Russia - Volga Region (Chapter)
This is the Volga Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
The Volga, one of Europe’s great rivers, winds for some 3530km through Russia’s heartland and has been a part of the continent’s longest ‘highway’ since time immemorial. The stretch of the Volga between Nizhny Novgorod and the Caspian Sea forms a rich and fascinating cultural region.
- explore the waterways of the Volga Delta
- climb the stairs and paths of Mamaev Kurgan, Volgograd’s magnificent memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad
- sail the Volga River on a short excursion or a fully cruise ship, taking in the major stops and sights
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Best Natural Settings, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Nizhny Novgorod, Gorodets, Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Sviyazhsk, Ulyanovsk & Samara Regions, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Samara Bend, Shiryaevo, Saratov & Volgograd Regions, Saratov, Volgograd, Astrakhan Region, Astrakhan, Volga Delta, Republic of Kalmykia, Elista, When to Go, History, Sights, Tours, Sleeping, Eating & Drinking, Shopping, Drinking & Nightlife and Entertainment.
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