• River cruises

    Summer is a season of river cruises in Moscow. There are some steamship companies that provide river cruises and excursions across the Moscow river and rivers of the suburbs. Read the article below to find out more about the steamship companies and their river routes.

    Stolichnaya Sudokhodnaya Kompania (Capital River Boat Tour Company)

    Capital River Boat Tour Company (CRBTC) is one of the oldest ship companies in Moscow that provide river cruises for tourists. It was founded in 1933. Today CRBTC has 55 different ships. Multi-lingual audio guides are available on ships (5 different languages). CRBTC has ships with open and enclosed decks, also there are bars on cruise ships.

    River cruise routes in Moscow:

    Route Duration Price
    Pier «Kievskiy station» («Kievskiy vokzal») — Pier «Novospasskiy bridge» («Novospasskiy Most») 1.5 hours 500 roubles–adult.
    300 roubles — children (6-14 years old)
    Free for children under 6
    Ticket is for one-way trip
    Pier «Novospasskiy bridge» («Novospasskiy Most») — Pier «Kievskiy station» («Kievskiy vokzal») 1.5 hours
    Pier «Kievskiy station» («Kievskiy vokzal») – The Kremlin – Kotelnichskaya embankment (turn without stops) — Pier «Kievskiy station» («Kievskiy vokzal») 2 hours

    River cruise routes in Moscow suburbs:

    Route Duration Adult ticket (roubles) Children ticket (roubles)
    North River Terminal – Moscow canal – North River Terminal 1.5 hours without stops 400 200
    North River Terminal – Bay of Joy (Bookhta Radosti) – North River Terminal 5.5 hours with 4.5 hour stop in Bay of Joy 800 400
    North River Terminal – Bay of Joy (Bookhta Radosti) – North River Terminal 1 hour 15 minutes without stops 500 300
    North River Terminal – Gorki – North River Terminal 2.5 hours without stops 500 300
    North River Terminal – Severnoe Tushino – North River Terminalor Severnoe Tushino – North River Terminal – Severnoe Tushino 1 hour 400 200

    CRBTC route map

    Russkaya parokhodnaya kompaniya na payakh (Russian shipping company on shares)

    “Russian shipping company on shares” cruise fleet consists of 2 ships with beautiful names –steamship “ Franz Lefort” and steamship “Knyazh Menshikov”. There are promenade decks, enclosed and open decks with seats, bars on steamships. The company provides a guide for the excursion program on board.

    Both steamships route: Novospassky bridge — The Kremlin — Cathedral of Christ the Saviour — Krymski bridge— The Novodevichy Convent — Luzhniki — Krasnoluzhsky bridge — MSU — Peter I monument — Novospassky bridge.

    Tickets: Adult – 400 roubles, children (under 12) – 200 roubles, family (2 adults and 1 child) – 700 roubles.
    Tickets can be bought at Novospassky bridge pier. The nearest metro station is Proletarskaya, exit to the Krutitsky val, 10 minute walk through 3d Krutitsky lane to Krasnokholmskaya quay.

    Steamship “Franz Lefort” schedule in 2014:

    Boarding time Departure time Arrival time Week day
    10:20 am 10.40 am 12.40 pm Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    12.40 pm 1.00 pm 3.00 pm
    3.00 pm 3.20 pm 5.20 pm
    5.20 pm 5.40 pm 7.40 pm
    7.40 pm 8.00 pm 10.00 pm

    Steamship “Knyazh Menshikov” schedule in 2014:

    Boarding time Departure time Arrival time Week day
    11:00 am 11.20 am 1.20 pm Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    1.20 pm 1.40 pm 3.40 pm
    3.40 pm 4.00 pm 6.00 pm
    6.00 pm 6.20 pm 8.20 pm
    8.20 pm 8.40 pm 10.40 pm

    RSCOS route map

    Steamship companies list under construction!