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Scenic River Cruises in Russia

Imperial grandeur, enigmatic cities and traditional village life intermingle on the shores of Russia’s great waterways, providing a fascinating glimpse into the unique culture and heritage of this powerful nation.

From the might and prestige of Moscow and St. Petersburg to the tranquil beauty of Lake Ladoga; we invite you to discover Russia’s sublime contrasts for yourself as part of a luxury river cruise on the Volga River. The banks of this majestic waterway promise a rich tapestry of cultural encounters, revealing the closely guarded traditions and customs for which Russia is renowned. 

Travelling in 5-star luxury on board the elegant Scenic Tsar, you’ll experience the haunting magnificence of St. Petersburg, the iconic architecture of Moscow and the enriching beauty of Russia’s rural landscapes.

Perfect for:

  • Performance art enthusiasts: Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg and the Russian Circus, Moscow

  • Vodka-lovers: On board tasting session

  • Scientists: Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow

  • Historians: Peterhof Palace and Yaroslav

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River cruising in Russia


Once described by Winston Churchill as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”, Russia has long harboured a sense of intrigue among cultured travellers. Join Scenic for an exclusive river cruise on the country’s slow-flowing Volga, and begin to unravel the mysteries and secrets of this multi-layered nation.

Outstanding Luxury on the Waterways of Russia

One of the best ways to experience the contrasting wonders of Russia is to tour its great rivers, and our luxury 5-star ship, Scenic Tsar, introduces a new level of luxury river travel to the country’s waterways. This elegant ship has been custom built to cruise the majestic waters of the Volga River, allowing you to experience the very best of town and country in one seamless journey. 

Launched in 2013, Scenic Tsar was the first new-build river cruise ship introduced to the waters of Russia for over 25 years, marking a new era of luxury river travel on the Volga. At 204 metres in length and with a guest capacity of just 112, this handsome ship offers a real sense of space without forgoing intimacy, comfort and style.

With a collection of 56 generously-sized suites, the majority of which benefit from a balcony, and a range of tantalising dining venues; Scenic Tsar is your luxury home-from-home as you set out on an unforgettable tour of the wonders of Russia. 


St Petersburg

The imperial capital for two centuries, St. Petersburg is Russia’s cultural centre. Tour the city, pausing for perusals of former palaces and authentic folklore shows. With extravagance in abundance, the city’s grand palaces and ornate gardens will turn your head at every opportunity.

* Russia Exclusion - Please note that Scenic Tsar is not a Space-Ship and amenities, inclusions and on board facilities differ from Scenic’s standard all-inclusive offering. Soft drinks, wine and beer are served only with on board lunch and dinner and speciality coffees are an additional fee. There is no butler service, Scenic Tailormade or e-bike facilities and laundry and in-suite mini-bar are charged as extra.

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