Voyage through the heartland of Russia aboard the deluxe Volga Dream, cruising along scenic rivers, lakes, and canals with stops at traditional villages and the two great cultural capitals of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Starting at: $5,695 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Gallery inside the world-class Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg  The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, along a canal in St. Petersburg  St. Petersburg's iconic Church of the Spilled Blood  The magnificent interior of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg  St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg  The interior of St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, known for its dazzling interior of malachite and lapis lazuli  The palace and fountains at the Romanov summer palace at Peterhof  St. Catherine's Palace in Pushkin  House in the vacation village of Mandrogi  Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island  Rich frescoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl  Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl, a World Heritage Site  The Golden Ring village of Uglich  Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, Uglich  A lock on the Volga near Uglich  St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow  The Moscow Kremlin with its many cathedrals  One of the many churches within the Kremlin  View of Moscow's Kremlin  Moscow's Red Square, a World Heritage site

Waterways of Russia

A Cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow Aboard the 109-guest Volga Dream

12 days from $5,695

Voyage through the heartland of Russia aboard the deluxe Volga Dream, cruising along scenic rivers, lakes, and canals with stops at traditional villages and the two great cultural capitals of St. Petersburg and Moscow.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The ship was luxurious, the educated guests were a pleasure to be with, the lecturers superb and accessible. Unless one experiences the Volga Dream with Smithsonian, he won't know the exquisite pleasure of listening to a lecture on Russian literature, while sitting in a fine lounge, watching the Russian countryside drift by. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. 

- Elizabeth B.

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Jun 28 - Jul 9, 2017 Departure
Nadieszda Kizenko

Nadieszda Kizenko

Nadieszda Kizenko teaches Russian and East European History at the State University of New York at Albany.  She received degrees in Russian History and Literature at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Harriman Institute. Prof. Kizenko explores the intersection of nations and empires, of history and culture, and the extent to which religion has been a constituent element of national and imperial identity.  She has long been fascinated by how the three Baltic nations succeeded in keeping their distinctive identities even when ruled by Germans, Poles, and Russians. For Russia in particular, the three nations have meant a very specific form of access to Europe—and opposition to it.

Prof. Kizenko’s research, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences Research Council, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, has allowed her to publish widely on questions of religion as an instrument of empire.  Her first book, A Prodigal Saint:  Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People, won the Heldt Prize; a recent article, “The Feminization of Patriarchy?”, won the Best Article award from Association for the Study of Eastern Christianity.  Prof. Kizenko is currently writing a history of confession in the Russian empire.