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

11 Days St. Petersburg to Moscow
Operated By: Travelmarvel
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$6,071
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$224
23 Days Moscow to Vilnius
Operated By: APT
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$16,050
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$640
15 Days Helsinki to Moscow
Operated By: Travelmarvel
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$7,898
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$297
16 Days Moscow to Helsinki
Operated By: APT
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$11,826
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$469
15 Days Moscow to Volgograd
Operated By: Scenic
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$8,983
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$265
15 Days Volgograd to Moscow
Operated By: Scenic
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$8,740
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$255
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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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Recent Russia River Cruise Reviews

What our clients are saying about their journeys through Russia


“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

“Baltic Charm and Treasures of Russia ”
Dianne & Lorne - QLD, Australia Aug 2018
Enjoyed the Baltics and Russia, the river cruise from Saint Petersburg to Russia was relaxing (not rushed). Particularly thought the local guides were very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. The accommodation on the MS Kronshtadt was compact but comfortable. The lunches and evening meals on the cruise were okay however the breakfasts were lacking (gave a rate of 2 out of 10). We were spoiled by the excellent breakfasts in the Baltics and Helsinki, they served freshly baked breads with selections ...read more

“Wonders of Scandinavia with Russian Waterways”
Jim & Sopit - QLD, Australia Aug 2018
We enjoyed the Scandinavian tour more than the Russian cruise. It had more to see over the tour. St Petersburg and Moscow were great but in between was flat with lots of water. All the water was quite amazing really. The negatives: - The flights over were good but APT missed our pick up in Copenhagen. We waited from 7:30 to 11:30am at the airport pick up point before catching a cab. Thankfully the APT Tour Manager reimbursed our taxi fare. - Despite the cabin upgrade we had a cabin with two ...read more