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Rostov-on-Don to Moscow

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 50 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing   Cultural Journey  
Season: April - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5250 US Dollar (USD)

This ship is one of two, representing the Austrian project of river cruise-liners, designed as an alternative to the German-made vessels of project 301 and 302. It favorably differs from them with a higher cabin standard and innovative design of public areas. M/s Chekhov was built in 1978 and has gone several refurbishments to keep up with standards appropriate for Western travelers. For many years the ship was traveling along the exotic route on Yenisey River in Siberia and starting 2004 it will be used on the most popular Russian cruise line Moscow – St. Petersburg.

M/s Chekhov is manned with highly trained crew and supporting personnel with extensive experience of serving foreign passengers. This ensures a pleasant and memorable stay on board for groups and independent travelers.

The guests of the ship have a use of the following facilities: two bars (one of which has a swimming pool under a sliding glass roof), reading lounge and lecture room. All cabins are outside with large picture windows, climate control, private bathrooms and speaker for announcements. Passengers have a beauty salon, souvenir shop and sauna at their disposal. Laundry and doctor’s services are also available.

Cruise Dates for 2011: April 28 - May 12.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Rostov-on-Don. Embarkation.

Day 2: Rostov-on-Don. City tour. Visit of Starocherkassk.

Day 3: Cruising. Free time.

Day 4: Volgograd. City tour, Mamaev Kurgan.

Day 5: Saratov. City tour, Art Museum.

Day 6: Samara. City tour.

Day 7: Simbirsk (Uljanovsk). City tour, Lenin Museum.

Day 8: Kazan. City tour.

Day 9: Nizhniy Novgorod. City tour.

Day 10: Kostroma. City Tour and Ipatyevsky Monastery.

Day 11: Yaroslavl. City tour. Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Ilja the Prophet.

Day 12: Uglich. Walking city tour, Kremlin.

Days 13 & 14: Moscow. City tour Kremlin & Cathedral.

Day 15: Moscow. Disembarkation.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Sun deck: $ 3200 p/p
- Boat deck: $ 3200 p/p
- Upper deck: $ 3000 p/p
- Main deck: $ 2800 p/p
- Lower (3 pax): $ 2500 p/p
- Junior suite: $ 4300 p/p
- Suite cabins: $ 5250 p/p
- Single cabin: $ 3600 p/p
- Port taxes: $ 150
- Fuel surcharge: $ 90.

Price Includes:
- Accommodations in all outside stateroom
- Three meals
- Full sightseeing programs in each of the ports of cal
- English-speaking guide assistance
- Lectures on Russian History and Culture
- Russian language and songs lessons
- Nightly entertainment and dancing
- Daily aerobics
- Tour of the ship’s bridge
- Visa support letter
- Cruise documents.

Price Excludes:
- Airfare
- Baggage
- Medical insurance
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Visas
- Gratuities
- Private transfers
- Items of personal nature.

Note: All the prices and schedules are subject to change.