AMAWATERWAYS and Great Rail Journeys have launched a new Russia rail and cruise holiday. The 12-night sailing in Russia’s inland waterways includes Russian language classes, a ballet performance at The Hermitage and sinner in a traditional Russian home. Rail travel to Moscow is included in the package, as well as the cruise to St Pertersburg on the MS Tolstoy, daily sightseeing tours, dinner, bed and breakfast in Warsaw, all meals on the ship, wine and the services of a tour escort. The ship was built for high-ranking Kremlin officials, has a swimming pool with sliding sun roof, a pool bar, sun deck, sauna, beauty salon and souvenir shop. Departures on 27 July and 20 August are still available and include the train journey, which has connections at Brussels, Cologne and Warsaw. A return flight from St Pertersburg to London is also included.