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Rostov-On-Don - Moscow Cruise

Motor ship "Anton Chekhov"

     If you want to have an exciting travel experience on board the comfortable and well-tended river vessel, m/s Chekhov is your choice. This ship is one of two, representing the Austrian project of river cruise-liners, designed as an alternative to the German-made vessels of project 301 and 302. It favorably differs from them with a higher cabin standard and innovative design of public areas. M/s Chekhov was built in 1978 and has gone several refurbishments to keep up with standards appropriate for Western travelers. For many years the ship was traveling along the exotic route on Yenisey River in Siberia and starting 2004 it will be used on the most popular Russian cruise line Moscow – St. Petersburg.
     M/s Chekhov is manned with highly trained crew and supporting personnel with extensive experience of serving foreign passengers. This ensures a pleasant and memorable stay on board for groups and independent travelers. The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor’s services are also available.

The total passenger capacity is 220 persons
Total amount of cabins   119:20 Single cabins, 81 Double cabins, 16 Double cabins for triple use, 2 suite cabins

Technical characteristics  
Length  115,6 ì
Breadth 16,7 ì
Draught 2,8 ì
Passenger capacity  220
Main engines 3*662 kW.
Speed  25,5 km/h
Type Q-056
Built  1978
Renovation  2003

 Rostov-On-Don - Moscow
May 1 - May 13, 2007
13 days / 12 nights

May 1, Rostov-on-Don

May 2, Rostov-on-Don
City tour
Visit of Starocherkassk   

May 3, Cruising
Free time

May 4, Volgograd
City tour, Mamaev Kurgan

May 5, Saratov
City tour

May 6, Samara
City tour

May 7, Simbirsk (Uljanovsk)
City tour, Lenin Museum

May 8, Kazan
City tour

May 9, Nishni Novgorod
City tour

May 10, Yaroslavl, Kostroma
City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Ilja the Prophet

optional: City Tour, Ipatyevsky Monastery 

May 11, Uglich
Walking city tour, Kremlin

May 12, Moscow
City tour Kremlin & Cathedral

May 13, Moscow

Please note that it is possible to book this cruise per nights!
The timing is subject to change

Price per dbl cabin per cruise  in USD
Boat Deck - 3015 USD
Upper deck - 2790 USD 
Main deck - 2560 USD 
Suite Cabins - 5900 USD 

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 from 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 call.
- Russian language and song lectures
- Nightly entertainment and dancing.
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship’s bridge.
- Cruise director and staff.
- Port 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.


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!


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