Naadam Festival | 13-day Rail Tour to Russia & Mongolia 2019
Trip Overview

Naadam Festival

Tour rating: 4.75 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia
This journey across Russia on the Golden Eagle Private Train to the lively Mongolian Naadam Festival on a Trans-Siberian tour. Once a religious ceremony, it is the biggest event of the year celebrating the nation's rich heritage by preserving traditional dances, throat singing and ankle bone shooting competitions. In addition, you experience the vast and diverse nature of Russia, see Lake Baikal and unique Russian towns.

Naadam Festival

13 days3 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia
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$16,995
Tour rating: 4.75 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews
This journey across Russia on the Golden Eagle Private Train to the lively Mongolian Naadam Festival on a Trans-Siberian tour. Once a religious ceremony, it is the biggest event of the year celebrating the nation's rich heritage by preserving traditional dances, throat singing and ankle bone shooting competitions. In addition, you experience the vast and diverse nature of Russia, see Lake Baikal and unique Russian towns.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer

Welcome to the glorious capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
City tour
This morning is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin.
St. Regis Nikolskaya Hotel, Moscow
5

Opened in March 2013, this 5-star hotel is situated in the very heart of Moscow, near the famous Red Square, the brilliant Kremlin, and the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

train
Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Today your unforgettable Trans-Siberian rail experience on the Golden Eagle train starts as you make your way from the capital of Moscow to the gem of Tatarstan, Kazan. Relax and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Kazan

second destination
8 nights on board the Golden Eagle train
Day 3
Kazan City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. 

Day 4
Ekaterinburg City Tour
City tour

Today your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural where Europe and Asia meet - Ekaterinburg.

Day 5
Novosibirsk City Tour
City tour

Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature.

Day 6
On Board the Train
Transfer

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train.

Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
Museum

Today you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live. 

Day 8
Stop at Lake Baikal
Day tour
Museum

Today your train makes a stop at the picturesque Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. 

Day 9
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia.

Golden Eagle Train
5

The Golden Eagle Luxury Trans-Siberian Train is a premium train that takes you on a trip through history and beauty across the most fascinating places in Russia, Mongolia and China.

train
Kazan
Ulan Bator

Spend an enjoyable time traveling on the Golden Eagle train along the Trans-Siberian railway. Along the way, your train makes stops during which you explore the cities with local guides.

Ulan Bator

third destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Ulan Bator City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator.

Day 11
First Day of the Naadam Festival
Show

Today you have a unique opportunity to be among the few non-Mongolians to experience the spectacular Naadam Festival.

Day 12
Second Day of the Naadam Festival
Show

The second day of the Naadam Festival is the day when all main competitions are held.

Day 13
Departure from Ulan Baator
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Golden Eagle train tour! Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulan Bator
5

The luxurious Best Western Premier boasts an amazing central location, just near the State Government House, Sukhbaatar Square and National Museum of Mongolian History. The property provides elegant air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, 3 on-site restaurants, great spa and fitness facilities, and even a nightclub.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow and Ulan Bator;
  • 8 nights on board the Golden Eagle train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation throughout the itinerary with professional drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with experienced guides;
  • 2 days entrance tickets to the Naadam Festival;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Full board starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day;
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners;
  • Limited drinks for lunches and dinners;
  • Unlimited drinks from Standard Menu for Gold Class;
  • 24-hour service attendant and doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • All gratuities;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Naadam Festival
  • Included Russian visa support

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble and Mongolian Tugrik in Mongolia. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Russian sights on foot.
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