Trans-Siberian Private Train Journey Beijing-Moscow
Duration :15 Days/14 Nights
Price From : $8,440
Highlights :

Beijing, Erlian, Ulan Bator, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Moscow


 

Set out on an epic train journey that crosses one-third of the world, from imperial Beijing to the heart of Moscow along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. Enjoy the comforts of a private train, and journey through the wilds of the Gobi to Lake Baikal’s remote shores. Track the footsteps of Genghishan deep into Russia, and examine marvelous architecture, from Beijing’s Olympic sites to the wooden cottages of Siberia.

 

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Day

1

Welcome to Beijing

You are greeted at the airport by your friendly tour director and accompanied to your centrally located 4-star hotel, where you have a pause to relax. The tour through Beijing shows you many of the colorful facets of this large metropolitan city. The highlights are certainly the Temple of Heaven and history-laden Tiananmen Square, two of the city’s most famous sights, but it also includes recent achievements in the area of contemporary architecture, such as the new “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium, and several of Beijing’s futuristic sky scrapers. Afterwards you enjoy a mutual dinner to welcome you to the tour. You spend the night in a hotel in Beijing. (D)

Day

2

Beijing

Today you visit the Great Wall, the eighth wonder of the world. The giant wall extends for more than 3728 miles through the countryside. On the way you visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Ming Tombs and the Spirit Way. In the evening you dine on the well-known delicacy of Peking Duck. You spend the night in your Beijing hotel. (B,L,D)

Day

3

Beijing to Mongolia

For centuries, the gates to the Forbidden City were closed to the public. Today you have the morning to view its awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples. In the evening your rail journey begins, as you transfer to the train station and depart for Mongolia aboard a chartered Chinese train. You reach the border city of Erlian in approximately 16 hours, on the following day. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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4

Crossing the Gobi Desert

Around noon you reach the Chinese-Mongolian border, where you transfer to the Tsar’s Gold private train. The change of trains is necessary because of the different track gauges in the two countries. In the growing city of Erlian, you have some time to explore the colorful local market, before your Russian train sets off towards Mongolia. After crossing sections of the legendary Gobi Desert, the train travels through the vast green steppes of Mongolia. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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5

Ulan Bator

Early-risers are treated to central Mongolia’s spectacular scenery. In the morning you arrive in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. You can leave your large luggage securely in your compartment. During your city tour you see the impressive Gandan Buddhist Monastery and the odd Choijin Lama Temple, among other things. In the evening you have the unique change to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts, including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, national costumes and dances. You spend the night in a 4 star hotel in Ulan Bator. On request, we can organize alternative lodging in a yurt in the beautiful landscape of the Mongolian Alps. This is a rare experience and a dream come true for nature lovers. (B, L, D)

Day

6

Ulan Bator

After breakfast you visit the Gandan Monastery, where it is possible to observe a Buddhist religious ceremony. Your bus then takes you to the Mongolian Alps, located some 90 minutes east of Ulan Bator, with their majestic scenery and bizarre rock formations. After a picnic lunch in a yurt camp, you watch a small Mongolian horse-riding demonstration and a traditional wrestling match. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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7

Ulan Ude

You travel through the valley of Mongolia’s largest river, the Selenga, You are on the way to Ulan Ude, where your train reaches the main route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Here you take an informative city tour. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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8

Lake Baikal

Today is spent exploring the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of freshwater in the world. In the morning your train travels directly alongside Lake Baikal, on the old route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. During two extended photo-stops, you have a chance to explore and record the scenic beauty of the lake and its setting. A short boat excursion from Port Baikal takes you out onto the lake. Take a swim in the lake, if you wish, and visit a picturesque Baikal village. Dinner is a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a view of the incredible natural surroundings (weather permitting). You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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9

Irkutsk

In the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. Here you move into your hotel, which is simple, but central and nicely located. You can safely leave your large baggage on the private train. During your city tour you see the Okhlopkov Drama Theatre, the new memorial to Tsar Alexander III, and the photogenic market hall. Around noon you pay a worthwhile visit to an open-air museum with a focus on life and work in historical Siberia. You spend the night in a 4 star hotel in Irkutsk. (B, L, D)

Day

10

Trans-Siberia

After breakfast your train passes through the diverse landscapes of eastern Siberia. Talks on board inform you about the region and a vodka tasting with typical Russian snacks is an opportunity to experience firsthand the Russian festive customs of hospitality and clever toasts. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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11

Novosibirsk

Around noon, your train arrives in Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia. You are greeted with bread and salt in the customary Russian manner and taken on a tour of this most Soviet of cities along your entire route, including the chance to see the mighty Ob River. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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12

Yekaterinburg

Your train stops in the afternoon in Yekaterinburg. The city is known as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a tour you see the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, which was built in 2003 to commemorate that tragic historic event, and the city center attractively restored in 2009. Back on board, you enjoy views of the Urals landscape and indulge yourself in the dining car. Your private train is already rolling across the European continent. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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13

Kazan

After breakfast you reach Kazan. On your city tour you see Tatar mosques and the most famous Russian Orthodox cathedral. You also take a tour of Kazan’s Kremlin, where you learn about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. Afterwards you enjoy lunch in a city restaurant. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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14

Moscow

Around noon, you arrive in the Russian capital of Moscow, now a thriving, prosperous city, and are accompanied to your 4-star hotel. At noon you visit the Kremlin grounds with its magnificent cathedral. Several of the building interiors can also be viewed. After dinner, discover the city’s magic during an hour-long “City of Lights” tour, including a stop at Red Square, and a ride on the underground to view two of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations. You spend the night in a hotel in Moscow. (B, L, D)

Day

15

Depart Moscow

After an ample breakfast at your hotel, your tour of the city takes you to the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Lomonossov University, the New Maidens’ Convent, and Red Square with its colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, as well as to the notorious former KGB headquarters and the White House. This then marks the end of your memorable journey and the time has come to head to the airport. We accompany you to the airport and bid you bon voyage. (B)

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Tour Name :Trans-Siberian Private Train Journey Beijing-Moscow

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 15 Days/14 Nights


Tour price per person

Departures Between  Cat.II Classic Cat.II Superior Cat.III Nostalgic Cat.IV Bolshoi

Cat.V Bolshoi

Platinum  

May 14-May 28 2017 $8,440 $8,910 $11,500 $15,120 $17,930
Jun 11-Jun 25 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130
Jul 07-Jul 21 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130
Jul 30-Aug 13 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130
Aug 25-Sep 08 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130
Sep 17-Oct 01 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130

Single use supplement

$3,410 $3,820 $5,920 $7,570 $8,790

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the exclusively chartered train from Elian to Moscow. From Beijing to Erlian (ca. 16 hours) accommodation in a 2- or 4-bed compartment in a Chinese sleeping car. The Chinese train does not include wagons in the Nostalgic Comfort or Bolshoi categories
  • Travel for several hours along the Trans-Siberian Railway panoramic route directly on the shores of Lake Baikal, with photo-stops
  • Tour director with pertinent knowledge of the region throughout the journey
  • Competent tour guides for each group of no more than 26 guests
  • Local travel guides
  • All transfers and bus tours according to itinerary
  • All excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including all entry fees
  • All meals according to your itinerary
  • Porter service at all railway stations
  • A physician on board the train (from the Chinese border to Moscow)
  • Shower facilities on board the train
  • 2 overnights in a hotel in Beijing and 1 night in Moscow in first-class hotels
  • 1 overnight in Ulaanbaatar in a good, centrally located, middle-class hotel
  • 1 overnight in Irkutsk in a first-class hotel
  • Informational booklet on the region and train for each compartment reserved
  • Specials for Bolshoi guests: two meals to choose from for Lunch and Dinner on board the train, 1 bottle of water per person every day in the compartment, 1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included for meals on board the train

 

Not included in the cost

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned above

 

Cabin Information on Your Private Train Tsaren Gold

 

I.  Cat. II Classic: There are 9 compartments per car. A compartment is shared by two guests. Berths are sized app. 27.5 x 75 in. and arranged facing each other. There is also a table under the window. Combined toilet / lavatory compartments are located at each end of this category’s cars. In every second car there is a shower compartment.

 

II. Cat. II Superior: There are 9 newly refurbished compartments per car. A compartment is shared by two guests. Berths are sized app. 26.5 x 73.6 in. and arranged facing each other. There is also a table under the window. Combined toilet/lavatory compartments are located at each end of this category’s cars. In every second car there is a shower compartment.

 

III. Cat. III Nostalgic Comfort: The newly built cars of our Category III are nostalgically furnished, but also provide modern amenities. You’ll be travelling in an ambiance, in which even former Soviet leaders would have felt at home – although with the comfort of the 21st century. Each of these rolling hotel rooms offers two large berths (app. 31.5 x 72.8 in.) and an armchair for an especially comfortable view of the changing landscapes. Two compartments share one small lavatory with wash basin and wet room style shower facility between every two compartments. Combined toilet/lavatory compartments are located at each end of this category’s car.

 

IV. Cat. IV Bolshoi: The Bolshoi Category is equipped with two beds: the lower one measures 43.3 x 73.6 in., even providing room for two people if required, the upper one 31.5 x 69.3 in. Furthermore, the 60 sq.ft. large compartments offer a cosy seating bench, a commodious table and a wardrobe. The compartment’s exclusive en suite bathroom does not only contain a washing basin, WC and shower, but also enough storage space for your personal belongings. Each car of the Bolshoi category has only six compartments.

 

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in USD ($) based on two people sharing a twin room/cabin.

Please call for sinlge accommodation price. Triples not availbale.

Please contact your tral agent or call 800 475 1569 for more information or to make a booking.

The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of any additional fuel surcharges. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

Dates & Prices above do not include air travel, Chinese, Mongolian and Russian visa fees.

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