Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest train journeys, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. The official length of the Trans-Siberian line between Moscow and Vladivostok is 9,288 kilometres, making it the longest single-service railway in the world!
This luxurious train traverses Russia and Central Asia with ensuite cabins, fine dining and elegant interiors. The first-class restaurant cars and bar lounge host a variety of onboard entertainment throughout each journey, including Russian language classes and lectures on local history and culture from guest speakers. Buffet breakfast is served onboard each morning with lunch and dinner treating guests to culinary experiences inspired by the surrounding countries. Itineraries include sightseeing excursions that explore a rich tapestry of history and culture, all in refined comfort.
Itinerary – Vladivostok to Moscow (West)
Day 1: Vladivostok
Arrive at Vladivostok Airport. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Vladivostok
City tour of Vladivostok. Transfer to the railway station for a champagne reception before boarding the Golden Eagle.
Day 3 Khabarovsk
Visit the monument to Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov and spend time at the Regional Museum.
Days 4 & 5: On Board
Enjoy Russia at its most beautiful and remote as the landscape unfolds outside your window. Perhaps take a Russian lesson or attend one of the fascinating lectures.
Day 6: Ulaan Baatar
Cross into Mongolia for a visit to its capital, Ulaan Baatar.
Day 7: Ulan Ude
Return to Russia to visit Ulan Ude, Buryat Republic’s capital.
Day 8: Lake Baikal
Few natural sights can surpass the beauty of Lake Baikal. To add to the grandeur, our Golden Eagle train will be hauled by a Soviet Era steam locomotive on this beautiful section of line.
Day 9: Irkutsk
Our visit to the ‘Paris of Siberia’ takes in the most significant sites and museums of the city. Enjoy a champagne reception and private concert at the Volkonsky House Museum.
Day 10: On Board
Day 11: Novosibirsk
A modern ‘Soviet’ city, we experience the life and character of Novosibirsk’s rich culture where the arts and science predominate. Time permitting, we also visit the excellent Railway Museum.
Day 12: Yekaterinburg
Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals.
Day 13: Kazan
Situated on the River Volga, the picturesque and historic city of Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. One of the highlights is our exploration of the Kazan Kremlin.
Day 14: Moscow
Tour Russia’s capital today, visit the Kremlin, enjoy an exclusive private viewing of the treasures of the Tsars, and visit Red Square to see St Basil’s Cathedral and the world-famous façade of GUM department store. Enjoy lunch at Café Pushkin and overnight at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow located in the historic Moskva Hotel building.
Day 15: Moscow
Your journey concludes. Journey also available in reverse: Moscow to Vladivostok (East)
- Luxury accommodation on board and in hotels
- All meals
- Excursions as per the itinerary
- Specified beverages
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