A guide to sightseeing Moscow from the Moskva River side

A Moscow River cruise is one of the most enjoyable ways to see all the signature landmarks of the city, not only in the summer, but even in the winter! It’s an absolute must do and should be on the very top of your itinerary, especially if it’s your first time in town. Below is our selection of the best river cruises to take.

Radisson flotilla cruises

Yachts, Royal Yachts, Super Yachts (even equipped with ice-breakers)… Restaurant service, all-weather panoramic windows, climate control, open observation decks, dancefloors… All of this is available for everyone with Radisson cruises. A round trip will take you past such main sights as the Novodevechiy Monastry, the Kremlin and the White House within two and a half hours. The prices start from about 20$.

Radisson Flotilla offers many cruise options: full-board journey, launch or dinner journey and so on. Pick the one that you like. For a particularly romantic experience take one of the evening boats and admire the bright lights of the city skyline at night.

It is advisable to check the time of departure on their website.

http://new.radisson-cruise.ru/?lang=en

Good morning, Moscow!

The early bird catches the worm, or starts the day on the Moscow river.

Begin your day in an unusual way – have breakfast in the center of the city being surrounded by the great sights of Moscow. The round journey lasts for 2 hours and starts daily at 10.35 AM from the Novospassky bridge. Boarding begins at 10 AM.

Cruise through a river lock

This trip on the Moscow canal goes through the river lock. Locks are unique structures and the process of their work is extremely exciting. The massive gates of the water lock that withstand thousands of tons of water pressure will close behind the ship, the water will flow to the lock from the upper bief and like in an elevator, the ship will rise to a ten meter height. The ship with the tourists will pass on the canal route.

The journey lasts for 4 hours and brings unforgettable impressions. The tickets cost about 30$. You can buy them online clicking on the link https://xn--80aafkudsfjrex5d.xn--p1ai/index.php/en/#route10.

The Grand cruise

This cruise offers the opportunity to see all the signature sights of Moscow at once. The three and a half hour round sailing starts from the Usatinsky Bridge and embraces  Zaryadye park, the floating bridge, the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, a monument to Peter I, the Andreevsky monastery, Gorky Park, the”Luzhniki” stadium , Moscow State University and Moscow City business district. Delicious dinner from the chef is included. There is a bar on the deck, but you can bring your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with a receipt from the shop where they were purchased. The journey starts at 7 PM and costs about 20$. We suggest you to book this cruise via zakaz@teplohod.ru.

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