GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAIN

VLADIVOSTOK TO MOSCOW

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MAP & DESTINATIONS

VLADIVOSTOK ● KHABAROVSK ● SRETENSK ● ULAANBAATAR ● ULAN UDE ● LAKE BAIKAL ● IRKUTSK ● ABAKAN ● NOVOKUZNETSK ● BARNAUL ● OMSK ● YEKATERINBURG ● KAZAN ● ULYANOVSK ● NIZNY NOVGOROD ● VLADIMIR ● MOSCOW

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TOUR OVERVIEW

21 NIGHTS / 22 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 17 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

✔︎ VISITS 🇷🇺 RUSSIA & 🇲🇳 MONGOLIA

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DATES & PRICES

VLADIVOSTOK TO MOSCOW DATES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

25th February to 18th March 2022

IMPERIAL CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 47,895 / USD $ 64,695
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 4,000 / USD $ 5,000
SINGLE : GBP £ 95,695 / USD $ 129,295
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 4,000 / USD $ 5,000

GOLD CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 26,995 / USD $ 36,395
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 2,000 / USD $ 2,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 44,695 / USD $ 60,295
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 2,000 / USD $ 2,500

SILVER CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 21,895 / USD $ 29,595
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 32,895 / USD $ 44,395
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500

HERITAGE CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 14,695 / USD $ 19,895
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 21,895 / USD $ 29,595
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - VLADIVOSTOK

ARRIVAL IN VLADIVOSTOK & A WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER

Arrive at Vladivostok Airport, where you are met and transferred to the five-star Lotte Hotel for a one-night stay. This evening you are invited to our Welcome Dinner. Specially selected international wines are included with dinner, as with all meals during the tour.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Lotte Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - VLADIVOSTOK

TOUR THIS PORT CITY & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION AT VLADIVOSTOK STATION

Vladivostok is a military port located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan and is home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Due to its military importance, the city was closed to foreigners between 1930 and 1992. Vladivostok (literally translated as ‘Ruler of the East’) offers visitors an interesting opportunity to explore its principal military attractions including a visit to a preserved World War Two submarine. Our morning city tour will also take us to the iconic suspension bridge over Golden Horn Bay, one of the largest of its kind worldwide, which opened in 2012 for the APEC conference.

Following a champagne reception at Vladivostok Railway Station, and with a military band playing on the platform, we will board the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express hauled by two steam locomotives. After settling into our modern, stylish cabins we enjoy dinner in the restaurant car as our rail adventure westwards begins.

Steam Locomotives: P36 and L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 3 - KHABAROVSK

VISIT THIS CITY LOCATED ON THE AMUR RIVER & CHINA BORDER

Located 15 miles (25 kilometres) from the border with China, Khabarovsk stretches along the banks of the Amur River. Khabarovsk was founded as a military post in 1858, but the region had been populated by several indigenous peoples of the Far East for many centuries. It is now a busy city with tree-lined streets. Located next to the station we will pass the monument to Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov, the Far East explorer the city is named after, and see the impressive World War Two memorial to the fallen soldiers. We will also have time at the Regional Museum where the local history has been well-preserved with a rich collection of artefacts describing the cultural and natural history of the region.

Steam Locomotives: P36 and Yem class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 4 - on the train

A DAY ON THE TRAIN THROUGH RUSSIA’S FAR EAST

Our journey today follows the Shilka and Amur rivers, close to the Chinese border. Enjoy Russia at its most beautiful and remote as the landscape unfolds outside your window. Or you may like to attend one of the absorbing lectures or Russian language lessons.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 5 - SRETENSK

VISIT THE REMOTE COMMUNITY OF SRETENSK

Sretensk is a community that survives far from the beaten track of the main Trans-Siberian line and offers a rare and exclusive opportunity for our guests to see how families exist and livelihoods are maintained despite the isolation from major conurbations in this remotest part of Siberia.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 6 - on the train

A DAY ON THE TRAIN THROUGH RUSSIA’S FAR EAST

Today we relax on board as our train travels through Siberia as we head towards Mongolia. In comfort enjoy the ever-changing panoramas of natural snow-covered beauty unfold before us.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 7 - ULAANBAATAR

SIDE TRIP INTO REMOTE MONGOLIA

Our Trans-Siberian adventure takes us into Mongolia and a short visit to its capital, Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia, once the very centre of an enormous empire led by Genghis Khan, is a country rich in culture and history with beautiful landscapes and nomadic people. Mongolia is famous for its endless green Steppes, grazing livestock and white, nomadic Gers (Yurts) dotted all across the countryside.

Steam Locomotives: L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 8 - ULAN UDE

THE CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

The ethnic and cultural diversity of Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic, offers a unique insight into its heritage. As we tour the area you will notice the different faces of these welcoming Buryat people. During our exploration of the Old Believers’ Village we learn about the culture and history of these religious people as we are treated to a concert featuring local traditions and folk singing.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 9 - LAKE BAIKAL

THE FIRST OF 2 DAYS SPENT BY LAKE BAIKAL

Our two days spent by Lake Baikal offer a real highlight of travelling through Siberia in winter. Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of Lake Baikal and our experiences here will be an unforgettable part of our Trans-Siberian journey. For five hours we wind our way through tunnels along cliff hugging tracks above the frozen lake with a vista of snowcapped peaks along the far shore forming a picture-perfect backdrop.

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and during winter is completely frozen. This evening enjoy an overnight stay at a traditional alpine hotel on the shoreline of Lake Baikal, where you can make full use of the sauna and spa facilities and wake up to breathtaking views across the Sharyzhalgay river gorge.

Steam Locomotives: L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 10 - LAKE BAIKAL

A SECOND DAY ENJOYING THE LAKE

Today on our second day on Lake Baikal we are taken in a hovercraft on the frozen lake to the place where the dog sledges and snowmobiles are situated. Here will be the perfect vantage point to appreciate the magnificence of this unspoiled location.

During our extended visit to the lake there is the opportunity to watch the under-ice fishing and try the freshly caught fish which will be smoked in a mobile smokehouse and served warm with ice-cold vodka. Delicious!

Steam Locomotives: P36 and L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 11 - IRKUTSK

ENJOY A TOUR OF IRKUTSK & ITS FASCINATING HISTORY

Our visit to Irkutsk, the ‘Paris of Siberia’, takes in the most significant sites in this fascinating city, including an exploration of the classic wooden architecture with its intricately carved lace-like decorations that has given many of this region’s buildings such a distinctive and unique appearance. We also visit the Decembrist House museum which is dedicated to the memory of the aristocrats who were exiled to this remote outpost after the failed uprising of 1825.

As an additional option for your day in Irkutsk you may wish to experience a traditional Russian Banya (sauna).

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 12 - on the train

A DAY TO RELAX ON THE TRAIN & ENJOY THE SNOWY LANDSCAPE

A day to unwind and reflect on the many sights and sounds we have experienced on our journey so far. Chat to your fellow passengers, perhaps learn a few words of Russian or simply enjoy the ever-changing landscape outside your window as it unfolds.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 13 - ABAKAN

A SHORT STOP IN LITTLE VISITED ABAKAN

Abakan is the capital city of the Republic of Khakassia located at the confluence of the Yenisei and Abakan Rivers, where this morning we will conduct a short tour of the regional museum and enjoy a private folk concert.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 14 - NOVOKUZNETSK

VISIT TWO HISTORIC SIBERIAN CITIES

Novokuznetsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia, founded in the early 17th century and we’ll enjoy a short city tour of this former mining centre. After lunch we continue the short distance onto Barnaul, located on the western banks of the River Ob for an early evening arrival and enjoy a few hours touring.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 15 - OMSK

THE NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE OF OMSK

This afternoon we spend a few hours in the city of Omsk. Founded in 1716 as a fortress on the Imperial Russia's expanding southern frontier, by 1850s Omsk grew to become the capital of Western Siberia. The construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway in the late 1890s brought a rapid development boom, culminating in an extravagant 1910s World Fair, around the time of which Omsk acquired much of its neoclassical architectural heritage.

Steam Locomotives: P36 and L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 16 - EKATERINBURG

THE STORY OF THE ROMANOVS IN EKATERINBURG

Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals. Known as the Great Divide, the Ural Mountains create the natural border between Europe and Asia so that the cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilisations come together in this fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape.

Our city tour takes us to the poignant site where the Romanov, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, was executed with his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918 following 78 days of imprisonment. Now a church dedicated to their memory, this site provides us with a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.

Steam Locomotives: P36 and LV class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 17 - KAZAN

STOP IN BEAUTIFUL & HISTORIC KAZAN

Situated on the River Volga, the picturesque and historic city of Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. Here we see for ourselves its rich tapestry of history and culture. One of the highlights of this city tour is our exploration of the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel we will explore its stunning mosque and picture-perfect onion-domed cathedral.

As Kazan is the birthplace of one of Russia’s most famous opera singers, Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938), we honour his memory with a private concert of his music. You will also have time to wander through the main pedestrian area of Kazan and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city.

Steam Locomotives: LV and L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 18 - ULYANOVSK

A STOP AT LENIN’S BIRTHPLACE

Ulyanovsk is a western Russian city sitting beside the Volga River, known as the birthplace of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. The central Lenin Memorial complex features museums in his former homes and a research centre.

Steam Locomotives: L class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 19 - NIZNY NOVGOROD

VIEW THIS CITY’S FINE KREMLIN

Today we arrive into Nizny Novgorod. The city is particularly well-known for its 16th-century Kremlin, ringed by 13 fortified towers, including the Dmitrovskaya Tower. Within the Kremlin’s walls is the green-spired Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, rebuilt in the 17th century.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 20 - MOSCOW

VLADIMIR & ON TO OUR FINAL STOP OF MOSCOW

The historic city of Vladimir was founded in 990 and is one of Russia’s oldest communities. With an architectural wealth, it has been decreed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What better place to spend Rozhdestvo (Russian Christmas), celebrated today? Our tour takes in Uspensky Cathedral, built between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. It is considered one of the most important and beautiful of Russian cathedrals, where many of the prominent Russian Tsars were crowned.

This evening we head towards Moscow and following dinner in the Restaurant Car we arrive into our final stop.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Four Seasons Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 21 - MOSCOW

A TOUR OF RUSSIA’S CAPITAL CITY

Included in our time spent in Moscow is two nights at the stylish five-star Four Seasons Hotel Moscow. Located in the historic building of Moskva Hotel and occupying one of the most enviable addresses in the very heart of Moscow, the hotel is a short walk from the Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre.

Today in Moscow we make and extended visit to the Podmoskovnaya Train Station and Locomotive Depot.

Steam Locomotives: Em and Eu class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Four Seasons Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 22 - end of tour

DEPART RUSSIA OR EXTEND TO ST PETERSBURG

Following breakfast, spend the remaining time in Moscow at your leisure, followed by your transfer which will take you to the airport to begin the return flight home.

Why not extend your stay in Moscow with additional nights to explore more of the city at your leisure or have time to take in a performance at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre? Tickets need to be pre-booked and are subject to schedule and availability.

MEALS: Breakfast

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INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

As far as possible our tours are all inclusive with no hidden extras. What follows are those elements which are included in the tour price. The only extra items you will need to budget for include personal expenses such as international and internal flights, visa costs, travel insurance, drinks from the Bar Lounge Car and laundry.

Experienced Tour Managers

Our experienced tour managers and their assistants are selected for their travel knowledge and their linguistic and organisational abilities allowing you to relax and enjoy your rail cruise. We receive exceptional passenger comments about our Tour Managers and their aim is to ensure you enjoy every minute of your holiday.

Arrival and Departure Transfers

Arrival and departure transfers are included.

Hotel and On Board Accommodation

Although you will spend much of your time sightseeing or relaxing in the train’s public areas, you will find you hotel room or cabin a welcome retreat at the end of a rewarding day. All hotels are of 5 star standard or, in certain locations, the best available. Room upgrades are available on request and at extra cost.

Welcome and Farewell Dinners

Each tour begins with a Welcome Dinner, an ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow passengers; for the Tour Manager to brief you on the trip; and introduce you to the Golden Eagle Luxury Trains team and the Tour Doctor. The Farewell Dinner is the perfect end to your adventure by private train where you can relive the journey and look ahead to future tours.

Route Guide, Itinerary and Information Pack

When you board the train there will be a brochure in your cabin detailing more about your journey and the places en-route. Our Tour Manager will organise a programme of briefings on the cities or places we visit and, each evening, will issue a programme for the next day’s touring schedule.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily

All departures feature one or two uniquely designed restaurant cars where you can enjoy the excellent waiter-served food and wine. Several times during the tour we will also sample authentic local cuisine off the train.

Drinks with Meals and from the Bar Lounge Car

A generous drinks allowance is included with lunch and dinner. For passengers travelling in Gold Class on board the Golden Eagle, drinks from the Standard Drinks List in the Bar Lounge Car are also included. For Imperial Suite guests, drinks from both the Standard and Premium Bar Lists (excluding premium wines) in the Bar Lounge Car are included.

On Board Service

You can expect service which is attentive, friendly and unintrusive. Your car attendants provide 24-hour housekeeping and bedding turndown services, with one attendant always on duty to assist you and to ensure you are comfortable in your cabin. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottle drinking water are available in your cabin 24 hours a day.

Guided Off-Train Excursions

The history and culture of the places we visit on our rail cruises will come alive through our expert local guides. All our tours include a wide-ranging sightseeing schedule to make the most of the time you have off the train and bring you closer to the culture, people and history of your destinations. We believe it is the special little touches that help create magical memories.

Imperial Suite guests will benefit from the option of a private car and guide in the majority of places we visit along the route.

Freedom of Choice Touring

Customise your journey and enjoy the opportunity to select from an array of Freedom of Choice Touring options that best suits your interests. Your off-train excursions will still take in all the major attractions of the places we are visiting but, in featured locations, you will be presented when you are onboard the train with a variety of activities from which to choose, and enjoy a tailor-made experience. Look at the individual itineraries where we are operating Freedom of Choice Touring.

Freedom of Choice Touring options may be subject to variations dependent on finalised train timings and local charges. Touring options available will typically be advised in the evening prior to the day’s tour.

Personal Headsets

On all the off–train excursions, to enhance your enjoyment and comprehension of the places you visit, you will be provided with a lightweight personal headset on which to listen to your tour guide as you take in the sights. So you do not need to worry about missing any of the interesting details on your excursions.

On Board Doctor and Medical Facilities

To give you peace of mind our tours are accompanied by a doctor who travels with us usually for the entire journey; so you can rest assured that medical assistance is always available. On call 24 hours a day, the doctor is on hand to give primary care as required. Normally, the doctor will be English speaking and be registered with the General Medical Council in the UK.

24 Hour Service Attendant

Your car attendants provide 24-hour housekeeping and bedding turndown services, with one attendant always on duty to assist you and to ensure you are comfortable in your cabin. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are available in your cabin 24 hours a day.

Porterage

As you only have to unpack once, your luggage and belongings will stay with you on the train throughout the journey but, wherever necessary, porterage is included between the hotel and stations.

All Gratuities

You will not have to worry about tipping on and off the train on your rail journey with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains as all gratuities are included in the tour price.

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