TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MOSCOW TO BEIJING

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

MOSCOW ● KAZAN ● EKATERINBURG ● NOVOSIBIRSK ● IRKUTSK ● LAKE BAIKAL ● ULAN UDE ● ULAANBAATAR ● BEIJING

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

TOUR OVERVIEW

15 NIGHTS / 16 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 9 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

✔︎ VISITS 🇷🇺 RUSSIA, 🇲🇳 MONGOLIA & 🇨🇳 CHINA

WE RECOMMEND BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

TRAIN M5 2021: Starts Moscow 8th May 2021 - Finishes Beijing 23rd May 2021 - E / F / ES / D
TRAIN M6 2021: Starts Moscow 5th June 2021 - Finishes Beijing 20th June 2021 - E / F / D
TRAIN MZ 2021: Starts Moscow 1st July 2021 - Finishes Beijing 16th July 2021 - E / ES / F / D
TRAIN M7 2021: Starts Moscow 24th July 2021 - Finishes Beijing 8th August 2021 - E / F / P / IT / D
TRAIN M8 2021: Starts Moscow 19th Aug 2021 - Finishes Beijing 3rd Sept 2021 - E / F / ES / IT / P / D
TRAIN M9 2021: Starts Moscow 11th Sept 2021 - Finishes Beijing 26th Sept 2021 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 14,420 / USD $ 19,470
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,520 / USD $ 30,405

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 12,250 / USD $ 16,540
SINGLE : GBP £ 19,290 / USD $ 26,045

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,260 / USD $ 12,540
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,910 / USD $ 18,820

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,690 / USD $ 10,380
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,650 / USD $ 14,375

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,270 / USD $ 9,815
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,230 / USD $ 13,810

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,890 / USD $ 9,300
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,540 / USD $ 12,880

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,620 / USD $ 6,240
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,770 / US$ 7,795 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 660 / US$ 890 per person.
PLEASE NOTE A SEASONAL REDUCTION OF £ 200 / US$ 270 APPLIES TO THE M5 & MZ TOUR
TRAIN M5 2022: Starts Moscow 7th May 2022 - Finishes Beijing 22nd May 2022 - E / F / ES / D
TRAIN M6 2022: Starts Moscow 4th June 2022 - Finishes Beijing 19th June 2022 - E / F / D
TRAIN MZ 2022: Starts Moscow 30th June 2022 - Finishes Beijing 15th July 2022 - E / ES / P / F / D
TRAIN M7 2022: Starts Moscow 23rd July 2022 - Finishes Beijing 7th August 2022 - E / F / P / IT / D
TRAIN M8 2022: Starts Moscow 18th Aug 2022 - Finishes Beijing 2nd Sept 2022 - E / F / ES / IT / P / D
TRAIN M9 2022: Starts Moscow 10th Sept 2022 - Finishes Beijing 25th Sept 2022 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 14,190 / USD $ 19,160
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,330 / USD $ 30,150

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 12,100 / USD $ 16,355
SINGLE : GBP £ 19,175 / USD $ 25,905

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,310 / USD $ 12,570
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,990 / USD $ 18,890

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,690 / USD $ 10,380
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,660 / USD $ 14,390

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,280 / USD $ 9,830
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,250 / USD $ 13,840

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,920 / USD $ 9,340
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,600 / USD $ 12,960

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,500 / USD $ 6,075
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,620 / US$ 7,585 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 665 / US$ 900 per person.
PLEASE NOTE A SEASONAL REDUCTION OF £ 200 / US$ 270 APPLIES TO THE M5 & MZ TOUR
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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

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DAY 1 - MOSCOW

YOUR HOLIDAY STARTS WITH A MOSCOW BY NIGHT TOUR

You will be welcomed at the airport or train station and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Time to settle in before a fabulous "Moscow by Night" city lights tour seeing some of the most iconic building lit in all their glory. After you have time to stroll through the famous Red Square with your guide and will experience the splendour of Moscow’s unique metro stations, as much art museums as public transport.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Intercontinental Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - MOSCOW

MOSCOW’S KREMLIN & THE START OF YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY

Today a city tour covering the most famous Moscow sights including the imposing Kremlin complex and one of its magnificent cathedrals dating back to the time of the Tsars. In the evening you will be transferred to your train for the first section of your epic rail journey overnight to Kazan.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 3 - KAZAN

VIBRANT KAZAN & IT’S MIX OF CULTURE WITH PROSPERITY

After breakfast in the dining car we arrive in Kazan, capital of Tatarstan province on the banks of the mighty Volga river. The city is full of history and the tour here will bring to life the once turbulent relationship between Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. Return to your train for dinner and the overnight journey on to Ekaterinburg.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 4 - EKATERINBURG

THE TSARS LAST STAND IN HISTORIC EKATERINBURG

Morning on the train before an afternoon arrival in Ekaterinburg. Much of this prosperous city was renovated in 2009 and our tour will visit the newly built Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial to the tragic historical event of the nuder of the Tsars and his family. On departing Ekaterinburg we leave Europe and enter Asia and the vast area of Western Siberia.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 5 - NOVOSIBIRSK

SIBERIA’S LARGEST & MOST IMPORTANT CITY

Today we reach the city of Novosibirsk in the heart of Siberia where you will be welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. We visit a monument to the Trans-Siberian and see the mighty Ob River. After dinner the train continues it’s journey Eastwards into remote lands.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 6 - on the train

RUGGED & WILD SIBERIA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR TRAIN

A full day on the train through Siberia and crossing the vast Yenisey River that flows up into the arctic. The landscape is of pristine rivers, endless birch and pine forest and distant mountains. On the train there will be lectures about this fascinating and remote land. There will also be a special meal today we call the "Tsar’s Feast" and enjoy Russian hospitality with vodka and caviar tasting.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 7 - IRKUTSK

THE TRUE SIBERIAN CITY OF IRKUTSK

Today we reach the city of Irkutsk, once described as the “Paris of Siberia” and you will see evidence of that on our city tour seeing some of the beautiful wooden architecture and impressive river front’s statue of Alexander III. We also visit the lively market. After lunch the tour continues with a visit to the open-air museum "Life and Work in the Time of the Tsars”. Tonight is spent in a centrally located hotel in Irkutsk.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Marriott Courtyard ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 8 - LAKE BAIKAL

LAKE BAIKAL SEEN FROM THE OLD CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILWAY

Today a tour by bus out of Irkutsk to a Siberian village on the shore of Lake Baikal. We will take a boat ride from here to Port Baikal where a your train awaits. From here we travel the old route of the Trans-Siberian along the shores of Baikal for several hours with a couple of stops to take photos. Dinner is served in typical local style as a picnic on the shores of the lake (weather permitting).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 9 - ULAN UDE

CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

We continue by train today along the shores of Baikal and though the Selenga valley into the beautiful and wild Eastern Siberia. On the way we stop at Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia and a city where Western and Eastern cultures meet. Continue on by train to the Mongolian border.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 10 - MONGOLIA

MONGOLIA’S WILD WEST CAPITAL OR GER OVERNIGHT OPTION*

During the night we cross the border arriving this morning in Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar. We visit the impressive Buddhist monastery of Gandan and the Lama Museum. Optional Mongolia folk concert (tickets to be bought and paid for locally) before spending the night in a centrally located hotel.

*If you prefer we can book in advance to stay in a traditional Mongolian ger (must be booked in advance and please contact us for details).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 11 - MONGOLIA

THE MONGOLIAN STEPPE & NOMADIC LIFE

Today we visit the open steppe, mountains and grasslands outside of Ulaanbaatar. We visit a typical ger camp, home to the nomadic herdsmen that are still very much part of Mongolian culture. The herdsmen will give a display of their horseback skills. Return to your train in the evening for the journey onward to the Chinese border.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 12 - on the train

TO CHINA’S BORDER & A CHANGE OF TRAIN

Travel though the Gobi Desert before reaching the Chinese border late morning.

*IMPORTANT* At the border you will need to change trains as the Chinese have a different track gauge to Russia and Mongolia and will not admit the Russian carriages. Note that the Chinese train has no Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi cabins - only two or 4 bed cabins. Single occupancy is not guaranteed. You will reach China’s capital Beijing in about 16 hours.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 13 - BEIJING

ARRIVE IN CHNA’S BUSTLING & HISTORIC CAPITAL

The journey though China this morning gives a unique insight into the rural life of China before your arrival in Beijing where you spend the next three nights in a comfortable hotel. Free time for the rest of the day and own arrangements for dinner.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Capital Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 14 - BEIJING

TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TIANANMEN SQUARE & THE FORBIDDEN CITY

Today you will see some of the highlights of Beijing including the Temple of Heaven and it’s beautiful park full of local Beijingers as well as Tiananmen Square and the extraordinary former home of the Emperors of China, the Forbidden City. Own dinner arrangements in the evening.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Capital Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 15 - BEIJING

THE GREAT WALL, MING TOMBS & PEKING DUCK FAREWELL DINNER

Today we head out of the city to the mountains that contain the Great Wall. We also visit the Ming Tombs and the avenue of the spirits. Return to the city for the quintessential evening meal of Peking Duck!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Capital Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 16 - end of tour

THE FINISH OF THIS TRIP OR TRAVEL ON IN CHINA WITH US

Sadly, today marks the end of a trip filled with unique and unforgettable experiences. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey home.

Alternatively, we can arrange to extend your trip further into China with a private tour on to Xian and Shanghai or further destinations in this vast country. Please just ask us for options.

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Accommodation in high quality hotels in Moscow (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night) Ulaanbaatar (1 night) and Beijing (3 nights)
✔︎ 9 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train.
✔︎ Visa support documents required for the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian visas.
 ✔︎ Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary.
✔︎ Three daily meals on board the train.
✔︎ Other meals as indicated in the itinerary.
✔︎ Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks.
✔︎ Informative sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with professional guides.
✔︎ Group Leader throughout the tour.
✔︎ Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries you pass through along the route.
✔︎ Doctor on board.
✔︎ Porter services at all railway stations.

Special for Bolshoi & Bolshoi Platinum class clients: 2 main course options to choose from for lunch and dinner on board the train. Drinks are included (except for premium beverages) during meal times on board the train.

Tour EXCLUDES

• International flights - we can book these for you if you wish.
• Visas - we provide the paperwork and can recommend visa agents to help with applications.
• Tips and own expenses.
• All beverages in bar car.
• Travel Insurance (every passenger is obliged to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the Tour).
• Vaccinations: Consult your doctor for specific health advice.

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