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River Volga
Tourism in Russia > River Volga

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. Its a foster-mother of the nations having been settled on its riverbanks, its 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, professional excursions.

Now well 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!

 
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