These Journey Highlights have been handpicked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
Visit Red Square, the heart of Russia and Moscow's most iconic site, as well as St. Basil’s colorful cathedral
With a name that literally means “fortress inside a city,” the Kremlin serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation
Step back in time at the living-history village of Mandrogi and admire wooden sculptures that recreate scenes from Russian literature
Admire wooden houses, windmills, and churches dating back to the 18th century, most built without a single nail
This historic six-building complex houses millions of artworks, and part of it was formerly the Winter Palace for emperors
The former residence of the tsars is now an opulent, gold-laden museum
Watch the fountains dance at Peterhof, the “Russian Versailles” that is the brainchild of Peter the Great
Called the “Venice of the North,” these waterways are part of an area that is collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Russia’s food is mostly underappreciated and even misunderstood, but this country’s rich gastronomy was once considered among the world’s most refined cuisines. This voyage will introduce you to Russian specialties and unforgettable cooking lessons. Here’s a little taste of what you’ll enjoy:
You’ve traveled a long way for this journey, and photography will be key to keeping these memories alive for years to come. Here are a few tips:
Russia may be a secular country, but its deep Orthodox Christian roots are evident in lavish cathedrals and Byzantine religious icons. Here’s a few of this journey’s religious highlights:
Your solo-friendly river cruise has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
The Worldwide Concierge service will be available throughout your entire river cruise to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
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