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Volga River Cruise

Travel from Moscow to St Petersburg on the River Volga and discover the beauty of the Russian countryside! The classic Moscow to St Petersburg river cruise is no doubt the best way to see most of western Russia’s main sights and experience a full immersion into the Russian folk history and culture while enjoying a comfortable and relaxed journey capitalizing on all the features and amenities of a fully equipped cruise ship. Pierce through the heart of Russia sailing along the longest river in Europe and across the great lakes Onega and Ladoga and admire its breathtaking landscape and the antique charm of some of the nation’s oldest settlements.

The Volga River cruises schedule offers guaranteed departures during the full summer season featuring stops in the main locations with comprehensive guided visit programs. Find out more about the 2019 Russian river cruises, itineraries, dates and prices in the section below. For questions and bookings, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volga River Cruise

Russian river cruises

Russian Tour offers fully-featured 11 or 12-day cruise programs traveling from Moscow to St Petersburg along the Volga River, the White Lake, the Volga-Baltic Waterway, the Lake Onega, the Lake Ladoga and the Neva River. The package holiday include accommodation on board with full board treatment and an entertainment programme, city sightseeing tours and guided visits in all the included destinations and the support of an English-speaking guide for the full visit program. For detailed information on the tour’s itinerary, dates and prices please refer to the table below.

Dates and Prices of Volga Cruises 2019

11-DAY CRUISE RUBLEV/SURIKOV (OR SIMILAR)
Dates Itinerary DBL/twin Cabin SGL Cabin DBL/twin Cabin, single use Fill in the request form
20.07.2019 - 30.07.2019 St. Petersburg - Moscow €1250 €1560 €2160 Send request
09.08.2019 - 19.08.2019 St. Petersburg - Moscow €1250 €1560 €2160 Send request
19.08.2019 - 29.08.2019 Moscow - St. Petersburg €1250 €1560 €2160 Send request
29.08.2019 - 08.09.2019 St. Petersburg - Moscow €1250 €1560 €2160 Send request

Reduction for third person in triple cabin (lower deck): 300 euros
Reduction for children: up to 1 year 100%; from 1 to 5 years 50%; from 5 to 10 years 25%

12-DAY CRUISE MS KRASIN/ANASTASIA (OR SIMILAR)           
Dates Itinerary DBL/twin Cabin SGL Cabin DBL/twin Cabin, single use Fill in the request form
28.06.2018 - 09.07.2018 Moscow - St. Petersburg €1350 €1690 €2340 Send request
09.07.2019 - 20.07.2019 St. Petersburg - Moscow €1350 €1690 €2340 Send request
31.07.2019 - 11.08.2019 St. Petersburg - Moscow €1350 €1690 €2340 Send request
11.08.2019 - 22.08.2019 Moscow - St. Petersburg €1350 €1690 €2340 Send request

Reduction for third person in triple cabin (lower deck): 300 euros
Reduction for children: up to 1 year 100%; from 1 to 5 years 50%; from 5 to 10 years 25%

Included:

  • Accommodation on board: DBL/twin cabin. All cabins have large windows, private toilet/shower facilities, refrigerators, air conditioning,
  • radio and ample closet space.
  • Meals: Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner / B,L,D) in the on-board restaurant. European and Russian cuisine. Traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) picnic lunch on day 8, during the visit to Mandrogi. Welcome cocktail reception on the day of arrival and farewell gala on the day of departure.
  • full sightseeing programmes in each destination: Moscow city tour, visit to the Moscow Kremlin (grounds and one cathedral). St Petersburg city tour and visit to the Hermitage State Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Puskin (Catherine Palace and park). Uglitch city tour and visits to the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Church of St Demetrius on the Blood. Yaroslavl city tour and visits to the Transfiguration Monastery and to the Profet Elias Church. Visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery in Goritzy. Tour to Kizhi Island and visit to the Church of the Transfiguration. Tour to the village of Mandrogi.
  • Entry tickets as per itinerary
  • Port taxes/fees
  • Entertainment: nightly entertainment and dancing. Daily aerobics. Lectures on Russian History, economy and culture held by professors from various Russian universities. Traditional Russian dance, music and Russian language lessons.
  • Transfers: Airport - ship - airport
  • Private English-speaking guide for all the included excursions per itinerary
  • Visa support/tourist invitation

Not included:

  • Full visa service
  • International airfare (included on request)
  • Optional tours and services
  • wi-fi internet
  • drinks
  • tips and other expenses

Because of the unstable conditions of the EUR/RUB exchange rate, the price published on this website may be subject to changes.

cruises Moscow St. Petersburg

Moscow – St Petersburg 11 days / 10 nights MS Rublev

Itinerary: Moscow, Uglitch, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogi, St Petersburg. If the departure is from St. Petersburg, the program and the cities are inverted, but the excursions in the package are the same.

DAY 1 Arrival in Moscow
Arrive in Moscow, Russias largest city. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your cruise ship. [D]

DAY 2 Moscow city sightseeing tour
After breakfast you will have a city tour which will include the Red Square, the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum, Bolshoy Theater, the Olympic Stadium and many other points of interest. [B,L,D]

DAY 3 Visit to the Kremlin grounds and departure from Moscow
Your morning tour takes you to the Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square.In the late afternoon, as your river cruise departs Moscow, join your ship’s captain in a welcome dinner with champagne. [B,L,D]

DAY 4 Uglitch: the Cathedral of Transfiguration and the Church of St. Dimitry on the Blood
Stop today at picturesque Uglich situated on the right bank of the Volga River. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration perched at the water’s edge. Next, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. [B,L,D]

Uglitch
DAY 5 Yaroslavl: the Church of St. Ilya the Prophet and the Saviour-Transfiguration Monastery
Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Ilya the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest. [B,L,D]

DAY 6 Goritsy: the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril and one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church. [B,L,D]

DAY 7 Kizhi Island: the Church of the Transfiguration and the Museum of Wooden Archtecture
This morning sail the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past. [B,L,D]

DAY 8 Mandrogi: a living museum of Russian folk culture, food and traditions
Today takes you to the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir. A relaxing stop on the Verdant River Bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) picnic lunch. This evening join your ship’s captain in a farewell dinner with toast as your river sailing ends. [B,L,D]

DAY 9 Arrival in St Petersburg, city sightseeing tour and Saint Peter and Paul Fortress
This morning arrive and go on bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility, drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedova to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great. Visit to Saint Peter and Paul Fortress and to the famous baroque Cathedral designed by Domenico Trezzini, where are buried theTsars and Tsaritsas of the Romanov Dinasty. [B,L,D]

DAY 10 Visit to the Hermitage State Museum and Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Visit at the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine I. Visit of Catherine the Great’s Palace, where the world-famous Amber Room is preserved, and walk in the magnificent Palace Park. Catherine’s Palace, a faithful of the Italian rococo style motives in the typical Baroque Elizabethan architecture, was the summer residence of Russian Tsars in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, where Alexander Pushkin spent his youth. [B,L,D]

DAY 11 Departure from St Petersburg
After breakfast transfer from your cruiseship to the airport. [B] Note:

[B, L, D] – Breakfast, lunch, dinner as provided by the shipping company

The order of the included excursions may change. Because of the unstable conditions of the EUR/RUB exchange rate, the price published on this website may be subject to changes. The intinerary is for the cruise with departure from Moscow. The cruise with departure from St. Petersburg follows the same points, but in reverse order.

cruises St. Petersburg

Moscow – St Petersburg 12 days / 11 nights MS Krasin

Itinerary: Moscow, Uglitch, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogi, St Petersburg. If the departure is from St. Petersburg, the program and the cities are inverted, but the excursions in the package are the same.

DAY 1 Arrival in Moscow

Arrive in Moscow, Russias largest city. Upon arrival you will be met and escorted to your cruise ship. [D]

DAY 2 Moscow city sightseeing tour
After breakfast you will have a city tour which will include the Red Square, the views of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum, Bolshoy Theater, the Olympic Stadium and many other points of interest. [B,L,D]

DAY 3 Visit to the Kremlin grounds and departure from Moscow
Your morning tour takes you to the Kremlin, the former seat of the Russian Government and a unique historical, architectural and artistic reserve. Visit one of the cathedrals situated on the grounds of the Kremlin at Cathedral Square. Enjoy your leisure time before your river cruise departs Moscow this evening. In the late afternoon, as your river cruise departs Moscow, join your ship’s captain in a welcome dinner with champagne. [B,L,D]

DAY 4 Uglitch: the Cathedral of Transfiguration and the Church of St. Dimitry on the Blood
Stop today at picturesque Uglich situated on the right bank of the Volga River. Visit the renowned green-domed Cathedral of Transfiguration perched at the water’s edge. Next, visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood, built on the site where Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, was murdered. [B,L,D]

DAY 5 Yaroslavl: the Church of St. Ilya the Prophet and the Saviour-Transfiguration Monastery
Yaroslavl, an important Volga port is the next port of call. On your city tour, visit the 17th century Church of St. Ilya the Prophet, an incredible structure filled with frescoes and classic Russian architecture and wander the grounds of the 12th century Savior-Transfiguration Monastery, one of the Volga’s oldest. [B,L,D]

DAY 6 Goritsy: the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
The ship arrives in Goritsy, set in the beautiful countryside. Tour the grounds of the well-preserved 14th century Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, named in honor of its founder, the monk Cyril and one of the most honored saints in the Russian Orthodox Church. [B,L,D]

DAY 7 Kizhi Island: the Church of the Transfiguration and the Museum of Wooden Archtecture
This morning sail the ship stops at the tiny island of Kizhi, located at the northern end of Lake Onega. Your visit of the island includes the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, housing a collection of restored 18th century Russian wooden buildings, including the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration that provide a delightful glimpse of Russia’s past. [B,L,D]

Kizhi, Chiesa Transfigurazione

DAY 8 Mandrogi: a living museum of Russian folk culture, food and traditions
Today takes you to the picturesque village of Mandrogi located on the River Svir. A relaxing stop on the Verdant River Bank to enjoy the pleasant scenery and a traditional Russian shashlik (shish kebab) picnic lunch. This evening join your ship’s captain in a farewell dinner with toast as your river sailing ends. [B,L,D]

DAY 9 Arrival in St Petersburg, city sightseeing tour and Saint Peter and Paul Fortress
This morning arrive and go on bus city tour in the great city St. Petersburg with its many palaces, once home to the Russian nobility, drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main boulevard of St. Petersburg lined with shops and baroque buildings. Take a view down Kanal Griboedova to the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. Pass the Gostiny Dvor (the city’s largest department store), the National Library and the monument to Catherine the Great. Visit to Saint Peter and Paul Fortress and to the famous baroque Cathedral designed by Domenico Trezzini, where are buried theTsars and Tsaritsas of the Romanov Dinasty. [B,L,D]

DAY 10 Visit to the Hermitage State Museum and Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Visit at the Hermitage Museum. The rival of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage contains three million exhibits and early collections dating back to Catherine I. Visit of Catherine the Great’s Palace, where the world-famous Amber Room is preserved, and walk in the magnificent Palace Park. Catherine’s Palace, a faithful of the Italian rococo style motives in the typical Baroque Elizabethan architecture, was the summer residence of Russian Tsars in the town of Tsarskoye Selo, where Alexander Pushkin spent his youth. [B,L,D]

DAY 11 Free time in St Petersburg
Today is entirely free for resting on your cruiseship or visiting some of the many treasures in St. Petersburg on your own. [B,L,D]

DAY 12 Departure from St Petersburg
After breakfast transfer from your cruiseship to the airport. [B] Note:

[B, L, D] – Breakfast, lunch, dinner as provided by the shipping company

The order of the included excursions may change. Because of the unstable conditions of the EUR/RUB exchange rate, the price published on this website may be subject to changes. The intinerary is for the cruise with departure from Moscow. The cruise with departure from St. Petersburg follows the same points, but in reverse order.

The Volga Fleet

The Volga Fleet

MS Shurikov Built in Austria in 1975 and totally refurbished in 2007 this 4-deck vessel is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 150 persons. There are 44 twin cabins with two lower beds, 2 single cabins with one lower bed, 32 triple cabins with 2 lower and one upper beds, 4 junior suites. All cabins are outward-facing. Ship facilities: 1 restaurant, 2 bars, conference hall, medical office, souvenir kiosk, laundry (chargeable). Cabin features: air conditioner, bathroom (sink, shower, toilet), electrical socket (220V), built-in wardrobe.

MS Karamzin Built in Germany in 1981 and renovated in 2010 this 5-deck vessel is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 240 – 260 persons. There are 100 twin cabins with two lower beds, 12 single cabins with one lower bed, 20 triple cabins with 3 lower beds, 12 junior suites and 2 two-room suites. All cabins are outward facing. Ship facilities: 1 restaurant , 1 bar-restaurant, 1 bar, conference hall with bar counter, reading room, medical office, 2 souvenir kiosks, laundry (chargeable). Cabin features: air conditioner, bathroom (sink, shower, toilet), electrical socket (220V), built-in wardrobe, refrigerator.

MS Krasin Built in Germany in 1989 and renovated in 2008 this 5-deck vessel is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 260 persons. There are 126 twin cabins with two lower beds, 9 single cabins with one lower bed, 14 quads and 2 suites. All cabins are outward facing. Ship Facilities: 1 restaurant, 1 bar-restaurant, 1 bar, conference hall, reading room, medical office, 2 souvenir kiosks, laundry (chargeable). Cabin features: air conditioner, bathroom (sink, shower, toilet), electrical socket (220 V), built-in wardrobe, refrigerator.

MS Rublev Built in Germany in 1981 and completely refurbished in 2011 this 5-deck vessel is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 240 persons. There are 100 twin cabins with two lower beds, 4 single cabins with one lower bed, 20 triple cabins with 2 lower and one upper beds, 20 junior suites and 2 suites. All cabins are outward facing. Ship facilities: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, conference hall with bar counter, medical office, souvenir kiosk, laundry (chargeable). Cabin features: air conditioner, bathroom (sink, shower, toilet), electrical socket (220 V), built-in wardrobe, refrigerator.

MS Lenin comfortable 4 deck vessel built in Germany in 1987. The MS Lenin is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities and has a maximum capacity of 272 passengers. There are 124 twin cabins, 10 single cabins, 7 bunk bed cabins and 1 junior suite. Ship facilites: sauna, 2 Bars, restaurant, sundeck, conference hall, souvenir shop, doctor's office. Cabin features: private bathroom, wardrobe, radio, refrigerator and air conditioning.

MS Russ comfortable 4 deck vessel built in Germany in 1987 and fully refurbished in 2012, equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 276 persons. There are 124 twin cabins, 10 single cabins, 4 bunk bed cabins and 2 junior suites. Ship facilites: sauna, 2 Bars, restaurant, sundeck, conference hall, souvenir shop, doctor's office. Cabin features: flat screen TV, private bathroom, hairdryer, wardrobe, radio, refrigerator and air conditioning.

MS River Viktoria Built in Germany in 1982 and totally renovated in 2011 this 5-deck vessel is equipped with sophisticated navigation devices and modern facilities. The total passenger capacity is 206 persons. There are 93 twin cabins, 2 presidential suites, 6 deluxe suites and 2 junior suites. All cabins are outward facing. Ship facilities: 1 restaurant, 1 bar, library, lounge (with bar counter), medical office, souvenir kiosk, laundry (chargeable). Cabin features: air conditioner, bathroom (sink, shower, toilet), refrigerator, electrical socket (220V), built-in wardrobe.

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