Cruise Map and Timetable

Date

Stop

Arrival

Departure

July 24

Nizhny Novgorod

 

9:00 am

July 25

no stops

July 26

Tchaikovsky

3:00 pm

8:00 pm

July 27

Perm

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

July 28

no stops

July 29

Kazan

6:00 pm

9:00 pm

July 30

Nizhny Novgorod

6:00 pm


Nizhny Novgorod is the center of the Volga region. The third largest city in Russia, it was founded in 1221 at the confluence of two big rivers: the Volga and the Oka. Nizhny Novgorod was famous for its trade fairs, which attracted people from all parts of the country as well as from Europe and from the East. f special interest is the Kremlin on the high bank of the Volga River. There are many unique historical, architectural and cultural monuments preserved in Nizhny Novgorod and its vicinity.

Tchaikovsky is a modern city on the picturesque bank of the Kama River. It is named after the great Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky, author of the «Swan Lake» and «The Nutcracker» ballets and many other masterpieces. Peter Tchaikovsky was born in the provincial town of Votkinsk situated nearby. Peter Tchaikovsky was inspired by beautiful nature of his homeland; in particular, a pond in Votkinsk became the prototype of the Swan Lake.

Kazan is one of the oldest Tatar cities in Russia. The estimates of its foundation date range from the early 11th century to the late 13th century. It was the seat of the Tatar Khan and the capital of a region of the Golden Horde in the 15th and 16th centuries. Now Kazan is famous for the unique blend of Muslim and Christian influences, magnificent ancient cathedrals and mosques, its beautiful Kremlin, and the Kul Sharif mosque built in 2005 to commemorate the millenium of the city. Kazan is the capital city of the Tatar Republic, where the Tatar culture, language and traditions are thoroughly preserved.

Perm was first mentioned in 1647 as the village of Yagoshikha founded by salt miners on the bank of the beautiful Kama River at the foothills of the Ural Mountains. The history of the modern city of Perm started with the metallurgy development in the Ural region initiated by Tsar Peter the Great in the beginning of the 18th century. Since the 19th century Perm is a major trade, industrial, cultural and educational center, whose population now exceeds one million. The city has many historical buildings of the 19th century and several modern funny monuments such as “Permyak the Salt Ears”.