Major cruise lines visit the Baltics (in the summer months only), with itineraries between Copenhagen and Stockholm and beautiful stops in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Read more about
THE BALTICS - BEAUTIFUL STOPS ON A NORTHERN EUROPE CRUISE
River cruise itineraries on the Volga are seeing great interest as well, traveling between Moscow and St. Petersburg, exploring quaint villages and historical sites along the Volga River. Check out more details here.
In most cases, it is St. Petersburg that draws curious and adventurous travelers to these itineraries. A real gem in the Baltics, St. Petersburg is Russia's second largest
Today, St. Petersburg is well known for its lavish architecture, wonderful displays of art and culture. A city of the tsars, St. Petersburg is the ultimate display of imperial Russia.
Most cruises overnight in St. Petersburg for 2-3 days, allowing time to see and experience additional areas of interest, including the Russian Museum, one of the best collections of Russian art in the world, the Faberge Museum, a privately owned museum with one of the best collections of Faberge (including a few Imperial Eggs), Mariinsky Theatre, home to world-class opera and ballet, and Kazan Cathedral, a major Russian Orthodox cathedral, built in the early 1800's.