2013's Best Ten-Day Vacations

Russian River Cruise
Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia (iStockphoto)

Russian River Cruise
River cruising is already proving to be one of the hottest travel trends of 2013—Viking River Cruises, the largest fleet in the world, is adding 10 more ships to its fleet in 2013. And Russia won’t miss the boat on this opportunity. It’s possible to float from St. Petersburg to Moscow, or from Odessa through Yalta to Kiev, along some of the country’s huge waterways. And unlike on typical ocean cruises, where you’re relegated to the water much of the time, river cruises actually encourage you to explore on land. You’ll experience first-hand the palaces, churches, museums, and other landmarks that make Russia so special.

Side note: Viking River Cruises has other goodies in store for 2013, like a cruise that lets passengers explore England's Oxford and the Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS hit Downton Abbey.

Read more on traveling to St. Petersburg and Moscow.
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Published: 15 Dec 2012 | Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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