board was varied and excellent without exception.
We have recently returned from our trip to Russia and I thought perhaps you would like some feedback. We were so lucky with the weather as it was hot and sunny throughout apart from St. Petersburg. The staff on the boat were superb as was the food and the entertainment. We really did enjoy our holiday with Go Russia and would like to thank you for arranging it for us.

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