M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4* Cruise from Moscow to Astrakhan

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M/S Konstantin Fedin Cruise
14 days 13 nights from 2066.67 £
Cruise from Moscow to Astrakhan

The MS Fedin is an IntoRussia favourite and provides an ideal base for exploring Moscow, St Petersburg and other locations along the Volga River. With the completion of the impressive Moscow-Volga Canal in 1937, the capital was finally linked to the great system of waterways that runs from St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland all the way to Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. As a result, it is possible today to follow the entire trade route along the Volga, from Moscow all the way to Astrakhan, the ancient capital of the Tatars. While cruising you will sail along almost the entire length of the Volga River to the edge of the Caspian Sea.

Highlights of this wonderful cruise include a visit to the picturesque town of Kizhi with its stunning 22 domed Transfiguration Cathedral and of course the hustle and bustle of the mighty Kremlin grounds in Moscow.

The comfortable 4 deck vessel has 3 bars and a spacious conference hall where you can socialise with fellow passengers and share tales of your journey. Cabins on board the MS Tolstoy are all outside facing are fully air conditioned and have private en suite facilities. Enjoy the passing views of rural Russia from your large picture window. Relax with some fresh air on the sundeck or with a cocktail in one of the onboard bars.

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The Route

MOSCOW • Uglich • Yaroslavl • Kostroma • Nizhny Novgorod • Cheboksary • Kazan • Samara • Saratov • Volgograd • ASTRAKHAN

Moscow
Moscow

A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.

Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Uglich
Uglich

Like every ancient city of the Golden Ring, Uglich is home to beautiful temples and monasteries, among which are Alexis Monastery and Monastery of Holy Resurrection. Uglich provincial streets, idyllic landscapes and old wooden houses with carved architraves create a unique unforgettable charm.

Kostroma
Kostroma

The beautiful Kostroma lies on the great Russian river, the Volga, and is one of gems of the Golden Ring. It's charm of the ancient trading city can still be enjoyed as well as its major historical and architectural complexes, monasteries and churches.

Kazan
Kazan

Situated on the River Volga, Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan famous for its rich tapestry of history and culture. One of its highlights is the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel is a stunning mosque and onion-domed cathedral.

Volgograd
Volgograd

Volgograd is one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Russia, established in 1589. Known as Stalingrad during the Soviet period, the city was almost completely destroyed in World War II before becoming recognised as the turning point for victory. Take a city tour and observe the abundance of monuments in memorial of the Battle of Stalingrad and ascend the magnificent Mamayev Kurgan where the majestic statue Mother Russia rises 33 metres into the sky.

Astrakhan
Astrakhan

Astrakhan is an atmospheric provincial capital. Built in 1558 after Ivan the Terrible defeated the local Tatar khanate, Astrakhan is the successor of two imperial capitals, Saray and Itil, key stops for the Silk Route and sea trade. With the completion of the impressive Moscow-Volga Canal in 1937, the capital was finally linked to the great system of waterways that runs from St Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland all the way to Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. As a result, it is possible today to follow the entire trade route along the Volga, from Moscow all the way to Astrakhan, the ancient capital of the Tatars.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MOSCOW FOR YOUR RUSSIAN RIVER CRUISE

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your hotel. Dinner aboard (for late arrivals boxed lunch is provided instead).

Day 2 MOSCOW

Собор Василия БлаженногоToday you have a 4-hour panoramic bus city tour around the most interesting Moscow sights, including Leningradsky avenue, Tverskaya street, Theatralny passage, Lubyanka, KGB building, Manezh square, Red Square (free time): GUM, Historical museum, Resurrection gate, Kazan church, Intercession cathedral, Lower trade stalls, Kremlin Towers: Saviour, Tsar’s, St.Nicolas; Senate, Mausoleum, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. After lunch at the city restaurant you have a guided tour to the Kremlin - Palace of Congresses, Senate square: Arsenal, Senate buildings; residence of the President of the Russian Federation, Tsar Bell and Tsar cannon, Cathedral Square ensemble: Assumption Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral and Annunciation Cathedral with visit to one of them.Optional evening activity: Moscow by night city tour with a metro ride; National folk show “Kostroma” (The performance starts at 19:30) (from the middle of June till the middle of September only!)

Day 3 MOSCOW

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a Tretyakov Art gallery excursion. Enjoy lunch aboard the ship and some free time in the city before. At 17:30, set sail to Uglich! Presentation of the crew and of the staff and Captain’s Welcome Cocktail will take place in the evening. Enjoy some great Live music in the bar before retiring to your cabin for the first night on the River.

Day 4 UGLICH

uglichYou can chose to wake up early for a morning exercise class before breakfast. Take part in great on-board entertainment (Souvenir Shop lecture about the Traditional Russian crafts, Russian language class, Bingo and many more). You will arrive in Uglich late afternoon; make sure to join the walking city tour when you will see such places as Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church and Transfiguration Cathedral. In the evening, the ship will set sail toward Yaroslavl!

 

 

Day 5 YAROSLAVL AND KOSTROMA

yaroslavlAfter breakfast you depart for a bus tour of Yaroslavl: visit the local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophet (outside), and Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (inside visit), interactive tour of former Governor’s House (Art Gallery). Back on board; enjoy a Russian song class or an optional Master class of Russian Matryoshka doll painting while you travel towards Kostroma. Once there, you will join a Bus city tour to include such sights asIpatiev monastery and Trinity Cathedral. Set sail towards Nizhny Novgorod!

 

Day 6 NIZHNY NOVGOROD

veliky novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 1221, is the fifth largest city in Russia. Although it dates back to 13th century, the majority of its most interesting sights are from later periods. The first and foremost among these is the city’s great, brooding Kremlin, built during the 16th century. Today Nizhny Novgorod is a large river port, trade and cultural centre. During the bus city tour you will visit Kremlin grounds. Optional: Art Gallery after the city tour.

 

 

Day 7 CHEBOKSARY

The capital of the Chuvash republic in the Volga region, Cheboksary was founded in the middle of the 15th century. The city is full of ancient churches and monasteries. You can join a morning bus city tour and chose more afternoon optional excursions such as visit to a Beer Museum with tasting and Ioshkar-Ola city tour. Set sail to Kazan!

Day 8 KAZAN

kazanThe capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic (Tatarstan) is often called the “Pearl of the Central Volga Region”. Founded in the 13th century by the Mongols, who at that time occupied Russia, it served as the seat of the mighty Golden Horde or “Tatar” Empire. Presently, it is the city of 1 million inhabitants (half Russian, half Tatar) and absolutely charming with a unique blend of the Muslim and Christian cultures. Kazan is the birthplace of the Russian opera singer Fyodor Chaliapin and of the great ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. After a bus city tour, set sail to Samara. Enjoy some great on-board entertainment and a tour of Captain’s Bridge!

Day 9 SAMARA

The history of today's 1.5-million resident city dates back to the 16th century. Founded in 1586 as a fortress to guard Russian lands against relentless nomadic forays, Samara was but a far-flung peripheral settlement until 1851 when the city became the centre of the newly formed Samara gubernia (region).Vibrant development of the city began in the second half of the 19th century with the construction of stonework mansions, banks, public buildings and industrial facilities. Most of them still stagger with the diversity of architectural styles and the elegance of shapes. It was then that Samara received its theatres, museums and the public library. Optional: Stalin Bunker.

Day 10 SARATOV

Founded in 1590 by the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Saratov is the boyhood home of Yuri Gagarin, the world's first cosmonaut. Enjoy the landmarks of the city - the 17th-centuryTrinity Cathedral, built in Moscow baroque style, the greenery of "Lime Tree Park" where one avenue was reserved for boys and the other for girls, the calm pedestrian Kirov street, lined with elms. A city of almost 900,000 inhabitants, Saratov is very lively and the atmosphere there is cheerful. Optional: Master-class of matryoshka painting

Day 11 VOLGOGRAD

yaroslavl 01First called Tsaritsyn, then renamed Stalingrad and eventually Volgograd, the city has a unique geographic location on the crossroads of land and waterways which link together Europe and Asia. It was established in the 16th century to defend the strategic point where the Volga and Don Rivers meet. Volgograd acquired its sinister notoriety during World War II at the time of the battle of Stalingrad (winter of 1942) which was the turning point for the Russian resistance to Hitler, and for the war as a whole. Mamayev hill, the site of the battle's fiercest fighting is now a memorial dominated by a 70m (239-ft) statue of Russia the motherland wielding a sword. Optional: Panoramic museum Stalingrad battle.

Day 12 ON BOARD

Sit back and enjoy the on-board entertainment as you cruise towards the city if Astrakhan.

Day 13 ASTRAKHAN

From Moscow to Astrakhan – 3000 km. With the completion of the impressive Moscow-Volga canal in 1937, the capital was finally linked to the great system of waterways that runs from St Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland all the way to astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. As a result, it is possible today to follow the entire trade route along the Volga, from Moscow all the way to Astrakhan, the ancient capital of the Tatars. While cruising you will sail along almost the entire length of the Volga River to the edge of the Caspiansea. Optional: art gallery, Volga Delta.

Day 14 ASTRAKHAN

After breakfast you disembark your ship and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

M/S Konstantin Fedin

Motorship “Konstantin Fedin” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1980, refurbished in 2012, the motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17MpH). Length - 125 m, Width - 16,7 m, Immersion - 2,7 m, Passenger capacity – 250 (triple cabins for double accommodation).

Vessel features:

•   Restaurant-bar •   Piano bar •   Conference hall •   Ironing room •   Sauna •   Souvenir store •   Solarium •   Restaurant •   Medical room •   Coffee bar

Deck plan

M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*

2 room cabin with separate bedroom and lounge area, around 30 square meters, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, 220 volt sockets, radio, 4 large opening scenic windows. Lounge area is furnished in a stylish way with a roomy wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture, TV/video, refrigerator. Bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobe and console-mirror. Suite can accommodate up to 3 people. Extra bed type - folding-bed.

M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*

One-bed outside cabin with a large opening scenic window, around 8 square metres in size, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style.

M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*

Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style.

M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*
M/S Konstantin Fedin 4*

Three-bed single-staged cabin with two non-opening portholes, around 11 square meters in size, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, console-mirror, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for double accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed.

M/S Konstantin Fedin Cruise to Astrahkan, 2020


Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  The deposit of 10% is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package

 

Moscow to Astrakhan, 14 days/13 nights

Prices are per person, excluding flights

DATES
2020

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24 Sep -7 Oct
Без имени 1
2066.67 £ 2608.52 £ 2675.67 £ 2811.13 £ 3150.37 £ 2879.44 £ 3421.29 £  

All Packages Include:

•   Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation

•   1 transfer to the port and 1 transfer from the port only on embarkation/disembarkation days

•   Luggage handling in river ports and on board the ship

•   Full board catering (three times meal) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day. Breakfast is buffet style, dinner and

     lunch are with fixed menu and preliminary order, BBQ outdoors in Mandrogui (instead on lunch on board, subject to weather conditions)

•   Welcome “bread and salt” ceremony

•   Captain’s welcome cocktail reception

•   English/French/German/Spanish/Italian speaking board guides; services of guides speaking other foreign languages can be provided at

     additional cost

•   On board entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars nightly,

     Captain’s bridge tour, etc.

•   Included excursion program (in Moscow and St. Petersburg all tour buses are air-conditioned)

•   Captain’s Farewell dinner (special menu)

•   Visa support letter

•   Full visa support

Not Included:

•   International flights

•   Travel insurance

•   Optional excursions (available on board)

•   Gratuities

•   Personal spendings

•   Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

M/S KONSTANTIN FEDIN 3*

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