Waterways of the Tsars on Viking Akun
St. Petersburg to Moscow
On this culturally rich itinerary, you'll tour iconic landmarks such as Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, and Catherine Palace and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But you'll also experience the other side of Russia: quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can show you. Visit opulent palaces, fortified monasteries and beautiful cathedrals, and discover Russia's unique history and culture.
Envision Peter the Great luxuriating in massive Peterhof Palace, then see how multiple families shared living space at a Soviet-era kommunalka. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya in riverside Mandrogy village. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Savor Russian caviar with your blini pancakes. See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow’s Red Square. From St. Petersburg to Moscow, this 13-day voyage reveals the real Russia as never before.
More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.
Akun, nephew of Viking ruler Rurik, was among the signatories of the 944 Rus-Byzantine Treaty who were named in the Russian Primary Chronicle.
Viking®, The World’s Leading River Cruise Line®, offers destination-focused itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia, Asia and Egypt. Travel with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, designed to help you explore and engage with your destination—with immersive shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking demonstrations and regional cuisine. Plus, with Viking Inclusive Value, just abo ...