Golden Eagle Luxury Trans-Siberian Express (Westbound)


Journey across Russia and Mongolia in luxury on the iconic Trans-Siberian Express. Explore breath-taking scenery, complex cultures, and historic cities as you traverse the Asian continent from Vladivostok to Moscow. On this journey you will dive into cultures, not just view them as an outsider. Russian language lessons, lectures, and cultural activities ensure that your time is influential, meaningful, and unforgettable. Top destinations on this journey include Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, and historic Russian cities like Yekaterinburg. The Golden Eagle train is your home-on-wheels for this truly unique journey that offers you a once in a lifetime experience. 

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Itinerary


Cities Covered Vladivostok

Today you begin your journey in Vladivostok where you will be met at the airport and transferred to the four-star and centrally located Hotel Hyundai. Here you can attend a welcome reception, meet other guests, and prepare for your 15 day journey.

Accommodations : Hotel Hyundai,Vladivostok(Other) or similiar

Cities Covered Vladivostok

Explore this military port on the Sea of Japan, also known as the "Ruler of the East." This city was closed off from outsiders for more than 60 years, and is now an excellent destination to explore military attractions. You can visit a preserved World War II submarine and a notable suspension bridge over Golden Horn Bay. 

After you have seen these sights, arrive at Vladivostok Railway Station and enjoy a champagne reception before boarding your Golden Eagle luxury train to the tune of a Russian military band. Enjoy dinner on the train and begin your westward journey.

Accommodations : Hotel Hyundai,Vladivostok(Other) or similiar
Cities Covered Khabarovsk

Arrive in Khabarovsk, a city located on the Amur River just 15 miles (25 km) from China. This city has been a military post and home to indigenous populations for centuries. See the memorial to the city's namesake, explorer Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov, and visit a World War II memorial to Russians killed during the conflict. You will also explore the Regional Museum, home to many cultural and historic artifacts of the region.


Cities Covered Khabarovsk ,  Ulaanbaatar

Spend today on board your luxury train, relaxing and viewing breath-taking scenery. The train will journey close to the Chinese border, following the Shilka and Amur Rivers. Take this opportunity to attend an on board lecture or Russian language lesson.

Cities Covered Khabarovsk ,  Ulaanbaatar

Relax on board your train as you continue westward. Take Russian lessons, watch a DVD, listen to our resident musician, or socialize in the Bar Lounge Car.


Cities Covered Ulaanbaatar

The next stop on your journey is the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbatar. As you travel through Mongolia you will notice that this former dynastic empire is home to beautiful scenery, picturesque Yurts, and interesting nomadic people. Visit Gandan Monastery, also known as "The great place of complete joy," a Buddhist Monastery that houses over 500 months. View the monument to Genghis Khan, legendary Mongol leader, in Chinggis Square, before continuing out of the city to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Here you can meet a nomadic family or go horseback riding.

As part of our Freedom of Choice option you can alternatively chose to stay in the city and visit the National Museum and Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum. These site provide you an in-depth history of the country.

Part of this day includes shopping and exploring the city, where you can buy famous Mondolian cashmere and experience a performance by Mongolian throat singers and contortionists.


Cities Covered Ulan-Ude

Today you visit the capital of the Buryat Republic, Ulan Ude. This historic city is home to the Buryat people, and you will have the opportunity to experience their culture as you tour the Old Believers' Village and a concert. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and interesting experience of this unique Mongol-Buddhist region.


Cities Covered Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and a stunning natural wonder. Home to 20% of the world's freshwater, this lake also holds 50 species of fish and freshwater seals. Your train, hauled by a Soviet era steam locomotive for this portion of the journey, will wind around the lake, providing beautiful views from several angles. We stop to take pictures, weather permitting, and you have the option of taking a dip in the cool waters of Lake Baikal. Our next stop is the town of Listvyanka where you can visit Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium to learn more about the lake. 

Enjoy a barbecue dinner, including smoked omul, a fish that only lives in the lake. 

A Freedom of Choice option is to go on a hiking adventure through the hills alongside the lake.


Cities Covered Irkutsk

Today we visit Irkutsk, home to museums and unique wooden architecture. This city is known as the "Paris of Siberia" due to its cultural significance in the region. Your tour will take you to the Volkonsky House Museum, dedicated to the exiled aristocrats of the 1825 Decembrists. Your group will have a champagne reception and private concert to commemorate the times of Russian aristocracy,

You can take a Russian cooking lesson or visiting a Russian Dacha (summer house) with our Freedom of Choice option.


Cities Covered Irkutsk ,  Novosibirsk

Today you have the opportunity to relax on your luxury train as you make your way west across beautiful landscapes. 

Cities Covered Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is a modern city with Soviet influences located in central Russia. Here you will tour Lenin Square, named after the Russian political leader and home to a large statue of its namesake. View the adjacent Opera House where two permanent ballet and opera companies perform. 

With Freedom of Choice you have the option to visit Novosibirsk’s excellent Railway Museum or the Mineralogical Centre which displays Siberian minerals.


Cities Covered Yekaterinburg

Today you visit Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural Mountains. This city was founded by Peter the Great in 1723, and has a dark past from the Russian Revolution. Here you will visit the church that was built on the site where the Romanovs were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Your tour also takes you to the border between Europe and Asia, where you can drink champagne with a foot in each continent!

With our Freedom of Choice Option you can also visit the Museum of Military Machinery. This new museum holds exhibits on military hardware and civilian vehicles, providing insight into the Soviet era.


Cities Covered Kazan

Your train arrives in Kazan, a beautiful and cultural city on the River Volga. Take a tour of the city, exploring the Kazan Kremlin, a citadel built by Ivan the Terrible and home to a picturesque mosque and domed cathedral. Enjoy a private concert to honor famous opera singer Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938). You also have the opportunity to explore the pedestrian area of Kazan at your leisure.


Cities Covered Moscow

Today you will arrive in Moscow and tour the city's famous historical and cultural sites. This tour will take you to the Kremlin and to see the Tsars' treasures in the Armory Chamber. Next you will head to Red Square, where you will encounter unique architecture including St. Basil's Cathedral, GUM department store, and Lenin's tomb. Lunch will be served at the legendary Cafe Pushkin, where you can sample Russian cuisine. The last tour of the day takes you through the Moscow metro stations, world famous for their architecture and art.

Alternatively, our Freedom of Choice option allows you to see other site of Moscow such as the State Tretyakov Gallery or the Space Museum. This is a good option for those that have previously visited Moscow.

Tonight you stay in the Ritz Carlton, a historic five-star centrally located hotel, where you can enjoy dinner and say goodbye to fellow passengers.

Accommodations : The Ritz Carlton Moscow,Moscow(Other) or similiar

Cities Covered Moscow

Enjoy breakfast and some free time exploring Moscow. You will be transferred to the Moscow airport for your flight home. 

Another option is to extend your Moscow stay and attend a performance and the Bolshoi Theatre (please note tickets need to be pre-booked and are subject to schedule and availability.



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
May 201918Jun 201915Aug 20194, 31

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Gold Class
For departures May 18,2019 through June 15,2019 US$ 29,995 US$ 20,595 CALL US
For departures August 4,2019 through August 31,2019 US$ 32,495 US$ 21,595 CALL US
Imperial Suite
For departures May 18,2019 through June 15,2019 US$ 67,895 US$ 33,995 CALL US
For departures August 4,2019 through August 31,2019 US$ 74,795 US$ 37,395 CALL US
Silver Class
For departures May 18,2019 through June 15,2019 US$ 24,695 US$ 16,695 CALL US
For departures August 4,2019 through August 31,2019 US$ 26,195 US$ 17,795 CALL US

INCLUSIONS:

  • Experienced Tour Managers
  • Arrival and departure transfers between hotel and airport
  • Hotel and train cabin accomodation
  • All meals are included, starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day. 
  • A generous drinks allowance, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, is included with lunch and dinner on and off the train.
  • Onboard service 
  • Guided off-train tours
  • Personal headsets with audio tours
  • Onboard doctor and medical facilities
  • Luggage transport between hotel and train
  • All gratuities

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Visas
  • Baggage fees
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

25% of the total tour cost due at booking

75% or the balance due no later than 65 days prior to departure
 

CANCELLATION FEES:

Cancellation 61 days or more prior to tour departure date - Loss of deposit paid or due

Cancellation 60 days or less prior to tour departure date - 100% of the total cost of the holiday

 

Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

The above times are based on European time. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests  need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.  

 

 

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.






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