Russian river cruises

Russia is known for its vast spaces, and the same can be said for its enviable river network. The country is home to no less than 100,000 rivers varying in size, the most well known being the spectacular Volga River. With this, the country offers some of the best river cruises available. Russian cruises continue to gain in popularity with the cruise industry expecting around 1.7 million tourists to reach its shores each year by 2030.

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A guide to Russian cruises

A collection of tips, guides and posts relating to Russian river cruises. Our guides cover all you need to know about Russian river cruises from the best routes, how to choose the best river cruise for you, what to prepare, and more!

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Popular routes

As one of the largest countries in the world, it is of no surprise that Russia is home to some of the largest waterways. With such a vast network of routes, choosing the best route for you can be tricky.


Our best-selling Russian river cruises

Browse our best-selling Russian river cruise experiences from culture-packed tour programmes where you get to stop off at some of Russia’s most famous destinations, to relaxing alternatives destinations that allow you to take in the beautiful scenes of the Russian countryside all from on-board the ship.

Luxury Russian river cruise brands

Embark on a spectacular tour of Russia with one of our luxury cruises. We have partnered with some of the most well-known European cruise companies including the likes of Viking, S Cruises, and Volga Balt to provide you with an enviable collection that cannot be beaten. Learn more about our luxury cruise brands below.



Founded in 2004, S Cruises are a specialist Russian river cruise operator with six modern ships including the Imperia, and classical-themed ships such as the Moonlight Sonata and Swan Lake. They offer cruises to many top destinations around Russia including Lake Baikal, St Petersburg and Moscow.

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Looking to explore on shore? Get around with one of our pre-booked transfers. If you are looking to explore on your own, then booking a private transfer is often the best way for you to get where you need to go.

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Visiting any country for the first time can be daunting and you are sure to have plenty of questions along the way. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions that cover all you need to know both before you go and while you are in Russia.

Browse our Russian river cruise FAQ page for more information