Steeped in history and turmoil, Russia has always been a fascinating and culturally significant Country. Since its borders have been recently opened to westerners, the Russian people and state have much to offer a European river cruise enthusiast. With some of the best sights and so many wonderful historical buildings to visit, many with their root in religious and medieval architecture, a Russian River cruise is probably one of the best ways to visit this magnificent country.

To visit Russia by travelling to cities and booking hotel accommodation, one might find that the process can be quite high for good quality amenities that any discerning traveler might have come to expect from a European vacation. A simple way to get over this expense is to arrange a Russian river cruise. This way you will get great levels of service from you’re on board accommodation, easily equivalent to a nice quality hotel, but you will also get all the other experiences and advantages associated with river boat cruises.

Many of the cruises on offer will also provide shore excursions, sometimes built in, some at extra cost, but all pre-arranged. The ship itself will most likely have staff and translators that speak your language, although this is worth checking out when you book your cruise from your tour operator. When the ship docks for the shore excursions in Russia, you will be able to visit the locations, and again, many of the tours will also involve a translator so that as you are visiting the locations you will have explained to you the sights and sounds that you are experience in a clear and easy to understand fashion.

Make sure you take a camera or video recorder with you so that you can capture the memories so that you can watch them back when you arrive back home, be wary though of using flash photography in some of the place that you visit, some artifacts can be light sensitive and flash photography may be forbidden to prevent damage, your tour guide will be able to tell you when this applies, as well as translate other signs and notices that you might encounter on the trips.

When you are choosing your Russian river cruise, don’t forget to look at the entire package, to make sure that it will be visiting the destinations that you want to experience, whether that be Moscow and St Petersburg along the imperial waterways of Russia.

Whatever you decide, a European cruise to Russia has many possibilities, allowing you to visit those “must see” place such as the Kremlin.