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.