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Steam train tours in Russia

In collaboration with RZD - Russian Railways, Russian Tour offers various round trip tours on steam train with departures from Moscow and St Petersburg. Visit some of the most beautiful cities in Russia and experience the golden age of railway travel taking part in one of our special journeys on soviet steam trains from the 50's! We are proud to include this new and exciting offer in our roster, so much so that we ourselves did not pass over the chance to participate in this unique travel experience and embarked on a trip to Golden Ring! you can see the photos of our team's inaugural journey in this page. 

We offer one- and two-day tours that can be easily combined with our Moscow and St Petersburg tours, Moscow - St Petersburg river cruises and many other routes! For larger groups it is possible to quote customized steam railway tours with private carriage. On request, it is also possible to reserve the wonderful luxury dining car. Available routes, dates and prices below:

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Steam railway tours to the Golden Ring

Visit the cities of the Golden Ring traveling on beautiful steam trains from the soviet era! The round trip tour departs from Moscow and includes the cities of Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Vladimir and Suzdal. A small and well paced two-day tour that can be easily combined with other programmes, such as the Moscow - St Petersburg classic city break.

Day 1

00:15 - the train departs from the Yaroslavsky Railway Station in Moscow

07:29 - arrival in Rostov Veliky

  • Breakfast
  • sightseeing tour of Rostov Veliky
  • Visit to the Rostov State Museum and the Kremlin
  • Lunch
  • Bus transfer to Yaroslavl
  • sightseeing tour of Yaroslavl
  • Visit to the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration
  • Stop at a Russian Banja (Sauna) and relax
  • Dinner

21:16 - departure for Vladimir

Day 2:

07:55 - arrival in Vladimir

  • Breakfast
  • City sightseeing tour with visit to the Golden Gate and the Cathedral of the Assumption
  • Lunch
  • Bus transfer to Suzdal
  • Sightseeing tour of Suzdal

19:05 - the train returns to Moscow, dinner on board

23:39 - arrival at Kurskiy railway station in Moscow

The Lux cabins are equipped with one queen size bed, one single truckle bed, coffee table, sofa, flat screen TV, DVD, spacious built-in closet, safe, air conditioning, private bathroom with toilet, shower and sink, bathrobes, towels, slippers and personal hygiene kits.

In 2019/2020 the trip is organized only upon request for groups of at least 30 people. To get the price, please send the request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. specifying the dates you are interested in. It could be an interesting alternative to corporate incentive travel.

Package include:

  • Accommodation on board of the steam train and transfers as per programme
  • Private coach for transfers and excursions as per programme
  • Entrance fees to museums and cathedrals with Russian-speaking guide
  • Full board

Package do not include:

  • Russian visa
  • Flights
  • Transfers to / from the railway station in Moscow
  • English-speaking guide (on request): € 300 per group, per day

The tour is short and can be easily combined with other routes and programmes, it is possible to book the Golden Ring railway tour separately or as part of a longer journey. We also quote complementary services such as visa support, flight booking and transfers.
Click below and see the photos of our first steam railway tour: Our team took part to a special itinerary including Kostroma instead of Rostov Veliky. In some pictures you can see the wonderful deluxe dining car! 

Pskov and Veliky Novgorod on steam train

Visit Pskov and Veliky Novgorod traveling on a beautiful steam train from the 50's! The round trip tour departs from St Petersburg and includes the two most ancient and beautiful cities of the Russian North-West. A small and well paced two-day tour that can be easily combined with other programmes, such as the Moscow - St Petersburg classic city break.

Day 1

00:05 - the steam train departs from the Vitebsky railway station in St. Petersburg.

09:46 - arrival in Pskov.

  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour of Pskov: visit to the Kremlin and to the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Vechevy square, Dovmontov, the complex Pokrovsky, the monument to Alexander Nevsky, the monument "battle on the ice", the chapel of Princess Olga.
  • Lunch
  • Visit to the monastery of the Holy Dormition, with excursion to the monastery complex, caves, to the sacred springs and temples
  • Walking tour of the Izborsk fortress and Saint Nicholas Cathedral
  • Dinner

21:30 - the steam train departs for Veliky Novgorod.

Day 2

08:30 - arrival in Veliky Novgorod

  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour of Veliky Novgorod and outskirts: the Court of Yaroslav, Transfiguration Church on Ilyina, Peryn Chapel, the 12-century Monastery of St-George, Museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsy".
  • Lunch
  • Themed excursion to the Kremlin: "the story of Novgorod and his territory from ancient times up to the 17th century".
  • Visit to the famous Saint Sophia Cathedral, the monument "1000 years of Russia", a wonderful figurative cronicle of Russian history, and to an exhibition of jewelry of XI-XIX centuries.
  • Dinner

19:00 - departure from Veliky Novgorod.

23:46 - Arrival at Vitebsky railway station in St. Petersburg.

In 2019/2020 the trip is organized only upon request for groups of at least 30 people. To get the price, please send the request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. specifying the dates you are interested in. It could be an interesting alternative to corporate incentive travel.

Package include:

  • Stay on board of the steam train and transfers as per programme
  • Bus transfers and excursions with Russian-speaking guide as per programme
  • Entry tickets to museums and cathedrals
  • Full board

Package do not include:

  • Russian visa
  • Flights
  • Transfers to / from the railway station in Moscow

The tour is short and can be easily combined with other routes and programmes: we offer quotes for extentions and complementary services such as visa support, flight booking and transfers. The Pskov-Veliky Novgorod railway tour is also available as a stand-alone package travel with departure from St Petersburg. Click below and see the Facebook photo album of our first steam railway tour: 

Other steam railway tours

In our offer you can find many other round-trip routes on steam train! In the following list you will find the most requested itineraries with departure from Moscow or St Petersburg. For more details on our steam train journeys please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Departures from Moscow

One-day mini-tour on steam train.
Departure from Rizhskii station in Moscow at 10:00, arrival at Pavelezky station in Moscow at 15:30. The tour includes two stops at the Russian rail museums.

Rural tourism in Krutovo

One-day tour, departure from Kursky railway station in Moscow at 7:10, return at 19:49. Round trip on steam train to Krutogo, where you will experience the traditions of the Russian countryside: we will stop at a local form to participate in a culinary programme with degustation of local products and a cooking masterclass.

Borodino battlefield tour on steam train

One-day tour, departure from Belorusky railway station in Moscow at 8:30, return at 18:22. Themed mini-tour to the battlefield of Borodino, where Napoleon's Great Army was confronted by General Kutuzov in the the epic fight narrated in Tolstoj's War and Peace.

Vladimir and Suzdal

The train leaves at 7:10 from Kursky railway station in Moscow, return at 20:49 of the next day. 2-day tour to the Golen Ring cities Vladimir and Suzdal. An alternative to the classic Golden Ring tour, this programme offers a more thorough look of two of the most famous towns of the Golden Ring. The tour includes a visit to the main attractions of the two cities and  an excursion to Bogoliubovo and Kideshka. Russian-speaking guide included (English-speaking guide on request). Full board

Sergiev Posad and Aleksandrov

Departure at 7:20 from Yaroslavsky Railway Station in Moscow, return at 21:23. One day round trip tour to  Sergiev Posad and Aleksandrov. The tour includes a visit to the cities' major attractions, entry tickets and Russian-speaking guide included (English-speaking guide on request); lunch is also included.

Other steam railway tours from Moscow

  • One-day tour on steam train to Monino Paratroopers Museum.
  • Tula and Yasnaya Polyana in one day. The tour includes the visit of Tula Armory and of the house of Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana.
  • Ryazan and Konstantinovo in one day.
  • One-day tour to Kolomna.

Other steam railway tours from St Petersburg

  • Pushkin from Vitebsky railway station.
  • Gatchina from Vitebsky railway station.
  • Pavlovsk from Baltisky railway station.
  • Oranienbaum and Kronshtadt from Baltisky railway station.
  • Peterhoff from Baltisky railway station.

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In the picture you can see Lux cabin of the Golden Ring steam train. For more information, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do not miss the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind journey!

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