There is hardly anything more exciting, and at the same time more relaxing, than to explore Russia cruising along its abundant rivers, lakes and canals. The paths of these inner waterways flow among the most breathtaking sights in Russia. The Russian cities built over the centuries on the banks of the rivers and lakes offer a unique blend of history and architecture, of the past and the present, and memories to treasure for a lifetime.
The most popular trip, between Moscow and St. Petersburg, provides you with maximum amenities aboard comfortable vessels and on exciting shore excursions. Your floating hotel will cruise the mighty Volga and Neva Rives, the famed Moscow Canal, Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, making stops at such historic cities as Uglich, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Kizhi. During the cruise you will enjoy the unique charm of Russian nature, its rivers and lakes, forests and fields, picturesque canals and water reservoirs. Your ship will pass eighteen sluices and two greatest lakes of Europe. While crossing these lakes you will get a feeling as if you were in the sea cruise because of their vast dimensions.
During your journey you will enjoy the beauty of majestic Saint Petersburg which is often called the Northern Venice, and you will also see ancient Moscow and its heart - the Kremlin.
All the ships are recently renovated, fully air-conditioned, purpose-built river ships with a comfortable lounge, a bar where you will enjoy the original Russian vodka, caviar and a variety of other drinks, a restaurant serving both Russian and continental cuisine; there is a boutique, hairdresser and hospital on board. All cabins are either two-berth or single-berth, with air-conditioning and private facilities.
During the cruise you will enjoy exciting shore excursions, and in the evenings there will be various opportunities both for entertainment and for learning more about the country you are passing through. If you are interested in history and modern life of Russia you will be welcome to attend lectures and conferences held on the board the ship. We will also invite you to take part in competitive and exciting entertainment programmes. Besides, you will have the opportunity to learn Russian folk songs and dances as well as the most often used Russian words and phrases.
- full board
- accommodation in double and single cabins
- shore excursions and visits
- special ground services and visits on request
- entertainment and activities
- full use of the ship's facilities
- Welcome Captain's Cocktail
- Gala Farewell Dinner aboard
- Russian Language Lessons
- dancing in the night bar
- tour of the ship's bridge