River Cruises in Russia

Explore authentic Russian cities.
Enjoy premium service and engaging activities
as you sail the Volga River.

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Moscow. Red Square. St. Basil Cathedral

2022 Cruise Season

Join our signature small group journeys
and cruise in luxury along the Russian Volga river!

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St. Petersburg. Palace bridge

The Russian Odyssey

An extended 'South to North' view
of Russia from Astrakhan to St. Petersburg
through Moscow.

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Kizhi Island


Explore Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russia’s Golden Ring
in greater depth. Stay at gorgeous Four Seasons hotels.
Enjoy special access to iconic cultural sites.

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Moscow. Red Square

Lower Volga

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience
cruising the Volga river from Moscow to Astrakhan.
The tour includes 2 nights in Moscow.

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Yaroslavl. Local Church

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Russian River Cruises

A Volga river cruise is more than a geographical voyage; it’s also a journey through Russia’s rich and captivating history. No other experience takes you so completely to another place and time. The Volga is Europe’s longest and largest river; it meanders through the stories of Ivan the Terrible and his rise to power, the two historic ‘Greats’ Peter and Catherine, and then on into today. It’s a unique opportunity to see modern Russia in the context of its intriguing history, ably assisted by friendly and professional academics and tour guides. A Volga Dream Russian river tour promises to leave you with an unforgettable afterglow of fond memories.

Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise

Moscow and St. Petersburg are Russia’s best-known cities, but the towns of Russia’s historic Golden Ring are delightful too. The luxurious Volga Dream offers a unique opportunity to visit these Russian gems by sailing gently along the Volga River on an unforgettable cruising experience. In small, exclusive groups you’ll enjoy preferential access to some of Russia’s most significant cultural sites.

13 days from $4,995 per person

Moscow to Astrakhan River Cruise

Your River Cruise on the luxurious MS Volga Dream takes you from Moscow along Russia’s grand Volga River to the legend that is Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) and Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. Along the way, you’ll discover the treasures of Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga, medieval Nizhniy Novgorod and beautiful Kazan, the ancient Tatar capital. We plan our tour carefully to combine the very best of Moscow with a world-class Volga River cruise.

14 days from $4,795 per person

Russian River Cruise Aboard Volga Dream

Moscow to St. Petersburg

Why Volga Dream

Kizhi Island

Family Owned & Operated

MS Volga Dream is Russia’s only family-owned river cruise ship. She can accommodate up to 100 guests, far fewer than most other cruise ships on the river making for a uniquely friendly and intimate atmosphere aboard.

Moscow. Four Seasons view

Five-Star Central Hotels

We at Volga Dream are completely convinced that, our guests should stay in great 5-star hotels in Moscow and St. Petersburg within comfortable walking distance of all the major attractions, theaters and restaurants, rather than having to waste time in traffic.

MS Volga Dream. Owner's Suite

Luxurious Accommodation

The MS Volga Dream is the most intimate and elegant 5-star cruise vessel in Russia. She boasts 56 cabins, all river facing, ranging from comfortable Standard Cabins to spacious Junior Suites and the luxurious forward facing Owner's Suite.

Yaroslavl. Local Church

Russian Cultural Experience

Explore Russia's past with the help of professional tour guides. Our on-board program includes fascinating talks on Russian history and politics, Russian language lessons, a festival of Russian cuisine (including vodka tasting!), and much more.

MS Volga Dream cuisine

Gourmet Dining

Our on board restaurant serves international cuisine to the highest standard, all freshly made by our Cordon Bleu Chef. For Russian Dining night, he prepares a selection of traditional Russian dishes: Chicken Kiev, Kulebyaka and Borsch.

MS Volga Dream bartenders

Tailored Service

All our service crew members are native Russians who are fluent in English and handpicked by the Owner. Proudly, the Volga Dream is famous for her hard working and very hospitable personnel who take care of every aspect of your life aboard.

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It's never been easier to plan your next holiday in Russia. Download our free brochure to learn more about authentic Russian river cruises.

Volga Dream Brochure

Escape the hassle and bustle and add a satisfyingly
informative element to your trip and bring together
a colorful mosaic of people, history, traditions, 
religion, music and art. These are the many strands
that time has woven into what is known today as Russia.

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What people are saying

We enjoyed every single minute of the holiday. The hotels were situated centrally we could walk around easily being able to walk into the square where the Hermitage was just around the corner from hotel was amazing. The boat was a lovely experience. The staff were very attentive. Food was excellent. Trips from the boat very interesting. Good guides The Kremlin was so interesting.

Jacqueline Lapwood

Great Britain

My wife and I and four friends wanted to do a boat trip between Moscow and St Petersburg and didn’t want one of the fleets of ships with 200 passengers. And in addition to size we found a number of negative TripAdvisor reviews on many of those larger ships. We found the Volga Dream which takes only 100 passengers and which is privately owned by a Russian family. It could not have been better.

Rick Dowden

United States

I am fond of traveling by water and at first I didn’t expect anything extraordinary in my trip by the river Volga. But I was mistaken, this river cruise was an incredible experience I had never had before. Indeed, the program surprised me on the board and after the disembarking: we had an excellently planned tour around the historic places of the cities, interesting video presentations on the most significant moments in the history of old Russia.

Alexander Powell

United States

The trip to Russia with Volga Dream was a success across the board. Very good hotels, competent guides, nice rides. The stay on the ship was extremely pleasant. The staff were very obliging and friendly. The meals on board were excellent. The lectures and other activities on board very pleasant and instructive. I would recommend Volga Dream to anyone who wants to visit Russia.

Monique Verbrugge


Never having been on a cruise, we were unsure of what we would experience. We were very pleasantly surprised, the staff were excellent, food was delicious, entertainment was enjoyable, lectures opened our eyes to the history of Russia and in general we had a wonderful time. Our fellow passengers also made our trip one with wonderful memories.

Peter & Annemieke English


I was surprised at the quality and variety of the food (especially the vegetables and vegetarian options). Complements to the chef for ingenuity! The best part of spending time on the Volga Dream was getting to meet the crew. They are such a gracious and talented group of people who really went out of their way to make sure everyone had a wonderful journey.

Philippa Calnan

United States

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