Russia is the largest country in the world and there a lot of places to see and to go, but for many years the most popular destinations are Russia’s two capitals – Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Among the variety of different ways to visit them, the most comfortable and relaxing way is, of course, to go on a river cruise. VODOHOD cruise offers a perfect combination of vibrant cities and peaceful provinces, so the guests who start this exiting voyage can be sure that they will see several faces of the unique country, which combines enchantment of glorious past and perspectives of promising future.Moscow
Be sure to cruise to the capital! Even if you have already been to Moscow many times, seeing it from the river, showcases the city in a completely different light. Bright, elegant, always festive and unlike anything else. Moscow is a city with a character that embodies the diversity of culture, nationalities and traditions of all of Russia. We have collected the best excursions to the most important and fascinating places, so that everyone can learn something new and find their beloved Moscow.Uglich
This jewel of the Golden Ring of Russia dates back to 937 AD, and so is one of the nation’s oldest cities. Its gem-like architecture includes the gold and blue-domed Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood. This is the place to savour traditional Russian life, with a walking tour through the Kremlin, a visit to the striking Transfiguration Cathedral, and a short choir concert.
Due to its centuries’ old architectural masterpieces and expanses of green space, Yaroslavl is another UNESCO World Heritage site and also capital of the Golden Ring. Here, you can tour the city by bus – the easiest way to see sights like the Church of Elijah the Prophet. On foot, you'll explore a thriving local market. You'll even be treated to a tour of the exgovernor's mansion.
A tiny river community with a unique medieval atmosphere, Goritsy reveals a storied past within the number of famous Monasteries situated in the region. Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, was one of the largest, richest and most famous monasteries in Russia in XV–XVII centuries.You’ll have a chance to walk around its territory, visit archimandrite’s chambers and worship ancient icons in the museum of icons. Guests of Mustai Karim have a unique opportunity to visit Ferapontov Monastery, marvel at paintings over 500 years old, and delve into the lives of the royals who lived there.Kizhi
At the heart of Europe’s second largest lake – Lake Onega – sits Kizhi Island, home to the Kizhi Pogost UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its open-air museum of wooden architecture, a truly unique spectacle.
Respect for tradition and skilled craftsmanship define this village as an unparalleled insight into a different side of Russian history. Enjoy rustic Russian cuisine on a traditional midday picnic and explore the village.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Known as the Venice of the North, this majestic city has numerous elegant canals, bridges, palaces and parks full of treasures, as well as world renowned masterpieces that can be discovered in the internationally acclaimed Hermitage museum. The architecture of the city, its people and unique spirit has inspired great poets, writers, artists and composers for centuries. St. Petersburg will never disappoint and leave you wanting to return again and again.