Russia and her neighbouring countries are often surrounded in mystery and fascinating history. What better way to discover these destinations than in staying in luxury hotels with private excursions, by travelling on a private train, or travelling on comfortable cruise vessels…
The Trans Siberian Express
A journey on the Trans Siberian Express is truly remarkable. The well-travelled route from Moscow to Vladivostok continually entices adventures from all over the globe and it is not hard to understand why. Embark on a life changing journey with a difference by travelling through Russia and Mongolia on a private train. Begin your Trans Siberian adventure as you travel through changing landscapes and the cities of Kazan, Ekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk, all with something distinct and unique to offer. Lake Baikal is a true natural masterpiece and is a sight that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Try local specialities and swim in the crystal clear waters. Move onto Mongolia and contrast the luxury of private train compartments to the authentic experience of a one night stay in a traditional Mongolian Ger. Traditionally the Trans Siberian journey ends in Vladivostok but for the ultimate experience travel to Beijing and spend a couple of nights in the capital…
Luxury Moscow and St Petersburg
No luxury trip to Russia would be complete without experiencing Moscow and St Petersburg at their finest. Fly to Moscow and on arrival why not enjoy a private transfer to your five star hotel for the ultimate in luxury? Make sure to spend time in Moscow and explore the historic and stunning Red Square. Private city tours are often the best way to see the city as you tour round the finest sights with a personal guide, take time to stop off at the Arbat District, stunning Metro stations and the Kremlin. For an extra luxurious experience, visit the State Diamond Fund located in the Kremlin where you can find the state jewels, also located in the Kremlin is the Armoury, where the largest collection of Fabergé Eggs in the world can be found.
St Petersburg is a land full of grand palaces, glorious green parks, majestic canals and unique museums. Visit the State Hermitage Museum where you can find over three million exhibits including works of art by Rembrandt, Kandinsky and Da Vinci – this is truly an unforgettable experience. With a private guide you can tailor the experience to suit your own tastes and interests. While in St Petersburg make time to visit the grand Catherine’s Palace in the town of Pushkin which is named after the wife of St Petersburg’s founding father – Peter the Great. The palace is an architectural marvel and is adorned with golden domes and a fine fusion of neo classical and baroque design.
Luxury Baltic sea cruises featuring St. Petersburg
Baltic Sea Cruises are becoming increasingly popular with the luxury traveller as they allow exploration of a variety of destinations in a short period of time. Combine true comfort on board luxury cruising vessels with culture as you explore the Baltic Sea. There is a route to suit every need as you can travel from Stockholm to Southampton, from Copenhagen to Stockholm or in reverse from Copenhagen to Stockholm, each with different stops along the way. St Petersburg is now a common stop on most Baltic Sea Cruises, as it means you do not have to obtain an individual visa while covered by the group visa when staying in the city for under 72 hours. For independent exploration of the city (without the group) a visa is required.
Each of the above journeys provides a once in a lifetime experience in Russia & Beyond that can never be forgotten…
Kristi Rorison is Director of Outgoing Business at IntoRussia.