Trip Overview

Golden Eagle Journey

Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia

The Golden Eagle is a one-of-a-kind luxury train - a glamorous throwback to the golden age of steam engines on the Trans-Siberian railway route. It is especially appealing for travelers who want over-the-top comfort and superior service as they explore the vastness of Eurasia. Cozy cabins, onboard entertainment, and guided tours come with the price. Russian and Mongolian visa processing service is a special compliment from Firebird!

Golden Eagle Journey

15 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Tourist trains to Russia
From
$16,995
Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews

The Golden Eagle is a one-of-a-kind luxury train - a glamorous throwback to the golden age of steam engines on the Trans-Siberian railway route. It is especially appealing for travelers who want over-the-top comfort and superior service as they explore the vastness of Eurasia. Cozy cabins, onboard entertainment, and guided tours come with the price. Russian and Mongolian visa processing service is a special compliment from Firebird!

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the glorious capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

This morning is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin. Later you enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful Red Square, take a photo stop near the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and see the largest Moscow department store GUM. 

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow
5

This 5-star hotel is part of the Hyatt family of hotels. Located near many of Moscow's metro stations and within five minutes walk to Tverskaya Street, the Ararat Park is yet another of Moscow's hotel gems.

train
Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Set off on another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure, and enjoy a ride to the stunning city of Kazan. Take in the picturesque sceneries from the window of the train, and relax in your train compartment till you reach the capital of Tatarstan.

Kazan

second destination
12 nights on board the Golden Eagle train
Day 3
Kazan City Tour
City tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. Upon arrival, you have a guided city tour.

Day 4
Ekaterinburg City Tour
City tour
City tour

Today your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural where Europe and Asia meet - Ekaterinburg. Upon arrival, you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family.

Day 5
Novosibirsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature. Your train arrives in Novosibirsk. During your city tour, you see a central Lenin Square with the famous Ballet and Opera Theater, stroll along the ancient streets of Novosibirsk and enjoy the great views of the Ob River. 

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Today you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. During your sightseeing tour, you see the House of Europe also known as the "wooden lace" house and take a relaxing walk along Karl Marx Street that is the most beautiful street in Irkutsk.

Day 8
Stop at Lake Baikal
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

Today your train makes a stop at the picturesque Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. You start exploring Baikal from a boat trip to Listvyanka village.

Day 9
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

Today you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia. Upon arrival, you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions.

Day 10
Ulan Bator City Tour
City tour
City tour

Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, you meet your private guide who takes you on a wonderful tour around the most famous city attractions.

Day 11
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 12
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 13
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Golden Eagle train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, a diverse entertainment program, gourmet dining and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Golden Eagle Train
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train
Kazan
Vladivostok
6 days 4 hr

Today you start your exciting journey from Kazan to Vladivostok. Along the way, you enjoy the most interesting cities and landscapes of the world's largest country.

Vladivostok

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 14
Vladivostok City Tour
City tour
City tour

After traveling through 8 time zones and covering around 6,600 miles (10,600 km) along the epic Trans-Siberian route, your train finally arrives in Vladivostok.

Day 15
Departure from Vladivostok
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Golden Eagle train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Lotte Hotel, Vladivostok
5

Set right in the heart of the beautiful city of Vladivostok, the Lotte Hotel is a great place to stay during your Russian vacation. All rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TVs, and minibars.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night) and Vladivostok (1 night);
  • 12 nights on board the Golden Eagle train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (Mongolian visa is not required for US and Canadian customers). Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation throughout the itinerary with professional drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with experienced guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Full board starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day;
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners;
  • Limited drinks for lunches and dinners;
  • Unlimited drinks from Standard Menu for Gold Class;
  • 24-hour service attendant and doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • All gratuities;
  • Support line during the trip.

IMPORTANT: Any changes and add-ons required to be made on your itinerary after the final confirmation has been sent to you are subject to $150 modification fee.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • True luxury: the most luxurious train running on the Trans-Siberian railway;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Lunch in Café Pushkin, a legendary Moscow restaurant 19th-century décor and traditional Russian cuisine;
  • Welcome ceremony at the Imperial Waiting Room of Kazansky Station with Russian Champagne and canapes before boarding the Golden Eagle;
  • Music concerts in Kazan, Irkutsk and Ulan Ude that provide an in-depth insight into the local culture;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness and enjoy a barbecue picnic on its shores;
  • Opportunity to widen your knowledge of the Russian history and culture with the oboard lectures or Russian language lessons;
  • Unique chance to stand on 2 continents at the same time during a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument;

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Siberian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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