Luxury & Private Trans-Siberian Railway Express Trains & Tours
In addition to the public schedule Trans-Siberian trains there is a luxury Trans Siberian railway train as well as several Trans Siberian railway private train options available offering fixed date departures. These trains are only available to tourists and so can offer a schedule that allows you to visit more stops along the Trans-Siberian route than is possible to do on the public trains and which can be done from the same train rather than having to use different trains for different sections of the trip. Most nights are spent aboard the trains making for a more settled trip. Cabin class standards vary something similar to a good Trans-Siberian public train to the very highest Trans Siberian luxury train level more akin to presidential travel!
The Tsars Gold – also known as Zarengold – is a popular Trans Siberian by private train option running the Moscow to Beijing Trans-Mongolian route. Trips typically last 2 weeks with options to add on extensions at either end of the tour. Departures are during the summer months and get booked up quickly, especially for the higher classes on the train which holds up to 200 people across a wide range of cabin classes from 4 berth cabins to 2 berth en-suite.
The Imperial Russia train resides between the Tsars Gold and Golden Eagle and offer four classes of travel all of which have 2 berth compartments with the upper two classes of VIP and Business having ensuite facilities for each cabin making a good option for a Trans Siberian express luxury train tour. Imperial Russia offers Moscow to Beijing and Moscow to Vladivostok trip in both directions of travel plus a Arctic Circle trip to Murmansk in Russia’s far north over New Year.
The Golden Eagle is a luxury Trans-Siberian train service that predominantly runs the Moscow to Vladivostok route with summer and winter departures. It is regarded as the most luxurious train option along the Trans-Siberian route making for the ultimate experience and, for those who can afford it, is the choice for a Trans Siberian railway luxury trip. Passengers are limited to 120 with all cabins en-suite and 3 classes to choose from. Booking early is essential.