The Queen of all rivers, the mighty Volga is the longest river in Europe and plays a central role in the rich folklore and history of Russia. From the canals and baroque bridges of St. Petersburg, affectionately known as “The Venice of the North,” to the capital of Moscow, a feast of UNESCO World Heritage sites, grandiose churches, and historic treasures await your eyes.
Continuing to the picturesque village of Mandrogi, dotted with colourful “izbas” – wooden houses with finely carved roofs and window frames – and flowing onwards to the 18th century island of Kizhi, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Open Air Museum of Architecture, you will be amazed by the diversity, beauty, and magnificence of this unique corner of the world.
Celebrated across literature and music, the spectacular Volga River has a special place in every beating Russian heart and all those who have the privilege of gracing her waters. All of this and more is yours to discover as you journey from St. Petersburg to Mandrogi, then onto Goritsy, Yaroslavl, Uglich and Moscow.