15 Day TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS – LUXURY EXPERIENCE BY PRIVATE TRAIN

stbasil_moscow15 Day TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS – LUXURY EXPERIENCE BY PRIVATE TRAIN

Moscow – Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia) – Vladivostok   

 

The private train Golden Eagle brings unprecedented luxury to train travel including beautifully appointed restaurant cars, excellent service and superb meals, prepared with the finest local ingredients. The bar car is a great place to relax, socialize and settle into the unhurried pace of travel by train.

Day 1: MOSCOW

Transfer from the airport to the luxurious five-star Marriott Royal Aurora hotel (or similar).  Enjoy a welcome reception dinner. [D]

Day 2: MOSCOW

Start your city tour with the Red Square and its impressive St. Basil’s Cathedral. Choose your next city stop from the “Freedom of Choice” touring options (i.e. Tretyakov Gallery). In the afternoon, board the Golden Eagle for your next train adventure. [B, L, D]

Day 3: KAZAN

Tour a historic city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Visit the white-walled Kazan Kremlin and other architectural masterpieces. [B, L, D]

Day 4: YEKATERINBURG

Cross the Asian border and arrive in the historic city of Yekaterinburg, the capital of Urals. Enjoy the city including the historic Nicholas II Church. [B, L, D]

Day 5: NOVOSIBIRSK

Tour a modern ‘Soviet’ city of Novosibirsk and its famous Opera House, one of the largest in the world [B, L, D]

Day 6: FULL DAY ON BOARD

This day is at leisure to take in the full experience of travelling by rail. [B, L, D]

Day 7: IRKUTSK

Arrive in Irkutsk, also known as the ‘Paris of Siberia’ and visit city’s most significant sites including the Decembrists House Museum. This museum is dedicated to the exiled aristocrats who were forced to escape to this remote outpost after the revolution of 1825. Enjoy a private concert before returning to the train. [B, L, D]

Day 8: LAKE BAIKAL

Tour Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. If weather permits, stop at one of Baikal’s picturesque bays to enjoy a delicious BBQ. In the afternoon, visit Listvyanka, a small arc-shaped settlement along the shores of Lake Baikal. [B, L, D]

Day 9: ULAN UDE

Arrive in Ulan Ude, the capital of Buryat Republic.  Explore the Old Believers Village and learn about the culture and history of local people. Enjoy a traditional meal and a concert featuring local dancers and musicians. [B, L, D]

Day 10: ULAAN BAATAR

Visit Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia. Experience an authentic Mongol style meal and learn more about the time-honored nomadic way of life. [B, L, D]

Day 11: FULL DAY ON BOARD

Enjoy a more leisurely pace as we travel through the beautiful landscape of Russia’s Far East.  You can also attend one of the onboard lectures or Russian language lessons. [B, L, D]

Day 12: FULL DAY ON BOARD

Practice your Russian or simply relax as the train passes the Shilka and Amur Rivers near the Chinese border.  Enjoy Russia at its most dramatic and remote as the Golden Eagle approaches Vladivostok. [B, L, D]

Day 13: FULL DAY ON BOARD

Spend the last full day on board the Golden Eagle, passing Northern Seoul, Darwin, Osaka and Khabarovsk. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. [B, L, D]

Day 14: VLADIVOSTOK

After travelling through 8 time zones and covering over 6,600 miles (10,600km), the Golden Eagle arrives in Vladivostok, a military port located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan. Explore its principal military attractions including a tour of a restored submarine. Transfer to the centrally located four-star Hotel “Hyundai”. Enjoy a farewell dinner. [B, L, D]

Day 15: VLADIVOSTOK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. [B]

Included:

Arrival and departure transfers;

1-night accommodation in “Royal Aurora” Hotel or similarin Moscow;

12-night accommodation on board the Golden Eagle;

1-night accommodation in “Hyundai Hotel” or similar in Vladivostok;

All meals on board the Golden Eagle including complimentary soft drinks with lunch and dinner;

Welcome and farewell dinners;

“Freedom of Choice” touring options;

All gratuities.