Jul 21, 2021 — Aug 01, 2021

Waterways of Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow

With Mary Yntema

About this Trip

Join Mary Yntema, President & CEO of WorldBoston as you experience the legendary traditional folklore of Russia, as it unfolds along the picturesque rivers, lakes and canals that link St. Petersburg with Moscow. Cruise for six nights aboard the deluxe, 90-passenger Volga Dream during this carefully curated itinerary. Explore the artistic and historical treasures of classic Russian culture and several “Golden Ring” cities—including UNESCO World Heritage-designated Yaroslavl and Uglich, the backdrop for defining moments in Russian history. Stay in St. Petersburg, tsar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” for three nights in a Five-Star hotel. Enjoy a specially arranged entrance and guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, and visits to Catherine Palace in Pushkin and Peterhof. Explore the 14th-century Kirillo‑Belozersky monastery near Goritsy and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. Savor traditional Russian tea and cakes in the home of a Svirstroy villager who will share more about the Russian way of life. Conclude with one night in the Five-Star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow. Moscow Post-Program Option available.

From $5,995 per person plus airfare

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Your Council Leader

Prior to joining WorldBoston in 2014, Mary Yntema worked as a consultant on nonprofit governance. She has served as interim executive director of the Boston Center for Community and Justice, executing a historic program merger with YWCA Boston; as executive director of the Courageous Sailing Center of Boston; and as founding executive director of United Way Moscow, where she resided for eight years. Her corporate experience includes institutional equity sales at Brunswick UBS Warburg and Pioneer Securities and running a sales department as vice president of the Center for Business Skills Development, all in Moscow.  Mary is a member of the board of MassEquality and has served as a volunteer on the boards of United Way Moscow, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Brattle Film Foundation, and the Boston Center for Community and Justice.  Mary holds an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.