Russia River Cruises

River cruise along Russia's waterways to discover the traditions of the Russian countryside, explore Russia’s famed wooden architecture, and marvel at the icons of Moscow’s Red Square. Witness power and history at the Kremlin, enjoy classic Russian ballet at the Hermitage in St Petersburg and marvel at the prowess of Russian performers at the Russian circus. This rich culture will delight as will its scenic waterways.

Top Selling Russia River Cruises

23 Days Moscow to Vilnius
Operated By: APT
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$16,050
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$640
28 Days Copenhagen to Moscow
Operated By: APT
From
$23,062
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$928
16 Days Moscow to Helsinki
Operated By: APT
From
$11,826
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$469
15 Days Moscow to Volgograd
Operated By: Scenic
From
$9,080
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$265
15 Days Volgograd to Moscow
Operated By: Scenic
From
$8,740
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$255
18 Days St. Petersburg to Volgograd
Operated By: Scenic
From
$20,739
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$626
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Must do experiences and highlights on a Russian river cruise

Open Air Museum, Khizi
Open Air Museum, Khizi
Explore village life and remarkable Russian wooden architecture like the Preobranzhenskaya Church, at this World Heritage-listed open air museum on Khizi Island.
Ballet at the Hermitage
Ballet at the Hermitage
Take your seat in the curved pews of the intimate and ornate Hermitage Theatre in St Petersburg to enjoy a private classical Russian ballet performance.
Fine Art in Yaroslavl
Fine Art in Yaroslavl
Explore the ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum where you will see collections of the city's historic icons, Russian avant-garde paintings.
The Red Square
The Red Square
Feel awe as you marvel at the iconic highlights that flank the Red Square – the Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the colourful St Basil’s Cathedral and for world class shopping, the GUM Department Store. Welcome to Moscow!
Visit The Kremlin
Visit The Kremlin
No visit to Moscow is complete without exploring behind the walls of the Kremlin, the centre of Russian politics and the Orthodox Church. Explore the church museums to witness Russian history and politics come to life.

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Russia River Cruise Brochures

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Recent Russia River Cruise Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys through Russia


“Russian waterways ”
John & Annette - QLD, Australia Sep 2019
Congratulations to the APT team and local guides who showed us around Russia- St Petersburg to Moscow. All tours and on board information sessions were informative and interesting. The food on board the ship was of a high standard with drinks included with meals. Unfortunately to our surprise we had to pay for all other beverages outside dining times.

“Russian Surprise”
Ian & Barbara - SA , Australia Aug 2019
The booking procedure was seamless from selecting our holiday to the receipt of our travel documents. The airfares were organised by Viking Cruises as part of the package we chose. The major problem being the inability to pick our own seats on the plane. The Waterways to the Tsars tour was well thought out and provided an extensive look into the past and present life of the Russian people. The local guides provided well thought out information, although we became a little tired of the Romanovs ...read more

“Fascinating trip from Moscow to Berlin via St Petersburg and the Baltic States”
Lorraine & Roger - NSW, Australia Jul 2019
We booked this trip because it offered something a bit different from our usual European holidays, and we were not disappointed. The tour operator, Scenic, were excellent. Our trip started in Moscow, where we were met at the airport and driven to our cruise ship, the Scenic Tsar. This is a smaller ship than some others, only taking a maximum of 96 guests, which meant people mixed well and we met some lovely friends. Three tour directors looked after all our excursions, as well as offering some fun ...read more

“APT St Petersburg to Moscow Russian river cruise”
Jim & Marg - WA, Australia Aug 2018
Many great experiences on this tour of the palaces, churches, Kremlin and a lot of places of interest along the way. The ship is Russian and Russian crewed and whilst it was good and the staff were very friendly it was not to the standard experienced previously with the AmaWaterways ships that APT use on their European river cruises. Nor was there the flexibility of say just having a snack at meal time rather than formal dining for lunch and dinner. The entertainment was generally good however putting ...read more