Cruising on the Moscow
An unforgettable cruising holiday
adventure on rivers in Moscow
The world puts at our disposal a plethora of spectacular destinations to enjoy.
However, out of the endless variety available, nothing can be compared with the beautiful Moscow.
Although people don’t see Moscow as a potential cruising destination, you might like to
know that its rivers can offer an unforgettable adventure. So, if you ever get to this beautiful city, you can’t
leave without taking a cruise and enjoy the splendor of this lively metropolis.
Get ready for a memorable
Go straight to the river pier situated close to Kievskaya metro station, purchase a ticket, and get ready to engage on an unforgettable
experience. Get on the first boat that comes and let the adventure begin. There will be no need for you to wait
since most boats depart every 15-20 minutes. The ships are really comfy, and they feature a lovely retro-style,
as well as both open-air and covered seats situated upstairs. Downstairs, you can have a drink, eat something,
and spend quality time with your loved one.
Beautiful views, exquisite
The views will definitely delight your eyes, so you should take a seat upstairs
and prepare to be impressed. A one-way cruise takes 90 minutes throughout Moscow, and you’ll have the chance to see
the impressive Novodevichy Convent, the recently restored Gorky Park, the rebuilt Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the
stunning Stalinist skyscraper of Moscow State University, Peter the Great statue constructed by Zurab Tsereteli, and last but not least, the most exquisite and iconic
structures of Moscow, the St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Because you’ll watch the most renowned sights of Moscow by water, you’ll observe
them from the greatest vantage points, and all you have to do is sit back and take pleasure in the scenery, without
having to struggle to walk the right streets to search them out.
You can get off the boat near the Kremlin and visit Red Square, as well as its surroundings. If you don’t want to get off, you can continue your
cruise because the following stop at Novospassky Bridge is also the last one. There, you have the possibility to
visit two important structures, the Krutitskoye Podvorye Ecclesiastical Residence, as well as Novospassky
Short-timed cruises are the most common, but you can also opt for cruises that
last for hours. For example, you can choose a round cruise that lasts two hours and leaves you at Kievskaya.
Besides, you can go for cruises beginning and ending from Gorky Park, the
Kolomenskoye park estate, as well as from Sparrow Hills. Additionally, you can try a cruise around the island.
It begins and ends at Bolotnaya Ploshchad, which is situated in close proximity to Tretyakovskaya metro
You can cruise on the Moscow River during the “navigation season” which starts in mid-April and finishes in October.
The precise dates are different from one year to another, so you need to check this aspect prior to planning
your trip. Ticket prices can also vary, and this year, adults will have to pay 450 rubles for the Kievskaya-
Novospassky trip, while the fare for children with ages between 6 and 11 years reaches 200 rubles. The great
thing is that you have the possibility to purchase an all-day pass for which you have to pay 800/250
If you decide to visit Russia in the
off-season and you really want to take a cruise, the shiny
flotilla of state-of-the-art icebreakers owned by the Radisson Royal Moscow Hotel is at your disposal. Of
course, this will be a more fashionable cruise, and you will be able to enjoy restaurant service, as well as
amazing a la carte menus. You will also have to pay more for this trip, more specifically 900 rubles for
grown-ups and 650 rubles for kids. The classy cruise takes about 3 hours and it is available all the time. You
can board the ship from the piers located near the Radisson Royal Hotel.
Overall, there’s nothing more enticing than seeing Moscow from a boat. The
breathtaking scenery, enticing attractions, and great facilities will help travelers have the greatest time.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy some romance with your loved ones, or you want to have fun with your whole family,
a cruise along Moscow’s best rivers will surely leave you speechless.
By Jason Phillips