Russian River Cruises

MOSCOW - ASTRAKHAN

MS Konstantin Fedin

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    iver cruises is truly a unique opportunity to enjoy the incredible vacations and explore several cities in one program. Throughout an amazing journey you will stay in the most luxurious conditions and explore a greater amount of sightseeing

attractions compared to any other kind of touring. River cruises give a wonderful chance to experience the enriching Russian cultural heritage, its history and to admire its breathtaking nature scenery in the most relaxing manner possible on board the ship. A wide ranging excursion program in the ports of call combined with a lot of entertaining activities onboard the ship will keep you amused and stay in your memory forever.


Fleet

MS Konstantin Fedin M

otorship Konstantin Fedin 4 Star, is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301), built in Germany, refurbished in 2018. The motorship is equipped with modern navigational facilities and exceeds the speed of 26 km per hour (around 17 Mph).
The ship is not equipped with wheelchair access and elevator. The ship do not have extensive soundproofing so you may hear noise from air-conditioning, other machinery sounds, etc. onboard at any time.

SHIP INFO

  • Length –125 m
  • Width –16,7 m
  • Draught – 2,7 m
  • Average speed - 17 MpH
  • Passenger capacity – 212 pax (triple cabins for double accommodation)

    ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 suites
  • 40 deluxes
  • 20 singles
  • 40 twins
  • 10 triples (2 lower and 1 upper bed)

    VESSEL FEATURES

  • Volga restaurant
  • Neva bar - restaurant
  • Panorama bar
  • Small bar
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Medical room
  • Souvenir store
  • Conference hall/bar
  • Ironing room

    All cabins are outside with large scenic windows (Except lower deck cabins - non-opening portholes), equipped with private facilities, air-conditioning and 220 volt sockets.

  • Moscow - Astrakhan

    Day1-3
    Moscow - Bus city tour, Kremlin with 1 cathedral>

    Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch

    Welcome to the city that never sleeps, the third Rome, the place that does enjoy diversity, the capital of Russia – Moscow. Moscow is the largest city of the great country with almost 11 million inhabitants. During your stay in this heterogeneous metropolis you will get to know the history of the city and to visit the most prominent sights of Moscow- the breathtaking Red Square with the beautiful ensemble of St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM, the Kremlin and its famous insides, Tverskaya street and the Bolshoi Theatre. There is so much waiting for you in the city of Moscow.

    Day4
    Uglich - Walking city tour with the visit to the territory of Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    The approach to Uglich is one of the most memorable sights of a cruise along the Volga. Enjoy walking tour along this ancient town with more than 1000 years of history. Visit Kremlin grounds, the Transfiguration Cathedral and a Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood.

    Day5
    Yaroslavl - Bus city tour, local market (free time), Savior Transfiguration Monastery, Church of St. Elijah the Prophet (inside outside)>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Savour bus city tour along a pearl of Russian’s Golden Ring - Yaroslavl. See the outside of the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, admire inside of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Governor’s daughters are waiting for you in a former Governor’s House for an interactive tour with an exclusive performance.

    Day5
    Kostroma - Bus city tour, Ipatiev Monastery, Trinity Cathedral>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Kostroma is as old as Moscow. Located on the left bank of the Volga River, it abounds in magnificent monuments of old architecture. Its picturesque suburbs have long been a source of inspiration for many Russian artists. The outstanding role which Kostroma played at certain periods in Russian history accounts for the art heritage to be found in the city today. At the confluence of the Kostroma and Volga Rivers rise the white stone walls and golden cupolas of the Ipatievsky Monastery. It was founded in the latter half of the XIII century to protect the approaches to the city from the upper reaches of the Volga.

    Day6
    Nizhny Novgorod - Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Nizhny Novgorod is a large city on the Volga River in western Russia. It’s known for its 16th-century Kremlin, ringed by 13 fortified towers, including the Dmitrovskaya Tower. Within the Kremlin’s walls is the green-spired Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, rebuilt in the 17th century. Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, housed in a grand building, exhibits Russian and European paintings and a collection of icons.

    Day7
    Cheboksary - Bus city tour>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    During a bus city tour in Cheboksary, the capital of Chuvashia republic and a real gem in provincial Russia, you’ll have a chance to admire its numerous architectural monuments: Vvedensky Cathedral (the 1st Orthodox Church in Chuvashia), Saint-Trinity Monastery, the Assumption Church.

    Day8
    Kazan - Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    The 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.

    Day9
    Samara - Bus city tour, Art Gallery>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Welcome to Samara, an important industrial and cultural centre famous for its broad, beautiful port and the Rossiya (Russia) chocolate factory. A bus city tour includes a visit to the splendid Fine Arts Museum which houses a good collection of Russian paintings from the 16th to the 20th centuries (Repin, Levitan, Malevich, Surikov and others).

    Day10
    Saratov - Bus city tour>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    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.

    Day11
    Volgograd - Bus city tour, Mamayev Mound>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Get acquainted with Volgograd, which has a unique geographical location on the crossroads of land and waterways which link Europe and Asia together. Mamayev Hill, the site for the battles fiercest fighting is now a memorial dominated by a 70-m (239-ft) statue of Russia the Motherland wielding a sword.

    Day12
    Day on board - Entertainment on board>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day13-14
    Astrakhan - Bus city tour, Kremlin grounds>

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Welcome to Astrakhan, the largest river and sea port in the Volga-Caspian basin. It is now a multinational city where Russians (70% of population), Kalmyks, Tatars, Kirghizes and Cossacks happily coexist. The bus city tour will include a visit to a 16th-century Kremlin grounds (Assumption and Trinity Cathedrals).

    MS Konstantin Fedin


    Motorship “Konstantin Fedin” is a comfortable four-deck vessel (type 301). Built in Germany in 1980, refurbished in 2011, 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).


    features: | restaurant | piano bar | bar | coffee-station | conference hall | souvenir store | solarium | sauna | medical room | fitness hall

    Staterooms

    • TWIN

      TWIN - Two-bed outside single-staged cabin with a large opening scenic window, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio. Cabin is furnished in a practical style. Can be used for single accommodation as one of the beds is a foldaway bed.

    • TWIN LOWER

      TWIN LOWER - Three-bed single-staged cabin with two non-opening portholes, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, 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. *Could be modified to 3-seat cabin.

    • JUNIOR SUITE B


      JUNIOR SUITE B - Spacious four-bed two-staged cabin with two large scenic opening windows, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, wardrobe, occasional table, TV/video, 220 volt socket, radio. It contains two lower twin beds and two upper foldaway beds, so that it can accommodate either 2, 3 or 4 guests.

    • JUNIOR SUITE A

      JUNIOR SUITE - ASpacious double cabin with 3 large opening scenic windows, equipped with private facilities, heating and ventilation system, refrigerator, 220 volt socket, radio, TV/video. Cabin is furnished in a practical style with a double bed, a wardrobe, occasional table, cushioned furniture. Deluxe A can accommodate up to 3 peaple. Extra bed type - folding-bed.

    • SUITE

      SUITE - 2-bed 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.

    What's included

    • Transfers (airport-motorship \ motorship-airport) for groups of minimum 20 pax. For groups of less than 20 pax transfers can be organized for extra charge;
    • Handling the luggage in river ports and on board.
    • Guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation.
    • English/French/German/Spanish/Italian speaking board guides.
    • Services of guides speaking other foreign languages can be provided at additional cost.
    • Onboard entertainment including Russian language course and Russian songs lessons, live music concerts, dancing music in bars at nights, Captain’s bridge tour, etc.
    • Excursion programme detailed in the cruise itinerary (optional tours are available onboard).
    • Visa support letter. NOTE: In case of cancelling a reservation, errors or change of names, a penalty charge of 20 Euros will be applied.
    • Full board catering (three meals per day) including dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the departure day.
    • Welcome Bread and Salt Ceremony.
    • Captain’s welcome cocktail.
    • Captain’s dinner with upscale menu.

    Price does not include

    • International and domestic flights.
    • Transfers to and from the port of embarkation / disembarkation for groups of less than 20 pax (on request and for extra payment).
    • Visas and Consular Fees (if applicable).
    • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
    • Optional excursions (available on board - Additional charges apply).
    • Gratuities.
    • Personal spending and items of a personal nature.
    • Cabin numbers are provided 7 days prior the cruise or at 50 Euro supplement per person when booking.
    • Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally and paid extra at the restaurant or at the bars onboard.
    • All items not mentioned under the inclusions.
    Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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