Saint Petersburg to Moscow - 6 night cruise then 3 nights in outstanding hotels in each of the two big cities. We travelled GOLD class and were delighted with the mix between organized and free time.
This was a marvelous experience - lovely boat with a hard working and cheerful crew. All logistics worked perfectly and our expectations were met throughout.
Excellent speakers providing historic, artistic and political background to the voyage.
Excellent hotels in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Staying in hotels is a big plus as the river ports are not particularly well located and a heavy traffic can make commuting tiresome and less than interesting.
Meals onboard the Volga Dream were first class - the morning made-to-order omelettes were excellent as were the wines that were served with the meals. Crew were enthusiastic and cheerful throughout.
Shore excursions were very good and all guides were of a very high standard.
We booked direct with Volga Dream on-line and had splendid service throughout. Getting a visa is a little tiresome but far from impossible - just follow the on-line prompts.
Cabin 203 is a Superior Stateroom (twin) located on the Main Deck and it was perfect for our needs. It was quiet and located on the same level as the restaurant, reception and the rather small fitness centre.
Lovely views out of the picture window and the beds were extremely comfortable. Space was more than adequate and was well designed.