Volga River Cruises

Our Best Volga River Cruises of 2022

Imagine visiting beautiful, ancient Russian cities as you cruise along the beautiful Volga River. Our cruises are the most relaxing and also the most budget friendly way to visit Russia. Some of our most popular Russian river cruises 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.

14 days and 13 nights

With this cruise, you will get a feeling for both the south-eastern Russia with its link to the Asia and the Orient and the European, imperial Russia. You will start your trip in Astrakhan and sail practically the whole length of the Volga River from the edge of the Caspian Sea to Moscow.

  • Route
    Astrakhan - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Kazan - Cheboksary - Nizhny Novgorod - Kostroma - Yaroslavl - 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.
$1614 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

This Volga cruise covers many cities. You will admire the vibrancy of Moscow, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of ancient Vladimir. You will visit Nizhny Novgorod, the old center of the Volga region as well as Kazan and Astrakhan which occupy the former territory of the Golden Horde.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostoma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Volgograd - Astrakhan
  • 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.
$1675 From/Per person

Details

15 days and 14 nights

With this cruise, you will get a feeling for both the south-eastern Russia with its link to the Asia and the Orient and the European, imperial Russia. You will start your trip in Rostov-on-Don and sail practically the whole length of the Volga River from the edge of the Caspian Sea to Moscow.

  • Route
    Rostov-on-Don - Romanovskaya - Ilievka - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Kazan - Cheboksay - Nizhny Novgorod - Kostroma - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship MS Korotkov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1222 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

This Volga cruise covers many cities. You will admire the vibrancy of Moscow, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of ancient Vladimir. You will visit Nizhny Novgorod, the old center of the Volga region as well as Kazan and Astrakhan which occupy the former territory of the Golden Horde.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostoma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Volgograd - Astrakhan
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ships: MS Nizhny Novgorod, MS Nikolay Chernyshevsky
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2409 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

With this cruise, you will get a feeling for both the south-eastern Russia with its link to the Asia and the Orient and the European, imperial Russia. You will start your trip in Astrakhan and sail practically the whole length of the Volga River from the edge of the Caspian Sea to Moscow.

  • Route
    Astrakhan - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Kazan - Cheboksary - Nizhny Novgorod - Kostroma - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ships: MS Nizhny Novgorod, MS Nikolay Chernyshevsky
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2384 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

With this 14-day cruise, you will get a feeling for both the south-eastern Russia with its link to the Asia and the Orient and the European, imperial Russia. You will start your trip in Astrakhan and sail practically the whole length of the Volga River from the edge of the Caspian Sea to Moscow.

  • Route
    Astrakhan - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Kazan - Cheboksary - Nizhny Novgorod - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Nekrasov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2000 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

This Volga cruise starts in Moscow and goes all the way down the Volga river through ancient town of Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, the old center of the Volga region, as well as Kazan which occupies the former territory of the Golden Horde. The cruise finishes in Rostov-on-Don city.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostoma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Volgograd - Rostov-on-Don
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    MS Korotkov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$4210 From/Per person

Details

14 days and 13 nights

This Volga cruise covers many cities. You will admire the vibrancy of Moscow, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of ancient Vladimir. You will visit Nizhny Novgorod, the old center of the Volga region as well as Kazan and Astrakhan which occupy the former territory of the Golden Horde.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostoma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Volgograd - Astrakhan
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Nekrasov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$2409 From/Per person

Details

11 days and 10 nights

This cruise takes you along the magnificent Volga river. The program includes Nizny Novgorod - one of the Russian Empire’s most important outposts, Kazan - the capital of Tatarstan, charming ancients towns of Gorodets, Plyos, Yaroslavl, and Myshkin, as well as Russia's capital Moscow,

  • Route
    Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan - Cheboksary - Gorodets - Plyos - Yaroslavl - Myshkin - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    4-star cruise ship: MS Nizhny Novgorod
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
14 days and 13 nights

This cruise covers practically the whole length of the Volga River from the edge of the Caspian Sea to Moscow. You will get a feeling for both the south-eastern Russia with its link to the Asia and the Orient and the European, imperial Russia. .

  • Route
    Astrakhan - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Kazan - Cheboksary - Nizhny Novgorod - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Shahkov
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
14 days and 13 nights

On this Volga river cruise, you will admire the vibrancy of Moscow, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of ancient Vladimir. You will visit Nizhny Novgorod, the old center of the Volga region as well as Kazan and Astrakhan which occupy the former territory of the Golden Horde.

  • Route
    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostoma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Samara - Saratov - Volgograd - Astrakhan
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship
    3-star cruise ship: MS Georgy Chicherin
  • Group Tour
    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
Volga River Cruises
5 based on 3 customer reviews

Customer
Brian Asmus, USA

I LOVED THE CRUISE!!!!! It was amazing and I had the best time. The food/service/cabin were all great and the price was FANTASTIC!!!!! I have mentioned this to my sister and her husband and they are considering going next year. LOVED it. I don't have ONE complaint :). THANKS for an amazing experience.

Customer
Richard and Elizabeth Bond, USA

Thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for us. we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and found your services to be excellent. the connections and transfers were timely and professional and the apartment was a delight. Everything you said it would be.

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!

Frequently Asked Questions From Our Travelers

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 .

The official currency in Russia is the Russian Ruble. You can either pay cash or use your credit card, we always recommend to have both. You can find more information about money and currency in Russia here.

Tips are not included in the cruise price and tipping is at your discretion. If you would like to tip the staff at the end of your cruise, or any local guides/bus drivers then please feel free to do so and bring a little extra cash to cover this. To find out more about tipping in Russia click here.

Russian river cruises include full board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals consist of European and Russian cuisine. Breakfast and lunch on board are served buffet style. Depending on the ship, dinners are either served buffet style or with a special Chef's menu. In case you have any allergies or food restrictions, please provide your reservation specialist with this information, and we will pass the details on to the cruise company. You can learn more about Russian cuisine here.

Yes, the cruise operating companies take full responsibility about for the safety of their guests, staff, and fleet. Before every season, the ships are thoroughly inspected. The staff is well trained for any emergency scenario. There is a doctor on each ship. The guests undertake a comprehensive briefing before any of the ships start the cruise.

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