At over 3,500 kilometres long, the Volga River is the longest in Europe, flowing from the rural Valdai Hills of central Russia all the way to the Caspian Sea.
This symbolic waterway has been an inspiration for writers and artists from around the world for generations, leading to it being affectionately referred to as “Mother Volga” in Russian literature and folklore.
The mighty Volga remains an important source of water, transport and power as it flows slowly south, fed by lakes and smaller rivers on its journey to the Caspian Sea. Supporting both industry and agriculture as it carves its way through the vast landscape, the Volga River has certainly played a role in shaping the culture and lifestyle of those who reside alongside its banks.
As you journey along the mighty Russian waterways on board our specially chartered river-ship, MS Nizhny Novgorod, take the opportunity to admire the picturesque stretches from the Sun Deck. This superb itinerary also allows you to discover both traditional villages and vibrant cities as you sail from St. Petersburg to Moscow, enjoying an array of insightful included excursions and experiences along the way.