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At a glance…

Discover the frozen landscapes of the Russian and Norwegian Arctic aboard the Golden Eagle luxury train on this 12-day quest for the Northern Lights

» 12 day luxury rail journey

» Accommodation: Deluxe Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)

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This once-in-a-lifetime rail journey allows you to sample three iconic attractions: Moscow, a fascinating world city and Europe’s largest; St Petersburg, a treasure trove so great that its entire historic core has been designated a World Heritage Site; and the wild Northern Lights, a hypnotic display of natural pyrotechnics.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » St Petersburg

    Touch down in St. Petersburg, a city of fairytale domed cathedrals, opulent palaces and dreamy canals.

    Meals: Dinner included

    Stay: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg

  • Day 2 » St Petersburg

    Take a tour starting at the fabulously rococo Catherine Palace, continuing on to the State Hermitage Museum. Then, sample some of the culture the city is famous for, with an optional trip to the ballet, opera or theatre.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Stay: Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg

  • Day 3 » Board the Golden Eagle

    Spend the morning discovering more of St. Petersburg’s many historic and beautiful sights. After lunch, it’s time to board the luxurious Golden Eagle and head for the Arctic. Your first evening on board is celebrated with a caviar dinner and complementary champagne.

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

  • Day 4 » Golden Eagle

    Indulge in the sumptuous delights on offer aboard the train, and on the view through the windows, as you steam north over the Arctic Circle

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 5 » Kirkenes

    Cross the Norwegian border to Kirkenes and check in to your hotel. Then head to the magical ice-hewn Snowhotel for a drink before, taking an evening trip with an astronomer in search of the Northern Lights.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Stay: Thon Hotel Kirkenes

  • Day 6 » Kirkenes

    Ride a snowmobile across frozen fjords, where you’ll cut a hole and fish for King Crab, to be eaten for lunch at a nearby lodge. Return to Kirkenes, and spend the afternoon at the Snowhotel or visiting huskies.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

    Stay: Thon Hotel Kirkenes

  • Day 7 » Golden Eagle

    Get back on track and return to Russia as the Golden Eagle coasts through the wintry countryside.

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 8 » Golden Eagle

    The train arrives in Murmansk, the largest city in the Arctic Circle and home to Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, which you’ll be able to see on a visit to a museum ship.

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 9 » Golden Eagle

    South to Petrozavodsk, on the shores of Lake Onega, and take a tour of the city.

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 10 » Golden Eagle

    Next stop is Vladimir, an ancient city and World Heritage Site, and near to Suzdal, another historic city.

    Stay: Golden Eagle

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 11 » Moscow

    Disembark for the final time as you arrive in Russia’s magnificent capital. Head for an afternoon tour that takes in St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin.

    Stay: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moscow

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Day 12 » Moscow

    Time to leave Russia and head to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast included

To book call us on:

020 7664 2234

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Discover the frozen landscapes of the Russian and Norwegian Arctic aboard the Golden Eagle luxury train on this 12-day quest for the Northern Lights

» 12 day luxury rail journey

» Accommodation: Deluxe Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)

Call for details of price

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