TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

ST PETERSBURG TO ULAANBAATAR

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

ST PETERSBURG ● MOSCOW ● KAZAN ● EKATERINBURG ● NOVOSIBIRSK ● IRKUTSK ● LAKE BAIKAL ● ULAN UDE ● ULAANBAATAR

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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

WE RECOMMEND BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

2022 DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

TRAIN S5 2022: Starts St Petes 4th May 2022 - Finishes Ulaanbaatar 19th May 2022 - E / F / D
TRAIN S7 2022: Starts St Petes 20th July 2022 - Finishes Ulaanbaatar 4th Aug 2022 - E / F / IT / D
TRAIN S8 2022: Starts St Petes 15th Aug 2022 - Finishes Ulaanbaatar 20th Aug 2022 - E / F / IT / D
TRAIN S9 2022: Starts St Petes 7th Sept 2022 - Finishes Ulaanbaatar 22nd Sept 2022 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 14,495 / USD $ 19,570
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,285 / USD $ 30,900

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 12,400 / USD $ 16,740
SINGLE : GBP £ 19,735 / USD $ 26,640

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,490 / USD $ 12,810
SINGLE : GBP £ 14,190 / USD $ 19,155

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,860 / USD $ 10,610
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,920 / USD $ 14,740

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,450 / USD $ 10,060
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,230 / USD $ 14,190

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 7,100 / USD $ 9,585
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,870 / USD $ 13,325

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,680 / USD $ 6,320
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,770 / US$ 7,790 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 730 / US$ 985 per person.
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ST PETERSBURG

START YOUR TRIP IN BEAUTIFUL ST PETERSBURG

In the afternoon, you arrive in St. Petersburg, also known as the Venice of the North. After a welcome at the airport, you take a transfer to your hotel. On a guided tour, you get to know the main sights of the city, including the promenade, the palace square, the stock exchange, the old port and much more.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Park Inn Nevski  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - ST PETERSBURG

FULL DAY TOUR OF THE CITY’S HIGHLIGHTS

Today you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, the final resting place of the Romanov imperial family, where you can see sarcophaguses of practically all Russia’s tsars and tsarinas. You go on a guided tour through the world-renowned Hermitage Museum, where you can to see paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. The museum itself is housed in the former Winter Palace of the Tsars. Tonight you can take a stroll through the city, go to the theater, or take an atmospheric boat ride on the Neva River.

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Park Inn Nevski  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 3 - MOSCOW

TRAIN ON TO RUSSIA’S ICONIC CAPITAL OF MOSCOW

In the morning, you are transferred to the train station. The Sapsan high-speed express train takes you to Moscow, where you are brought to your hotel. In the evening, you can visit the Bolshoi Theater.

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Marriott Grand Moscow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 4 - MOSCOW

START YOUR TOUR OF MOSCOW’S HIGHLIGHTS

After breakfast, you visit the Tretyakov Gallery, which holds one of the country’s most important art collections, made up of about 150,000 exhibits. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish.

In the evening, you enjoy a welcome dinner where you meet guests starting their journey in Moscow and your team of tour guides. Upon request, you can enjoy the bright lights of Moscow at night on our City of Lights tour.

You can also enjoy a metro ride with a visit to two of the city’s most beautiful train stations. Afterward, you comfortable hotel room awaits!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Marriott Grand Moscow ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 5 - on the train

MOSCOW’S KREMLIN & THE START OF YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY

In the morning, you take part in an exciting guided tour of the city, which includes sights such as the impressive Kremlin grounds and its beautiful cathedrals, some of which you can view from the inside as well.

In the evening, you are welcomed aboard the Tsars Gold private train for departure. You have the opportunity to meet up with fellow guests in the restaurant car and explore your private train!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 6 - KAZAN

VIBRANT KAZAN & IT’S MIX OF CULTURE WITH PROSPERITY

In the morning, you reach Kazan, capital of the Tatars. Here you experience a guided tour of the Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated amid stunning panoramas of the Volga River, where much of the turbulent history between the Tatars, Cossacks and Russians took place.

Your train continues east later that evening.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 7 - EKATERINBURG

THE TSARS LAST STAND IN HISTORIC EKATERINBURG

At noon your train stops in Ekaterinburg, the historic capital of the Urals. The city is also known as the location where the Tsar Nicholas II and his family were assassinated in 1918. On a short guided tour, you see sights such as the Church on Blood, which commemorates the event, and the gorgeous city center.

Back on board, your journey continues through the endless steppes of Western Siberia.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 8 - NOVOSIBIRSK

SIBERIA’S LARGEST & MOST IMPORTANT CITY

You arrive in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, where you are received in traditional Russian fashion, with bread and salt. You get to know the city, the most Soviet-style metropolis of your trip, on a short guided tour, which includes the impressive Trans-Siberian Monument and the immense Ob River.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 9 - on the train

RUGGED & WILD SIBERIA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR TRAIN

Your train, by now your home away from home, continues on over the great Yenissei River through Siberia. The train’s chefs demonstrate their delicious skills with a tsar-style feast of specialties. During an informal vodka tasting on board, you can enjoy typical Russian snacks and red caviar. Along the way, your train continues through beautiful Siberian landscapes, filled with typical villages, birch forests, and hopefully, ample sunshine. You enjoy the rest of your relaxing day on board and look forward to the next stop!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 10 - IRKUTSK

THE TRUE SIBERIAN CITY OF IRKUTSK

Today your train arrives at the central station in Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. On a guided tour, you see many sights, including picturesque Siberian wooden houses and the Monument to the Tsars where the Trans-Siberian obelisk once stood. After lunch, you can go on an excursion to an informative open-air museum dedicated to life and work in old Siberia. You spend the night in a hotel in Irkutsk.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Irkutsk ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 11 - LAKE BAIKAL

LAKE BAIKAL SEEN FROM THE OLD CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILWAY

Today you head to Listvyanka by bus. From this village on the banks of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater reservoir on Earth, you take an hour-long boat ride across the deep waters of the lake to Port Baikal, where your private train is waiting. The journey continues for several hours along the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad on the shores of Lake Baikal. Your train stops at a special panoramic spot, where you can really take in the majestic calm of this unique natural wonder. Weather permitting, you enjoy a shoreside picnic dinner. You spend the night in your compartment on the Tsars Gold.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 12 - ULAN UDE

CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

Your journey takes you once again along endless Lake Baikal then through the beautiful Selenga Valley and the wild, secluded steppes of Eastern Siberia. During a stopover in Ulan-Ude, you can enjoy a guided tour if you wish. Your day ends with an atmospheric dinner. Formalities at the Russia-Mongolia border take place quickly and painlessly on board.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 13 - MONGOLIA

MONGOLIA’S WILD WEST CAPITAL OR GER OVERNIGHT OPTION*

Today, early risers can experience the idyllic landscapes of central Mongolia with their colorful yurt camps and sparsely populated mountainsides. In the morning, you arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia. On a guided tour, you discover the city’s unique architecture, including the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastery and the curious Choijin Lama Temple, with its unique depictions of a Buddhist conception of hell. Beer gardens are very popular in Mongolia, and you tour guide will show you the city’s best. In the evening, you can enjoy a Mongolian folklore performance that features throat singing, the horse-head fiddle, traditional dances and costumes (tickets are € 14/ $ 15, to be paid on site).
* Overnight Ger option must be booked in advance.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 14 - MONGOLIA

THE MONGOLIAN STEPPE & NOMADIC LIFE

If you spent the night in Ulaanbaatar, this morning you can either tour the city on your own, or enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you can either head straight to the beautiful landscapes of east of the city, or tour the capital on your own, then head to the Mongolian Alps by bus in the afternoon.

If you spent the night in a yurt, you will wake to breakfast in gorgeous scenery. Later you enjoy a private Mongolian horse riding show surrounded by yurts, horse herds and wild yaks. Lunch is served as a picnic amid the beauty of nature.

Afterwards you visit a nomadic family. In the evening, you enjoy a luscious dinner in a yurt restaurant, then spend the night in your private yurt.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 15 - MONGOLIA

EXPLORE MORE OF MONGOLIA’S CAPITAL & FREE TIME

After breakfast, you take a stroll and visit the enormous Genghis Khan statue, the tallest equestrian statue in the world.

Afterward you head back to Ulan Bator, where you visit the History Museum for an excellent review of Mongolia’s exciting history. The afternoon is spent at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 16 - end of tour

CONCLUDE YOUR TRIP WITH A TRANSFER TO YOUR ONWARD TRAVEL

After breakfast, you take a transfer to the airport for your flight home. Your rich experience on the Trans-Siberian Railroad will be a great memory for many years to come.

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Accommodation in high quality hotels in St Petersburg (2 nights) Moscow (2 nights), Irkutsk (1 night) Yurt (1 night) and Ulaanbaatar (2 night)
✔︎ 9 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train.
✔︎ Visa support documents required for the Russian 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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