Fred River Cruises has become the preferred partner of the Volga Dream, Russian Waterways five star vessel.
The ship, which holds 109 guests and 60 crew, takes passengers between St Petersburg and Moscow as well as on the Lower Volga where they will visit places such as Astrakhan, Kazan, Samara, Saratov and Volgograd.
Steve Williams, managing director of Fred River Cruises said: “This exciting announcement marks a period of new growth for Fred River Cruises which aims to provide agents with a one-stop-shop for all their customers’ river cruising needs. As preferred agents for AmaWaterways, Far Horizons of India and the Volga Dream, we can not only provide agents with a specialist team they can go to for advice and to book a wide range of European and Exotic cruises, but can also tailor-make any river cruise holiday to meet their customer’s individual requirements.”
Itineraries also include three nights in a five star hotel in central St Petersburg and Moscow.
Dmitry Esako, director of sales for the Volga Dream said: “Historically, the UK has been a key market for Volga Dream, which represents both a beautiful river cruise and unique Russian cultural experience. Entering into preferred partnership with Fred River Cruises gives us excellent opportunity in strengthening our positions in the UK and educating travel professionals about uniqueness of Volga Dream programmes.”
Prices for the Moscow to St. Petersburg sailings start from £2,549 per person. Guests choose between a gold or platinum package when booking, the latter including smaller groups and extras such early entry to St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum.