Cruise boat sailing through sluice gates on the River Volga in Russia

Volga River Tours and Travels

About Volga River

Discover the stunning architecture and unique cultural heritage of Russia's most interesting cities on a Volga River cruise that combines the Volga River, the Moscow Canal and various other waterways. The longest river in Europe, the powerful waterway flows through Russia, all the way to the Caspian Sea. As the Volga passes through all manner of different landscapes, a cruise along it gives passengers the chance to truly appreciate the vastness and diversity of Russia.

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Volga River Hotels

If you are planning a Volga River holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Dostoevsky Volga River

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

The M/S Dostoevsky is a modern river motor ship built in Germany in 1981 (project 301) and fully renovated in 1996. Suites come equipped with televisions and all room have river-facing windows, climate control and modern ensuite facilities. Spread over four decks, the ship includes a variety of restaurants, bars, a souvenir shop, theatre and beauty salon so passengers have all of their needs adequately catered for. A cruise along the Volga River on the MS Dostoevsky is an excellent way to see Russia from a unique viewpoint.

Furmanov Volga River

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Cruise

The MS Furmanov is a modern river cruise ship built in Germany in 1985. It was extensively renovated in 1995, and furnished with carpeting and furniture imported from the USA and Finland. Each room is equipped with a panoramic window or porthole and a private shower. The restaurant on board the ship serves up a fantastic selection of Russian and Continental food. After eating, passengers can move to the lounges or music room for some entertainment, which could come in the form of a concert or dancing.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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