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Volga River Cruises to Russia - Viking River Cruises

Cruise through Russia with Viking River Cruises and discover a unique side of this storied nation. The people of Russia are committed and dedicated to their work, and as tourists you can see that in the fine craftsmanship of the palaces and intense performances of ballerinas at the Bolshoi ballet.

A river cruise in Russia is a prime example of the simple magnificence that is a river cruise. A Russia river cruise from Viking will take you to the country's two most prominent cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Rather than just staring at the elegant palaces of Catherine the Great or photographing iconic landmarks like the domed buildings in Red Square, you can observe the real heart and soul of Russia as you sail through the towns lining the Volga River. You’ll receive a different understanding of Russian life and culture when you cruise there with Viking River Cruises.

Along the way you will see stunning churches, a vibrant market and even a museum devoted to Russia's drink of choice - vodka. In Moscow you will have a chance to visit the Kremlin, and in St. Petersburg you will be surrounded by pastel colored 18th century buildings – and don't leave without a trip to the Hermitage Museum, home to more than three million works of art!

When you aren’t in port, your exploration continues with fascinating lectures on the Russian Czars of the past and Russia's current leader, Vladimir Putin. While on land, Viking Rivers ensures that their passengers are treated to special demonstrations and exhibits. For instance, on some sailings they’ll arrange for a Russian cuisine workshop or ballet performance. Continue below for a sample of the best things to do on a Volga River cruise with Viking River Cruises:

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Moscow's Red Square
  • Attend an evening Russian folklore show in Moscow, Russia where artists perform some of the nation’s traditional dance methods to folk music. Russia is full of artistic pride with a storied presence in many performing arts.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Moscow to all the highlights – the famed Red Square, the mesmerizing Bolshoi Theater, the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Cosmonaut Museum and more.
Uglich, Russia
  • Visit the home of a local family in Uglich, Russia for afternoon tea and the chance to learn a bit of Russia’s history from those who lived it firsthand. This Golden Ring city also features the remarkable Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood.
  • Take advantage of your time in Yaroslavl to visit the covered market in search of the perfect souvenir to take back home. Also in Yaroslavl is the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.
St. Isaac's Cathedral in Russia
  • Spend multiple days exploring St. Petersburg, highlighted by tours of Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Fortress of Peter and Paul.
  • At the island town of Kizhi, Russia you can take a walking tour through the traditional wooden architecture, which you can learn even more about at the Open Air Museum of Architecture.


Pack your bags (and don't forget your camera) for a riveting Russian cruise with Viking River Cruises. Remember, for those who want to expand their trip, Viking offers packages that will allow you to further explore Moscow or St. Petersburg, or even experience Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Call your Cruise Web consultant today to book an exciting Viking river voyage through Russia.


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