St Basil's Cathedral
Lake Onega
Catherine Palace, St Petersburg
The Kremlin
Russian Dolls
Russia River Cruising 2015/16
Explore the rich history and beauty of Russia from our new small ship, the Scenic Tsar.
Europe River Cruising 2015/2016
Europe River Cruising 2015/2016
Experience Europe & Russia's breathtaking waterways on board a luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ship'.

Russia River Cruising

Often misunderstood, perestroika has allowed Russia to share its intricate, unique and extraordinarily rich culture with the West. The largest country in the world has given us vodka, Tolstoy, and one of the most complex languages. All its imperial treasures will be revealed on an all-inclusive tour on board our new boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, the first new ship to be registered in Russia in 25 years, which celebrated its maiden cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow in June 2012.
Luxury Cruise Experience on board the Scenic Tsar
Scenic Tsar lounge

The newest ship in our fleet is the brand new Scenic Tsar, the first boutique small ship in the Scenic Fleet.

On board you will enjoy: 

  • Individual attention and personalised service, with a maximum of 112 guests on board
  • Panorama Bar
  • A large lounge and entertainment area,
  • A wellness area, gym and on board doctor.
Impeccable Dining
crystal dining

On board the Scenic Tsar, our restaurant offers deluxe single seating dining where you can choose a private table for two or choose to join others at a larger table. You will be treated to beautiful breakfasts and wonderful lunches with both buffet and a la carte menu selections available. At lunch and dinner, tempt your palate with wonderful Russian specialties and international cuisine, accompanied with beer, wine and soft drink.

Discover Russia's Hidden Jewels
Catherine Palace

During your tour you will enjoy expertly guided tours to some of Russia's most famous sights, including the Kremlin, Red Square and Peterhof Palace, as well as visting some of the most important artistic, historic and spirtual landmarks in Russia, including the most well-know St Basil's Cathedral.

Neva River

The Neva River is found in northwestern Russia and is the only river that flows from Lake Ladoga. It is also the third largest river in Europe in terms of average water discharge. Flowing through St. Petersburg, it is a site of many major events in history, including the Seige of Leningrad by the German army during World War II.

Featured Neva River tours

Lake Ladoga

Lake Ladoga is the largest lake in Europe and is located in northwestern Russia about 40 kilometres east of St. Petersburg. There are around 50,000 lakes and 3,500 rivers in the Lake Ladoga basin with approximately 660 islands occupying the area. During World War II and the Siege of Leningrad, Lake Ladoga was the lifeline connecting Leningrad (St. Petersburg) with the rest of the Soviet Union, allowing supplies and military equipment to be brought into the city across the water and ice.

Featured Lake Ladoga tours

Volga River

The Volga River, Europe's longest river, flows directly through Central Russia. It is widely considered the national river of Russia, with eleven of the largest cities, including the capital Moscow, being located on its shores. In Russian culture, the river has symbolic meaning and is often referred to as Volga-Matushka (Volga-mother) in Russian folklore.

Featured Volga River tours

At Scenic Tours, not only do we offer our guests all-inclusive luxury on board the Scenic Tsar, we also offer unforgettable, all-inclusive experiences that you will only see with us, through our Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice programs.
Scenic Enrich
russia ballet

Scenic Enrich is an exclusive range of additional activities that are truly exceptional. You will be immersed in the local cultures allowing you to become a part of the Russian experience and not just an onlooker. In St. Petersburg you will enjoy a private ballet concert exclusive to our guests and just outside of Pushkin you will visit the old-world wooden restaurant 'Podvorie', known as one of the best restaurants in the country.

Scenic FreeChoice
russia jewels In addition to all of the included sightseeing and attractions, Scenic FreeChoice provides an extra selection of activities in key cities. In St. Petersburg, choose one of three touring options that will allow you to explore this beautiful palace, and in Moscow enjoy a city tour or relax and admire Moscow from the waterways on a river day cruise.
Imperial Jewels of Russia River Cruise

Fly Free* to Europe - Just pay taxes from $750pp

russia jewels

This 15 day cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow on board the Scenic Tsar explores Russia’s most iconic and famous places.

Find out more about this cruise or call us on 1300 723 642


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