Embark on a hovercraft transfer to Kizhi Island to explore its open-air museum of wooden architecture.
Travel across the Arctic Circle and take an evening bus tour in search of the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights.
In Kirkenes, take a sleigh ride across frozen fjords, then learn how to catch the magnificent Arctic King Crab.
Be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a champagne reception and welcome dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Four Seasons Moscow or similarDaily :
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.
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 EagleDaily :
Enjoy a day on board to listen to a talk or relax and unwind.Daily :
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 :
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 similarDaily :
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.Daily :
Re-join the Golden Eagle in Russia’s Nikel.
Stay: Two Nights, the Golden EagleDaily :
Stretching along the shore of Lake Onega, enjoy a tour of Petrozavodsk.Daily :
Arrive in St Petersburg and disembark your train for the final time.
Stay: Two Nights, St Petersburg, Grand Hotel Europe or similarDaily :
Enjoy a guided discovery of Catherine Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage Museum.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Step aboard Russia’s most luxurious train as you relax in the lounge, enjoy Russian language lessons and lectures.
Dine in the stylish Restaurant Car, where expert chefs serve carefully-prepared international and Russian cuisine.
In the cosy Bar Lounge Car, a pianist plays and drinks are served as the ever-changing scenery slips past your window.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.