Another mighty river – the Kama is less known than the Volga but is not less beautiful. The Kama is not so settled, thanks to that its hilly banks are covered with virgin forests and beautiful scenery waits for your cameras behind each bend of the river.
The history of the development of the Kama River is the history of the development of Russia. Trunk Kama areas are part of the Unified system of the European part of Russia, have direct access to the port of five seas. Major ports are Solikamsk, Berezniki, Perm, Krasnokamsk, Tchaikovsky, Sarapul, Naberezhnye Chelny, Elabuga, Nizhnekamsk, Chistopol. From Perm there are regular passenger flights to Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan and Ufa; as well you can have the Kama River cruise from Moscow!
The Kama River cruises give you a great impression of the one of the most important rivers in Russia. While in the cruise you will be able to get acquainted with the nature of the Perm region as well as with the culture of multinational Russia.
On the banks of the Kama River, in the city of Elabuga lived and began to paint the first pictures the famous landscape painter Shishkin. Elabuga is one of the oldest settlements of Tatarstan. Surrounded by greenery, overlooking the city of churches, with old stone house is an example of the merchant XIX century architecture, has kept its unique character and landscape. Located in the woods on the right bank of the Kama River, 200 km to the east of the republic’s capital of Kazan, Elabuga always attracts tourists not only from Russia but all over the world.
Elabuga’s main attractions are the Cathedral in the name of the Savior Miraculous image, a small size Chapel of Alexander Nevsky, Elabuzhsky Kazan Mother of God Monastery. Famous scientist V.M. Bekhterev was born and raised here. There’s a museum named after him.
Perm is a city and the administrative center of Perm Krai, located on the banks of the Kama River in the European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains. It’s impossible to miss the opportunity to see Perm while in you are in the Kama River cruise from Moscow! The city is a major administrative, industrial, scientific, and cultural center. Since 2004, in the city of Perm functioned modern Russia’s first Muslim Cossack unit. The Perm Opera and Ballet House is one of the best in Russia. There are many other theaters in Perm, including the Drama Theater, the Puppet Theater, the Theater for Young Spectators, the Theater «Stage Molot», and the Theater «Near the Bridge».
ROUND cruise from Moscow to Perm along the Volga and the Kama takes about 15-16 days. You can also choose a shorter voyage by reducing the Volga part and sailing for example from Nizhniy Novgorod to Perm and back (9-10 days).