Golden Eagle Luxury Trains has introduced a new tour travelling deep into the Arctic Circle. Departing on June 15, 2017, the journey takes in remote communities, wildlife and serene forests.
The summer solstice is spent in the remote Norwegian Fjords, with the wonder of the midnight sun experienced on board a Rib on Bøkfjord.
Onboard the hotel-on-wheels, passengers can relax in the knowledge that every need will be taken care of, from cabin attendants on hand 24-hours a day to fine dining menus and even an onboard doctor. A variety of on-board activities is on offer such as lectures on local history and vodka tasting sessions.
The 12-day adventure begins in Moscow where guests can enjoy a two-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton and a tour of the city’s metro stations which pay testament to Socialist art. They will then travel by rail to the historic ‘Golden Ring’ city of Vladimir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and on to Suzdal, one of Russia’s most perfectly preserved walled cities.
Returning to Moscow that evening, they will climb aboard the Golden Eagle train and begin the rail journey to Petrozavodsk and on into the Arctic.
The White Nights are the 80 or so evenings between May and July, when the city emerges from the darkness and celebrates the return of nearly round-the-clock daylight. Whilst in St Petersburg a tour of the key sights takes in St Isaac’s Cathedral and Nevsky Prospect, with time to enjoy the atmosphere of White Nights season.
On the penultimate day guests can enjoy a guided tour of Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of the Tsars which houses the royal art collection with over three million works.
Prices start from £7,995 per person based on two sharing in Silver Class, including two nights in Moscow, five nights on board Golden Eagle, two nights in Kirkenes and two nights in St Petersburg: including all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks, fully guided off-train excursions programme, porterage throughout, arrival and departure transfers, the services of a Tour Manager and gratuities. Flights are extra.
Call 0161 928 9410 or visit goldeneagleluxurytrains.com for further details.