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Volga cruise definition
Volga cruises sail on Russia's largest waterway, which stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Black or Caspian Sea. It comprises a vast network of rivers (including the Volga) connected by lakes, canals, and locks.
The more a traveler is interested in history and cultures, the more he will relish a Volga cruise.
Volga cruise routes
There are two basic routes (each with a variety of itineraries offered by an array of cruise organizations). One route lies north, the other south of Moscow.
and St Petersburg
Most popular and interesting route.
Between Moscow and
the Black or Caspian Sea
More time consuming and less exciting.
The remainder of this page focuses on the northern route.
Top 3 cruise ports of call
Select a Volga cruise itinerary that includes these three small, historic villages/towns:
Open-air architectural museum featuring a striking wooden cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral and St Dmitry Church
St Elijah Church's frescoes and icons