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Tsars Gold Trans-Siberian China, Mongolia, Russia

Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi Platinum by day 
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi Platinum
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi Platinum
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi Platinum
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Lake Baikal
Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Trans-Siberian

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Fay says, "The Club is delighted to add the Tsar's Gold to our collection of Trans-Siberian adventures. Featuring spacious compartments with private bathrooms, excellent service and exciting excursions, Tsar's Gold is a worthy companion to both the Golden Eagle and The Imperial Russia."

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian

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Category V – Bolshoi Platinum. This compartment measures 7.15 m² / 77 sq. ft. The lower bed is 120×184 cm / 47.2×72.4 ins, the upper bed 82×174 cm / 32.3×68.5 ins. There is spacious clothes storage and own lavatory outfitted with a separate shower cabin.

This category has the highest level of comfort available on the Trans-Siberian Railway; it is the same as Golden Eagle’s Gold Class and Imperial Russia’s VIP cabin. Only the Golden Eagle's Imperial Suites and private rail cars exceed Platinum / Gold / VIP. There are only 5 suites per carriage (10 passengers).

Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi Platinum carriage

Category IV – Bolshoi. This compartment is 5.57 m² / 60 sq. ft. It has bunk beds (Pullman style); the lower bed is 110×187 cm / 43.3×73.6 in., the upper bed 80× 176 cms / 31.5×69.3 in. This compartment also offers comfortable seating, a generous-sized table and a small clothes cupboard. The Bolshoi category has its own bathroom equipped with a toilet, wash basin and integrated shower. There are just 6 compartments.

Tsars Gold Luxury Train Club Bolshoi compartment

Dining Cars. There are 4 dining cars, one with a bar service available.

Itineraries, Prices & Dates 2021/2022


Moscow, Lake Baikal, Beijing and reverse

Reverse itinerary - Beijing to Moscow - is here

Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian Express Moscow - Beijing

Day 1. Welcome to Moscow. Following being met at the airport and transferred to the InterContinental Tverskaya hotel (or similar), join the guided “City of Lights” tour of Moscow, a metropolitan city that is on a par with Paris and Madrid. Stroll across the famous Red Square, followed by a short trip on the underground to view several of Moscow’s particularly beautiful metro stations, before dinner.

Day 2. Moscow. After breakfast there is a tour of Moscow, including the imposing grounds of the Kremlin and its magnificent cathedral from tsarist times. Later join the train and settle into you cabin before departure and dinner on board.

Day 3. Kazan. A morning arrival in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, allows one a tour of the Kazan Kremlin with its wonderful panoramic view over the Volga. Learn here about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tartars, the Cossacks and the Russians. Train resumes its journey eastwards in the evening.

Day 4. Yekaterinburg. Around noon the train arrives in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. Visit both the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, built in commemoration of the murders, and the city centre. Back on board the journey continues through the vast steppes of western Siberia.

Day 5. Novosibirsk. Arrival in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, allows one to experience the traditional Russian welcome with bread and salt. A city tour allows one to experience the most Soviet of all cities, along with the enormous Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River.

Day 6. Trans-Siberia. Crossing the wide Yenisei River and travelling through Siberia, one can indulge in Russian specialties within a “tsar’s feast”. Vodka tasting accompanied by Russian snacks entertain one as the train passes by villages with their typical wooden houses and through birch forests set against a background of impressive mountainscapes.

Day 7. Irkutsk. Upon arrival in Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times, there is a city tour where one sees the picturesque Siberian wooden houses and a memorial to Tsar Alexander III (the initiator of the Tran-Siberian Railway). After lunch visit the open-air museum that focuses on life and work in historical Siberia. Rejoin the train.

Day 8. Lake Baikal. A bus takes us to Listvyanka, a Siberian village on the shores of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of non-frozen freshwater in the world. Take a boat trip across the lake’s deep waters to Port Baikal, to rejoin the train which then takes several hours travelling alongside Lake Baikal, on the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. A stop for several hours at a particularly scenic spot allows one to enjoy the majestic calm of this unique natural wonder. Dinner is served as a picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal, weather permitting. Return to the train for the night as it remains beside the Lake

Day 9. Ulan Ude to Mongolia. The next morning the journey continues along the banks of the seemingly endless Lake Baikal, then through the splendid Selenga Valley and into the wild solitude of eastern Siberia’s mountainous steppes. A tour of Ulan Ude. Border formalities at the Russian-Mongolian border are carried out on board.

Day 10. Ulan Bator. Travelling through central Mongolia’s spectacular scenery, set in a mountain landscape dotted with colourful yurt camps and inhabited by solitary riders on horseback, the train arrives in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. (Large luggage is left safely in your compartment). A city tour takes one to the impressive Gandan Buddhist Monastery and the odd Choijin Lama Temple, among other things. Beer gardens are very popular in Mongolia as you will discover in the evening. Afterwards there is a unique chance to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, national costumes, and dances (tickets are €14/ $ 15, to be paid on site). Transfer to the Ramada hotel or similar.

On request, alternative lodging in a yurt in the beautiful landscape of the Mongolian Alps can be arranged. This is a rare experience.

Day 11. Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps. After breakfast take a bus to Terelj National Park, east of Ulan Bator. Here are the nomadic herdsmen’s exotic settlements of traditional tents, horse herds and scraggly yaks, a type of wild Tibetan cattle. There is a Mongolian horse-riding demonstration and a picnic lunch served in these splendid surroundings. In the evening you continue on aboard your train towards China.

Day 12. Crossing the Gobi Desert. Upon arrival around noon at the Mongolian-Chinese border, you transfer to the chartered Chinese train. The Chinese train does not include wagons in the Nostalgic Comfort or Bolshoi categories.

Day 13. Beijing. The hustle and bustle of Beijing greets you as you transfer to your hotel. Free time.

Day 14. Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. A guided tour takes you to Beijing’s most beautiful and important sights, including the photogenic Temple of Heaven with its park, the huge Tiananmen Square, some of the city’s contemporary architectural achievements, such as the new “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium and several futuristic sky scrapers. In the afternoon, you are able to enter the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace.

Day 15. The Great Wall of China and Peking Duck. The guided tour today takes you to the Great Wall, the eighth wonder of the world. The giant wall extends for more than 6000 km through the countryside. On the way you visit a pearl cultivation farm and the Ming Tombs, the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors, with its impressive Spirit Way. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner of world-renowned Peking Duck.

Day 16. Departure from Beijing for home. After breakfast, transfers to the airport.

Dates and Prices 2021/2022

Moscow to Beijing (16 days): 2021: August 19. September 11

Beijing to Moscow (15 days): 2021: August 1,27. September 19

2021: Price per person, ex Club discountMoscow to BeijingBeijing to Moscow
IV Bolshoi€12,880€12,670
Single supplement€7,530€7,520
V Bolshoi Platinum€15,100€14,870
Single supplement€8,670€8,560

Moscow to Beijing (16 days): 2022: May 7*. June 4,30. July 25*. August 18. September 10

Beijing to Moscow (15 days): 2022: May 15*. June 12. July 8*,31. August 26. September 18

2022: Price per person, ex Club discountMoscow to BeijingBeijing to Moscow
IV Bolshoi€13,230€13,050
Single supplement€7,530€7,420
V Bolshoi Platinum€15,500€15,320
Single supplement€8,670€8,560

*May/July - Reduction of €180. Prices exclude Club Discount


Moscow, Suzdal, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude, Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps

13 days / 12 nights.

This journey includes history and breathtaking scenery. Experience the magic of Siberia with a 13-day private train journey through Russia and Mongolia with possible three-day extension to China. A true winter’s tale for all who crave a real Siberian adventure. Go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride; stroll through a snow forest in the winter morning sun; absorb the beauty of one of the loveliest cities in Russia, Suzdal, and even get the chance to sleep in a Mongolian tent! Please ask for more details.

Hotels planned:

Moscow: 1 night, Hotel Intercontinental Tverskaya (or similar)
Irkutsk: 1 night, Hotel Irkutsk (or similar)
Ulan Bator: 2 nights, Hotel Bayangol (or similar)

Dates and Prices 2022

Moscow to Ulan Bator 2022: February 12-24.

IV Bolshoi € 9,140 / V Bolshoi Platinum € 11,210. Per person

Prices exclude Club Discount

General Information

Included: all tours as mentioned in the itinerary along with entrance fees; all meals except for dinner on days 13/14 in China; hotels as mentioned; transfers as mentioned; tour guides and directors; a physician between Moscow and the Chinese border; porterage between the hotels and stations, à la carte on board the train, bottled water every day in the compartment, one alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included for meals on board the train

Excluded: visa fees; gratuities; international flights; personal expenses; additional beverages.

Passports: These must have 6 months' validity

Visas: these are required. Please take into consideration the time needed to obtain visas and the number required depending on which countries the train passes through. Visas can be obtained through the train for a fee. Please contact your embassy.

Insurance: travel/medical insurance is required before travel and documentation shown.

Dress code: during the day, dress is casual both on and off the train. In the evening we suggest smart casual.

Tour participants: the tour requires a minimum of 120 passengers to operate. Itinerary may be subject to slight modifications.

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.

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