Rus­sia

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More than two decades, since the fall of com­mu­nism, Rus­sia’s pop­u­lar­ity as a travel desti­na­tion con­tin­ues to grow. Cul­ture, tra­di­tions and cus­toms once again flour­ish, of­fer­ing a fresh ap­peal. A surge of moder­nity has en­er­gised great cities such as Moscow, St. Peters­burg and Vladi­vos­tok.

Still, nav­i­gat­ing the enor­mity of Rus­sia can be daunt­ing…travel spe­cial­ists APT are ex­perts at de­liv­er­ing the ul­ti­mate all-in­clu­sive hol­i­days in this re­mark­able desti­na­tion. APT’s pre­mium river cruis­ing and epic rail jour­neys of­fer a priv­i­leged win­dow into Rus­sia’s best-loved sights, cities and nat­u­ral won­ders, as well as a con­ve­nient way to by­pass the crowds and veer off the beaten track in safety and com­fort.

Their mod­ern river ship plies Rus­sia’s ma­jes­tic wa­ter­ways be­tween Moscow and St. Peters­burg, cir­cling the his­toric Golden Ring towns and ex­plor­ing the re­mote won­ders of Kizhi Is­land, with its mag­nif­i­cent an­cient wooden churches. At a re­laxed pace, en­joy seam­less itin­er­ar­ies com­bin­ing small group shore ex­cur­sions with on­board lec­tures and en­ter­tain­ment. While flex­i­ble sight­see­ing and din­ing op­tions en­sure your hol­i­day is in­deed your very own.

Aboard, be wel­comed to a re­fined world de­signed to meet your ev­ery need – from stylish ac­com­mo­da­tion and airy pub­lic spa­ces, to su­perb din­ing and ex­em­plary ser­vice. A cruise di­rec­tor, on­board doc­tor and knowl­edge­able lo­cal

guides are also at hand, through­out each APT Rus­sia cruise, to en­sure a flaw­less hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence and to il­lu­mi­nate each desti­na­tion.

Sim­i­larly, jour­ney aboard the iconic Golden Ea­gle train and you’ll en­counter un­ri­valled com­fort and ser­vice, on one of the world’s most in­spired rail adventures – the Trans-Siberian. Dis­cover new friends and new lands as you tra­verse Rus­sia’s vast ex­panse from Moscow to Vladi­vos­tok in your pri­vate cabin. Along the way, visit places you’ve only dreamed of such as his­toric Yeka­ter­in­burg, the site of Czar Ni­cholas II and his fam­ily’s ex­e­cu­tion; breath­tak­ing Lake Baikal – the world’s deep­est fresh­wa­ter lake, and the ex­otic Mon­go­lian cap­i­tal of Ulaan­baatar.

En­joy ever-chang­ing per­spec­tives from your win­dow and en­counter di­verse cul­tures on land ex­cur­sions, while the Golden Ea­gle ex­pe­ri­ence re­mains con­sis­tent…and al­ways ex­cep­tional. Clev­erly de­signed ac­com­mo­da­tion max­imises space and views, and de­li­cious din­ing rounds off an ut­terly in­dul­gent Rus­sian hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence.

Lux­ury rail jour­neys and fine river cruis­ing form the back­bone to APT’s ex­ten­sive Rus­sian itin­er­ar­ies but if you’re keen to ex­plore more, their all-in­clu­sive jour­neys can also be com­bined to suit you. APT op­er­ates through­out Europe and the rest of the world, of­fer­ing ver­sa­tile itin­er­ar­ies, a wealth of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence and an ex­cep­tional on-the-ground net­work.

With APT, you’ll dis­cover an enthralling com­bi­na­tion of hol­i­days. Per­haps take a tour of Scan­di­navia’s ethe­real fjord­lands be­fore em­bark­ing on a Siberian rail ad­ven­ture; or dis­cover the Baltics’ beauty be­fore a cap­ti­vat­ing Rus­sian River Cruise, or ex­pe­ri­ence East­ern Europe on a land tour be­fore ex­plor­ing Rus­sia.

What’s more APT hol­i­days em­body in­cred­i­ble value and flex­i­bil­ity so that you can also en­joy many tours and cruises in re­verse. Pre or post ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions are avail­able too, as well as a wide range of al­ter­na­tives that will truly per­son­alise your hol­i­day just for you.

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