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.

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 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  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  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 $5,995

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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Aug 26 - Sep 6, 2018 Departure
Carol Reynolds

Carol Reynolds

Carol Reynolds weaves history, humor, and high energy into everything she does.  She has lived and taught in Germany at various times, starting in 1981.  Her research interests include German Romanticism and the musical court of Frederick the Great.  She founded and directed Southern Methodist University’s Study-in-Germany Program and enjoys leading tours, including a Rhine-Main-Danube Donors’ Tour for the University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina as well as Russian tours for The Dallas Symphony and The Dallas Opera.  She is fluent in German and Russian and maintains a home in Weimar.

After her career as professor of Music History at SMU, Carol and her husband Hank moved to a ranch in North Central Texas.  Surrounded by goats, dogs, and cows, she began designing multi-media Fine Arts curricula.  Her popular Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture (2009) has reached students across the world.  In 2011 she released a cross-discipline course called Exploring America’s Musical Heritage.  She is now creating a curriculum on the history of sacred music from Jewish Liturgy to 1600.  

Carol is a staunch advocate of Arts Education at every stage of life and speaks regularly at educational conferences across the U.S. She is popular speaker for organizations like The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concerts, The Dallas Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Kimball Museum, Fort Worth Opera, San Francisco Wagner Society, The Davidson Institute, and The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. Carol is a frequent Smithsonian Journeys Expert and has led unforgettable journeys to Russia, the Baltics, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany.