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2021 Tour code: TSJ21

About the tour

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

Itinerary

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.

Includes
  • Day 1: Eurostar Meal, Dinner;
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner
Eurostar
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.

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

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.

Includes
  • Day 5: Dinner;
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
St Basil's Cathedral
Day 7 - 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, and the classical style buildings of the university.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kazan Cathedral
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.

Includes
  • Days 8-9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Yekaterinburg
Days 10-11 - To Irkutsk

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.

Includes
  • Days 10-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Irkustsk Orthodox Cathedral
Day 12 - 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 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Golden Eagle
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.

Includes
  • Days 13, 14 & 15: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ulaanbaatar
Days 16-17 - 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
The Golden Eagle
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.

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

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Please note: This may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Hotels

NH Berlin Alexanderplatz

NH Berlin Alexanderplatz, Berlin

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Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow

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Lotte Hotel

Lotte Hotel, Vladivostok

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InterContinental Warsaw

InterContinental Warsaw

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