The Bolshoi theatre has finally re-opened having been restored to its pre-Soviet glory after a six-year overhaul .... and in 2012 lucky cruisers on the MS Volga Dream can look forward to a visit backstage and to opera or ballet performances at the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters.
Volga Dream cruiseline has planned an amazing journey through the heart of Russia from May 29 to June 10 from Moscow to St.Petersburg.
The cruise will provide a combination of music, history and art together with an insight into modern Russia and a close-look at the momentous changes taking place there.
Among the trip highlights will be private opera performances on board MS Volga Dream by soloists of the Moscow Helicon Opera and lectures about the greatest Russian writers by a professor of Slavic Languages of Yale University.
Visits to the Tolstoy house and Dostoevsky memorial apartment are included and specially arranged early entrances to the Hermitage and state Armory.
There will be guided tours of the Diamond Fund, Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum and visits to the Kremlin, Red Square, Novodevichie cemetery, Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace and Yusupov Palace.
Accommodation includes 3 nights at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow, 6 nights on board MS Volga Dream, and 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg.
Rates are from Euro 4,985 per person.
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