River cruises are a great way to see all aspects of a country, from the major cities to the smaller towns, villages and countryside, travelling in comfort and at a leisurely pace.
Most Russia river cruises are on the Volga river, the longest river in Europe, travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg or vice versa, stopping en route in the picturesque towns of the Golden Ring.
Alternatively, you can take a trip downstream as far as Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea.
The Volga is the longest river in Europe and is often seen as the heart of Russia. From its beginnings in the far north of the country to the shores of the Caspian Sea, travelling on the Volga, ...
This cruise travels along the scenic
rivers, lakes and canals that connect
Russia’s two greatest cities. Explore
the compellingly beautiful upper Volga
region and see the splendid medieval
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.