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   Moscow to St. Petersburg
             Cruise Itinerary
        The Itinerary
Day 1     Moscow
Day 2     Uglich
Day 3     Yaroslavl
Day 4     Goritsy
Day 5     Kizhy
Day 6     Mandrogi
Day 7     St. Petersburg
        (or reverse)

THE MS VOLGA DREAM ‫ ف‬Waterways of the Tsars

                             There is no better way to explore Russia’s charming provinces
                                      and the treasures of Russia’s grandest cities
                                  than a fascinating voyage aboard the Volga Dream,
                                     a newly redesigned 109-guest boutique vessel.

You will learn what real Russia is all about by visiting amazing off-the-beaten-path places yet
without long drives on Russia’s bumpy country roads. You will venture through remote
provinces without sacrificing your creature comforts surrounded by the state-of-the-art amenities
of a gorgeous, modern cruise ship. Unpack only once, relax and let the Volga Dream’s expert
team handle the rest while you enjoy the serene majesty of the upper reaches of the Volga
River, the longest in Europe.

During a six-night cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg (or in reverse direction), a lacework of
lakes, canals and reservoirs will take you to a dream world of traditional Russian villages and
the quaint Old Russian towns of Yaroslavl, Rostov, Kostroma, and Uglich. With their old
Kremlins, ancient monasteries, distinctive artistic features, and laid-back atmosphere, they offer
excellent insights into Russia’s past and present development.

The visit to the fascinating Kizhi Island is something
you could not experience anywhere else. A UNESCO
World Heritage site, it is located on Lake Onega in
Northern Russia and features one of the finest
collections of wooden architecture in Russia. Among
its highlights is the incredible Church of Transfiguration, a striking edifice
unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Savor a delightful variety of Russian and European cuisine in the elegant single-seating dining
room. All meals are included during the cruise as well as house wine and soft drinks with
lunch and dinner. Enjoy captivating shore excursions by the best expert amiable guides with
all sightseeing included in the program price.

  Allow Frontiers to design your pre-
  and post-cruise extensions in Moscow
  and St. Petersburg. We have years of
  experience working with Russia. We
  know Russia intimately and have
  unparalleled knowledge (updated
  yearly through on-site inspections) of
  its hotels, ranging from the most
  luxurious to the best bargain.

  Our own Natasha Tichy, who has been
  recognized by Condé Nast Traveler
  magazine as one of the Top Travel
  Specialists for Russia and the Baltic
  Countries for five consecutive years,
  would be happy to tailor your
  extensions to your preferences and

THE MS VOLGA DREAM ITINERARY ‫ ف‬Moscow to St. Petersburg
                                  6-night cruise only program

MOSCOW (Day 1)

This afternoon embark on MS Volga Dream to begin your journey on
the Russian waterways. Enjoy scenic views of the Moscow-Volga man-
made canal as the ship sails off from Moscow.

UGLICH (Day 2)

When one arrives in Uglich, they discover that they are in one of the oldest Russian towns,
which dates from 937. The town has retained a lot of its original charm. Enjoy a walking tour of
Uglich to appreciate its traditional wooden architecture, its quaint churches and intricate history.
It was in Uglich that two dynasties of the Russian tsars were inconceivably connected. Ivan the
Terrible’s son, Prince Dmitry, the last of the Rurick dynasty, met his mysterious death here.
Ksenia Shestova, the mother of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhail Romanov, grew
up in Uglich. (Meals: B, L, D)


With more than 10 centuries of history Yaroslavl enjoys a scenic location at the confluence of
the Volga and the Kotorosl rivers. Spared the destruction of World War II, its art and architecture
has survived unscathed into the 21st century. A historical part of the city, a UNESCO World
Heritage site, features a remarkable collection of Russian architecture and art of the 13th-17th
centuries. While visiting the Savior Transfiguration Monastery and the Church of Elijah the
Prophet, you will see some of the most impressive frescoes of all the Old Russian towns.
Yaroslavl is also home of the Russian textile industry, still famous all over the country today,
and the Russian Drama Theater. (Meals: B, L, D)

Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you sail
through the White Lake and the Volga-Baltic
canal, finally docking in Goritsy. You will step
back into medieval times while exploring this
extraordinary picturesque town. One of the
highlights you will visit is the Kirill-Belozersky
Monastery. Founded by the hermit Cyril in
1397, it was recently named the winner of a competition to become one of “The New Seven
Wonders of Russia.” (Meals: B, L, D)

KIZHI (Day 5)

Cruising Onega Lake, you will reach tiny, picturesque Kihzi Island. It is a
unique open-air museum of wooden architecture and home to some of
Russia’s most famous intricately designed wooden edifices. You will tour

the Kihzi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which features a remarkable Transfiguration
church. Built entirely of wood with no nails and crowned with 22 wood-shingled onion domes, it
resembles something straight out of a Russian fairytale. You will also see the Church of the
Resurrection of Lazarus, the oldest wooden church in Russia and come to know the many local
traditions of Zaonezhie (the lands beyond the Onega Lake). (Meals: B, L, D)


Today, you will cruise the scenic Svir River connecting Onega and Ladoga Lakes. Then visit the
village of Mandrogi, the largest one on the Valaam archipelago. A re-creation of a typical
Russian rural settlement, the village caters to traditional souvenir production including
matryoshka nesting dolls, pottery and lace. (Meals: B, L, D)


Arrive in St. Petersburg. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, this captivating
“Venice of the North” is one of the greatest art cities in the world. This
morning, disembark MS Volga Dream and proceed with independent
arrangements. (Meal: B)

THE MS VOLGA DREAM ‫ ف‬Cruise Accommodations
                 MS Volga Dream carries 109 passengers, with a crew of 60. The ship has 56
                 comfortable cabins and all feature either a window or a porthole and a bathroom with
                 separate glass shower. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, mini-bar, safety
                 deposit box, telephone, and flat screen television featuring international satellite
                 programming and films as well as various radio and music channel options.

Neva Lounge with AV equipment and bar with live music
Lagoda Bar with Plantation teach deck furniture is an ideal
place for sunbathing
       Cabins 402-412

Library with Internet access
       Cabins 300-326

Single seating dining room with a rich choice of Russian and European dishes
Coffee Station (24 hours)—each morning an early breakfast is served for “early birds” at least
one hour before the regular breakfast hours.
Boutique with folk craft items
Barbers & hair dressers
Fitness Center
       Cabins: 201-210

Sauna bath and a massage room
       Cabins 101-108

Fax machine, laundry (no dry cleaning), first aid, open bridge policy, nonsmoking policy, pets
are not allowed. Major credit cards accepted.

THE MS VOLGA DREAM ‫ ف‬Cruise Accommodations
Due to compact size of these cabins Frontiers would recommend upgrading to a deluxe or
superior stateroom.

                                       Room                      Double     Single
Six-night cruise fares per person:
                                     Numbers        Sq. Ft.   Occupancy   Occupancy
Standard, Cabin deck, twin bed        101-108        102        $1,440      1,820
Main deck, twin bed                   201-210        118        $2,690      3,375
Deluxe, Promenade deck (double        301-315;       135        $3,500      4,375
bed )                                 317-324
Superior, Sun Deck (twin bed)         406-409,     118-140      $4,000       5,000
                                     411& 412
Junior Suite, Promenade & Sun        316 & 405    161 & 162     $4,875       $7,315
Deck (double bed)
Deluxe Junior Suite, Sun Deck         402-404        180        $5,440       $8,190
(double bed)
Owner’s Suite, Promenade Deck           300          264        $6,690      $13,375
(double bed)
Standard Single (single bed)         325 & 326        75                     $2,690

Deluxe Single (single bed)              410           87                     $3,500

THE MS VOLGA DREAM ‫-6 1102 ف‬night Cruise Only Rates

          Moscow to St. Petersburg                           St. Petersburg to Moscow
                 June 5-11                                           June 11-17
                  July 4-10                                        June 27-July 3
              July 29-August 4                                        July 10-16
               August 11-17                                          August 4-10
               August 24-30                                         August 17-23
                                                               August 30-September 5

Cruise fares include: 6-night cruise aboard the Volga Dream; all meals aboard ship, including
house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; shore excursions as stated in the itinerary;
local taxes and port charges

Cruise fares exclude: Airline tickets; excursions in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
arrival/departure airport transfers; travel protection; Russian visa processing fee; gratuities;
beverages on board MS Volga Dream other than house wine and soft drinks during lunch and
dinner; telephone calls, internet connection, laundry and other items of personal nature.

Airfare: Airfare is not included in the cruise fares. Frontiers will be glad to assist you in
arranging convenient flights from your home city

Terms and conditions:

       A 30% deposit is required to confirm a reservation.
       Full payment no later then 90 (ninety) days prior to

       Cancellations (days prior departure):
          o All cancellations of confirmed reservations up
              to 119 days prior to departure are subject to
              USD 400 per person administrative fee
          o 120 to 61 days - 50% of trip fare per person
          o 60 to 0 days - 100% of trip fare per person


       . . . your cruise dream of a lifetime.

        Frontiers Elegant Journeys
      P.O. Box 959, Wexford, PA 15090
        Toll Free (US): 800-245-1950
             Fax: 724-935-2930


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