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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
This 19 day tour comprises a 15 day cruise through the waterways of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg and a further four days exploring the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
Find out more about this tour or call us on 1300 723 642.