Premium Trans-Siberian Express in Winter
Travel on the incredible Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express train for an unforgettable 8,000 mile winter adventure.
Witness the true splendour of Dr Zhivago landscapes from the warmth of your luxurious carriage and enjoy sleigh rides and choirs, saunas and troikas on our journey by private train to Vladivostok.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Rail travel London to Vladivostok (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys) or outbound flight London to Moscow
- Flight from Vladivostok to London
- 12 nights on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (all meals and excursions as described are included)
- 6 nights' hotel accommodation
- 1 night on board the overnight sleeper train from Warsaw to Moscow (rail option only)
- 50 meals including 19 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 18 dinners
- City tours of Berlin, Warsaw and Moscow
- Visits to Vladimir and Suzdal
- Tour of Novosibirsk
- Porterage included from your Moscow hotel to the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and from the train to your hotel in Vladivostok
- The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Days 1 & 2 - To Berlin
We meet at 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. In Brussels we join Europe's high-speed network, traveling in First Class via Cologne to Berlin, where we transfer to the NH Berlin Mitte for a two-night stay. On Day 2 we enjoy an '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 - Warsaw & onto Moscow
Today we continue eastwards, travelling across the Polish border to the impressive city of Warsaw, where we spend the night. On Day 4 you have a sightseeing tour of Poland's capital. This beautiful city has hundreds of years of history to uncover - the oldest building in Warsaw is St John's Cathedral, which started construction at the end of the 14th century. A favorite of many who visit is the charming Old Town. Filled with quaint cobbled streets and multicolored buildings, this area is a delight to explore. Although many of the originally medieval buildings were destroyed in World War II, they have been painstakingly restored and reconstructed. Here also, surrounding the main square, Rynek Starego Miasta, you can find numerous upscale restaurants offering delectable Polish fare. This can be anything from 'pierogi', the national dish of Poland which are delicious dumplings filled with cabbage or potato, or sour rye soup, served in a bowl of sourdough bread. Later we board the overnight sleeper train for a journey to Moscow. (Day 3 - B, D, Day 4 - B)
Days 5 - 7 - 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 Four Seasons Moscow, where we later enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. On Day 6 we spend the day in Moscow and take a tour of its famous sights as well as experiencing lunch at Café Pushkin before joining the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express to Vladivostok on Day 7. (Day 5 - B, D, Day 6 - B, L, D, Day 7 - B, D)
Day 8 - Kazan
Our first stop on our Trans-Siberian adventure 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 9 & 10 - Yekaterinburg & 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 Tsar Nicholas II, was murdered in 1918, now marked by a church dedicated to their memory. On Day 10 we alight in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, for a guided tour, taking in the world's largest Opera House, and Lenin's imposing statue. The performing arts are an important part of both the city and Siberia, and the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest building of its kind in Russia. Built in 1944, the magnificent structure has been a key symbol of the city ever since. Due to its importance, it's even been nicknamed the 'Siberian Colosseum' and is a much-loved attraction of both Novosibirsk and Siberia. (Day 9 - B, L, D, Day 10 - B, L, D)
Days 11 & 12 - To Irkutsk
We spend Day 11 on the train enjoying the passing scenery as we travel through the Sayan Mountains. Enjoy drinking in the views at your leisure, or take advantage of the many comforts offered on board our luxurious train.. On Day 12 we arrive in Irkutsk,founded by Cossacks. One of the largest and best-known cities in Siberia, it takes its name from the nearby Irkut River, which meets the mighty, 1,640-foot-wide Angara River, close to the city. Surrounded by dense forest lands, Irkutsk was founded in 1661 AD as a fort to colonize lands stretching right through Siberia to Alaska. Though little is known about the place from that time, it gained notoriety in the early 19th century, when many Russian nobles, artists and officers were sent into exile in the city for taking part in the Decembrist revolt against Tsar Nicholas I. The city is affectionately known as 'the Paris of Siberia', and much of the city's cultural heritage came from these political outcasts. Many of their wooden houses have survived, and during a sightseeing tour we take in the fascinating wood-carved architecture, and visit the city's most significant sights and museums, including the Decembrist House Museum.. (Day 11 - B, L, D, Day 12 - B, L, D)
Day 13 - Lake Baikal
Today we experience one of the true highlights of our journey through Siberia. The Golden Eagle skirts vast Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, totally frozen at this time of year. We wind our way through tunnels and along cliff-hugging tracks on our way to the small village of Listvyanka, nestled at the foot of the surrounding hills. At the frozen Lake Baikal, we enjoy a thrilling hovercraft ride, followed by the opportunity to watch ice fishing and sample the freshly caught fish, which will be smoked in a mobile smoke house and served warm, with ice-cold vodka. (B, L, D)
Days 14-16 - Ulan Ude & Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Today we arrive in Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic. Here we visit the Old Believer's Village, where we 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 15 we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Passing the Genghis Khan monument, we visit the National Museum and other sights, before enjoying lunch in a traditional yurt. Day 16 is spent on board as we continue through this vast and varied country. (Day 14 - B, L, D, Day 15 - B, L, D, Day 16 - B, L, D)
Days 17 & 18 - 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 18 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 17 - B, L, D, Day 18 - B, L, D)
Days 19 & 20 - Vladivostok & London
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 20 we transfer to the airport for our return flight via Moscow to London. (Day 19 - B, L, D, Day 20 - B)
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Leonardo Berlin Mitte, Berlin
Located north of Berlin's city centre, the 4-Star Leonardo Berlin Mitte is designed in a contemporary style, benefitting from comfortable furnishings and fashionable décor. The outside of the buildings maintains a tasteful facade of glass and layered construction. Amenities include a spa area, a fitness suite and a 'Circus' bar with a furnished terrace. The rooms include a hairdryer, a safe, a television, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi
Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow
Situated in what was once the city's legendary Hotel Moskva, the 5-Star Four Seasons Hotel is a homage to Soviet Art Deco design and grandeur perfectly placed in the heart of Moscow, just a minute or two's walk from the Kremlin, Red Square and Bolshoi Theatre. Facilities include an impressive, mosaicked swimming pool, a spa and two bars while each of the elegant rooms features air conditioning, a coffee machine, tea making facilities, Roberto Cavalli toiletries as well as a safe and hairdryer.
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.
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.
The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is arguably the best quality of rail travel offered anywhere in the world. This private train offers a standard of accommodation and catering that most rail passengers crossing Russia can only dream of. The train features two beautifully appointed restaurant cars, in which meals freshly prepared by the on board chefs are served accompanied by wine and vodka. There is also a bar car which is an excellent place to relax and get to know your fellow passengers - and in the evening, enjoy the music from the resident pianist.
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