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Express Eastbound – Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The most epic rail journey in the world  - the renowned Trans - Siberian Express! Travel  6,500 miles on the luxurious Golden Eagle, your luxe hotel on wheels. During your two weeks you will see some of the most unique places in the world, Lake Baikal, Ulaan Baatar, Vladivostok -  almost inaccessible by any other route and certainly not in the same level of comfort or luxury.  

Four journeys are possible with the Golden Eagle; perhaps the most evocative is The Silk Road. Following in the footstep of Marco Polo, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, it’s a 21 day adventure from Russia to China.

Enjoy a Private, Historical and Cultural Tour from Moscow to Vladivostok with your English-speaking guides, aboard the Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express.

Trip Departure Dates: Download 2016 Itinerary PDF Here

May 5-19, 2016

August 22 - September 5, 2016

Trip Departure Dates: Download 2017 Itinerary PDF Here

May 6-20, 2017

June 4-18, 2017

July 23-August 6, 2017

August 20-September 3, 2017



Silver Class: $15,895.00 per person, double occupancy.                                                      $23,495.00 single occupancy                     Gold Class: $19,595.00 per person, double occupancy                                                          $28,695.00 single occupancy.           Imperial Suite: $30,995.00 per person, double occupancy                                         Single occupancy on request Prices are per person for the fully inclusive tour Moscow to Vladivostok. Air-fare is not included. Prices are subject to change until deposit is received.

Day 1
Arrival | Arrival

Arrival in Moscow, where you will be met and transferred to the luxurious five-star Marriott Royal Aurora hotel (or similar) located in the heart of this vibrant city for a one-night stay.

This evening enjoy a welcome reception dinner at your hotel, whilst you meet your fellow travelers and anticipate the epic fifteen-day voyage that lies ahead.

Accommodation: Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel

Day 2
Moscow | Moscow

A morning city tour of Moscow takes you to Red Square, an iconic symbol of Russia’s former military and political might. As you enter through the recently restored Imperial Gates, St Basil’s Cathedral with its magnificent onion-domed spires rises dramatically before you, alongside the grandeur of The Kremlin. In contrast to this Tatar flamboyance, Lenin’s Tomb is a stark and somber monument.

Early this afternoon board the luxurious Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. After settling into your modern, stylish cabins, enjoy dinner in one of the beautifully designed restaurant cars as your rail adventure east to Vladivostok begins.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 3
Kazan | Kazan

Arrive at the picturesque and historic city of Kazan by mid-morning. Situated on the River Volga, Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan.

Here you will have the opportunity to see the city’s rich tapestry of history and culture. One of the highlights of this city tour is Kazan’s Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel, explore its stunning mosque and cathedral.

After enjoying a relaxing dinner on the Golden Eagle, retire to the welcoming bar car where you can enjoy drinks with new friends whilst listening to the resident pianist.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 4
Ekaterinburg | Ekaterinburg

Cross the Europe/Asia divide before arriving in the historic city of Ekaterinburg. Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, the third largest Russian city is also the capital of the Ural Mountain Region.

The cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilizations come together in this fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape. Your city tour takes you to the poignant site where the Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II and his family in 1918. Now a church dedicated to their memory, this site provides a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 5
Novosibirsk | Novosibirsk

In this modern ‘Soviet’ city, experience the life and character of Novosibirsk’s rich culture, where the arts, science and literature predominate. An architectural marvel, the Novosibirsk Opera houses two permanent ballet and opera companies and is the largest opera house in the world. In front of the Opera House is an imposing statue of Lenin – a marvelous opportunity to have your photograph taken with this iconic political leader.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 6
Onboard | Onboard

A day to unwind and reflect on the many sights and sounds you have experienced on your journey so far. Chat to your fellow passengers, learn a few words of Russian or enjoy the ever-changing landscape outside your window as it unfolds.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 7
Irkutsk | Irkutsk

Arrive in Irkutsk, the ‘Paris of Siberia’. Today’s visit takes in the most significant sites and museums in this fascinating city, such as the classic wooden architecture that gives several buildings such a distinctive and unique appearance.

Next, visit the Decembrist House museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the exiled aristocrats who were forced to flee to this remote outpost after the failed revolution of 1825.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 8
Lake Baikal | Lake Baikal

Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of Lake Baikal. For five hours the train winds its way through tunnels along cliff hugging tracks above the lake with a vista of snow capped peaks along the far shore forming a picture-perfect backdrop.

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20% of the worlds freshwater. Also known as the ‘Pearl of Siberia’ it is home to a unique breed of freshwater seal and over fifty species of fish including omul, which will be served in the dining car for some meals. Weather permitting, you will stop in an extremely picturesque location by the lake for photographic opportunities and for the brave hearted there is time for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear and ice-cold waters of Baikal.

Traveling onwards to the end of the Baikal branch line, leave the train and travel by boat on the lake to Listvyanka, a small Baikal settlement nestling at the base of the surrounding hills. Visit the Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium where you can learn about the flora and fauna of the lake.

You will enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch, including freshly smoked omul fish, prepared by our own chefs on the shore of Lake Baikal to complete a memorable day.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 9
Ulan Ude | Ulan Ude

This morning arrive in Ulan Ude, capital of the Buryat Republic. The ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique insight into its heritage. As you tour the area you will notice the different faces and dress styles of these welcoming people. As you explore the Old Believers Village take the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of these religious people as you are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local dancers and musicians.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 10
Mongolia | Mongolia

Your Trans-Siberian adventure takes you into Mongolia and a visit to its capital, Ulaan Baatar. Mongolia, once the very center of an enormous empire led by Genghis Khan, is a country of beautiful landscapes, nomadic people and rich in culture and history. It is famous for its endless green Steppes, grazing livestock and white, nomadic Gers (Yurts) dotted all across the countryside.

You start the tour at Gandan Monastery, one of Mongolia’s most important Buddhist Monasteries housing a community of over 500 monks. The full name, Gandantegchinlen, translates as 'the great place of complete joy'. At Sukhbaatar Square you can see the central monument to Genghis Khan, undoubtedly the most feared and revered Mongol.

You then drive out of the city to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery of wild Mongolia, having the opportunity to visit a traditional Ger and meet a nomadic family or try your hand at horse riding, an intrinsic part of Mongolian life.

Board the train in time for dinner as you head back into Russia.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 11
Onboard | Onboard

Enjoy a more leisurely pace today as you travel through the beautiful landscape of the Russian Far East. You may like to attend one of the interesting lectures or Russian language lessons.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 12
Onboard | Onboard

It is the perfect opportunity to practice your Russian or simply relax as our journey today follows the Shilka and Amur rivers, close to the Chinese border. Enjoy Russia at its most dramatic and remote, as the Golden Eagle eats up the miles on your way to Vladivostok.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 13
Onboard | Onboard

Passing directly north of Seoul, Darwin and Osaka, spend your last full day on board the Golden Eagle as the most easterly point of your mammoth journey is reached passing through Khabarovsk, where you cross the River Amur.

Tonight, enjoy your final dinner onboard your private train that has been your home for the last twelve days as you approach the final destination on this unforgettable journey.

Accommodation: Golden Eagle

Day 14
Vladivostok | Vladivostok

After traveling through eight time zones and covering an amazing 6,600 miles (10,600km) along this epic route to the end of the Trans-Siberian line, the Golden Eagle pulls into Vladivostok.

A military port, located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan, Vladivostok is home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Due to its military importance, the city was closed to foreigners between 1930 and 1992. Vladivostok (literally translated as ‘Ruler of the East’) offers visitors an interesting opportunity to explore its principal military attractions including a visit to a preserved World War Two submarine. Your city tour will also take you to the iconic suspension bridge over Golden Horn Bay, one of the largest of its kind worldwide, which opened in 2012 for the APEC conference.

The final evening is spent saying your goodbyes to your fellow travelling companions and friends at the Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Hyundai

Day 15
Departure | Departure

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Vladivostok airport to begin your journey home.

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