Project Description

Waterways of the Tsars | Viking River Cruises

Discover Russia with Viking River Cruises. Russia has a vast network of navigable waterways from the will-known Volga, the Svir River, and the two lakes of Onega and Ladoga. Your journey takes you from the historic architecture of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg to the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Along the way experience a ballet performance, tea with a local Russian family, a doll making demonstration, art exhibitions, and more. You will leave your river cruise and the country with a deeper understanding of the beauty and culture of this mysterious place.


Your Russia River Cruise

Waterways of the Tsars

13 Days · 1 Country · 10 Tours

Moscow to St Petersburg (or reverse)

From  $5,999 per person*

*Based on Oct  8 or 11, 2019 sailings, double occupancy in an entry level stateroom, and subject to availability at time of booking. See also terms & conditions.

Day City Activity
1 Moscow Embarkation and free time in city.
2 Moscow City tour including Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square & GUM Department Store. Folklore music in the evening.
3 Moscow Free time or Tretyakov Gallery Tour; Cosmonaut Museum or Jewish Moscow Tour.
4 Moscow Kremlin visit; cruise departs from city.
5 Uglich Cruising; walking tour of Uglich including Church of St. Dmitry of the Blood; tea and conversation with local family
6 Yaroslavl Town tour including covered food market. Free time to visit Church of St. Elijah the Prophet.
7 Kuzino Tour the village’s Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. Visit a village shcool or a local Merchant House. Cruise the Volga-Baltic Waterways.
8 Kizhi Cruise Lake Onega. Village tour including the Open-Air Museum of Architecture & the famous Transfiguration Church.
9 Mandrogy Sail the Svir River & Lake Ladoga. Vodka Museum, traditional Russian bath house, doll making display or free time are options.
10 St. Petersburg Cruise the Neva River. Visit the Winter Palace with Hermitage Museum. Evening ballet performance.
11 St. Petersburg Tours of the Catherine Palace and city. Optional evening folkloric performance.
12 St. Petersburg Free morning time. Later a visit to a kommunalka or a tour of the city by boat.
13 St. Petersburg Embarkation & flight home. Or extend your stay, please inquire.

If your itinerary is St. Petersburg to Moscow, please read in reverse order. The Oct 9,8 or 11 dates featured are Moscow to St. Petersburg.

Included in your cruise fare:  

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Included in your stateroom: 

  • River-view stateroom
  • Most Deluxe Staterooms have hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 26″ flat-screen Sony® TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower in Suites & Jr. Suites
  • Premium toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

For a limited time only:

Free air from over 150 US Cities · Please Inquire ‡

Terms & Conditions: * Cruise fares listed are cruise only in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and for US residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings made March 01, 2019-March 31, 2019, are subject to availability; may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Credit and Viking Referral Rewards. Special cruise fares are based upon published full cruise fares; cruise fares do not include prepaid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract, please inquire. Full cruise fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select Viking River Cruises US gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please contact your travel professional at this agency. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. All fares include cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional terms and conditions may apply.; ask our agency for details. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.
2019-2020 Cruise and Air Savings Offer: ‡ Offer valid on bookings made from March 01, 2019-March 31, 2019. Special cruise fares plus FREE air valid on available 2019 departures of Grand European Tour, European Sojourn, Paris to the Swiss Alps (Mar & Apr), France’s Finest, Waterways of the Tsars (2019 & 2020) and Kiev to the Black Sea. Air savings varies on other itineraries. Air offers valid on all North American gateways except Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise\tour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. 2019: Book by March 31, 2019; pay in full by April 30, 2019. 2020: Book by March 31, 2019; pay in full by June 30, 2019. Offer expires March 31, 2019.
This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.