29 November 2017

The great train journey —Vladivostok to Moscow.

Our trip from Vladivostok to Moscow in the Trans-Siberian train Golden Eagen was a fairy tale. It was fun to book it through East West Tours as they made it very easy to make a choice (I'm not the one who easily makes purchase decision). The Golden Eagle is akin to a 5-star hotel on wheels, comprising up to 21 cars. Our cabin had a sofa, a work area, an LCD screen, wardrobe, shower, and toilet. The daily activities were either on-train or off-train tours of cities or countryside. The food on the train was fantastic, with plenty of choices of meals and drinks.

04 July 2016

Highest Quality Expedition Train Tour

Dear People: Having just returned from this marvelous journey, we felt we would like to write and tell you how we felt about it. From the start to the finish it was top notch. Our booking agent, Susie Main at East/West Travel(Nordic Saga) in Washington State USA was extremely helpful in answering all our questions and accommodating our requests right up to contacting us by email while we were on the tarmac waiting for our local flight to take off for Vancouver! Thank you, Susie. Tatianna, our train manager /guide/ Russian language teacher, historian, master of last minute planning when things went a little “off track”, consummate impeccably mannered host, made our trip very special.

I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.