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Ultimate Trans-Siberian Express

Explore half way around the world entirely by train

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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.

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What’s included

Days 1-2 - To Berlin

We meet at our Departure Office in London St Pancras, before embarking on an extraordinary journey across almost half the globe by train. We depart by Eurostar for Brussels, where we join Europe's high-speed network, travelling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin for a 2-night stay.

On Day 2 we enjoy a fascinating 'east meets west' tour of the German capital, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and learning about the sights of this once divided city.

Days 3-4 - 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 we enjoy a guided tour, strolling around Warsaw's quaint Old Town and exploring the atmospheric streets lined with merchants' houses, craft shops, and cafés. This evening, we board the overnight sleeper train to Moscow, travelling in the best class available.

Days 5-6 - Moscow
St Basil's Cathedral

After a journey across Poland into Russia, we arrive in Moscow late this morning. On leaving the train, we transfer to the 5-Star Four Seasons Hotel, where we dine later this evening. If you select our fly option of this tour, today is the day you will join the rest of your group.

We spend Day 6 in Moscow, heading out to discover some of its most famous sights including Red Square, the Kremlin, Lenin's mausoleum, and St Basil's Cathedral. We also have a private tour of the Tsar's Armoury. This afternoon, we join the Golden Eagle Trans- Siberian Express for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok.

Day 7 - Kazan
Kazan Cathedral

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, and the classical style buildings of the university.

Days 8-9 - Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk

Today we cross the Europe-Asia divide, arriving in Yekaterinburg which was 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 and its attractions.

Days 10-11 - To Irkutsk
Irkustsk Orthodox Cathedral

We spend Day 10 on board, enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains.

On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk, founded by Cossacks, and 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, visiting the Decembrist House Museum for a private concert and Champagne reception.

Day 12 - Lake Baikal
The Golden Eagle

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 continue to visit the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills. We stop off tonight for a lakeside barbecue dinner, which includes traditionally smoked fish.

Days 13-15 - 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 are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local musicians and dancers.

Ulaanbaatar is our destination on Day 14, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we take a guided tour before lunch. Afterwards, we visit the National Museum before sitting down to dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 15 is spent on board as we continue east through this vast and varied country.

Days 16-17 - Remote Siberia
The Golden Eagle

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.

Days 18-19 - Vladivostok and home

After travelling across 11 time zones and over 8,000 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 Lotte Hotel for one night.

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

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 Dates

All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.


The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.

Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!

The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.

For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express offers arguably the best quality of rail travel found anywhere in the world. This private train features two beautifully appointed restaurant cars, in which freshly prepared meals are accompanied by wine and vodka. There is also a bar car where you can enjoy music from the resident pianist.

Silver Class cabins sleep two people and consist of a small double lower berth, and a single upper berth. They feature a wealth of amenities including air-conditioning and heating, a wardrobe, luggage space, a safe and DVD/CD player with LCD television screens. Complimentary tea, coffee, and mineral water are available and towels are provided. All Silver Class cabins have private en-suite facilities with a 'wet room' style shower.

NH Berlin Alexanderplatz, Berlin
NH Berlin Alexanderplatz

Just a short tram ride from Alexanderplatz, the 4-Star NH Berlin Alexanderplatz offers both spacious and modern accommodation within easy reach of the city's fantastic sights. Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel, and the stylish guest rooms come equipped with a television, complimentary toiletries, a minibar, and air-conditioning.

Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow
Four Seasons Hotel

Situated in what was once the city's legendary Hotel Moskva, the 5-Star Four Seasons Hotel is a homage to Soviet Art Deco design and grandeur perfectly placed in the heart of Moscow, just a minute or two's walk from the Kremlin, Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre. Facilities include an impressive, mosaicked swimming pool, a spa and two bars while each of the elegant rooms features air conditioning, a coffee machine, tea making facilities, Roberto Cavalli toiletries as well as a safe and hairdryer.

Lotte Hotel, Vladivostok
Lotte Hotel

Offering 5-Star accommodation in the centre of Vladivostok, the Lotte Hotel is perfectly placed a short walk from some of the city's main attractions. There are two restaurants on-site, one European and one Korean, as well as a swimming pool, sauna and gym. Air-conditioned guest rooms are bright and modern, and come with complimentary toiletries, a minibar, a flat-screen television, tea & coffee making facilities, and either sea or city views.

InterContinental Warsaw
InterContinental Warsaw

Occupying one of the tallest buildings in the city, the 5-Star InterContinental Hotel is a landmark building in the centre of Warsaw. The hotel has three restaurants and two bars, as well as the 'Riverview Wellness Centre' which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa, where massage and beauty treatments are available. Room facilities include a TV, minibar and tea & coffee making facilities.


We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

Upgrade to a Gold Class cabin on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Gold Class Cabins

Upgrade your cabin on board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express from a Silver Class cabin to a Gold Class cabin. These are among the best available in rail travel, with an overall area of 77 square feet (7 square metres). The Gold Class cabins sleep two people in either upper and lower berths or a lower double bed. Facilities include remote controlled air conditioning and heating, luggage space, a wardrobe, a safe and a DVD/CD player with LCD television screens. Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water are available in the cabins and towels are provided. There are five cabins per carriage and all have a private en suite bathroom with a power shower, underfloor heating, washbasin and WC. All drinks from the Bar Car's Standard Bar List are included for Gold Class passengers.

Please note: an increased deposit is required for cabin upgrades. Please contact us for more information about upgrading your suite.

Upgrade to an Imperial Suite on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Imperial Suite Upgrade

Upgrade your cabin on board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express from a Silver Class cabin to Imperial Suites. These measure 120 square feet. Imperial Suites boast a luxurious fixed King Size bed and dedicated lounge area with dressing table. They have a private en suite bathroom with a power shower, underfloor heating, WC and washbasin, a wardrobe, individual air conditioning, safe and a DVD/CD player with LCD television screens. Imperial Suite guests also enjoy a dedicated butler service, two large picture windows, all drinks from the Bar Car's Standard Bar List and a selection from the Premium Bar List and laundry service.

Please note: an increased deposit is required for cabin upgrades. Please contact us for more information about upgrading your suite.

Flight upgrades
Flight upgrades

Flight upgrades are available. Please see the information regarding the types of upgrades offered by the various airlines we use in the Add-ons section of 'Things you should know' or call us for details.

London Hotels
London hotels

Spending a night in London before your tour can make such a difference to the first day of your holiday - you can arrive in the capital in good time, relaxed and ready to join your Tour Manager the next morning. You may even want to take in a show on the West End, or dine in one of London's famous restaurants. Perhaps on your return to London, you would like to break your journey with an overnight stay before continuing home.

We are able to book a wide range of hotels in central London or, for our holidays beginning with a flight, at Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester Airport for the night before or after your holiday. The hotels listed below are some of the more popular hotels our customers book in Central London, others are available on request.

Hotel       Room Rate From Price 
The Ambassador Hotel      From £65 per person

Above prices are approximate, subject to availability, and per room per night based on two people sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the hotels please contact us on 01904 734 805. 

UK rail connections
UK train tickets

Buying tickets for UK train services can be a tricky business - there are so many fares to choose from, each with different rules and restrictions. As you are connecting with an international departure, we strongly recommend that you book a fully flexible ticket to ensure that should the departure times for your holiday change, your rail ticket can allow for these changes.

We can book fully-flexible UK rail tickets from your local station to join your holiday whether this be a European holiday from St Pancras or a UK holiday. The prices are competitive and tickets are not restricted to a particular train or time of day, and in most cases offer you a free choice of routes.

For an up to date quote from your local station, please ask one of our Tour Advisors.

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