TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

ULAANBAATAR TO ST PETERSBURG

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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

MAP & DESTINATIONS

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

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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

WE RECOMMEND BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DATES & PRICES

DATES, LANGUAGES & PRICES PER PERSON IN GBP / USD

TRAIN U5 2022: Starts Ulaanbaatar 18th May 2022 - Finishes St Petersburg 1st June 2022 - E / D
TRAIN U7 2022: Starts Ulaanbaatar 3rd Aug 2022 - Finishes St Petersburg 17th Aug 2022 - E / IT / D
TRAIN U8 2022: Starts Ulaanbaatar 29th Aug 2022 - Finishes St Petersburg 12th Sept 2022 - E / D
TRAIN U9 2022: Starts Ulaanbaatar 21st Sept 2022 - Finishes St Petersburg 5th Oct 2022 - E / F / D

BOLSHOI PLATINUM

TWIN : GBP £ 14,290 / USD $ 19,295
SINGLE : GBP £ 22,575 / USD $ 30,480

BOLSHOI

TWIN : GBP £ 12,215 / USD $ 16,490
SINGLE : GBP £ 19,440 / USD $ 26,245

NOSTALGIC

TWIN : GBP £ 9,300 / USD $ 12,555
SINGLE : GBP £ 13,910 / USD $ 18,780

SUPERIOR PLUS

TWIN : GBP £ 7,750 / USD $ 10,465
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,710 / USD $ 14,460

SUPERIOR

TWIN : GBP £ 7,345 / USD $ 9,920
SINGLE : GBP £ 10,305 / USD $ 13,915

CLASSIC

TWIN : GBP £ 6,975 / USD $ 9,420
SINGLE : GBP £ 9,645 / USD $ 13,025

STANDARD

QUAD* : GBP £ 4,590 / USD $ 6,200
*If there are 3 people in a 4 berth cabin then the price is £ 5,680 / US$ 7,670 per person. Single supplement for hotels only is £ 650 / US$ 880 per person.
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TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - ULAANBAATAR

MONGOLIA’S WILD WEST CAPITAL OR GER OVERNIGHT OPTION*

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia. The city is situated at about 1,300 meters above sea level and is surrounded by stunning views of the Khentii Mountains. The city is home to just over 1 million inhabitants and makes up more than one third of Mongolia’s population. Once settled into your centrally located hotel, you enjoy an exciting guided tour of the city, which features the curious Choijin Lama Temple, with its unique depictions of a Buddhist conception of hell.

In the evening, you can spend the night either at a centrally located hotel in Ulan Bator or in a yurt amid the gorgeous Mongolian Alps, a dream for nature lovers.

MEALS: Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 2 - steppe

THE MONGOLIAN STEPPE & NOMADIC LIFE

After Breakfast, you visit the the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastery, where you can observe a religious ceremony. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. If you booked an excursion in the Mongolian Alps and have not yet spent the night in a yurt, today you take a trip to the beautiful countryside 90 minutes east of Ulaanbaatar.

After a picnic lunch in a yurt camp, you experience a Mongolian horse riding show and a traditional wrestling match, similar to what you would see at the Naadam, a yearly national festival. If you did not book the excursion, you head to the Mongolian Alps in the afternoon. In the evening, all guests enjoy a delicious dinner in a yurt restaurant and spend the night in a private yurt.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramada City Centre  ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 3 - on the train

THE GENGHIS KHAN STATUE & JOINING THE TSARS GOLD TRAIN

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 Ulaanbaatar, where you visit the History Museum for an excellent review of Mongolia’s exciting history. That evening, your private train departs for Siberia!

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 4 - ULAN UDE

CAPITAL OF BURYATIA WHERE EAST MEETS WEST

Today you say goodbye to the Mongolian steppes. Your journey now takes you through the valley of the Selenga River, Mongolia’s largest river, which empties into Lake Baikal.

You travel towards Ulan-Ude, where your private train reaches the main line of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Here, you have the chance to enjoy a stroll through the city, or partake in an exciting guided tour.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 5 - LAKE BAIKAL

LAKE BAIKAL SEEN FROM THE OLD CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILWAY

Today, the day is dedicated to the natural wonders of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater reservoir on Earth. In the morning, your private train continues along the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad on the shores of Lake Baikal over dozens of interesting bridges, through short tunnels and over viaducts. Your train stops at two special panoramic spots, where you can really take in the majestic calm of this unique natural wonder. Here you can swim in the lake and visit a truly picturesque Baikal village! Weather permitting, dinner is served as a picnic on the gorgeous lakeshore. Afterward, you board your private train for Irkutsk.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 6 - IRKUTSK

THE TRUE SIBERIAN CITY OF IRKUTSK

Today you reach Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. You check into your room at your centrally located hotel, leaving your larger luggage safely on your private train. On a guided tour, you see the Drama Theater, the new Monument to the Tsars, and the photogenic market hall. Around noon, you can take part in an exiting excursion during which you can visit the open-air museum dedicated to work and life in old Siberia.

You learn, among other things, how exiles (like the famous Russian author Dostoyevsky) marched to Siberia. You spend the night in your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Irkutsk ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 7 - on the train

RUGGED & WILD SIBERIA FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR TRAIN

After breakfast, you board your private train, which takes you through the varied landscapes of Eastern Siberia. As the peaceful scenery passes by your window, you can relax and let your mind wander or enjoy on board lectures on various topics such as the Conquest of Siberia and the Origins of Russia.

At a sociable vodka tasting, you can enjoy typical Russian snacks and red caviar, as well as learn about the traditions of Russian hospitality, including a few clever toasts.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 8 - NOVOSIBIRSK

SIBERIA’S LARGEST & MOST IMPORTANT CITY

Around noon, you reach Siberia’s largest city, Novosibirsk, where you are welcomed in the traditional Russian way, with bread and salt. You can go on a guided tour of the city, the most Soviet-style metropolis of your trip, where you marvel at the enormous Ob River.

In the evening, your private train continues west.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 9 - EKATERINBURG

THE TSARS LAST STAND IN HISTORIC EKATERINBURG

In the afternoon, you stop in Yekaterinburg, known as the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. On a guided tour, you see the Church on Blood, which commemorates the assasination, and the beautiful city center.

Back on board, you can enjoy stunning views of the Uralian mountainscapes and discover the delicacies available in your private train’s restaurant car.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 10 - KAZAN

VIBRANT KAZAN & IT’S MIX OF CULTURE WITH PROSPERITY

After breakfast, you reach Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, situated on the banks of the Volga River. On a guided tour, you see Tatar mosques and Russian Orthodox Cathedrals. You also enjoy a guided tour of the Kazan Kremlin, where you learn a great deal about the turbulent history shared by the Tatars, Cossacks and Russians.

Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a city restaurant. In the evening, say farewell to your dedicated train crew in the restaurant car.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: On the Tsars Gold Train

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DAY 11 - MOSCOW

THE END OF YOUR TRAIN JOURNEY & MOSCOW’S KREMLIN

Around noon, you arrive in the mighty metropolis Moscow and are transferred to your hotel. You marvel at the size, the vibrancy and the international diversity of the proud Russian capital. You visit the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin and watch the gilded domes of its cathedrals shimmer above the city.

If you wish, you can see some of the buildings from the inside. In the afternoon, you enjoy a guided tour of sights such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Moscow State University and the Novodevichy Convent. You also see sights such as the famous Red Square, where the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, former home to the KGB, is situated.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Marriott Grand ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 12 - MOSCOW

CONTINUE ON YOUR TOUR OF MOSCOW & FREE TIME

After breakfast, you see the Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s most important art collections, featuring about 150 thousand works of art by Russian painters and sculptors.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy the city. In the evening, you can visit the Bolshoi Theater, depending on the schedule.

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Marriott Grand ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ or similar

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DAY 13 - ST PETERSBURG

TRAIN TO ST PETERSBURG & TOUR OF THE CITY’S HIGHLIGHTS

In the morning, you take a transfer to the train station and board the famous Sapsan high-speed train for St. Petersburg, where you are transferred to your hotel.

On a guided tour, you see the city’s most important sights: the lively Nevsky Avenue, the magnificent Palace Square, the stock exchange, the old port, and much more.

MEALS: Breakfast & Lunch

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

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DAY 14 - ST PETERSBURG

CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY

Today you can visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, home of the imperial tombs, where you can see the remains of almost all Russia’s tsars and tsarinas. In a tour of the world-reknowned Hermitage Museum, situated in the Winter Palace, a former imperial residence, you see paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael among others.

In the evening, you have time for a long stroll, a visit to the theater or an atmospheric boat ride on the Neva River.

MEALS: Breakfast

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

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DAY 15 - end of tour

TRANSFER TO YOUR ONWARD TRANSPORT

Free time today until a transfer to your onward transport.

MEALS: Breakfast

TSARS GOLD PRIVATE TRAIN

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

Tour INCLUDES

✔︎ Accommodation in high quality hotels in Ulaanbaatar (1 night), Yurt (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night), Moscow (2 nights) and St Petersburg (2 nights)
✔︎ 7 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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