Experience the legendary traditional folklore of Russia as it unfolds along the picturesque rivers, lakes and canals that link St. Petersburg with Moscow. Cruise for six nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger Volga Dream during this carefully curated itinerary. Explore the artistic and historical treasures of classic Russian culture and several “Golden Ring” cities—featuring UNESCO World Heritage-designated Yaroslavl as well as Uglich, the backdrop for defining moments in Russian history. Stay in St. Petersburg, tsar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” for three nights in a Five-Star hotel. Enjoy a specially arranged entrance and guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum and visits to Catherine Palace in Pushkin and Peterhof. Explore the 14th-century Kirillo‑Belozersky Monastery near Goritsy and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. Savor traditional Russian tea and cakes in the home of a Svirstroy villager who will share more about the Russian way of life. Conclude with one night in the Five-Star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow. Moscow Post-Program Option available.