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Volga River, Russia

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#38 of 250 in Nature in Russia
Take a cruise down Volga River, commonly referred to as "Russia's main street." The Volga is Europe's largest river, stretching 3,200 km (2,000 mi), and it has always played a prominent role in Russia's economy, history, and folklore. Along the riverbanks, visit cities from the old empire, such as Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, and Yaroslavl. If you're looking to explore scenic nature, Samara Bend National Park provides a great stop along the way. The river also features sandy beaches and a number spots for water sports. Add Volga River to your Ostashkov travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ostashkov online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Unusual is the first word I would use, three trips to one: the time spent in the two cities and the five day cruise that have related ... I admit that most drew me on this trip was a chance to see the Hermitage in fact then I enjoyed the boat trip between infiniti birch forests, Lakes so large that you do not see the banks, towns emerged from the pen of Dostoyevsky rather than Tolstoi, incredible sunsets and a sense of peace. Surprisingly enjoyable life on Board (punctuated by trips to various interesting places), contrary to the usual cruises there was invasion by staff who took care of the animation but the offer was for all tastes (from games to conferences, by the Qi gong to singing and dancing). I have to mention the presence of capto tour and attentive to the various Gianni Bozzano, snags and some fisima passengers: congratulations a remarkable aplomb!
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  • You will be amazed at Russia. I arrived in Moscow to join a river cruise, sights around Moscow are eyeopeners, then cruising through the river locks canals and lakes was so picturesque. Visiting littl...  more »
  • The boat - MS Zosima Shashkov is a 3 star ship, so don't expect luxury. It is small but neat and clean (think veneer wood walls and old European picture frames). The cabins are cleaned daily with fres...  more »

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