Cruise along the mysterious and magical banks of Eastern Europe’s great Russian waterways and discover cities steeped in history, political intrigue and royal resplendence. Visit ancient cathedrals, admire imperial palaces and enjoy the rustic charms and traditions of rural Russia.
Experience some of the world’s finest historical treasures, from Moscow’s mighty Kremlin and Red Square to St Petersburg’s elegant Winter Palace, Odessa’s Potemkin Steps and Yalta’s White Palace. Travel along the many waterways and discover the majestic beauty of the country’s vast, rural landscape.
Experience timeless traditions, visit beautiful cathedrals and opulent palaces, encounter iconic historical landmarks and admire world class art collections. Visit the ancient palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg, and the State Hermitage Museum which is home to nearly 3 million artworks.
The Russia river cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg allows you to follow ‘The Waterways of the Tsars’, a spectacular voyage through the heart of the country; combining great cities with rural highlights. St. Petersburg contains over 100 islands and is paramount to the history and development of Russia.
We also have cruises on the Dutch and Belgian waterways, if you enjoy tours of this kind.
Places of Interest in Russia
It features one of the largest open-air museums in Russia. It is an amazing array of monuments of wooden architecture featuring old houses, chapels, windmills and the highlights of the collection are the Church of Transfiguration and the Church of Intercession.
A city brimming with historical and architectural delights; the Kremlin, Red Square and the elegant Bolshoi Theatre are just a few of the must-see sights of Moscow. Today this city boasts both a traditional and modern ambience.
A beautiful city with a unique charm and history. Its numerous bridges and pretty canals means it is often dubbed the Venice of the North. Visit the elaborate Church of the Resurrection and discover the days of Tsarist splendour at the Summer Palaces.
Located on the Upper Volga, it is one of the region’s oldest cities, dating back to the 10th century. There are many well-preserved ancient buildings, including the Church of St Dimitry where the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible was murdered in 1591.
Located in the middle of the ‘Golden Ring’, the city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its architecture is primarily from the Classic era of Catherine the Great and is one of Russia’s oldest cities.