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Private Executive Carriage for up to 4 passengers travelling together, Moscow - Vladivostok or Vladivostok - Moscow, wide range of dates, attached to scheduled services. Private kitchen with dedicated chef. Excursions as per the Imperial Russia itinerary (see below). From €87,000.
Group Travel in Private Carriage for up to 18 passengers in First Class or 34 in 2nd Class. Wide range of dates, attached to scheduled services. Excursions as per the Imperial Russia itinerary (see below). Meals in the Private Carriage from the train restaurant.
Imperial Russia Trans-Siberian Train
Travelling through Russia in a train with some of the opulence of Imperial Russia creates a wonderful memory.
The Imperial Russia train visits many of the largest historical and cultural centres of the vast Russian Empire and is an incredible way to journey through the heart of Russia.
One of the most famous railways in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway is thousands of kilometres long, running from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, with an important junction to the Trans-Mongolian Railway.
Imperial Russia Client Review
Feedback from Club Members who travelled on Imperial Russia, Beijing - Moscow, July 2019 in VIP class
"The Director and her Team were fantastic. I am a frequent traveler, at least twice a year on holiday and also on business. To me Customer Service is very important especially when on holiday, because you are stuck for the duration of the holiday, not like business.
The Tour Director, who was also our group Leader, was truly an Ambassador for your company going the extra mile to make sure everyone was comfortable and was enjoying the trip.
Well done, keep it up."
Imperial Russia Accommodations
The VIP suites on the Imperial Russia have comfortable seating in the form of a sofa and an armchair. During the evening they are converted into upper and lower berths. A wardrobe allows one to store clothes and luggage and there are individual air conditioning controls.
There is a private bathroom en suite with shower for each Suite, wash basin, toilet and provided bathrobe and slippers. There are also toilets at the end of the carriage. There is a hair dryer in each VIP cabin.
Business Class cars have two-seat compartments with an area of 5.5 sqm., a table and armchair along with individual air conditioning controls. There is a transformable sofa and a foldaway upper berth. Private en-suite wet room with a washbasin, toilet and shower.
First Class Plus
These cabins have bunk beds with a table and a chair. There is shared shower and washing facilities between cabins and toilets at the end of the carriages. There is no hair dryer in First Class Plus.
The Imperial Russia has two elegant dining cars, one in opulent gold upholstery, the other in a rich red and gold upholstery. The large panoramic windows provide amazing vistas whilst passengers enjoy traditional cuisine.
The Imperial Russia bar car is a great place to relax and settle into the unhurried pace of life on board and unwind in comfortable surroundings whilst watching the Russian landscape go by. The carriage is separated by a decorative partition, thus giving two comfortable areas where one can eat, dance or relax.
Itineraries, Prices & Dates 2021/2022
Moscow to Beijing on Imperial Russia
Moscow, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude, Ulan Bator, Erlian, Beijing
14 days/13 nights (three nights in hotels and one in a yurt)
Day 1 Moscow. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 Moscow. After breakfast at the hotel, there is a City tour which includes a visit to the amazing Kremlin, a treasure house of magnificent art, after which we walk along Arbat Street which was created in the 15th century, thus laying claim to being one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital. There is a visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, with its beautiful interior and its copper domes that dominate the skyline, followed by a tour of the famous metro stations, each one a delight of artist achievement. We join the 'Imperial Russia' Train to settle in as it travels overnight to Kazan.
Day 3 Kazan. This picturesque Tartar capital with its beautiful colourful domes is situated on the banks of the Volga. There is a Grand city tour of 'Old Kazan', followed by a visit to the Kazan Kremlin and a delicious lunch of Tartar cuisine. We rejoin the train for dinner whilst travelling to Yekaterinburg.
Day 4 Yekaterinburg. The city tour is dedicated to the final days of the last Russian Emperor and his family, Tsar Nicholas II. There is a visit to the Church on Blood which was built in memory of the tragic events. We also visit the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction. Luncheon is taken before going to the Europe/Asia boundary where one can stand with a foot in each continent. As we depart Yekaterinburg, dinner is served on the way to Novosibirsk.
Day 5 Novosibirsk. Breakfast is taken as the train arrives in Novosibirsk, a city of academic science. It has not lost the charm of its past, which is shown in the Bark, Sun and Train museum. We visit these and the Opera House, as well as ancient streets and the Ob River. Departing Novosibirsk, dinner is served on the train as it travels overnight to Irkutsk.
Day 6 is spent on board as the train continues its journey to Irkutsk.
Day 7 Irkutsk. Called the 'Paris of Siberia', with its classic wooden architecture and the Decembrist House museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the exiled aristocrats, forced to flee to this remote outpost after the failed revolution of 1825. We visit this museum as well as the “wooden lace" house, also called the “House of Europe", before wandering the amazing streets of the city. There is free time at the 130 Quarter (Irkutskaya Sloboda), with reconstructed buildings from the 19th century. Visit to the Talsty ethnographic museum located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara river. Dinner in a local restaurant after which overnight travel to Baikal.
Day 8 Baikal. Arriving after breakfast, we take the ferry to the Listvyanka village, the closest settlement to Irkutsk on the shores of Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world and known as the Pearl of Siberia with its unique breed of freshwater seal. Enjoy a picnic lunch and go on to the Chersky Stone observation point with a beautiful view of the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River. Visit Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake. We continue our journey to Ulan Ude.
Day 9 Ulan Ude. There is a sightseeing tour of this city which is on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia, full of ethnic and cultural diversity. There are visits to some wonderful churches and a welcome to a traditional Buryat family, where one can learn how to cook the traditional dish 'posy', try on a Buryat costume, and learn how to use a bow or play dice. Our journey continues overnight to Ulan Bator.
Day 10 Ulan Bator. After visiting the Zaisan Memorial from the top of which you can observe the panoramic view of Ulan Bator and the river Tola, there is a transfer to Terelj National Park, where one settles into a yurk before lunch. After lunch take an excursion to the turtle rock to see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area. There is a visit to a Mongolian nomadic family where one can try traditional food and have the option of riding for an hour. Dinner is served after which watch the sun set in the wide steppe. Accommodation in Yurts.
Day 11 Ulan Bator. Returning to Ulan Bator, we visit the well-known Buddhist Monastery Gandan, where the famous 26.5-meter-high golden statue of Migjid Janraisig is located. There is a visit to the Palace-museum of Bogd Khan Uul, with its 8,124 exhibits, and a trip to the largest square in the world, Sukhbaatar Square. Then we visit the Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of History of Mongolia. Lunch is a Mongolian BBQ, after which there is a folklore show. Rejoin the train for the overnight journey to Erlian.
Day 12 Erlian. Train change for the Chinese train.
Day 13/14 Beijing. Arriving in Beijing we leave the train and transfer to the hotel. The two days include tours of: the Great Wall of China, Tian'anmen Square, the Imperial Palace Gugun (The Forbidden City), which was the main Palace complex of the Chinese Emperors from the XV to the beginning of XX century, of the Ming and Qing dynasty. Visit the Temple of Heaven - a place, where Chinese Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty annually staged the rituals of sacrifice to the Sky. Park of Nationalities of China, where the architecture, domestic institutions and exhibits reflect the way of life of large and small ethnic groups in China.
Day 15 Beijing. After a final night in the hotel, transfers are available to take you to the airport.
Beijing to Moscow on Imperial Russia
Beijing – Erlian – Ulan Bator – Ulan Ude – Lake Baikal – Irkutsk – Novosibirsk – Yekaterinburg – Kazan – Moscow
The tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Hotels: 1 night in Moscow at the Baltschug Kempinski 5* and 2 nights in Beijing at the Regent 5* or similar plus 1 night in a yurt, (the rest on the train).
Dates and Prices 2021
Moscow to Beijing 2021: 20 June - 4 July. 15 August- 29 August
Beijing to Moscow 2021: 28 June - 12 July. 23 August-6 September
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Dates and Prices 2022
Moscow to Beijing 2022: 19 June - 3 July. 14 August- 28 August
Beijing to Moscow 2022: 27 June - 11 July. 22 August-5 September
Vladivostok to Moscow on Imperial Russia
Vladivostok – Ulan Ude – Lake Baikal – Irkutsk – Novosibirsk – Yekaterinburg – Kazan- Moscow. Or Moscow to Vladivostok
13 days/12 nights (two in hotels). Vladivostok hotel is Hyundai 4* Hotel, Moscow hotel is Baltschung Kempinski 5*
Day 1 Arrive in Vladivostok and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Vladivostok. There is a city tour that includes the following main attractions: View point at Egersheld and the lighthouse at Egersheld cape; the railway and marine station; Central Square with the monuments to the fighters; the Fortress Museum. Lunch is served at a sea food restaurant followed by excursions to Russky Island, where there is a guided tour. Following dinner, one is transferred to the “Imperial Russia" train.
Day 3 and 4. On the train
Day 5 Ulan-Ude with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner on board.
Day 6 Lake Baikal with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner on board.
Day 7 Irkutsk with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner in a restaurant in Irkutsk.
Day 8. On the train
Day 9 Novosibirsk with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner on board.
Day 10 Yekaterinburg with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner on board.
Day 11 Kazan with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner on board.
Day 12 Moscow with the itinerary as per the Beijing to Moscow itinerary above. Dinner in a restaurant and hotel check-in.
Day 13. Breakfast at the hotel followed by departure transfers.
Moscow to Vladivostok on Imperial Russia
Moscow-Kazan-Yekaterinburg-Novosibirsk-Irkutsk-Lake Baikal-Ulan Ude-Vladivostok
Dates and Prices 2021
Vladivostok to Moscow 2021: 2-15 June. 30 July-12 August
Moscow to Vladivostok 2021: 22 May - 4 June. 19 July-1 August
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Dates and Prices 2022
Vladivostok to Moscow 2022: 01-14 June. 28 July-10 August
Moscow to Vladivostok 2022: 21 May - 3 June. 17 July-30 August
Northern Lights New Year or February
Moscow - St Petersburg - Petrozavodsk - Murmansk - Vologda - Moscow
10 days/9 nights ( 2 nights at a Moscow hotel and 2 nights at a Murmansk hotel)
Day 1 - Moscow - Welcome to Moscow. Transfer from airport to a hotel, yet to be advised.
Day 2 - Moscow - Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a city tour. Lunch followed by a visit to the Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world and a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art. Dinner
Day 3 - Moscow - Breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to Kolomenskoe to absorb. Lunch is followed by a shopping visit to Arbat Street, the oldest street in Moscow., before joining the Imperial Train for our departure to St Petersburg.
Day 4 - St Petersburg - Arriving in St. Petersburg we enjoy a Grand City Tour, featuring the 'Highlights of the Northern Venice' with a visit to Kazan Cathedral, St. Peter & Paul’s Fortress and Cathedral, St. Isaak Cathedral and a tour of Pushkin Town. Following lunch there is a tour to Tsarskoe Selo Summer residence and a visit to the Petrovskaya Akvatoria. Dinner is followed by a romantic night tour. Departure to Petrozavodsk.
Day 5 - Petrozavodsk - Arriving in Petrozavodsk, we have a tour of the village of Kinerma, followed by lunch. Then a city tour includes a visit to the museum of the fine arts of Karelia, followed by our departure to Murmansk, with dinner on board and a vodka tasting.
Day 6 - Murmansk - Breakfast on board as the train arrives in Murmansk. Transfer to the hotel (to be advised) and lunch which is followed by a sightseeing tour of the city including icebreaker “Lenin”, soldier memorial, sailor memorial and local bridges. Return to the hotel to prepare for the New Year Celebrations.
Dinner and Entertainment programme.
Day 7 - Murmansk - Late breakfast! There is a tour to Russia Father Frost House (photo with him), dog sledge, games and activities. Lunch with Father Frost. Free time and dinner later on.
Day 8 - onboard - Breakfast at the hotel before the departure to Vologda followed by time on the train, with various activities arranged or just quiet time.
Day 9 - Vologda - Breakfast and lunch on board before arrival in Vologda. New Year City Tour with a visit to the Kremlin and its territory. Dinner with the departure to Moscow.
Jan 4 Moscow - Arrival in Moscow and the end of the trip, with transfers to hotels or the airport
Dates and Prices 2021/2022
2021: 26 December - 04 January. 2022: 14 – 23 February 2022
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Silk Road, Moscow - Almaty
Moscow, visiting Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan
Day 1 - Moscow. Welcome to Moscow. Transfer from airport to the hotel. Accommodation in 5* hotel.
Day 2 - Moscow. Breakfast at the hotel followed by Grand City Tour. Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin. Walk along Arbat Street and visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations. Dinner in city restaurant. Accommodation in the 5* hotel.
Day 3 - Moscow. Breakfast at the hotel. Reception on board the Imperial Russia. Departure from Moscow.
Day 4 - Volgograd. Breakfast onboard. Arrival at Volgograd. Sightseeing tour 'Hero-city Volgograd' with a visit to the memorial complex 'To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad' at Mamayev Hill and all main sights. Lunch in city restaurant followed by a visit to the panoramic-museum 'The Battle of Stalingrad' and the legendary Pavlov´s house. Visit to the open-air exhibition 'Weapon of Victory'. This is one of the biggest WWII museums in the world with hundreds of unique exhibits, including Zaitsev's rifle and a huge panoramic canvas. Free time. Dinner in city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 5 - Astrakhan. Breakfast prior to arrival at Astrakhan. Sightseeing tour of the city, visiting attractions such as the Kremlin, St Vladimir´s Church, the Monastery of Annunciation, the Theater of Opera and Ballet, the monument to Peter the Great and the Arch of Triumph. Visit to a fish market. Lunch in city restaurant. Visit to a local sturgeon farm. Guides will tell you how the sturgeons are bred and how the black caviar is harvested. Dinner at the farm. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 6 - Onboard. Activities and meals onboard.
Day 7 - Urgench / Khiva. Breakfast before arrival in Uzbekistan. Arrival at Urgench. Transfer to Khiva. Caravans going to China from West to East start from Khiva, museum city under the sky. If you ever dreamed of being in a Eastern fairy tale, then your dreams have come true. City tour in Khiva: Itchan-Kala architectural complex (XII- XIX), Ata Darvaza Gates, Said Alautdin Mausoleum, Muhammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Kunya-Ark Castle (XIV- XVI), Juma Mosque (X) and other Khiva tourist sights. Lunch in the National House. Continuation of the walking tour: Ak Mosque, Palvana Darvoza Gates, Tash-Hovli Palace (XIX), Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum (XIV-XVIII), Allahkuli Khan Madrassah, Islam Hodja Residence. Narrow streets, carved “ayvans” veranda and doors, majestic minarets and mausoleums, heritage and arts –all kept with care in this city as great treasure. Dinner in a city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 8 - Konye - Urgench Darwaza gas crater. Breakfast onboard. Welcome to Turkmenistan. Arrival to Dashoguz station. Transfer to Konye-Urgench (XII-XIV), one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dotted with architectural masterpieces that include a minaret, which is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Transfer back to Dashoguz and departure. Lunch onboard. Arrival to Ichoguz station. Transfer to Darwaza gas crater. The huge crater in the middle of desert is called “Door to hell”. Barbecue dinner with local wines and vodka tasting. Excursion around the crater. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 9 - Ashgabat. Breakfast onboard. Arrival in Ashgabat. Sightseeing tour of the city, including Turkmenbasy Ruhy Mosque and 1st President Mausoleum, Nisa – the residence of the Parthian Kings (one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Halk Hakydasy Memorial Complex, Monument of Neutrality. Lunch in a city restaurant. Visit to the National History Museum, Ashgabat Hippodrome, Seyit Jemaletdin Mosque ruins, Turkmen carpet museum. Visit to the city fruit and vegetable market. Night Ashgabat tour. Dinner in a city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 10 - Merv. Breakfast onboard. Arrival to Mary station. Transfer to Old Merv for excursion. Merv is one of the oldest and best-preserved oasis-cities along the Silk Road in Central Asia with a variety of monuments surviving the ravages of time and attracting archaeologists and tourists alike. Transfer back for lunch in the National House. Transfer to Mary´s local museum of history. Mary´s sightseeing tour visiting the old church of Alexander Pokrovsky, the city market and the trade center. Dinner in the city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure.
Day 11 - Bukhara. Breakfast onboard. Arrival in Bukhara. City tour in Bukhara: Ismael Samani Mausoleum (the tomb of representatives of Samanids’ dinasty at the end of IX - beginning of X), Bolo-Hauz Mosque (beginning of XX), Citadel Ark (IV) – a city in the city, Poi Kalon Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great), religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of Minaret Kalon (XII), Kalyan Mosque (XII), Miri Arab Madrassah (XVI), Ulugbek’s Madrassah (1417), Madrassah Nodir Divanbeghi, Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble (dated XIV-XVII centuries). Lunch in a city restaurant. Free time: we advise you to visit Bukhara Dome Bazaars (dated 15-16 centuries): Toki Saraffon (the Dome of Moneychangers), Toki-Telpak Furushon (the Dome of Cap makers), Toki Zargaron (the Dome of jewellers) and Tim Abdullakhan (the Center of silk). Transfer to the train and departure with dinner onboard.
Day 12 - Samarkand. Breakfast onboard. Arrival in Samarkand. Long ago the cities of Uzbekistan were trading centers along the Great Silk Road, but Samarkand was always located on the crossroads. Roads to West to Europe, roads to the East to China and roads to the South to India all crossed in Samarkand. Alexander Makedonsky and Genghis Khan were the conquerors whose names were closely related to the history of the town, and the famous general Amir Timur turned Samarkand into the capital of his empire. Full day city tour in Samarkand: the Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane's Tomb (XIV-XV), a visit to the morning East Siab Bazaar, Registan Square - Madrassah Ulugbek (XV), Madrassah Shir-Dor (XVII), Madrassah Tillya-Kori (XVII), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV), the Architectural Complex Shakh-i-Zinda (dated XI-XV century), Ulugh Beg observatory During the excursion - lunch in a city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure with dinner onboard.
Day 13 Tashkent. Breakfast onboard. Arrival in Tashkent, which is more than 2000 years old. During these years from a small village, it has become one of the biggest cities of Uzbekistan. Being the capital, Tashkent is a big metropolis with population over 2,5 million people. City tour: excursion through old part of the city. Visiting the religious complex Khasti Imam: consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV century), Barak Khan Madrassah (XVI centure), Muy-Mubarak Mosque – the storehouse of the well- known Koran of Khalif Osman and the gold hair of the prophet Muhammad; the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, and Chorsu Bazaar. During the excursion - lunch in a city restaurant. Transfer to the train and departure with dinner onboard.
Day 14 Turkestan. Breakfast onboard. Welcome to Kazahstan. Arrival in Turkestan, which was founded around 500 AD at the crossroads of caravan routes from Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in northern Kazakhstan. The city was known as the spiritual and political center of the Turkic-speaking people in the XVI-XVIII centuries and was the capital of the Kazakh Khanate. Drive to Sauran city. Sauran was functioning in XIII – XVIII centuries, and it was one of the most powerful Turkestan castles. In the middle of the XIII century the city was the capital of Ak Orda. It is located 40 km to the North –West of Turkestan. Walk to the historical monuments of the old Sauran.
After lunch - transfer to the Mausoleum complex of Khoja Akhmet Yassawy. Then visit Hodzha Ahmed YASSAVI mausoleum complex (XIVс ), historical-cultural reserve- museum Aziret-Sultan, Darvaza (gates) of 18 - 19th centuries, Esim Кhan mausoleum (16th century), Rabiga Sultan Begim mausoleum (end of the 15th century), Akhmed Yassawi khanaka-mausoleum (12 - 14th centuries), "Zhuma" mosque (1878), underground mosque Khilvat (12 - 15th centuries), oriental baths (16 - 18th centuries), Big khilvet (12th century), Chillyakhana (14th century), the archeological site of ancient settlement Kultobe (14th century). Transfer to the train and departure with dinner onboard.
Day 15 - Almaty. Breakfast onboard. Arrival in Almaty where your luggage will be delivered to the hotel. Lunch in a city restaurant. City tour: Panfilov Park, named after the 28 Panfilov guards from Almaty, who died heroically defending Moscow against the Nazi invasion in 1941, the world’s most elevated wooden church Zenkov Cathedral. Passing the modern highlights of the city: the futuristic and busy Al Farabey street, the Presidential Palace, the Monument of Independence. Dinner in a local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel 5*.
Day 16 Almaty. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Green Bazaar and then to The State Museum, the largest museum in Kazakhstan, and one of the largest museums in Central Asia. The museum houses are the most significant collection of Kazakh historical, archaeological, and modern cultural and political artifacts. Lunch in a city restaurant. Drive to The Big Almaty Lake – the main storehouse of fresh water in Almaty city – which is located in gorge of river Big Almatinka and is considered to be the highlight of the Trans- Ili Alatau, rising to 2510 meters above sea level and within the Ili Alatau-National Park. Due to the height, in summer the lake water temperature does not exceed 8°.
On the way back from The Big Almaty Lake the tour continues to a Falconry farm “Sunkar” (17 km from The Lake). The “Sunkar” (Falcon) is the first Falconry Centre in Kazakhstan. It was established in 1989 for the purpose of breeding rare and endangered species of birds of prey and their reintroduction into the wild, primarily listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. The guests will get a lot of information about the history of falconry, the biological features and the way of life of birds of prey. Dinner at the Kok-Tobe. Enjoy dinner with a show. Accommodation in the hotel 5*.
Day 17 Almaty. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of tour.
Dates and Prices 2021
Moscow to Almaty 2021: 30 September - 16 October
Prices quoted are ex Club Discount
Imperial Russia General Information
Included: Hotels where appropriate. Met at airport by a tour guide. Transfers – from airport to hotel and return to airport. Porterage between hotels and stations. Luggage service at stations. Excursions with guides catering for each language. Tour director (English speaking). Doctor on board. Tea/coffee throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Towels, bathrobe and slippers available onboard the train.
Excluded: Meals on the day of arrival and departure; drinks ordered in the bar car.
Luggage: There is limited storage space inside the cabin for luggage storage. Soft-topped luggage is easier to store. Clients can have assistance to store their luggage.
Gratuities: Tipping is at your discretion. There is no recommendation, however 20-25 USD per person for a whole trip is fine. Guide lines for local tour guides is 4-5 USD per person per day for a whole day tour, half for a half day tour
Dress Code: During the day, dress is casual both on and off the train. In the evening we suggest smart casual.
Laundry: This can be done for about EURO 5 per piece.
Visas: These are not included. Please take into consideration the time needed to obtain visas and the number required depending on which countries the train passes through. Single entry tourist visa support letters for Russia, Mongolia and China are provided. Russian Railway Tours / Luxury Train Club is not responsible for passengers who have incorrect or expired visas.
Changes: Tours may be subject to change.
Insurance: Requirement of medical and travel insurance for the whole duration of the Tour.
Vaccinations: Please consult your doctor for specific health advice, due to the different countries in this Tour.
Unforeseen events/changes: itineraries, routes and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.
Coronavirus Notice: Go here for general travel and health advice from governments, WHO and other organisations.
Photos and Train Layout: Photos are illustrative. For operational reasons, Imperial Russia cars used may be different from those shown in photos on this web page. In order to run with smaller groups, Imperial Russia cars may be attached to (but inaccessible from) regular scheduled trains.
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