The pearl of the Caucasus. Railway cruise with a visit to Ossetia in May

A comfortable railway trip to the south of Russia, during which the train will become a hotel on wheels for you and will take you to a new place every morning.

You can take a chairlift to the Skazsky Glacier, 2500 meters above sea level. Take a walk through the magals and ancient streets of Derbent. Get acquainted with the iconic places of Grozny and its past, hear a story about Chechen culture and hospitality traditions. In the ancient village of Ossetia, you will encounter artifacts of past eras, see architectural structures of ancient architecture. 

Location

Russia, Moscow
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 12 May, 2025
    • 13 – 20 May, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Train
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Group meet at
Russia, Moscow
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Wine tasting
Let's find out the history of the origin of viticulture in Derbent and try a couple of wines
Alan evening
We are waiting for national dances, charming national music and delicious Caucasian national cuisine
Relaxing in the thermal waters
After active excursions, we will relax in the warm thermal springs
Ascent to Elbrus
We will climb Mount Elbrus by the highest cable car in Russia to the Gara-Bashi station, located at an altitude of 3,847 meters
Immersion in the history of Derbent
Let's get acquainted with the ruins of the Khan's Palace, one of the largest architectural complexes of the citadel
"The Pride of Muslims"
We will visit the largest mosque in Europe, which is covered with a special Greek marble from the island of Thassos

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Goodbye, Moscow!

    Self-boarding the tourist train No. 930/929 (car numbers, seats will be indicated in the voucher).

    10:50 Departure of the tourist train No. 930/929 from the Kazan railway station in Moscow.

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  • Day 2 - Republic of Adygea
  • Day 3 - Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
  • Day 4 - Chechen Republic
  • Day 5 - Republic of Dagestan
  • Day 6 - Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
  • Day 7 - On the way
  • Day 8 - Moscow. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Train
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in a comfortable carriage.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation for check-in 05.05.2024, RUB.:

Category

4-seater compartment

sv

sv

1-bed accommodation

Luxury

 Luxury

1-bed accommodation

For adults97 800129 200217 100151 800262 300
For children from 0 to 9 years old inclusive (with a seat)96 600127 900-150 800-
For children from 0 to 4 years old inclusive (without a seat)43 00043 000-43 000**-

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation for check-in on 05/13/2024, RUB.:


Category
4-seater compartmentsv

sv

1-bed accommodation

Luxury

Luxury

1-bed accommodation

For adults102 520139 500237 700151 800262 300
For children from 0 to 9 years old inclusive (with a seat)101 300138 200-150 800-
For children from 0 to 4 years old inclusive (without a seat)43 00043 000-43 000**-

The price is for 1 child under 9 years old when staying with two adults.

The purchase of one additional seat in a four—seater compartment is on request.

Tourist train 6 nights

The tourist train includes comfortable luxury, CB, compartment and second-class carriages. 

SUITE 6 compartment1 upper shelf + 1 lower (unfolds, it turns out the analogy of a bed in size slightly less than 2 bedrooms), bathrobes + slippers, 1 medium + 1 large towel. Personal amenities in the form of a WC with a sink.   A soft corner sofa, there is a TV (you can use a USB stick or disks). There are only 12 people in the carriage
SUITE 5 compartments1 upper shelf + 1 lower (unfolds, it turns out the analogy of a bed in size slightly less than 2 bedrooms), bathrobes + slippers, 1 medium + 1 large towel. Personal amenities in the form of 1 shower +WC with sink.   A soft corner sofa, there is a TV (you can use a USB stick or disks). There are only 10 people in the carriage.
sv2 lower shelves, 1 medium towel for 1 person, mini travel kit (toothbrush + toothpaste, slippers, refreshing napkin). Amenities per carriage. The maximum number of people in a carriage is 18
COMPARTMENT2 lower and 2 upper shelves. Amenities per carriage. Mini travel kit (toothbrush+ toothpaste, slippers, refreshing napkin). The maximum number of people in a carriage is 36
Reserved seat9 open-type compartments, 9 side seats. The maximum number of people in the car is 54 seats
The general Ruskeala ExpressThe train is stylized for the beginning of the 20th century. The train is pulling - a real steam locomotive. There are 6 seats in each compartment. The train has a restaurant car and a photo compartment.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Moscow

Included in price

  • railway travel in a carriage of the selected type along the route;
  • transportation and excursion services according to the program;
  • entrance tickets to tourist sites according to the program;
  • meals according to the program (for more information, see the "Important to know" section);
  • escort services throughout the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • personal expenses;
  • additional meals on the train;
  • purchase of one additional seat in a four-seater compartment.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

In the summer, take with you a change of shoes, swimsuits, a towel for swimming in the sea in Derbent.

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Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 1 084
    5 – 12 May, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 1 136
    13 – 20 May, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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