This unique rail adventure takes you on a journey of over 8,000 miles; a true odyssey to the other side of the world.
Take advantage of our savings of up to £500 per person on 2018 departures when booking on or before 2nd June 2017.
Step on board the Golden Eagle and be transported back to the romantic age of travel as we wend our way across the Russian steppes to the Sea of Japan in unprecedented luxury. This unique rail adventure takes you on a journey of over 8,000 miles; a true odyssey to the other side of the world.
Highlights and Inclusions
- The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
- Rail travel London to Vladivostok (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys) or outbound flight London to Moscow
- 12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (all meals with drinks, tips and excursions)
- 2 or 5 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day
- Scheduled flight from Vladivostok to London
- First Class rail travel to Warsaw and 2 Berth Sleeper Cabin from Warsaw to Moscow
- 1 night on board the overnight sleeper train from Warsaw to Moscow (rail option)
- 13 lunches, 17 dinners (rail option)
- 4 full-day excursions in Moscow, Ulan Ude, Ulaanbaatar and Vladivostok & 6 half-day excursions in Berlin, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and a barbeque on the shores of Lake Baikal
Days 1-2 - To Berlin
We meet at London St Pancras International and embark on an extraordinary journey across almost half of the globe by train. We depart by Eurostar for Brussels in Standard Premier Class, with a light meal and drinks served on board. In Brussels we join Europe's high-speed network, travelling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin, where we transfer to the Maritim Hotel for a two night stay. On Day 2 we enjoy a fascinating 'East meets West' tour of Berlin, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of this once divided city. (Day 1 - L, D, Day 2 - B, D)
Days 3-4 - To Warsaw
Today we continue our journey east, travelling across the Polish border to the impressive city of Warsaw, where we spend the night. On Day 4 you have a free morning to explore Poland's capital. Take a stroll around Warsaw's quaint Old Town and explore the atmospheric streets, lined with merchants' houses, craft shops and cafés. Later we board the overnight sleeper train for a journey to Moscow. (Day 3 - B, D, Day 4 - B)
Days 5-6 - Moscow
After a journey across Poland and into Russia, we arrive in Moscow in the late morning. Upon leaving the train we transfer to the 5-Star Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, where we later enjoy dinner in the evening. On Day 6 we spend the day in Moscow and take a tour of its famous sights, including Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. This afternoon we join the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, for our fabulous 12-night adventure to Vladivostok. (Day 5 - D, Day 6 - B, L, D)
Day 7 - Kazan
Our first stop is Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan on the River Volga. The city is renowned for its ornate buildings, including the colourful onion-domed cathedral, the inspiring Kul Sharif Mosque in the grounds of the impressive Kazan Kremlin, and the classical style buildings of the university (B, L, D
Days 8-9 - Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk
Today we cross the Europe-Asia divide and arrive in Yekaterinburg, founded in 1723 by Peter the Great. Here we visit the site where the Romanov family headed by Nicholas II of Russia was murdered in 1918, now marked by a church dedicated to their memory. On Day 9 we alight in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, for a guided tour including the Opera House. (Day 8 - B, L, D, Day 9 - B, L, D)
Days 10-11 - To Irkutsk
We spend Day 10 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. On Day 11 we arrive in Irkutsk, founded by Cossacks. The city is affectionately known as 'the Paris of Siberia'. Much of the city's cultural heritage came from the Decembrist exiles, and today many of their wooden houses have survived. During a sightseeing tour we see this fascinating wood-carved architecture, and visit the city's most significant sights and museums including the Decembrist House Museum. We also enjoy a private concert before returning to our waiting train for dinner. (Day 10 - B, L, D, Day 11 - B, L, D)
Day 12 - Lake Baikal
Today we experience one of the true highlights of our journey through Siberia. Today the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express will be steam-hauled as we skirt the shores of vast Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world. We stop for a lakeside barbeque lunch including freshly smoked fish and continue on to visit the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills. (B, L, D)
Days 13-15 - Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Today we arrive in Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic. Here we visit the Old Believer's Village, where we have the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of these religious people as we are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local musicians and dancers. On Day 14 we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we visit the National Museum before enjoying lunch in a traditional yurt. Day 15 is spent on board as we continue east through this vast and varied country. (Day 13 - B, L, D, Day 14 - B, L, D, day 15 - B, L, D)
Days 16-17 - Remote Siberia
The train follows the Shilka and Amur Rivers close to the Chinese border. Our route takes us across an area of permafrost, as remote as it is dramatic. During Day 17 we reach the most easterly point of our journey and as we head towards the Pacific coast, we enjoy a farewell dinner on board. (Day 16 - B, L, D, Day 17 - B, L, D)
Days 18-19 - Vladivostok and Home
After travelling across 11 time zones and over 8,000 train miles, our epic journey concludes today, as the Trans-Siberian Express arrives in Vladivostok. We take a tour of the city before transferring to the Hyundai Hotel for one night. On Day 19 we transfer to the airport for our return flight via Moscow to London. (Day 18 - B, L, D, Day 19 - B)
Rail Your Way
Own your holiday, make it bespoke, especially designed for you. This could be as simple as a variation to one of our existing tours by choosing where and when you want to begin and end your journey. Or something totally unique with your chosen destinations and hotels for the time you want. Rail Your Way allows you to tailor make your holiday so you can have the experience you want.
Ask your rail specialist for details.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Maritim Hotel Berlin, Berlin
The 4-Star Maritim Hotel Berlin is situated close to Potzdamer Platz and not far from all the main sights of central Berlin, such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Designed in the style of the 'golden 20's' the hotel marries classic ambience with modern comforts. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, saunas, solarium and fitness room. The rooms come with individual climate control, a telephone, television, minibar and a hairdryer.
Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, Moscow
Experience the very best of Moscow at the exquisite 5-Star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel. This luxurious hotel is located in the city centre within walking distance of world-renowned Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre. The hotel offers two restaurants, a lobby bar, swimming pool and a sauna. Rooms are equipped with minibar, safe, air conditioning, hairdryer and television.
Hotel Hyundai, Vladivostok
The 4-Star Hotel Hyundai is ideally located within walking distance of Vladivostok's historical sites, museums and shopping areas. The hotel has a restaurant, coffee shop and bar and is equipped with a health club, swimming pool, sauna and solarium. Bedrooms include air conditioning, television, telephone, minibar and hairdryer.
InterContinental Hotel, Warsaw
Occupying one of the tallest buildings in the city, the 5-Star InterContinental Hotel is a landmark building in the centre of Warsaw. The hotel has three restaurants and two bars, as well as the 'Riverview Wellness Centre' which has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa (with massage and beauty treatments available - payable locally). Room facilities include satellite TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Dates & Prices
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|2nd May 2017||£10,795||Please call for availability.|
|16th August 2017||£11,645||Book Now|
|2nd May 2018||£11,895||Book Now|
|16th August 2018||£12,695||Book Now|
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: Departs 2nd May 2017 from £10,795 - Please call for availability 16th August 2017 (£11,645), 2nd May 2018 (£11,895), 16th August 2018 (£12,695)
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