St. Petersburg and Moscow are two of the world’s most spectacular cities and they can be explored by taking a cruise down the Volga River in Russia. You can also witness other interesting Russian waterways such as the Moscow Canal and the wonderful Svir and Neva Rivers.
St. Petersburg is widely considered to be the cultural capital of Russia, and you’ll be able to witness several impressive sites such as the Hermitage museum, Nevsky Prospekt, the Peter and Paul Fortress and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. When reaching Moscow, you’ll be able to take in St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, and take a peek at the crown jewels in the Kremlin’s Armory Museum.
Many of the Volga River cruises also stop at Kizhi Island, where you can check out the amazing collection of interesting wooden structures. These include a 22-dome cathedral. When stopping in Uglich, which is one of Russia’s oldest towns, you can visit the Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood.
This church was erected on the on the site of Ivan the Terrible’s son’s death. The town of Yaroslavl is well known for its handcrafted souvenirs as well as the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.
A Volga river cruise will give you a deep look into Russia’s storied history and culture. Some ships even feature Russian folk music performances on board while you sail down the river.