TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MOSCOW TO ULAANBAATAR

A WINTER'S TALE

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

MOSCOW ● VLADIMIR & SUZDAL ● EKATERINBURG ● KRASNOYARSK ● IRKUTSK ● LAKE BAIKAL ● ULAN UDE ● ULAANBAATAR

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

TOUR OVERVIEW

12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 8 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

✔︎ VISITS 🇷🇺 RUSSIA & 🇲🇳 MONGOLIA

WE RECOMMEND BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

Starts Moscow 12th February 2022 and finishes Ulaanbaatar 24th February 2022 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 10,290 / USD $ 13,890
SINGLE : GBP £ 16,740 / USD $ 22,600

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 8,390 / USD $ 11,325
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,370 / USD $ 18,050

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,470 / USD $ 8,735
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,130 / USD $ 13,675

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 5,320 / USD $ 7,180
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,615 / USD $ 10,280

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 5,040 / USD $ 6,805
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,055 / USD $ 9,525

STANDARD

QUAD : GBP £ 3,360 / USD $ 4,540
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 4,285 / US$ 5,790 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 415 / US$ 560 per person.
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MOSCOW

YOUR HOLIDAY STARTS WITH A TOUR OF RED SQUARE

Arrival in Moscow and transfer to your centrally located first-class hotel. After settling in, take a guided walk to discover the magic of Moscow's legendary Red Square and enjoy its stunning illuminations.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Intercontinental  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - MOSCOW

CITY TOUR OF MOSCOW BEFORE JOINING YOUR TRAIN

Explore Europe's most dynamic city on a panorama city tour with its contrast of traditional onion-shaped golden domes decorating small churches and cathedrals and the power centres of the new mega-rich companies such as Gazprom.

Afterwards, relax over lunch in a restaurant themed on Russian history before joining your special carriage to depart from the impressive backdrop of one of Moscow's major stations. On board, enjoy a delicious welcome dinner.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 3 - SUZDAL

TOUR THE QUINTESSENTIALLY RUSSIAN CITIES OF VLADIMIR & SUZDAL

After breakfast you drive by bus to the impressive cities Vladimir and Suzdal, which are one of the most impressive cities on the Golden Ring.

In the afternoon, take in the landscape of rolling steppes in old Russia's heartlands and cross the impressive bridges over the rivers Volga and Kama before starting the climb to the Ural Mountains – usually a magical snowy landscape at this time of year. Enjoy insights into Russian life with entertaining on-board talks on the Cossacks and winter life in Siberia, as well as a film on Russia's last tsar.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 4 - EKATERINBURG

LEARN ABOUT THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOVS

Stop in Ekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Ural region. Yekaterinburg has gone down in history as the place where Tsar Nicolas II, the last tsar of Russia, was murdered with his family in 1918. A short city tour includes the attractive city centre, restored in 2009, as well as the commemorative Cathedral on the Blood, built in 2003 on the site of the tsar's execution. Back on board, your train continues across the rolling steppes of western Siberia.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 5 - on the train

THROUGH THE WINTER SIBERIAN LANDSCAPE IN YOUR COSY TRAIN

Stop in Ekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Ural region. Yekaterinburg has gone down in history as the place where Tsar Nicolas II, the last tsar of Russia, was murdered with his family in 1918. A short city tour includes the attractive city centre, restored in 2009, as well as the commemorative Cathedral on the Blood, built in 2003 on the site of the tsar's execution. Back on board, your train continues across the rolling steppes of western Siberia.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 6 - KRASNOYARSK

TOUR THIS REMOTE & LITTLE VISITED SIBERIAN CITY

Morning arrival in Krasnoyarsk - according to writer Anton Chekhov, the most beautiful city in Siberia. The short city tour focuses on an overview of Krasnoyarsk's captivating history. The mix of old and new streets vividly illustrates how the city has grown and changed down the years. Enjoy a view of Peace Square, the city's oldest square, and the stunning vistas across the Yenisei river. Naturally, there is also a stop at the beautiful Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, the symbol of Krasnoyarsk. Back on board your train continues on to Irkutsk.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 7 - IRKUTSK

VISIT A FROZEN LAKE BAIKAL AT THE VILLAGE OF LISTVYANKA

The train pulls into Irkutsk station. Leaving your main luggage safely on board, a transfer takes you to your hotel at the Baikal village of Listvyanka. After time to settle in, a visit to the local open-air museum offers a vivid insight into the history of the region, and traditional life and lifestyles in old Siberia. The traditional lifestyle theme continues in the evening with a chance to visit a banya, the original Russian sauna.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Irkutsk  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 8 - LAKE BAIKAL

HORSE DRAWN SLEDGE RIDE & SNOWMOBILE TRIP

What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn troika sleigh ride - the next highlight on your programme! From February, this is followed by an exhilarating motorised sledge ride on the frozen Lake Baikal. Afterwards, it is onwards and upwards by cable car (if already in operation) to a special vantage point with stunning views out across Lake Baikal. This vantage point is also renowned for its cold temperatures – so this may be the place to experience the lowest temperatures you have ever known!

Subsequently, a visit to a local family includes a tasty traditional Russian meal. The final stop around the lake is the Baikal Museum, which showcases this area's special ecosystem and the lake itself, the world's largest fresh water reservoir.

Back on board in the evening, your train pulls out of Irkutsk station.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 9 - LAKE BAIKAL

FOLLOW THE RAIL LINE ALONG THE SHORE OF BAIKAL WITH STOPS

Today is spent exploring the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world. Your train travels several hours directly alongside Lake Baikal, on the old route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Take a walk on the frozen Lake Baikal and enjoy a relaxing day on board.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 10 - ULAN UDE

STOP IN ULAN UDE FOR & SEE THE LARGEST LENIN HEAD!

The journey continues through the snow covered Selenga Valley and the wild solitude of eastern Siberia’s mountainous steppes. You take a tour of Ulan Ude during an intermediate stop there. Border formalities at the Russian-Mongolian border are an easy matter carried out on board.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 11 - ULAANBAATAR

ARRIVE IN MONGOLIA’S CAPITAL & VISIT THE STEPPE

Over breakfast, watch the taiga mountain landscape of northern Mongolia slide by with its scattered nomad settlements. As your train pulls into the Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator in the morning, porters are already waiting to help with your luggage.

Your mid-class hotel is conveniently located in the centre of the city. This first night in Ulan Bator also offers the chance to stay in a (preheated) nomad felt tent in unspoiled - and probably very frosty! - surroundings*. Sleeping in a traditional felt tent under the stars in the majestic quiet of nature – a truly unique experience! The afternoon is dedicated to a visit to the National Museum of Mongolia.

Those taking hotel accommodation can enjoy an evening programme of Mongolian folklore with throat singing, music performed on the traditional bowed string instrument, the morin khuur, national costumes, myths and dance (tickets are € 14/ $ 15, to be paid on site). The nomad felt tent option includes traditional Mongolian tales around an open fire.

*The overnight ger option must be booked in advance.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bayangol Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 12 - ULAANBAATAR

TOUR THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ULAANBAATAR & VISIT A CATTLE BREEDING FAMILY

Today's programme offers such impressive sights as the Buddhist Gandan monastery and the quirky architectural masterpiece of Choijin Lama Temple. The temple architecture is unique worldwide for its dramatic depictions of the torments of hell for those leaving the path of righteousness. The afternoon excursion visits a family of cattle breeders just outside the city.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bayangol Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 13 - end of tour

YOUR TRAIN RIDE FINISHES OR ADD ON BEIJING WITH US!

After breakfast in Ulaanbaatar, your journey through this magical winter landscape has come to an end - or consider adding on Beijing!

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Travel in a special carriage with 8 nights in the category booked
✔︎ 1 night in a first-class hotel in Moscow, 1 night in a hotel in Listvyanka, 2 nights in Ulan Bator in a good mid-range centrally located hotel
✔︎ Experienced tour manager from Moscow to Ulan Bator throughout
✔︎ Doctor on board
✔︎ All meals as specified in the itinerary
✔︎ All transfers in the area of your destination
✔︎ Excursions and sightseeing with local English-speaking guides (minimum group of at least 6)
✔︎ Vodka tasting with classic Russian snacks
✔︎ Dog-sled ride in an impressive winter scenery
✔︎ During the train journey, fascinating on-board talks ranging from "Life in the Siberian winter" and "The Cossacks conquer ✔︎ Siberia" to "From fur traders to energy suppliers"

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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