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Luxury

Arctic Explorer

12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULTSAR12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Kizhi Island

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

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Luxury dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Beer, wine and soft drink included with lunch and dinner on your train
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Arctic Explorer EULTSAR12 Map 2020
Moscow to St Petersburg

Reverse Trip

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a champagne reception and welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Four Seasons Moscow or similar

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  • Dinner

Take a tour of the iconic Red Square and see St Basil’s Cathedral. Later, visit the Kremlin and see the treasures of the Tsars in the Armoury Chamber.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel to World Heritage-listed Vladimir and visit Uspensky Cathedral. Continue to Suzdal and hear an enchanting choral performance by the resident monks of St Euthymius Monastery. Finish the day with a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Later, board your luxurious train and begin the rail journey northwards.

Stay: Three Nights, the Golden Eagle

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day on board to listen to a talk or relax and unwind.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Murmansk, a city halfway between Moscow and the North Pole, and 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. As the main city of the Kola Peninsula, it started as a tiny settlement and Arctic trading post. In 1916, under pressure from the British to establish a support port, Murmansk was founded. Here, see the Nuclear Icebreaker Museum Ship.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your train in Nikel and cross into Norway’s Kirkenes. Explore the Snow Hotel and savour dinner. Afterwards, take an evening bus ride in search of the Northern Lights. A guest astronomer will be on hand during your star-gazing experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Kirkenes, Thon Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a snowmobile-drawn sleigh across frozen fjords, then learn how to catch the Arctic King Crab, before your crab meal awaits. Later, return to the Snow Hotel to see the resident reindeer and visit a husky dog farm.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Re-join the Golden Eagle in Russia’s Nikel.

Stay: Two Nights, the Golden Eagle

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stretching along the shore of Lake Onega, enjoy a tour of Petrozavodsk.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in St Petersburg and disembark your train for the final time.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a guided discovery of Catherine Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage Museum.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

The Golden Eagle

Step aboard Russia’s most luxurious train as you relax in the lounge, enjoy Russian language lessons and lectures.

Savour a taste of Russia

Dine in the stylish Restaurant Car, where expert chefs serve carefully-prepared international and Russian cuisine.

The social heart of the train

In the cosy Bar Lounge Car, a pianist plays and drinks are served as the ever-changing scenery slips past your window.

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit