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North Russia Train Tour: 10 Days
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Embark on an unforgettable journey that will take you through Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vologda and much more with this North Russia Train Tour. If you're lucky you might get to see the northern lights!

The restaurant on board
Inside the VIP cabin
The Business cabin
The Plus cabin
Inside the First class cabin
The bathroom on the train
Explore the cabins
Peter and Paul Fortress
Port of Petrozavodsk
Monument dedicated to sailors in Murmansk
The Kremlin in Vologda

North Russia Train Tour: 10 Days

Day 1: Moscow

We'll be waiting for you at the airport in Moscow to take you to the hotel in the Russian capital, where you can rest or enjoy the Christmas atmosphere of the city.

Day 2: Moscow

You'll enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore Moscow. Admire the main sights as we take a scenic tour that will end at a local restaurant, where we'll taste Russian delicacies. Following on, we'll go to one of the most famous and important architectural complexes in the world, the Kremlin, which houses authentic works of art!

Day 3: Moscow

We'll make the most of our second day in Moscow to visit the Kolomenskoye Park, which houses the Wooden Palace that was the summer residence of the Russian Tsars. Afterwards, we'll have tea and pancakes to warm up. Back in the centre of Moscow, we'll walk along Arbat Street before boarding the  Imperial Russia train. The journey begins!

Day 4: St. Petersburg

After the first night on the train, we'll have breakfast on board and go out to explore the second most important city in Russia, St. Petersburg. Known as "the capital of the north", St. Petersburg is famous for its palaces and bridges, which the tour will reveal. We'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Catherine's Palace (inside is the famous Amber Chamber).

In the evening, you can see the St. Petersburg Christmas market before returning to the train for dinner.

Day 5: Petrozavodsk

On the fifth day of the trip, we'll arrive in Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia. Here, you'll find out about the local traditions and visit the village of Kinerma, which maintains the historical essence of the region. We'll also taste Karelian tea and cakes from a local family. Back in Petrozavodsk, we'll enjoy a tour that will end at the Museum of Fine Arts.

To end the day we'll enjoy a folk concert and return to the train for a delicious dinner accompanied by Russian vodka.

Day 6: Murmansk

The Imperial Russia train will cross the Arctic Circle until it reaches Murmansk, where you'll feel the polar cold that characterises this Russian city in the north of the country. After settling into the hotel, we'll go out to see the nuclear icebreaker baptized as "Lenin", as well as several monuments from the Second World War. In the afternoon you can explore the city at your leisure.

Later, we'll invite you to dinner with a show. If this day coincides with the 31st of December, we'll welcome the New Year as it deserves. 

Day 7: Murmansk

On the seventh day, we'll leave at midday to visit the village of Lovozero, where a large Sami community lives. A Lappish family will take us to the Santa Claus' house, or Grandfather Frost as he is known in Russia. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy dinner with him as he explains the importance of reindeer breeding in the region. Moreover, if we're lucky we'll attend one of the most beautiful spectacles of nature, the northern lights. They are very common in Murmansk!

Day 8: Imperial Russia

After several intense days, you'll have the opportunity to rest on board the train. While we travel to our next destination, you can enjoy the train's activities.

Day 9: Vologda

After a day's travel, we'll arrive in Vologda, a city full in history. As we walk through the centre of Vologda we'll see its characteristic wooden houses and stalls with lace made by the city's artisans. We'll also visit the Kremlin of Vologda and step back in time to when Tsar Ivan the Terrible walked through five centuries ago... The day will end returning to the train and travel back to the capital.

Day 10: Moscow

The Imperial Russia train will arrive in Moscow in the morning. You'll have some time to collect your luggage and we'll take you to the airport in the capital.

Accommodation in Moscow and Murmansk

The tour includes 2 nights in a hotel in both Moscow and Murmansk. The hotels planned for the tour are the following:

  • Moscow: Baltschug Kempinski, Peter I or similar.
  • Murmansk: Azimut, Park Inn or similar.

 

Next available dates

  • 26th December 2020 - 4th January 2021
  • 14th - 23rd February 2021
  • 26th December 2021 - 4th January 2022
  • 14th -23rd February 2022
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Price

Per person Children under 8
VIP Cabin
US$ 9,162
not permitted
Business Cabin
US$ 8,723
not permitted
Plus Cabin
US$ 7,240
not permitted
First Class Cabin
US$ 6,088
not permitted

VIP Cabin

  • Per person

    US$ 9,162
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

Business Cabin

  • Per person

    US$ 8,723
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

Plus Cabin

  • Per person

    US$ 7,240
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

First Class Cabin

  • Per person

    US$ 6,088
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

10 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Moscow airport pick up and drop off.

2 night hotel stay in Moscow.

Train and accommodation on the Imperial Russia train.

2 night stay in Murmansk.

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Water, tea and coffee on board.

English speaking guide during the tours.

Not included

Meals on the 1st day.

Meals on the 10th day.

Travel insurance.

Visa.

Additional services.

When to book?

You can book up until 60 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Printed.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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US$ 6,088
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 60 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel 30 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.