Moscow St. Petersburg Cruise

Our 15 Best Russian River Cruises of 2021

Imagine cruising along the beautiful Volga River as you journey from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The most relaxing and also the most budget friendly way to visit Russia is on one of our Russian cruises. Our top Russian river cruises for 2021 are listed below. Please click on the details to learn more or contact us for more information using the form at the bottom of the page.

8 days and 7 nights

Enjoy an 8 day Russian river cruise on our luxury ship. Besides visiting Russia’s two capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg, the cruise will also take you to the ancient towns of Uglich and Goritsy, Kizhi island with its outstanding wooden architecture, and Mandrogui village, famous for traditional handicrafts.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    5-star cruise ship MS Rostropovich
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2038 From/Per person

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8 days and 7 nights

This 8-day Russian river cruise by luxury ship will take you to the jewels of Russia - St. Petersburg and Moscow as well as the most significant towns between these 2 magnificent cities: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island with its amazing wooden architecture and Uglich and Goritsy with their tranquil, country atmosphere.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    5-star cruise ship MS Rostropovich
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2038 From/Per person

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7 days and 6 nights

This is our shortest Moscow to St. Petersburg cruise and it is a perfect choice for those who have already been to Moscow and St. Petersburg and would like to explore the small, charming towns lying between the Two Capitals.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Myshkin - Kuzino - Kizhi - Mandrogui - Valaam - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ships: MS Swan Lake, MS Moonlight Sonata
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1047 From/Per person

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8 days and 7 nights

This is a great Russian river cruise on a comfortable 4-star ship that will take you to St. Petersburg and Moscow and the most significant places between these 2 cities: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island with its amazing wooden architecture and Uglich and Goritsy with their tranquil atmosphere.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui- Kizhi - Goritsy - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship: MS Crucelake
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1066 From/Per person

Details

8 days and 7 nights

Enjoy a short Russian river cruise on a comfortable 4-star ship. Our program includes all the most important sights on the Moscow to St. Petersburg route. Besides the Two Capitals, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship: MS Crucelake
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$929 From/Per person

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12 days and 11 nights

This is our most popular cruise covering Moscow and St. Petersburg and all of the significant towns between these 2 cities. Besides the Two Capitals, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Yaroslavl and Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1902 From/Per person

Details

10 days and 9 nights

This cruise includes the most important sights on the Moscow to St. Petersburg route. Besides in depth visits to the Two Capitals, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship: MS Crucelake
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1260 From/Per person

Details

12 days and 11 nights

With this 12-day cruise, you will visit Russia's largest cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg - and several charming small towns and villages, all rich in Russian culture and history: Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, and Mandrogui

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ships:, MS Nikolay Chernyshevsky, MS Nizhny Novgorod, MS Konstantin Fedin, MS Sankt-Peterburg, MS Kronshtadt
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2106 From/Per person

Details

7 days and 6 nights

This is our shortest St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise and it is a perfect choice for those who have already been to Moscow and St. Petersburg and would like to explore the small, charming towns lying between the Two Capitals.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Shlisselburg - Valaam - Svirstroy/Lodeynoe Pole - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Kuzino - Myshkin - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ships: MS Swan Lake, MS Moonlight Sonata
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1047 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This is our most popular St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise. Besides in depth visits to St. Petersburg and Moscow, the cruise covers all the most important areas between the two capitals: Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island with its beautiful nature and wooden architecture, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1735 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This is a classic St. Petersburg - Moscow cruises that takes you to the Two Capitals as well a number of charming ancient towns on the way: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ships:, MS Nikolay Chernyshevsky, MS Nizhny Novgorod, MS Konstantin Fedin, MS Sankt-Peterburg, MS Kronshtadt
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1920 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This 11-day cruise covers Moscow and St. Petersburg and all the significant towns on the route between the two capitals. Besdies Moscow and St. Petersburg, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Yaroslavl, and Goritsy, the island of Kizhi with its beautiful nature and wooden architecture, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Moonlight Sonata
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1530 From/Per person

Details

10 days and 9 nights

This St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise is a great way to discover Russia. The cruise includes in-depth visits to Russia’s two capitals and also makes stops at all of the important sites along the route including Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island with its beautiful nature and wooden architecture, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship: MS Crucelake
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1405 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This 11-day St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise covers all the important places: Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Moonlight Sonata
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1530 From/Per person

Details

12 days and 11 nights

This is the longest 5-star cruise we offer. It all the significant towns on Moscow to St. Petersburg route, such as Uglich, Yaroslavl, and Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    5-star cruise ship: MS Mustai Karim
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$4292 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This is one of the longest 5-star cruises, which covers all the important places on St. Petersburg to Moscow route: Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route
    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    5-star cruise ship: MS Mustai Karim
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$3902 From/Per person

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Moscow St. Petersburg Cruises
4.81 based on 43 customer reviews

Customer
Heather and Carl, Australia

We had the most wonderful trip. We never realized that Russia was such a beautiful country and so steeped in history. The crew members could not do enough to help us, always with a cheerful smile. We learnt some Russian dancing, and completed the Russian language course. There were only 12 English speaking passengers and our tour guide was a young lady called Anastasia, we all fell in love with her.

Customer
Deborah Shephard, Canada

The cruise from Moscow to St.Petersburg was spectacular. The rivers, lakes and locks as well as the vast expanses of Russia boggled the mind. I walked miles and miles and felt so safe and people helped me at every turn. I loved the Armory in Moscow, the Hermitage was beyond fabulous. Pushkin and Catherine's Summer Palace were awe inspiring, to have such wealth for so many centuries is truly a great undertaking. It is a journey that I will remember and we will return.

Journey down the Volga river as you make your way between Russia’s most important cities on our all-inclusive Moscow St. Petersburg cruise. Our Moscow to St. Petersburg cruises are our most popular and are full of great sightseeing opportunities, wonderful on-board entertainment, excellent food, great shipmates and most importantly, a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Express to Russia has helped organize these Moscow cruises , cruises to other destinations in Russia and travel to Russia for literally thousands of satisfied customers. Hear what our former cruise passengers and tour participants have to say about us by reading our customer reviews.

Moscow Cruise Route

This cruise goes in both directions, starting either in Moscow and ending in St. Petersburg or beginning in St. Petersburg and ending in Moscow, the choice is yours. You will cruise along the magnificent rivers of Russia including the Volga River, Svir River, the Neva River and also cross White Lake, Onega Lake and Lake Ladoga. Regardless of which direction you journey, you will pass through the beautiful and tranquil Russian countryside and stop in historical towns and cities along the way. Our St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise is full of interesting port calls where you will be taken on tours by professional guides. See beautiful wooden churches built hundreds of years ago without nails! Visit ancient monasteries that capture the spirit of medieval Russia and stop off in rustic villages where you can view what village life in Russia is like today and was like hundreds of years ago. Most importantly, you will have in-depth and very fun and informative tours of both Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

The cruises are operated from the month of May until the beginning of fall. The best weather conditions during this period are usually from June through late July, but if you are looking for a trip at a more relaxed pace with less tourists in the cities on the route, we highly recommend to take a look at the months of May and September.  For more info, please see our useful tips.

The cruise itinerary covers all the main and the most important locations on the route. During the cruise you will have a chance to get acquainted not only with Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also with smaller towns and villages like Goritsy, Kizhi, Yaroslavl, Mandrogui. The number of cities and towns to be visited and the exact itinerary vary depending on the duration of the cruise.

The starting point of the cruise is totally up to you. You won’t miss any important sights whether you start the cruise in Moscow or in St. Petersburg. We always recommend checking the flight schedules from your city first in order to decide whether it is more convenient for you to fly into Moscow or St Petersburg.

This decision completely depends on your preferred way of travelling. During the Russian river cruise you will not only visit the two largest cities of Russia, but also small towns and villages along the route and you will have a chance to participate in master classes, learn a little Russian language and dive into local Russian culture and hospitality. For those who prefer custom-made programs and more free time in the cities of their choice we recommend a land tour, both are excellent options. To find out more about the differences click here.

If your citizenship is not on the list of countries with visa-free access to Russia, you will need a valid Russian visa. Please make sure to start the process in a timely manner, so as to avoid any last-minute pressure. More details on Russian Visas can be found here .

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