It was here that the Russian crown prince Dimitri was assassinated, which eventually led to Boris Godunov ascending the Russian throne.

Here, on the banks of the Volga, you can also find a rich collection of Russian Orthodox architecture which you will get to see, as well as the Church of St.

In-flight meals and beverage services are provided as per individual airline policy.

Upon your arrival to Moscow, please proceed through customs.

In the arrival hall you will be met by one of our cruise managers and tranferred to the port for embarkation.

An information meeting will either precede or follow dinner.

Afterwards, enjoy your first night aboard your floating hotel.

(Cruise only passengers with transfers on their own – services begin with embarkation.) Moscow, the capital of Russia, is situated between the banks of the rivers Oka and Volga. The afternoon is free for optional pursuits.(*When possible, this tour may be combined with the Kremlin/Armory Tour outlined below in which case a boxed lunch will be provided) · Optionals: Moscow Circus or Moscow by Night Tour · Morning Kremlin/Armory Tour: Get an inside look at the Kremlin and its fascinating Cathedrals, as well as the gargantuan Tzar Cannon and the giant Tzar Bell.

A metropolis of 10+ million people, Moscow today is not only the seat of the Russian government but also home to many world renowned attractions · Morning City sightseeing by bus: A half day tour of Moscow’s major highlights including the humongous Red Square, famous St. Continue to the Armory Museum located within the Kremlin Grounds, the renowned depository of Royal Russian riches including samples of weapons, carriages, thrones and the famous Faberge eggs.(*If provided the previous day, this day will be fully free to allow for optional excursions and/or individual pursuits).

· The balance of the day is free to explore some more on your own or to join one of the optional excursions offered by our cruise managers, such as an excursion to the Sergiev Posad Complex, the heart of the Russian Orthodox Church, or visit the Tratyakov Gallery or the Pushkin Museums, or take a tour of the famous Moscow Metro and pedestrian Arbat Street.

· Welcome drink and Crew Introduction: Enjoy a drink on the sun deck (weather permitting) as you set sail on your wonderful Volga adventure in the late afternoon.