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Russian River Cruises

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Russian River Cruises

An example of one of the cruise routes offered

A luxury cruise on MS Volga Dream

Russian River Cruises
Russian cruises
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Join us on a fantastic Russian river cruise along the Volga river or on the Black Sea. Journey between Moscow and St. Petersburg on a comfortable river boat, relaxing on the sundeck or taking part in many of our activities and entertainments as the beautiful, tranquil Russian countryside glides by. Make stops in historically important towns and cities that still evoke times long gone by. Our Russian river cruises are all-inclusive and excellently catered with local food and friendly hospitality so leave your troubles at home and relax.

Specialists in Russia River Cruises for Over 10 Years

Express to Russia has been arranging cruises along the rivers of Russia for over 10 years. We are the leaders in all-inclusive Russia river cruises and are consistently the most competitively priced of all companies offering cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg and other parts of Russia. Just compare our prices to the competition. Our level of service is top notch as we have organized cruises and other travel to Russia for thousands of individuals and groups. Read reviews on what past cruise customers have had to say about us. Express to Russia is a Western owned and managed company but based locally giving our travelers the best of both worlds – top quality and service for local prices. Our main office is located in St. Petersburg, Russia but we also have offices in Moscow, the USA and Italy.

All-inclusive Russian Cruise

Our Russian cruises are probably the lowest priced way to visit Russia while seeing the most of this incredible country and while traveling in style. Prices usually range from $100 to $140 per day per person depending on which type of cabin is selected. All meals are provided in the price and our food is not just basic fare but rather traditional Russian food from the regions in which your cruise visits prepared by expert on-board chefs. All entertainment and professionally and most importantly fun and informative sightseeing tours are also included in the price of your vacation. The only items not included are airfare to Russia - please refer to the “what is included” section of each individual Russian cruise for more information.

Our Russian Cruise Cabins

Each of our riverboats has comfortable and neat staterooms facing outside and allowing beautiful panoramas of the countryside and river. Every one of our cabins is air-conditioned, has a private bath with shower. Depending on the specific type, a cabin can hold from 1 to 4 people. Cabins on the lower deck are generally equipped with portholes whereas cabins on all other decks usually have panoramic windows.

Our Russia cruises are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. You can easily book the discount tickets yourself through our own discount internet ticket office. The airline tickets we offer are the cheapest available on the web. Please browse our discount air tickets section to learn more.

Our 2016 cruise routes are listed below. We look forward to seeing you on one of our Russian cruises!


Our Russian Cruises

Moscow St. Petersburg Cruise Moscow St. Petersburg Cruise

Moscow St. Petersburg Cruise

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 is available in both directions. You can either start in Moscow and finish in St. Petersburg or, vice versa, board the ship in St. Petersburg and head towards Moscow, the choice is yours. You will cruise along the magnificent Russian rivers 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 - Uglich, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Kizhi and more. 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 a single nail! 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.

Take a look at the cruises we offer in 2016 and choose the one that suits you best!

Available routes:

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Volga River Cruises

Our Volga river cruises give you an excellent opportunity to visit a wide range of Russia's different regions and to experience first-hand the link between European Russia with its imperial, old world atmosphere and the Asian part of Russia with its Eastern, oriental feel. Express to Russia offers plenty of Volga River cruise routes to fit any taste and budget: from our 8-day Moscow to Kazan cruise to the 20-day St. Petersburg to Rosov-on-Don cruise. Experience the vibrant city life and historical heritage of Moscow, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of medieval Yaroslavl and delve into Russian village life in the beautiful towns of Kostroma and Uglich. On your all-inclusive Russian river cruise you will see Nizhny Novgorod, the stunning, historical center of the Volga region. The boat will dock at the Eastern cities of Kazan and Astrakhan that occupy the former territory of the Golden Horde. Every city visited on our Volga cruises is of historical significance and full of outstanding sights and monuments. This cruise will take you down practically the entire length of the Volga River and end at the Caspian Sea. This Volga river cruise will leave you with unforgettable memories and truly be a journey of a lifetime!

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Black Sea Cruises Black Sea Cruises Black Sea Cruises

Black Sea Cruises

Take a voyage through history as you journey down the Dnieper River by river boat from Kiev to Istanbul or from Kiev to Odessa. Learn about the great empires and people that inhabited these lands in the past: the Kievan Rus, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans as you enjoy a relaxing cruise atmosphere. Visit Kiev, the beautiful Ukrainian capital, where you will see medieval cathedrals and monasteries and learn about Ukrainian and Russian history. Relax on the sundeck of our cruise vessel as the tranquil landscape passes by. Enjoy the peacefulness and scenery of Kanev, a charming small town that gave inspiration to Ukraine's most famous poet, Taras Shevchenko. Visit the Cossack stronghold of Zaporozhye and learn the amazing history of the region and its people. Travel to Kherson, the largest Ukrainian river port and then continue your journey to the cosmopolitan and historically important city of Odessa. Arrive in magnificent Istanbul, the gateway to the East! Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar and learn about the city that was capital of four empires. Enjoy local and International cuisine on our all-inclusive cruise. Take part in fantastic onboard activities and programs that will help you understand the region and simply have a great time! Be prepared for the journey of a lifetime as we explore the history, culture, sites and folklore of the Black Sea region on our all-inclusive cruises.

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Russian North Cruises Russian North Cruises

Russian North Cruises

Take a voyage back in time and visit the enigmatic and stunningly beautiful northern lands of Russia! These cruises are relatively short and can be an excellent extension to any of our St. Petersburg tours. Russian North cruises will take you along the picturesque banks of the Neva River and Lake Ladoga to Valaam - an important spiritual center of Russia and home to a large, remote monastery. Enjoy the unique, natural beauty of Valaam and get to know the traditions of Russian religious life, walk along the streets of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia. Delve into traditional Russian village life in Mandrogui and admire the splendid views of the Russian North in Svirstroy. Feel the magic atmosphere of Kizhi with its wooden architecture - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax on the sundeck of our river boat as the tranquil Russian landscape passes by and enjoy fantastic onboard activities. A very Russian journey awaits!

Visit Russia’s Magnificent Cities and Quaint Villages

Step back in time when joining one of our Russian cruises. Many of our cruises offer comprehensive tours of Moscow, Russia’s fast moving capital with a huge variety of historic sites including the Kremlin and Red Square as well as in-depth tours of St. Petersburg, the former Imperial capital of Russia –a beautiful and mysterious Northern city with its White Nights, dreamy palaces and its courtly, European atmosphere. You will visit many of the museums and historical sites of both of these cities. Along the way, the Russian cruises will stop in ancient Russian cities and villages where our guides will inform you of the rich history, folklore and traditions of the local. For full itineraries, please refer to each individual cruise.

On-board Entertainment on our Russian Cruises

Our Russian river cruises and tours have a friendly and welcoming onboard atmosphere. As part of your cruise, many activities are included to entertain and enlighten you. We have dancing, parties, games, language classes, musical concerts and shows and much more onboard. Our professional staff will help with any request that you may have and always with a smile. The cruise ships also have nice bars, a souvenir shops, a beauty salon as well as a sundeck for viewing the countryside or relaxing with a book. Stroll the deck for a Romantic evening under the stars as you make your way down the rivers of Russia.

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