Golden Eagle Arctic Explorer | 12-day Russia Rail Tour 2019
Trip Overview

Golden Eagle Arctic Explorer Journey

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia, Norway

Immerse yourself in a winter fairytale as you set off on a journey on board the luxurious Golden Eagle train to explore the Arctic and Northern Lights. See the beauty of Moscow and St. Petersburg, adorned with a white blanket of snow, and have a great time in Norway's Kirkenes as you tour the Snow Hotel, go on a king crab safari and Northern Lights hunting.

Golden Eagle Arctic Explorer Journey

12 days4 cities
RussiaNorway2 countries
Tourist trains to Russia, Norway
From
$12,995
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 399 Reviews

Immerse yourself in a winter fairytale as you set off on a journey on board the luxurious Golden Eagle train to explore the Arctic and Northern Lights. See the beauty of Moscow and St. Petersburg, adorned with a white blanket of snow, and have a great time in Norway's Kirkenes as you tour the Snow Hotel, go on a king crab safari and Northern Lights hunting.

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Day-By-Day

Saint Petersburg

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in St. Petersburg
Transfer

Welcome to the magnificent Venice of the North - St. Petersburg! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your luxurious centrally located 5-star hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Trip to Pushkin & Hermitage Museum
Day tour
Museum

Following breakfast you meet your guide and driver who take you to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture

Day 3
St. Petersburg City Tour
City tour

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg, featuring the key sights.

Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
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The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

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Saint Petersburg
Kirkenes

Kirkenes

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Crossing the Arctic Circle

Today you spend the whole day on board the train as it crosses the Arctic Circle on your quest to see the Northern Lights. You may learn about the Northern Lights from the guest astronomer.

Day 5
Exploring Kirkenes & Northern Lights
City tour

This morning following breakfast you leave the train with an overnight bag on the Russian border station of Nikel and have a 1.5-hour bus transfer across the border of Russia and Norway to your centrally-located hotel in Kirkenes.

Day 6
King Crab Safari & Husky Dog Farm
Day tour

In the morning prepare for a unique winter experience as today you're going on a King Crab Safari. The excursion begins with a snowmobile-drawn sleigh across the frozen fjords.

4-star hotel
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Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

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Kirkenes
Murmansk

Murmansk

third destination
1 day in the city
3 nights on board the train
Day 7
On board the Train
Today you check out from the hotel and return to the train. You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Take in the fantastic scenery passing by your window, have afternoon tea with freshly baked Russian cookies.
Day 8
Nuclear Icebreaker Museum Ship in Murmansk
City tour
Museum

Today your train arrives in Murmansk, an exceptional town located halfway between Russia's capital city and the North Pole. While in Murmansk, you have the unique chance to visit the world-famous Nuclear-powered Icebreaker Museum Ship.

Day 9
Touring Petrozavodsk & Kizhi Island
Day tour

Today your train arrives in Petrozavodsk, a city set on the shores of the second largest lake in Europe, Lake Onega. During your guided city tour you see the main sights of the capital of the Republic of Karelia.

Day 10
Exploring Vladimir & Suzdal
Day tour
Today you disembark the train as you arrive in the historic city of Vladimir founded in 990. The whole city is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site that boasts incredible architectural wealth. During the tour you see the place where many Russian Tsars were crowned, the Uspensky Cathedral, built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Golden Eagle Train
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The Golden Eagle Luxury Trans-Siberian Train is a premium train that takes you on a trip through history and beauty across the most fascinating places in Russia, Mongolia and China.

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Murmansk
Petrozavodsk

Moscow

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Moscow City Tour & Kremlin
City tour

This morning you go on a city tour of the glorious capital of Russia - Moscow! During the tour of the top Moscow attractions you enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful Red Square. Then you explore the mighty Kremlin.

Day 12
Departure
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Golden Eagle train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel. You meet your driver who transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in St. Petersburg (2 nights), Kirkenes (2 nights) and Moscow (2 nights);
  • 5 nights on board the luxurious Golden Eagle train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation throughout the itinerary with professional drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with experienced guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Full board starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day, drinks with meals including wine;
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners;
  • Limited drinks for lunches and dinners;
  • Unlimited drinks from Standard Menu for Gold Class;
  • 24-hour service attendant and doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • All gratuities;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
  • Note: a deposit is required when booking the tour

Not included: flights, optional tours & services, personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Day trip to Pushkin
  • Exciting King Crab Safari
  • Visiting husky dog farm
  • Northern Lights seeking
  • Traditional Russian troika horse sleigh ride

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble and the Norwegian krone in Norway. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Russian sights on foot.
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