Celebrate winter and the polar night on this unique trip showcasing Russian treasures and a private train journey to the Arctic Circle. 

Starting at: $15,695 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
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Arctic Explorer by Private Train

A Russian Train Journey Aboard the Golden Eagle

13 days from $15,695

Celebrate winter and the polar night on this unique trip showcasing Russian treasures and a private train journey to the Arctic Circle. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow

Moscow, Russian Federation

The Ararat Park Hyatt is located near the Bolshoi Theater, the Kremlin and Red Square. Its spacious and luxurious rooms are equipped with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. The conservatory lounge and bar offer uninterrupted views of the Bolshoi Theater and the Kremlin. Throughout the hotel, collections of original paintings by Armenian and Russian artists can be found. The spa facilities offer an array of treatments for optimum relaxation and enjoyment.

Number of nights: 1

Thon Hotel

Kirkenes, Norway

Located in the town center on the quay with a view of the fjord, the modern three-and-a-half star Thon Hotel features a bar and restaurant serving local and international cuisine. Rooms include satellite TV, minibar, complimentary WiFi and hair dryer.

Number of nights: 2

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is housed in a pre-revolutionary mansion on the Moika Embankment just across from the Hermitage.  Its renovated interior is furnished with a mix of classic and antique pieces.  Amenities include the ninth floor Bellevue Bar with beautiful views over the city, the Beau Rivage restaurant featuring fine dining, a rooftop Wellness Center and a Tea Room where a Russian/English high tea is offered every day.  Rooms include satellite TV, wireless and cable Internet, minibar, hairdryers, heated bathroom floors, and bathrobes.

Number of nights: 2