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Golden Eagle Journey

15 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 4.8 / 5, Based on 11 Reviews
Branded Train Package to Russia

Embark on an exceptional train journey on the glamorous Golden Eagle taking you along the Trans-Siberian route. Marvel at picturesque landscapes as you enjoy only the top-notch amenities, superior service, lavish interior of the train and the excitement of traveling! Some highlights of the tour include sightseeing Moscow, city tours to Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, and visiting the vast Lake Baikal.

15 days3 cities
Russia1 country
From
$18,071
Day-By-Day
Moscow, Russia
1
night
Russia

You can't say you've been in Russia if you haven't stopped in legendary Moscow, and even if you have just one day to spend there, there are a lot of things you can cross from your Russia travel bucket list.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

No meals included.

  • Optional pre-tour extension available: Begin your journey with an exploration of the legendary Venice of the North and the brilliant Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for details.
2
day
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After break for lunch you have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

5-star Hotel
5

You have to agree, it's impossible to think of a perfect vacation without a top-notch hotel where you can relax after a long day of exploring the city. And there is no better place to unwind than a high-end 5-star hotel, providing flawless service, a wide choice of in-house facilities to take advantage of, and ample bedrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a great stay.

train
Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Experience the authentic Russian train ride with Trans-Siberian Railway from the capital of Russia, Moscow, to the crown jewel of Tatarstan. There are 1st or 2nd coach classes for you to choose, as well as picturesque panoramas along the road to gaze at.

Kazan, Russia
10
nights
Russia

Kazan, Russia

Known as the third capital of Russia, every year scenic Kazan draws thousands of people from all over the world, attracted to its cultural and historical significance and striking sights, including the majestic Kazan Kremlin.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
3
day
Kazan City Tour

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. 

Upon arrival, you have a guided city tour that includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, a private concert of Feodor Chaliapin’s music and a walking tour through the main pedestrian area of Kazan. 

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

4
day
Ekaterinburg City Tour

Today your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural where Europe and Asia meet - Ekaterinburg.

Upon arrival, you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. During the tour, you visit the Cathedral-on-the-Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were assassinated.

Then you are transferred to the obelisk marking the geographical border and can drink a glass of champagne with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

  • Optional tours: Walking city tour or visit to the Ekaterinburg Military Museum.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

5
day
Novosibirsk City Tour

Following breakfast you check out and prepare for a guided tour around the most interesting attractions of Novosibirsk. Together with your private guide you explore the central Lenin Square, the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Ob River embankment.

You are then invited to a particular place that surely enriches your Trans-Siberian experience - the Novosibirsk Open-Air Museum of Railway Technology. The museum is located nearly 30 minutes ride from the city, right next to the local train station where constantly going thains seem to make the museum "come alive". During the tour you explore an amazing collection of trains and engines covering different historical periods. For example, you see the Tsarsky vagon - the one Tsar Nikolay II used to travel in. Some cars are possible to climb aboard!

Please note: the museum is closed on Mondays

After the tour you are transferred to Novosibirsk railway station to continue your journey.

Breakfast included.

6
day
On Board the Train

In the morning you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the train station to beard the train to Moscow.

Breakfast is included.

7
day
Irkutsk City Tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk. 

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia  - Sign Monastery is also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine-style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour, you are transferred to centrally located hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

8
day
Stop at Lake Baikal

Today your train makes a stop at the picturesque Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. 

You start exploring Baikal from a boat trip to Listvyanka village. During your sightseeing tour, you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake. 

Later you enjoy a traditional barbecue, including freshly smoked omul fish, on the shore of Lake Baikal (if weather permits).

  • Optional tour: Chersky Mount hiking tour.

Later you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

9
day
Ulan Ude City Tour

Today after breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and  head for Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery complex, considered as the center of Buddhism in Russia. Located 40 km from Ulan-Ude in the picturesque valley of the Ivolga River, the complex is home to the Buddhist institute Dashi Choinkhorlin, translated from Tibetan as “the land of happy learning”. Here monks, the future lamas, study oriental and Tibetan culture, medicine, Old Mongolian and Tibetan languages and philosophy of Buddhism. During the tour you make a sacred circle (“goroo”) around the territory, enter the temples, see the altar with many golden statues of Buddha, Buddhist stupas, Buddhist books, tankas and even the sacred Bodhi tree.

Upon return to the city, you take a tour around the most interesting city landmarks.
You enjoy the views from Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan rising high above the city (if time and weather conditions allow), see the world’s largest head statue of Lenin, take a walk at Lenin Street abundant in former merchant houses, explore Soviet Square and admire the beautiful Odigitria Cathedral.

After the tour you have a break for lunch (lunch is not included) and take a transfer to the train station. At the station you board a train running to Khabarovsk.

Breakfast and one meal onboard are included.

10
day
Ulan Bator City Tour

Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, you meet your private guide who takes you on a wonderful tour around the most famous city attractions.

During the tour, you see a central Sukhabaatar Square with the monument to Genghis Khan and visit the legendary Gandan Monastery that is considered the most important center for Buddhist learning in all of Mongolia.

Then you take a trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park where you have the chance to visit a traditional ger (yurt), meet a nomadic family, enjoy the beautiful sceneries of wild Mongolia and try your hand at horse-riding. 

  • Optional tours: Visit to the National Museum or visit to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

11
day
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

12
day
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

13
day
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

5-star Hotel
5

You have to agree, it's impossible to think of a perfect vacation without a top-notch hotel where you can relax after a long day of exploring the city. And there is no better place to unwind than a high-end 5-star hotel, providing flawless service, a wide choice of in-house facilities to take advantage of, and ample bedrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a great stay.

train
Kazan
Vladivostok
6 days 4 hr

Start your exciting journey along the Trans-Siberian Rail Route and traverse numerous authentic cities, as well as some undoubtedly scenic landscapes.

Vladivostok, Russia
1
night
Russia

The treasure of Russia's Far East Region, glorious Vladivostok offers just as many amazing things to explore as renowned Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as well as something you can't find in any other Russian city.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
14
day
Vladivostok City Tour

After traveling through 8 time zones and covering around 6,600 miles (10,600 km) along the epic Trans-Siberian route, early in the morning your train finally arrives in Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan.

Upon arrival you meet your guide at the train station and enjoy an exciting sightseeing tour around the most interesting city attractions. You start with exploring the Vladivostok Railway Station that is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad.

You then drive across the Russky Bridge, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, to reach Russky Island. An integral part of the Vladivostok's history, the island attracts numerous tourists with charming Primorye nature, dozens of picturesque bays, ​majestic coastal rocks and a number of unique military fortifications. While being on the island, you have a great chance to visit one of them - «Novosiltsevskaya battery» fortification. Beautiful panoramic view of the bridge opens from there.

Next you drive to the Eagle's Nest observation point to get a magnificent bird’s-eye view over the city and Golden Horn Bay. The highlight of your tour is visit to Submarine S-56 which successfully fought against a fascist’s fleet during WWII.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

15
day
Departure from Vladivostok

This is the final day of your Epic Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

5-star Hotel
5

You have to agree, it's impossible to think of a perfect vacation without a top-notch hotel where you can relax after a long day of exploring the city. And there is no better place to unwind than a high-end 5-star hotel, providing flawless service, a wide choice of in-house facilities to take advantage of, and ample bedrooms, fitted with everything you might need for a great stay.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night) and Vladivostok (1 night);
  • 12 nights on board the Golden Eagle train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (Mongolian visa is not required for US and Canadian customers). Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation throughout the itinerary with professional drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with experienced guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Full board starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day;
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners;
  • Limited drinks for lunches and dinners;
  • Unlimited drinks from Standard Menu for Gold Class;
  • 24-hour service attendant and doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • All gratuities;
  • Support line during the trip.

IMPORTANT: Any changes and add-ons required to be made on your itinerary after the final confirmation has been sent to you are subject to $150 modification fee.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • True luxury: the most luxurious train running on the Trans-Siberian railway;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Lunch in Café Pushkin, a legendary Moscow restaurant 19th-century décor and traditional Russian cuisine;
  • Welcome ceremony at the Imperial Waiting Room of Kazansky Station with Russian Champagne and canapes before boarding the Golden Eagle;
  • Music concerts in Kazan, Irkutsk and Ulan Ude that provide an in-depth insight into the local culture;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness and enjoy a barbecue picnic on its shores;
  • Opportunity to widen your knowledge of the Russian history and culture with the oboard lectures or Russian language lessons;
  • Unique chance to stand on 2 continents at the same time during a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument;

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Siberian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

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