Waterways of the Tsars

5 July - 17 July 2018


12 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Russia


6 Ports

5-8 July

Setting sail from Moscow

Moscow is one of the world's most evocative capitals, a city that conjures up images of Cold War espionage, bombastic military parades, golden onion domed churches and hardy commuters trudging through three feet of snow. This is where Russia's power and wealth are concentrated, along with much of its history, and you'll need at least a few days here if you are to begin to do the city justice; Red Square, Lenin's Tomb, Gorky Park and the Bolshoi Theatre are just a few of the many highlights.

Our tip

Always carry your passport with you, and the number of your embassy – threaten to use it if you fall out with the police over anything!

9 July

Russia: Uglich

10 July

Russia: Yaroslavl

11 July

Russia: Goritsy

12 July

Russia: Kizhi Island

13 July

Scenic river cruising

14-17 July

Arriving in St Petersburg

Lovely St Petersburg was Russia's imperial capital, and remains its most European-facing city. The undeniable highlight of any Baltic cruise, the 'Venice of the North' features so much to see and do, with its high art, lavish architecture, dramatic history and rich cultural traditions. Cruise along scenic canals, enjoy the long summer evenings of the 'White Nights', marvel at the spires and domes that dominate the skyline, or feast on the extraordinary wealth of treasures housed within the Hermitage, one of the world's great art galleries.

Don't miss

You have to miss some things, because there is just so much to see. But whatever you do, try and get early entrance to the Hermitage for a whistle stop tour of key treasures.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Russia Ship exterior
Viking Rurik stateroom
Viking Rurik dining room

Viking began in Russia, and continue to operate and invest in their own vessels taking guests to the heart of this fascinating country.

What we love

Spacious staterooms are furnished in warm blonde woods in keeping with Viking's sleek Scandinavian style. Public areas might not be quite as refined as on Viking's more modern vessels but they offer comfort and space where you can enjoy contemporary cuisine and the wonderful scenery.

Capacity 204 Guests
Crew 115 Staff

Understated, elegant on board environment where you can relax after an enriching day of shore excursions.

  • All meals with wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • WiFi onboard
  • In-room movies on demand
Length 443 feet
More about Viking Ingvar

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Four Seasons Moscow

Where to stay in Moscow

Our considered view is that the Four Seasons is the best bet at the moment.

St Basil's, Moscow

Make the most of Moscow

A private tour is a great way to explore the city if your time is limited.

The Astoria, St Petersburg

Our favourite hotel in St Petersburg

Centrally located and stylish, The Astoria is our choice.

St Peterburg, Russia at midnight

Recommended tours in St Petersburg

Search the ship’s programme for tours with exclusive out-of-hours access for a magical experience.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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