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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • Train ride on the otherwise closed route of the Trans Siberian Railroad along Lake Baikal with 2 extensive photo stops
  • 40 hours at Lake Baikal
  • Your Private Train: safe, clean and comfortable
  • Authentic: Mongolian horse show
  • Boat ride on Lake Baikal
  • Pristine: typical Siberian villages
  • Ulan Bator, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg and Kazan
  • Moscow, Russia's proud new capital
  • Glorious: Icons and Cathedrals
  • Boat trip on the Volga
  • Entertaining and informative: Daily lectures about countries, people and cultures
  • Traditional: greeting with bread, salt and balalaika
  • For connoisseurs: vodka and caviar tasting

EXCURSIONS AND SPECIALTIES

Erlian

  • Visit to the local market

Ulan Bator

  • Visit to the Choijin-Lama temple
  • Tour of the Gandan Monastery
  • Visit to Alpine Mongolia including horse-riding demonstration

Lake Baikal

  • Follow the ancient tracks along the shores of Lake Baikal, including village visit
  • Boat trip on Lake Baikal

Ulan Ude

  • City tour

Irkutsk

  • City tour with visit to the market hall
  • Visit to open-air museum

Novosibirsk

  • City tour and traditional welcome with bread and salt

Ekaterinburg

  • City tour with visit to the Church of the Ascension

Kazan

  • City tour including guided visit of the Kremlin
  • Boat trip on Volga River

Moscow

  • Kremlin
  • Night tour
  • Tour of the subway
  • City tour including Church of the Redeemer

Culinary Specialties

  • Caviar and vodka tasting
  • Picnic on Lake Baikal
  • Tsar's feast

 

Benefits of travelling on The Tsar's Gold Private Railroad:

  • Obtain profound insights into Russian, Mongolian and Chinese culture – in just one epic journey 
    Dine in the award winning designed restaurant wagons and enjoy finest local cuisine and drinks served by courteous waiters
  • 32 meals included during the tour according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
    More than 15 excursions and performances included as well as all entrance fees 
  • Professional threefold tour guide-system: Knowledgeable and dedicated tour director, a competent group guide as well as local guides, all equipped with expert knowledge of the region 
  • Individual special requests possible: Access to forbidden zones and extra opening hours 
  • Alternating overnights in your train compartment and in first class and standard hotels
  • Choose from 5 different compartment categories:
    • Standard (4-bed birth)
    • Standard Plus (2-bed birth)
    • Nostalgic Comfort (these newly built cars are nostalgically furnished in the Soviet Government Train style of the 50's)
    • Bolshoi (2-bed birth with en-suite facilities)
    • Bolshoi Platinum (even larger than Bolshoi cabins featuring the best available comfort on the Trans-Siberian Railway)
  • Nostalgic Comfort (these newly built cars are nostalgically furnished in the Soviet Government Train style of the 50's)
  • Bolshoi (2-bed birth with en-suite facilities)
  • Bolshoi Platinum (even larger than Bolshoi cabins featuring the best available comfort on the Trans-Siberian Railway)
  • Travel with guaranteed accommodation in the category booked onboard the Private Train from Erlian to Moscow; single accommodation is possible 
  • From Beijing to Erlian (about 16 hours) accommodation in comfortable sleeping quarters (the
  • Chinese train does not carry sleeping cars of the Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi category; single and double accommodation aren't guaranteed except for categories Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi / Bolshoi Platinum)
  • Extensive trip on the ancient rail lines of the Trans Siberian Railway directly on the banks of Lake
  • Baikal with photo stop
  • One night in Moscow in a first class hotel (Bolshoi guests reside either in standard rooms of deluxe hotels (5 star) or in deluxe rooms or suites of first class hotels (4 star) 
  • One overnight each at centrally located standard hotels in Ulaan Bataar and Irkutsk (Bolshoi guests reside in deluxe rooms or suites of standard hotels)
  • All transfers at your travel destinations (on arrival and departure day only during specific times)
  • Luggage service at all train stations
  • Detailed travel documents, travel guides and personal log book 
  • Sophisticated on-board programmes: Entertaining lectures on local culture, history and everyday life 
  • Caviar and vodka tasting on board the train
  • Doctor on board (from the Chinese border to Moscow)
  • Showers on board
  • Traditional Russian welcoming ceremony with bread, salt and Balalaika music

We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, changes are sometimes unavoidable.

 


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