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2021 Moscow - Astrakhan River Cruise

Category: Cruising, Russia

 

 

 

 

Cruise into the Heart of Russia

 
Sail along the entire length of Mother Russia's No One Waterway, the Volga River, from capital city Moscow to historical towns of the Golden Ring, through Russia's heartland, pastoral landscapes and to the edge of the Caspian Sea, to Astrakhan 

 

 

 

Moscow → Astrakhan'

· 15 Days 

   

Sailing Dates:

Sept 07 - Sept 21, 2021

Sept 14 - Sept 28, 2021
 

aboard superior MS Nikolai Chernyshevsky ****

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A similar itinerary is available in reverse:

Astrakhan → Moscow

Two sailings available:

Sept 20 - Oct 04, 2021; Sept 27 - Oct 11, 2021 

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Highlights:

Cruise 3,000 km along Mother Volga, Europe’s longest river and Russia’s lifeline

- Enjoy unparalleled views of Russia along the entire length of the Volga River which banks are studded with colorful churches and monasteries
- Visit Volgograd, the former Stalingrad, where the bloodiest battle of WW II took place. Remember Stalingrad’s horrors and heroics at the gigantic Mamayev Kurgan World War II Memorial

- Snack on the Russian sturgeon and black caviar

- Visit history-filled gem towns of the Golden Ring: Uglich, Yaroslavl and Kostroma

- Explore Nizhny Novgorod, a booming trade capital of Russia

- Visit the colorful markets and Tatar mosques in a thousand year-old city of Kazan
- Explore Astrakhan, the place where the Volga River flows into the Caspian sea and forms the largest Delta in Europe

- Take in the city of Astrakhan the world capital of caviar; a wonderland of unique wildlife found nowhere else; a bustling port city that dates back to the time of the Golden Horde

 

 

 

Itinerary Overview: 

 

DAY PORT OF CALL ARRIVE  DEPART

Day 1

Arrive Moscow 

   

Day 02

Moscow 

   

Day 03

Moscow

  - 

14:30

Day 04

Uglich 

16:00  19:00 

Day 05

Yaroslavl

08:00 22:00 

Day 05

Kostroma

08:00

21:00 

Day 06

Nizhny Novgorod

15:00

19:00

Day 07

Cheboksary

 

 

 Day 08 

Kazan 

15:30

20:00

Day 09

Samara

08:30

13:00 

Day 10

Saratov 

10:30

14:00 

Day 11

Volgograd 

08:30 

20:00 

Day 12

Scenic sailing  

   

Day 13

Astrakhan

 10:00

Day 14

Astrakhan

Disembark & transfer to Moscow, by air

 Day 15 Moscow     

 

 Cruise Only Price: $ 5,185 per person based in a twin outside Cabin, Middle Deck

 Port taxes and charges: approx. $ 87 per person

 

 

Cruise Price includes:

accommodation in a twin outside Cabin, on Middle Deck, three meals daily starting from dinner on embarkation day and ending with breakfast on disembarkation day; sightseeing with an English-speaking guide, as per day-by-day program; entertainment on board; live concerts and shows; Russian language and song classes; Cruise director; a 2-Day Moscow extension with 1 private tour, overnight at a central 4* hotel in Moscow 

Not Included: 

International airfare; domestic airfare, Astrakhan - Moscow, one way; optional tours; individual transfers upon arrival & departure, expenses of personal nature

 

 

Season 2021: other sailings  also available
 

There is something special about this cruise. What makes it stand out from many other cruise boats that plough the waterways between the two biggest Russia's draws: Moscow and St. Petersburg.

This cruise takes you beyond the traditional places, opens up the horizon of what Russia really is. You explore the towns along the Volga River, Mother Russia's main lifeline and the crucial bread earner for millions of small and bigger nationalities who inhabited its banks over many centuries.

This cruise is for those who are willing to broaden their knowledge of Russia by witnessing its diversity and multi-cultural roots, who want to step beyond the known and understand the complexity of things in this mysterious, intriguing nation, with such hospitable and talented people.

 

   

Itinerary Overview: 

 

Day 01   Arrive in Moscow 

Day 02   Moscow  

Day 03  Moscow and set sail along rivers and canals 

Day 04   Uglich

Day 05   Yaroslavl

Day 05   Kostroma

Day 06   Nizhny Novgorod 

Day 07   Cheboksary

Day 08   Kazan

Day 09   Samara 

Day 10   Saratov

Day 11   Volgograd

Day 12   Scenic sailing

Day 13   Astrakhan

Day 14   Depart Astrakhan 

  

 

 

 
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