Cabin Types on Private Trans Siberian Tsars Gold

Choose from 6 different cabin types, according to your personal requirements, and dine in our beautiful restaurant waggons. Enjoy fine cuisine and drinks. The restaurant car also serves as a bar waggon, so before and after meals you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and have a nice conversation with fellow travellers as you collect unique impressions.

Between Moscow and the Chinese-Mongolian border in Erlian (and vice versa) your Private Train offers five different compartment categories ranging from the the budget-minded category I with shared facilities to the best possible comfort available on the Transsiberian with private facilities: category V. No matter which compartment type you choose, all of them are about twice as large as typical European sleeping car compartments.


Category V 'Bolshoi Platinum" Night layout Category V 'Bolshoi Platinum' Day layout.
The Bolshoi Platinum compartment provides 7.15 m² (almost 77 sq. ft.) of space, more than the Bolshoi compartment. The lower bed measures 120 × 184 cm / ca. 47.2 × 72.4 in., the upper 82 × 174 cm / ca. 32.3 × 68.5 in. Each compartment has a spacious clothes closet and its own toilet and a separate shower cabin. This category of wagon offering the highest level of comfort available on the Trans-Siberian Railway. There are only five compartments offering space for a maximum of just 10 guests. In Moscow and Beijing guests in this category reside in 5-star hotels and are attended to in groups of no more than 12 travellers by an individual tour guides.  
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Category IV 'Bolshoi' Night layout. Category IV 'Bolshoi' Day layout.
The BOLSHOI CATEGORY (IV) is equipped with two beds, one of which measures 1,10 m x 1,90 m, even providing room for two people if required. Furthermore, the 5,57 m² large compartments offer a cosy seating bench, a commodious table and a wardrobe. The compartment’s exclusive en suite bathroom does not only contain a washing basin, WC and shower, but also enough storage space for your personal belongings. Each car of the Bolshoi category has only six compartments.

Measurments:

Compartment height: 255 cm
Compartment depth: 205 cm
Compartment width: 269 cm

Bed 1 length: 187 cm
Bed 1 width: 110 cm
Bed 2 length: 176 cm
Bed 2 width: 80 cm

Small wardrobe: width 35 cm; height 46 cm; depth 85 cm
Larger wardrobe: width 35 cm: height 158 cm; depth 85 cm

Luggage storage above the door: width 118 cm; heigth 22 cm; depth 207 cm

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Category III "Nostalgic Comfort" Night layout Category III "Nostalgic Comfort" Day layout
If you want to travel like the Tsars of old, the NOSTALGIC COMFORT CATEGORY (III) is a must. The newly built cars of our Category III are nostalgically furnished, but also provided with modern amenities. You’ll be travelling in an ambiance, former Soviet leaders would have felt at home with – although with the comforts of the 21st century. Each of these rolling hotel rooms offers two large berths (app. 80 × 185 cm) and an armchair for an especially comfortable view of the changing landscapes. Two compartments share one bathroom (with small shower and handbasin), interconencting between two compartments. Toilets are at the end of each carriage.

Measurements:

Bed length: 187 cm
Bed width: 80 cm

Luggage storrage above the door (no storrage available under beds): width 160 cm; height 30 cm; depth 60 cm

corridor's width 85cm
corridor's height 207 cm

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Category II "Superior and Classic" 2 berth. Layout day and night. Category I: "Standard Classic". 4 berth Layout day and night.

Category II - Classic

There are 9 compartments per carriage. A compartment is shared by two guests. Berths are sized app. 70 × 190 cm and arranged facing each other. There is also a table under the window. Combined toilet/lavatory compartments are located at each end of this category’s cars. There is no shower attached to the cabin. There are 2 showers to share with the 5 carriages in this catagory.

Measurements:
Compartment height: 255 cm
Compartment depth: 190 cm
Compartment width: 255 cm

Bed length: 190 cm
Bed width: 70 cm
Space between the beds: 42 cm

Luggage storage under beds: height 36 cm; width 47 cm; depth 95 cm
Luggage storage above door: height 32 cm; width 159 cm; depth 68 cm

Category II – Superior

The newly refurbished Category II Superior now present interiors in a nostalgic look. The compartments have two lower beds, one on each side of the compartment and measuring 67 cm x 187 cm / 26.5 × 73.6 in.
The nine compartments in a wagon share two combination wash and toilet facilities located at each end. Depending on the train configuration, a shower facility is shared by guests from two to four sleeping cars. The sanitary facilities were also modernised as part of the refurbishment, with the wagons now outfitted with the practical vacuum toilets, which are preferable both for the user and the environment.

There are 9 compartments per carriage each accommodating 4 guests. Left and right, there are 2 berths in a bunk style - one up, one down. Between the lower two beds there is a table. Combined toilet and handbasin compartments are located at each end of the car. No showers attached to the cabin, but there are 2 showers that can be shared by all who occupy this class of cabin.

Measurements:
Compartment height: 255 cm
Compartment depth: 190 cm
Compartment width: 255 cm

Bed length: 190 cm
Bed width: 70 cm
Space between the beds: 42 cm

Luggage storage under beds: height 36 cm; width 47 cm; depth 95 cm
Luggage storage above door: height 32 cm; width 159 cm; depth 68 cm

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Chinese Train Connection between Mongolian border and Bejing.

This train whilst the best available in China, is not to the same level as the Tsars Gold. The Tsars Gold train comes to the Mongolia railway station at the border and guests who have come on the West to East (Moscow to Beijing) departure transfer across the border to meet the Chinese train which has just delivered the passengers who have just started their Eate to West (Beijing to Moscow) journey. You are shuttled from each station to the immigration control building by bus. Time is available to explore both sides border towns.

Why deosn't the Tsars Gold train make the complete journey between the border and Bejing? The biggest reason is that there is a difference in rail guage between Mongolia and China! If they were to make the complete journey the whole train has to have the wheel units changed at the special border area (which does this for the public trains), but this takes a LONG time (4+ hours) and costs a significant amount of money. In addition, the time the Tsars Gold train is emplty allows for a very efficient clean up for the new guests.

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Catagory II - Classic and Catagory II - Superior
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