Two spectacular cities, St. Petersburg and Moscow, are showcased on Volga River cruises. These itineraries also venture into the Moscow Canal and other Russian waterways, like the Neva and Svir rivers.
In St. Petersburg, considered to be Russia's cultural capital, you'll visit the Hermitage museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Treasures to see in Moscow include sweeping Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral with its candy-colored onion domes, and the crown jewels of the Armory Museum in the red-brick Kremlin.
Many cruises visit Kizhi Island, known for its unique collection of wooden structures, including a cathedral of 22 domes that was constructed without the use of a single nail. Uglich is one of the oldest towns in Russia, and here you'll see the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Ivan the Terrible's son was killed. Disembark in Yaroslavl to shop for handcrafted souvenirs and view the detailed frescoes and icons of the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.
You'll gain a deeper understanding of Russia's culture and history, as guides in each destination share expert knowledge and point out significant sights. Often, a performance of Russian folkloric music is provided on board the ship. Itineraries typically include hotel stays in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Your hotel and riverboat accommodations, many meals and sightseeing excursions are covered in one rate.
River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees
imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.