In a city which has one of the largest numbers of billionaire residents in the world, you can find some of the best hotels in Moscow. Many of the major chain hotels are represented here, including the likes of the glamorous Ritz Carlton and the Swissotel Krasnye Holmy.
As a visitor, you will find that room rates are considerably cheaper at weekends than mid-week, when they are often almost double in price.
St Petersburg has an equally magnificent array of hotels including such well-established chains as the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe and the Four Seasons. St Petersburg also offers more boutique options such as the Taleon Imperial, a former tsarist-era palace, and the Official State Hermitage Hotel, converted from a merchant’s home into a 5-star property.
Cox & Kings works with the finest Russian vessels to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
Cruise on the Volga river aboard the Volga Dream, one of the most prestigious cruise vessels operating on the Russian waterways. The ship has 56 superbly appointed cabins, all with outside views. Daily lectures on Russian cuisine, politics and lifestyles are available on board, as well as classical film performances and language classes.
The MS Rostropovich is one of the latest cruise vessels on the Volga, setting off on its maiden voyage in 2011. The ship has 106 staterooms, 76 of which feature balconies and all have outside views.
Trans-Siberian trains come in a variety of standards, from basic right up to luxury levels of comfort.
Apart from the Trans-Siberian rail route, the Golden Eagle also travels north into the winter wonderland of Arkhangel and Murmansk, with the possibility of a glimpse of the northern lights. The train also offers Gold and Silver Class cabins and Imperial suites.
Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities