Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Journey: Vladivostok to Moscow

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Tsar's Gold (Zarengold) Trans-Siberian Express
16 days, 15 nights from £3,560
Bucket list rail journey from Vladivostok to Moscow

Embark on an epic railroad adventure, as you traverse the world’s largest country by train on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad. This Trans-Siberian rail journey combines travel on the Tsar’s Gold private train with regular trains, taking you all the way from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to the gleaming capital Moscow. Along the way, see the most spectacular scenery that Russia has to offer, including the incomparable solitude of Lake Baikal. Relax, all the details have been taken care of. All that’s left for you to do is sit back and enjoy a voyage that is captivating, comfortable and secure.
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.

Highlights:

  • Traveling the entire length of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which celebrated its centennial in 2016
  • Touring Vladivostok’s busy harbor Bay by vessel Walking in the taiga forest, the pristine home of the Siberian tiger
  • The cities of Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Ulan-Ude
  • Vladivostok’s Oceanarium and submarine museums
  • Beaches of the Amur River
  • Khechzyr nature reserve
  • Old Believers colony
  • Ivolginsky Datsan Buddhist Monastery
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The Route

VLADIVOSTOK • Khabarovsk • Ulan-Ude • Irkutsk • Novosibirsk • Yekaterinburg • Kazan • MOSCOW

Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Vladivostok, a military port located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan, is home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Due to its military importance, the city was closed to foreigners between 1930 and 1992. Vladivostok (literally translated as ‘Ruler of the East’) offers visitors an interesting opportunity to explore its principal military attractions including a visit to a preserved World War Two submarine.
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
Located 15 miles (25 kilometres) from the border with China, Khabarovsk stretches along the banks of the Amur River. Khabarovsk was founded as a military post in 1858, but the region had been populated by several indigenous peoples of the Far East for many centuries. It is now a busy city with tree-lined streets.
Ulan-Ude
Ulan-Ude
The Buryat capital is one of Eastern Siberia’s most fascinating cities. From 1934 to 1980s it was a closed city due to its secret military plants - in fact, there are still mysterious blank spaces on city maps. Today it offers a variety of cultural hot spots, a chance to visit working Buddhist monasteries and sample a taste of the steppes.
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of the Pearl of Siberia. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20% of the world’s freshwater. It stretches for 636 km longwise and 80 km widthwise. The Baikal’s maximum depth is 1,637 m. It is known as a "laboratory of biodiversity" as it is home to nearly 3,000 species of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else, such as a unique breed of freshwater seal.
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
Irkutsk, capital of South Baikal, is one of the largest Siberian cities and was a key stop for caravans from Buchara and even China. Today Irkutsk became a center of gold-mining production and is developing fast. In the city you can discover unique examples of Irkutsk architectural heritage, such as “White house”, which was first a palace of the merchants Sibiryakovs, then a residence of East Siberia governor-general.
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is situated in the south part of West Siberia, on the banks of Ob River. The city takes the third place by population in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg. It's a center of Russian arts, science and literature. 14 most prestigiuos universities of the country are located here. In the heart of the city there is an architectural marvel -the largest opera house in the world.
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the third largest Russian city and the capital of the Urals. The cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilisations come together in this fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape. The last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II Romanov and his family spent their last days here. On 19th July 1918 the whole family was executed by the Bolsheviks in the basement room of the Ipatiev’s estate. Nowadays there is the Cathedral On Spilt Blood which provides a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.
Kazan
Kazan
Situated on the River Volga, Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan famous for its rich tapestry of history and culture. One of its highlights is the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel is a stunning mosque and onion-domed cathedral.
Moscow
Moscow
A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

Discover the treasures that lie in wait for you behind the walls of Moscow’s most famous landmark: the almighty Kremlin! Home to a myriad of the city’s most exquisite cathedrals and monuments, as well as the official residence of President Putin himself, the Kremlin remains a political landmark in Russia and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.

Moscow Metro
Moscow Metro
Intricately decorated, the Moscow Metro is an immense museum in itself. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the most magnificent stations, adorned with marble, mosaics and chandeliers.
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil's Cathedral
St Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world and is an iconic symbol of Moscow. A true architectural wonder, the cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 1500’s and is lavishly decorated with vivid bold colours, striking patterns and shapes. The building is made up of nine churches connected by a web of narrow corridors; each church is lavishly decorated with intricate frescoes; however the exterior of the building is equally as impressive with its famous colourful onion domes! A common myth is that once the building was complete, Ivan had the architects blinded to be sure that they never build anything as beautiful again.

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Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

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VLADIVOSTOK TO MOSCOW

DAY 1, WELCOME TO VLADIVOSTOK
In the morning, you arrive in Vladivostok, the largest city in Russia’s Far Eastern District. In the afternoon, a guided bus tour of the city includes a Soviet submarine museum and fantastic views of the city from Eagle’s Nest Hill.

Overnight: Versailles Best Eastern (or similar) (BLD)

DAY 2, VLADIVOSTOK
In the morning you visit the Oceanarium, where you learn about the marine life of the Pacific Ocean. Afterward you go on a boat excursion around Russia’s largest Pacific port. In the evening you depart on a regular train and are welcomed on board with a cup of tea.

Overnight: On board (BLD)

DAY 3, KHABAROVSK ON THE AMUR RIVER
Today you arrive in Khabarovsk, the second largest city in Russia’s Far Eastern District. On a guided bus tour of the city, you visit the Khabarovsk Regional Museum and enjoy the wide sandy beaches of the Amur River.

Overnight: Parus Best Eastern (or similar) (BLD)

DAY 4, TAIGA
After breakfast you go on a unique excursion to Khechzyr, an extraordinary nature preserve where you have the opportunity to hike through the Russian taiga forest along the shores of the Amur River.

Overnight: Parus Best Eastern (or similar) (BLD)

DAY 5,6, THE WIDE COUNTRYSIDE
Today you board your train and continue toward Moscow through the most fertile countryside east of Lake Baikal. Along the way you pass the city of Chita at the junction of the Trans-Manchurian and Trans-Siberian Railroads; the town of Svobodny, former site of Stalin-era prison camps; and the town of Birobidzhan in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.

Overnights: On board (2 x BLD)

DAY 7, ULAN UDE
ulanude1Arrival in Ulan Ude in the morning. You enjoy an informative city tour and visit the Old Believers Village. The religious group living here broke off from the Russian Orthodox Church centuries ago and favors colorfully painted wooden buildings and traditional dress.
Overnight: Hotel Geser (or similar). (BLD)
DAY 8, Ulan Ude and Boarding of the Tsar’s Gold Private Train
You start the day with a visit to Ivolginsky Buddhist Monastery the largest and most important Buddhist monastery in Russia. In the evening you’ll be welcomed on board the Tsar’s Gold private train.
Overnight on board. (BLD)
DAY 9, LAKE BAIKAL
baikalToday 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 10, IRKUTSK
IRKUTSKIn the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. Here you move into your hotel, which is centrally 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.
Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar). (BLD)
DAY 11, SIBERIA
SIBERIAAfter 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 and red caviar is an opportunity to experience first-hand the Russian festive customs of hospitality and clever toasts.
Overnight on board. (BLD)
DAY 12, NOVOSIBIRSK AND HOSPITALITY
NOVOSIBIRSK1Around 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. Small City tour, with possibility to see the market and the opera house.
Overnight on board. (BLD)
DAY 13, YEKATERINBURG
YEKATERINBURGYour 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 14, KAZAN
Kazan City BreakAfter breakfast you reach Kazan, the Tatar capital on the banks of the Volga. 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.
Overnight on board. (BLD)
DAY 15, WELCOME TO MOSCOW
Day 1Around noon, you arrive in the Russian capital of Moscow, now a thriving, prosperous city, and are accompanied to your first-class 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.
Overnight: InterContinental Tverskaya (or similar). (BLD)
DAY 16, MOSCOW, THEN HOME
day 2.1After 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 (Novodevichy Monastery), and Red Square with its colourful 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)

The Tsar's Gold (Zarengold) Express

The private Tsar's Gold (Zarengold) train is designed to provide you with a comfortable experience as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime and offers a range of cabins to suit every budget.

Enjoy dining in the charming restaurant carriages where you are able to try the freshest local cuisine and relax with fellow passengers. Also, take the time to get involved in several lectures on board the train where you can learn about the history, people and cultures of the countries you travel through.

Choose from 6 different cabin types

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

In the STANDARD CATEGORY (I), there are nine compartments per car, each for four guests. On both sides, left and right, there are two berths, one upon the other and each of them sized 27.55 inches x 74.80 inches (70×190cm). In the middle, below the window, you will find a table. Combined toilet/lavatory compartments are located at each end of the car.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

In the CLASSIC CATEGORY (II), there are 9 compartments per car. A compartment is shared by two guests. Berths are sized app. 27.5 inches x 75 inches (70 × 190 cm) 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.

Specification

Compartment height: 100.4 inches (255 cm) Compartment depth: 74.8 inches (190 cm)
Compartment width: 71.6 inches (182 cm)
Bed length: 73.6 inches (187 cm)
Bed width: 26.8 inches (68 cm)
Space between the beds: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
Luggage case under beds: height 14.2 inches (36 cm); width 18.5 inches (47 cm); depth 25.6 inches (65 cm)
Luggage case above door: height 12.2 inches (31 cm); width 58.7 inches (149 cm); depth 21.7 inches (55 cm)

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

The newly refurbished Category II Superior now presents interiors in a nostalgic look. The compartments have two lower beds, one on each side of the compartment and measuring 67 cm x 187 cm / 26.5 × 73.6 in.
The nine compartments in a wagon share two combination wash and toilet facilities located at its ends. Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility is shared by guests from two to four sleeping cars. (The sanitary facilities were also modernised as part of the refurbishment, with the wagons now outfitted with the practical vacuum toilets, which are preferable both for the user and the environment.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

This category of compartment offers the opportunity to truly travel in the style of the red tsars. You travel in a nostalgic ambience that would even make past Soviet leaders feel at home – but with all of the 21st century’s modern amenities.
Each of these of these rolling hotel rooms offers not only two comfortable beds (ca. 80 × 185 cm / 31.5 × 72.8 in.) placed one above the other, but also an armchair from which to enjoy the passing landscape. Each of two neighbouring compartments shares a semi-private lavatory with wash basin and simple shower located between them. Combination wash and toilet facilities are located at both ends of the wagons.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

This category of compartment, with its illustrious name, offers 5.57 m² (almost 60 sq. ft.) of space. It has two beds, with the upper measuring 80 × 176 / 31.5 × 69.3 in. and the lower 110 × 187 cm / 43.3 × 73.6 in. This compartment also offers comfortable seating, a generous-sized table, and a small clothes closet. The Bolshoi category has its own lavatory equipped with a toilet, wash basin, and integrated shower with a full shower curtain. This configuration of wagon has only six compartments.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow
Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

The Bolshoi Platinum compartment provides 7.15 m² (almost 77 sq. ft.) of space, even more than the Bolshoi compartment. The lower bed measures 120 × 184 cm / ca. 47.2 × 72.4 in., the upper 82 × 174 cm / ca. 32.3 × 68.5 in. Each compartment has a spacious clothes closet and its own lavatory outfitted with a separate shower cabin. This category of wagon offering the highest level of comfort available on the Trans-Siberian Railway contains only five compartments and offers space for a maximum of just 10 guests.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian: Vladivostok to Moscow

DEPARTURES DATES AND PRICES FOR THE SEASON 2019 ARE COMING SOON! 

PRICE PER PERSON, STARTING FROM

DEPARTURE 2018 STANDARD from CLASSIC from SUPERIOR from
Vladivostok to Moscow * excl flights excl flights excl flights
28 July to 12 August
Без имени 1
from
4153.56 £
from
6609.67 £
from
6913.87 £

*Minimum number of participants for an English-speaking guide: 8 guests

Single use supplement for hotel overnights for cat. I STANDARD   681.63 £
Supplement for use of the compartment by 3 persons, cat. I Standard   1064.69 £
Single use supplement train and hotel for cat. II (Classic) 2253.31 £
Single use supplement train and hotel for cat. II (Superior)   2534.98 £

All Tours Include:

•   One night in a mid-range hotel in Vladivostok

•   Two nights in a mid-range hotel in Khabarovsk

•   One night in a simple Soviet-style hotel in Ulan-Ude

•   One night in a mid-range hotel in Irkutsk

•   One night in a first-class hotel in Moscow

•   A two-bed compartment in a regular Russian train from Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude (Single booking available upon request)

•   Accommodation as booked on the Tsar’s Gold private train

•   City tours in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Ulan-Ude

•   Guided tours of an Old Believers colony and the Ivolginsky Buddhist Monastery

•   All meals as per itinerary

 

Not Included:

•   International flights

•   Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

•   Gratitutes

Please note that 15% deposit is payable on this tour

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