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

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 6,040.00 (Cat. I (quad))
$ 9,140.00 (Cat. II (Classic))
$ 9,640.00 (Cat. II (Superior))
$12,440.00 (Cat. III (Nostalgic))
$16,000.00 (Cat. IV (Bolshoi))
$18,970.00 (Cat. V (Bolshoi Platinum))

Discounted rates in a private carriage
July and August departures only
$ 5,390.00 (Cat. I (quad))
$ 8,340.00 (Cat. II (Classic))
$ 8,830.00 (Cat. II (Superior))
$14,480.00 (Cat. IV (Bolshoi))

On July and August departures we offer discounted rates in a private carriages attached to a regular train. The only difference with regular tour on a  private train is no doctor service, less lectures, and no choice of meals for Bolshoi clients. The carriages and the touring is the same

reduction for May 20 and July 13 departures - $250 per person

early booking discount 10% if booked by 09/30/2019

Dates:

May 20, 2020 - May 31, 2020 
Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020 
Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 
Aug 05, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020 
Aug 31, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020 
Sep 23, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020 

Cabin Description:

Hotels:

Accomodations in 4+ to 5* centrally located hotels:

Ulan Bator - 2 nights - Ramada Hotel
Irkutsk - 1 night - Hotel Irkutsk
Moscow - 1 night - InterContinental Tverskaya/Radisson Royal Ukraina

 

 

 

Included:

  • Journey with guaranteed lodging in the booked category aboard the exclusively chartered private train. 
  • 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 throughout the journey
  • Freedom of choice program: flexible excursions and sightseeing
  • 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
  • Drinks (except premium beverages) during meal times on board the train for guests travelling in categories Bolshoi and Bolshoi Platinum
  • Porter service at all railway stations
  • A physician on board the train (from Ulan Bator to Moscow)
  • Shower facilities on board the train
  • 2 overnights in Ulan Bator in a good, centrally located, middle-class hotel
  • 1 overnight in Irkutsk in a middle-class hotel 
  • 1 night in Moscow in first-class hotel
  • Informational booklet on the region and train for each compartment reserved

Not included:

  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional evening performance in Ulan Bator (Day 2): tickets are € 14/ $ 15  (to be paid on site)
  • Optional overnight in a yurt in the Mongolian Alps (Day 2): supplement of € 35 / $ 40 (upon request, please let us know upon booking)

Highlights & Experience:

  • Mongolian horseback riding demonstration
  • Panoramic train route directly alongside Lake Baikal
  • Welcoming ceremony with bread and salt in Novosibirsk
  • Typical Siberian villages
  • Daily talks on the region’s culture and people
  • Vodka tasting with Russian snacks and red caviar

Optional Services:

  • Optional evening performance in Ulan Bator (Day 2): tickets are € 14/ $ 15  (to be paid on site)

  • Optional overnight in a yurt in the Mongolian Alps (Day 2): supplement of € 35 / $ 40 (upon request, please let us know upon booking)

Itinerary:

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 Ulan Bator in Mongolia to Moscow via Lake Baikal is your chance to fulfil the dream of a lifetime. Our trips are accompanied by an experienced multi-lingual tour director and a physician travelling on the train. A sophisticated on-board program complements a comprehensive excursion and sightseeing package to make your journey truly memorable.

Day 1  : Arrive in Ulan Bator

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Ulan Bator. Free afternoon and evening. Overnight: Ramada Hotel (or similar). 

Day 2  : Ulan Bator: A Lama Temple and the Buddhist Realms of Hell

After breakfast you will meet the main group. 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 (tickets are € 14/ $ 15, to be paid on site).
Overnight: Ramada Hotel (or similar). (BLD)

Options: On request, we can organise alternative lodging in a local yurt in the beautiful landscape of the Mongolian Alps (supplement of € 35/ $ 40, please let us know upon booking). This is a rare experience and a dream come true for nature lovers.
Day 3  : Gandan Monastery and the Mongolian Alps

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 archory demonstration and a traditional wrestling match. Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 4  : Ulan Ude

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).
Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 5  : 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). Overnight on board. (BLD)

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 Okhlopkov Drama Theatre and a new memorial to Tsar Alexander III. Around noon you visit an open-air museum exposing the Siberian life in the old days. Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar). (BLD)

Day 7  : Trans-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. Overnight on board. (BLD)

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. Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 9  : Yekaterinburg

Your train stops in the afternoon in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural Federal District. 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 centre attractively restored in 2009. Also, Yekaterinburg is the frontier between the European and the Asian continent, we visit the obelisque monument which serves as a reminder of this fact. 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. Overnight on board. (BLD)

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. Overnight on board. (BLD)

Day 11  : Welcome to 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. Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya / Radisson Royal Ukraina (or similar). (BLD)

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) 

Options: optional nights at the hotel, or extension to St. Petersburg