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Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 51 Reviews
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia, China

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian rail-tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Starting from in Moscow, you get to explore Russian towns. Then experience genuine Mongolia, admire traditional folk arts, and meet a nomad family in their traditional yurt. Finally, discover the best of Chinese heritage in and around Beijing including the real icon, the Great Wall of China.

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

16 days6 cities
RussiaMongoliaChina3 countries
Tourist trains to Russia, Mongolia, China
From
$9,330
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 51 Reviews

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian rail-tour focuses on your experience and comfort, providing every opportunity for enjoying your journey of a lifetime. Starting from in Moscow, you get to explore Russian towns. Then experience genuine Mongolia, admire traditional folk arts, and meet a nomad family in their traditional yurt. Finally, discover the best of Chinese heritage in and around Beijing including the real icon, the Great Wall of China.

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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 & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

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

Day 2
Visit to the Kremlin
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. 

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

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
1 day in each city
5 nights on board the 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 enjoy 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 - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant but is certainly not desolate.

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train. This is a great chance to enjoy fantastic scenery of Eastern Siberia.

Tsar's Gold Train
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train
Kazan
Irkutsk
2d 20h

Spend the upcoming few days making your way through the Trans-Siberian railway, stopping to explore Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and arriving at your final destination - Irkutsk. Enjoy the fantastic Russian sceneries pass you buy.

Irkutsk

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour
City tour
Day tour
Day tour

Today your train arrives in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. During your guided city tour you see some classic Siberian wooden cottages, the statue of Alexander III and the Market Hall.

Day 8
Visit to Lake Baikal
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to the nearby Listvyanka village to explore a famous Lake Baikal.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
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Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 30 min

Today you start another leg of your Trans-Siberian journey and head towards the fascinating Buryatia region. You are about to witness some spectacular views as you pass along the Lake Baikal shores.

Ulan-Ude

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night on board the train
Day 9
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour
City tour

On its way to the Mongolian border, the train stops 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.

Tsar's Gold Train
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train
Ulan-Ude
Ulan Bator
15 hrs 10 min

Today you have a long rail journey ahead of you. Prepare to spend 15 hours on a regular comfortable train taking you from Ulan-Ude to Ulan Bator.

Ulan Bator

fifth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Ulan Bator City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. During your guided city tour around the most famous city attractions, you see the legendary Gandan Monastery.

Day 11
Trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and enjoy a bus trip to the yurt camp located at the amazing Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Today you have the unique chance to meet a nomad family in their traditional yurt and learn more about their culture.

Day 12
Changing Trains in Erlian

Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China. Here you say farewell to your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train and board a traditional Chinese train that takes you to Beijing.

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulan Bator
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Set right in the city center near the unique State Government House, Sukhbaatar Square, and the National Museum of Mongolian History, the luxurious Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel offers excellent service and everything you need for a memorable stay in Ulan Bator.

plane
Ulan Bator
Beijing
2 hrs 10 min

Enjoy a comfortable and safe flight and start your further adventure in Beijing in just a couple of hours. 

Beijing

sixth destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Arrival in Beijing
Transfer
Transfer

After observing impressive scenes of Chinese rural life, parts of the Great Wall of China and magnificent river valleys where fields are still cultivated and harvested by hand, you finally arrive in the capital of China - Beijing!

Day 14
Beijing Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

Day 15
Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
Day tour
Day tour

Today you visit the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China. After exploring this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you proceed to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.

Day 16
Departure from Beijing
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your fantastic Tsar's Gold train tour! Following breakfast, you check out from your 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!

Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel, Beijing
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Set within walking distance from the Forbidden City and the Tiananmen Square, Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel is a great property, offering top-notch service and stylish accommodations.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan Bator (1 night) and Beijing (3 nights);
  • 8 nights on board the Tsar's Gold 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 (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for USA, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Three meals daily on board the train;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • Support line during the trip.

Specials for Bolshoi guests: 2 meals to choose from for Lunch and Dinner on board the train, 1 bottle of water per person daily, 1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included for meals on board the train.

Not included: international flights, optional tours and services, gratuities and all personal expenses, Chinese visa processing service for Canadian passport holders.

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Tour Highlights

  • Comfort of travelling on a private train combined with a caring tour director, exciting lectures and entertainment onboard;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • "City of Lights" tour in Moscow showing the magnificent illumination of this Eurasian metropolis;
  • A taste of Russian hospitality during welcome 'Bread and Salt' ceremony in Novosibirsk - the capital of Siberia;
  • Grandeur and beauty of the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness and enjoy a picniс on its shores;
  • Insight into Mongolian culture during a performance of traditional folk arts;
  • A chance to visit one of the "New" Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall of China.

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
  • Eurasian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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