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Address: Moscow Station, St. Petersburg, Russia
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I love St. Petersburg. It was very anti-American and exhibited an uncharacteristic lack of hospitality this time around. This train ride was the high point of the trip. Wow... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Morris L
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I love St. Petersburg. It was very anti-American and exhibited an uncharacteristic lack of hospitality this time around. This train ride was the high point of the trip. Wow! The staff was super friendly. Professional. The food was good. The compartment was clean. I slept so well. This is a must do. I can't say enough good things about it.... More 

Thank Morris L
St. Petersburg, Russia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's my favourite train between Saint-Petersburg and Moscow. All the train is red and has couchette, lux and SV coaches. Coaches is eqipped by air-condition systems with a couchette personal regulator of temperature and light. Each coach has classical style and traditional Russian breakfast. In October 2016 I travelled from Moscow to SPB and almost the train was filled by... More 

Thank Вячеслав П
Charlotte, NC area
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife booked this for us as an excursion during our eight nights in St. Petersburg. Highly recommended. We booked our own sleeper car/cabin. You are greeted at the train by hostesses in pressed uniforms and white gloves. When we entered our cabin to find bottled water, croissants w/ jams, and chocolate bars on our dining table. Also included are... More 

2 Thank Mark-in-NC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great to travel with this historical train from Moscow to SPB. Please make sure you are 30 minutes before departure at the station. Leningradsky isn't a difficult station and we stood on the wrong station initially. Be careful with that. Journey was very adventurous although a bit bumpy and noisy sometimes. Not the best night ever, but a true Russian... More 

Thank Joost V
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157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took this train as it was extremely convenient and fitted in power schedule. The beds are comfortable, the toilets work in the shower has great pressure. The Internet also works. Therefore all in all it is not bad. Turning to negatives: – 1. This is very much a Soviet experience you will be treated with absolute disdain and do... More 

3 Thank Givemeaholiday
Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

People shouldn't take this train expecting it to be "luxury" as it's far from it. But I'm not sure where else on earth could you ride a train with interior that reminds you of an old movie set (Dr. Zhivago maybe?) like this. The chance of having an overnight ride, just like the Russian elite did 80 years ago is... More 

1 Thank MontfortOaks
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I m not well as travelled as I would love to be, the train journey was an exciting and new experience for me. I bought tickets via the Russian rail official website where there are many trains travel between SPB and Moscow. I picked the Red Arrow due to the historical background, not seeking for luxury. The booking process had... More 

Thank Macy160
London, England
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129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

No it's not the 'Orient Express' but neither are the prices so unsure why some would assume it would be in that luxury category. Booked direct using Google Translate and it was a lot cheaper than using the English sites. So much so that we got a VIP compartment with our own toilet and shower cheaper than a normal first... More 

3 Thank Georgina G
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

In Anna Karenina, Anna famously took the overnight train back to St Petersburg and ran into Vronsky during a stop, with a snowstorm whirling round. On this famous train there are no intermediate stops, but the sense of history prevails. This is, after all, the train that carried the Communist party elite and has been running pretty much continuously since... More 

2 Thank tinuvielSydney
Sydney, Australia
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137 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We received rave reviews (from a travel agent) and booked this expensive "luxury" as a one off extravagance but it was a total rip off. The hype says you get a luxurious sleeper cabin like on the Orient Express with breakfast served before you disembark at St Petersburg. The truth is you get a small cramped basic cabin with undecorated... More 

1 Thank RolandWorldTravels

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