Waterways of the Tsars aboard Volga Dream II

Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhy Island, Russia

June 11–21, 2015

Discover Moscow's highlights before embarking the new Volga Dream II to cruise Russia's scenic waterways on her inaugural voyage. Visit Uglich, with its five-domed Church of the Transfiguration, and Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga. Cross Lake Beloye, once known as the "tsar's fishing grounds," to Goritsy. Tour the Kirilov-Belozersky Monastery, with its frescoed thirteenth-century Cathedral of the Assumption, and continue to the Ferapontov Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site with magnificent frescoes. Explore the magical architecture of Kizhi Island, and stop at the village of Mandrogi. Disembark in St. Petersburg, a vibrant city of islands, canals, bridges, and pastel-colored palaces. Optional St. Petersburg postlude.

Traveling with You: Maryan Ainsworth, curator in the Department of European Paintings. Explore Maryan's 82nd & Fifth episode, "Noise," about the emotional depth in Jan van Eyck's The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment.

Land/Cruise Rates: from $6,995

Please contact met@arrangementsabroad.com to request a brochure.

Above: Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhy Island, Russia

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