Russian tourism is simply booming and over the course of the last twenty years, the country has opened its doors to more foreign visitors than ever before. One of the best ways to see the country is with a Russian Cruise and you’ll find that there are many to choose form.
Black Sea Cruise
The Black Sea is a vast inland sea and when you consider the breath taking natural features that lie on its borders, you’ll understand why this is one of the most popular of all the Russian cruises currently available.
The Black Sea boasts the Caucasus on its Russian side and these stunning peaks dominate the skyline for much of a Black Sea Cruise, but there are many other wonderful sights to see as well.
The beauty of a Black Sea Cruise however, is that you can take in the best that Russia has to offer, while enjoying colourful scenery from other countries such as Georgia, Turkey and the Ukraine.
Moscow to St Petersburg
From a tourist’s point of view, there are some excellent cities on offer right across Russia but the finest are undoubtedly St Petersburg and Moscow and with a Russian Cruise, you can join the two in the most luxurious and relaxing way.
You can start your cruise in either city of course, but many choose to begin at St Petersburg and save the bulk of the sightseeing for Russia’s capital. St Petersburg is of course a beautiful city in its own right with some incredible landmarks such as the Hermitage, The Peterhof and the Catherine Palace.
Moscow on the other hand, has some of the most spectacular locations and sights in the world including St Basils Cathedral, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre.
A Moscow to St Petersburg cruise doesn’t just link the two points however and while there will be ample time to relax and let the ship take you to your destination, there is plenty to see along the way.
Cruising the Volga
The Volga River is the longest in Europe so you would expect this to be an important location in terms of Russian cruises. A Volga cruise may not be able to take in the more spectacular natural sights of the Black Sea and it may not offer the great sights of other routes but where it does score is with almost endless opportunities to relax and let the ship do the work.
You can also begin or end a Volga cruise in Moscow with all its sightseeing opportunities while at the other end of the line, the city of Astrakhan awaits.
In between the two, you can visit the ancient cities of Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod so while a Volga cruise may not be quite so popular, you could effectively argue that there is more on offer.
For anyone looking at a luxury cruise holiday, Russia may not seem like the obvious choice but if you’re an intrepid holidaymaker that’s prepared to think a little differently, this fascinating country offers a wide choice of options.