Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

MS Volga Dream Cruise, Russia

Volga Dream River Cruise

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    Really helpful over the visa hurdles. Couldn't have negotiated the Russian questions without the excellent guide sheet.

    Russia

    Why Choose Steppes?

    Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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    More about Steppes

    Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

    We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

    Mame / Country of Register

    Ice thickness (cm)

    10 15 30 50

    Ice thickness (cm)

    lowest   highest
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
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    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super
    Finland / Sweden
    Category II
    IC
    IB
    IA
    IA Super