Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian | Branded Rail Tour to Russia
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Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

Tour rating: 4.9 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia, China

The Tsar's Gold private rail tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Beginning in Moscow, you get to explore Russian towns to get an insight of real Russia, see breathtaking Lake Baikal, experience genuine Mongolia and discover the best of Chinese heritage in Beijing. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, magnificent landscapes and premium comfort on board the train and in downtown 5-star hotels.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

16 days6 cities
RussiaMongoliaChina3 countries
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia, China
From
$9,330
Tour rating: 4.9 / 5, Based on 366 Reviews

The Tsar's Gold private rail tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Beginning in Moscow, you get to explore Russian towns to get an insight of real Russia, see breathtaking Lake Baikal, experience genuine Mongolia and discover the best of Chinese heritage in Beijing. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, magnificent landscapes and premium comfort on board the train and in downtown 5-star hotels.

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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 & City Tour
Transfer
City tour

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

Day 2
Visit to the Kremlin
City tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. During the tour you explore this world-famous symbol of Russian power and visit one of its brilliant cathedrals.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

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Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Today your unforgettable Trans-Siberian rail experience on the Tsar's Gold 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
1 day in each city
5 nights on board the 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. Upon arrival you enjoy a guided city tour that includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque.

Day 4
Ekaterinburg City Tour
City tour
Today your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural where Europe and Asia meet - Ekaterinburg. Upon arrival you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family, that includes a visit to the Cathedral-on-the-Blood.
Day 5
Novosibirsk City Tour
City tour
Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature. Your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.
Day 6
On Board the Train
You spend this day on board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train. This is a great chance to enjoy fantastic sceneries of Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes.
Tsar's Gold Train
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Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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Kazan
Irkutsk

Irkutsk

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
Day tour
Today your train arrives in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live. During your guided city tour you see some classic Siberian wooden cottages, the statue of Alexander III and the Market Hall. 
Day 8
Visit to Lake Baikal
Day tour
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to the nearby Listvyanka village to explore a famous Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. 
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
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The elegant hotel Marriott Courtyard is located in the city center of Irkutsk just near the embankment. Guests are welcome to stay in modern rooms equipped with modern facilities.

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Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 30 min

Reboard your Russian Trans-Siberian train and continue to the one-of-a-kind Buryatia region. This part of the route is known for its panoramas as the train makes its way along the shores of Lake Baikal.

Ulan-Ude

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night on board the train
Day 9
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour

Today your train takes you along a different part of the shore of the beautiful Lake Baikal to the magnificent Selenga River valley, passing wild mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia.

Tsar's Gold Train
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Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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Ulan-Ude
Ulan Bator

Ulan Bator

fifth destination
3 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Ulan Bator City Tour
City tour
Museum

Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. During your guided city tour around the most famous city attractions, you see the legendary Gandan Monastery, that is considered the most important center for Buddhist learning in all of Mongolia, and explore the Lama Museum.

Day 11
Trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Day tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and enjoy a bus trip to the yurt camp located at the amazing Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. 

Day 12
Changing Trains in Erlian

Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China. Here you say farewell to your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train and board a traditional Chinese train that takes you to Beijing.

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulan Bator
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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.

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Ulan Bator
Beijing
3 hrs

Without a doubt, the fastest and best travel option between Mongolia's Ulan Bator and China's Beijing is on a plane. The airports have easy convenient to the city centers, and you'll be taken to and picked up from the airports by your local drivers.

Beijing

sixth destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Arrival in Beijing
Transfer

After observing impressive scenes of Chinese rural life, parts of the Great Wall of China and magnificent river valleys where fields are still cultivated and harvested by hand, you finally arrive in the capital of China - Beijing!

Day 14
Beijing Sightseeing Tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks. You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China.

Day 15
Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Day tour

Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China. After exploring this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you proceed to the famous Ming Tombs.

Day 16
Departure from Beijing
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Tsar's Gold train tour! Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

4-star hotel
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Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan Bator (1 night) and Beijing (3 nights);
  • 8 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for US, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Three meals daily on board the train;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
  • *Specials for Bolshoi guests: 2 meals to choose from for Lunch and Dinner on board the train, 1 bottle of water per person daily, 1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included for meals on board the train.

Not included: international flights, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses. Chinese visa processing service for Canadian passport holders.

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Tour Highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Ulan Bator, and Beijing
  • Day trip to Lake Baikal, the Siberian gem
  • Mongolian horseback riding show in the Mongolian Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
  • Trip to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble, the Mongolian tugrik in Mongolia, and the Chinese Yuan in China. 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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