The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Russia is its bustling capital - the great and powerful Moscow. Moscow is much more than the largest city in Europe. It is the political, cultural, and economic capital of 1/7th of the world's landmass.
Moscow is nothing if not a modern metropolis. It is the city of great possibilities and it has something for everyone and everything for someone. This city's rich history and architecture, its vibrant commerce and cultural life make it one of the most all-inclusive destinations in the world.
Moscow is the perfect place to visit of its own with its magnificent sights such as the Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery or Saint Basil’s Cathedral that attract people from all over the world. However it may become a breathtaking starting point of your once-in-a-lifetime journey covering the cities that are proudly called the Golden Ring of Russia.
The Golden Ring of Russia is a river route linking the oldest Russian cities. Centers of craft and trade, their origins turned them into wealthy cultural hubs. These ancient cities including Kostroma, Uglich and Yaroslavl are amazing open-air museums filled with the spirit of original Russia that preserve the memory of the past. The beauty of these cities is unquestionable with no pictures or travel stories could express it fully.
Explore the real Russia with our Russian River Cruises and see its magnificent destinations with your own eyes.