Wackiest Cruise Shore Excursions
Fly a Soviet MiG: Russia
better way to channel your inner James Bond than an exhilarating whirl in a
Soviet jet fighter? The adventure takes off at the Sormovo Air Base, on the
outskirts of the historic Nizhny Novgorod; after a physical exam and flight
instruction, you’ll strap on a helmet for a skyward journey up to the dizzying
speed of 1,536 mph (or twice the speed of sound). The rewards of your mission,
if you choose to accept it: a flight certificate and breathtaking—but
blurry—views of the Russian countryside.
to Book: Crystal Cruises operates MiG tours from St. Petersburg on summertime Baltic cruises. The two-day package costs $45,999, including
round-trip transportation to Moscow, overnight
hotel accommodations, and a full-day sightseeing tour.