One of the best ways to explore Russia and its many treasures is by ship or riverboat. Russiaâ€™s numerous rivers and inland seas are natural highways linking Russiaâ€™s most famous citiesâ€”Moscow and St. Petersburg. Cruise Russia on one of many Russia river boats, cruise ship or sailboats and see why thousands of visitors travel Russiaâ€™s rivers and seas each year.
Why Cruise Russia?
Cruise Russia and you are in for a treat. In Moscow passengers will tour the medieval and 20th century capital and many landmarks such as churches, villages and monasteries. In St. Petersburg, one of Europeâ€™s most magnificent cities, passengers will visit monumental palaces and other historic landmarks.
Stops typically include: Uglich, Kostroma, Goritzi, Mondraga, Yaroslavl and Kizhi Island, to name a few. When you cruise Russia youâ€™ll sail along the mighty Volga and Neva Rivers, the famed Moscow Canal, Lake Ladoga, Lake Onega, Don, Kama, Oka, Dniepr and possibly Western Dvina and Northern Dvina.
Selecting the Best Russia Cruise or Russia River Cruise
In some cases, Russia cruises may be part of a larger European itinerary, or visitors to Russia may arrive by plane and opt for one of the many local river cruises available.
One of the most popular cruise lines for Russia Cruises is Royal Caribbean International. The following is an example of a Scandinavia & Russia cruise on Royal Caribbean Internationalâ€™s popular Jewel of The Seas:
12-Night Scandinavia & Russia from Harwich
Ports of Call include: Harwich, England; Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Harwich, England.
A site not to be missed is the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This museum is considered one of the world’s greatest treasures and it features more than 3 million exhibits. Visitors to the Heritage Museum can get lost in the many exhibits, but they will also be impressed by the building itself and its beautiful furnishings.
A variety of river cruise lines are available, but one of the more popular river cruise lines is Viking River Cruises. Viking River Cruises offers 10 or 11 night Russian river cruises, featuring visits to Moscow and St. Petersburg to tour such landmarks as Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square as well as Pushkin and Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
Booking a Russia Cruise or Russia River Cruise
If youâ€™re interested in booking a Russia Cruise, contact Royal Caribbean Cruise lines to begin the process. Visit the website at: www.royalcaribbean.com or call 1-866-562-7625. For a variety of Russia River cruise options, contact Viking River Cruises at 1-877-66VIKING for a river cruise specialist or visit the website at: www.vikingrivers.com.