Railways Tour

All-inclusive railway cruise starts in Russia on New Year

You can now get acquainted with the beauties of the Russian North on a railway cruise. Five-day tours for the winter holidays have appeared in the assortment of the tour operator "RZD Tour". We are talking about this new product, as well as about the New Year classics - tourist trains to Veliky Ustyug.


The pandemic and the tightening of antiquarian measures are not a reason to abandon the New Year's trip. You can go on an all-inclusive rail cruise, which already includes travel, accommodation, meals, entertainment and excursion programs.

All these pleasures and activities await tourists in the new tour "Greatness of the North", which was specially developed for the New Year by the tour operator "RZD Tour" (part of the structure of the "Russian Railways" holding).

The tourist train will pass along the circular route Moscow - Ruskeala - Arkhangelsk - Veliky Ustyug - Moscow. In total, two train cruises in the Russian North are planned for the New Year holidays: with departure on January 1 and 5, 2021.

First, travelers visit Karelia: at the Sortavala railway station they will have a "return to the past": a modern locomotive will be replaced with a steam locomotive.

This retro train will go to the Ruskeala mountain park, where tourists will find an excursion, special lighting, a special New Year's program, entertainment, tastings, a disco and an exciting fire show.

The next day the train arrives in Arkhangelsk, where tourists get acquainted with the history and sights of the city, as well as with the museum of wooden architecture and folk art "Malye Korely".

For "dessert" travelers visit Veliky Ustyug and Father Frost's ancestral lands.


A five-day tour "Greatness of the North" when traveling in a compartment carriage will cost an adult 31,300 rubles, a child - from 17,350 to 30,900 rubles. The cost of travel when traveling in a CB carriage will be slightly higher: for an adult - 40,800 rubles, for a child - from 17,350 to 40,400 rubles. depending on age and option of accommodation in the carriage.

The cost of the tour includes railway travel, three meals a day (breakfasts and dinners on the train, tasting pilaf in the Ruskeala mountain park, lunches in Arkhangelsk and Veliky Ustyug), transport services, excursions and entertainment according to the program, a sweet gift and a letter of attorney from Santa Claus with delivery - for children and schoolchildren.

Railway tourism is becoming more and more in demand among the country's residents every year. Therefore, the Russian Railways company decided to join this direction and launched the Russian Railways Tour website - rzdtour. om. The slogan of the program "Open the world from the train window!" fully corresponds to its spirit: anyone can make a fascinating train journey and discover the country from a new side.

Railway tourism has many advantages:

  • this is beneficial. The cost of transportation by Russian Railways train is always cheaper than by car or bus, so the price for such a tour will be lower;
  • it is convenient. The bus, even the most comfortable one, is a long sitting in one place in similar positions. You can sit comfortably on the train, and sometimes lie down, overcoming any distance, it is convenient to have a snack, and the service is no worse than on other transport;
  • this is original. Traveling by train sounds like an interesting concept in itself. Some tours use retro trains as a means of transportation, making the trip even more exotic.

During its existence, the RZD Tour program has received many positive reviews from satisfied tourists. Anyone who wants to get to know more about their travel impressions is recommended to refer to the site reviews section, which is located in the bottom menu

What services are provided on the Russian Railways Tour website?

Today the company offers tourist trips for different groups of tourists with any budget and goals. On the main page of the site, users can immediately see the most interesting and popular tours. If you want something different, using the top menu is easy to find something suitable for yourself.


Rail Tours

All tourist routes and train programs offered by Russian Railways to its customers are grouped in the "Railway Tourism" section of the menu.

Rail Tours

Here the user can see:

is a special category of travelers who prefer rail transport. Even today, when aviation has become widely available, luxury rail travel is still popular. Special comfortable trains with luxurious interiors carry travelers along the most interesting routes, combining luxurious accommodation on the train itself with overnight stays in elite hotels, exclusive excursions and even cruises.

When compiling the rating, which included 11 VIP trains, in addition to the ratings of Western Internet portals, such parameters as the length of the route, its novelty, the cost of the trip, the range of services provided to passengers and the number of attractions that can visit the tourist during the trip.


Once in the Belmond Northern Belle salon, you can mentally travel back to the past century. It captures the style of the Belle trains that were popular in England in the 1930s and the famous Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express.

The peculiarity of this route is in the luxurious unhurried dinners, followed by traditional tea drinking, and enjoying the magnificent views from the train window. Traveling on this train, tourists visit the Canterbury pavements, the Royal Crescent in Bath, art galleries and museums in Edinburgh, and historic York.

This year, the train will travel on a new London-Chester route through the Lake District. The cost of the trip, which lasts four days, starts at $ 1,937.


The Belmond Andean Explorer became the first South American luxury overnight train and was able to significantly change the concept of luxury. His first trip took place in May 2017. The interior of the carriages is made using traditional Peruvian motives. The glass top from the large windows offers a wonderful view of the beauty of nature. The train is designed for 68 people.

The largest compartment of the train has comfortable double beds, as well as leather armchairs in which to relax. The train menus were designed by the chefs of the Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco. Interestingly, different dishes will be served here every season.

The train journey from Cusco to Arquipa lasts two days and costs tourists $ 1,388. The maximum ticket price for a "high level" ticket is $ 4200.

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