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Grand Express Luxurious Overnight Train

For demanding travelers who prefer to travel in particular comfort, Russian railways now offer a luxury travel option to discover a style fit for a Tzar! The introduction of a new train, the “Grand Express”, on the Moscow-St. Petersburg line is changing current assumptions about comfortable rail travel which is comparable in standard to that of a good hotel.

Indeed, the “Grand Express” is a real hotel on wheels that features spacious sleeping compartments with toilets, showers, air-conditioning, wide sofas, LCD TV, DVD-players and WI-FI. “Grand Express” train also has standard 9 compartments carriages of 1st and 2nd class.

The following items are complimentary regardless of the travel class: mineral water, tea, coffee, passenger hygienic set (napkin, comb, shoe horn, tooth-brush, tooth-paste, refreshing napkin, shoe napkin, soap), slippers, newspapers. Bed linen and two towels are included in the ticket price. 

The train comprises of standard (2nd and 1st class), premium (larger berths, wash sink, armchair in the compartment) and grand (shower and WC in the compartment) carriages.
 
Standard compartment features (9 compartments in the carriage):
2 class - a standard 4 berth comfortable compartment. Compartment facilities: two lower berths 70 cm wide, two upper berths 70 cm wide, air-conditioning system, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, socket 220V
1 class - designed for those passengers who prefer more privacy during their train journey. Compartment facilities: two lower berths 70 cm wide, air-conditioning system, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, socket 220V

Premium compartment features (9 compartments in the carriage):
These compartments are suitable for travelers who prefer more comfort during their journey – wider berths, armchair, wash sink. The ticket price also includes hot breakfast. Compartment facilities: sofa bed transformed into a 110 cm wide couchette, folding upper berth 90 cm wide, armchair, wash sink, air-conditioning system, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, socket 220V

Grand compartment features (6 compartments in the carriage): 
Grand compartment is half as large as the standard one. Every compartment of this category has its own rest room with a shower, a washstand, a hair dryer and bath-robes. The ticket price also includes fresh fruit, sweets, hot breakfast and freshly squeezed orange juice. Compartment facilities: sofa bed transformed into a 120 cm wide couchette, folding upper berth 90 cm wide, shower and WC, wash-stand, armchair, DVD-player, air-conditioning system, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, socket 220V

Grand de Lux compartment features (5 compartments in the carriage):
Grand De Lux compartment is twice as large as the standard one, provides a number of additional benefits for your travel comfort: perfect soundproofing, delicate wood finish, a spacious rest room with heated floor and a shower cabin, a wash-stand, a hairdryer and bath-robes. The ticket price also includes fresh fruit, sweets, hot breakfast and freshly squeezed orange juice. There is a bar for 8-10 passengers in the Grand de Lux carriage. Compartment facilities: sofa bed transformed into a 120 cm wide couchette, folding upper berth 90 cm wide, shower and WC, wash-stand, armchair, DVD-player, air-conditioning system, wardrobe, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, socket 220V.

COMPARE GRAND EXPRESS COMPARTMENTS

All compartments have air conditioning, WiFi, LCD TV, 220V 2 pin European sockets
Compartment
2nd class 1st class Premium Grand Grand De Lux
Size standard standard standard 1.5 x standard 2 x standard
Total Berths 4 2 2 2 2
Upper Berths 2
70 cm wide
- 1 folding
90 cm wide
1 folding
90 cm wide
1 folding
90 cm wide
Lower Berths 2
70 cm wide
2
70 cm wide
 1
110 cm wide
1 folding
120 cm wide
1 folding
120 cm wide
Armchair - -
Private
Wash Sink
- -
Hot Breakfast - -
Fresh Fruit - - -
Shower - - -
Private WC - - -
DVD - - -
Bar
(in the carriage)
- - - -
Compartments
(in the carriage)
9 9 9 9 5

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