Tourism in Russia > River Volga
«Rha» or «the generous» - by this name the Ancient Greek scientist Ptolemy
called the Volga. Bright, resplendent - those names were given to it by the
Finnish tribes having been lived on the river-banks. In the era of the Middle
Ages the Arabs benamed it as «Iyshil» meaning «The river of the rivers». For
the Russians it is Mother Volga.
This great river is not just a geographic object. It’s a foster-mother of
the nations having been settled on its riverbanks, it’s the most important transport
and trade artery of the country since the ancient times till nowadays.
The ancient fortresses rise on the river-banks, the golden domes of the cathedrals
shine, the big cities are situated here, and the dense forests turn green. Cruising
the Volga is one of the most popular destinations in Russia because during the
trip you may get acquaintance with the history and culture of Russia, admire
the remarkably beautiful landscapes, take a walk around the high bunders of
the Volga... Almost all the Volga region is a genuine paradise for the fans
of fishing In 1817 the first steamship was floated onto the Volga. Since that
time shipbuilders of the Volga region have been developing and improving in
every way the glorious traditions of their forebears. The variety of the ships,
wherein the tourists are offered to make a Voyage, is great. The modem steamships
have all the necessary infrastructure to provide you proper vacation, such as:
comfortable state-rooms, wide promenade decks, delicious food and, of course,
Now we’ll come up aboard of one of them, and our exciting voyage will begin.
We are going to make a trip from Tver, almost from the very embouchment of the
Volga, till its delta, the Caspian sea. We are going to stop in the most interesting
cities where we will get acquaintance with the ancient monuments, folkways of
various nations, taste its national cuisine, get various souvenirs. And our
cruise will be ended with the magnificent scene - blooming lotus fields! Are
you ready to start the voyage? Then - unmoor!