Volga river cruises

Cruise down Europe's longest river

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Russia’s many mysteries are revealed on the banks of the majestic Volga River. Flowing through the heart of this enigmatic nation for some 2,300 miles, this is Europe’s longest waterway, and one the Russian natives call ‘Mother Volga’ on account of its indelible influence on local customs, traditions and heritage.
From the imperial might of Moscow and the enigmatic architecture of St. Petersburg, to the beauty of rural life in small towns and villages such as Mandrogi, Kizhi Island and Goritsy; the Volga connects many of Russia’s most esteemed destinations, allowing you the chance to experience the country’s distinct culture in one seamless journey. Travel the Volga River with Scenic, and you’ll enjoy the intimate surroundings of our elegant ship, Scenic Tsar. Built exclusively for the waters of the Volga, the 5-star Scenic Tsar gives you the freedom to immerse in the wonders of Russia whilst enjoying all the perks of our signature all-inclusive service.
  • Historians
    Peterhof Palace and Yaroslavl
  • Performance art enthusiasts
    Catherine’s Palace, St. Petersburg and the Russian Circus, Moscow
  • Scientists
    Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow
  • Vodka-lovers
    On-board tasting session
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Discover the Hidden Depths of Russian Culture

Like the country itself, Russian culture is impressively vast. With rich architectural wonders, colourful folklore and tales of a turbulent past, there is much to discover in this enigmatic and fascinating country.

From the might and grandeur of Moscow to the nostalgia of Mandrogi, the Volga meanders through Russia’s cultural heart — introducing you to many of the country’s most memorable highlights.

Start your enriching voyage in the city of St. Petersburg, and pay a visit to the city’s historic gems — Catherine’s Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Yusupov Palace to name but a few. Or, make straight for the Hermitage, former home to the Tsars of Russia and now one of the world’s most distinguished art galleries.

Next, stroll the banks of the Volga in the ancient city of Yaroslavl, gazing upon architectural treasures that have stood since the 11th century. Then, it’s on to Moscow, Russia’s fabled capital, renowned for its imposing Red Square and the beautiful St Basil’s Cathedral.

With historic wonders around every bend, a Volga river cruise showcases Russian culture in all its splendour.

Cruise the Volga in Luxury and Style

Unique and boutique, Scenic Tsar serves as a luxury floating hotel during an unforgettable Volga river cruise. Accommodating just 112 guests, this ship offers intimacy in abundance, and benefits from the incomparable service found on every ship in the Scenic fleet.

From the opulence of the Neva Lounge to the perfectly proportioned cabins; every inch of the Scenic Tsar has been carefully considered to offer unprecedented levels of luxury on this fascinating waterway. Guests can relax in the comfort of their own generously-appointed suite, the majority of which comprise a balcony, or else venture to one of the public lounge and dining areas to talk over the day’s adventures with newfound friends. Then, of course, there’s the Sun Deck, where you can relax and enjoy the serene views as the banks of the Volga drift gently by. 

From complimentary Wi-Fi to evening entertainment, we’ve thought of everything to make your journey on the Volga River extra special.