With sailings from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and a choice of inverting the itinerary, you will discover many of Russia’s famous sites. Sailing along the Moscow River to the Volga, you will pass glittering gold onion-domed cathedrals, the walls of the Kremlin and the narrow Moscow Canal.
Upon passing the Moscow Canal, you will enter the river considered Russia’s national river, the famed Volga. Along its banks you will explore the 10th century city Uglich, the World Heritage Sites in Yaroslavl and Goritsy’s grand Kirillo-Belozersky monastery.
As you approach St. Petersburg, prepare yourself for sights of rare Russian architecture. In Lake Onega lies Kizhi Island, where you will observe the 22 timbered onion domes of the remarkable Church of Transfiguration, while on the banks of the Svir River you will explore the reconstructed museum village Mandrogi.
After passing through Lake Ladoga, you will enter the Neva River, which will take you to spectacular St. Petersburg. As you sail beneath some of the city’s 400 bridges and pass the elaborately designed Winter Palace, you will soon understand why the city has been honoured with the label ‘Venice of the North.’