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Why choose a Russia river cruise as a way to explore Russia?

Imagine an elegant European river cruise with a twist of the exotic east. On a river cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg (or on our Grand Volga River Cruise from Moscow to Volgograd), you’ll glide past gorgeous vistas of green pastures, forested hills and shoreside villages - ancient trading ports with onion-domed churches and 16th-century fortresses at the water’s edge.

You’ll disembark in some of the most rewarding historical towns along a spectacular stretch of Europe’s longest river and experience parts of Old Russia that feel unchanged for hundreds of years.

The Volga River is the lifeline of Russia, settled by varying cultures and shaped by dramatic historical events over the centuries, meaning that no two destinations are alike.

Our luxury Russian river cruises take place aboard the MS Volga Dream. The Volga Dream is the best river cruise liner in Russia, with a ratio of 100 guests to 60 crew, ensuring five-star service and a delightful family atmosphere.

Russia River Cruises Highlights:

  • Cruise between St Petersburg and Moscow (or vice versa), starting and finishing with guided tours of both cities and their star attractions
  • Alternatively, take the Volga Dream cruise ship on an epic journey beginning in either Moscow or St Petersburg. Watch the people and architecture change from north to south as you voyage through the fascinating Tartasan Republic, with its interwoven eastern and western cultures, all the way to Volgograd (formerly known as Stalingrad)
  • Dock at some of the most decorative ports along the Volga River and enjoy guided city tours to superb attractions like the Kul Sharif Mosque of the Kazan Kremlin, or Kizhi Island’s World Heritage-listed wooden architecture
  • Both onboard and during each port excursion, you’ll immerse yourself in Russia’s extraordinary culture, customs, art, history food and folklore

No matter which of the river cruises through Russia you decide on taking, a comfortable and memorable trip is guaranteed on board the family-owned MS Volga Dream.

A boutique luxury river cruise vessel, the Volga Dream accommodates a maximum of 100 guests in 56 river-facing staterooms.

Onboard amenities include a restaurant, two bars, a library, fitness centre, sauna and gift shop.

Your time on the panoramic Sun and Promenade decks, or by the old-style piano in the cosy Neva Lounge will be marked by personalised service, fine cuisine, quality entertainment and the Russian people’s legendary love of celebration.

Explore Russia's Heritage in Luxury
Lower volga river cruise

Grand Volga River Cruise

River cruise | M/S Volga Dream | From Moscow to Volgograd
Moscow * Uglich * Yaroslavl * Nizhny Novgorod * Kazan * Samara * Saratov * Volgograd

Traverse the longest river in Europe and discover the myriad landscapes and diverse cultures that make Central Russia a truly intriguing cruise destination. On a journey aboard the deluxe Volga Dream.

11days From(USD) $3,745 View Tour
5 Star Luxury - New Ship

Volga River Cruise: Tsar's Waterways of Russia

River cruise | M/S Karim Mustai | From St Petersburg to Moscow or wise versa
St Petesburg * Mandrogi * Kizhi * Goritsy * Uglich * Yaroslavl * Moscow

Sailing between Moscow and St. Petersburg, though the Russian countryside. Experience includes an array of cultural riches and awe-inspiring natural phenomena, bookended by the country’s most iconic cities.

11days From(USD) $3,480 View Tour
5* Hotel Stays in Moscow & St Petersburg
Volga dream Russia river cruise

Volga River Cruise and Two Capitals

River cruise | M/S Volga Dream | From Moscow to St Petersburg (and reverse)
Moscow * Uglich * Yaroslavl * Goritsy * Kizhi * Svirstroy * St Petersburg

This glorious journey combines the best sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a deluxe cruise on the iconic Volga River. An ideal journey for individual travellers and small groups who want to explore both the Russian countryside and the treasures of Russia's grandest cities.

13days From(USD) $4,695 View Tour
Discover Russia in Luxury
Russia river cruise Volga Dream

Volga River Cruise - Russian Odyssey

River cruise | M/S Volga Dream | From St Petersburg to Volgograd
St Petersburg > Svirstroy > Kizhi > Goritsy > Yaroslavl > Uglich > Mosow > Nizhny Novgorod > Kazan > Samara > Saratov > Volgograd

Embark on a luxurious Odyssey from St.Petersburg to Volgograd aboard the deluxe MS Volga Dream. Discover the rich cultural side of Russia as you stroll through historic towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich, explore modern Moscow, and experience local traditions and cultures in Tatarstan.

18days From(USD) $6,045 View Tour

A custom tour made to order

We understand sometimes our set departure dates do not align with your ability to travel at that time, or you just want to travel bespoke. We got you covered.

Go custom — gives you the choice & flexibility of creating your own bespoke itinerary, using our tours for inspiration.

Go custom

If you have any urgent questions or enquiries, please give us a call +61 2 9388 9816