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Russian Northern Lights Train Tour

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 5,125.00 (First Class)
$ 6,125.00 (First Class Plus)
$ 7,375.00 (Business Class)
$ 7,750.00 (VIP)

Dates:

Dec 26, 2019 - Jan 04, 2020 
Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020 

Cabin Description:

Hotels:

  • accommodation on board the train;
  • 2 nights at Moscow hotel, 2 nights at Murmansk hotel;
  • towels, bathrobe and slippers available on board;
  • excursions with guides (English, German, French and Spanish) according to the program (transport and entrance fees included);
  • full board, tea/coffee/water on board throughout the day;
  • arrival and departure transfers;
  • visa support letter.

Included:

2 nights in Moscow
4 nights in St Petersburg
High-speed Sapsan train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg
Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches
Private Sightseeing Tours
English speaking tour guide
Transportation by private car
All entrance and admission fees
Airport / Train station / Hotel transfers by private car
Folk show performance, Troika Ride, Vodka Tasting

Highlights & Experience:

TOURS AND VISITS:

Moscow City Tour 
Novodevichiy Monastery 
Red Square, and Kremlin
Armory Tour 
Metro Tour 
Tretyakov Gallery 
City Tour of St. Petersburg 
St. Isaac Cathedral 
Peter and Paul Fortress 
Private Hermitage Tour 
Tour to Pushkin 
Catherine Palace with Amber Room
Petergof
Museum of Russian Vodka with Tasting
Russian Troika Ride
Foklore show with snacks and champagne

Itinerary:

Looking for a winter adventure? Russian tour in winter is an amazing choice if you want to experience the true warmth of the Russian people and enjoy Russian culture without crowds of tourists. Russian capitals are decorated with Christmas lights and installations, the streets and parks turn into winter wonderlands with exciting traditional winter entertainment like  troika riding, ice skating on Red Square and more… Besides Moscow and St. Petersburg this winter train tour will carry you am authentic Russian city Vologda and  to the Northwestern regions of Russia  where you will visit Murmansk and Petrozavodsk. You will celebrate the New Year's beyond the Arctic Circle. on the shores of the Barents Sea with a festive dinner, folk entertainment and a glass of sparkling champagne. This is truly an unusual and colorful journey, and if you are lucky , a cherry on the top can be the elusive Russian Northern Lights!

Day 1  : Moscow

Welcome in Moscow and Russian winter! Upon your arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can choose to enjoy your down time at your hotel room or make a stroll in the hotel neighborhood to feel the festive mood of the city.  This evening you will enjoy dinner on your own. Overnight in Moscow.

 

Day 2  : Moscow

After delightful breakfast, you start your day with the Grand City Tour Moscow.

Visit to the most famous attractions of Russian Capital, lunch at the local restaurant, visit to the Heart of Moscow — Kremlin which is a symbol of a Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art. While touring the Kremlin you will also visit Armoury museum, famous for the Tsar’s regalia such as jewelry crowns, orbs and scepters, gifts to the Russian Tsars from various countries of the West and the East, and the illustrious collection of Faberge Easter eggs.

You will make memorable pictures on Red Square of Russian winter and Moscow New Year decorations, which rated as the most beautiful in the world. After the long and full of impressions day you will enjoy dinner at the local restaurant and brought back to the hotel.

Day 3  : Moscow - St. Petersburg

Today you start your tour in Kolomenskoe museum Estate, discovering Russian winter with indoor and outdoor activities and traditional ceremony of tea drinking with Russian style pancakes.

Lunch at the local restaurant with Russian cuisine.

The second half of the day you will spend shops at Arbat to discover the oldest street of Moscow with its unique historical and architectural places. There is a plenty of souvenir and chocolate shops at Arbat to take a part of Moscow to remember your wonderful time in Russian winter.

After dinner at local restaurant transfer to the railway station and welcome reception on the board of Imperial Russia train. Your rail journey begins today!

Day 4  : St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk

Today you arrive in St. Petersburg early morning.

After breakfast at the local restaurant, you start the Grand City tour in northern capital of Russia. You will visit Kazan Cathedral, Peter & Paul’s Fortress and Cathedral, famous St. Isaak Cathedral.

You continue the program in Pushkin town, where you will have lunch. As a must visit Tsarskoe Selo is also on your bucket list after lunchtime.After long day, you are back to St. Petersburg to visit Petrovskaya Akvatoriay before you enjoy your dinner with gypsy show and dancing.

The day ends with a short Night tour by bus on the way to the Rail station, where you depart to Petrozavodsk.

Day 5  : Petrozavodsk

Arrival in Petrozavodsk early in the morning, after breakfast you start your tour in the village of Kinerma, where you can discover the history of the ancient Karelian settlement of 16 century. Since 2016, Kinerma village is officially the most beautiful village in Russia. A local family will host you and make a traditional tea-drinking ceremony with Karelian cakes.

In Petrozavodsk, you will visit the Museum of the fine arts of Karelia with master-class in the technique of serigraphy.

After a short but full of activities day you will get back to the Railway station to Imperial Russia train, where you continue your journey to the Northern lights.

Dinner on the board of train.

Day 6  : Murmansk

Enjoy your breakfast on the board of Imperial Russia train and prepare yourself for 2-night stay in Murmansk to observe Northern Lights, to celebrate New Year and to meet a legendary Father Frost.

After arrival in Murmansk, you go to the Hotel to check in and leave you luggage at the room.

After lunch, you start the sightseeing tour of the city including soldier memorial, sailor memorial and local bridges. You return to the hotel to prepare for New Year Celebration at the Hotel tonight.

New Year  celebration!

Day 7  : Murmansk

On the first day of New Year  you can sleep longer and after late breakfast visit Father frost and enjoy the activities like taking photo with Father Frost, playing different games, riding the dog sled and other.

You will have lunch at Father Frost’s village and return to the hotel late in the evening.

After dinner, you can have free time and relax.

Day 8  : Vologda

In the morning, you depart to Vologda and stay onboard the train day and night, but you never feel bored with Imperial Russia train activities, games, lectures and live music.

Enjoy romantic winter scenery from windows of our train and gourmet Russian food prepared by the chef onboard.

Day 9  : Onboard to Vologda

In the morning, you depart to Vologda and stay onboard the train day and night, but you never feel bored with Imperial Russia train activities, games, lectures and live music.

Enjoy romantic winter scenery from windows of our train and gourmet Russian food prepared by the chef onboard.

Day 10  : Moscow

In the morning, you arrive in Moscow, where you started your unforgettable trip last year.

You never be the same after such wonderful trip with lots of impressions and memorable moments.

Please note! Tour program changes are possible. 
Northern Lights are not guaranteed and are subject of weather conditions.

Notes:

Full Visa Service - $250 per person