Tsars Gold – A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure

From Beijing to Moscow just in 15-days
Experience one of the last great travel adventures - Trans-Siberian rail cruise from Beijing to Moscow on a private train.
Embark the Tsars Gold, on an adventure along the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s most fascinating train routes. This grand train journey from Beijing to Moscow (or vice versa) via Mongolia and Lake Baikal is your chance to fulfil the dream of a lifetime. An exciting onboard program complements a comprehensive excursion and sightseeing package to make your journey across Russia truly memorable and immersive. Discover highlights of three fascinating countries (Russian, China and Mongolia), its people, culture and cuisine. Lean back to enjoy dramatic changes of scenery and savour a choice of Europe’s and Asia’s most superb and splendid landscapes.

Tsars gold Trans-Siberian adventure highlights:

  • A colourful festival of games in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park modelled after Mongolia's National Naadam (National Games)
  • Exhibitions of horseback riding, archery and wrestling
  • Insight into the tradition, ceremony and culture of Mongolia
  • A day dedicated to enjoying stunning Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the world
  • Panoramic views of awe-inspiring natural beauty along the lakeshore
  • Authentic Siberian villages, country lanes and wooden houses
  • Picturesque, dramatic skies and mountain peaks

The Tsars Gold is a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need. The Tsars Gold offers unbeatable comfort, fulfilment and luxury at a great price. There are 6 types of compartments available: Choices of family cabins shared between 4 travellers to ultra luxurious Platinum cabins for 2 with private showers to Nostalgic cabins with decor inspired by 1950s Soviet sleeping cars. Being a luxury Trans-Siberian train, Tsars Gold is all about experiences: you will have a dedicated tour director throughout your entire journey. Daily onboard classes on Russian history and language will keep you entertained during your pan-continental commute, and select local guides will be taking you on city tours during your stops. The Tsars Gold Trans-Siberian train tour is truly a once-in-a-lifetime journey!

15 days
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Arrival

Departure

Accomodation

Trip style

Beijing / Moscow

Moscow / Beijing

4* Tsar's Gold train

Rail journey

Duration

Action rating

Group size

Type of tour

15 days / 14 nights

     

N/A

Guaranteed departures

Itinerary

Day 1:Beijing: Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square

You arrive in China, home to one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating civilizations. Before setting out to explore the city, you receive a warm welcome at your first-class hotel and have the chance to relax and freshen up. Later your friendly, knowledgeable guides show you the stunning sights of the city, from the Temple of Heaven to the infamous Tiananmen Square.

Day 2:Beijing: The Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs

Today is a day filled with beauty and awe. You visit the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China — the world’s largest piece of ancient architecture — and its legendary scenery up close. You also stop at the equally iconic Ming Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the exquisite Sacred Way necropolis. In the evening, you get to know your fellow travellers over a feast of Peking Duck at one of China’s impressive themed restaurants. The perfect end to an unforgettable day.

Day 3:Beijing: The Forbidden City

As the former Chinese imperial palace, the Forbidden City is one of the most renowned palaces on Earth. For centuries, the glorious, ancient halls and temples were all but inaccessible. Today it is yours to explore. In the evening, you board a special Chinese train in Beijing and begin the journey to Mongolia. On the way, you take in the fascinating landscapes of rural China and the surreal, sweeping sands of the Gobi Desert.

Day 4:Mongolia: The Gobi Desert

At noon, you arrive at the Mongolian border and board your private train—the Tsar’s Gold! At the border crossing in the city of Erlian, you enjoy a brief visit to a local market, and then you set off on your private train through the dramatic expanses of the Gobi Desert and the epic green steppes of Mongolia.

Day 5:Mongolia: Ulan Bator

It’s morning and the vibrant Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, awaits. Travel light and leave your luggage securely on your private Trans-Siberian train. You visit the jewel-like Choijin Lama Temple and enjoy evening performances of dynamic and captivating traditional Mongolian music (bookable in advance).

Day 6:Mongolia: Gandan Monastery

Today you experience the stunning natural beauty of the Mongolian Alps. Amid its picture-book landscapes, you discover the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastery. At the open-air railroad museum, you learn about the origins of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Later you picnic in a yurt in the beautiful outdoors—the perfect way to dine. You have the opportunity to try the Mongolian lamb speciality khorkhog and airag - a drink made from fermented mare’s milk, known as the beer of the Mongols. Afterwards, you watch performances featuring horseback riding, wrestling and archery that offer insight into the culture of Mongolia.

Day 7:Ulan-Ude

Your private train continues along the green and picturesque valley of the Selenga River, the largest in Mongolia. Soon you arrive in Ulan-Ude, the bustling and friendly capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, and stroll through its city streets or enjoy a guided tour. Here your private train joins the main route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Day 8:Lake Baikal

A day dedicated entirely to enjoying the blissful Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. The clear, deep, aquamarine and green waters glitter in the sun. The mountains are mirrored in the lake like glass, a near-endless stillness pervades. You arrive directly at Port Baikal. There are plenty of opportunities to capture some perfect shots as you travel the Circum-Baikal Railroad. Relax, take a dip, explore the scenery and picturesque villages, and even take a boat ride.
On warm nights, dinner is served as a picnic on the elegant shores of this pristine lake, the perfect end to a most relaxing day.

Day 9:Irkutsk

When you arrive in Irkutsk, one of Siberia’s largest cities, you leave your larger luggage safe in your private train compartment and set out to explore this historic city. You see its colourful market, the theatre and the City History Museum of Irkutsk. Later you have a relaxed dinner in the evening before heading off to bed at your centrally located hotel.

Day 10:On train

Your next day in Siberia is filled with of once-in-a-lifetime views, which you enjoy from the comfort of your private train. Mountains, forests and rivers sprawl as far as the eye can see, shifting in rhythm with the tracks. Entertaining on-board lectures about Russian history and culture double as get-togethers for you and your fellow travellers, complete with Russian drinks and snacks.

Day 11:Novosibirsk

In Russia, the word bread is associated with hospitality, and salt with friendship. In the charming city of Novosibirsk, you’re welcomed warmly with bread and salt in this tradition. You arrive in Siberia’s biggest city at noon and take a tour that includes the majestic River Ob.

Day 12:Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg is known as the capital of the ancient Ural Mountain range. Its position on the Asia–Europe border gives the city a unique character. Here you visit the painstakingly preserved city centre and fairytale-like Church of All Saints, which commemorates the site where the Romanovs, Russia’s last Tsar dynasty, were assassinated by revolutionaries. In the evening, your train leaves Asia and heads into Europe.

Day 13:Kazan

Today is dedicated to the picturesque and historic city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan on the banks of the Volga River. You take in the traditional Russian architecture and the fascinating stories of the Kazan Kremlin. You learn about the turbulent history of the region and the clashes between the Tatars, Cossacks and Russians.

Day 14:Moscow: Kremlin and Red Square

Moscow—one of the most vivid, dynamic and historic cities on earth. Here, you see the world-famous Kremlin and its magnificent cathedrals. After dinner, you experience the richness and colour of Moscow at night, which includes the dreamlike Red Square and the city’s palatial subway stations. After your urban adventure, you relax in your comfortable, centrally located hotel.

After dinner, you experience the opulence and colour of Moscow at night on a tour that includes the almost dream-like Red Square and famously palatial subway stations.
Relax after your urban adventure in your central and comfortable top-range hotel.

Day 15:Moscow: Panoramic tour and departure

It’s the last day of your journey, and you wake up to a lovely morning in cosmopolitan Moscow. Today you see the Russian architectural masterpieces of St. Basil’s Cathedral and Novodevichy Convent. You visit the beautifully reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior and pass by the notorious former KGB headquarters, the imposing Soviet architecture of the Russian White House and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Later in your private airport shuttle service, you sit back and reflect on the immense journey you’ve just completed. It’s a bittersweet farewell, but the memories will last forever.

Inclusions

Accommodation

4* centrally located hotels in Beijing (2 nights), Ulan-Bator (1 night), Irkutsk and Moscow (1 night)

Guaranteed accommodation in the booked category aboard your private train between Erlian and Moscow

Guaranteed accommodation between Beijing and Erlian (approx. 16 hours) in a two- or four-bed compartment on a special Chinese train

Meals

All meals on board and in the cities, day 2-14 (BLD)

Dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 15

Transportation

Arrival and departure transfers, all transportation according to the itinerary with professional drivers

Guides

Excellent service and a three-fold tour guide system: tour director, group leader (max 26 guests per group) and local guides

Doctor on board (from the Chinese border to Moscow)

Activities and sights

All excursions and sightseeing according to the itinerary, including all entry fees

Entertainment and culture - daily introductions to the country, people and customs.

Other

Porter service at all railroad stations

Informational booklet on the region and train for each compartment reserved

Russian, Chinese and Mongolian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, visa, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, optional activities, individual transfers

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
May 4 - May 19, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Limited spaces US $5,390 US 3,370 Reserve
May 12 - May 26, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Limited spaces US $5,190 US $3,240 Reserve
Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Sold out US $5,590 US $3,370
Jun 9 - 23 Jun, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Sold out US $5,390 US $3,240
Jun 27 - Jul 12, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Limited spaces US $5,590 US $3,370 Reserve
Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,390 US $3,240 Reserve
Jul 20 - Aug 4, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,590 US $3,370 Reserve
Jul 28 - Aug 11, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Limited spaces US $5,390 US $3,240 Reserve
Aug 15 - Aug 30, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,590 US $3,370 Reserve
Aug 23 - Sep 6, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,390 US $3,240 Reserve
Sep 7 - Sep 22, 2019 (M to B)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,590 US $3,370 Reserve
Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2019 (B to M)
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $5,390 US $3,240 Reserve
15 days
Beijing / Moscow to Moscow / Beijing
from
$
5,190
USD
Make an enquiry Detailed Itinerary
15 days
from
$
5,190
USD
Make an enquiry Detailed Itinerary

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