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Russia River Cruises

Russian River Cruises

Discover Russia on the waterways of the Tsars - the scenic rivers, canals and lakes which connect Russia's two old imperial capitals, Moscow and St Petersburg.

Explore historic and fascinating cities on a Russian voyage - Moscow with its wide avenues, famous Red Square and the Kremlin contrasting with the magnificently crafted buildings of St Petersburg and its Winter Palace set on a network of canals.

Cruises along the Dnieper River explore the heart of the Ukraine taking in the fascinating capital of Kiev, and Odessa, famous for its Catacombs. Other highlights of a Ukraine River cruise include Kherson, overlooked by the majestic St Catherine’s Cathedral, and Zaporozhye, the ancestral home of the Cossacks. Watch a traditional horsemanship shows accompanied by folkloric music.

Russia Cruise Collection 2022

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  • Imperial Russia

    Scenic Tsar
    Kremlin, Moscow 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £4095pp Exclusive Blue Water Savings of up to £2400 per couple! UK - Moscow (Russia), Uglich, Yaroslavl - Kostroma, Kostroma - Plyos, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny - Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Saratov, Stalingrad (Volgograd), Stalingrad - UK

    Explore cultural monuments and historical towns as you sail majestic Russian waterways from the fascinating city of Moscow on this spectacular luxury river cruise. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK and all gratuities.

  • Russian Jewels

    Scenic Tsar
    Kizhi Church 14 Nights Fly Cruise from £4895pp Exclusive Blue Water Savings of up to £2400 per couple! UK - St. Petersburg (Russia), Mandrogi, Kizhi Island, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Uglich, Moscow, Moscow - UK
  • Imperial Charms of Russia

    Emerald Waterways
    Nizhny Novgorod
    Catherine's Palace, St Petersburg 10 Nights Exclusive Blue Water Savings of up to £2600 per couple! UK - Moscow (Russia), Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogi, St Petersburg, St Petersburg - UK  

    Visit ancient folk communities and the magnificent Golden Ring cities of Uglich and Yaroslavl on this exciting cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

  • Waterways of the Tsars

    Viking River Cruises
    Choice of Ships
    Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg 12 Nights Save £500 per person on 2022 departures! Plus FREE drinks package UK - St Petersburg (Russia), Mandrogy, Kizhi, Kuzino, Yaroslavl, Uglich, Moscow, Moscow - UK  

    Explore the magnificent cities of St Petersburg and Moscow and discover the spectacular Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy. Includes excursions, flights and transfers

  • Treasures of Russia

    Volga Dream
    Volga Dream
    St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow 12 Nights Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount! UK - Moscow (Russia), Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Svirstroy, St Petersburg, St Petersburg - UK  
  • Imperial Waterways of Russia

    River Victoria
    Church of St Dimitri, Uglich 11 Nights Exclusive Blue Water savings! UK - Moscow (Russia), Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi Island, Mandrogi, St Petersburg, St Petersburg - UK  

About Russia River Cruises

In Moscow see St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, the Kremlin, GUM Department Store, and the ornate Metro system. In St Petersburg enjoy the Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace, Peterhof Palace with its Grand Cascade, and Catherine’s Summer Palace at Pushkin.

See the architecture of old Russia and the magnificent treasure troves of art in the famous Golden Ring cities. Visit mysterious Kizhi Island, the city of Uglich, and ancient Yaroslavl. Experience the countryside that has inspired generations of poets, painters and composers.

Treasures of Russia combines a 6-night cruise on small ship Volga Dream with 3-night hotel stays in central Moscow and St Petersburg meaning the hotel is located just minutes away from the main sights. Waterways of the Tsars and Imperial Waterways of Russia spend the full length of itinerary onboard the ship, both mooring for 3 nights in Moscow and St Petersburg. All three cruises include guided shore excursions with English-speaking guides.


Peterhof Cascade in St PeterbsurgPeterhof Cascade The Winter Palace, St PetersburgThe Winter Palace

Russia River Highlights

Here are a few highlights of a cruise through Russia:

  • The imperial city of St Petersburg with its vast Hermitage Museum, opulent Peterhof Palace and the onion-domed Catherine’s Palace
  • Kherson, home to St Catherine’s Cathedral
  • The Open Air Museum of Architecture on Kizhi Island
  • Moscow, Russia’s capital, and its treasures including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin
  • Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery on the White Lake
  • Uglich and its Vodka Museum
  • The Ukrainian capital of Kiev, home to the Monastery of the Caves and St Sophia Cathedral
  • Russia’s beautiful Golden Ring city of Yaroslavl and its ancient Spassky Monastery

Russia River Ports




Kizhi Island



St Petersburg