Monday, April 5, 2010

Russian river Cruises UNIT 9!!!

These cruises typically last 12-16 days and port in cities for passengers to get off and explore. There are plenty of activities to do on board as well. This website gives you all the details, you can customize the trip you want as well.

Russia's two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, are featured on sailings that combine the Volga River, Moscow Canal and other waterways. In Moscow, visit the immense Red Square, which is bordered by colorful onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and the stylish 19th-century facade of the GUM department store. Highlights of St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, include the world-famous Hermitage museum and the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Many Volga cruises visit Uglich, one of Russia's oldest towns, and Volgograd, formerly called Stalingrad and the site of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. See the unique wooden architecture of Kizhi Island, including a cathedral of 22 domes constructed without the use of a single nail.

Volga River cruises typically are part of longer itineraries that include hotel stays. They offer considerable savings over traveling the same itinerary on your own, because river cruise operators are able to negotiate low group rates on hotels, transportation and sightseeing excursions, passing the savings on to you. With so much included in one price, Volga cruises are easy to budget.

1 comment:

Alenka said...

I was very happy to find your blog, even though I did accidentally. I am personally from Volgograd and I would Highly recommend to visit it as well as Uglich, Moscow and St-Peterburg of course. Especially visit the statue of mother land (Rodina-Mat') in Volgograd.
Don't be afraid, if you open your mind and hart Russia has a lot to offer.