Waterways of the Tsars on Viking Helgi
St. Petersburg to Moscow
On this culturally rich itinerary, you'll tour iconic landmarks such as Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, and Catherine Palace and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But you'll also experience the other side of Russia: quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich that only a river cruise can show you. Visit opulent palaces, fortified monasteries and beautiful cathedrals, and discover Russia's unique history and culture.
Discover Russia on the Volga River, where Viking began with four ships in 1997. See swirling onion domes in Moscow and opulent palaces in St. Petersburg. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family. Soak up the steam in a traditional banya. Savor Russian caviar with blini pancakes. Sail in comfort on our ships, owned and operated by Viking. This 13-day voyage-a favorite of Chairman Torstein Hagen-reveals the real Russia as never before.
More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.
A prince and a prophet immortalized in Russian literature, Helgi was a Viking of adventure and of legend. In the early 10th century, Helgi inherited the ancient Russian empire Rus founded by Rurik, believed to be his brother-in-law.
Viking®, The World’s Leading River Cruise Line®, offers destination-focused itineraries on the rivers of Europe, Russia, Asia and Egypt. Travel with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, designed to help you explore and engage with your destination—with immersive shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking demonstrations and regional cuisine. Plus, with Viking Inclusive Value, just abo ...