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(Tour code: TSJ19)

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
  • 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
  • Vladivostok
What’s Included
  • 12 Nights on the Golden Eagle
  • Full Golden Eagle Porterage
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

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Days 1-2 St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil's Cathedral

Moscow

Meet your group and Tour Manager at the 5-Star Four Seasons Hotel Moscow, where we later enjoy dinner in the evening.

We spend Day 2 in Moscow, where we take a tour of its famous sights, including Red Square, on which you can find the Kremlin as well as Lenin's Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Communist leader, and we also view the marvelous multi-colored domes of St Basil's Cathedral.

This afternoon we join the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok.

Includes:
  • Day 1: Dinner; Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 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 colorful onion-domed cathedral, the inspiring Kul Sharif Mosque in the grounds of the impressive Kazan Kremlin, and the classical style buildings of the university, which we see on an informative sightseeing tour. After a delectable lunch of traditional Kazan cuisine, we continue our tour, before returning to the Golden Eagle for the journey towards Yekaterinburg.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 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 5 we alight in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, for a guided tour of the city's sights, including the Opera House.

Includes:
  • Days 4 & 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7 Irkustsk Orthodox Cathedral
Irkustsk Orthodox Cathedral

To Irkutsk

We spend Day 6 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. On Day 7 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.

Includes:
  • Days 6-7: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 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 continue on to visit the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills. We stop off later tonight for a barbecue dinner on the lakeside including freshly smoked fish.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Barbecue lunch on the shores of Lake Baikal
  • Visit to Listvyanka
Days 9-11 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 10 we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we visit the National Museum before enjoying a traditional lunch. Day 11 is spent on board as we continue east through this vast and varied country.

Includes:
  • Days 9-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 12-13 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 13 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 12 & 13: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 14-15- Vladivostok and home Vladivostok
Vladivostok

Days 14-15- 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 15 you are free to make your own way home.

Includes:
  • Day 14: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 - Breakfast
Airport waiting room

Recommended Airport

For this tour, we recommend arriving into Moscow Domodedovo Airport (Code DME), which is approximately 30 miles from your first hotel. Our recommended departure airport is the Vladivostok airport, approximately 30 miles from your final base in Vladivostok.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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 travel during your tour

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • First Class and Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation
  • 12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, including all meals with drinks, tips and excursions

Delicious meals included

  • 41 meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of 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

  • Flights and airport transfers
  • Visas for Belarus, Russia and Mongolia - please contact us for details
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