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Trans Siberian Tour by Private " Tsar's Gold" Train from Ulan Bator to Moscow

12 days
11 nights

Rates

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 5,590.00 (Standard Quad)
$ 8,460.00 (Classic Double)
$ 8,930.00 (Superior Double)
$11,520.00 (Nostalgic)
$15,120.00 (Bolshoi)
$17,930.00 (Platinum)

Dates:

May 16, 2018 - May 28, 2018 
Jun 13, 2018 - Jun 25, 2018 
Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 
Aug 01, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018 
Aug 27, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018 
Sep 19, 2018 - Oct 01, 2018 
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Hotels:

Accomodations in 4+ to 5* centrally located hotels:

1 night in Moscow
1 night in Irkutsk
10 nights onboard the private train

 

 

 

Included:

Train ride on the otherwise closed route of the Trans-Siberian Railway along Lake Baikal with 2 photo stops 
41/42 meals
Sightseeing with entrance fees per program
Professional tour guide, tour director and local guides
Transfer in Moscow only"
Luggage service at all train stations
Onboard programs on local culture and history
Detailed travel documents and log book
Doctor on board
40 hours at Lake Baikal 
Table water, tea and coffee during meals onboard
Water during excursions

Special for Boshoi category:
Two meals to choose from for lunch and dinner onboard
1 bottle of water per person daily
Alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included with meals onboard

Included transfers are with a group available at the following times:
Transfer in Beijing is not is not provided. You join the group at the train station
In Moscow group transfer is provided for flights between noon and 6:00pm on the last day

Highlights & Experience:


Moscow:
City Tour
Red Square and Kremlin
Moscow by Night Tour
Moscow Metro Tours
Church of Christ the Savior
Kazan:
City Tour
Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO site)
Ekterinburg:
Ekaterinburg City tour
Visit to the Church of the Ascension
Novosibirsk:
City tour
Traditional welcome with salt and bread
Krasnoyarsk:
City Tour
Irkutsk:
City Tour
Visit to the Market Hall
Visit to open-air museum
Lake Baikal:
Village visit
Boat trip on Lake Baikal
Ulan Ude:
City Tour
Ulan Bator:
Visit to the Choijin-Lama Temple
Tour of the Gandan Monastery
Visit to Alpine Mongolia including horse-riding demonstration
Erlian:
Visit to the local market
Beijing:
City Tour
Visit to the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square
Visit to the Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs
Visit to the Forbidden City
Culinary Specialties
Peking Duck
Caviar and vodka tasting
Picnic on Lake Baikal
Tsar’s feast on train

Itinerary:

Trans Siberian Tour by Tsar's Gold Train

Day 1  : Arrive in Ulan Bator

Upon arrival private transfer to your hotel in Ulan Bator. Free afternoon and evening.

Day 2  : Ulan Bator

Today, after you meet your Trans Siberian tour group arriving from Beijing, you will continue with city tour of Ulan Bator where you will see the Choijin Lama temple; in the evening you will have the unique opportunity to watch traditional Mongolian music performances. (B, L, D)

Day 3  : Gandan Monastery and the Mongolian Alps

Today we will visit the Buddhist Gandan Monastery and explore the so called “Mongolian Alps”- a mountainous area with stunning rock formations located about 90 minutes east of Ulan Bator. We will visit an open-air railroad museum and enjoy a picnic lunch in a Mongolian yurt followed by a demonstration of Mongolian horsemanship and the traditional wrestling match. Other authentic experiences include trying lamb milk, a culinary specialty of Mongolia, or kumys (fermented mare’s milk), and the most popular drink of the nomads. (B, L, D)

Day 4  : Ulan Ude

Say good bye to Mongolian steppes as the train continues its journey through the valley of the largest Mongolian river Selenga. Starting from Ulan Ude your train is on the main route of the Transsiberian Railroad. Here you can stroll through the city streets or join the guided tour of the city. (B, L, D)

Day 5  : Lake Baikal

We will arrive at the old station of Port Baikal before noon. The station is located directly on the shores of Lake Baikal where we will spend the entire day. We will make two long photo stops on the ancient tracks parallel to the shore and you will have a great to capture the stunning beauty of the nature on camera and explore the scenery. Swim in the lake or visit a picturesque Baikal village, enjoy a short boat ride on the lake. Weather permitting, your dinner will be served as a picnic on the shores of the spectacular lake before re-boarding the train and continuing to Irkutsk. (B, L, D)

Day 6  : Irkutsk

We will arrive in Irkutsk in the morning and check into a centrally located hotel. You can leave your luggage on the train and take an overnight bag with you. City tour of Irkutsk includes the lively market hall, the drama theatre and a newly erected statue of the Tsar. In the afternoon visit an open-air museum exposing the Siberian life in the old days. Overnight at the hotel in Irkutsk. (B, L, D)

Day 7  : Across Siberia

After breakfast, as the train continues eastward enjoy the landscapes of Eastern Siberia with its crystal-clear rivers, mountains, and lush green slopes. On board of the train Entertaining lecture about Siberia will be offered onboard. A social get-together complete with caviar and vodka is a great way to experience Russian hospitality. (B, L, D)

Day 8  : Novosibirsk

Our next stop is Novosibirsk, Siberia’s largest city. We are greeted in the traditional Russian way with bread, salt and balalaika music. Your city tour includes the main landmarks, the Transsiberian monument and the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its ride westwards. (B, L, D)

Day 9  : Ekaterinburg

In the afternoon the train stops in the capital of the Ural Mountains and the border between Asia and Europe. You will take a tour of a newly restored Ekaterinburg city center, see the newly erected Cathedral on the Blood, built in memory of the tragic event in Russia’s history, the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. From now on your train is travelling in Europe. (B, L, D)

Day 10  : Kazan

After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tatar capital on the banks of the Volga River. You will learn the life of Tatars, Cossacks, and Russians during a guided tour of the Kremlin. Afterwards you enjoy a boat ride and have lunch on the Volga. The evening offers you one last chance to enjoy the onboard restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 11  : Moscow

Before noon you arrive in Russia’s capital. Moscow is one of the world’s richest and most dynamic cities. After the long train ride, your first class hotel offers comfort and convenience. After check-in we will take you on a city tour of Moscow. The first stop will be at the Kremlin with its glorious cathedrals. After dinner enjoy a magical evening trip through the city with a stop at the Red Square. Moscow Metro ride and visit of two beautiful old metro stations. (B, L, D)

Day 12  : Tour of Moscow and return home

After breakfast at your hotel we go on a guided tour of Moscow to see the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow University, the Novodevichiy Monastery, and the Red Square with its colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, but also the notorious former KGB headquarters and the White House. Bid your fantastic Transsiberian tour farewell before your transfer to the airport. (B) 

Notes:

Minimum number of participants to operate train: 120
Chinese Train:
Between Erlian and Beijing (about 16 hours) accommodation in comfortable sleeping quarters - the Chinese train does not carry sleeping cars of the Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi / Bolshoi Platinum category and does not have shower facilities. Onboard the Chinese train single and double accommodation cannot be guaranteed except for categories Bolshoi and Bolshoi Platinum.

If you wish to extend your journey, we offer a 4-day trip to lovely St. Petersburg