Best Volga Destinations


Smoothly flowing from the Valdai Hills to the Caspian Sea, the mighty Volga is the longest river in Europe and is Russia's worldwide famous natural treasure. If you were looking for a completely new travel experience, setting off on an unforgettable Russian cruise is one of the best ways to discover vast Russia from another side. While sailing onboard a luxurious 5-star cruise ship, you'll have a unique chance to take in the incomparable beauty of the region, learn more about its historical past, delve into the bright culture of the country, and explore the hidden gems of the Russian towns with the local professional guides. What is more, onboard you are welcome to take advantage of the excellent facilities, enjoy top-class service, and participate in numerous fascinating activities, including various entertaining evenings, cooking classes, outstanding lecturing programs with qualified professors, and even Matryoshka painting master class! Are you already excited to see the best of Russia? Below, we compiled some interesting information about the most charming places you get to see during your memorable Volga river cruise!


1. Kizhi Island
Kizhi Island, Russia

Kizhi is one of the most charming gems located in the Republic of Karelia. A very interesting feature is that the entire island in an open-air museum with about 80 wooden buildings each with a unique history. The most important highlight of the island is the one-of-a-kind 22-domed Transfiguration Church that appeared 300 years ago and had around 20 domes. The legend says the church was built without a single nail! During your Russian river tour, you have a chance to learn and see a lot of real Russia and view the heritage with your own eyes.

2. Mandrogi
Mandrogi, Russia

Looking for a chance to escape from the hustle-and-bustle of the big cities? Located on the east from St. Petersburg, Mandrogi is a pretty small but absolutely charming village where time has stopped in the last century. Thanks to its location, it is easily reachable for travelers taking the Russian cruise ship and sailing. Believe us, with its magnificent nature, peaceful atmosphere, and lovely wooden houses telling countless fascinating stories, Mandrogi is a wonderful place worth stopping by during your unforgettable Russian river trip!

3. Goritsy
Goritsy, Russia

Goritsy is a very tiny picturesque town near the White Lake. This magnificent village will take you from the hectic 21st-century mood and allow you to discover the history of the region and its countless authentic treasures. During your stay, don't miss an opportunity to take advantage of a walking tour with a local professional guide and explore striking ancient architecture, featuring the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, dating back to the 14th century, that is considered to be one of the most momentous creations of Russian culture.

4. Uglich
Uglich, Russia

Any Volga exploration won't be complete without paying a visit to Uglich, a one-of-a-kind place for an authentic experience during your cruise around Russia. Apart from fairy-tale houses with flowery ornaments and small charming houses surrounded by river and woods, this marvelous city boasts some really outstanding examples of traditional Russian architecture. We especially recommend checking out the most famous landmarks of the city: the St. Dmitry on the Blood Church, the Alekseevsky Monastery, and the Museum of Vodka.

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5. The Volga River
The Volga, Russia

Attracting hundreds of travelers from all over the globe with its uniqueness, the Volga River is an impressive natural wonder of the region. It has around 200 tributaries and counts as the largest river in Europe! For the Slavs, the Volga is a part of national heritage and is often glorified in folklore, literature, and music. Moreover, this river connects lots of charming towns that are a part of the famous Russian treasure, the Golden Ring. During your trip, immerse into the region's unparalleled spirit, lively lifestyle, and ancient culinary traditions.