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With Viking River Cruises, not only do you explore the highlights of Russia’s great cities but you also enjoy a river cruise through Russia’s heartland. Sail along the Volga, Svir and Neva Rivers and through Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga, stopping in charming “Golden Ring” area cities along the way.
Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviets confiscated large apartments from Russian nobility and converted them into “Kommunalkas” to hold numerous families. While there are other housing options today, many Russians still choose and enjoy this way of life. Join us on our visit to a typical “Kommunalka” for a rare glimpse into a living part of the Soviet past.
Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Gorges. You will also tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit Xian and look into the faces of thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore historic imperial treasures like The Forbidden City, Great Wall and famed Summer Palace, and walk through Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue.