Russia waterways cruise 

The enigmatic land of Russia has always held a magnetic charm and rightly so.

Embrace the delights of Russia with Scenic luxury river cruising

Russia is a vast and endlessly fascinating wonderland just waiting to be explored. Experience the ultimate Russian river cruise on board Scenic Tsar - a boutique luxury vessel unique to the Scenic fleet.

Immerse yourself in the majestic lands of Russia with a Scenic all-inclusive luxury Russian waterways cruise. Travel in luxury on board the Scenic Tsar and delight in the hidden sights and magnificent charms of Russia. This first-class Europe river cruise gives you exclusive access to parts of Russia inaccessible to others. Every detail has been thought of for your all-inclusive luxury river cruise on the Scenic Tsar. From transfers, tips and gratuities to local tours and excursions.

When you board the boutique luxury Scenic Tsar, you only need to unpack and marvel at the captivating Russian scenery. Our Russia River Cruise delivers delight as you view the irresistible magnetic charm of this vast country. Every destination reveals magnificent scenery, history and unique Scenic experiences.

As you travel along the Volga River on the Scenic Tsar you'll visit captivating Russian cities including Moscow. Marvel at Red Square and the iconic St Basil's Cathedral, tour Maxim Gorky's Central Park of Culture and Leisure or attend an evening at the Bolshoi Theatre. Be astounded at the impressive spires of the Kremlin. Immerse yourself in the history and splendour of St. Petersburg, the Baltic Sea Russian port city. Considered to be the cultural centre of Russia, in St. Petersburg you'll be spoilt for choice. From the State Russian Museum with splendid examples of Russian art to the Mariinsky Theatre.  

When you travel through Russia on your luxury European River Cruise, you'll discover the ever-changing landscape, art, culture and cuisine. Experience Scenic's unique local tours where you may meet a cosmonaut, be in awe as you watch ballet dancers perform or tour the magnificent palace gardens of Catherine the Great. Scenic's expert Cruise Directors and local guides are dedicated to ensuring your Eastern Europe experience surpass all expectations.

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Travel in luxury and style with Scenic

When you cruise Russia's waterways with Scenic you can look forward to inclusions you wouldn’t enjoy elsewhere. We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included - you won't ever have to reach for your wallet unless it's for personal expenses. The level of luxury and details we've thought about aren't available on other cruise lines in the region. From luxury appointed suites embellished with luxury features and the finest amenities to balcony suites with full-sized balconies. All our suites and staterooms provide the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the view.

With on board delicious dining options including Crystal Dining and Panorama Lounge & Bar, a beauty salon and wellness centre all you need to enjoy your luxury cruise ship experience is at your fingertips. With Scenic Freechoice you can select from a range of sightseeing activities including guided tours to museums and gallery visits - all included in your Russia river cruise package. While our Scenic Enrich handpicked experiences include lavish private shows in sumptuous surrounds to wonderful family meals prepared by gracious local hosts.

 

Explore the magnificence of Russia from St. Petersburg to Moscow

Discover Russia on a 15-day river cruise on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar. Immerse yourself in the beautiful charm of St. Petersburg. Uncover the mysteries and delights of Moscow with a local guide. During your luxury, all-inclusive Russia waterways cruise you'll discover the delights of Kizhi island with its precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. Marvel at the 22 timbered onion domes crowning the Church of the Transfiguration. Explore the magnificent ancient city of Yaroslavl before visiting the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum. Experience the delights of Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, on a guided tour.

Step back in time with our Imperial Russia river cruise 

Over 18-days onboard the luxury Scenic Tsar, you'll cruise along the Volga River from Stalingrad (Volgograd) to St Petersburg. This luxurious Russia river cruise takes you back in time to Imperial Russia. With exclusive guided tours of museums and traditional performances, you'll find out about traditional Russian life and culture.

Luxury Russian River Cruise discovering Iron Curtain cities

Over 27-days you'll discover the delights of cities including Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Mandrogi and Goritsy on board the luxurious Scenic Tsar. Be in awe as you discover the cities and countryside that were once hidden by a heavy political veil.

Cruise Russian Rivers onboard the luxury Scenic Tsar

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Scenic has always been dedicated to providing the ultimate in luxurious design on all their river cruises. Our constant innovations resulted in the launch of the Scenic Tsar in 2013. The launch of the Scenic Tsar was significant as it's the first ‘new-build’ ship on Russia’s waterways for over 25 years. This boutique small ship delivers all-inclusive luxury that Scenic is renowned for. With most suites and staterooms having a private full-length all-weather balcony, you can sit back with a glass of wine and watch the iconic Russian scenery pass by. Relax on your queen size bed, enjoy the satellite TV and complimentary wi-fi, before unwinding in the stylish and modern ensuite bathroom. An intimate tour of Russia on board the Scenic Tsar is assured with only 100 guests being catered for.

Why cruise with Scenic?

Not only can you look forward to inclusions you wouldn’t enjoy elsewhere, you can anticipate a level of luxury not available on other cruise ships in the region.
  • Luxuriously Appointed Suites
    Amongst the most spacious on Russia's rivers, our suites are embellished with luxury features and the finest amenities.
  • Balcony suites
    Our full-sized balconies in most suites and staterooms provide the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the view.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choose from a range of sightseeing activities that interest you most, from guided tours to museum and gallery visits - they’re all included.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Handpicked experiences, from lavish private shows in sumptuous surrounds to wonderful family meals prepared by gracious local hosts.
  • On board Dining Options
    Savour delicious dining options including Crystal Dining and Panorama Lounge & Bar. Enjoy everything we offer on board including a range of entertainment.
  • The Nth Degree
    We've thought about the details so you don't have to, from personal airport transfers, first-class transport and local guides. All tips and gratuities are included.
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