Moscow — Borodino — Moscow

Our steam train takes you on this day trip to the times of the Napoleonic Russia campaign. On 7 September 1812, the Grande Armee of France, led by Napoleon, and the army of Russia, led by Mikhail Kutuzov, finally met in an all-out battle. The battle lasted 12 hours and it is estimated that 6,000 people died each hour. The Battle of Borodino became the breaking point of the War of 1812 between Russia and France.

Upon arrival in Borodino you will be guided on the battle field & the museum dedicated to this epic battle depicted by Leo Tolstoy. It is quite an experience to touch the history while seeing the model for the battlefield, uniforms and weapons of Russian and French warriors of Napoleonic times, personal belongings of the Russian general Michael Kutuzov.

A great add on to the tour is a visit to the settlement of Doronino where you will learn about everyday life of Russian warriors and peasant family from the beginning of the 19th century.

After a soldier’s lunch in a local peasant house you will be transferred to board your train & depart for Moscow.