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The Volga and Svir rivers and the mas­sive lakes of Onega and Ladoga de­liver a breath­tak­ing col­lec­tion of Rus­sian riches. From the Moscow Krem­lin to so­phis­ti­cated St Peters­burg, the coun­try’s high­lights are best ex­pe­ri­enced on a river cruise. Dur­ing shore ex­cur­sions, you can meet a cos­mo­naut, watch bal­leri­nas per­form, stroll the gar­dens at Cather­ine the Great’s palace and marvel at the Her­mitage – the sec­ond-largest art mu­seum in the world.

Af­ter tour­ing each re­gion, pas­sen­gers can look for­ward to the com­forts of their float­ing ho­tel, with world-class din­ing, on-board events and im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice. APT, Vik­ing and Scenic are among the most pop­u­lar lines of­fer­ing lux­ury cruises through­out Rus­sia’s amaz­ing net­work of wa­ter­ways in 2019 and 2020.

Ex­tra­or­di­nary St Basil’s Cathe­dral dom­i­nates Red Square in the heart of Moscow, one of your high points to visit. A visit to the Her­mitage Mu­seum is a travel des­ti­na­tion with­out com­pare. You’ll me­an­der the wist­ful gar­dens of Cather­ine the Great’s sum­mer palace.

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