With a rich cultural history and an extraordinary military past, contemporary Russia is the confluence of centuries of influence. To travel along the Volga River and some of its tributaries between the two great cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow is a step back in time. However, a Russian river cruise
offers up many additional surprises to discover, with culinary delights, welcoming locals and spectacular scenery to enjoy. We welcome you aboard Scenic Tsar
, and into the beating heart of this captivating country.
Between Russia’s two major cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow lie many smaller cities, towns and villages. These offer a rare insight into Russia’s varied history and we are fortunate to have the chance to experience them, as they provide a window into Russia’s history. As we travel between these two great destinations, we invite you to marvel at the extraordinary architectural styles, as well as ornate churches filled with religious icons. With recorded history going back almost 1,000 years, we offer you guided tours of the ancient cities of Yaroslavl and Uglich. We also stop at Kizhi Island, where a unique rural community remains. It’s a fascinating journey of discovery of small Russian communities in a beautiful setting.