About Russian Cruises

Russian River Cruises

Travel the waterways of Russia. Sail from Moscow to St. Petersburg or embark on a journey south, on The Volga River.

River cruises are a great option when you want to spend 10 or more days in Russia. Your ship will take you to all the great cities along the way. The crew will take complete care of your needs while you are enjoying the program, the meals, the cultural enrichment, and the company of newly-made friends. The best part is that it costs you less than the cost of a comparable 10-day land-based tour program.

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Advantages of our Russian cruises

More ships more routes, more options.
We offer the best all-around river cruises in Russia, from the most luxurious to the most economical.

Exclusive combined land/river programs*
Our unique and superior combined land and cruise programs give you the best of both worlds, where instead of living on ship for three days in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, you stay at amazing luxury hotels. This matters because river ports are usually hours away from the city center and you don't want to waste your daylight picture-taking hours in traffic jams.

Free airfares
For our MS Tolstoi programs, you can enjoy exceptional savings with free airfares from the North American, European, or Asian hub airport nearest to your home.

★ Free roundtrip airfares from NYC or Washington DC to Moscow or Saint Petersburg are available when you book the following 2014 sailings on MS Tolstoi ship: May 22 -  Jun 2,  Jun 5 -  Jun 16,  Aug 14 - Aug 25,  Sept 11 - Sept 22. Full payment is due at reservation.  Also included in this offer are all major European hub airports and the following global cities: Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.  This is a limited-time offer.  Sign up now

Very best guides included 
We are proud to have the best guides in Russia. We don't hire guides that learned their “technique” in the Soviet era. Instead, we hire enthusiastic, service-oriented guides and intensively train them in their craft ourselves to ensure that you have the most amazing experience possible.

European and Asian connections
No matter from which direction you start - from Asia or from Europe - our experienced logistics team will prepare a perfect plan for your trip. Check out our Window to Europe and Window to Asia program, truly the easiest and best way to build an individually-tailored complex world tour itinerary.

Comprehensive visa support included 
You will need visas to travel to Russia and we have a dedicated Visa team to provide you with comprehensive support. In many cases, we will take complete care of your visas, so you don't have to worry about this frustrating aspect of Russian travel at all.

Transfers included 
Our signature service starts from the moment that you arrive at the airport in Russia, from when your private driver meets you at the gate.

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The MS Tolstoi is parked for the night. We now offer free airfares
when you book on this popular ship. MS Tolstoi ★   

Our River Programs

Our cruise programs are special. Really special. You see more. You experience more, and you worry less. Learn why

Yes, we cover more routes and offer more choices for Russian river cruises, but that's not the most important point. Many of our best programs simply include more features and more services, giving you a better time for your money. For example, we offer visa support. We can book you in luxury hotels next door to Kremlin and other important sights, so you don't waste time getting to and from the places you want to see in your visit to Russia's greatest cities. 

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