MOSCOW & ST PETERSBURG STOPOVER
Flexible stopover. Great value
Homestay Backpacker or Budget Hotel
The great cities of Moscow and St Petersburg provide a wealth of art, history and local character. Wild tribes first settled Moscow and later the powerful Czars of old Russia took up residence. St Petersburg was built as a bridge to the west by the autocratic and dynamic Czar, Peter the Great. It is a city built to mirror the grand architecture of Europe in the 18th century. These cities were, and still are, the centres of power and art of the Russian state.This programme is designed to give;
In addition, you receive breakfast.
You can organise other meals with host and pay for these directly. This can give
you a huge saving when compared with having to buy your meals in restaurants -
in particular Moscow and St Petersburg. If you take your meals at the
homestay you can negotiate the time you want to have the meal.
Note: These costs are EUR as this is the currency
Russia prefers to deal in.
|Style of Accommodation||Homestay Accommodation||Budget Hotel||Surcharges
Upgrade train from 4 berth to 2 berth +Eur97 p/p
Airport Transfer +Eur30 for up to 2 persons
|Room type||Eur 593 p/p Twin Share||Eur 675 p/p twin share|
|Room type||Eur 849 Single||Eur 1100 single|
|Extra night||Eur 45p/p twin & Eur75 single||Eur 42 p/p twin & Eur 84 single|
|Backpacker twin and single||Backpacker multi-share room|
|Room type||Eur 565 p/p twin share||2 people arriving||Eur 441 p/p 8 bed dorm|
|Room type||Eur 949 single room||Single arriving||Eur 557 p/p 8 bed dorm|
|Extra night||Eur 50 p/p twin & Eur 102 single||Eur 29 p/p|
|Downgrade to open share carriage minus - Eur47 from main price.|
Overnight train compared to Daytime Fast train
|We use the classic overnight
sleeper train for the above basic packages. For many years this was
the only sensible way to travel this route as day trains took too
There is now a new 'fast train' during the day which brings the journey time to around 4.5 hrs - services vary.
Why do we still use the
The train line between Moscow and St Petersburg is very busy and multi tracked. As it has been in operation for well over 100 years industry and towns have built up next to the tracks. It is not as scenic a route like the main Trans Siberian.
We can adjust the above programmes to use the day fast trains if you wish. There would be a change in costs (slightly higher) to reflect the extra nights homestay, hostel or hotel accommodation taking into consideration the difference in ticket costs between overnight sleeper and daytime fast train.
If you are a person who just cannot sleep on a train you might want to make this change anyway.
You can view both timetables FROM HERE to make your final decision.