2020 Trip: “Sailing through Russian History: Down the Volga and the Don” (September 12 – 25, 2020)
Join the Albuquerque International Association on a unique Journey. The Volga and Don Rivers are to Russia what the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers are to the United States — great waterways that course through the nation’s heartland at the pivot of its history. Along their banks tumultuous events have unfolded: Russia’s struggle against the Mongol Khans that opened the gateway to the East, fierce peasant rebellions led by the famous Stenka Razin and Emilian Pugachev, and the battle of Stalingrad that determined the fate of the world. The cities you will visit — Uglich, Nizhnyi Novgorod, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Saratov and Volgograd — each with their own unique histories, are the birthplaces of many of Russia’s cultural and political leaders and are rich in architectural, artistic, commercial and scientific achievements. Beginning with three exciting days in Moscow, you will cruise in comfort down Mother Volga and the Quiet Don, gaining as never before remarkable insights into Russia’s past and, perhaps, a glimpse of her future as well.
If you have confirmed your interest to AIA, the next step is to secure your place by mailing a check for the $1,000 deposit/person (non-refundable), along with your Travel Application, signed Waiver of Liability and copy of passport photo page to the AIA office.
AIA trips abroad are a benefit of AIA membership and open to AIA members only. You must be a member in good standing to go on these trips. For the Russia trip, you will need to be a member in both 2019 and 2020.