TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

BEIJING TO MOSCOW

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

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

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

TOUR OVERVIEW

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS

✔︎ INCLUDES 9 ORGANISED STOPOVERS

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TOURS AS DESCRIBED

✔︎ INCLUDES ALL TRANSFERS & MEALS AS LISTED

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

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

2022 DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

TRAIN P5 2022: Starts Beijing 15th May 2022 - Finishes Moscow 29th May 2022 - E / D
TRAIN P6 2022: Starts Beijing 12th June 2022 - Finishes Moscow 26th June 2022 - E / F / ES / D
TRAIN P7 2022: Starts Beijing 31st July 2022 - Finishes Moscow 14th August 2022 - E / P / IT / D
TRAIN P8 2022: Starts Beijing 26th Aug 2022 - Finishes Moscow 9th Sept 2022 - E / ES / F / D
TRAIN P9 2022: Starts Beijing 18th Sept 2022 - Finishes Moscow 2nd October 2022 - E / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 13,980 / USD $ 18,875
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,030 / USD $ 29,745

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 11,900 / USD $ 16,065
SINGLE : GBP £ 18,880 / USD $ 25,490

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,200 / USD $ 12,420
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,790 / USD $ 18,620

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,570 / USD $ 9,665
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,450 / USD $ 13,555

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,160 / USD $ 10,040
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,990 / USD $ 13,555

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,795 / USD $ 9,170
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,385 / USD $ 12,670

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,410 / USD $ 5,955
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,530 / US$ 7,465 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 575 / US$ 780 per person.
PLEASE NOTE A SEASONAL REDUCTION OF £ 180 / US$ 250 APPLIES TO THE P5 TOUR
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

2023 DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

TRAIN P5 2023: Starts Beijing 12th May 2023 - Finishes Moscow 26th May 2023 - E / D
TRAIN P6 2023: Starts Beijing 4th June 2023 - Finishes Moscow 18th June 2023 - E / F / ES / D
TRAIN P7 2023: Starts Beijing 28th July 2023 - Finishes Moscow 11th August 2023 - E / P / IT / D
TRAIN P8 2023: Starts Beijing 20th Aug 2023 - Finishes Moscow 3rd Sept 2023 - E / ES / F / D
TRAIN P9 2023: Starts Beijing 17th Sept 2023 - Finishes Moscow 1st October 2023 - E / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 14,560 / USD $ 20,390
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,930 / USD $ 32,110

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 12,390 / USD $ 17,350
SINGLE : GBP £ 19,640 / USD $ 27,500

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,580 / USD $ 13,400
SINGLE : GBP £ 14,370 / USD $ 20,100

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,880 / USD $ 11,030
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,880 / USD $ 15,230

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,460 / USD $ 10,450
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,460 / USD $ 14,650

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 7,070 / USD $ 9,900
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,770 / USD $ 13,680

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,590 / USD $ 6,430
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,760 / US$ 8,060 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 590 / US$ 830 per person.
PLEASE NOTE A SEASONAL REDUCTION OF £ 180 / US$ 250 APPLIES TO THE P5 TOUR
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - BEIJING

TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & TIANANMEN SQUARE

You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Time to settle in before a tour of some of Beijing’s highlights including the beautiful Temple of Heaven and famous Tiananmen Square. Round off your first day with a welcome dinner.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Capital Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - BEIJING

THE GREAT WALL, MING TOMBS & PEKING DUCK 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 3 - ON the train

THE FORBIDDEN CITY & DEPART BEIJING BY TRAIN

Today you will be visiting the extraordinary former home of the Emperors of China, the Forbidden City, a vast complex of buildings right in the city centre. Late in the day your epic rail adventure begins as we depart Beijing for Mongolia.

*IMPORTANT* Up to the Chinese border we have to use a modern Chinese train as the Chinese have a different track gauge to Russia and Mongolia. Once over the border we change trains to our Tsars Gold. Note that the Chinese train has no Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi cabins - only two or 4 bed cabins. Single occupancy is not guaranteed.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 4 - ON the train

CROSS INTO MONGOLIA & CHANGE TO THE TSARS GOLD TRAIN

The journey though China this morning gives a unique insight into the rural life of China. At noon we reach the border where we exit China and take a bus to join the Tsars Gold train, your home until Moscow. On the Mongolia side formalities are attended to on the train. The journey continues, first through the barren Gobi desert before reaching the grasslands and open Steppe.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 5 - ULAANBAATAR

MONGOLIA’S WILD WEST CAPITAL OR GER OVERNIGHT OPTION*

We arrive 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 6 - STEPPE

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. You will also have a chance to try the in famous “Fermented Mare’s Milk” - the beer of the nomads! Board the train in the evening to continue your journey.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 7 - ULAN UDE

CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

We continue by train today heading through the grasslands to the Russian border. On through we stop at Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia and a city where Western and Eastern cultures meet.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 8 - LAKE BAIKAL

LAKE BAIKAL SEEN FROM THE OLD CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILWAY

Today is dedicated to Lake Baikal. Late morning we arrive at Port Baikal right on the shore of this stunning and vast lake. A tour by bus out of Irkutsk to a Siberian village on the shore of Lake Baikal. 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. There will also be a boat ride on the lake and even the chance to go for a swim! Dinner is served in typical local style as a picnic on the shores of the lake (weather permitting).

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 9 - IRKUTSK

THE TRUE SIBERIAN CITY OF IRKUTSK

Check in to a hotel in the city of Irkutsk (the bulk of your luggage can be left on the train if you wish), 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 10 - on the train

RUGGED & WILD SIBERIA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR TRAIN

A full day on the train through Siberia. 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 board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 11 - NOVOSIBIRSK

SIBERIA’S LARGEST & MOST IMPORTANT CITY

By noon 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 its journey Westwards.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 12 - EKATERINBURG

THE TSARS LAST STAND IN HISTORIC EKATERINBURG

In the afternoon we arrive at 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 Asia and enter Europe.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 13 - KAZAN

VIBRANT KAZAN & IT’S MIX OF CULTURE WITH PROSPERITY

After breakfast 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 a final dinner on the train before tomorrow’s arrival in Moscow.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On board the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 14 - MOSCOW

THE END OF YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY & MOSCOW’S KREMLIN

A final morning on the train before arriving at Moscow, Russia’s iconic capital. Transfer to your comfortable hotel before taking a tour to the most famous of Moscow sights, the imposing Kremlin complex and one of its magnificent cathedrals dating back to the time of the Tsars. After dinner 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: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Intercontinental ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 15 - end of tour

THE FINISH OF THIS TRIP OR TRAVEL ON WITH US TO ST PETERSBURG

After a breakfast at your hotel a final tour of Moscow to see the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Lomonossov University, New Virgin Monastery, and Red Square with its colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral. We will also see the notorious former KGB headquarters. After the tour a fond farewell and a transfer to the airport for you flight home.

MEALS: Breakfast

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INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Accommodation in high quality hotels in Beijing (2 nights), Ulaanbaatar (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night) and Moscow (1 night)
✔︎ 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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