Volga River - Russia, West
The Volga is Europe's longest river, rising in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, it flows into the Caspian Sea, some 2,193 miles (3,530 km) to the south. It is the the principal waterway of western Russia and the historic cradle of the Russian state. River cruising is a safe, secure and informative way of exploring the timeless Russian countryside with its medieval kremlins, fortified monasteries and churches as well as providing access to Moscow and the other cities making up the famous Golden Ring as well as the Steppes. The Volga is navigable for some 2000 miles and is joined to the Baltic Sea by the Volga-Baltic Waterway, which, in turn, is joined to the White Sea (via Lake Onega) by the White Sea-Baltic Canal; to the Moscow River, and hence to Moscow, by the Moscow Canal; and to the Sea of Azov by the Volga-Don Ship Canal. The river is integrated with virtually the entire waterway system of eastern Europe. Ports that can be visited on the Volga are Uglich, Cheboksary, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Simbirsk, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd and Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea. You can also visit Rostov-on-Don on the Don River link. The following 3 cruises call at Volga River. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.