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The Golden Eagle Eastbound to Vladivostok: Trans-Siberian Railway

Nomadic Expeditions
5.0 . Excellent
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
15 days
From: $ 15,895 $ 1,060 / day
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  • Ride the Golden Eagle Train along the traditional Siberian railway
  • Entire day at Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world
  • Moscow’s Red Square Metro stations and tour of the Kremlin
  • Visiting cities like Kazan,Yekaterinburg,Novosibirsk,Irkutsk,Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaatar
  • Pristine Siberian villages and landscapes
  • Daily lectures about countries, people and culture, on board the train 
  • Visit the Military port of Vladivostok
  • Explore Gandan Monastery in the capital of Mongolia

Short Description

The diverse history and cultural complexities of Siberia and Mongolia are navigated in this exceptional Trans-Siberian Railway journey through some of the world’s most fascinating cities and landscapes. This extraordinary itinerary is not to be missed – from the imposing, intricate and beautiful facades of Moscow’s architectural wonders to Lake Baikal and the military port of Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Moscow
End City Vladivostok

Trip Includes

  • Hotel and travel services in Moscow and Vladivostok as described in the itinerary
  • Eleven nights full board on Golden Eagle Luxury Train
  • All airport  transfers on arrival and departure
  • All meals as noted in itinerary
  • On board doctor and medical service 
  • On board educational lectures about local culture, people and history
  • Services of knowledgeable and dedicated tour director as well as local guides throughout the trip
  • All gratuities on the train and land program
  • $250,000 medical evacuation insurance(coverage details will be sent in our first mailing package)

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Day 1-2 : Tour of Moscow | Board the Golden Eagle Luxury, Trans-Siberian Railway

Meals: 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Arrive in Moscow, one of the richest and most dynamic cities in the world. After your arrival and check-in at a hotel, enjoy a welcoming dinner and sightsee the following day, strolling the famous Red Square and Metro stations. A tour of one of the oldest Kremlin in the world and its glorious cathedrals follows, along with an optional visit to Sergiev Posad – home to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia – before you depart for Kazan.

Day 3-4: Kazan | Yekaterinburg

Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners

The next day arrive in Kazan, the old Tatar capital on the banks of the Volga, and take a guided tour of the Kremlin to learn about the bloody relations of the Tatars, Cossacks, and Russians. Next, the capital of the Ural Mountains and the border between Asia and Europe – Yekaterinburg – is the site of a varied and somewhat tragic history. The city tour includes the center, restored in 2009, and the newly-erected Cathedral-on-the-blood – built in memorial of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his family.

Day 5-6: Novosibirsk | Onboard the Golden Eagle Luxury, Trans-Siberian Railway

Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

The following day pull into the Novosibirsk station, Siberia’s largest city, and experience the famed arts and sciences of the city on the mighty Ob River. Discover the imposing Opera House, one of the largest in the world, or the Railway Museum which houses carriages of the Tsars. After dinner, the train continues to travel through the landscapes of Eastern Siberia’s mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes. The following day enjoy lively conversation with your fellow passengers or learn a few more words in Russian as you unwind on the way to Irkutsk.

Day 7-9: Irkutsk | Lake Baikal | Ulan Ude

Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

A tour of the city of Irkutsk includes the Volkonsky House Museum, dedicated to the memory of aristocrats exiled here after the failed Decembrist uprising of 1825, and a visit to a traditional Russian Dacha (summer house). The next day enjoy activities in and around Lake Baikal. Explore the wonderful atmosphere of the lake, and take a short boat ride to its picturesque town Listvyanka. Continue on to Ulan Ude, capital of the Buryat Republic, and explore its ethnic and cultural diversity. Tour the Old Believers’ Village, experience the culture and history of these deeply religious people, and enjoy a concert featuring local traditions and folk singing.

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, this morning. Explore the seat of Buddhist activity for the region, Gandan Monastery, which houses over 500 monks, along with Sukhbaatar Square, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the National Museum. Visit a local nomadic family and explore a ger – the traditional dwelling of the nomads.

Day 11-13: Onboard the Golden Eagle Luxury, Trans-Siberian Railway

Meals:3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Spend the next three days aboard the Golden Eagle train at a leisurely pace through the beautiful landscape of the Russian Far East. Attend lectures aboard the train or brush up on your Russian language skills as you pass the Shilka and Amur rivers close to the Chinese border. Pass through Khabarovsk and enjoy your final day aboard the train.

Day 14: Vladivostok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Arrive today in Vladivostok after a nearly 6,600-mile-journey. Explore the military port, home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet on the shores of the Sea of Japan.

Day 15: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Vladivostok Airport to begin your journey.


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1 night at a hotel in Moscow

12 nights aboard the Golden Eagle TransSiberian train

1 night at a hotel in Siberia

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Czar Alexander II of Russia first approved plans for the construction of a railway system connecting the capital city of St. Petersburg with the provinces of the Russian Far East and the port of Vladivostok. The actual construction started in 1891 during the rule of his son, Czar Alexander III. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest rail line in the world, covering almost six thousand miles. Of the many Russian cities and towns along the TransSiberian, Irkutsk and the Lake Baikal region are among the

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Trip Excludes

  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Comprehensive medical and trip insurance
  • Airport Taxes
  • Photography and video fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Items of personal nature.
  • International airfare.

Meals Included:

13 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 14 Dinners

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