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Luxury

Arctic Explorer

St Petersburg to Moscow
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Trip Code: EULTSA12
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Trip Highlights

Cross the Arctic Circle

Travel across the Arctic Circle and take an evening bus tour in search of the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

Snowmobile-drawn Sleigh Ride

In Kirkenes, take a sleigh ride across frozen fjords, then learn how to catch the magnificent Arctic King Crab

Kizhi Island

Embark on a hovercraft transfer to Kizhi Island to explore its open-air museum of wooden architecture

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULTSA12 2019

St Petersburg to Moscow

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an exclusive Champagne Reception, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, St Petersburg, Grand Hotel Europe or similar

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Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Catherine Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of the Tsars.

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During a city tour of St Petersburg today, see key sights including St Isaac's Cathedral and the Nevsky Prospect. This afternoon, be transferred to the elegant St Petersburg rail station and board the Golden Eagle. Tonight, savour a Gala Caviar Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, The Golden Eagle

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Listen to a talk or relax and watch the changing landscapes.

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Disembark at Nikel, before crossing the Russian/Norwegian border to Kirkenes. Visit the Snow Hotel and enjoy a welcome drink before a tour. After a traditional meal at the lodge restaurant, take an evening bus tour in search of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). A guest astronomer will be on hand during your star-gazing experience and will bring the night sky to life.

Stay: Two Nights, Kirkenes, Thon Hotel or similar

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Begin with a snowmobile-drawn sleigh across frozen fjords, then you will be shown how to catch the Arctic King Crab. Continue to Fisherman's Lodge, where your king crab meal awaits. Later, return to the Snow Hotel to see the resident reindeer and visit the biggest husky dog farm in eastern Finnmark.

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Cross the border back into Russia and re-join the Golden Eagle in Nikel.

Stay: Three Nights, The Golden Eagle

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In Murmansk, take a guided tour of the Nuclear Icebreaker Museum Ship.

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Stretching along the shore of Lake Onega, enjoy a tour of Petrozavodsk, a major cultural centre of North-West Russia.

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Disembark in Moscow and take a tour of the Red Square and see St Basil's Cathedral. Later, visit the Kremlin and see the treasures of the Tsars in the Armoury Chamber.

Stay: Two Nights, Moscow, the Ritz Carlton

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Travel to World Heritage-listed Vladimir and tour the Uspensky Cathedral. Travel to Suzdal, one of Russia’s most perfectly preserved walled cities dating back to 1024. Visit the atmospheric St Euthymius Monastery to witness an enchanting choral performance by the resident monks. No winter experience would be complete without a horse-drawn sleigh ride through this stunning town.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Golden Eagle Danube Express

Experience Europe's landscapes from the privacy of your own cabin aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Elegant Dining

Each meal is served in the Restaurant Car, offering a relaxed ambience while you’re treated to fantastic cuisine

Ambient Lounge

Inviting and refined, the Lounge Car is the place to unwind and savour the gentle rhythm of life on board

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