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from €5,869 p.p.

14031
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Dates:

29 July 2022 - 09 August 2022

Number of days:

12 days

Route:

Moscow Rostov-on-Don

Ship Category:

Vodohod Luxury 5*

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Description

Description

A cruise along the Volga river is an opportunity to see a huge number of small and large cities in Russia, learn more about its sights, history and traditions. You will visit the beautiful and majestic Moscow, discover the quietness of old Russian cities – Uglich, Yaroslavl, Kostroma as well as the large center of trades and crafts – the ancients city of Nizhny Novgorod. You will get acquainted with the history of the present capital of the Tatar Republic – the exotic city of Kazan and many other charming cities of “hidden Russia”.

Itinerary

Moscow
Uglich
Myshkin
Yaroslavl
Gorodets
Nizhny Novgorod
Cheboksary
Kazan
Samara
Saratov
Volgograd
Ilyevka
Rostov-on-Don (2 days)

Ship facilities

Physical therapy, herbal tea, oxygen cocktail
Private or french balconies
Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day
Lift
Massage room
Coffee point
SPA area
All cabins are equiped with fridges
Free Wi-Fi
TV in cabins

Additional restaurant information:

  • Breakfast - buffet, water, tea/coffee (espresso and capuccino)
  • Lunch - served to the table, All-inclusive beverage package inonboard restaurants and bars
  • Dinner - served to the table, All-inclusive beverage package inonboard restaurants and bars
  • Water for excursions
  • Water in staterooms
  • Coffee station available onboard

Additional information

  • On the embarkation day the check-in begins since 14.00. In case the passengers come onboard after this time, the check-in can be done at any time. Kindly note, that on the embarkation day the service starts with dinner. In case the passengers arrive after 23.00 the boxed meal is provided instead of dinner. If the passengers come onboard earlier than 14.00 they can explore the ship and take a short rest in bars, on decks or other public places onboard until your cabin is ready.
  • As for the disembarkation day, please be aware that check-out is to be done at 9.00 after the breakfast. Since this moment the passengers can expect for the transfer in bars, on decks or other public places onboard.
  • Single adult occupancy surcharge in double staterooms: 75% - 100% on the full per person price (calculation: the indicated fare per person multiplied by 1,75 or 2 depending on the staterooms category).
  • For adults travelling as a 3rd guest in the same Suite stateroom occupied by 2 full paying guests, 25% discount from the full price per person will be applied.


Route

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Day 1
29.07.2022 , Friday
Moscow

Date:

29.07 (Fri)

Departure :

10:00

Moscow is the capital of Russia, a city with a character that embodies the whole diversity of cultures, nationalities and all traditions of Russia.

Welcome to Russia, welcome to our magnificent ship Mustai Karim! After a brief check-in, you’ll meet the ship’s crew at a delightful cocktail – a relaxing way to begin your adventure after a day’s travel.

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Date:

29.07 (Fri)

Departure :

10:00

Welcome to Russia, welcome to our magnificent ship Mustai Karim! After a brief check-in, you’ll meet the ship’s crew at a delightful cocktail – a relaxing way to begin your adventure after a day’s travel.

Day 2
30.07.2022 , Saturday
Uglich, Myshkin

Date:

30.07 (Sat)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:00

Date:

30.07 (Sat)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:00

Today you’ll arrive in Uglich, an ancient town filled with brightly coloured architecture. Its Kremlin and the Church of St. Dmitry are particularly famous – the church’s fascinating history is tied to the life and death of Ivan the Terrible’s son.

Date:

30.07 (Sat)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
4ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

30.07 (Sat)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
4ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

In the afternoon we invite you to discover Myshkin, cozy, provincial town of the Yaroslavl region, famous for a large number of attractions and picturesque places that are worth seeing. Take a walk through the landscapes of a medieval merchant town brimming with charm.

Day 3
31.07.2022 , Sunday
Yaroslavl

Date:

31.07 (Sun)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
7ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Date:

31.07 (Sun)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
7ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Discover the capital of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl. Its architectural masterpieces, streets and green squares hold 1000 years of history. After a cocktail reception at the ex-Governor’s mansion, explore a unique beauty of the interior of the Church of St Elijah the Prophet, lavishly decorated with elegant mural painting, sophisticated woodcarving of the gilded iconostasis.

Day 4
01.08.2022 , Monday
Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod

Date:

01.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
1ч. 00мин.

Departure :

10:00

Gorodets, located on the Cyril Mountains, was founded in 1152 by Yuri Dolgorukiy.

There are many beautiful places where you can feel the real Russian soul. Gorodets is one of them, a lovely town, the oldest one in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Colorful wooden houses with carved architraves, many museums, a well-groomed embankment and world-famous gingerbread houses - this place can surprise anyone.

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Date:

01.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
1ч. 00мин.

Departure :

10:00

There are many beautiful places where you can feel the real Russian soul. Gorodets is one of them, a lovely town, the oldest one in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Colorful wooden houses with carved architraves, many museums, a well-groomed embankment and world-famous gingerbread houses - this place can surprise anyone.

Date:

01.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
4ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

01.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

15:30

Parking :
4ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Bus city tour will take guests to admire a beautiful panorama of the so-called “Volga capital”, and to get acquainted with its 800-year history. The city is a large industrial, cultural and transport center of the Middle Volga and is rich in architectural monuments. The main one is the Kremlin, on the territory of which you can see the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, which is actually the only church that has withstood the test of time. Both the Cathedral and the numerous ancient towers of red bricks make this site a must-see. You can also visit the Annunciation and Pechersky monasteries located nearby, as well as the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and enjoy a panoramic view of the Volga River.

Day 5
02.08.2022 , Tuesday
Cheboksary

Date:

02.08 (Tue)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
8ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:00

Date:

02.08 (Tue)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
8ч. 00мин.

Departure :

18:00

Today you’ll enjoy the bus city tour in the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia, located on the right bank of the Volga river – the town Cheboksary. Over the five-hundredyear history, the city has seen the rebels of Ivan Bolotnikov, the freemen of Stepan Razin, and the squads of Emelyan Pugachev. Monuments of architecture are organically combined with the modern embankment, decorated with a lattice with a national ornament.

Day 6
03.08.2022 , Wednesday
Kazan

Date:

03.08 (Wed)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
6ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

Date:

03.08 (Wed)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
6ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

After spending the morning enjoying the scenery from the ship’s board, arrive to the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan - Kazan. The appearance of the city is determined by a mixture of Russian and eastern colors. The tops of the old churches, the belfry towers and the slender needles of the minarets are high above the modern buildings. For more than four centuries, Kazan has surrounded the white stone walls of the Kremlin, a UNESCO monument. The Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Mardzhani Mosque (XVIII century) and the Azimov Mosque (XIX century) are unique and inimitable; they are worth seeing. One of the oldest universities in Russia was founded in Kazan, where N. Lobachevsky, A. Butlerov and V. Bekhterev worked. Get to know the town with a thousandyear history during the bus city tour and visit to the Kremlin.

Day 7
04.08.2022 , Thursday
Samara

Date:

04.08 (Thu)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Date:

04.08 (Thu)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Have a chance to see the local places of interest such as Revolution Square, Philharmonic, Catholic Church, and mansion of merchant Curlina. You will also visit Samara Regional Art Gallery, which is one of the largest museums in the Russian provinces. In continuation of the excursion, you will see the symbols of Samara - carrier rocket “Soyuz” and Monument “Shallop”, and will stroll along “Samara Arbat” – the main pedestrian street.

Day 8
05.08.2022 , Friday
Saratov

Date:

05.08 (Fri)

Arrival :

12:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

16:00

Date:

05.08 (Fri)

Arrival :

12:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

16:00

On the right bank of the Volga lies the ancient Russian city of Saratov Surrounded by three high mountains. The city was founded as a watch fortress in 1590, initially on the left bank of the Volga river. Later, the fortress was destroyed, and the construction of the new Saratov began in 1674, this time on the right bank of the Volga river, near the Sokolovaya Mountain.

Day 9
06.08.2022 , Saturday
Volgograd

Date:

06.08 (Sat)

Arrival :

11:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

15:00

Date:

06.08 (Sat)

Arrival :

11:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

15:00

During the sightseeing bus tour, you will get acquainted with the main tourist attractions of Volgograd: central promenade, monument - an obelisk in the Square of Fallen Fighters, Lenin Square, Pavlov’s House, Ruins Grudinin’s mill. You`ll visit the memorial complex “To the Heroes of Stalingrad Battle” on Mamaev Mound with famous monument “Motherland Calls!”.

Day 10
07.08.2022 , Sunday
Ilyevka

Date:

07.08 (Sun)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
2ч. 30мин.

Departure :

13:30

Date:

07.08 (Sun)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
2ч. 30мин.

Departure :

13:30

Today you`ll make a guided tour of the museum of the history of the Volga-Don Shipping Canal. You`ll learn about the history of the construction of this canal, which connects the Volga and the Don. The museum also has many exhibits that will introduce to you the life of the Cossacks of this region.

Day 11
08.08.2022 , Monday
Rostov-on-Don

Date:

08.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

21:30

The largest of the southern cities of Russia, Rostov-on-Don, officially received the status of a city only in 1806.

Take a day off to relax on board, carried away by the peaceful river waves. If you prefer something more energetic, spend the day with entertainments and music on board. In the evening, you’ll arrive in Rostov-on-Don.

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Date:

08.08 (Mon)

Arrival :

21:30

Take a day off to relax on board, carried away by the peaceful river waves. If you prefer something more energetic, spend the day with entertainments and music on board. In the evening, you’ll arrive in Rostov-on-Don.

Day 12
09.08.2022 , Tuesday
Rostov-on-Don

Date:

09.08 (Tue)

Date:

09.08 (Tue)

Today you’ll get to know Rostov-onDon. Known as simply ‘Rostov’ to the locals, the river Don doesn’t just wind its way through the heart of this southern Russian city; it is the city’s heart. Beautiful parks, historical and cultural landmarks and vibrant food and wine scene are among the lures of this riverside city.

Ship
Vodohod Luxury 5*
The luxurious Mustai Karim is the newest addition to the fleet on Russian River cruise market. The ship is designed as a "floating hotel" and combines advanced cruising technology with 5* hotel luxury to create a river cruising experience like nothing else. The ship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and travels at a speed of up to 22,5 km per hour (14 MpH). Length – 141 m / 462,5 ft, Width – 16.8 m / 55,1 ft, Draught – 3 m / 9,8 ft. Passenger capacity — 306.
About the ship

Cabin types

+2
Standard twin/double stateroom
Twin/double stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathroom with shower.

Stateroom is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.

Area 18 m2 (194 ft2)

+4
Deluxe twin/double stateroom
Twin/double stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathroom with shower.

Stateroom is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table. Area 19 m2 (204 ft2)

+8
Owner's Suite with Balcony
Enjoy the comfort and luxury of ultra-spacious suite with separate bedroom and living area and fullsize balcony. Suite offers oversized bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Stateroom is equipped with AC, 220V sockets, radio, coffee machine, teapot, occasional table, sofa, TV, minibar, safe, telephone, non-convertible double bed, walk-in wardrobe, vanity table, hair dryer.

Area 46 m2 (495 ft2) without balcony.

+8
Suite with Panoramic Windows
Elegant suite with custom design in a modern style offers oversize bathroom with shower and panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs and/or sofa, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table, non-convertible double bed.

Area 29-37 m2 (312-398 ft2).

+1
Junior Suite
Spacious twin/double stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and extensive bathroom with shower.

Stateroom is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.

Area 29 m2 (312 ft2)

+3
Suite with Balcony
Elegant suite with custom design in a modern style offers spacious bathroom with shower and real fullsize balcony.

Suite is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table, non-convertible double bed.

Area 24 m2 (253 ft2) without balcony.

+4
Accessible Junior Suite
Spacious twin/double stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and extensive bathroom with shower (accessible for disabled guests).

Stateroom is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.

Area 29 m2 (312 ft2)

+4
Adjoining Deluxe Stateroom
Twin/double stateroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathroom with shower.

Stateroom is equipped with AC, wardrobe, occasional table and 2 arm-chairs, coffee machine, teapot, 220V sockets, TV, radio, safe, telephone, hair dryer, minibar, vanity table.

Area 19 m2 (204 ft2)

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