Trans-Siberian Adventure

  • CAD $7280

  • 16 days/ 15 nights

The Tsar’s Gold Train: Moscow to Beijing

nA string of steel over 9,000 kilometres long connects Moscow with the furthest reaches of the Asian continent. Embark on a journey along the world’s longest railway – The Trans-Siberian. It passes from the undulating hills of the western Russia through the Ural Mountains which separate Europe from Asia into the vast boreal forests of Siberia. This once-in-a-lifetime journey passes through seven time zones and recalls the history of the building of a vast nation.

Itinerary

Day Destination Activities
1 Moscow Arrive Moscow
Visit landmarks of moscow on a night tour
2 Moscow Morning sightseeing tour
Board your train, Tsar’s Gold
3 Kazan Tour the city’s traditional Russian architecture
4 Yekaterinburg Visit city center and fairy tale-like Church of All Saints
5 Novosibirsk Take a tour and see the majestic Ob River
6 Trans-Siberia Enjoy stunning views of Siberia
7 Irkutsk Take a city tour to see city’s landmarks
8 Lake Baikal Enjoy a boat ride to Port Baikal
9 Ulan-Ude Enjoy a guided tour through the city
10 Ulan Bator See city’s unique attractions
Enjoy performances of traditional Mongolian music
11 Mongolian Alps Experience the stunning natural beauty of the Mongolian Alps
12 Gobi Desert Discover Erlian
Enjoy dramatic views of the stunning Gobi Desert
13 Beijing Arrive Beijing
14 Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square
Explore UNESCO Heritage site, Forbidden City
15 Beijing Experience the Great Wall and see Ming Tombs
16 Beijing Depart Beijing for your onward journey

MOSCOW

It’s the first day of what will be an unforgettable journey. You arrive in Moscow, one of the most vivid, dynamic and historic cities on Earth. After a welcome dinner, you experience the richness and color of Moscow at night on a tour that includes the dreamlike Red Square and the city’s palatial subway stations. After your urban adventure, you return to your comfortable and centrally located hotel.

MOSCOW

In the morning you take an informative tour of Moscow, including the imposing Kremlin grounds and its magnificent cathedral from tsarist times. Toward evening, you are greeted aboard your private train prior to departure. A relaxed get-together in the dining car offers the chance to meet your fellow travellers and learn more details about your private train.

KAZAN

Today is dedicated to picturesque and historic Kazan, the capital city of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, on the banks of the Volga. You tour the city’s traditional Russian architecture and listen to fascinating stories about the Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage). You learn about the historically volatile relationship between the Tatars, Cossacks and Russians who inhabit the area.

YEKATERINBURG

Yekaterinburg is known as the capital of the ancient Ural Mountain range. Its position on the Asia–Europe border gives the city a fascinating and unique character. You visit the carefully preserved city center and fairy tale-like Church of All Saints, a memorial at the site where the Romanovs, Russia’s last Tsarist dynasty, were assassinated by revolutionaries. That afternoon, your train crosses the border from Europe into Asia.

NOVOSIBIRSK

In Russia, the word bread is associated with hospitality, and salt with friendship. In the city of Novosibirsk, you’re welcomed warmly with bread and salt in this tradition. You arrive in Siberia’s biggest city at noon and take a tour that includes the majestic Ob River.

TRANS-SIBERIA

Today you enjoy stunning views of Siberia from the comfort of your private train. The sunlight breaks through the mist surrounding forest-covered mountains. Rivers roll along their jagged, rocky banks in rhythm with the tracks. Entertaining talks on local history and culture double as get-togethers with your fellow travelers, complete with Russian canapés.

IRKUTSK

You’ve arrived in popular and historic Irkutsk. You leave your luggage in your private train compartment, leaving your hands free to discover the city. You see the city’s colorful market, the theater and the City History Museum of Irkutsk before enjoying a relaxed dinner in the evening.

LAKE BAIKAL

Today is dedicated to enjoying gorgeous Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Its clear, deep, aquamarine waters glitter in the sun. The mountains are mirrored in the lake’s glass-like surface. You enjoy a boat ride to Port Baikal and have many opportunities to take amazing photos on the Circum-Baikal Railroad. Relax, take a dip and explore the scenery or picturesque villages. On warm nights, dinner is served as a picnic on the lake’s pristine shores, the perfect ending to a memorable day.

ULAN UDE

Today, your private train journeys along the green and picturesque valley of the Selenga River. Soon you arrive in Ulan-Ude, the bustling and friendly capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia, where you enjoy a guided tour through the city.

ULAN BATOR

This morning the vibrant Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, awaits. Today you leave your luggage in your train compartment so that you can focus on enjoying the city’s unique attractions, including the meticulously restored Gandan Monastery and the gorgeous Choijin Lama Temple. In the evening, you enjoy captivating performances of traditional Mongolian music (bookable in advance).

THE MONGOLIAN ALPS

Today you experience the stunning natural beauty of the Mongolian Alps. A picnic outside a Mongolian yurt in the great outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy lunch. You have the unique opportunity to try local specialties: khorkhog, a traditional Mongolian barbecued lamb dish cooked in a metal jug; and airag, a drink made from fermented mare’s milk, known as the beer of the Mongols. In the afternoon, you marvel at an exhibition of traditional Mongolian skills, including horseback riding, wrestling and archery in a mini version of the national games, Nadaam. That evening, your private train travels onward to the Chinese border.

THE GOBI DESERT

Around noon you arrive at the Mongolia–China border, where you disembark the Tsar’s Gold and switch to a Chinese private train. Here you discover Erlian, an authentic border town where you browse its famous market and pick up unique souvenirs of your once-in-a-lifetime journey. Later, you relax and enjoy dramatic views of the stunning Gobi Desert from the windows your Chinese private train.

BEIJING

Once you arrive in Beijing, you check in at your first-class hotel, after which you have the afternoon and evening free to explore the thriving capital of China, one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating countries

BEIJING

Today your friendly, knowledgeable guides show you the stunning sights of beautiful Beijing—from the Temple of Heaven, a medieval architectural masterpiece, to the infamous Tiananmen Square.
In the afternoon, you explore the world-renowned Forbidden City—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former Chinese imperial palace, now home to the Palace Museum. The construction of its glorious halls and temples required over a million workers and was inaccessible to the public for centuries.

BEIJING

Today you experience the legendary beauty and awe of the Great Wall of China, one of the world’s largest ancient structures. You also stop at the Ming Tombs imperial necropolis and see the Sacred Way , a 4-mile road leading to the burial sites of 13 Ming emperors. In the evening, you share conversations with fellow travelers over a feast of Peking Duck at one of China’s impressive themed restaurants.

DEPART BEIJING

Today is the last day of your Trans-Siberian adventure. After breakfast, you head to the airport via private transfer service. On the way, you reflect on the immense journey you’ve just completed—thousands of miles, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Dates & Prices

Departure DateCompartment CategoryPrice per person

Train Information

Tsar’s Gold

The Tsar’s Gold private train is like no other in the world and is the classic way to travel the famous Trans-Siberian Railroad. Enjoy friendly staff, impeccable service, well-appointed dining cars, and spacious sleeping compartments. As your home away from home on the Trans-Siberian, the train itself is an experience to remember!


Standard

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 4 guests
  • 2 lower and 2 upper beds
  • 26.7 x 73.6 in / 68 x 187 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • 9 compartments per car
  • 3-person occupancy available for a supplemental charge

Classic

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 2 lower beds
  • 26.7 x 73.6 in / 68 x 187 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Shower shared between 2 to 4 cars
  • 9 compartments per car

Superior

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 2 lower beds
  • 26.7 x 73.6 in / 68 x 185 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Shower shared between 1 to 3 cars
  • 9 compartments per car
  • Distinctive interior design

Nostalgic Comfort

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower and 1 upper bed
  • 31.5 x 72.8 in / 80 x 185 cm

Features

  • Large window
  • Table
  • Armchair
  • 2 shared bathrooms with sink and toilet per car
  • Shower shared between 2 cars
  • 8 compartments per car
  • Nostalgic interior design

Bolshoi

Bolshoi

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower bed sized 43.3 x 72.4 in/110 x 184 cm
  • 1 upper bed sized 31.5 x 68.5 in/80 x 174 cm

Features

  • Large compartment sized 60 sq ft/5.57 sq m
  • Small sofa
  • Table
  • Window
  • Small closet
  • Private bathroom with sink, toilet and integrated shower
  • 6 compartments per car

Bolshoi Platinum

Number and Size of Beds

  • Sleeps up to 2 guests
  • 1 lower bed sized 47.2 x 72.4 in/120 x 184 cm
  • 1 upper bed sized 32.3 x 68.5 in/82 x 174 cm

Features

  • Large compartment sized 77 sq ft/7.15 sq m
  • Small sofa
  • Table
  • Window
  • Large closet
  • Private bathroom with sink, toilet and separate shower
  • 5 compartments per car

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