The Tsar's Gold private Trans-Siberian 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, its culture, architecture and people, 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.
City:
Moscow, Kazan, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator, Beijing
Duration:
16 days
Type:
Group rail tour
From:
$8,640
Next date:
Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 View all dates

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Moscow & 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.

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Day 2
Visit to the Kremlin

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.

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Day 3
Kazan City Tour

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

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Day 4
Ekaterinburg City Tour

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

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Day 5
Novosibirsk City Tour

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

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Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train.

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Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour

Today your train arrives in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful live. 

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Day 8
Visit to Lake Baikal

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to the nearby Listvyanka village to explore Baikal

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Day 9
Ulan Ude 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.

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Day 10
Ulan Bator City Tour

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

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Day 11
Trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

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

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Day 12
Changing Trains in Erlian

Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China.

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Day 13
Arrival in Beijing

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 i

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Day 14
Beijing Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

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

Today you visit the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China.

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Day 16
Departure from Beijing

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.

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Price

$8,640
Deposit $1,728
Classic Cabin
reverse
$8,840
Deposit $1,768
Classic Cabin
90% booked
$9,110
Deposit $1,822
Superior Cabin
reverse
$9,310
Deposit $1,862
Superior Cabin
95% booked
$11,700
Deposit $2,340
Nostalgic Cabin
reverse
$11,900
Deposit $2,380
Nostalgic Cabin
on request
$15,320
Deposit $3,064
Bolshoi Cabin
reverse
$15,520
Deposit $3,104
Bolshoi Cabin
90% booked
$18,130
Deposit $3,626
Platinum Cabin
reverse
$18,330
Deposit $3,666
Platinum Cabin
on request

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 and Chinese 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 (Chinese visas are upon request). 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.

Trains details

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Moscow & 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.

Later you are invited to enjoy a "City of Lights" tour that provides you with a unique opportunity to capture a glance of the magnificent illumination of this Eurasian metropolis. 

During the tour you stroll across the world-famous Red Square and take a short Moscow Metro ride to explore this outstanding work of Socialist art furnished with statues, frescoes and mosaics, unsurpassed anywhere in the world.

After the tour you return to your hotel for overnight.

Dinner is included.

Day 2: Visit to the Kremlin

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. 

In the evening you are transferred to the railway station to board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train and start your voyage across Eurasia. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: Kazan 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 and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, and learn about the turbulent history of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. 

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4: Ekaterinburg 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 built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II, and his family were assassinated.

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling through the vast steppes of Western Siberia.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Novosibirsk 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. 

Upon arrival you are welcomed in a traditional Russian manner with a bread and salt ceremony. Then you enjoy a guided city tour, that includes visits to the Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River embankment. 

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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, entertaining lectures about Siberia, gourmet dining and vodka tasting with typical Russian snacks in a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 7: Irkutsk City 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. 

After lunch you take a trip to the nearby Taltsy village to visit its famous open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography, that consists of a number of buildings representing a traditional Siberian rural life.

After the tour you are transferred back to Irkutsk and check in to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 8: Visit to Lake Baikal

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. 

You enjoy a relaxing boat ride around the lake with a stop at one of the most picturesque places on the route, giving you the chance to experience the natural atmosphere of this most unique area. Here you enjoy a traditional local style picnic (if weather permits).

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9: Ulan Ude 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.

On its way to the Mongolian border, the train stops in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia. Upon arrival you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions.

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling toward the Russian-Mongolian border.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 10: Ulan Bator City Tour

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 - a cluster of four temples dedicated to the brother of Bogd Khan, who served as the state oracle during his reign.

In the evening your guide shows you the best beer garden in the city, so that you could enjoy a peaceful evening in a company of your fellow-travelers. Afterwards, you have the unique chance to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts, including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, and national dances.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Optional overnight: You can spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt in the amazing Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, sometimes described as the Mongolian Alps (contact your travel specialist for additional information).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 11: Trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park

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

Today you have the unique chance to meet a nomad family in their traditional yurt and learn more about their culture, lifestyle and traditions. After lunch you enjoy a specially arranged Mongolian horseback riding show, that takes you back to the days of the Mongolian Horde, demonstrating the skills that have been passed from fathers to children since time immemorial. 

After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling towards the Mongolian-Chinese border.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 13: Arrival in Beijing

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!

Upon arrival your driver meets you at the railway station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is free. 

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 14: Beijing Sightseeing 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, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located. 

Then you explore the famous Temple of Heaven, where the Chinese Emperors prayed for good harvests, and some of the city’s contemporary architectural achievements, such as the “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium and several futuristic sky scrapers.

Following lunch you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City, where you see its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

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

Today you visit 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 - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.

After the tour you return to Beijing and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you enjoy dinner with traditional Beijing duck at one of the downtown restaurants.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 16: Departure from Beijing

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!

Breakfast is 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 and Chinese 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 (Chinese visas are upon request). 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.

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.

Red Square, Moscow

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square, Moscow, Russia

Being the most recognizable symbol of Russia in the world, Red Square is an absolute must see when in Moscow. 

Moscow Metro, Russia

Moscow Subway, Russia

Moscow Metro is like a whole underground city that holds the world's largest collection of Stalinist Art.

The Kremlin, Moscow

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The symbol of Moscow and entire Russia, the Kremlin is often described as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Kazan All Religions Temple, Russia

Kazan, Russia

Kazan, the “3rd capital of Russia”, is a religious treasure trove with its own Kremlin and the Kul Sharif mosque.

Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

The stunning Kul Sharif Mosque set in the Kazan Kremlin is the great symbol of both the city and the Republic of Tatarstan.

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg is a key-city to endless and rich Siberia and “a window overlooking Asia”.

Siberia, Russia

Siberia, Russia

Explore Siberia - the largest geographical region of Russia that covers almost all North Asia.

Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk - the former residence of exiled artists and nobles is a real architectural and cultural treat.

Listvyanka Village, Russia

Listvyanka Village, Russia

Tucked beneath the rolling wooded hills that surround Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is a culturally rich and relaxing place.

Lake Baikal, Russia

Splendid Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world with crystal-clear transparent water.

Ulan Ude, Russia

Ulan Ude - a fully Russian city deep in Siberia, established on trade routes between Russia, China and Mongolia.

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Deep in the shops and neighborhoods of Ulan Bator lie the tales of ex-nomads and a city steeped in struggle and beauty.

Gandan Monastery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Translated as the "Great Place of Complete Joy," the Gandan Monastery is a Tibetan monastery with numerous monks.

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Trek up to the glacial waters, relax in the hot springs and get a good nights sleep in a yurt deep in the heart of Mongolia.

Beijing, China

Beijing is wonderful mix of China's numerous cultures and historical periods and a one-of-a-kind capital.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Beijing’s Forbidden City is the perfectly preserved royal residence of 24 Chinese emperors.

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

The Great Wall of China is the longest wall on Earth and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Ming Tombs, China

Ming Tombs, China

The Ming Tombs are a well-preserved imperial burial complex northwest of Beijing.

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Dates Classic Cabin Superior Cabin Nostalgic Cabin Bolshoi Cabin Platinum Cabin
Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
$8,840
on request
$9,310
on request
$11,900
on request
$15,520
on request
$18,330
on request
Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
$8,640
reverse
on request
$9,110
reverse
90% booked
$11,700
reverse
$15,320
reverse
$18,130
reverse
Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
$8,840
90% booked
$9,310
on request
$11,900
on request
$15,520
on request
$18,330
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
$8,640
reverse
$9,110
reverse
$11,700
reverse
95% booked
$15,320
reverse
85% booked
$18,130
reverse
Jul 22, 2017 - Aug 06, 2017
$8,840
on request
$9,310
95% booked
$11,900
on request
$15,520
90% booked
$18,330
on request
Jul 30, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
$8,640
reverse
on request
$9,110
reverse
on request
$11,700
reverse
on request
$15,320
reverse
on request
$18,130
reverse
Aug 17, 2017 - Sep 01, 2017
$8,840
on request
$9,310
$11,900
on request
$15,520
90% booked
$18,330
on request
Aug 25, 2017 - Sep 08, 2017
$8,640
reverse
$9,110
reverse
on request
$11,700
reverse
85% booked
$15,320
reverse
90% booked
$18,130
reverse
on request
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
$8,840
on request
$9,310
on request
$11,900
on request
$15,520
$18,330
Sep 17, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
$8,640
reverse
on request
$9,110
reverse
on request
$11,700
reverse
on request
$15,320
reverse
$18,130
reverse