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Every year, our favorite family water trip is the Russia river cruise. If you ask us “why”, we would only say that it is splendid. The Volga Dream is a marvelous ship with the best crew on board that makes you forget everything bad; all your sorrows and anxieties disappear immediately. This trip comprises many aspects: if you need entertaining, you have it; if you are eager to broaden your horizon – many chances to fill in the gaps. Every year brings something new and fresh into our life. We keep all the moments and emotions with warmth and tenderness.
Rivers Lakes & Locks
For most, the word Volga is as synonymous with the geography of Russia as the words Siberia or St. Petersburg. Its banks are scattered with ancient towns, fortresses, monasteries and villages and unique wildlife, while its waters have been fished by generations of fishermen and sailed by countless leaders. The great ‘Mother Volga’ holds a unique place in Russia’s past, present and future.
Through a system of canals, reservoirs and waterways, the Volga is linked to Russia’s largest cities Moscow and St. Petersburg and no less than four seas, in an engineering feat that still remains one of the most ambitious in history. The construction of this grand Soviet scheme to control nature came at the cost of many lives, whilst hundreds of old towns were flooded to make way for shipping channels. Today many old bell towers and church domes can still be seen rising eerily from the free flowing waters, whilst huge locks topped with Soviet memorials remain a testament to Russia’s more recent history.