Trans-Siberian Private Train Journey Moscow-Beijing
Duration :16 Days/15 Nights
Price From : $8,640
Highlights :

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


 

Experience one of the last great travel adventures. Your journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s most fascinating and safest train routes, is even more interesting, comfortable, and entertaining with our privately chartered train. This grand private train journey from Moscow to Beijing via Lake Baikal and Mongolia is your chance to fulfil the dream of a lifetime.

 

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Day

1

Welcome to Moscow

You are greeted at the airport by your friendly tour director and accompanied to your hotel. Our “City of Lights” tour shows you around the exquisitely illuminated Russian capital. You notice that Moscow is clearly on a par with Europe’s other great metropolitan cities such as Madrid and Paris. You stroll across the famous Red Square with your travel director and take a short trip on the underground to view several of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations. Afterwards, you retire to the comfort of your 4-star hotel. You spend the night in a Moscow hotel. (D)

Day

2

Moscow

In the morning you take an informative tour of Moscow, including the imposing grounds the Kremlin 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 dinning car offers the chance to meet your fellow travellers and learn more details about your private train. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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3

Kazan

In the morning you arrive in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. You take a tour of the Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) with its wonderful panoramic view over the Volga, where you learn about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. Your train resumes its journey eastwards in the evening. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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4

Yekaterinburg

Your train stops around noon in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a brief tour you see the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, which was built in 2003 in commemoration of that tragic historic event, and the city centre so attractively restored in 2009. Back on board, you continue on your journey through the vast steppes of western Siberia. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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5

Novosibirsk

You arrive in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, where you are welcomed in the traditional Russian fashion with bread and salt. During a short city tour, you experience the most Soviet of all cities during your journey. You see the enormous Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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6

Trans-Siberia

Your train crosses the wide Yenisei River and rolls on through Siberia. The train’s chefs once again demonstrate their skills as they serve the guests Russian specialties in a “tsar’s feast”. A vodka tasting accompanied by clever toasts offers you a very enjoyable opportunity to combine pleasure and Russian hospitality. Your train passes by villages with their typical wooden houses and through birch forests set against a background of impressive mountainscapes and, hopefully, ample sunshine. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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7

Irkutsk

Today your train reaches Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. During your city tour you see, among other things, the picturesque Siberian wooden houses and a memorial to Tsar Alexander III (the initiator of the Tran-Siberian Railway), which was erected in 2003 where the Trans-Sib Obelisk previously stood. After lunch you take an excursion to an informative 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)

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8

Lake Baikal

Today you drive by bus to Listvyanka, a Siberian village on the shores of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of non-frozen freshwater in the world. From the village, a boat brings you across the lake’s deep waters to Port Baikal, where your private train is waiting. You then travel for several hours directly alongside Lake Baikal, on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Your train halts for several hours at a particularly scenic spot, for you to truly enjoy the majestic calm of this unique natural wonder. Dinner is served as a picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal, weather permitting. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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9

Ulan Ude

The journey continues along the banks of the seemingly endless Lake Baikal and then through the splendid Selenga Valley and the wild solitude of eastern Siberia’s mountainous steppes. You take a tour of Ulan Ude during an intermediate stop there. Border formalities at the Russian-Mongolian border are an easy matter carried out on board. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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10

Ulan Bator

Today, early-risers are treated to central Mongolia’s spectacular scenery, set in a mountain landscape dotted with colourful yurt camps and inhabited by solitary riders on horseback. In the morning you arrive in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. As always, you can leave your large luggage safely in your compartment. During your city tour you see the impressive Gandan Buddhist Monastery and the odd Choijin Lama Temple, among other things. Beer gardens are very popular in Mongolia, and your evening includes a visit to the city’s best. Afterwards, you have the unique chance 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 Ulaanbaatar. On request, we can organise 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

11

Ulan Bator

After breakfast a bus brings you to Terelj National Park, east of Ulan Bator. Here you get to see the nomadic herdsmen’s exotic settlements of tradition tents, horse herds, and scraggly yaks, a type of wild Tibetan cattle. A small Mongolian horse-riding demonstration is put on especially for you and you enjoy a picnic lunch served in these splendid surroundings. In the evening you continue on aboard your train towards China. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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12

Crossing the Gobi Desert

Around noon, you arrive at the Mongolian-Chinese border, where your chartered Chinese train is waiting. The Russian private train cannot continue towards Beijing because of the different track gauge in China. Your train reaches the Chinese capital in approximately 16 hours. The Chinese train does not include wagons in the Nostalgic Comfort or Bolshoi categories. You spend the night aboard the train. (B, L, D)

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13

Beijing

You arrive in the hustle and bustle of Beijing in the morning. After transferring to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to do with as you please. You spend the night in a hotel in Beijing (4-star). (B, L)

Day

14

Beijing

A tour lasting several hours takes you to Beijing’s most beautiful and important sights, including the photogenic Temple of Heaven with its park, the huge Tiananmen Square, and some of the city’s contemporary architectural achievements, such as the new “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium and several futuristic sky scrapers. In the afternoon, you are able to enter the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace, and view its numerous temples and halls. You spend the night in your Beijing hotel. (B, L)

Day

15

Beijing

Your tour today takes you to the Great Wall, the eighth wonder of the world. The giant wall extends for more than 6000 km through the countryside. On the way you visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors, with its impressive Spirit Way. In the evening you enjoy a farewell dinner of world-renowned Peking Duck. You spend the night in your Beijing hotel. (B, L, D)

Day

16

Depart Beijing

After breakfast, you transfer to the airport. (B)

Your journey will be a private, independent travel experience. To customise this itinerary, please contact us .

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

Tour Type : Private

Duration : 16 Days/15 Nights


Tour price per person

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

Cat.V Bolshoi

Platinum  

May 06-May 21 2017 $8,640 $9,110 $11,700 $15,320 $18,130
Jun 03-Jun 18 2017 $8,840 $9,310 $11,900 $15,520 $18,330
Jun 29-Jul 14 2017 $8,840 $9,310 $11,900 $15,520 $18,330
Jul 22-Aug 06 2017 $8,840 $9,310 $11,900 $15,520 $18,330
Aug 17-Sep 01 2017 $8,840 $9,310 $11,900 $15,520 $18,330
Sep 09-Sep 24 2017 $8,840 $9,310 $11,900 $15,520 $18,330

Single use supplement

$3,550 $3,960 $6,060 $7,710 $8,930

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the exclusively chartered train to the Chinese border (Elian). From Erlian to Beijing (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
  • Experienced local tour guides
  • All transfers / bus trips 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
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks
  • Concise informational talks on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route
  • A physician on board the train (Moscow – Chinese border)
  • Informational booklet on the region and private train for each compartment reserved
  • 1 overnight in a first-class hotel in Moscow
  • 1 overnight in Irkutsk in a first-class hotel
  • 1 overnight in Ulaanbaatar in a good, centrally located middle-class hotel
  • 3 overnights in a first-class hotel in Beijing
  • 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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