Dental Cruise Along the Volga

5 - 16 Oct 2018 (This cruise runs concurrently with a History of Medicine Cruise along the Volga)
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Journey along the Volga River from Moscow to St Petersburg and learn about Russia’s rich culture and history, as well as its dental practice and dental history, alongside CPD lectures and specialist visits in Moscow and St Petersburg. This cruise will give you insight into the culture and history of this extraordinary land and also look at how dental practice developed here over many years. The CPD lectures on board the cruise will be complemented by special talks by the tour leader, Tony Druttman, on his own fascinating familial connections with dentistry in Russia.

This cruise runs alongside a medical history cruise itinerary and participants are also welcome to attend these lectures.

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Dental Cruise Along the Volga

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Kevin Esplin

Kevin Esplin

Kevin Esplin has been a specialist in prosthodontics for many years. He trained at King’s College Hospital, London and then embarked on a two year postgraduate program at the University of Connecticut followed by a stint at the Eastman Dental Institute, London and has been in private practice in Cambridge for the past 35 years where he specialises in restorative dentistry and dental implants.His practice won the award of  ’The Best Dental Practice in Britain" in 2015 He has lectured in the USA and England and has been running dental education programs in his practice for the past 10 years. 

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 5 Oct (Fri) Moscow: Arrive Moscow and transfer to the Holiday Inn Tagansky Hotel. Dinner in the hotel restaurant
  • 6 Oct (Sat) Moscow: Visit the Moscow State Dental University, including its museum.  Visit the Chekhov House Museum. Transfer onto the MS Rostropovich river cruise ship   
  • 7 Oct (Sun) Moscow: City tour of Moscow, visiting Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. Lunch and visit the Kremlin and the Armoury. Return to the MS Rostropovich. Welcome drinks party on board
  • 8 Oct (Mon) Cruising: Cruise along the Volga. CPD lecture: "War and Teeth - conflict and dental surgery" Tony Druttman (TD). Dock at Uglich. Walking tour to the Kremlin, Church of St Dimitri of the Blood and the Transfiguration Cathedral
  • 9 Oct (Tues) Cruising: Cruise along the Volga. CPD Lecture: “Dentistry in the 20th Century - a family history” TD. Cruise to Goritsy and visit the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake. Visit the Monastery Museum and the Big Medical Hall containing a collection** and the archaeological excavation
  • 10 Oct (Wed) Cruising: Cruise along the Volga. CPD Lecture: “Update in Endodontics” TD. Visit Kizhi open-air museum of wooden architecture including some Russian banyas (bathhouses) – wooden cabins used as saunas and places of healing
  • 11 Oct (Thurs) Cruising: Free time to explore the charming traditional village of Mandrogi. CPD Lecture “Endo vs Implants” TD. Open Forum
  • 12 Oct (Fri) St. Petersburg: Orientation bus tour of the city seeing Tavrichesky Palace, Summer Garden, Palace Embankment, Winter Palace, the Spire of the Basil Island, St. Isaac´s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt and the church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress. Visit the Hermitage Museum in the afternoon and return to the MS Rostropovich
  • 13 Oct (Sat) St. Petersburg: Depart the MS Rostropovich.** Take a cruise through the canals of St Petersburg to the Museum of Hygiene. Continue with a guided tour of the Kunst Kamera and the Yusupov Palace. Transfer to the Hotel Astoria
  • 14 Oct (Sun) St. Petersburg: Visit the Nevsky Cemetery and the Military Medical Museum. Lunch in Pushkin and visit the Catherine Palace. Optional ballet performance in the evening
  • 15 Oct (Mon) St. Petersburg:  Visit St Petersburg Dental Centre. Partner Programme: Alternative museum visit (with bus and guide). Afternoon at leisure and farewell dinner in the evening
  • 16 Oct (Tues) St Petersburg: At leisure. Depart St Petersburg for onward flight

Tour cost

Cabin prices start from US $3,77 per person sharing