Trans-Siberian Rail Journey, Russia

Trans-Siberian Rail Journey, Russia Trans-Siberian Rail Journey, Russia
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The longest, most involved rail journey on Earth. And definitely one of the most spectacular; across time zones, cultures and countries the size of continents.

Nine thousand and one kilometres. From Moscow to Beijing. Or only 7865 km if you take a short cut through Mongolia! And in all that distance the train only stops for 20 minutes at a time. You, of course, will stop for longer, and catch another train later. So you have the chance to discover the places where planes don’t land, where roads barely reach. The remote regions of the Russian Steppes; the forgotten isolation of the Southern Gobi Desert of Mongolia; the encampment of Ghengis Khan; the vastness of Siberia; the rural provinces and cultural richness of China itself. The scope for exploration is wider than the rail journey is long. And it can be as broad as you like, by planning an itinerary that gives you a personal Trans-Siberian expedition.

Trans-Siberian, at a glance

  • Comfortable, smooth modern trains with coaches divided into cabins
  • Choice of four or two berths
  • Overhead and below-berth storage
  • Facilities at both ends of the coach
  • Experienced staff on each coach
  • Traditional samovar for hot tea

Destinations

GOLDEN EAGLE ULAAN BAATAR EXPRESS. Think of this as a compliation of some of the most intriguing and stimulating elements of the world's greatest railroad journey and you will understand the appeal of the Ulaan Baatar Express. Tour dates range between May - August. Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Lake Baikal - Ulan Ude - Ulaan Baatar • GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS (Eastbound). Undoubtedly the world's greatest railroad journey, the Trans-Siberian Railroad runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless see our Trans-Mongolian Express program. Tour dates range between May - August. Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Lake Baikal - Ulan Ude - Ulaan Baatar - Vlandivostok • GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS (Westbound). Undoubtedly the world's greatest railroad journey, the Trans-Siberian Railroad runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world's largest freshwater lake. For Golden Eagle departures in July please see our Trans-Mongolian Express program. Tour dates range between June - September.

Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Lake Baikal - Irkutsk - Novosibirsk - Yekaterinburg - Kazan - Moscow

• TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS VIA BAIKAL-AMUR MAGISTRAL (Bam). As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations of the Trans-Siberian a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel by private train through an outstanding area of untouched natural beauty of Siberia on the Baikal-Amur Magistral line, an engineering feat of immense proportions built across some of the world's most inhospitable terrain.

Tour date 5 June - 19 June 2016.

Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Sayan Mountains - Abakan - Bratsk - Severomuysk - Severobaikalsk - Novaya Chara - Tynda - Novy Urgal - Komsomolsk - Vladivostok

• TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS - SIBERIAN DISCOVERYAs part of our anniversary celebrations to mark the centenary of the opening of the Trans-Siberian line, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel by private train through an outstanding area of untouched natural beauty of Siberia visiting some of the lesser known places and communities that go to form this iconic route.

Tour date 26 July - 9 August 2016.

Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Abakan - Irkustk - Lake Baikal - Ulan Ude - Nerchinck - Sretensk - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok

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Day 1-2
Golden Eagle Ulaan Baatar Express : Moscow

Golden Eagle Ulaan Baatar Express : Moscow

Day 3
Kazan

Kazan

Day 4
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg

Day 5
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk

Day 6
Onboard : A day to unwind and reflect on the…

Onboard : A day to unwind and reflect on the many sights and sounds we have experienced on our journey so far. Chat to your fellow passengers, perhaps learn a few words of Russian or simply enjoy the ever changing landscape outside your window as it unfolds.

Day 7
Irkutsk

Irkutsk

Day 8
Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Day 9
Ulan Ude

Ulan Ude

Day 10
Ulaan Baatar

Ulaan Baatar

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