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Journey Along Russia's Waterways

Russian River Cruises Featuring Moscow and St Petersburg

Let Global River Cruising inspire you to enjoy an incredible journey along Russia's Waterways

Cruise the intricate waterways of Russia, sailing along rivers, canals and lakes linking Moscow and St Petersburg

Highlights of a Russian Waterways River Cruise

Russia’s vast network of waterways, the Volga and Svir Rivers and the expansive lakes of Onega and Ladoga among them, take you to a breathtaking collection of cultural and historic riches. From the stately Kremlin of Moscow to the sophisticated allure of St. Petersburg.

The colourful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedra

Moscow’s artful subway stations

Moscow’s Red Square and the majestic Kremlin

The Golden Ring city of Uglich

Tea and conversation with a local Russian family

Yaroslavl’s colourful food market

Kizhi Island’s magnificent wooden Transfiguration Church

The art of matryoshka doll making

Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof Gardens

Hermitage Museum

Fabergé Museum


St Petersburg - Winter Palace

St Petersburg

This unique city on almost every level, St Petersburg is a stunning city of cultural and architectural treasures and priceless artefacts. Most cruises stay in St Petersburg for at least two days, so as well as guided excursions there is plenty of time to experience the city independently. The amount of photo opportunities is simply staggering.

The Hermitage is the world’s largest art museum with over 1000 rooms and over million artefacts, St Isaacs Cathedera, St Petersburg Peterhof gardens, built by Peter The Great to impress European royalty the gardens contain no less than 175 fountains.

Catherine The Great’s Palace at Pushkin. The highlight of the tour has to be the, now restored Amber Room. Constructed from more than six tons of carved amber panels and backed with gold leaf and mirrors.

Faberge Museum, Peter Carl Faberge world renowned eggs, jewellery and objects d’art on show.


Moscow as a city has been around since 1147. No visit to this bustling 21st century city is complete without the opulence of its most recognisable landmarks. Most cruises allow at least 3 days in Moscow to allow your own pace and independent discovery.

St Basil’s Cathedral with its multi coloured domes dominates the western end of Red Square. Stroll across Red Square.

The best way to explore Moscow is by using the world famous Metro stations, which are a discovery in themselves. Where else in the world is the metropolitan underground transit system adorned with crystal chandeliers and artwork. You’ll never view a tube journey the same again.

Visit the Kremlin, a self contained 15th century city with palaces, armouries, 15th and 17th century cathedrals and a Medieval fortress. A visit to the Kremlin includes a tour of the Armouries museum home to treasures such as the Tsar’s coronation robes and the famous Fabergé eggs.

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Imperial Waterways of Russia

12 Days   |  Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi Island, Mandrogi, St Petersburg The imperial cities, grand artistic treasures and spectacular architecture of Russia await your arrival. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, you’ll experience Russia in all its glory and splendour.

From £4,559 pp

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Volga Dream – Gold

13 Days   |  Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi Island, Svirstroy, St Petersburg Cruise along the mysterious and magical banks of Eastern Europe’s great waterways and discover cities steeped in history, political intrigue and royal resplendence.

From £3,395 pp

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Treasures of Russia

12 Days   |  St Petersburg, Mandrogi, Kizhi Island, White Lake, Yaroslavl, Uglich, Moscow Only on a river cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow along the Neva, Svir and Volga rivers can you experience the real Russia.

From £4545 pp

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Terms and conditions apply, all offers are subject to availability and operator booking conditions. All savings are included in the fares shown and were correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Fares are per person based on 2 people sharing a stateroom. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. Saving amount differs when flights/Eurostar are included. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares featured are per person based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Flights are included in the price from select airports in the UK. Flights subject to availability at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Global River Cruising ABTA P6713.

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