When you take a tour of Russia by train you soon realise the stark contrast in culture compared to the rest of Europe. You will visit the main Tourist attractions of the Kremlin and the Hermitage which are memorable in their own right, but you're more likely to return from the trip remembering the people and their patriotic and proud outlook.
If you’ve ever read any Russian literature, you’ll recognise that Russians have a completely different view of the world. Their nationalistic outlook prioritises an aggressive defence of what Russia sees as its spheres of influence. Its only by going on a tour of Russia by train that you realise that it’s not really part of Europe, but that you are engaging with a different culture that sees Russia as the centre of the world. Of course there are the Tourist attractions of the Kremlin and the Hermitage, but to really get under the skin of Mother Russia you need to converse with her people who have a strong sense of pride in what their country has achieved. As in the west there are pockets of great affluence and grinding poverty, but it does seem more extreme! After returning from Russia you’ll have a unique insight into what makes it tick, and perhaps give you a new perspective on the country which does not really share our western values.
On a more day to day level getting a reputable taxi in Russia as a newcomer can be intimidating so Traintours4u includes taxi transfers from station to hotel and back in both Moscow and St Petersburg. We take great care of you !
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Costs are per person based on 2 travelling either 2nd class in shared sleepers/couchettes or 1st class in private 2 bedded accommodation on trains and hotels. Prices subject to availability and are based on 3* hotels (2nd class travel) or 4* hotels (1st class travel).
Please note if you are travelling within 2 weeks or over public holidays a surcharge may apply.
|2nd class journey with 3* hotels||£1,565 per person|
|1st class journey with 4* hotels||£2,975 per person|
Please note public holidays and trade fairs may affect these prices. Prices are based on the current exchange rate. We reserve the right to increase these if the rate changes by 10% or more. Bookings subject to terms and conditions.
Optional: Private car transfers Paris pp per direction from £50
Daily throughout the year except 25 December, extra nights possible in Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow and St Petersburg. Before or after your tour of Russia special rates are available at the 4* Pullman St Pancras or for a touch of luxury at the 5* Renaissance on the concourse of St Pancras station, London.