b"SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA BERLIN ULTIMATE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS |YOUR ITINERARY UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Days 1-5 - London, Berlin and Moscow tour, passing the Genghis Khan monument before a lunch of traditionalSpend 12 unforgettable nights on We begin our extraordinary journey in London, meeting at London StMongolian barbecue and a visit to the Bogd Palace Museum and somethe Golden EaglePancras for the Eurostar to Brussels. Here, we join the train to Berlinfree time to shop for souvenirs. Cashmere production is one of the mostTrans-Siberian Express. for two nights, spending Day 2 on a fascinating east meets west guidedimportant industries in Mongolia, and there are plenty of shops sellingDiscover diverse cities with tour. Following a free afternoon, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.all manner of excellent cashmere goods. We enjoy dinner accompaniedguided tours of Berlin, We transfer to the station on Day 3, boarding our train for the overnightby a Mongolian folk performance in a local restaurant before returningMoscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, journey to the Russian capital. Travelling eastwards during the night, weto the train.Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, arrive in vibrant Moscow on Day 4. If you select our fly option, on arrivalUlaanbaatar and Vladivostok.at the airport, you transfer to the city centre to join the rest of the group.Days 14-16On board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian ExpressWe discover the sights of Moscow on Day 5, beginning with a privateUnwind on board as we travel east through Mongolia and Siberia. TheEnjoy a private tour of the Tsars viewing of the Tsars Armoury before visiting Red Square, home to thetrain follows the Shilka and Amur Rivers close to the Chinese border onArmoury in Moscow.iconic Kremlin, Lenins Mausoleum and the rainbow-hued domes of StDay 15, as our route takes us across an area of permafrost, as remoteAttend lunch at Moscows Basils Cathedral. We enjoy lunch at Pushkin, a legendary restaurant withas it is dramatic. From the warmth and comfort of our seat, we have thefamous Pushkin restaurant.KAZAN early 19th-century dcor, ahead of a tour of the Moscow Metro System.perfect vantage point from which to admire the scenery. During Day 16, In the afternoon, we board the legendary Golden Eagle Trans-Siberianwe reach the most easterly point of our journey, speeding towards theExperience a private concert by Express and begin our journey towards Kazan.Pacific coastline as we sit down to an elegant farewell dinner. classical musicians, accompanied by a glass of Champagne.Days 6-9 - Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk Day 17 - Vladivostok Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, is the first stop on our Trans-SiberianAfter travelling across an incredible 11 time zones and over 8,000WHAT'S INCLUDEDadventure. Nestled on the banks of the River Volga, the city is renownedmiles, our epic rail journey concludes today, as the Golden Eagle Trans-for its ornate, multi-coloured architecture, and we head out on a walkSiberian Express arrives in Vladivostok. A dynamic port city built aroundUK Tour Manager throughoutwith a local guide. Then, after a delicious lunch of authentic local cuisine,the Golden Horn Bay and close to the borders of China and North Korea, we visit the Museum of Kazan and the traditional Tatar district. We reachVladivostok is the unofficial capital of Russias Far East. Were introducedFlight from Vladivostok to London the Europe-Asia divide before arriving in Yekaterinburg on Day 7. The cityto the city on a guided tour before we transfer to our hotel for the night. Heathrow, via Moscowwas founded in 1723 by Peter the Great and is famous for the Church ofFirst Class rail travel the Blood, which we see on a tour. Built on the site where the RomanovDay 18 - Londonfamily were murdered in 1918, its dedicated to their memory. We spendOur holiday draws to a close today as we transfer to the airport for ourAll rail and coach transfersthe morning of Day 8 relaxing as were whisked through the landscapesflight to London Heathrow via Moscow. 12 nights on board the Golden of southern Russia. Later, we stop in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia,Eagle Trans-Siberian Expressfor a guided tour of the citys main attractions, seeing Lenin Square and ULAN UDE the Opera House before settling down in a local restaurant for dinner.1 night on board the overnight Day 9 is spent on board, enjoying the passing scenery as we travelsleeper train to Moscowthrough the dramatic Sayan Mountains. In the evening, we sit down to a special caviar dinner. 4 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel WINTER DEPARTURE accommodationDays 10-13 - Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar 47 meals including 17 breakfasts, We arrive in Irkutsk, an old merchant city and one of the most popularWitness the splendour of Russia and Siberias wintry landscapes13 lunches, and 17 dinnersstops along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Affectionately known as thefrom the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. On our February Paris of Siberia, much of the citys cultural heritage comes from itsdeparture we spend eleven nights on board the train, taking aAll tour excursionsDecembrist exiles, with many of their wooden houses having survivedprivate flight from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar and spending the night to this day. During a sightseeing tour, we take in their unique wood- in a local hotel. We experience a special excursion - a trip across2022 TOUR DATES FLY OPTIONcarved architecture, which sits amongst grand 19th-century structuresfrozen Lake Baikal by hovercraft to a local ice fishing spot. Here, we and eye-catching cathedrals, as well as the Decembrist House Museum.have the chance to see how the fish are caught from the icy waters,May 1 10,795 Aug 21 11,295We end with a Champagne reception and private concert performed bywith the chance to join in ourselves. talented classical musicians. Lake Baikal is one of the highlights of our2022 TOUR DATES RAIL OPTIONjourney through Siberia, and we spend Day 11 discovering its stunning VLADIVOSTOK landscapes. We change to a steam-hauled locomotive for a scenicApr 27 11,795 Aug 17 12,495journey that skirts the shores of this vast lake before taking to the waterRUSSIAfor a boat ride, cruising to the small village of Listvyanka where we visit2023 TOUR DATES FLY OPTIONthe Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium. Tonight, we enjoy a deliciousMoscow Yekaterinburglakeside barbecue dinner that includes traditionally smoked fish fromFROM 1 1 Kazan 12 Irkutsk Feb 13* 12,995 Aug 20 12,995the lake itself.LONDON Novosibirsk Apr 30 11,9952 Ulan UdeUlan Ude is our destination on Day 12. The capital of the BuryatBerlin Ulaanbaatar 2023 TOUR DATES RAIL OPTIONRepublic, it was closed to outsiders until 1991 and theres a distinctly1Asian atmosphere here, with colourful Buddhist temples dottedVladivostok Feb 10* 13,995 Aug 17 13,995across the city. We enjoy a guided tour that includes a visit to the OldCHINA Apr 27 12,995Believers settlement, home to a centuries-old religious community,Tour Code: TSJ/TSW| per person based on 2 where we enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties as well as somesharing. *Winter departures - see above map for authentic entertainment in the form of a lively folk concert and dancedetails. Deposit from 1,800 per person. performance. Day 13 takes us to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia for a guidedNights in hotel Nights on train Rail Supplement for solo travellers from 6,095. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice32 SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIACall us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 33"