Cruising the Volga River on Volga Dream

Volga DreamThe luxurious Volga Dream — the most elegant yacht on the Volga River — seems more like a charming floating hotel with a library, lounge-bar, and sun deck. The gracious service, sumptuous cuisine, and thoughtful planning made us feel right at home. and there’s no better way to see river cities between Moscow and St. Petersburg like Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, Mandrogy, and Valaam.

Along the way are beautiful churches, lively marketplaces, somber statuary, magnificent wooden architecture, elegantly detailed lacquerware, talented craftspeople, and a museum with 2,740 different kinds of Russian vodka.

Elegant Volga Dream interior:

Dining on the Volga Dream:

Volga Dream cabins:

A few views from the Volga Dream:

Some of the friendly Volga Dream crew: