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I want to express, in the name of Asteria Expeditions and our 8 clients that this cruise was exceptional and was highly appreciated. All my clients have traveled worldwide in luxury accommodations and this is a real 5 star deluxe!
Paul Loose, Travel Director, Asteria Expeditions
Unforgettable Moscow River Cruise: Treasures of the Heart of Russia
Moscow river cruise became one of the most thrilling and unforgettable voyages in my life! I’d never imagined that I would happen to find myself in the capital of Russia, and now I’m so thankful to my husband’s friends who had advised us to choose Moscow and Volga Dream!
It was a good and absorbing rest! We were protected from every and each trouble or inconvenience on the boat as well as in the hotel and the whole time of the voyage! At the hotel in the picturesque historical center of the city the service was of the highest international level and the staff treated us with due care day and night whatever we needed and wished. Besides I must admit they were of great help for us as unfortunately neither I nor my husband speak Russian: still we didn’t feel any inconvenience or barrier at all!
I’m always a bit nervous about the food when I’m abroad on holiday. This time I remembered about my worries not a minute thanks to great deal of choice of food both in the hotel and on the board of Volga Dream.
The very city Moscow seemed to me a magnificent, immense and extremely vivid part of Russia. I felt energy and power everywhere in the air! But the peak was reached in the Kremlin and Armory Chamber! Abundance of gold treasures took my breath away from the very first step in the Chamber! As if we touched centuries-old history of Russia. For me it was very interesting to investigate dresses in the last hall of the Chamber.
An air-conditioned bus was of great help during the city tour and metro ride. I have heard a lot about the Moscow underground transport system. Now I can say we saw the most beautiful underground system in the world! And again we learned a lot about the history of Russia thanks to a very experienced guide.
The Tretyakov Gallery became to my heart the coziest and warm place of interest we visited. No other museum had ever created a feeling of home by me. The guide helped to understand the details, technique and history of creation of many famous paintings. After the Tretyakov Gallery I started to treat museums in a different way and I realized that I’m so much fond of the Russian painting!
I just can’t believe that in such short time we were proposed to see so many places of interest. The whole program was organized in such a way that you enjoy the tour in a pleasant and relaxing manner without hurry and fuss. Moscow will stay in my memory as hospitable and generous!
Our next pleasant and unforgettable experience was on the board of MS Volga Dream! The captain himself welcomed us on the board. Our suite was extremely comfortable: It was equipped with all possible facilities. MS Volga Dream is not so big and can hold not so many people, each passenger is encompassed with care and attention and every need and wish are met friendly and immediately. The whole river cruise along the Russian waterways is so calming and romantic especially in the evening!
In the ports we visited small ancient town with architectural and religious treasures. The guest speaker was always near and guide us in our exploration of the Russian history and culture. For us it was a new experience with a guest speaker as we always travelled with a tour guide. And we appreciate professional assistance of the guest speaker who initiated a lot of wonderful discoveries during our Moscow cruise!
A real 5-star rating service starting from landing in the Moscow airport up to boarding for returning home full of new impressions and unforgettable experience! We left Russia with magic feeling and hope to repeat out cruise some day!