Travel-Learn Program

Waterways of Russia

When: August 26, 2018, 10:11 am - September 05, 2018, 10:11 am (iCal)



“Splendid experience…It was great and I met long-lasting friends!”


In 1702, Peter the Great envisioned uniting Russia’s principal waterways. Now we can pursue his dream in a style fit for tsars and tsarinas, on the premier small ship in all of Russia. After three nights in St. Petersburg, we’ll board the exclusively chartered M.S. Volga Dream for a six-night, kaleidoscopic voyage into history. Our cruise will take us from medieval cities and magnificent monasteries to an open-air museum where we’ll see visionary wooden architecture unlike anything else on earth. As we travel the waterways, we’ll learn about Russian folkways on strolls through timeless towns, tastings of traditional delicacies, and a specially arranged visit to a villager’s home for an authentic tea ceremony.

This exceptional value includes five-star accommodations, all on-board meals, numerous excursions with expert local guides, and more. Space is limited. Book early!


Activity Level: Moderately Active


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To avoid the disappointment of a sold-out program,
call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 1-800-922-3088


Price From: $6,695
Price From: $5,695 (if booked by January 5, 2018)

Includes land and cruise; per person, based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change.



Cruise the fascinating heartland between Russia’s two cultural capitals

    Spend three nights in renowned St. Petersburg’s five-star Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, and tour the city’s exquisite architecture and numerous historic

    Gain exclusive early entrance to the State Hermitage Museum, see Fabergé eggs at Shuvalov Palace, and explore opulent Yusupov Palace

    Take in the serene meadows, virgin forests, and spectacular waterways from the comfort of the most luxurious river ship in Russia, the M.S. Volga Dream

    Visit the remote village of Svirstroy and take part in an authentic tea ceremony in the home of a local resident, who will share insights into rural Russian life

    Discover seldom-visited gems of Imperial Russia like sacred Kizhi Island and medieval Yaroslavl, both UNESCO World Heritage sites

    Marvel at Kizhi’s perfectly preserved ensemble of wooden architecture, including a 22-dome church built without a single nail
       (and, legend has it, with only an ax)

    View rare art, printed books, and pictorial embroidery at Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, the largest monastery in ​​Europe

    Admire the red turrets and blue onion domes of beautiful 10th-century Uglich, and investigate the mystery of how Ivan the Terrible’s son really died

    Extend the adventure with a two-night Moscow post-program option featuring Red Square, the Kremlin, the Cold War Museum,
        and the State Tretyakov Gallery










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