French river operator CroisiEurope is offering sailings on Russia’s Volga to UK passengers for the first time, it has announced.
The eight-day cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg will begin operating in May 2017. The season ends in September.
Michel Grimm, international sales director for CroisiEurope, said: “We currently carry close to 5,000 guests per year on the Volga so have plenty of experience in organising cruises to this destination. Our new UK guests will benefit from CroisiEurope’s years of experience and I’m confident they will appreciate everything that we do to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable holiday.”
The Volga cruise includes a guided tour taking in Moscow of the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Lubyanka, the headquarters of the KGB. In St Petersburg there is a tour taking in the Nevsky Prospect, St Isaac Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress and its cathedral as well as the State Hermitage Museum.
The cruise also calls at Kizhi (pictured), Uglich, Goritsy and Mandrogi.
The sailing takes place on the 106-guest Rostropovitch. There are six departures in 2017: May 6 and 20; Jule 15 and 29; August 26; and September 23.Cruise only prices start from £1,310 per person including all meals and some drinks onboard, onboard activities, all visits and excursions, port fees and gratuities.