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Dates:

06 September 2022 - 19 September 2022

Number of days:

14 days

Route:

Moscow Astrakhan

Ship Category:

Vodohod.Premium 4*

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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 centre of trades and crafts – the ancient 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 (3 days)
Uglich
Yaroslavl
Kostroma
Nizhny Novgorod
Cheboksary
Kazan
Samara
Saratov
Volgograd
Day on Board
Astrakhan (2 days)

Ship facilities

Physical therapy, herbal tea, oxygen cocktail
Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day
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, unlimited house wine (white, red, sparkling), beer, water
  • Dinner - served to the table, unlimited house wine (white, red, sparkling), beer, water
  • Water in staterooms
  • Coffee station available onboard
Price

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 Triple stateroom or Suite occupied by 2 full paying guests, 25% discount from the full price per person will be applied.
Route

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Day 1
06.09.2022 , Tuesday
Moscow

Date:

06.09 (Tue)

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 the 4-star ship Nikolay Chernishevsky! You will spend the evening getting to know your fellow travelers, sharing an exquisite dinner, which is served on board the ship.

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Date:

06.09 (Tue)

Welcome to the 4-star ship Nikolay Chernishevsky! You will spend the evening getting to know your fellow travelers, sharing an exquisite dinner, which is served on board the ship.

Day 2
07.09.2022 , Wednesday
Moscow

Date:

07.09 (Wed)

Date:

07.09 (Wed)

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Get inside the renowned Kremlin to see the famous Tsar Canon and Tsar Bell and visit one of the Cathedrals. Red Square will amaze you with the grandness and the unique architecture of surrounding buildings. Use your free time to enter a colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral or a memorable department store – GUM.

Day 3
08.09.2022 , Thursday
Moscow

Date:

08.09 (Thu)

Departure :

17:30

Date:

08.09 (Thu)

Departure :

17:30

You will have a wonderful opportunity to walk around Moscow on your own or go on one of the offered optional tours. We will help to choose a pastime for every taste! In the evening, we depart from Moscow. You’ll meet the ship’s crew at a delightful cocktail – a relaxing way to begin your river adventure!

Day 4
09.09.2022 , Friday
Uglich

Date:

09.09 (Fri)

Arrival :

16:30

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

19:30

Date:

09.09 (Fri)

Arrival :

16:30

Parking :
3ч. 00мин.

Departure :

19:30

After spending morning enjoying the scenery from the ship’s board, arrive to the gem of Russia’s Golden Ring – a little ancient town Uglich with a 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.

Day 5
10.09.2022 , Saturday
Yaroslavl, Kostroma

Date:

10.09 (Sat)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

12:00

Date:

10.09 (Sat)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

12:00

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.

Date:

10.09 (Sat)

Arrival :

16:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

10.09 (Sat)

Arrival :

16:30

Parking :
3ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Take a bus city tour to Kostroma’s set of stalls, which has been one of the largest commercial centers of Russia since the end of XVIII century. Discover the Ipatiev Monastery founded at the beginning of the XIV century in honor of the Holy Trinity and in the name of St. Hypatius of Gangra. This monastery is right fully considered one of the oldest in Russia.

Day 6
11.09.2022 , Sunday
Nizhny Novgorod

Date:

11.09 (Sun)

Arrival :

15:00

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

11.09 (Sun)

Arrival :

15:00

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

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 7
12.09.2022 , Monday
Cheboksary

Date:

12.09 (Mon)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
11ч. 00мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

12.09 (Mon)

Arrival :

09:00

Parking :
11ч. 00мин.

Departure :

20:00

The city of Cheboksary is located on the right bank of the middle Volga River between Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. Over its 550-year history, the city has been growing rapidly, with modern apartment blocks and factories spreading along the high river bluffs, however, the old town plan remains unchanged. You will enjoy a bus city tour in the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia, where monuments of architecture are organically combined with the modern embankment, decorated with a lattice with a national ornament.


Day 8
13.09.2022 , Tuesday
Kazan

Date:

13.09 (Tue)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:00

Date:

13.09 (Tue)

Arrival :

08:00

Parking :
5ч. 00мин.

Departure :

13:00

The appearance of the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan is determined by a mixture of Russian and eastern colors. For more than four centuries, Kazan has been surrounded by the white stone walls of the Kremlin, which is now a UNESCO monument. During your buscity tour, you willsee such attractions of this exotic city as the Old Tatar settlement, the Kaban Lake, the Marjani Mosque, the famous G. Kamal theatre, the Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Liberty Square, and more than 100 years-old Kazan University. Take a walk around the Kremlin grounds and emerge yourself in its extraordinary surroundings.

Day 9
14.09.2022 , Wednesday
Samara

Date:

14.09 (Wed)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

Date:

14.09 (Wed)

Arrival :

10:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

14:00

Visit a beautiful, ancient city of the Middle Volga region. During a city tour around Samara, you will see several squares (the Revolution Square, the Chapaev and Kuibishev Squares with the Opera Theatre), the State Philharmonic Hall, the Catholic Church, and a merchant’s mansion, the church of St.George and much more. Enjoy a panoramic view to the Volga River and take a stroll along the main pedestrian street «Samara Arbat».

Day 10
15.09.2022 , Thursday
Saratov

Date:

15.09 (Thu)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

Date:

15.09 (Thu)

Arrival :

11:00

Parking :
4ч. 00мин.

Departure :

15:00

On the right bank of the Volga River, there is an ancient Russian city of Saratov. Enjoy a beautiful panorama of the city from the Sokolov Mountain, see the monument to the soldiers of Saratov, and join a walking tour along the Kirov Avenue after that. The multidimensional tour introduces the basic milestones of the city life, of its past and present. You will see the oldest square of the city – the Museum square, and one of the newest the Gagarin square, and will walk along the Cosmonauts Embankment, which offers a wonderful view to the bridge across the Volga.

Day 11
16.09.2022 , Friday
Volgograd

Date:

16.09 (Fri)

Arrival :

10:30

Parking :
9ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

Date:

16.09 (Fri)

Arrival :

10:30

Parking :
9ч. 30мин.

Departure :

20:00

During the tour, you will get acquainted with the main tourist attractions of Volgograd, see a central promenade, an obelisk in the Square of Fallen Fighters, the Lenin Square. The memorial complex «To the Heroes of Stalingrad Battle» on the Mamaev Mound will allow you to see the noted Monument «Motherland Calls!» and the square of «Standing to the death!».

Day 12
17.09.2022 , Saturday
Day on Board

Date:

17.09 (Sat)

Day on Board

Take a day off on board with a variety of entertainments, events, classes and muchmore to enjoy!

Date:

17.09 (Sat)

Take a day off on board with a variety of entertainments, events, classes and muchmore to enjoy!

Day 13
18.09.2022 , Sunday
Astrakhan

Date:

18.09 (Sun)

Arrival :

08:00

Date:

18.09 (Sun)

Arrival :

08:00

During your sightseeing bus tour, you will visit the Kremlin (the Assumption and the St. Nicholas Cathedrals), the Swan Lake, the Lenin Square, and the historic center of the city as well. Visit the fish market and enjoy a wonderful view of the city from the «new» bridge across the Volga, one of the longest in Europe.

Day 14
19.09.2022 , Monday
Astrakhan

Date:

19.09 (Mon)

Astrakhan is the "jewel" of the Lower Volga and the Caspian capital of Russia.

After a relaxing breakfast onboard, you’ll disembark from the Nikolay Chernishevsky. We hope you’ve had a wonderful journey with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Date:

19.09 (Mon)

After a relaxing breakfast onboard, you’ll disembark from the Nikolay Chernishevsky. We hope you’ve had a wonderful journey with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

Ship
Vodohod.Premium 4*
Built in Germany in 1981, fully refurbished in 2018 the Nikolay Chernishevsky is a stunning four-deck ship, named after a famous Russian democrat and philosopher. The ship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and travels at a speed of up to 26 km per hour (16,2 MpH) Length – 125 m / 410 ft, Width – 16.7 m / 54.7 ft, Draught – 2,75 m / 9 ft. Passenger capacity — 218.
About the ship

Cabin types

+2
Standard Stateroom
Twin stateroom with non-convertible twin beds, large opening scenic window and spacious bathroom with shower.

Stateroom is decorated in modern style and equipped with AC, wardrobe, 220V sockets, hairdryer, safe, fridge, TV and radio.

Area 10 m2 (108 ft2)

+2
Standard Triple Stateroom
Twin stateroom with two non-opening portholes can accommodate up to 3 guests.

Stateroom is equipped with two non-convertible beds, 1 folding pullman bed, private bathroom with shower, AC, wardrobe, 220V sockets, hairdryer, safe, fridge, TV and radio.

Area 11 m2 (118.4 ft2).

+2
Junior Suite
Spacious stateroom with non-convertible double bed, large opening scenic windows and bathroom of increased size with shower.

Stateroom is furnished in a practical style and equipped with AC, refrigerator, 220V sockets, radio, TV, hairdryer, safe, wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture.

Junior Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding sofa.

Area 23,5 m2 (253 ft2)

+2
Single Stateroom
One-bed stateroom with large opening scenic window and private bathroom with shower.

One-bed stateroom with large opening scenic window and private bathroom with shower.

+4
Suite
Spacious suite with separate bedroom and living area, large opening scenic windows and private bathroom of increased size with shower.

Suite is equipped with AC, 220V sockets, radio, wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, safe, minibar, console-mirror and hairdryer. Bedroom is furnished with a non-convertible double bed.

Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding sofa.

Area 26 m2 –28,42 m2 (280 ft2 – 306 ft2)

+4
Deluxe Stateroom
Spacious twin or double stateroom with non-convertible twin beds or double bed, large opening scenic window and bathroom of increased size with shower.
Stateroom is decorated in modern styleand equippped with AC, wardrobe, 220V sockets, hairdryer, safe, fridge, TV and radio.

Area 13-15 m2 (140-161 ft2)

Twin staterooms: 201 – 224 (Main deck), 301 - 306 (Middle deck)

Double staterooms: 347-350 (Middle deck), 403, 405-409, 412, 414, 419-422 (Boat deck)


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