Russian river cruises

While you're in Russia, a cruise down its greatest rivers can be a perfect opportunity for you to better understand the Russian soul world-known for its mysteriousness. A Russian river cruise is not a simple trip from one point to another - it's an unforgettable experience that will remain in your memory for all your life. While cruising down the river in Russia, you can enjoy unique Russian cuisine and breathtaking folk music and decorative arts and immerse yourself deeper in Russian history while visiting greatest Russian cities.

And, of course, a Russian river cruise is probably the best way to travel if you want to fully enjoy the beauty of gorgeous Russian landscapes. Just imagine how spectacular the sunset on a river can be!

Cruise on board MS M.Rostropovich


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  • The Navigation 2016 Is Over! 19.10.2016 The Navigation 2016 Is Over!

    Dear friends, we are happy to proclaim that the navigation season 2016 has already come to its end. All the motor ships of “VODOHOD” have completed their cruises for 2016, got off for the places of their winter dockage and since this month they are going to be prepared for the next year. Today we have a good reason to thank all our partners and guests for the successful cooperation in 2016 and invite everyone who is interested in having a Russian river cruise to remember, join us in 2017! We would like to mention, that being the biggest Russian ship-owner company, “VODOHOD” provides excellent service onboard all our ships, professional staff and attractive routes over a number of years and we continue to enhance the reputation of one of the best and trustworthy tour operators in Russia.

  • 07.10.2016 High time going to Astrakhan!

    Traditionally September means for us not only lovely autumn leaves of various colors and apples and mushrooms’ harvest, but also two Astrakhan cruises which are effected this year on the m/s “K. Korotkov”. These cruises are for those travelers who are anxious to see more of Russia and to broaden the horizons of travel experience. During the 13 days of our Astrakhan cruises you will visit a number of the unique points of interest different by its local nationalities and religions. Thus there is Astrakhan, a city of a rich history and culture still having the impact of the Golden Horde; Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic, where the citizens are mostly of the Tartar nationality and whose confession is Islam; Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvash Republic with the Chuvashes’ population, a Hero City Volgograd famous for the astonishing statue “The Motherland Calls” measuring 85 metres (279 ft), a town of Saratov remarkable for their particular architecture and local culture, and such significant centres of Russian long-term history and culture - Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and of course Moscow.

    On the Astrakhan itinerary there you will see a great number of historically particular places and gain an unforgettable experience of travelling through the original cities and towns full of breathtaking views and unique places of historical and cultural interest.

    We are looking forward to seeing you on our Astrakhan cruises on the m/s “Nizhny Novgorod” in 2017!

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“Zosima Shashkov. Some Questions Answered”

Found this posted elsewhere on Tripadvisor under St. Petersburg to Moscow on MS Zosima Shashkov with Gate 1 Travel”
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Ship: Our ship was the MS Zosima Shashkov. The ship was built in 1986, has been refurbished, and is in very good condition. Clean, comfortable common areas, lounges, and bars on 4 floors. There are 2 large dining rooms. Our room was small—just big enough for 2 single beds with a table between them and a window above. There were shelves and a closet to store our clothes and other items. Space under the bed to store a small suitcase. The bathroom had a toilet and a sink, and a shower curtain that wrapped around when you used the shower. Sure, the entire sink area got wet when you showered, but there was a high shelf over the toilet that could hold things that you didn’t want to get wet. It was a way of saving space and it worked well. Each bed had a built-in light in the wall. There was one 220-V outlet with 2 places to plug in items. The small refrigerator was plugged into one of the sockets. Be sure to bring a 220-V adapter for charging electronics that are 220-V compatible, and a converter if your item is not 220-V compatible. If you have many things to plug in, bring a multiple tap to provide extra plug-in space. At the reception desk, they lent out 220-V hair dryers, but wanted them back after each use, so if you can bring your own 220-V hair dryer, you will save a lot of time. The ship offered wi-fi internet in the Small Bar at the front of the ship. Connections were spotty and depended on the ship’s location. Sometimes we had good connections and speed. We soon realized that we could almost always get connected when we were going through the locks...



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  • We returned home last week and I have a need to write without delay to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Russia despite the cold...

    Two families Nguyen, travelling on board MS Lev Tolstoy
  • Ce fut une très belle croisière avec des excursions toutes intéressantes. Le guide que nous avons eu à Moscou parlait parfaitement bien le français....
    Jacqueline et André, travelling on board MS Georgy Chicherin
  • Felicidades a su equipo. Innumerbales elogios a los servicios, traslados, tripulación y sobre todo la guía Natalia. Todo fue perfecto.
    Esther Fernandez, travelling on board MS Konstantin Fedin
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