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Russia By Luxury Rail

15 NIGHTS FROM £14,815 per person

As the largest country on the planet, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to discovering the history, heritage and natural beauty of Russia. That’s where this spectacular luxury train journey along the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway comes in, showcasing a range of distinct Russian destinations with authentic experiences awaiting in each.

2020 Dates: 16-30 May | 18-27 Jun | 8-22 Aug | 5-19 Sep
Eastbound tours, winter dates and further booking dates for 2021 are also available.

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Discover several of Russia’s most charming and historic cities on engaging guided tours

Cross the border into Mongolia and explore Ulaan Baatar, meeting a local nomadic family in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

Travel in style across Russia’s most remote and stunning landscapes, including beside Lake Baikal

The ultra-luxurious yet laid-back Golden Eagle train promises first-class service, exceptional dining, and enriching activities

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Experienced Tour Managers are selected by Golden Eagle for their extensive travel knowledge, and their linguistic and organisational abilities, allowing you to relax and enjoy your luxury rail experience.

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TOUR DETAILS

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

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    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Explore the surprisingly charming military port of Vladivostok (literally translating to ‘Ruler of the East’) on an informative city tour, with highlights including a preserved World War II submarine and Golden Horn Bay’s sprawling suspension bridge.

     

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to the Vladivostok Railway Station for a Champagne reception, before boarding the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

    Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
    • Summary: An elegant hotel ideally located in the cultural centre of the city
    • Feature: Various dining options range from European to Korean cuisine
    • Rooms: 153 rooms
    MEAL BASIS

    Half Board

    DAY 4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Just 15 miles from the Chinese border, Khabarovsk is a leafy city beside the Amur River. Pass the Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov monument (the explorer after which the city is named) on your way to the impressive World War II memorial, before visiting the Regional Museum for an informative overview of Russian and Soviet history.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 5-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Soak up the remote beauty of Russia as you make the most of the facilities on board Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Cross the border into Mongolia’s capital city where your exploration begins at the important Gandan Monastery, home to 500 Buddhist monks. More city highlights include the National Museum and Bogd Khan Winter Palace, or you can head out of the city to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, meeting a nomadic family or exploring on horseback.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Back in Russia, Ulan Ude is a warm and welcoming city with a clear Asian influence and unique Mongol-Buddhist culture. Learn more about the culture and religion of the Old Believers community as you are treated to a concert of folk singing and local traditions.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    An undeniable highlight on your journey through Russia, stunning Lake Baikal – or the ‘Pearl of Siberia’ – is the deepest lake in the world. After winding along cliffside tracks, backed by snow-capped peaks and blue waters, you’ll disembark and travel by boat to Listvyanka, a small Baikal settlement. Visit the Lake Baikal Museum, before a delicious barbecue on the shore.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Dubbed the ‘Paris of Siberia’, Irkutsk is characterised by charming 19th century architecture and pretty revived churches. Visit the fascinating Volkonsky House Museum, before a champagne reception and private concert. Other optional activities include an authentic Russian cooking lesson or visiting a local family in their traditional summer house.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Unwind on board, enjoying the ever-changing landscape outside your window while dining on gourmet cuisine.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Offering a glimpse of ‘Soviet’ Russia, a city tour here includes a trip to the splendid Opera House, one of the largest in the world, as well as the Railway Museum.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    DAY 13 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Yekaterinburg is rich with history and artistic allure, located on the border between Asia and Europe. After exploring the site where Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was executed during the Russian Revolution, head to the border and sip bubbly with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia!

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 14 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Located beside the mighty River Volga, Kazan is a picturesque and historic city, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Kremlin Fortress, flaunting an ornate onion-domed cathedral and impressive mosque. Enjoy a private concert held in honour of Feodor Chaliapin, one of Russia’s most renowned opera singers who was born here in Kazan.

    Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
    • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
    • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY 15-16 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your once-in-a-lifetime train journey ends in magnificent Moscow, where a private viewing of the Kremlin’s Armoury Chamber kicks off your city tour. Other highlights include the iconic Red Square and gorgeous St Basil’s Cathedral, before Russian lunch at the legendary Café Pushkin.

    TRANSFERS

    Disembark and transfer to Four Seasons Hotel Moscow where you will stay the night

    Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
    • Summary: A former Soviet-era hotel turned luxury retreat on the doorstep of Moscow's Kremlin
    • Feature: Destination dining and decadent spa treatments await
    • Rooms: 180 rooms and suites
    MEAL BASIS

    Full board and a generous drinks allowance

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    TRANSFERS

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    • Rooms:
    • Location:
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    MEAL BASIS

DAY ACCOMMODATION

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MEAL BASIS

DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
Vladivostok, Russia

Explore the surprisingly charming military port of Vladivostok (literally translating to ‘Ruler of the East’) on an informative city tour, with highlights including a preserved World War II submarine and Golden Horn Bay’s sprawling suspension bridge.

 

TRANSFERS

Transfer to the Vladivostok Railway Station for a Champagne reception, before boarding the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
  • Summary: An elegant hotel ideally located in the cultural centre of the city
  • Feature: Various dining options range from European to Korean cuisine
  • Rooms: 153 rooms
MEAL BASIS

Half Board

DAY 4ACCOMMODATION
Khabarovsk, Russia

Just 15 miles from the Chinese border, Khabarovsk is a leafy city beside the Amur River. Pass the Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov monument (the explorer after which the city is named) on your way to the impressive World War II memorial, before visiting the Regional Museum for an informative overview of Russian and Soviet history.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 5-6ACCOMMODATION
On Board

Soak up the remote beauty of Russia as you make the most of the facilities on board Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 7ACCOMMODATION
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Cross the border into Mongolia’s capital city where your exploration begins at the important Gandan Monastery, home to 500 Buddhist monks. More city highlights include the National Museum and Bogd Khan Winter Palace, or you can head out of the city to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, meeting a nomadic family or exploring on horseback.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 8ACCOMMODATION
Ulan Ude, Russia

Back in Russia, Ulan Ude is a warm and welcoming city with a clear Asian influence and unique Mongol-Buddhist culture. Learn more about the culture and religion of the Old Believers community as you are treated to a concert of folk singing and local traditions.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 9ACCOMMODATION
Lake Baikal, Russia

An undeniable highlight on your journey through Russia, stunning Lake Baikal – or the ‘Pearl of Siberia’ – is the deepest lake in the world. After winding along cliffside tracks, backed by snow-capped peaks and blue waters, you’ll disembark and travel by boat to Listvyanka, a small Baikal settlement. Visit the Lake Baikal Museum, before a delicious barbecue on the shore.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 10ACCOMMODATION
Irkutsk, Russia

Dubbed the ‘Paris of Siberia’, Irkutsk is characterised by charming 19th century architecture and pretty revived churches. Visit the fascinating Volkonsky House Museum, before a champagne reception and private concert. Other optional activities include an authentic Russian cooking lesson or visiting a local family in their traditional summer house.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 11ACCOMMODATION
On Board

Unwind on board, enjoying the ever-changing landscape outside your window while dining on gourmet cuisine.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 12ACCOMMODATION
Novosibirsk, Russia

Offering a glimpse of ‘Soviet’ Russia, a city tour here includes a trip to the splendid Opera House, one of the largest in the world, as well as the Railway Museum.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
DAY 13ACCOMMODATION
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg is rich with history and artistic allure, located on the border between Asia and Europe. After exploring the site where Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was executed during the Russian Revolution, head to the border and sip bubbly with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia!

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 14ACCOMMODATION
Kazan, Russia

Located beside the mighty River Volga, Kazan is a picturesque and historic city, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Kremlin Fortress, flaunting an ornate onion-domed cathedral and impressive mosque. Enjoy a private concert held in honour of Feodor Chaliapin, one of Russia’s most renowned opera singers who was born here in Kazan.

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
  • Summary: A luxury train with first-class service, fine dining and comfortable cabins
  • Feature: Enjoy fine dining offerings in the uniquely designed Restaurant Cars
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY 15-16ACCOMMODATION
Moscow, Russia

Your once-in-a-lifetime train journey ends in magnificent Moscow, where a private viewing of the Kremlin’s Armoury Chamber kicks off your city tour. Other highlights include the iconic Red Square and gorgeous St Basil’s Cathedral, before Russian lunch at the legendary Café Pushkin.

TRANSFERS

Disembark and transfer to Four Seasons Hotel Moscow where you will stay the night

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
  • Summary: A former Soviet-era hotel turned luxury retreat on the doorstep of Moscow's Kremlin
  • Feature: Destination dining and decadent spa treatments await
  • Rooms: 180 rooms and suites
MEAL BASIS

Full board and a generous drinks allowance

DAY ACCOMMODATION

TRANSFERS

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  • Rooms:
  • Location:
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MEAL BASIS

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The best time to visit Russia is between May and October for milder temperatures and long days. In September and October, the trees turn a beautiful autumnal shade and there are generally less crowds.

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15 NIGHTS FROM £14,815 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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