The Russian Waterways are actually a complex system of lakes, rivers, inland seas and canals with dozens of locks, which link the Volga River with the Baltic Sea. This makes it possible to cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, or in the opposite direction. You will usually spend two or even three nights in St. Petersburg and in Moscow, as there is so much to see. Popular tourist attractions include the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and the ballet in St. Petersburg, and Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin in Moscow. Other places visited while cruising include Kizhi, Yaroslavl and Uglich.
(page updated July 2017)