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Destination : Russia

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Russia is a remarkable country full of historic cities, idyllic countryside and cultural riches. A river cruise holiday through this gargantuan land is the best way to take in the vast sights. The lucky 112 guests aboard the intimate Scenic Tsar enjoy a fully-inclusive experience that combines on-board luxury, impeccable dining and spellbinding excursions which take you into the opulent heartland of the world’s largest country.

Shrouded in mystery for decades, Russia has always closely guarded its secrets. Today, this amazing country has opened its doors to reveal the splendour of its hidden treasures; world-famous arts and ballet, grand and imposing architecture. Join us as we embark on an incredible journey and unveil the previously hidden jewels of this intriguing land.


Russian cruising map


The rich cultural secrets of Europe’s eastern marches are revealed along the banks of the Russian Volga and Neva rivers, the serenely beautiful Lake Lagoda, and the vital grand canals that connect the legendary imperial decadence of St. Petersburg with Moscow’s historical splendour.


offering you the freedom to explore
We feel that guests on river cruises should be able to take their holiday at a pace they wish, which is why we provide a variety of excursions ranging from relaxed to active. Scenic FreeChoice was invented by us to offer a diverse collection of activities and experiences, in order to provide ultimate freedom and flexibility when ashore, while also being completely inclusive of the price of your cruise.
Museum of Armed Forces, Moscow

Museum of Armed Forces, Moscow

See the vast collection of Russian military displays at the Museum of Armed Forces and learn all about the country’s extensive combatant past.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Visit the magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the country and the fourth largest in the world.

Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg

Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg

Take a tour of the 19th century Yusupov Palace where Prince Yusupov famously murdered Rasputin, a controversial figure in Russian history.


Meaning you won’t need your wallet
Guests on our Russian river cruises will be able to enjoy evening fine dining in the Crystal Dining Room, where you’ll be treated to a variety of exquisite cuisine whilst on-board. You’ll also be able to enjoy complimentary drinks with your lunch and dinner, choosing from a selection of wine, beer and soft drinks, with coffee and tea served on the ship all day. On top of this, there are also a number of added extras which you can read about below:
The most luxurious ship in Russia


Scenic provides the most spacious ship on Russia’s waterways, which goes hand in hand with our unsurpassed standard of service, with an impressive crew-to-passenger ratio. This ensures that you can truly relax during your time on-board with us, which is our way of going the extra mile to provide a luxury experience for you.

Truly opulent suites

Indulgent suites

First off, our suites are complete with spacious bathrooms, HDTV, climate control, White Company toiletries and a mini-bar. They also boast modern and elegant decor, and provide incredibly spacious accommodation, which can be upgraded to a Balcony Suite to include your own full-length private balcony.

No added costs


When embarking on a river cruise with Scenic, you can relax in the knowledge that there are no hidden charges, as we take care of all of these. You will be given the option to fly with British Airways from London Heathrow, or with KLM from a choice of 13 UK airports for exactly the same cost, with tipping, port charges and airport transfers also included in the price.


With Scenic Enrich encounters
We pride ourselves on our itineraries, which provide diverse and enchanting handpicked experiences, ranging from private Russian ballet concerts to authentic dining at the old-world ‘Podvorie’ restaurant. As these are all-inclusive, exclusive and unique, with our signature Scenic Enrich you are granted access to moments that you will remember for years to come.
Fine cuisine on board


Dining aboard a Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ is both diverse and delicious due to the fantastic restaurants and menus available during our river cruises. Local and internationally inspired cuisine can be discovered during your river cruise, making your journey a real voyage of discovery with unforgettable gourmet food both on the ship and at each inspiring destination.

Russia's finest food and drink


With a Scenic river cruise, you’ll be taken off the beaten track in order to experience a world of authenticity in your chosen destination. Experience local cultures and age-old traditions in their undisturbed and thriving locations, which will provide once-in-a-lifetime moments that local guide books won’t be able to help you experience.

exceptional opportunities


Not only will you be made to feel like royalty as you’re transferred from the luxury of your ship to the private destinations at each port of call, but you’ll also get to experience excursions that are unique to Scenic. This means that they are unavailable elsewhere, so you can create memories which many others won’t get to enjoy in their lifetime.