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Day by Day Itinerary

EASTBOUND: Moscow -> Ulaanbaatar -> Vladivostok

  • Day 1 MOSCOW
    Flights are met at Moscow airport and guests are transferred to a five star hotel, centrally located in the heart of this vibrant city for a one-night stay. We enjoy a welcome reception and dinner in the hotel and start to get to know fellow travellers with whom we will be sharing this 14 night epic journey.

  • Day 2 MOSCOW
    Today we have a city tour of Moscow, which includes a visit to Red Square and the Kremlin. In the late afternoon we board our Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express private train and have time to settle in to our modern, stylish cabins. We enjoy dinner on board the train in one of our beautifully designed restaurant cars.

  • Day 3 KAZAN
    After a morning arrival we have a half day to discover Kazan, the picturesque capital of Tatarstan on the Volga river. One of the highlights of today is our visit to the Kremlin fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site, containing a stunning mosque and Russian Orthodox cathedral. After dinner back on board we can listen to the resident pianist in our comfortable bar car whilst enjoying a drink with new friends.

  • Day 4 YEKATERINBURG
    We cross the Europe/Asia divide before arriving into Yekaterinburg, capital of Urals. Our city tour includes the Romanov execution site, now a Church dedicated to the memory of the Russian Royal family and a trip to the monument to the Europe/Asia divide where we have the chance to stand with one foot in each continent.

  • Day 5 NOVOSIBIRSK
    Today we visit this modern “Soviet” city where we see the world’s largest Opera House, Lenin Square and visit the Academgorodok minerals museum at this “Academy Town”, the heart of Education and science within Siberia.

  • Day 6 ON BOARD
    Spending the day on board our Golden Eagle as we head east, there is the chance to relax in the bar car, chat to fellow passengers and maybe have our first Russian language lesson.

  • Day 7 IRKUTSK
    We have a morning arrival into the “Paris of Siberia”, Irkutsk. Our tour includes a cultural immersion into the major sights and museums of this fascinating city, which include the classic wooden architecture for which this area is renowned. We are also treated to a private concert at the Decembrist House museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the exiled aristocrats, who were forced to make this remote outpost their home after a failed revolution in 1825. These intellectuals are credited with helping to bring culture to Siberia.

  • Day 8 LAKE BAIKAL
    Just one of the many highlights of our journey. We wind our way through tunnels and round cliffs along the shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal. The scenery we pass is stunning and the snow-covered mountains on the distant shore form a beautiful backdrop to this awe-inspiring lake. Stopping at one of the bays we have a barbeque on the beach (weather permitting). The brave can even go for a swim! In the afternoon we visit Listvyanka, a small Baikal village nestled at the base of the surrounding hills.

  • Day 9 ULAN UDE
    Morning arrival in Ulan Ude, capital of the Buryat Republic. A fascinating change of people and faces greet us as we tour the area and travel by coach to the Village of Old Believers. We have time to learn about the local culture and history of these unique people as we are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local dancers and musicians.

  • Day 10 ULAANBAATAR
    Today our journey takes us into Mongolia, and we visit the capital, Ulaan Baatar. Passing the central monument to the legendary ruler, Gengis Khan, we visit the National Museum. Lunch allows us to experience local hospitality and entertainment at its best as we eat in a Ger (Yurt) restaurant. A Ger is a traditional tent dwelling for approximately a third of this nomadic nation. This afternoon there is free time for shopping or an optional visit to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. We board the train in time for dinner as we head back into Russia.

  • Day 11-13 ON BOARD
    Enjoying the peaceful pace on board our train we have the choice of attending one of the lectures and lessons on offer, relaxing with a DVD, practicing our newly learnt Russian or viewing the beautiful scenery as we travel through this vast country. Our final dinner is served on board the Golden Eagle, our home for the last 12 days.

  • Day 14 VLADIVOSTOK
    Today we arrive into Vladivostok after having travelled over a mammoth 6000 miles (10,600km) along this epic route to the end of the Trans-Siberian line. Our city tour includes the principal military attractions of this once “closed” Russian town, including a tour of a restored submarine. We transfer to the four star Hotel Hyundai for a onenight stay and say our goodbyes at the farewell dinner.

  • Day 15 VLADIVOSTOK
    Breakfast is served in the hotel and transfers are provided to the airport for departing flights.


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    WESTBOUND: Vladivostok -> Ulaanbaatar -> Moscow

  • Day 1 VLADIVOSTOK
    Flights are met at Vladivostok airport and guests are transferred to the four star Hyundai hotel for a one-night stay. We enjoy a welcome reception and dinner in the hotel and start to get to know fellow travellers with whom we will be sharing this 14 night epic journey.

  • Day 2 VLADIVOSTOK
    Today we spend the day in Vladivostok. Our city tour includes the principal military attractions of this once “closed” Russian town, including a tour of a restored submarine. In the late afternoon we board our Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express private train and have time to settle in to our modern, stylish cabins. We enjoy dinner on board the train in one of our beautifully designed restaurant cars

  • Day 3 ON BOARD – KHABAROVSK
    We reach the most easterly point of the journey passing through Khabarovsk, where we cross the river Amur.

  • Day 4 ON BOARD
    Today is a good opportunity to relax and maybe watch a DVD or practice our newly learnt Russian. Watching the scenery it is clear that we are now passing through the Russia at its most remote.

  • Day 5 ULAN UDE
    Morning arrival in Ulan Ude, capital of the Buryat Republic. A fascinating change of people and faces greet us as we tour the area and travel by coach to the Village of Old Believers. We have time to learn about the local culture and history of these unique people as we are treated to a traditional meal and enjoy a concert featuring local dancers and musicians.

  • Day 6 ULAANBAATAR
    Today our journey takes us into Mongolia, and we visit the capital, Ulaan Baatar. Passing the central monument to the legendary ruler, Gengis Khan, we visit the National Museum. Lunch allows us to experience local hospitality and entertainment at its best as we eat in a Ger (Yurt) restaurant. A Ger is the traditional tent dwelling for approximately a third of this nomadic nation. This afternoon there is free time for shopping or an optional visit to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. We board the train in time for dinner as we head back into Russia

  • Day 7 ON BOARD
    Spending the day on board our Golden Eagle, there is the chance to relax in the bar car, chat to fellow passengers and maybe have our first Russian language lesson.

  • Day 8 LAKE BAIKAL
    Just one of the many highlights of our journey. We wind our way through tunnels and round cliffs along the shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal. The scenery we pass is stunning and the snow-covered mountains on the distant shore form a beautiful backgdrop to this awe-inspiring lake. Stopping at one of the bays we have a barbeque on the beach (weather permitting). The brave can even go for a swim! In the afternoon we visit Listvyanka, a small Baikal village nestled at the base of the surrounding hills.

  • Day 9 IRKUTSK
    We have a morning arrival into the “Paris of Siberia”, Irkutsk. Our tour includes a cultural immersion into the major sights and museums of this fascinating city, which include the classic wooden architecture for which this area is renowned. We are also treated to a private concert at the Decembrist House museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the exiled aristocrats, who were forced to make this remote outpost their home after a failed revolution in 1825. These intellectuals are credited with helping to bring culture to Siberia.

  • Day 10 ON BOARD
    Enjoying the peaceful pace on board our train, we have the choice of attending one of the lessons and lectures on offer, listening to one of our musicians in the Bar Car or viewing the beautiful scenery as we travel through this vast country.

  • Day 11 NOVOSIBIRSK
    Today we visit this modern “Soviet” city where we see the world’s largest Opera House, Lenin Square and visit the Academgorodok minerals museum at this “Academy Town”, the heart of Education and science within Siberia.

  • Day 12 YEKATERINBURG
    We cross the Europe/Asia divide before arriving into Yekaterinburg, capital of Urals. Our city tour includes the Romanov execution site, now a Church dedicated to the memory of the Russian Royal family and a trip to the monument to the Europe/Asia divide where we have the chance to stand with a foot in both continents.

  • Day 13 KAZAN
    After a morning arrival we have a half day to discover Kazan, the picturesque capital of Tatarstan on the Volga river. One of the highlights of today is our visit to the Kremlin fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site, containing a stunning mosque and Russian Orthodox cathedral. After dinner back on board we can listen to the resident pianist in our comfortable bar car whilst enjoying a drink with new friends.

  • Day 14 MOSCOW
    Today we have a city tour of Moscow, which includes a visit to Red Square and the Kremlin. Guests are transferred to a five star hotel, centrally located in the heart of this vibrant city for a one-night stay and say our goodbyes at the farewell dinner.

  • Day 15 MOSCOW
    Breakfast is served in the hotel and transfers are provided to the airport for departing flights.


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