GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAIN

WHITE NIGHTS BY STEAM

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GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

MOSCOW ● ROSLAVL ● PSKOV ● NOVGOROD ● ST PETERSBURG ● PETROZAVODSK ● MURMANSK ● NIKEL MURMANSK ● KEM ● ARCHANGEL ● BAKARITSA ● VOLOGDA ● YAROSLAVL ● MOSCOW

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TOUR OVERVIEW

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 13 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

✔︎ VISITS 🇷🇺 RUSSIA

WE RECOMMEND BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE

GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAIN

DATES & PRICES

WHITE NIGHTS BY STEAM DATES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

15th June to 29th June 2022

IMPERIAL CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 34,295 / USD $ 46,295
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 4,000 / USD $ 5,000
SINGLE : GBP £ 68,495 / USD $ 92,495
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 4,000 / USD $ 5,000

GOLD CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 19,295 / USD $ 25,595
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 2,000 / USD $ 2,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 31,995 / USD $ 43,195
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 2,000 / USD $ 2,500

SILVER CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 15,695 / USD $ 21,195
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 23,595 / USD $ 31,795
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500

HERITAGE CLASS

TWIN : GBP £ 10,595 / USD $ 14,295
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
SINGLE : GBP £ 15,695 / USD $ 21,195
DEPOSIT : GBP £ 1,000 / USD $ 1,500
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GOLDEN EAGLE LUXURY TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MOSCOW

ARRIVAL IN MOSCOW & A WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER

Arrival in Moscow and transfer to the luxurious Four Seasons Moscow (or similar) situated on Red Square for two nights. This evening you are invited to a champagne drinks reception with the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers before our exclusive Welcome Dinner. Specially selected international wines are included with dinner, as with all meals during the tour.

MEALS: Dinner

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

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DAY 2 - MOSCOW

A SPECIAL VISIT FOR TRAIN ENTHUSIASTS

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

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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DAY 3 - ROSLAVL

START YOUR RAIL JOURNEY REACHING ROSLAVL

We transfer this morning to Moscow’s Kazanski station to join the Golden Eagle that will be our home for the next 12 days. There will be a welcome reception and introduction to the train staff in the Bar Lounge Car, followed by lunch, as we depart. There will not be many hours of darkness in the next two weeks as this is the time of year the Russians call ‘White Nights’. This evening we make a short stop in the town of Roslavl.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 4 - on the train

TRAVEL THROUGH THE RUSSIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Today we relax on board as our steam engines haul us through the Russian countryside.

Steam Locomotives: L class and Er class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 5 - PSKOV & NOVGOROD

VISIT THESE TWO HISTORIC CITIES

This morning we make a visit to Pskov with its ancient and well restored centre situated on the Latvian border and in whose station Tsar Nicholas II abdicated on 15th March 1915.

We return to the train for lunch and travel onto Novgorod for a short city tour, billed as the birthplace of Russia. Within Novgorod Kremlin’s red-brick fortress walls is the 5-domed, 11th-century St. Sophia Cathedral.

Steam Locomotives: Er class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 6 - ST PETERSBURG

A DAY VISITING BEAUTIFUL ST PETERSBURG

After breakfast we visit Catherine’s Summer Palace in Pushkin, including a visit to the Amber Room. Lunch follows at the Podvorye Restaurant (a typical Russian Log House). There is an afternoon tour of the city of St Petersburg incorporating a visit to the Imperial Waiting Room at Vitebski Station and an optional visit to the Railway Museum before we re-join the train for dinner.

Steam Locomotives: LV class, P36 class and Ov class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 7 - PETROZAVODSK & KIZHI

VISIT KIZHI ISLAND ON LAKE ONEGA

Petrozavodsk stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega - the second largest lake in Europe. It is one of the major cultural and industrial centres of the North-West of Russia and is the capital of the Republic of Karelia.

This afternoon, we enjoy a private folk performance before we take a city tour and a hovercraft transfer to visit Kizhi Island on Lake Onega to explore its open-air museum of wooden architecture. Marvel at wooden churches built without the use of a single nail which have survived the challenges of Russian winters and revolution.

Steam Locomotives: Ov class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 8 - MURMANSK

TOUR RUSSIA’S NORTHERN PORT CITY

We will continue to Murmansk, a city halfway between Moscow and the North Pole, and 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. As the main city of the Kola Peninsula, it started as a tiny settlement and Arctic trading post. In 1916, under pressure from the British to establish a support port, Murmansk was founded.

Thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, the port is ice-free year-round. Here we learn about the perilous missions of the many Arctic convoys, hunted continually by the German Navy, which sailed from the United Kingdom, Iceland and North America to Murmansk in World War Two to deliver essential supplies to the Soviet Union. As Murmansk is homeport of Russia's nuclear-powered icebreaker, we make a scheduled visit to the Nuclear Icebreaker Museum Ship.

Steam Locomotives: Su class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 9 - NIKEL MURMANSK

VISIT THE BORDER TOWN OF NIKEL

Early morning we will arrive at Nikel, on the border with Norway. The station is close to the Nikel smelting plant which in part has caused the devastation to the surrounding countryside that will have been evident for the 20 miles before our arrival. An eerie place but has been one of the highlights of our previous tours.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 10 - KEM & SOLOVETSKY ISLAND

A DAY TRIP TO THIS ISLAND IN THE WHITE SEA

After arriving early morning into Kem we transfer to a small boat bound for Solovetsky Monastery on Solovetsky Island in the White Sea. The Island is also infamous for its ‘Special Purpose Camp’ set up by Stalin and is the location used as the basis for Solzhenitzyn’s Gulag Archipelago.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 11 - ARCHANGEL

A DAY VISITING THIS HISTORIC & IMPORTANT PORT

We spend the day touring Archangel, a town located on the banks of the White Sea that was the chief seaport of medieval Russia. On our city tour we will have the opportunity to visit the British and American Arctic Convoy War Graves and the Wooden Architecture Museum.

Steam Locomotives: SO class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

DAY 12 - BAKARITSA

A DAY ON THE TRAIN WITH A STOP AT BAKARITSA

This morning we make a short stop in the town of Bakaritsa.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 13 - VOLOGDA & YAROSLAV

EXPLORE THESE TWO FAMOUS GOLDEN RING TOWNS

This morning we arrive in Vologda which is particularly known for its beautiful Kremlin, whose landmark buildings include the 16th-century St. Sophia Cathedral and its gilded bell tower.

We return to the train for lunch whilst our P36 steam locomotives haul us to the next location Yaroslavl for a short city tour. Yaroslavl is the largest and oldest (founded 1010) city on the Golden Ring, a fact underscored by its place of honour on the Russian 1000-rouble note (including the 15-domed church of John the Baptist on the back). Embraced by two rivers, the mighty Volga and the smaller Kotorosl, Yaroslavl’s centre is dotted with onion domes like no other place in Russia. This evening we enjoy our farewell dinner on board.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Golden Eagle Train

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DAY 14 - MOSCOW

RETURN TO MOSCOW TO TOUR MORE OF THE CITY

This morning we return to Moscow where we will spend one night at the Four Seasons.

Today we visit Red Square, an iconic symbol of Russia’s former military and political might with its eclectic mix of fascinating architecture, such as the ornate St Basil’s Cathedral’s magnificent onion-domed spires, the beautiful façade of the world famous GUM Department store constructed in Tsarist times, and the sombre and evocative site of Lenin’s tomb.

We’ll also take a tour of the opulent and unique stations of the Moscow metro - showpieces of Socialist art furnished with statues, frescoes and mosaics, unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

Steam Locomotives: P36 class

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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DAY 15 - MOSCOW

FREE TIME UNTIL A TRANSFER TO YOUR ONWARD TRAVEL

Breakfast in the hotel brings the tour to a close and airport transfers are provided for departing flights.

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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