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Over 2,000 miles long, the Volga flows from the Valdai Hills through central Russia, this important river offers an authentic cruising experience.

We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we discover the remarkable charms of Russia on this insightful 12-day itinerary, which follows a captivating route from St Petersburg to Moscow.

This journey of discovery uncovers a wealth of authentic local experiences and hidden wonders as history and folklore play out beautifully on the Volga, Russia's proud waterway.

Grand in scale, St Petersburg embodies Russia’s imperial might. The city is full of architectural highlights, including the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Kazan, and Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.

A visit to the Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of the Tsars, offers yet more cultural immersion in the captivating ‘Venice of the North’. Travelling east, you will visit the village of Mandrogi on the banks of Lake Ladoga. The landscape here is dotted with ‘izba’ houses, and you can admire the many local handicrafts which tell of the region’s rich folklore.

Moscow, Russia’s inimitable capital, boasts some of Europe’s most significant heritage sights, reflecting 800 years of turbulent history. Walk the flagstones of Red Square, marvelling at St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the unfathomable Kremlin. Or, visit the state Armoury to understand the military might of this proud country.

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The Volga in numbers

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Highlights of the Volga

The MS Rossia

The traditional and authentic MS Rossia was built to sail the iconic waters of Russia. Spread out over five decks, your river ship provides the perfect vessel from which to see this fascinating country in all its glory.

A fantastic selection of modern amenities encourage you to truly settle into your home away from home, including a restaurant serving Russian-influenced European fine-dining, the Tsar Bar, where you can relax with your favourite tipples with panoramic views of the unfolding scenery, a library and a wellness centre, offering a range of sumptuous treatments. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and relax in your spacious cabin, complete with hotel-style bed, television, Wi- Fi and refrigerator, as your outside-facing window frames the beautiful scenery passing by.

Explore the vivacious Volga

The Imperial Charms of Russia

12 Day trip
St Petersburg > Moscow
Discover the many wonders of Russia’s cultural history, captivating cities and imperial grandeur on this 12 day Russian River Cruise
Departing 11 August 2019
Call our Cruise Experts on 0808 159 4193
Call our Cruise Experts on 0808 159 4193
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