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(Tour code: TSW17)Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes

Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes from the warmth of your luxurious carriage, enjoying sleigh rides and choirs, saunas and yurts en-route to Vladivostok. Travel on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express train for an unforgettable 8,000-mile winter adventure.

Tour Highlights
  • Berlin and Moscow including sightseeing tours
  • Vladivstok including a sightseeing tour
  • The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express with all meals
  • Porterage from Moscow to Vladivostok
  • Russian family home visits with traditional refreshments
  • Private escorted tour of The Kremlin and Armoury Museum
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides through iconic Russian winter scenery
  • Dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing on a frozen Lake Baikal
  • Yekaterinburg
  • Private classical concerts in Irkutsk and Suzdal
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    All meals on Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
    Selected Lunches
  • All Transfers Included
    Selected Porterage
    Golden Eagle Porterage
  • Upgrades Available
    Optional Flight Out
    Flight Home

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Days 1-2

To Berlin

We meet at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office and embark on an extraordinary journey across almost half of the globe by train. We depart by Eurostar for Brussels in Standard Premier Class. In Brussels we join Europe's high-speed network, travelling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin, where we transfer to the 4-Star Maritim Hotel for a two-night stay. On Day 2 we enjoy a fascinating 'east meets west' tour of Berlin, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of this once divided city.

  • Day 1: Eurostar Meal, Dinner; Day 2: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 2: Guided tour of Berlin
Days 3-4

Warsaw and on to Moscow

Today we continue eastwards, travelling across the Polish border to the impressive city of Warsaw, where we spend the night. On Day 4 you have a free morning to explore the Polish capital. Take a stroll around Warsaw's quaint Old Town and explore the atmospheric streets, lined with merchants' houses, craft shops and cafés. Later we board the overnight sleeper train for a journey to Moscow.

  • Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner; Day 4: Breakfast
Red Square, Moscow
Days 5-6


After a journey across Poland and into Russia, we arrive in Moscow in the late morning. Upon leaving the train we transfer to the 5-Star Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, where we later enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. On Day 6 we spend the day in Moscow and take a tour of its famous sights, including the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. Following dinner in a Moscow restaurant, this evening we join the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok.

  • Day 5: Dinner; Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Guided tour of Moscow
Sleigh ride in Suzdal
Day 7

Vladimir and Suzdal

Our first stop is Vladimir, one of Russia's oldest communities and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the beautiful Uspensky Cathedral, the place where many of the most powerful Tsars were crowned. Later we move on to Suzdal, a perfectly preserved walled city dating back to 1024. Here we visit the atmospheric St Euthymius Monastery for an enchanting choral performance and enjoy a horse-drawn Troika sledge ride around Suzdal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Visit to Uspensky Cathedral
  • Visit to St Euthymius Monastery
  • Horse-drawn Troika sledge ride around Suzdal
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Novosibirsk
Days 8-9

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 9 we alight in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, for a guided tour, taking in the world's largest Opera House, and Lenin's imposing statue. Alternatively you can head to the south of the city with a visit to the excellent railway museum which displays rolling stock from the late 1800s, including carriages of the Tsars through to the Soviet era.

  • Days 8-9: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: Yekaterinburg excursion
  • Day 9: Guided tour of Novosibirsk
Irkutsk Orthodox Cathedral
Days 10-11

To Irkutsk

We spend Day 10 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk, a city affectionately known as 'the Paris of Siberia.' During a sightseeing tour we visit the city's most significant sights and museums including some classic Siberian carved-wood architecture and the Decembrist House Museum. Here we enjoy a private concert, held in this famous outpost's most noted landmark, ahead of dinner this evening.

  • Days 10-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk
Lake Baikal
Day 12

Lake Baikal

Today we experience one of the true highlights of our journey through Siberia. The Golden Eagle skirts vast Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, totally frozen at this time of year. We wind our way through tunnels and along cliff-hugging tracks before stopping to visit the Ice Festival. During our time here you also have the chance to experience a snowmobile or a dog troika ride. Or perhaps try your hand at ice-fishing and enjoy freshly caught fish, served warm with ice-cold vodka.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Visit the Ice Festival at Lake Baikal
Ulan Ude
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 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 14 we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we visit the National Museum before enjoying lunch in a traditional yurt. Day 15 is spent on board as we continue east through this vast and varied country.

  • Days 13-15: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13: Visit to the Old Believer's Village
  • Day 14: Visit Ulaanbaatar's National Museum
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Days 16-17

Remote Siberia

The train follows the Shilka and Amur Rivers close to the Chinese border. 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 16-17: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 18-19

Vladivostok and London

After travelling across 11 time zones and over 8,000 train miles, our epic journey from London finishes on Day 18, as the Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Vladivostok. We take a tour of the city before transferring to the Hyundai Hotel for the night. On Day 19 we transfer to the airport for our return flight via Moscow to London.

  • Day 18: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Tour of Vladivostok
  • Day 19 - Breakfast
Red Square, Moscow
Outbound Flight Option

Outbound Flight Option

We are delighted to offer a version of the tour starting with a flight from London to Moscow. The two tours join together in Moscow on Day 5. Although shorter in length (15 days), this Trans-Siberian adventure includes all the splendour of Moscow, plus the classic rail journey to Vladivostok.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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