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Russian river cruises

Discover historic cities, unique towns and beautiful villages along the Russian Waterways

A rich cultural experience awaits you along the hugely varied waterways of Russia.

The Volga river is Europe's longest and Russia's main waterway, travelling more than 2,000 miles from northwest of Moscow to the Caspian Sea. Known traditionally as 'Mother Volga' and immortalised in song, the river travels through landscape ranging from forests to steppe and semi-desert, passing towns and cities such as Uglich, with its links to Ivan the Terrible, and Ulyanovsk, the birthplace of Lenin.

North of the Volga, the River Svir connects the two largest lakes in Europe, while west of Moscow the Dnieper River starts its 1,367 mile journey to the Black Sea.

Saga's Russian River Cruises

Most of our Russian cruise itineraries include St Petersburg and Moscow. Get a flavour for Russia’s past and present with a cruise that takes in these historic cities and charming rural towns and villages between. Alternatively, cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg and discover the gems of the Russian capitals, experiencing the country’s colourful history.

Cruises of 11 nights or more include our VIP door-to-door travel service.