Russia river cruising in 2019

Captivating cities, imperial grandeur and spectacular scenery

Experience the Volga river with Emerald Waterways

We invite you to join us as we discover the charms of Russia on an insightful 12-day itinerary. Follow the Volga river on this captivating route between St. Petersburg and Moscow!

Discover the many wonders of Russia’s culture, imperial grandeur, and spectacular scenery. We take you to traditional villages, magnificent cathedrals, ancient cities and historical sites, all of which provide an authentic insight into this unique and complex country. Travel onboard the specially chartered MS Rossia complete with all of the amenities of a 5-star hotel. The hospitable crew is dedicated to giving you an unforgettable experience.

Russia river cruising
Travelling the immense course of the Volga, experience the vast scale of Russia’s serene countryside, and visit charming villages such as Mandrogi, Kizhi and Goritsy, where welcoming locals hold-true to a traditional way of life centuries in the making.
Throughout your journey, special EmeraldPLUS opportunities help you experience more of this fascinating and enigmatic country, introducing rare cultural insights that define this proud nation.
It's all included
Have complete peace of mind when traveling with us! Our inclusive promise ensures that all you have to worry about is enjoying your holiday. Our exceptional EmeraldVALUE is already a part of your Russia river cruise. Plus, you will earn points when you join our EmeraldEXPLORER program.

It's All Included

  • 11 nights in a Comfort Cabin on-board MS Rossia
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director throughout your cruise
  • 32 meals including 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
  • 2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on-board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available on-board at all times 
  • 9 shore excursions
  • 2 EmeraldPLUS activities 
  • In cabin Wi-Fi 
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Airport transfers to and from your ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities


EmeraldPLUS Activities

  • Visit to the Museum of Cosmonautics
  • Tour of the State Armoury

Included Excursions

  • Guided bus tour of St. Petersburg
  • Tour to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
  • Visit to Mandrogi
  • Tour to the Open Air Museum of Architecture in Kizhi Island
  • Visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
  • Tour to Yaroslavl
  • Visit to Uglich
  • Guided tour of Moscow


MS Rossia – On-Board Facilities 

  • Onegin Restaurant serving European cuisine 
  • Panorama Tsar Bar
  • President Bar and Lounge
  • On-board Library
  • Panoramic Sun Deck with chairs and loungers 
  • Air conditioning in all cabins
  • Safe, fridge and hairdryer in all cabins
  • LCD TV
  • In-cabin Wi-Fi
Terms & Conditions: FLY FOR $495 per person or receive $500 CAD air credit in lieu of flights. Valid for New 2019 Bookings only. Book by August 31, 2018. Offers include airline taxes up to $680 per person with a max ticket amount of $1,500 per person. A non–refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non–refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways choice of airlines from specific Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, YYJ, & YLW. All other gateways receive air credit savings. Pay in Full by October 31, 2018 and save an additional $400 per person. These offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion except information session or travel show vouchers. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Cabins are subject to availability. Prices are in CAD, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Offer may be changed, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Two drinks are complimentary with on-board meals for Russia river cruises. A Cruise Director from the MS Rossia will be on board along with English speaking guides for excursions. An Emerald Waterways Tour Director will also be on board to assist our group. Emerald Waterways is holding an allocated amount of cabins on the MS Rossia. Individual cabin selection will not be granted with this sailing. For full booking terms and conditions go here.