Russian Waterways September 2021 | Craig Travel
  • Colourful and varied Russian Nesting Dolls.

Russian Waterways September 2021

Russian Waterways
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Volga Dream
ms Volga Dream
September 2, 2021 to September 15, 2021
14 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

Email specialist Mayrela Donis to discuss your travel plans

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Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the Russia that’s been revealed remains as enigmatic as ever! Russia is warm and welcoming to intrepid travellers, and this September cruise through the Russian Waterways takes place before the frigid Siberian wind rolls in. As the world’s largest country, deciding where to start with Russia can be intimidating. That’s why this cruise focuses on the country’s two most major cities, Moscow and St. Pertersburg, along with visits to quaint towns and villages along the way as we cruise onboard the spacious ms Volga Dream. Prepare to be amazed by the grandeur of these two amazing cities with their surreal architecture, featuring many colourfully domed cathedrals and palaces. From Moscow we travel along the Svir River en route to St. Petersburg. Our stop at Kizhi Island on Lake Onega will allow us to soak in some old-country culture with its open-air museum showcasing the customs of traditional Russian life.

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

Shore visits will include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces and may include steps. Travel conditions in parts of Russia can be relatively primitive. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise. The ms Volga Dream is a renovated traditional riverboat, providing an authentic Russian experience.   

Inclusive Features
  • International air Toronto to Moscow / St. Petersburg to Toronto
  • 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in Moscow with daily breakfast
  • 6 nights on board the luxurious ms Volga Dream
  • 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in St. Petersburg with daily breakfast
  • 24 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 6 dinners)
  • 1 lunch is at a restaurant in St. Petersburg
  • Onboard lecturer on Russian history and culture
  • Onboard features including Russian dinner & vodka tasting, Matryoshka (nesting doll) painting, language classes, traditional cooking classes, tea from the samovar, and welcome bread & salt
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • Russia visa fee for Canadian passport holders and assistance in obtaining the Russian Visa
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • Transfers between airports and the ship
  • Services of your cruise escort and/or cruise director and local guides
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
ms Volga Dream

Volga Dream

This elegant vessel is classically designed with a slight Russian touch and accommodates just 100 passengers. She is the best choice for travellers seeking an intimate cruise experience and attentive, personalised service.  All cabins are equipped with private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, direct dial telephone, satellite flat screen television and minibar. Additional comforts provided include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, bathroom accessories kit, bottled water (replenished daily) and welcome fruit basket. Located over three decks, the onboard facilities include a delightful restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting.  Every day a delightful buffet lunch or set menu choice is served in the restaurant.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise Only* (Join Moscow / Leave St. Petersburg)
Montreal / Ottawa
St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

*Cruise only price is based on joining shipside in Moscow and leaving shipside in St. Petersburg. Rates are per person based on sharing an exterior facing Category A Twin Standard cabin.

Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Cabins can be configured as two twin beds or one queen bed. Cabins for single occupancy are on request and are very limited. Cruise prices are based on sharing a stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective February 2020 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Cruise to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
A Twin Sandard
On Request
B Twin Superior
On Request
C Double Deluxe
On Request
D Twin Deluxe
On Request
S Single Cabin

Cancellation penalties for this cruise begin on Nov 26, 2020 at which time $900pp will become non-refundable. Please discuss this and your insurance needs with a Craig Travel Sales Specialist when making your reservation.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Air taxes/fees and carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended.  Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $348 to $486 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for singles and travellers aged 75-85 will range from $545 to $890 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021