Only railways cross Russia from West to East. Yet Russia has its unique waterways from the North to the South…
Many have traveled across Russia by train from West to East - but the crisscross itineraries are yet to be discovered by many... River cruises ‘From Baltic to Caspian Sea’ start just 458 miles from the Arctic Circle
and approach the Middle East
within some 295 miles - this is the distance between the city of Astrakhan
in Russia and the borderline with Georgia, the neighboring country. These impressive voyages cover nearly all of European Russia from North to South
. The ship tours 17 federated states of Russia - these are the lands of Russians and Tatars, Ingermanlanders and Veps, Chuvash and Mordovians, Kalmyks and Cossacks. Indeed, the itinerary crosses the 'tribal lands' with stops in the cities of more than 20 cultures
! We will cross several sea-sized lakes
and we will sail the artificial waterways with a system of locks allowing ships to actially climb up the hills! This cruise combines our ‘Moscow - St. Petersburg’ voyage with ‘Great Mother Volga’ one. The crucial difference is that 'From Baltic to Caspian' does not have Moscow included into the itinerary; however the capital of Russia can always be visited by way of pre- or a post-cruise extension.