During a Russian River cruise, you can visit museums, rural country sides, churches, markets, and villages!
Arts & Culture
From beautifully-designed onion dome cathedrals to Russian ballet performances and more, taking in Russia's fabulous culture is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
When sailing on Russia's Rivers, you can visit many world-famous cities, such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Uglich, and more!
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Few vacations are able to offer such a culturally rich experience as a Russian river cruise. Russian river cruises are a mesmerizing way to experience ports that large cruise ships simply cannot reach. These cruises go deep into the heart of Russia, bringing you to world-famous cities. The one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere onboard these ships make it much more possible to enjoy Russian culture as you never have before. Plus, river cruise lines have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff.
A Russian river cruise primarily takes place on the Volga and Svir Rivers and may extend into the Neva River or Moscow Canal. Ports of call might include Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, St. Petersburg, and more. Along the way are museums, rural country sides, churches, markets, and villages. Take in the exiting vibrance of Moscow’s Red Square. Sail against a backdrop of colorful onion-domed churches. Discover the tale behind Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood. Spend a day in an authentic Russian village and enjoy a traditional shashlik lunch. The possibilities of immersing yourself in Russian culture are endless.
Russian river cruises are typically 7- to 12-nights in length. Russia is famous for being very cold during the winter. It can also get fairly hot during the summer. The best time to visit Russia is during the spring, when temperatures are generally warm enough to enjoy sightseeing without needing to bundle up, but also without having to walk around in the blistering heat.
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Select river cruises cannot be booked online. If you find that the river cruise you're interested in cannot be booked online, or if you'd just prefer to book over the phone with one of our River Cruise Experts, call us toll free at 1-866-214-7447 (US & Canada only). International customers can reach us at +001-732-970-9142.
Highlighted Russia River Cruise Attractions
The following are just a few of the many things to do during a Russia river cruise:
Moscow is one of the most famous cities in the world and a port stop on most Russia cruise itineraries. Touring the city is an attraction in itself, where you can see landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Moscow State University. Another point of interest worth checking out is the beautiful architecture of Moscow’s metro system.
St. Petersburg is another well known city, included on the majority of majority of Russia river itineraries. There are many canals in St. Petersburg, making it possible for you to experience the city by water as well as land. Some of the most famous attractions in St. Petersburg as the Alexandrinsky Theater, the Hermitage Museum, Catherine Palace, and the Winter Palace.
Russian Ballet Performances
Experiencing the vibrant Russian ballet in person is a must-do when you travel to Russia. Depending on the cruise line, your itinerary may even include the opportunity to attend. Ballet originated in Russia when Peter the Great encouraged Russian citizens to explore western dancing. In St. Petersburg, the ballet is held in the Alexandrinksy Theater, scored by a live orchestra.
The following cruise lines offer Russian River Cruises:
Ports of Call
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The following are just a few of the more popular tour operators that offer Russian River Cruises. Use the search box that's higher up on this page, or contact us, if you're interested in pricing, availablity and our special deals on other brand.
The tour operators that we list as offering a "Budget" product are those that tend to have pricing that is considered more economical, and as a result often include components (i.e. accommodations and tours) that are good but not quite top tier.
These tour operators give customers the option of picking and choosing pieces, creating a vacation that fits their preferences. Whether it's selecting specific hotels, or visiting specific destinations, the options are plentiful and sure to please you! We can arrange for as customized and specific of a tour that you would like, whether it be escorted, independent, or a bit of both. Contact us today to get the conversation started with one of our experienced travel advisors.
An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.
Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).
Also referred to as self-guided travel, independent travel gives you the freedom to do things at your own pace. You don't have a guide with you like you would on an escorted tour, but you can make your own schedule and choose your own itinerary.
This option is usually significantly less expensive than an escorted tour that includes similar components; however, cost and quality simply depends on the tour you select as both budget and luxury tour operators offer this type of travel.
Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel offers escorted tours, European river cruises, independent vacations and customized international vacation packages for less. Our extra discounts on their travel packages and tour packages provide exceptional value.
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