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Moscow - Rostov-On-Don Cruise

M/S Novikov-Priboy

is Russian River vessel built in Germany in 1982, project- 302. The vessel was completely renovated in 2000. Aboard the ship we promise a gracious service, an unrivalled standard of ultra-luxury travel. All will be charmed by the ship’s crew, as they have been specially trained to cater to the needs of Western tourists. The ship features outside staterooms, affording majestic views of the passing countryside, and all are air-conditioned with private shower.  The cabins are comfortably furnished and feature refrigerator. The two dining rooms offer Continental cuisine with sampling of Russia cuisine, as well as specialties of the surrounding regions, served in a warm shipboard atmosphere. There are two nice bars, a small souvenir shop, music salon, theatre and beauty salon on board the vessel. Laundry service is also available. Parties, games, dancing and shipboard entertainment all serve to ensure a memorable cruise holiday. From their spacious loungers to sweeping sundecks, our floating hotel offers unique journeys of distinction.

The total passenger capacity is 260 persons. Total number of cabins   149: 128 Double cabins, 8 single cabins, 11 quad cabins, 2 suite cabins.

Moscow – Rostov – on – Don
October 11 – October 26, 2006
16 days / 15 nights

Date Location Program Arrival Departure
11.10 Moscow Embarkation 
12.10 Moscow City tour (by bus)
13.10 Moscow Kremlin & Cathedral (by bus) 17:30
14.10 Uglich Walking City Tour including Kremlin  16:30 20:00
15.10 Yaroslavl  City Tour, Church of Ilja the Prophet, Spasso-Preobrazgenskij Monastery (by bus) 9:00 20:00
16.10 Kostroma City Tour, Ipatyevsky Monastery (by bus)  7:00 20:00
17.10 Nizhni Novgorod  City tour, Kremlin (by bus) 15:00 20:00
18.10 Cheboksary City tour (by bus) 10:00 19:00
19.10 Kazan  City tour (by bus), Kremlin  9:00 18:00
20.10 Simbirsk
City tour, Lenin Museum (by bus) 9:00 18:00
21.10 Samara  City tour (by bus) 9:00 13:00
22.10 Saratov  City tour (by bus) 10:30 14:00
23.10 Volgograd  City tour, Mamaev Kurgan   (by bus) 9:00 14:00
24.10 Sailing
25.10 Rostov – on - Don  City tour (by bus) 14:30
26.10 Rostov – on - Don  Disembarkation  

The time itinerary is subject to change

Rostov – on –Don – Moscow: Rostov-on-Don – Volgograd – Saratov – Samara – Simbirsk – Kazan –Nizny Novgorod – Kostroma – Uglich - Moscow 

Rostov – on –Don
The southernmost part of Russia’s Steppes was an 18th century Cossack outpost and trading center. Today this “Gateway to the Caucasus” leads to the Ukraine and is an industrial and agricultural center. Its magnificent parks and beaches, theaters and museums, and unusual botanical gardens with vast collections of rare and beautiful plants make Rostov a most attractive city on the Don River.

Stretching along the Volga River for 43 miles is Volgograd. This thriving center was built as a living monument to the valor and courage of the defenders of Stalingrad during World War II, whose steadfastness created a major turning point of the war.

A beautiful city surrounded by outlying villages, Saratov was settled by Germans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Chernyshevsky, the famous Russian writer and democrat was born here and Yuriy Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut was a member of the Saratov Flying Club

Founded in the 16th century Samara is today an important industrial
and cultural center of the region. Formerly known as Kuibyshev, the city played a big role in the Peasant Uprising of 1670 under Styepan Razin and again in 1773 under Yemelin Pugachev. Recently Stalin’s bunker was discovered here and opened to the public.

The birthplace of Vladimir Uljanov, known in the world as Lenin. The city was a Soviet shrine for almost 70 years. The Lenin Memorial Complex includes the house in which he was born and other buildings associated with his life.

Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan which is often called the “Pearl of the Central Volga region”. Numerous masterpieces of architecture – the unique “Leaning Tower of Princess Suumbike” – an analog of the Pisa Tower, the Kremlin, Moslem Mosques and minarets, magnificent Orthodox churches and cathedrals make this city a special attraction for the tourists

Nizhny  Novgorod
Founded in 1221, this city was a famous meeting place where people from the Orient, Siberia and Turkistan came to barter and trade. Formerly named Gorki, it was later home of political exiles and therefore closed to outsiders for many years.
Nizhny Novgorod has only recently opened its doors for visitors, where many well preserved memorials from the 13th and 14th centuries are found. Of special interest is the ancient Kremlin cathedrals, convents and the palace of the early ruling family.

One of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, Kostroma is certainly a highlight of the cruise. The pride of Kostroma is the museum at the former Ipatyevsky Monastery founded in the 14th century by the Zernov family, the forebearers of the Godunovs. The crypt of the Monastery became the Godunov burial vault. Kostroma is the only Russian city retaining the classical layout of the 18th/19th centuries, with streets and boulevards fanning out like the spokes of a wheel from a central square. Of special interest will be a visit to the outdoor museum village, “Berengevka

Founded in 1148, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in old Russia. The view of the town as it is approached from the Volga River is especially lovely with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St.John’s Church looming on the horizon.
At the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile in the Kremlin at Uglich. It was here in her garden that the Tsarevich Dmitry met his death and where the Church of St.Demitrius of the Blood was built and still stands today. Within the Kremlin is the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry.

Spend two unforgettable days in the capital of Russia and admire numerous treasures of its history and present days and enjoy its beauty!

Price starts from USD 1465
For the group min 20 pax, the 21-st is FOC

The price includes:
- Accommodations in all outside cabins, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window
- Three full meals daily., starting form the dinner on the day of arrival and finishes after breakfast on the day of departure.
- Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception
- Gala farewell Dinner aboard
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of cal, group transfers.
- Lecturer.
- Russian language and song lectures
- Nightly entertainment and dancing.
- Folklore shows.
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship’s bridge.
- Cruise director and staff.
- Ports taxes

The price does not include:
- Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage/ souvenirs.
- Insurance
- Visas
- Gratuities: gratuities for Cruise director, ship’s crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion.
- Private transfers
- Miscellaneous: Items of a personnel nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services are not included.

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