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(Tour code: TSJ18)

Explore half way around the world entirely by train

Step on board the Golden Eagle and be transported back to the romantic age of travel as we wend our way across Russia, Mongolia and Siberia in unprecedented luxury. This rail adventure takes you on a journey of over 8,000 miles; a true odyssey to the other side of the world.

Highlights
  • Berlin and Moscow
  • The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express with all meals
  • Kazan
  • Warsaw
  • Private barbeque on the shores of stunning Lake Baikal
  • Irkutsk
  • Ulan Ude & Ulaanbaatar
  • Mongolia
  • Vladivstok
What’s Included
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    12 nights on the Golden Eagle
    All meals on the Golden Eagle
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    Selected Lunches
  • Full Golden Eagle Porterage

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Days 1-2 Eurostar
Eurostar

To Berlin

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras International, before embarking on an extraordinary journey across almost half of the globe by train. We depart by Eurostar for Brussels in Standard Premier Class, with a light meal and drinks served on board. In Brussels we join Europe's high-speed network, travelling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin, where we transfer to the Maritim Hotel for a two-night stay.

 

On Day 2 we enjoy a fascinating '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

To Warsaw

Today we continue our journey east, travelling across the Polish border to the impressive city of Warsaw, where we spend the night. On Day 4 you have a free morning to explore Poland's capital. Take a stroll around Warsaw's quaint Old Town and explore the atmospheric streets, lined with merchants' houses, craft shops and cafés. Later we board the overnight sleeper train for a journey to Moscow.

Includes:
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner; Day 4: Breakfast
Days 5-6 St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil's Cathedral

Moscow

After a journey across Poland and into Russia, we arrive in Moscow in the late morning. Upon leaving the train we transfer to the 5-Star Ritz Carlton Hotel, where we later enjoy dinner in the evening. We spend Day 6 in Moscow, where we take a tour of its famous sights, including Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. This afternoon we join the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok.

Includes:
  • Day 5: Dinner; Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral

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
Days 8-9 Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg

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 of the city's sights, including the Opera House.

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

To Irkutsk

We spend Day 10 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk, founded by Cossacks. The city is affectionately known as 'the Paris of Siberia'. Much of the city's cultural heritage came from the Decembrist exiles, and today many of their wooden houses have survived. During a sightseeing tour we take in this fascinating wood-carved architecture, and visit the city's most significant sights and museums including the Decembrist House Museum. We also enjoy a private concert before returning to our waiting train for dinner.

Includes:
  • Days 10-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk
Day 12 The Golden Eagle
The Golden Eagle

Lake Baikal

Today we experience one of the true highlights of our journey through Siberia. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express will be steam-hauled, as we skirt the shores of vast Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world. We stop for a lakeside barbecue lunch, including freshly smoked fish, then continue on to visit the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Barbecue lunch on the shores of Lake Baikal
  • Visit to Listvyanka
Days 13-15 Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar

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 have the opportunity to 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 before enjoying lunch in a traditional yurt. Day 15 is spent on board as we continue east 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 The Golden Eagle
The Golden Eagle

Remote Siberia

The train follows the Shilka and Amur Rivers close to the Chinese border today. 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 a farewell dinner on board.

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

Vladivostok and home

After travelling 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. On Day 19 we transfer to the airport for our return flight via Moscow to London.

Includes:
  • Day 18: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 19 - Breakfast

Outbound flight option

We are delighted to offer a version of the tour starting with a flight from London to Moscow. Shorter in length (15 days), this Trans-Siberian adventure includes all the splendour of Moscow, plus the classic rail journey to Vladivostok.

The Tour Managers' Perspective

Our Tour Managers have been taking customers on the Trans-Siberian Express for many years now. Read about their experiences on the tour by clicking the link below.

The Trans-Siberian Express with Great Rail Journeys.

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

 

What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • First Class and Standard Class rail travel throughout (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys with a light meal and drinks)
  • Flights from London to Moscow and Vladivostok to London via Moscow (air option)

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

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

Delicious meals included

  • 47 meals including 17 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 17 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tours of Berlin and Moscow
  • Full days in Ulan Ude, Ulaanbaatar and Vladivostok
  • Half days in Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk
  • Barbecue on the shores of Lake Baikal
Not Included

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a Gold Class cabin (twin occupancy) from £2,695 per person
  • Upgrade to a Gold Class cabin (single occupancy) from £3,995 per person
  • Upgrade to an Imperial Suite (twin occupancy) from £9,945 
  • Visas for Belarus, Russia and Mongolia - please contact us for details

Please note that for cancellation purposes, this holiday is classed as a 'Private Train' holiday. See our Booking Conditions for further information.

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.

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