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Tsar's Gold Private Train

Guests of Great Rail Journeys who opt to make the epic and iconic journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow, Russia to Beijing, China will have the pleasure of travelling aboard the Tsar's Gold Private Train. This immaculate, privately-operated train offers undoubtedly the most luxurious way in which to cover the 8,961-kilometre route across Russia, Siberia, Northern Asia and down into China.

Effectively a five-star hotel in the form of a train, the Tsar's Gold Private Train is opulently decorated in vintage Soviet style and furnished to the highest standards of quality and comfort; the carriages which now comprise the train's 'Nostalgic Comfort' class, for example, were originally built for the use of former Russian president Leonid Brezhnev and his staff.  In addition to classical décor and sumptuous comfort the train is also equipped with every modern facility and features two beautifully-appointed restaurant cars which also serve as informal bar lounges in the evening.

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The Tsar's Gold Private Train's Route

On its journey from Moscow to Beijing the Tsar's Gold Private Trains Lake Baikal, the vast, grassy Mongolian steppe, the Gobi Desert and the mountains of Northern China.

The train also calls at many notable cities and towns such as the historic Yekaterinburg, founded by seventeenth-century Russian leader Peter the Great, the culturally-rich Irkutsk, nicknamed 'the Paris of Siberia' and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's impressive and fascinating capital city.


Our guests can choose their preferred level of luxury aboard the Tsar's Gold

Guests of Great Rail Journeys travelling the Trans-Siberian Railway are allocated a Superior sleeping cabin but may optionally upgrade to a Superior Plus cabin or, for the ultimate luxury travel experience, a Nostalgic Comfort cabin.

The recently-refurbished Superior cabins are air-conditioned and comfortably sleep two guests in lower single berths, each with an individual reading lamp. Ample luggage storage space is provided, and a table is situated beneath the cabin's window. Each carriage features nine Superior cabins and shared washroom facilities. Every second Superior sleeper carriage also features a shower room.

Also recently refurbished, Superior Plus cabins offer our guests all of the benefits of Superior cabins but with additional space; there are only eight Superior Plus cabins to a carriage. Each Superior Plus carriage also features its own exclusive shower room.

Lavishly decorated and furnished in vintage Soviet style, air-conditioned Nostalgic Comfort cabins are generously-sized and feature two large sleeping berths; an upper and a lower. Additional sofa-style seating enables our guests to relax and admire the ever-changing view from their window, and a combined CD/DVD player is also provided. Nostalgic Comfort cabins have an adjacent shower and washroom shared only with the neighbouring cabin and further washroom facilities are located at the end of the carriage.


More about the Tsar's Gold Private Train

Guests are free to explore the entire train if they wish, including the luggage car.

It is a requirement in Russia that all chartered trains such as the Tsar's Gold are inspected by the health authority before every journey to ensure that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained in the train's restaurant cars, toilet facilities and washrooms.

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