The real Russia

Nearly 15 years ago, Viking got its start in Russia. Today, Viking is the only Western-owned and operated ships on Russia’s waterways and offers a variety of included excursions and tours.

Due to its familiarity with the towns and cities along the river, only Viking can provide insightful behind-the-scenes views of the real Russia, mingling with the locals through home visits and offering in-depth cultural experiences through esteemed partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, the Hermitage and the Mariinsky Theatre.

Russia is one country which intrigues many travellers, however, it’s often only the adventurous who actually make the journey through the unique European country with a distinctly western Asian flair. Thanks to Vikings experience, the chance for travellers to experience Russia for themselves has never been easier, but if you’re still unsure, Viking has several videos you can watch to get you in the mood for a Russian adventure. You can even take a trip through waterways of St Petersburg, otherwise known as the Venice of the North.