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Tsar's Gold Train - Trans Siberian Rail - Moscow to Beijing.

Duration
16 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,839

Travel the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our private train.


The train journey from Moscow, across Siberia, into Mongolia and finishing in Beijing is one of the most epic of itineraries linking two very large countries. This journey aboard a very comfortable train covers almost 8000 kilometres/5000 miles all in two weeks travelling through six time zones and ever changing landscapes. The trip will expose you to several different cultures and a myriad of exciting and unusual landscapes and all this while relaxing in your compartment or the observation/day car.

Commence in Moscow where you will stay for 1 night at a local hotel. Here the highlights include Red Square and the Kremlin which is an ancient fortress containing the seat of the Russian parliament and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Also travel on the Moscow subway where the station platforms are miniature art galleries and/or museums.

Depart on your train journey. The first en route stop is at Kazan, a University City and home to the Tartar population (a religion and culture which is a blend of Muslim and Christian faiths).

Continue next to Ekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia, after which arrive in Novosibirsk which lies in the heart of Siberia. It is Russia’s third largest city and an important industrial centre.

Next stop is Irkutsk, an attractive city in Siberia with wide streets, ornate architecture and many museums. It has been described as “The Paris of Siberia”. Overnight in Irkutsk.

The train next arrives at Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, rich in biodiversity with more than 1000 plants and more than 1500 different animals existing in the area. Enjoy a cruise and a picnic on its shores.

Before leaving Russia, the train stops in Ulan Ude, an old town in Eastern Siberia. There is time to stroll around the town or take a guided tour.

On arriving in Mongolia, you have an overnight stay in Ulaanbaatar, a city which combines the traditional and modern. However, the main impression one gets is of a city lost in time. Cows roam the streets and many locals still dress in traditional garb. All this will be seen on a tour of the city. After an overnight in Ulanbaatar, visit the Gandan Monastery after which, head out into the countryside to the Mongolian Alps where you will meet nomadic herdsmen and enjoy a demonstration of horsemanship and traditional wrestling. Depart from Mongolia and cross into China where immediately, the vast and expansive GobiDesert is another highlight.

Arrive in Beijing where you leave the train. You will have undertaken an amazing journey and an exceptional experience!


 

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Duration
16 Days
Prices From:
US$ 7,839

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Day 1

Welcome to Moscow

After having arrived in Moscow, your tour guide welcomes you at the airport and accompanies you to your hotel. The Russian capital presents itself in wonderful illumination on your "Moscow by Night" city lights tour. Afterwards you can stroll across the famous Red Square with your tour guides and experience Moscow's Metro stations in all their splendour and beauty. At night, the beds in your first class hotel spread comfort.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Renaissance Moscow Hotel

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    Renaissance Moscow Hotel


    Experience a remarkable stay in Moscow at the vibrant and sophisticated Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel, where stunning guest rooms and suites are complemented by lavish amenities and intuitive service. Engaging guests with a spacious lobby and personalized service, our full-service hotel in Monarch Centre ...

    Experience a remarkable stay in Moscow at the vibrant and sophisticated Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel, where stunning guest rooms and suites are complemented by lavish amenities and intuitive service. Engaging guests with a spacious lobby and personalized service, our full-service hotel in Monarch Centre is located near many popular attractions.

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Day 2

Sightseeing Moscow and Depart For Kazan

Your grand city tour starts in the morning with the Kremlin, including one of the magnificent cathedrals still left from the time of the Tsars. Towards evening, your train departs from the Kazan Station.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration5 Nights
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Tsars Gold Train

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    Tsars Gold Train



    Between Moscow and the Chinese-Mongolian border in Erlian (and vice versa) your Private Train offers six different compartment categories ranging from the budget-minded category I with shared facilities to the best possible comfort available on the Transsiberian with private facilities: category V. No matter which ...

    Between Moscow and the Chinese-Mongolian border in Erlian (and vice versa) your Private Train offers six different compartment categories ranging from the budget-minded category I with shared facilities to the best possible comfort available on the Transsiberian with private facilities: category V. No matter which compartment type you choose, all of them are about twice as large as typical European sleeping car compartments. Choose from 6 different cabin types, according to your personal requirements, and dine in our beautiful restaurant wagons. Enjoy fine cuisine and drinks. The restaurant car also serves as a bar wagon, so before and after meals you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and have a nice conversation with fellow travelers as you collect unique impressions.

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Day 3

Kazan

After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tartar capital on the banks of the Volga. Plenty of history here: on a guided tour of the Kremlin you will learn about the wild and often bloody relations of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. Your Private Train resumes its journey in the evening.

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Day 4

Ekaterinburg

In the afternoon halt in Ekaterinburg and short tour of the city centre which was just restored in 2009. In the course of the city tour you will see the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial of that tragic historical event. Back on the train your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia continues.

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Day 5

Novosibirsk

You reach Novosibirsk, heart of Siberia, where you will be welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. Your city tour includes a visit of the Transsiberian monument and the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its ride eastwards.

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Day 6

Karasnoyarsk

Your Private Train, by now your second home, proceeds onward over the Yenisei River through Siberia. In Krasnoyarsk - the city with its impressive riverside location - you will go on an interesting walking tour. Back on the train the on-board restaurant chefs once again demonstrate their skills with the speciality meal "Tsar's Feast". Enjoy Russian hospitality during the vodka and caviar tasting while passing by impressive landscapes.

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Day 7

Irkutsk

Today the train reaches Irkutsk, capital of Eastern Siberia. During a city tour you will see beautiful Siberian wooden cottages, the new statue of Alexander III and the lively market hall. After lunch, you undertake an excursion to the open-air museum "Life and Work in the Time of the Tsars". Spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Irkutsk.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Irkutsk

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    Hotel Irkutsk


    Hotel Irkutsk is a modern nine-storey hotel. The hotel is situated on the banks of the river Angara. Located in a quiet historic district and within walking distance of the main cultural and historical attractions of Irkutsk. The Irkutsk Hotel has a modern gym as ...

    Hotel Irkutsk is a modern nine-storey hotel. The hotel is situated on the banks of the river Angara. Located in a quiet historic district and within walking distance of the main cultural and historical attractions of Irkutsk.

    The Irkutsk Hotel has a modern gym as well as a spa area featuring a solarium and sauna. Guests can also benefit from a relaxing body massage at the health club.

    All rooms offer heating, air-conditioning, ensuite, hairdryer, refrigerator and telephone in the room.

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Day 8

Lake Baikal

Today you will visit a Siberian village by bus. A boat takes you across the deep waters to Port Baikal, where your Private Train awaits you. On ancient tracks it takes you directly along the shore of Lake Baikal for several hours. Dinner is served in typical local style as a picnic on the shores of the lake (weather permitting).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 9

Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude and on to Mongolia

This day takes you along a different part of the shore of the mystical Lake Baikal, and then onwards through the magnificent valley of Selenga passing by wild and lonely mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia. On the way to the Mongolian border the train will stop in Ulan Ude, where you attend the city tour. Afterwards the train departs for Mongolia.

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Day 10

Ulan Bator and Gandan Monastry

In the morning you arrive in Ulan Bator. In the course of a city tour you will see the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastery and the Lama Museum. In the evening, your tour guides show you the best beer garden in the city. You spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Ulan Bator.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Bayangol Hotel

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    Bayangol Hotel



    Welcome to the Bayangol Hotel Mongolia - Winner of Mongolia's Best Hotel 2006, by Mongolian Tourism Association. This landmark 12 storey twin tower hotel is superbly situated amidst seven acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Ulaanbaatar's business entertainment and shopping district. Only a ...

    Welcome to the Bayangol Hotel Mongolia - Winner of Mongolia's Best Hotel 2006, by Mongolian Tourism Association. This landmark 12 storey twin tower hotel is superbly situated amidst seven acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Ulaanbaatar's business entertainment and shopping district. Only a five minute walk away is the City Centre, main Cultural Centers and State Institutions. It is also within close proximity to the airport and railway station.

    Facilities

    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 11

Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps

Today you attend a tour to Mongolian Switzerland. After breakfast, a bus trip reveals the beautiful countryside. You take lunch within the typical tent settlements of nomadic herdsmen. A Mongolian horseback riding show will be performed especially for you. In the evening your Private Train will travel onward to the Chinese border.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 12

Through the Gobi desert

In the early morning your train halts in the middle of the Gobi Desert, some time ago one of the favourite settlements of dinosaurs. Towards noontime, you reach the Chinese border, where due to the different Chinese track gauge your Chinese train is ready for departure. You will reach China's capital Beijing in about 16 hours.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 13

Welcome to Beijing

After observing impressive scenes of Chinese rural life from your compartment window, you arrive in Beijing in the morning where you spend three nights in a first class hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration3 Nights
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Capital Hotel

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    Capital Hotel



    Capital Hotel is situated in the historic Dong Jiaominxiang and is within walking distance to many interesting monuments and scenic spots including the Forbidden City, Qianmen, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square. With subways and bus stops nearby, the hotel is easily accessible. Capital Hotel ...

    Capital Hotel is situated in the historic Dong Jiaominxiang and is within walking distance to many interesting monuments and scenic spots including the Forbidden City, Qianmen, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square. With subways and bus stops nearby, the hotel is easily accessible. Capital Hotel has modern furnishes while traditional in style. The decoration shows luxury and elegance. All the 591 guestrooms are contemporary in design, offering ultimate comfort and convenience.

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Day 14

Beijing -Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City

A four hour city tour will show you the Temple of Heaven and its park as well as Tianamen Square. A guided tour through the interior of the Forbidden City follows in the afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 15

The Great Wall and Peking Duck

Today you enjoy a day trip to the Great Wall. Your programme also includes a tour of a pearl cultivation farm, the Ming Tombs and the avenue of the spirits. In the evening you enjoy a meal featuring the world famous Chinese dish, Peking Duck.

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Day 16

Beijing and Onward Travel

Today a wonderful trip filled with unique and unforgettable experiences comes to its end.

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DEPARTURES: (EASTBOUND FROM MOSCOW)

2018: May 5; Jun 2, 28; Jul 21; Aug 16; Sep 8.

Note this trip also runs in reverse.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • Guided touring as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Meals as specified

  PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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