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Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes

Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes from the warmth of your luxurious carriage, enjoying sleigh rides and choirs, saunas and yurts en-route to Vladivostok. Travel on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express train for an unforgettable 8,000-mile winter adventure.

Highlights
  • Berlin and Warsaw
  • The Trans-Siberian Express
  • Kazan
  • Yekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Irkutsk
  • Lake Baikal
  • Ulan Ude
  • Ulaanbaatar
What’s Included
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    All meals on Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    Selected Lunches
  • Upgrades Available
    Optional Flight Out
    Flight Home

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Days 1-2 Eurostar
Eurostar

To Berlin

Meet your group and Tour Manager at our dedicated St. Pancras Departure Offi ce and embark on an extraordinary journey across almost half of the globe by train. We depart by Eurostar for Brussels in Standard Premier Class. Here, we join Europe's high-speed network, traveling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin, where we transfer to the NH Berlin Mitte for a two-night stay. On Day 2 we enjoy an 'east meets west' tour of Berlin, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of this once divided city.

Includes:
  • Day 1: Eurostar Meal, Dinner; Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 2: Guided tour of Berlin
Days 3-4 Warsaw
Warsaw

Warsaw and on to Moscow

Today we continue eastwards, travelling across the Polish border to the impressive city of Warsaw, where we spend the night. 

On Day 4 you have a sightseeing tour of Poland's capital. This beautiful city has hundreds of years of history to uncover - the oldest building in Warsaw is St John's Cathedral, which started construction at the end of the 14th century. A favorite of many who visit is the charming Old Town. Filled with quaint cobbled streets and multicolored buildings, this area is a delight to explore. Although many of the originally medieval buildings were destroyed in World War II, they have been painstakingly restored and reconstructed. Here also, surrounding the main square, Rynek Starego Miasta, you can find numerous upscale restaurants offering delectable Polish fare. This can be anything from 'pierogi', the national dish of Poland which are delicious dumplings filled with cabbage or potato, or sour rye soup, served in a bowl of sourdough bread.

Later we board the overnight sleeper train for a journey to Moscow.

Includes:
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner; Day 4: Breakfast
Days 5-6 Red Square, Moscow
Red Square, Moscow

Moscow

After a journey across Poland and into Russia, we arrive in Moscow in the late morning. If you select our air option of this tour, it is here you will meet the rest of the group. Upon leaving the train we transfer to the 5-star Four Seasons Moscow, where we enjoy a welcome reception and dinner.

On Day 6 we spend the day in Moscow and take a tour of its famous sights, including the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Following lunch in a Moscow restaurant, this evening we join the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok.

Includes:
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner; Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Guided tour of Moscow
Day 7 Kazan
Kazan

Kazan

Our first stop on our Trans-Siberian adventure is Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan on the River Volga. The city is renowned for its ornate buildings, including the colourful onion-domed cathedral, the inspiring Kul Sharif Mosque in the grounds of the impressive Kazan Kremlin, and the classical style buildings of the university.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Visit to Uspensky Cathedral
  • Visit to St Euthymius Monastery
  • Horse-drawn Troika sledge ride around Suzdal
Days 8-9 Novosibirsk
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Novosibirsk

Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk

Today we cross the Europe-Asia divide and arrive in Yekaterinburg, founded in 1723 by Peter the Great. Here we visit the site where the Romanov family, headed by Tsar Nicholas II, was murdered in 1918, now marked by a church dedicated to their memory.

On Day 9 we alight in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, for a guided tour, taking in the world's largest Opera House, and Lenin's imposing statue. The performing arts are an important part of both the city and Siberia, and the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest building of its kind in Russia. Built in 1944, the magnificent structure has been a key symbol of the city ever since. Due to its importance, it's even been nicknamed the 'Siberian Colosseum' and is a much-loved attraction of both Novosibirsk and Siberia.

Includes:
  • Days 8-9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Yekaterinburg excursion
  • Day 9: Guided tour of Novosibirsk
Days 10-11 Irkutsk Orthodox Cathedral
Irkutsk Orthodox Cathedral

To Irkutsk

We spend Day 10 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. Enjoy drinking in the views at your leisure, or take advantage of the many comforts offered on board our luxurious train.

On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk, founded by Cossacks. One of the largest and best-known cities in Siberia, it takes its name from the nearby Irkut River, which meets the mighty, 1,640-foot-wide Angara River, close to the city. Surrounded by dense forest lands, Irkutsk was founded in 1661 AD as a fort to colonize lands stretching right through Siberia to Alaska. Though little is known about the place from that time, it gained notoriety in the early 19th century, when many Russian nobles, artists and officers were sent into exile in the city for taking part in the Decembrist revolt against Tsar Nicholas I. The city is affectionately known as 'the Paris of Siberia', and much of the city's cultural heritage came from these political outcasts. Many of their wooden houses have survived, and during a sightseeing tour we take in the fascinating wood-carved architecture, and visit the city's most signifi cant sights and museums, including the Decembrist House Museum.

Includes:
  • Days 10-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk
Day 12 Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Today we experience one of the true highlights of our journey through Siberia. The Golden Eagle skirts vast Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, totally frozen at this time of year. We wind our way through tunnels and along cliff-hugging tracks on our way to the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills. At the frozen Lake Baikal, we enjoy a thrilling hovercraft ride, followed by the opportunity to watch ice fishing and sample the freshly caught fish, which will be smoked in a mobile smoke house and served warm, with ice-cold vodka.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Visit the Ice Festival at Lake Baikal
Days 13-15 Ulan Ude
Ulan Ude

Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Today we arrive in Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic. Here we visit the Old Believer's Village, where we learn about the culture and history of these religious people as we are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local musicians and dancers. On Day 14 we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we visit the National Museum and other sights, before enjoying lunch in a traditional yurt. Day 15 is spent on board as we continue through this vast and varied country.

Includes:
  • Days 13-15: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13: Visit to the Old Believer's Village
  • Day 14: Visit Ulaanbaatar's National Museum
Days 16-17 Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Remote Siberia

The train follows the Shilka and Amur Rivers close to the Chinese border. Our route takes us across an area of permafrost, as remote as it is dramatic. During Day 17 we reach the most easterly point of our journey and as we head towards the Pacific coast, we enjoy final dinner on board.

Includes:
  • Days 16-17: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 18-19 Vladivostok
Vladivostok

Vladivostok and London

After traveling across 11 time zones and over 8,000 train miles, our epic journey concludes today, as the Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Vladivostok. We take a tour of the city before transferring to the Hyundai Hotel for one night, where we enjoy a farewell meal. On Day 19 we transfer to the airport for our return flight via Moscow to London.

Includes:
  • Day 18: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Tour of Vladivostok
  • Day 19 - Breakfast
Outbound Flight Option Red Square, Moscow

Outbound Flight Option

We are delighted to offer a version of the tour starting with a flight from London to Moscow. The two tours join together in Moscow on Day 5. Although shorter in length (15 days), this Trans-Siberian adventure includes all the splendour of Moscow, plus the classic rail journey to Vladivostok.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • Rail travel from London to Vladivostok (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys) or outbound flight London to Moscow
  • Flight from Vladivostok to London

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (with all meals and excursions as  described)
  • 2 /5 nights' hotel accommodation (rail/air option)
  • 1 night on board the overnight sleeper train from Warsaw to Moscow (rail option only)

Delicious meals included

  • 48 meals including 18 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 17 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • City tours of Berlin ,Warsaw and Moscow
  • Visits to Vladimir and Suzdal
  • Tour of Novosibirsk
  • Guided tour of Irkutsk, including a private concert

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade your flight from Vladivostok to London Heathrow from £1350 per person
  • Upgrade to a Gold Class cabin (twin occupany) from £995 per person
  • Upgrade to a Gold Class cabin (single occupany) from £2,095 per person
  • Uprgade to an Imperial Suite (twin occupany) from £9,495 per person

Not Included

  • Visas for Belarus, Russia and Mongolia - please contact us for details
  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

British Citizens require a visa to enter Russia and Mongolia and a Belarus transit visa. Please see the Visa section of 'Things You Should Know' for further details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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