Few rivers inspire as much awe as the Mighty Volga. Although only the 17th longest river in the world, the Volga nonetheless maintains the record as the longest river in Europe and offers travelers truly unique Russian river cruises. A majority of Russia’s largest cities, including the capital Moscow, are situated either on the river itself or on its tributaries. Many Volga River cruises we offer will give you a chance to see a large number of these cities, as well as other prominent historical locations, including: Moscow, the bedazzling capital of Russia; Uglich, a historic town where dramatic events brought about the Time of Troubles in Muscovy at the turn of the 17th century; Yaroslavl, the largest and one of the most extravagant of the Golden Ring cities; Kazan, administrative seat of Tatarstan and designated “Third Capital of Russia”; Saratov, birthplace of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin; Volgograd, site of one of the world’s largest statue, “The Motherland Calls,” commemorating this hero city’s role as the scene of the bloodiest battle in history, the Battle of Stalingrad; and Astrakhan, near the site of the ancient capital of the Khazar Empire, which much later became Sarai, the capital of the Golden Horde. All in all, a Volga river cruise is all about unique experiences. Russian river cruise boats that operate on this route offer a modern level of comfort and attentive service. Each port that you visit in one of our exciting Volga cruises offers carefully planned excursions with knowledgeable guides. They will show you a top-notch selection of amazing sights and uncover plenty of mysteries of Russia’s abundant history.
We offer Volga cruises in every star category. Three-star Volga cruise boats like the MS Litvinov and MS Russ feature picture windows, refrigerators, and private showers in cabins. The 4-star MS Pushkin, one of our favorite ships that sail on Russian rivers, follows the Volga River from Moscow to Astrakhan. This ship offers a better ‘passenger-per-crew’ ratio and more extensive amenities than most ships, including three bars, a restaurant, and a solarium. Truly discerning globetrotters that are accustomed to a higher level of comfort and impeccable service will find a Volga cruise option that meets their every possible requirement. The magnificent Volga Dream will take guests from the banks of the Moscow River on a 14-day voyage to some of Russia’s most strikingly beautiful and memorable places. A Volga River cruise with the Volga Dream is an experience all by itself. First, there has never been any Volga River cruises that have offered an equal level of comfort. The Volga Dream is the only 5-star river cruise boat to ply Russian rivers. Second, the service offered on board is truly of the highest standard. It is personalized, attentive and really helpful. You’ll see that in the numbers: a crew of 60 members caters to a maximum of 100 passengers. It’s very true that this Volga River cruise really does ensure an intimate river cruise experience. Third and final, just imagine all of the astonishing places you will get to see during your stops. Our Volga River cruises are really the best way to get to know the best of Russia!