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WE welcome you to the Imperial

Scenic view of the river

Wooden Church

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MYESCPADES.COM is proud to be associated with Imperial River Cruises (IRC), a US-based corporation providing river cruises and specialized travel services in Russia and Ukraine. IRC ships are among the best on these rivers.

MYESCAPADES.COM is fully licensed and registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) and contributes to the respective Government regulated compensation fund. This means your holiday arrangements are protected when you book with us. We are also active members of the ACTA, IATA, and APTA. IRC is a member of NACTA, NCMA, IATA, and ATS. In addition to our traditional Russian Waterways along the Volga, Svir, Neva, Don and Dnepr rivers and the Black and Caspian Seas., for the 2010 season we also offer: Classic Waterways of Ukraine Black Sea & Dnepr river cruises from Kiev to Istanbul, three rivers, two seas, five countries Great Mother Volga Cruises from the Baltic to the Caspian Sea Peter Tchaikovsky musical cruise Land packages*

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Moscow

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Classic waterways of Russia

10, 11 and 12-day cruises between two capitals of Russia, including overnights with daily guided tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg; visits to Kizhi, Vallam, Svir, Goritzy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and much more! Great Mother Volga and Caspian Sea

opportunity to submerge and delight in the truly unique cultural and historical mix of Russia and Ukraine, and will be enchanted by the picturesque beauty of the Dnepr River, Black Sea and Crimean Peninsula. “A great and unique opportunity to visit the cradle of Slavic civilization, Ukraine.

15, 19 and 20-day cruises along the Volga River. Cruise aboard our ships from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea. Enjoy the splendor of the Great Mother Volga River and the Don River; visit the capitals of the Russian states.

Cruises

After more than 15 years transporting thousands of tourists on the waterways of Russia and Ukraine, Imperial River Cruises is stepping onto land. Russia by Land is the latest adventure for this American-owned company, and will take travelers to a new frontier.

Russia by Land

Imperial’s vast experience now enables it to offer land tours in all price categories, from budget to VIP. Satisfied customers have requested it, and Imperial now provides the next step in its evolution: Russia By Land. (Page 15)*

Ukrainian river waterways cruise

During your trip, you will have an

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Included with all our river cruises Included with all our river cruises:

Accommodations in all outside staterooms, each with private bathroom facilities, individual temperature control and large picture window n Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day in the ship’s restaurant with the same menu for all passengers irrespective of cabin category; meal service begins with dinner on day of embarkation and ends with breakfast on day of disembarkation. n Captain’s welcome Cocktail Reception n Gala farewell Dinner aboard n Full sightseeing programs in each of n

the ports of call. English-speaking guide assistance n Russian or Ukrainian language and songs lesson n Nightly entertainment and dancing. n Daily aerobics n Tour of the ship’s bridge. n Our cruise director and professional staff. n Visa support letter (if you process your visa with us) n Luggage handling to/from your cabin aboard the ship n Cruise documents n

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The price does not include:

Airfare n Baggage: excess baggage, forwarding of baggage. n Medical insurance n Trip cancellation insurance n Visas n Visa support n Gratuities: gratuities for cruise director, crew members, guides and drivers are not included and are at passenger’s discretion. n Private transfers n Miscellaneous: Items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges n

and medical services are not included.

NOTE:

All the prices and schedules are subject to change. All taxes and surcharges are additional. n Air is available upon request. For more information, please call us. n Please be informed that all pre/post cruise services, arrival/departure transfers, hotel accommodation, additional excursions, etc. can be arranged by us. n

Waterways of Russia and ukraine

Girl in Russian costume


Places you will visit IN russia

Moscow

Moscow The capital of Russia since the late 15th century, Moscow has always been a popular destination for more adventurous tourists. During your stay, you will have an opportunity to see the city’s world-renowned attractions that include the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Church of the Ascension, all dating from between the 14th and 17th centuries. While in Moscow your optional tours will also include Red Square , the Tretyakov Gallery , the National Museum of Russian Fine Art, the Moscow Metro and a tour of the Armoury and its spectacular and priceless collection of royal jewels, crowns, thrones and armour of the Tsars. For groups an additional optional evening entertainment and tours are available, and you are welcome to take a Moscow by Night city tour, or attend a circus or theatre performance. Uglich Historic town highlights tour. Uglich is one of the oldest Russian towns, and a place of a pilgrimage of Russian Tsars. According to a local legend its origin goes back to back to 937. During the guided walking tour you’ll visit the magnificent five domed Transfiguration Cathedral and Church of Czarevich Dmitri of the Blood – build to commemorate the most famous event in the town’s history – a mysterious death of the 7-year old Czarevich Dmitri, the last scion of Dimitriy Rurik dynasty.

Kizhi Island

Yaroslavl Historic town highlights tour. A sightseeing tour of a port town of Yaroslavl will include old city center, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the beautiful Transfiguration Monastery, dating back to the 16th century. You will also stop at the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and have an opportunity to see its famous 13th century frescoes. Kostroma One of the loveliest cities of the Golden Ring, Kostroma is certainly a highlight of the cruise. The pride of Kostroma is the museum at the former Ipatyevsky Monastery founded in the 14th century by the Zernov family, the forebears of the Godunovs. The crypt of the Monastery became the Godunov burial vault. Kostroma is the only Russian city retaining the classical layout of the 18th/19th centuries, with streets and boulevards fanning out like the spokes of a wheel from a central square. Goritsy Historic highlights tour. You will visit one of the oldest and most famous monasteries in Russia – the Monastery of St. Cyril of the White Lake. Dating back to the 14th century, it is home to a the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery is one of the largest and oldest Russian Monasteries. It was founded in 1397 by the monks of Moscow’s Simonov Monastery. Kizhi Enjoy the magnificent Northern Russian nature and scenery while cruising through

Kuskovo

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Lake Onega, the second largest lake in Europe. Arrival and an island highlights tour of Kizhi island including visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture with a beautiful ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most impressive thing about these structures is that they were erected without any nails or other metal ties. River village Cruising. Arrival at the river village. This is a recreational stop, specially designed to for you to enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. Enjoy Russian outdoor BBQ and entertainment by local folklore entertainers. St. Petersburg Extraordinary city of St.  Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 , is the highlight of your R ussian River adventure . Your guided tour highlights will include the Nevsky Prospekt , the Admiralty Building , the Royal Square , Peter and Paul Fortress the treasure chest of the world worldfamous art – the Hermitage Museum . You are also free to explore this magnificent and romantic city on your own, or purchase optional tours to Pushkin and see beautiful and fascinating Catherine’s Palace and visit the magnificent gardens and spectacular fountains of opulent Peterhof, the Tzars’ Summer Palace located on the coast of the Finland Gulf . Moscow, GUM Departement store


Your evening schedule is free, and you are welcome to join the optional Gala Folklore show excursion, or a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, once the private theatre of the Tzars. Rostov-on-Don The southernmost part of Russia’s Steppes was an 18th century Cossack outpost and trading center. Today this “Gateway to the Caucasus” leads to Ukraine and is an industrial and agricultural center. Its magnificent parks and beaches, theaters and museums, and unusual botanical gardens with vast collections of rare and beautiful plants make Rostov a most attractive city on the Don River. Volgograd (stalingrad) The City of Volgograd, formerly called Tsaritsyn (1598– 1925) and Stalingrad (1925–1961) is located on the west bank of the Volga River. It is an administrative center of Volgograd Region. Stretching along the Volga River for 43 miles is Volgograd. This thriving center was built as a living monument to the valor and courage of the defenders of Stalingrad during World War II, whose steadfastness created a major turning point of the war. Astrakhan Astrakhan is an old Russian city located on the Volga River, close to where it merges into the Caspian Sea. The city itself was first mentioned by travelers in the early Moscow, Bolshoi Theater

Novodevichiy Convent

13th century, and called Xacitarxan. It was burned to the ground by Tamerlane, but was rebuilt and became a center of Khazaria and the Golden Horde khanate. Astrakhan’s major historical landmark is its Kremlin (built from 1580s to 1620s). Designed by the masters from Yaroslavl, and constructed from the bricks pillaged from the Golden Horde, it remains one of the best examples of traditional medieval church and military architecture in Russia. Astrakhan Region is a fertile land, rich in wildlife, beluga, sturgeon and exotic plants. Its location, the delta of the Volga River, is considered to be one of the world’s ecological jewels. Saratov A beautiful city surrounded by outlying villages, Saratov was settled by Germans in the 18th and 19th centuries. Chernyshevsky, the famous Russian writer and democrat, was born here and Yuriy Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut, was a member of the Saratov Flying Club. Samara Founded in the 16th century, Samara is today an important industrial and cultural center of the region. Formerly known as Kuibyshev, the city played a big role in the Peasant Uprising of 1670 under Styepan Razin and again in 1773 under Yemelin Pugachev. Recently Stalin’s bunker was discovered here and opened to the public. Village

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Simbirsk (Uljanovsk) Formerly known as Uljanovsk, the birthplace of Vladimir Ilich Uljanov, known to the world as V.I. Lenin, the city was a Soviet shrine for almost 70 years. The huge Lenin Memorial Complex includes the house in which he was born, his grammar school and other buildings associated with his life. Kazan Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka rivers, and is the Capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. The city stretches for about 15 miles along hills, which are dissected by ravines. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center, as well as the heart of the Russian Tatar national culture. Nizhni Novgorod Founded in 1221, this city was a famous meeting place where people from the Orient, Siberia and Turkestan came to barter and trade. Formerly named Gorki, it was later home to political exiles and therefore closed to outsiders for many years. Nizhni Novgorod has only recently opened its doors for visitors, where many well preserved memorials from the 13th and 14th centuries are found. Of special interest are the ancient Kremlin, cathedrals, convents and the palace of the early ruling family. Old Russian church

Places you will visit IN russia

St. Basil’s Cathedral Moscow


Departure dates

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Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg Moscow  –  St. Petersburg

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12 May  –  22 May 14 May  –  24 May 19 May  –  29 May 21 May  –  31 May 24 May  –  03 Jun 02 Jun  –  12 Jun 03 Jun  –  13 Jun 09 Jun  –  19 Jun 09 Jun  –  19 Jun 13 Jun  –  23 Jun 23 Jun  –  03 Jul 23 Jun  –  03 Jul 28 Jun  –  08 Jul 30 Jun  –  10 Jul 03 Jul  –  13 Jul 13 Jul  –  23 Jul 14 Jul  –  24 Jul 17 Jul  –  27 Jul 21 Jul  –  31 Jul 23 Jul  –  02 Aug 24 Jul  –  03 Aug 02 Aug  –  12 Aug 04 Aug  –  14 Aug 05 Aug  –  15 Aug 11 Aug  –  21 Aug 12 Aug  –  22 Aug 14 Aug  –  24 Aug 22 Aug  –  01 Sep 24 Aug  –  03 Sep 25 Aug  –  04 Sep 01 Sep  –  11 Sep 01 Sep  –  11 Sep 04 Sep  –  14 Sep 11 Sep  –  21 Sep 12 Sep  –  22 Sep 15 Sep  –  25 Sep

St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St.Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St.Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow *Moscow  –  St. Petersburg St. Petersburg  –  Moscow St. Petersburg  –  Moscow

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01 May  –  12 May 09 May  –  19 May 12 May  –  23 May 22 May  –  02 Jun 23 May  –  03 Jun 29 May  –  09 Jun 03 Jun  –  14 Jun 12 Jun  –  23 Jun 14 Jun  –  25 Jun 19 Jun  –  30 Jun 25 Jun  –  06 Jul 03 Jul  –  14 Jul 06 Jul  –  17 Jul 10 Jul  –  21 Jul 17 Jul  –  28 Jul 24 Jul  –  04 Aug 28 Jul  –  08 Aug 31 Jul  –  11 Aug 03 Aug  –  14 Aug 08 Aug  –  19 Aug 14 Aug  –  25 Aug 19 Aug  –  30 Aug 21 Aug  –  01 Sep 24 Aug  –  04 Sep 30 Aug  –  10 Sep 04 Sep  –  15 Sep 10 Sep  –  21 Sep 25 Sep  –  06 Oct

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Russian Waterways | 10 day cruise

Russian Waterways | 11 day cruise

Russian Waterways | 12 day cruise

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Shore entertainment

Moscow to St.Petersburg reverse itinerary aboard the m/s Chekhov does not stop at Yaroslavl but stays 1 extra day in St.Petersburg see page 7

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29 Apr  –  13 May 30 Apr  –  14 May

Rostov-on-Don  –  Moscow Rostov-on-Don  –  Moscow

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Great Mother Volga | 15 day cruise

St. Petersburg

Great Mother Volga | 19 or 20 day cruise 01 Oct  –  20 Oct 16 Sept  –  4 Oct

Moscow   –  Astrakhan  –  Rostov-on-Don Moscow   –  Astrakhan  –  Rostov-on-Don

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Locks on the Volga River

Valaam

Uglich

Faberge Egg

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Scenic view

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Kremlin, Moscow

City Hall, St.Petersburg

Suzdal

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Volgograd , Entrance of the city

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Kostroma

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Yaroslav

Kizhi Island

St. Petersburg — Moscow | 11 day cruise

MOSCOW — ST. PETERSBURG | 10 day cruise Day Location 1 Moscow 2 Moscow

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Excursion program Embarkation. Sightseeing motor coach tour, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Tour of the Kremlin. This afternoon free time to explore Moscow on your own. This evening you leave Moscow for the start of your cruise. Take a walking tour of this lovely 10th-century town. Visit the Kremlin, Church of the Transfiguration. Dmitry Blood’s Church. Explore the Flea Market. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery. Explore the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Architectural gem within Lake Onega Open-air museum of the Wooden Architecture. Recreational stop, enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. During your city tour enjoy the extravagant baroque architecture of the city center, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent Visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum. Disembarkation.

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Excursion program Embarkation. City tour enjoy the architecture of the city, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent M/S CHERNYSHEVSKIY & M/ S RUSS Also enjoy a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral of St.Peter and St.Paul Visit the wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum. Recreational stop, enjoy the rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. Architectural gem within Lake Onega Open-air museum of the Wooden Architecture. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery. Explore most exquisite icon collection in the world. Founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The city tour includes the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Church of Elijah the Prophet, local market and Art Gallery. City tour. Visit the Kremlin, Church of the Transfiguration. Dmitry Blood’s Church. Explore the Flea Market. Sightseeing motor coach tour, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Tour of the Kremlin. Afternoon free time to explore Moscow on your own. Disembarkation.

Reverse itinerary aboard the m/s Chekhov does not stop at Yaroslavl but stays 1 extra day in St.Petersburg

RUSSIAN WATERWAYS - itineraries

Scenic view of the river


RUSSIAN WATERWAYS - itineraries & prices

Moscow — St. Petersburg | 12 day cruise Day Location

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Sightseeing motor coach tour, including Tverskaya Street, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater and Moscow State University for a panoramic view. Tour of the Kremlin. This afternoon you leave Moscow for the start of your cruise. Walking tour. Visit the Kremlin, Church of the Transfiguration. Dmitry Blood’s Church. Explore the Flea Market. Founded in the 11th century by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The city tour includes the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Church of Elijah the Prophet, local market and Art Gallery. Visit Cyrilo-Belozersky Monastery. Explore the most exquisite icon collection in the world. Architectural gem within Lake Onega Open-air museum of the Wooden Architecture. Recreational stop, enjoy the relaxing rustic atmosphere and famous Russian cuisine and hospitality. Morning arrival in St. Petersburg. City Tour. Enjoy the baroque architecture of the city, Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square and Smolny Convent. M/S CHERNYSHEVSKIY & MS RUSS Also enjoy a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral of St.Peter and St.Paul This morning, visit the many wonders of the elegant Winter Palace, which today houses the Hermitage Museum. This day in St. Petersburg you may explore on your own. Whatever your interest, our hosts will make arrangements for tours, theater, ballet or opera tickets. M/S CHERNYSHEVSKIY & MS RUSS Includes a morning visit of the Summer Palace complex of Peter the Great, before you explore on your own. Disembarkation.

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Ship sailing at Kizhi

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Rates are in usd per person based on double occupancy. STANDARD (S) Categories/Cruise length

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$2000

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The Great Mother Volga cruises will give you the opportunity to visit the “Golden Ring” of Russia. A collection of cities and towns, roughly constituting a ring around Moscow, which are known for their architectural beauty and charm. The picturesque towns contain numerous museums and kremlins (city forts), and the enormous number of Russian Orthodox churches and monasteries impress upon visitors the paramount importance of religion in Russian life.

Saratov

Moscow – Astrakhan – Rostov-on Don - 20 days Day Location 1 Moscow 2 Moscow 3 Moscow 4 Uglich 5 Yaroslavl

Moscow – Astrakhan – Rostov-on Don - 19 days Day Location 1 Moscow 2 Moscow 3 Moscow 4 Uglich 5 Yaroslavl

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Saratov Volgograd Sailing Astrakhan Sailing Volgograd

Excursion program Embarkation City Tour Visit of Kremlin with 1Cathedral Walking City Tour including Kremlin City Tour, Church of Ilja the Prophet, Spaso-Preobragenski Monastery (by bus) Optional program in the afternoon: Kostroma City Tour & Ipatjev-Monastery City tour, Kremlin (by bus) City walk with Ethnological Museum City tour (by bus) City tour (by bus), Kremlin Optional program: Raiffa Monastry City tour (by bus) Optional program Stalin’s Bunker City tour (by bus) City tour, Mamaev Kurgan (by bus) City tour (by bus) Optional programs: Military Cemetery in Rossoshki (by bus) or Panorama Museum Walking tour, Cossack Museum City tour (by bus)

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m/s Checkhov

Day Location 1 Rostov-on-Don 2 Rostov-on-Don Starotscherkassk 3 Cruising 4 Volgograd 5 Saratov 6 Samara

m/s S. Dyagilev

Categories/Cruise length 15 days 19 days 15 days 20 days Boat deck – Cat. A $3300 $4300 $3300 $4500 Upper deck – Cat. B Main deck – Cat. C Lower (3 pax) – Cat D Junior suite Suite cabins Single cabin Double cabin/sgl use Port taxes Fuel surcharge

$3100 $2900 $2700 N/A $5400 $3600 +50% $165 $95

All deck plans are on page 10-11

$4100 $3900 $3700 N/A $7200 $4500 +50% $210 $130

$3100 $2900 $2700 $4500 $5400 $3600 +50% $165 $95

Excursion program Embarkation City tour Kremlin with Cathedral, set sail Walking city tour, Kremlin City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Elijah the Prophet Afternoon optional tour to Rostov Veliky City Tour & Ipatyevsky Monastery. Optional tourKostroma Museum of Wooden Architecture. Evening optional tour- Folklore concert: wedding ceremony, holiday gatherings, traditional Russian games… Free time. Pljos Optional tour to Suzdal-Vladimir (by bus whole day) City tour, Kremlin (by bus) N. Novgorod City tour (by bus), Kremlin Kazan City tour, Lenin Museum. Afternoon optional tour: Ulianovsk Museum of Regional National History City tour (by bus). Optional program: Stalin’s Bunker Samara City tour (by bus) Saratov City tour, Mamaev Kurgan (by bus) Volgograd Sailing City tour (by bus). Afternoon optional tour: visit to Astrakhan the Kazakh village Sailing Optional programs: Panorama Museum in Volgograd Volgograd or Military Cemetery in Rossoshki (by bus) Sailing Starocherkassk Walking tour, Cossack Museum Rostov City tour (by bus) Rostov

Rostov-on Don – Moscow 15 days

Rates are in USD per person based on double occupancy.

7 Simbirsk (Ulyanovsk) 8 Kazan 9 N. Novgorod 10 Kostroma 11 Yaroslavl

$4300 $4100 $3900 $6600 $7900 $4800 +50% $220 $145

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great mother volga

Volga River and Caspian sea cruises

Uglich Moscow Moscow Moscow

Excursion program Embarkation City tour Visit of Starocherkassk Walking tour, Cossacks-Museum, Cathedral Free time City tour, Mamaev Kurgan City tour City tour City tour, Lenin Museum City tour, Kremlin, visit to the Mosque City tour,Kremlin City Tour + Ipatyevsky Monastery City tour, Spaso-Preobrazgenskiy Monastery, Church of Ilja the Prophet Walking city tour, Kremlin City tour Kremlin & Cathedral Disembarkation


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black Sea & Ukrainian cruises

Alupka Palace - Crimea

is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. The ancient capital of Kyivan Rus, Kiev is often called “The Mother of Russian Cities”. The name of the city comes from the name of Kyi, legendary founder of the original settlement. During its history, Kiev passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. With the exact time of city foundation being hard to determine, May 1982 was chosen to celebrate the city’s 1,500th anniversary. Modern Kiev is a tourist’s delight with its many historical and architectural landmarks being preserved or reconstructed throughout the city. Its numerous monuments and unique architecture include the magnificent golden domed Cathedral of St. Sophia; baroque 18th-century St. Andrew’s Church; the old buildings of the Podol Quarter; Pecherskaya Lavra Monastery, with its mummified bodies of monks, and Babyn Yar, a memorial to the 100,000 victims of the Nazi occupation in 1941. A short walk up on Vladimir Hill reveals a scenic panorama of the city. KANEV one of the most ancient cities in Ukraine, Kanev was first mentioned in a chronicle of 1149, although some believe that it had been founded as early as the tenth century during the reign of Prince Yaroslav. Situated on the right bank of the Dnepr River, the city was successively ruled by Tatars, Lithuanians, Poles, Kiev

Kiev, Opera house

Alupka, Swallow’s Nest

Turks and Russians. Kanev is inseparably linked with Taras Shevchenko, the great Ukrainian poet and painter who is considered a founder of Ukrainian literature. Shevchenko is buried on a hill overlooking the Dnieper River. SEVASTOPOL — CRIMEA One of the most beloved and beautiful cities in the Crimea, Sevastopol is a seaport and the industrial, scientific and cultural center of Ukraine. One of the major highlights of your stay in Sevastopol will be a visit to the Panorama Museum, which features a three-dimensional circular work of art representing a 24-hour battle in the defense of the city during the Crimean War. It is a fascinating and skillful fusion of a painting in the background with real objects in the foreground. Also enjoy a bus tour to Yalta, the largest international resort on the Russian coast of the Black Sea. ODESSA The “Pearl of the Black Sea,” Odessa is a modern city and major seaside resort which rises in tiers above a gently curving bay. The home of Black Sea Shipping Co. (the world’s largest shipping company), this port city is also the southern sea gate of the major shipping routs connecting Russia, Ukraine, and other former USSR republics with Europe and Asia. One of the city’s major landmarks is a famed Potemkin Staircase, that is rising 460 feet from the sea to the upper levels of the town. Your tour will include the Promenade, the main shopping Cossack Village

street, and Odessa Opera House - one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect in the world. KREMENCHUK Although an industrial area, Kremenchuk also abounds in parks, gardens, and sandy beaches. Almost completely destroyed during WWII it was rebuilt and features architectural and historical landmarks that include The Makarenko Museum, The World War II Memorial, The Victory Square and Dnepr River Bridge. Zaporozhye Site of the first Cossack state in the 15th century, this “city beyond the rapids” is a place of pilgrimage for thousands of tourists seeking to learn the history of the Cossack warriors. It is also the site of the Dnepr Hydroelectric Station, once the largest in Europe. You will enjoy a magnificent panorama of the town and Khortitsa Island. Visit to the Cossacks History Museum, and an optional Cossack Show at the additional fee. KHERSON Approximately 60 miles from the Black Sea, Kherson was built in 1778 by Catherine the Great as a fortress where Zaporozhye Cossacks fought against the Tatars and Turks. Tourists can take a picturesque boat trip to the Dnepr Delta, docking at a small fishing village for a picnic lunch served by local chefs. YALTA The Crimea has been called the “Pearl of the Ukraine” and Yalta the “Pearl of the Odessa

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Crimea.” With its mild winters and temperate summers, Yalta is the most popular Crimean resort. It was once the retreat of the Tsars and Russian nobility, and later became the playground of Russia’s Soviet leaders. Its streets rise steeply away from the coast and are lined with plane trees, spreading oleanders, clipped laurels, cherry laurels and tall stately cypresses. You will see the famous Swallow’s Nest, a Gothic-style building resembling a small castle which was built on the edge of the huge overhanging cliff of Cape Ai- Todor, and the former royal residence, the Great Livadia Palace, built in 1913 in Italian Renaissance style (this tour will be optional). It was in this palace that the Yalta Conference was held in 1945 and the leaders of the three allied powers – Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin – decided on the postwar organization of the world. Yalta has several museums, the most popular being the house where Anton Chekhov lived until just before his death. It was there that he wrote “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Three Sisters.”

Tulcea Rumanian port Tulcea located in the delta of Danube river. Enjoy watching live nature of the greatest European river and this ancient city.Tulcea is a city in Dobruja, Romania.It was founded in the 8th century BC under the name of Aegyssos, mentioned in the documents of Diodorus. Ovid referred to it in Ex Ponto, saying

that its name would have originated with that of its founder, a Dacian named Carpyus Aegyssus.

St. Andrew’s Church, Kiev

KIEV-ODESSA | 12 day cruise | aboard m/s Dnieper Princess Day Location 1 2

Kiev Kiev

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Kiev

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Kanev Kremenchug Zaporozhie Kherson Sevastopol Sevastopol

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Odessa Odessa

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Odessa

m/s Dnieper Princess

Excursion program Embarkation

DATES

Itinerary

DAYS

City tour. Optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral Optional trip to Open Air Museum Optional boat trip “Kiev by Night” with folk show. Free time Optional visit to Kiev Cave Monastery Optional Ukrainian National Optional concert. Visit to T. Shevchenko museum

Apr 27 – May 08 May 08 – May 19

*Odessa -Kiev Kiev - Odessa

May 19 – May 30

*Odessa -Kiev

Jul 02 – Jul 13

*Odessa -Kiev

Walking city tour Optional visit to a typical Ukrainian village.

Jul 13 – Jul 24

Kiev - Odessa

Jul 24 – Aug 04

*Odessa -Kiev

City tour. Optional Cossack Horse Show. Ukrainian cuisine and language lessons.

Aug 04 – Aug 15

Kiev - Odessa

Boat trip to the Dnieper Delta.

Sept 28 – Oct 09

*Odessa -Kiev

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City tour. Optional bus trip to Bakchisarai Optional Black Sea Fleet Ensemble concert. Enjoy free time. Optional whole day bus trip to Yalta incl. visit to Livadia Palace and Alupka incl. visit to Vorontsov Palace City tour. Evening optional opera or ballet performance. Free time. Optional visit to Fine Arts museum. Optional trip to Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. Disembarkation

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*Reverse itinerary is exactly the same but in reverse

Ukrainian cruises

St. Andrew’s Church, Kiev


black Sea & Ukrainian cruises

Crimea

Odessa-Kiev | 11* or 12 day cruise | aboard m/s Dnieper Star

Mother Land, Kiev

Day Location

Crimea

Tulcea-Kiev | 11* or 12 day cruise | aboard m/s Dnieper Star Day Location

Excursion program

Tulcea

Embarkation Captain’s Cocktail. Free time. Optional boat trip to the Danube delta.

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Kherson Zaporozhnaya Sailing

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Vilkovo Sevastopol Sevastopol Sevastopol

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Kherson Zaporozhnaya Sailing

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Excursion program Embarkation. City tour. Optional visit to Fine Arts museum. Evening optional opera or ballet performance. Walking city tour. Optional trip to Danube Delta. Free time. Optional Black Sea Fleet ensemble concert. City tour. Optional trip to Bakchisarai. Free time. Optional whole day bus trip to Yalta incl. visit to Livadia Palace. Boat trip to the Dnepr Delta City tour. Optional Cossack Horse Show. Ukrainian national day – Ukrainian cuisine and language lessons. City tour. Optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral Optional visit to Open Air Museum Optional boat trip “Kiev Night” with folk show. Optional visit to Kiev Cave Monastery Optional Ukrainian Choir concert Disembarkation

*Reverse itinerary is only 11-day Cruise you stay in Kiev 2-days only

Pecherskaya Lavra, Kyiv

City tour. Optional visit to Fine Arts Museum Evening optional opera or ballet performance. Free time. Optional tour “Churches of Odessa” City tour. Optional bus trip to Bakchisarai Optional Black Sea Fleet ensemble concert. Free time. Optional whole day bus trip to Yalta incl. visit to Livadia Palace. Boat trip to the Dnieper Delta. City tour. Optional Cossack Horse Show. Ukrainian national day – Ukrainian cuisine and language lessons. City tour. Optional visit to St. Sophia’s Cathedral Optional visit to Open Air Museum Optional boat trip “Kiev by Night” with folk show. Free Time. Optional visit to Kiev Cave Monastery Optional Ukrainian Choir concert Disembarkation

*Reverse itinerary is only 11-day Cruise you stay in Kiev 2-days only

DATES

Itinerary

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May 17 – May 27

Kiev - Odessa

May 27 – June 07

Odessa - Kiev

June 17 – June 28

Odessa - Kiev

June 28 – July 08

Kiev - Tulcea

July 08 – July 19

Tulcea - Kiev

July 29 – Aug 09

Tulcea - Kiev

Aug 09 – Aug 19

Kiev - Tulcea

Aug 30 – Sept 09

Kiev - Tulcea

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Tulcea - Kiev

Sept 20 – Sept 30

Ki ev - Odessa

Rates are in USD per person based on double occupancy. Categories

m/s Dnieper Star

Sept 09 – Sept 20

Visit our web-site myescapades.com or send request to info@myescapades.com for detailed information

Boat deck – Cat. A Upper deck – Cat. B Main deck – Cat. C Lower (3 pax) – Cat D Junior suite Suite cabins Single cabin Double cabin/sgl use Port taxes Fuel surcharge All deck plans are on page 10-11

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11 days $3000 $2700 $2300 $2100 $3900 $4500 $2900 +50% $125 $80

12 days $3200 $3900 $2500 $2300 $4100 $4700 $3100 +50% $130 $90


7-day tour: J anuary 6* | February 10* | April 13 | May 18 | June 4 | July 6 | August 17 September 7 | October 18 Explore the treasures of two Capitals of Russia Price per person: $3,580 (land only), single supplement: $899 * these departures are low season special, save $500 per person

Your fully escorted tour includes: n Two

meals per day in Moscow and St. Petersburg n 5 nights deluxe-class hotel accommodation in Moscow, St. Petersburg n Comprehensive sightseeing (listed below) n Services of English-speaking guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg n Ground transportation by first-class motor coach n First-class overnight sleeper train between Moscow and St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Moscow

10-day tour: J anuary 6* | February 3* | April 13 | May 18 | May 25 | July 6 | August 17 August 31 | September 7 | October 5 Learn about the history of Russia: Start with the first Russian capital, Kiev; go to the present capital, Moscow; and finish with imperial splendor of St. Petersburg

Price per person: $4,160 (land only), single supplement: $1,099 * these departures are low season special, save $500 per person Kiev

Moscow

St. Petersburg

Tour highlights: n Moscow,

St. Petersburg Moscow with three Cathedrals Gallery n Moscow Metro n Arbat Street n Tour of Hermitage Museum n Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin n Peter and Paul Fortress n St. Isaac’s Cathedral n Kremlin,

n Tretyakov

Palaces and Music of St. Petersburg

7-day tour: May 21 | June 11 | July 2 Come celebrate White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg Price per person: $5,999 (land only), single supplement: $1,999 St. Petersburg

Your fully escorted tour includes:

Your fully escorted tour includes: n Two

meals per day nights deluxe-class hotel accommodation in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev n Comprehensive sightseeing (listed below) n 7

daily n 6 nights in deluxe hotel in St. Petersburg, including all taxes n Comprehensive sightseeing (listed below) n Services of English-speaking guides n Ground transportation by first-class motor coach

n 4

classical performances and 1 folk show with reception in the best theatres of St. Petersburg

of English-speaking guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg n Ground transportation by first-class motor coach n First-class overnight sleeper train between Kiev - Moscow and Moscow - St. Petersburg

7-day tour: J anuary6* | February 10* | April 13 | May 18 | June 4 | July 6 | August 17 September 7 | October 18 Join us on our 7-day trip to Ukraine. Learn about the history, culture, and hospitality of this great country Price per person: $2,990 (land only), single supplement: $790 * these departures are low season special, save $500 per person n Two

Tour highlights:

n Services

7-day trip to Ukraine

Your fully escorted tour includes:

n Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Three Capitals of Russia

meals per day n 5 nights first-class hotel accommodation in Kiev and Odessa n Comprehensive sightseeing (listed below) n Services of English-speaking guides in Kiev and Odessa n Ground transportation by first-class motor coach n First-class overnight sleeper train between Kiev and Odessa

Odessa, Opera house

Tour highlights: n City

St. Petersburg

Tours of Kiev and Odessa Sophia Cathedral along Andreyevskyi Descent n Cave Monastery n Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures n Applied Art Museum n Art gallery with Grotto n Nerubaiske village with famous Catacombs n St.

Kiev

n Walk

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at Catherine Palace 7-day tour: Dec 29 to Jan 4 Join us and experience being a Czar! Price per person: $6,890 (land only), single supplement: $1,750

Your fully escorted tour includes: n Two

meals per day n 6 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in St. Petersburg and Moscow, including all taxes – Your hotel in St. Petersburg is the historic Astoria Hotel – Your hotel in Moscow is the elegant National Hotel n Comprehensive sightseeing (listed below) n Services of English-speaking guides in St. Petersburg and Moscow

Catherine’s Palace

n Ticket n Day

to the Tsar’s Ball train between St. Petersburg and Moscow

Peter & paul Church

Tour highlights: n St.

Petersburg and Moscow City Tours of Hermitage Museum and Paul Fortress n Cave Monastery n St. Isaac’s Cathedral n Alexander Nevsky Abbey n Tour

n Peter

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St. Petersburg

n Tsar’s

Ball in Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo n Troika Ride n Kremlin & the Armory Museum n Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts n Russian Ballet n Novodevichy Convent

Ballet

Moscow

Land tours

Best of Moscow and St. Petersburg


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CHANGES TO YOUR RESERVATION: Changes to itinerary are subject to a $35.00 service fee per change. Additional services are considered to be part of existing booking and therefore exempt from these charges. Any changes made after the travel documents have been issued will be subject to a minimum administration fee of $100 per change. Changes made after travel documents have been issued also carry change fees as stipulated by the suppliers which are in addition to administration charges as mentioned above. REFUNDS, CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: ALL cancellations must be received in writing and become effective when the written notice is received at MYESCAPADES.COM offices in Mississauga, Ontario The following fees will apply: Cancellation received 75 or more days prior to departure – Loss of the non-refundable deposit of $500 paid. Cancellation received 76-31 days prior to departure – 50% of the cruise price. Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to departure or failure to take the cruise – no refund. If you accept any refund, you waive all other rights and remedies under applicable law. Claims for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by MYESCAPADES.COM and/or Imperial River Cruises within 30 days of cancellation or non-receipt of services. Refund requests for absences, missed sightseeing, meals or other unused services are not granted. Once cruise or tour program has commenced, there will be no refund for unused features or services, or any portion of cruise or tour not taken due to passenger’s cancellation. NON REFUNDABLE AIR TICKETS: If you are purchasing a non-refundable air ticket, please ensure that your travel agent provides detailed regulation governing such airfares. MYESCAPADES.COM cannot be held responsible for any change and/or cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares. Airfares (when purchased through MYESCAPADES.COM) are subject to different rules and cancellation fees. Some airfares may be non-refundable once the booking is confirmed regardless of when it was made. TRAVEL INSURANCE: To protect against cancellation charges, we strongly recommend purchasing Cancellation Protection and Travel Interruption Insurance. Cancellation insurance must be purchased at time of initial deposit. In the event of illness, medical and hospital expenses are the traveler’s responsibility and no refunds will be made, partial or total, for the purchased tour. We urge that you purchase adequate Cancellation, Health and/or Comprehensive inclusive insurance from your travel agent. YOUNG TRAVELERS under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. ENTRY VISAS Imperial River Cruises is an authorized company for Russian tourist visa services. They offer complete tourist visa processing assistance and support documents to our clients. All foreign nationals are required to have valid entry visas for the Russian Federation. Visa processing fees are not refundable and subject to change without prior notice. Trip cancellation rules will apply even if the authorities deny your visa application. A tourist visa can be issued for one month only. After you receive your visa, please check it for mistakes (name, passport number, date of birth, validity). MYESCAPADES.COM and/or Imperial River Cruises will not be responsible for any mistakes in visas that were not brought to our attention prior to your departure from the USA. TURKISH VISA INFORMATION: Canadian and US citizens may obtain visas at the Turkish International Border Gates to stay in Turkey for a maximum of 90 days.

UKRAINIAN, BULGARIAN AND ROMANIAN VISA INFORMATION: Canadian and US citizens do not need a visa to Ukraine, Bulgaria or Romania for a stay up to 90 days. RESPONSIBILITY: MYESCAPADES.COM by Huntington Travel Inc. acts only in the capacity as an agent for Imperial River Cruises, hereinafter referred to as supplier. MYESCAPADES.COM does not control the operations of the supplier and as a result, cannot be held liable for any personal injury, property damage or other claim which may occur as the result of any wrongful, negligent or arbitrary acts or omissions on the part of the supplier, their agent, employees or others who are not under the direct control or supervision of MYESCAPADES.COM; or for defects or failures of any vessel, aircraft, vehicle or other instrumentality which is under the control of an independent supplier; or loss, injury or damage to person, property or otherwise, resulting directly or indirectly from any Acts of God, dangers, incidents at sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, or wars (whether declared or not), hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferage, medical epidemics, quarantines, or customs regulations, defaults, delays or cancellations or alterations in itinerary due to schedule changes, or from any causes beyond its control. The supplier also acts only as intermediary and agent for various steamship companies, airlines, hotels and transport and sightseeing companies that provide the cruises, tours, accommodations and other services described. MYESCAPADES.COM therefore shall not be responsible for breach of contract or any intentional or careless actions, errors or omissions on the part of such intermediary suppliers that result in any loss, damage, delay or injury to you or your travel companions or group members. By embarking upon his/her travel the traveler voluntarily assumes all risk involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Obtaining all visas is solely the responsibility of the traveler. MYESCAPADES. COM assumes no responsibility or liability for travelers’ failure to obtain necessary visas. Traveler is hereby warned of such risk, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Your retention of tickets, reservations or bookings after issuance shall constitute consent to the above, and an agreement on your part to convey the contents hereto to your travel companions or group members. MYESCAPADES.COM reserves the right to withdraw and/or to cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and accommodations whenever, in its sole judgment, conditions warrant it. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets and vouchers shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. AS LAWFUL CONSIDERATION for the agreement with MYESCAPADES.COM to participate in such trips and activities you hereby agree that you will not make a claim against MYESCAPADES.COM, or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death and/or property damage, however caused, as a result of your participation in the safari or holiday. You therefore release MYESCAPADES.COM and its employees from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from your participation in a tour. This release of Liability and Assumption of Risk agreement is entered into on behalf of all members of your family including minors accompanying you. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If any portion of this agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Any litigation involving this contract and any of our published or customized safaris and holidays can be brought only in courts of competent jurisdiction in the province of Ontario.

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