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Golden Eagle Journey

15 days3 cities
Russia1 country
Tour rating: 5 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Branded train package 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!

15 days3 cities
Russia1 country
From
$18,395
Moscow, Russia
2
days
Russia

Where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Moscow

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.

The rest of the day is free so that you could relax in your cozy room after the flight or start exploring the charming city center on your own. In the evening you enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel, where you can meet your fellow travelers and discuss the fantastic journey that awaits you ahead.

Dinner is included.

2
day
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin

This morning is devoted to the exploration of a real Russian miracle and its most famous symbol - the mighty Kremlin. Following breakfast, you go on a guided tour of this historical fortress, that includes a visit to its wonderful Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs. 

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. 

After the tour, you are transferred to the railway station where you board your luxurious Golden Eagle train and start your one-of-a-kind adventure to Vladivostok.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel, Moscow

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, Russia
11
days
Russia

Kazan, often referred to as the country's third capital, is a magnificent millennium city and Russia's religious treasure trove. It stands on the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and Kazanka, and has an incredible 1000-year-old history.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
3
day
Kazan 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 that includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, a private concert of Feodor Chaliapin’s music and a walking tour through the main pedestrian area of Kazan. 

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

4
day
Ekaterinburg 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. During the tour, you visit the Cathedral-on-the-Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were assassinated.

Then you are transferred to the obelisk marking the geographical border and can drink a glass of champagne with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

  • Optional tours: Walking city tour or visit to the Ekaterinburg Military Museum.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

5
day
Novosibirsk City Tour

Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature. Your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant but is certainly not desolate. 

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. 

  • Optional tours: Visit to the Open Air Railway Museum, State Art Museum tour or visit to the Mineralogical Center.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

6
day
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.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

7
day
Irkutsk City Tour

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.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Decembrist Volkonsky House Museum dedicated to the memory of the exiled aristocrats who were forced to flee to this remote outpost after the failed revolution of 1825, where you enjoy a champagne reception and a private concert. 

  • Optional tours: Cooking master class with a local chef or visit to a traditional Russian dacha (summer house) or an urban apartment.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

8
day
Stop at Lake Baikal

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. During your sightseeing tour, you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake. 

Later you enjoy a traditional barbecue, including freshly smoked omul fish, on the shore of Lake Baikal (if weather permits).

  • Optional tour: Chersky Mount hiking tour.

Later you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

9
day
Ulan Ude City Tour

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.

Later you visit an authentic Old Believers’ village, where you will learn more about the culture and history of the Buryats and attend a concert featuring local traditions and folk singing.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

10
day
Ulan Bator 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.

During the tour, you see a central Sukhabaatar Square with the monument to Genghis Khan and visit the legendary Gandan Monastery that is considered the most important center for Buddhist learning in all of Mongolia.

Then you take a trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park where you have the chance to visit a traditional ger (yurt), meet a nomadic family, enjoy the beautiful sceneries of wild Mongolia and try your hand at horse-riding. 

  • Optional tours: Visit to the National Museum or visit to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum.

After the tour, you return on board your train and continue traveling.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

11
day
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.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

12
day
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.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

13
day
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.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Golden Eagle Train
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, Russia Gallery
2
days
Russia

Significant for its location as a commercial port, Vladivostok is also noteworthy for its sceneries and landmarks. Situated along the coastline lays one of the most renowned sites on the Vladivostok tour, the Golden Horn Bay with an imposing Zolotoy (Golden) Bridge nearby.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
14
day
Vladivostok 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 - one of the most significant Russian ports located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan. 

During the tour, you visit the historical center of Vladivostok, the Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum and the iconic bridge over Golden Horn Bay.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

15
day
Departure from Vladivostok

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!

Breakfast is included.

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Lotte Hotel, Vladivostok

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

  • 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