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11 DAYS TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS – GOLDEN EAGLE

Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude & Ulaan Baatar

History & Culture, Off the Beaten, Rail Journeys

Highlights

  • Freedom of Choice Touring offering various activities to suit your interests
  • Off-the-beaten to get acquainted with the Buryat folk traditions at Ulan Ude
  • Marvel at Moscow’s Armoury Chamber privately before it opens to the public
  • Private concert to honour the music of Kazan native, Feodor Chaliapin
  • Board a vintage Soviet-era steam locomotive on a section of Lake Baikal
  • Optional extension to Russia’s Golden Ring, St. Petersburg or Mongolia’s Gobi Desert

Experience the world’s most epic rail journey which has mystified travellers across generation aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle.

Covering over 9,000km connecting Russia with Mongolia and China, we have handpicked a section of the journey from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar passing through unbound steppes, forested landscapes Eurasian rivers and majestic Lake Baikal, the deepest in the world.

We will make a stop at historic cities and quaint villages to get acquainted with their unique culture, history and architecture.

From

USD 14,295 Per Person

11 Days 10 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Moscow

Arrival in Moscow
Four Seasons Moscow
Dinner included

Arriving at Moscow, you will be transferred into your hotel to rest after a long day of flight.

For those with more time, we recommend adding a few more nights to explore Moscow in further depth and extend to St. Petersburg or the Golden Ring circuit.

Day 02 Moscow

Moscow
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Start the day exploring the majestic Kremlin (UNESCO) and an exclusive private viewing of Tsars’ treasures at the Armoury Chamber before it opens to the public. Thereafter, we take a stroll at the world-famous Red Square with its St. Basil’s Cathedral and the ornate façade of the GUM Department Store which also doubled as a sombre site of Lenin’s tomb.

After lunch in the 19th century mansion of Café Pushkin, we tour the incredibly ornate Moscow Metro with its Socialist statues, frescoes and mosaics. Arriving at Moscow Kazanky Station, enjoy some Russian champagne and canapes before embarking on your train journey.

Day 03 Kazan

Kazan
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Set amidst the magnificent Volga River is the historic city of Kazan, capital of Tatarstan. Tour the ancient Kremlin Fortress (UNESCO) where you will find stunning mosque and onion-domed cathedrals. After a private concert of  Feodor Chaliapin music, who was born here, you will have some time to explore the pedestrian area before returning to the train.

Day 04 Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

The Ural Mountains is a natural border between Europe and Asia, and nowhere does the confluence of culture is more evidential than the Urals capital of Yekaterinburg, founded in 1723 by Peter the Great.

Tour the church where Romanov was executed and enjoy champagne with one foot at each continent at the obelisk marking the geographical border.

Alternatively, you can also visit Museum of Military Machinery with its vast collection of tanks, aircrafts, boats, armoured trains and civilian vehicles.

Day 05 Novosibirk

Novosibirk
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A modern Soviet city with vibrant arts and science scene, we will visit Lenin Square with its architecturally imposing Opera House and Lenin Statue.

Alternatively, you can visit either Railway Museum with its Soviet-era locomotives including the carriages of the Tsars, Mineralogical Centre displaying Siberian minerals, or State Art Museum with extensive art collection from Siberian, Russian and international artists.

Day 06 On Board

On Board
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

As we traverse the vast Siberian landscape with its ever-changing scenery, spend the day unwinding to reflect on the sounds and sights throughout your cultural journey so far.

Perhaps you may want to head to the Bar Lounge area to exchange eye-opening journeys with fellow train passengers or learn a few Russian phrases among some of the hosted bar activities. As evening falls, be serenaded by soothing music courtesy of the resident pianist.

Day 07 Irkutsk

Irkutsk
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Dubbed the “Paris of Siberian”, stroll along classic wooden architecture with carved lace decorations, Volkonsky House Museum dedicated to exiled aristocrats following the failed Decembrists uprising and enjoy a private concert with champagne recreating the old-school Irkutsk atmosphere.

Thereafter, choose either to learn how to cook traditional Russian lunches or visit a traditional Russian Dacha (summer house) or an urban apartment to learn the everyday life of a Russian family.

Day 08 Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Journey across Lake Baikal aboard a Soviet steam locomotive. Dubbed the “Pearl of Siberia”, the world’s deepest lake also holds 20% of Earth’s freshwater reserve. If weather permits, we make a scenic photography stop with time to swim in the ice-cold waters. Hop on a boat to Listvyanka, a small Baikal settlement to visit the Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium to learn about the lakes’ flora and fauna, including freshwater seal and over 50 fish species. After a freshly-smoked omul fish BBQ, we return to the train. Alternatively, you can also join the train’s panoramic hiking program.

 

Day 09 Ulan Ude

Ulan Ude
Golden Eagle
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Today’s journey brings us off-the-beaten from classic Trans-Siberian journey into the underappreciated Ulan Ude, the capital of Buryat Republic. Enjoy folk singing concert at the Old Believers’ Village to get acquainted with unique culture and history of these religious Buryat people.

Day 10 Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar
Ulaan Baatar (to be determined by Golden Eagle)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Cross the international border to the Mongolian capital of Ulaan Baatar, once a centre of the Genghis Khan empire. Tour the Gandan Monastery which houses over 500 monks and Chinggis Square with its monument dedicated to the revered Genghis Khan.

Thereafter, you have the option to drive out to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park for a taste of traditional Naadam Festival with its horse-riding, wrestling and archery games. Meet a nomadic family in their traditional GER.

Alternatively, stay within the city to visit National Museum and Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum, followed by traditional Mongolian throat singing and contortionist performance.

Day 11 Departure from Ulaan Baatar

Departure from Ulaan Baatar
Nil
Breakfast included

You will have free time at leisure before we transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination.

If you have more time, we recommend extension to the Gobi Desert for overnight stay on a traditional yurt while exploring the vast steppes, sand dunes and rugged landscapes.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

Minimum 2 Pax From US$ 14,295
Single Supplement From US$ 7,100

Four Seasons MoscowGolden Eagle

Moscow

Moscow

Four Seasons Moscow (Standard)

Located just steps from Kremlin and Red Square, the hotel has the most enviable address in town with views of the Duma and the domes and spires of St Basil’s Cathedral. The rooms are luxuriously appointed and stylish.

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Trans-Siberia Train

Trans-Siberia Train

Golden Eagle (Silver Class, 5.5sqm)

Luxurious private train with en-suite cabins, fine dining and personal cabin attendant service at all times. There is a Bar Lounge Car and Restaurant Cars hosting activities such as Russian language lessons, historical and cultural lectures by guest speakers, or evening baby grand piano music.

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Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

TBA by Golden Eagle

Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (USD)

Minimum 2 Pax From US$ 17,495
Single Supplement From US$ 11,400

Four Seasons MoscowGolden Eagle

Moscow

Moscow

Four Seasons Moscow (Standard)

Located just steps from Kremlin and Red Square, the hotel has the most enviable address in town with views of the Duma and the domes and spires of St Basil’s Cathedral. The rooms are luxuriously appointed and stylish.

View More
Trans-Siberia Train

Trans-Siberia Train

Golden Eagle (Gold Class, 7sqm)

Luxurious private train with en-suite cabins, fine dining and personal cabin attendant service at all times. There is a Bar Lounge Car and Restaurant Cars hosting activities such as Russian language lessons, historical and cultural lectures by guest speakers, or evening baby grand piano music.

View More
Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

TBA by Golden Eagle

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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