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Type of travel Independent  Group Independent
Program

Program is arranged just for you, there is no group that you will be traveling with. Our drivers and guides will meet you at the rail stations, they will not be traveling with you.

Program is arranged for entire group. You are traveling as a part of the group. Program director is available on the train. All- inclusive program: onboard entertainment, meals, lessons on Russian culture and language. No program included. You can book any particular tours a-la-carte on our website.
Travel dates Flexible Fixed departure dates Flexible
 Visas Included Included Purchased separately
Type of train Standard overnight Russian trains Luxury private trains (Golden Eagle or Tsar's Gold) Standard overnight Russian trains 

Cabins
1st class (SV-type): 2 beds in one compartment. No separate shower. Meals included.
2nd class (Kupe-type): 4 beds in one compartment. No separate shower. Meals may or may not be included, depending on a ticket.

You will be traveling on a private train. These trains have comfortable compartments with private showers and WC in cabins of higher categories. Cheaper cabins have shared showers, and restrooms are usually located at each end of the carriage. Read more about the Golden Eagle and Tsar's Gold trains.

1st class (SV-type): 2 beds in one compartment. No separate shower. Meals included.
2nd class (Kupe-type): 4 beds in one compartment. No separate shower. Meals may or may not be included, depending on a ticket.
3rd class (Platzcart-type): no private compartments. No separate showers. Meals are not included.
Bathrooms/showers N/A. Trips are planned with a stop in Irkutsk where you will stay in a hotel. Private showers in higher class cabins. Shared showers in lower class cabins. N/A. We recommend that you plan a trip with a few day stop in Irkutsk.
Level of overall comfort Comfortable if traveling in 1st class (SV-type) cabins. Low if traveling in 2nd class cabins. Sub-standard if traveling in 3rd class. Top-notch. Cabins of higher class offer highest level of comfort. Refer to specific luxury train for additional details. Comfortable if traveling in 1st class (SV-type) cabins. Low if traveling in 2nd class cabins. Sub-standard if traveling in 3rd class.
Price from 3,500 USD $4,500 2,500 USD
Mongolia Available in some programs Available in some programs You can book tickets from Irkutsk to Mongolia online, but you should be aware of that particular leg of the trip is extremely popular. You may not be able to secure tickets if you book less than 3 months before departure date.
Bottom line Good balance of price and what you get. It costs just a little bit more than if you would plan a trip on your own, but you can travel with a piece of mind that every step of your journey is thought through and arranged by travel professionals. Recommended as long as you can afford it. This is like an-all inclusive luxury cruise with succulent food, entertainment, amazing guides and tours to all of the most interesting places along the way. Recommended for adventure seekers and students.
You can book tickets only for any leg of your trip on our website.
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