Grand Express Train
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The Grand Express Train - Everything Starts With First Class
There are many trains between St. Petersburg and Moscow, but the Grand Express is a whole different story of Russian train travel. It is the only luxury train in the country run by a private company. This overnight train takes you from Moscow to Saint Petersburg offering an unsurpassed level of comfort and truly unique onboard experiences. Of course, there are modern high-speed trains that take you between Russia’s magic capitals in 3 hours, but the Grand Express is all about one-of-a-kind travel experience.
In May 2001, railway transportation in Russia underwent a significant transformation, when Russia, by order of President Vladimir Putin's government, sought to encourage the creation of private passenger railway service companies. The Grand Express was the first private St. Petersburg - Moscow train to emerge as a result of this innovative move. Today it is a leader among overnight train experiences in Russia.
With all the amenities of a hotel, the Grand Express train offers one-of-a-kind trips between Russia’s two most renowned cities. The concept is uniquely spectacular. Whether you are traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, or vice versa, you'll be treated to a world of lavish surroundings. Relax with a hot shower before slipping into one of the Grand Express' famously cozy bathrobes, or sip lemonade at any time of the day or night in the restaurant car. The menu offers a wide selection of hot or cold meals from a wide variety of European cuisines, and the windows provide gorgeous views of Russia's countryside.
Even at night, when the darkness outside engulfs the view, there is still plenty to see from your suite with a convenient selection of movies to enjoy. The only possible downside is that you'll probably not finish the movie as the gentle rocking of the Grand Express train lulls you into peacefully relaxing slumber. This Moscow to St. Petersburg train is truly a dream hotel on wheels! One of the many perks of the Grand Express is the level of personal service. If, when getting your Grand Express tickets, you register for their bonus program, you'll gain access to such perks as private meals in your suite, flower delivery, luggage delivery, and more! This St. Petersburg – Moscow train also offers for its passengers its singularly useful magazine, "Grand", a publication that contains valuable traveling information, as well as interesting data about the train and the trip as a whole.
Travel Classes Onboard Grand Express Train
1st Class Sleeper (LUX)
1st class LUX compartments are for 2 people traveling with 2 lower beds though depending on the route they might feature 1 lower and 1 upper bed. Each compartment is air-conditioned. At each end of the car there is a bathroom with a small washbasin.Ticket price includes bed linen and magazines.
1st Class Sleeper
These are sleepers for 2 people. Lockable doors provide with privacy, large panoramic windows offer a great view. 1st class sleepers have a table, a mirror and individual reading lights. Snacks and meals can be purchased in onboard restaurant available on most overnight trains. * Grand Express ticket also includes meals
It's a 2-person sleeping compartment which is twice ordinary cabin size. The cabin features TV, shower, air-conditioner, socket 220V, free Wi-Fi, transformable sofa and an upper bunk bed. It’s a double-berth cabin (plus 1 child under 10 years; child price, if under 18). Ticket price includes hot breakfast in a cabin and soft drinks at your wish. On arrival a free transfer by business class car is available, which may be booked with the car attendant (this option is available only for the Grand Express train). 5 cabins (compartments) in a car. * Meals are out of our responsibility, they are not provided on international trains
It's a 2-person compartment which is 1.5 ordinary cabin sizes. Cabin features TV, shower, WC, air-conditioner, socket 220V, Wi-Fi, transforming sofa (width: 120 cm, if opened), upper bunk bed: 90 cm. It’s a double-berth cabin (plus 1 child under 10 years; child price, if under 18). Ticket price includes hot breakfast and soft drinks. Upon arrival a free transfer by business class car is available, which may be booked with the car attendant (this option is available only for Grand Express train).
Grand Imperial Cabin
It's a 2-person sleeping compartment and the cabin is twice ordinary cabin size. Cabin features TV, shower, WC, air-conditioner, socket 220V, free Wi-Fi, transformable sofa and an upper bunk bed. It’s a double-berth cabin (plus 1 child under 10 years; child price, if under 18). Ticket price includes hot breakfast, supper in a cabin, soft drinks at your wish. On arrival a free transfer by business class car is available, which may be booked with the car attendant (this option is available only for the Grand Express train). VIP bar in a car.
2nd Class Sleeper
4 beds in the sleeper: 2 lower and 2 upper ones. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors and a large panoramic window. Bathrooms with small washbasins are located at each end of the car. Tea and coffee are available for purchase onboard the train. Snack is included in the ticket price but it depends on the carrier and out of our responsibility
Business Class Sleeper
This travel class usually belongs to international trains and the main difference is that each compartment features 1 lower and 1 upper bed. There is also a small wash-basin in each compartment. All branded trains include meals, drinks, bed linen and newspapers in the ticket price. Meals depend on the carrier and out of our responsibility.
Deluxe train cars (carriages) have 9 cabins with 2 beds in each. They are ideal for overnight trips especially when two passengers are traveling together. Lockable doors provide with privacy, large panoramic windows offer a great view. Сoaches are almost always air conditioned and bedding is included in ticket price. Cabins have a table, a mirror and individual reading lights. Hot breakfast and transfer comfort class is included in the price.
*Grand Single Cabin for Grand Express train (Moscow - St. Petersburg - Moscow) **Grand Double for the international routes (Moscow - Paris - Moscow) Each cabin features a private bathroom with shower/washbasin and toilet. It is also equipped with an individual air-conditioner and socket 220V. The price includes a hot breakfast and tea/coffee.