Russian Cruise Rivers Tours & Trip Packages

Russian Cruise Rivers Tours & Trips

1 Russian Cruise Rivers trips. Tours from 7 tour companies. 15 reviews.

1 Trips match your criteria (1 - 1 shown)

Enchanted Europe (Eastbound)
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


Bamberg, Basel, Boppard, Budapest, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Linz, Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Rudesheim, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Vienna, Zurich


  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest or visit to a local winery in Breisach visit to Freiburg or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in Boppard
  • Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in Seligenstadt
Show more


50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

What travelers are saying

"A beautiful boat, excellent food, although it would have been nice to experienced some international flavours eg: Japanese, Indian etc, however I could not fault the presentation and flavours of the food that was served. The tours we went on were very good, knowledgeable, guides and fun to be with. However a high percentage of the staff were very biased toward the American travellers and were always friendly helpful towards them, this could not be said about their attitude towards the UK travellers, on several occasion I experienced positive rudeness. I am not a demanding person and always try to be as understanding as I can to people that are serving me. On our final day we had a long wait for our taxi and were kindly given the use of the lounge and lunch. Having waited some 30 minutes for a glass of sparking water, I went and waited at the bar whilst an American traveler was served. Much laughter was exchanged with this passenger and once served, the barman turned his back on me. When he was ready he turned, rolled his eyes and said " Yeh what do you want"!!!..... one glass of slightly flat spring water was delivered with a thump on the bar and he turned away. I know I had done nothing to offend this employee and had I not experienced and seen the same thing happened to others I would have thought is was a one off, however I felt uncomfortable most of the week with similar behaviour. It's a shame, but if the preference is for the American travellers that fine by me, but I won't be travelling again with Avalon."

Trip dates & details
Save this trip to your favorites or other list

Russian Cruise Rivers Reviews



Aug 2017

Written on

One of a Kind

This trip through the waterways of northwestern Russia was a truly unique and wonderful learning experience, combining the pleasures of cruising on a small ship (wit...



Aug 2017

Written on

Cruise Of The Czars

My daughter and I traveled in May to Russia for the Cruise of the Czars in May of 2017, and it was fantastic. The ship was very modern and well maintained and the st...


d. Burg

Aug 2016

Written on

Great Way to Visit Russia

Went with a group of seven women on the river cruise Moscow to St. Petersburg and we were extremely well satisfied over all . Trip was handled efficient, our tour le...


Bonnie Mack

Aug 2016

Written on

Another Blockbuster for smarTours!

In celebrating 50 consecutive years of international travel this year, I turned to smarTours for the 16th time, and wasn't disappointed with the "Cruise of the Czars...


Patsy Martinez

Jun 2016

Written on

Wonderful cruise!!

This cruise was excellent. The crew, activities, food, entertainment,tours, services, room, etc. everything marvelous. The cruise directors, Galia Saufulina was the ...

Write a Review

Russian Cruise Rivers Tour Selection Trips

  • Make sure your cruise comes complete with English-speaking crew and guides.
  • The Russian river cruising season lasts from May to early October, though not all ships run that long.
  • Consider carefully if you want to use a Russian company or a Western-run cruise line; many of the Russian operators are not yet fully experienced in catering to North American and Western European tastes.
  • The weather in northern Russia can get cold in May and September, so before booking an expensive balcony cabinconsider carefully just how much time you’ll actually spend on your balcony.
  • A number of river cruise lines operate on the Moscow-St. Petersburg route, so you’ll have a choice of budgets and levels of luxury.
  • While itineraries are similar among the various cruise lines, some may spend more (or less) time in port or offer a few different ports or side trips than their competitors.
  • Get your Russian visa well in advance, since the process can be time-consuming and at times frustrating; some river cruise lines will help you expedite this.
  • Book your cruise as early as possible, both because your desired cabin type may sell out quickly and because early bookings often net discounts and other perks.
  • If finishing your voyage in St. Petersburg, some cruise lines offer optional extensions to Helsinki, Finland, and other Baltic destinations -- great cruise experiences in their own right.
  • Other Russian river cruises -- on Russian-run ships -- operate on separate sections of the Volga as well as the Don River. Some Dnieper River cruises are still operating in Ukraine, but have at least temporarily altered their itineraries to avoid Russian-claimed Crimea.

Additional details

Always Find the Best

On Travelstride you can find 1 trips to Russian Cruise Rivers and more than 20,000 trips worldwide ranging from budget to luxury and private guided to group tours and everything in between. Only on Stride can you find and compare expert-planned trips from 1,000+ tour operators, cruise lines and local experts. Read traveler and professional reviews so you can confidently find your perfect trip.

Top Tour Companies on Travelstride:
All 1,600+ companies >