TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

ULAANBAATAR TO MOSCOW

A WINTER'S TALE

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

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

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

TOUR OVERVIEW

11 NIGHTS / 12 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 Ulaanbaatar 21st February 2022 and finishes Moscow 4th March 2022 - E / F / D
Starts Ulaanbaatar 20th February 2023 and finishes Moscow 3rd March 2023 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 10,110 / USD $ 13,650
SINGLE : GBP £ 16,375 / USD $ 22,110

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 8,220 / USD $ 11,100
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,015 / USD $ 17,575

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,290 / USD $ 8,490
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,855 / USD $ 13,305

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 5,130 / USD $ 6,925
SINGLE : GBP £ 7,325 / USD $ 9,890

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 4,850 / USD $ 6,550
SINGLE : GBP £ 6,750 / USD $ 9,115

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 3,160 / USD $ 4,270
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 4,085 / US$ 5,520 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 - ULAANBAATAR

ARRIVE IN MONGOLIA’S CAPITAL WITH THE OPTION TO STAY IN A GER

You arrive in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar. You have the chance to stay in a (preheated) nomad felt tent in unspoiled and probably very frosty surroundings (advance booking required). 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.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Bayangol Hotel  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - ULAANBAATAR

CITY TOUR & VISIT THE STEPPE

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, before you board your private train in the evening and settle in in your compartment.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 3 - ULAN UDE

CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

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 4 - LAKE BAIKAL

FOLLOW THE RAIL LINE ALONG THE SHORE OF BAIKAL

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. You will also have the chance to visit the village Listvyanka, directly located at the shore of Lake Baikal.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 5 - IRKUTSK

EXPLORE WINTER IN IRKUTSK & THE BAIKAL REGION

The train pulls into Irkutsk station. What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn sleigh ride — the next highlight on your programme! From February, this is followed by an exhilarating dog-sled ride in an impressive winter scenery. 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 and a chance to visit a banja, the original Russian sauna. 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.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Irkutsk  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 6 - IRKUTSK

CONTINUE EXPLORING THE CITY BEFORE DEPARTURE

During your city tour you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theatre, the new memorial to Tsar Alexander III, and the photogenic market hall. You will also see the picturesque Siberian wooden houses and visit one of the biggest monasteries in East Siberia. 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 7 - KRASNOYARSK

EXPLORE THIS REMOTE 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.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 8 - on the train

THROUGH THE WINTER SIBERIAN LANDSCAPE IN YOUR COSY TRAIN

Your train, by now a home from home, continues across Siberia. Relax and enjoy the magical winter views of snowy birch and larch woods in the sunshine! A vodka tasting with classic Russian snacks in the restaurant car explores some of the less familiar aspects of Russian customs associated with food and drink. An entertaining film offers a fascinating insight into Russian culture.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 9 - 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 to Moscow.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Private Train

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DAY 10 - VLADIMIR & SUZDAL

TOUR THE QUINTESSENTIALLY RUSSIAN CITIES OF VLADIMIR & SUZDAL

After breakfast arrive in Vladimir 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 11 - MOSCOW

ARRIVE IN RUSSIA’S CAPITAL & START EXPLORING THIS VAST CITY

Arrival in Moscow. 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. In the evening, take a guided walk to discover the magic of Moscow's legendary Red Square and enjoy its stunning illuminations.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Intercontinental  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 12 - end of tour

DEPART RUSSIA OR CONTINUE WITH US TO ST PETERSBURG

Moscow marks the end of your memorable journey and the time has come to head to the airport. We accompany you to the airport and bid you bon voyage.

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Travel in a special carriage with 7 nights in the category booked
✔︎ 1 night in a first-class hotel in Moscow, 1 night in a hotel in Irkutsk, 1 night in Ulaanbaatar 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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