River Cruise_PR_UW_Russia_2011Map-Volga River

The Volga River in Western Russia is Europe’s longest river. The river is rich in history dating back to the time of Peter the Great.

You will uncover much of Russia’s history on your spectacular journey between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

In Moscow you will take in the world-famous sights of Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Ride a subway with stations decorated like palaces. Centuries’ worth of Russian music and literature reflects the Russian people’s deep feeling for the river. They often refer to it as “Mother Volga”.

Russia is no longer shrouded in mystery. It is welcoming visitors to see it’s full splendour of opulent palaces, beautiful cathedrals and fortified monasteries.

In enchanting St. Petersburg you will visit the stunning royal history of Russia in the Hermitage Museum and Catherine’s Palace. Finish off your time in St. Petersburg with an evening at the Russian Ballet.

Aside from the bustling cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg there is another side to Russia – the quaint riverside towns of Yaroslavl, Uglich and Mandrogy.