Romantic

Summer Lovin'

by Danielle Pergament

ANNA KARENINA ROMANCE

Red Arrow Train, Russia

The seduction of train travel can't be overemphasized, especially when the train is the Red Arrow express and the route is the historic passage between Moscow and St. Petersburg. (After all, Anna Karenina and Vronsky first meet at a train station—and that's how she meets such an unfortunate end.) The rig is like the Mother Country's Orient Express: The exterior is classic (and sure enough, red), but your cabin has flat-screen TVs, personal slippers and robes, double beds, feather comforters, and a private bathroom complete with spacious showers, gilded fixtures, and heated floors. And we haven't even mentioned the food—caviar, vodka, sirloin, fine chocolate, and any other gastronomic indulgence you can imagine. The eight-hour journey starts in the evening, so the two of you can watch the summer night descend as the countryside goes whizzing past—a rocking, lulling reminder that life (or was it vacation?) is all about the journey, not the destination.

Red Arrow
Tel: 7 495 262 9901
Overnight trip in a luxury double cabin, $850

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