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Eastward - (West to East) - Moscow TO Beijing

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Easttward - West to East      
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A journey on the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad is one of the last great travel adventures in our world. Set this dream of a lifetime on the tracks with this Private Train
and experience Russia, Mongolia and China in a safe, very comfortable style

Some feed back received October 2012

Hi Brent We are at the end of our journey in Edinburgh we trained it all the way from Beijing to here except we flew from Helsinki to London.
10000 kms It was the greatest experience and a wonderful time,
the two Mrs Sheridan turned out to be (Miss sisters .) and we teamed up and all looked after each other.
The St Petersburg extension was well worth while as we saw Swan Lake at the Hermitage theatre and our guide Lucy was spectacular !!!
Thanks for all your help and I would recommend this trip to every one I know.
Best Regards Keith. ,

Highlights of the tour Cabin Styles and Plans
  • Train ride on the otherwise closed route of the Transsiberian Railroad along Lake Baikal with 2 extensive photo stops
  • 40 hours at Lake Baikal
  • Your Private Train: safe, clean and comfortable
  • Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • Modern History: Tiananmen Square
  • Authentic: Mongolian horse show
  • Boat ride on Lake Baikal
  • Pristine: typical Siberian villages
  • Ulan Bator, Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg and Kazan
  • Moscow, Russia’s proud new capital
  • Glorious: Icons and Cathedrals
  • Entertaining and informative: Daily lectures about countries, people and cultures
  • Traditional: greeting with bread, salt and balalaika
  • For connoisseurs: vodka and caviar tasting

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Excursions and special inclusions

– Visit to the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square
– Visit to the Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs
– Visit to the Forbidden City

– Visit to the local market

Ulan Bator
– Visit to the Choijin-Lama temple
– Tour of the Gandan Monastery
– Visit to the hills of Mongolia including horse-riding demonstration

Lake Baikal
– Follow the ancient tracks along the shores of Lake Baikal, including village visit
– Boat trip on Lake Baikal

Ulan Ude
– City tour

– City tour with visit to the market hall
– Visit to open-air museum

– City tour and traditional welcome with bread and salt

– City tour with visit to the Church of the Ascension

- City tour

– City tour including guided visit of the Kremlin

– Kremlin
– Night tour
– Tour of the subway
– City tour including Church of the Redeemer

Culinary Specialties
– Peking Duck
– Caviar and vodka tasting
– Picnic on Lake Baikal
– Tsar’s feast

We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, changes are sometimes unavoidable.

Prices include: train and hotel accommodation, excursions, meals & transfers according to the itinerary

Not included: flights, fees for visa, tips and own expenses.

Our service––Your benefit

- More than 30,000 satisfied guests have travelled Europe's most experienced Tour Operator on the Transsiberian Railroad with the know-how from over 25 years of operating tours in Russia and on the Transsiberian.

- The only Private Train on the Transsiberian awarded the TÜV quality seal of the official German technical inspection authority (constantly monitoring service quality).

- Obtain insights into Russian, Mongolian and Chinese culture––in just one epic journey.

- Dine in our lovingly designed restaurant wagons and enjoy finest local cuisine and drinks served by courteous waiters.

- 42 meals included during the tour according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

- More than 20 excursions and performances included as well as all entrance fees

- Professional threefold tour guide-system: Knowledgeable and dedicated tour director, a competent group guide (max. 26 guests per group guide) as well as local guides, all equipped with expert knowledge of the region.

- Individual special requests possible: Access to forbidden zones and extra opening hours.

- Alternating overnights in your train compartment and in first class and standard hotels.

- - Choose from 6 different compartment categories on Tsar’s Gold: Standard (4-bed berth); Standard Plus (2-bed berth) – Classic and Superior (Superior Cat 2 is newly renovated); Nostalgic Comfort (these newly built cars are nostalgically furnished in the Soviet Government Train style of the 50’s); Bolshoi (2-bed berth with en-suite facilities) and Bolshoi Platinum (even larger than Bolshoi cabins also featuring a full shower cabin)

- Travel with guaranteed accommodation in the category booked onboard the Private Train from Erlian to Moscow; single accommodation is possible.

- From Erlin to Beijing (about 16 hours) accommodation in comfortable sleeping quarters (the Chinese train does not carry sleeping cars of the Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi category; single and double accommodation aren’t guaranteed except for categories Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi / Bolshoi Platinum).

- Extensive trip on the ancient rail lines of the Transsiberian Railway directly on the banks of Lake Baikal with photo stop.

- Two overnights in Beijing and one night in Moscow in first class hotels (4 star level) – Bolshoi/BP guests reside in deluxe rooms or suites of the group hotels where as Non-Bolshoi guests in cat 1-3 sleep in standard rooms (Bolshoi and Non-Bolshoi guests stay at the same hotels).

- One overnight each at centrally located standard hotels (3 star level) in Ulan Bator and Irkutsk – Bolshoi/BP guests reside in deluxe rooms or suites of standard hotels.

- Hotel property selection is subject to change; exact name of final hotel property will be announced prior to departure with final train pre-departure information.

- All transfers at your travel destinations (on arrival and departure day only during specific times).

- Luggage service at all train stations.

- Detailed travel documents, travel guides and personal log book.

- On-board programmes: Entertaining lectures on local culture, history and everyday life.

- Caviar and vodka tasting on board the train.

- Doctor on board (from the Chinese border to Moscow).

- Showers on board.

- Traditional Russian welcoming ceremony with bread, salt and Balalaika music.

- Special Peking Duck dinner at one of Beijing’s leading theme restaurants.

Price: Prices are for 2018 AND 2019.

Cabin Type
US$ per person

US$ per person
Category I Standard US$5180 US$5590
Surcharge per person for 3 to occupy cabin US$1350 US$1460
Category II Classic US$7780 US$8400
Single use supplement US$3120 US$3370
Category II Superior US$8170  
Category II Superior Plus US$8730  
Single use II Superior & Superior plus US$3480  
Category III Nostalgic Comfort US$10490 US$11330
Single use supplement US$5330 US$5760
Category IV Bolshoi US$13700 US$14660
Single use supplement US$6780 US$7250
Category V Bolshoi Platinum US$16100 US$17230
Single use supplement US$7860 US$8410
Single use of hotel nights Cat 1 only US790 US$850
  Reduction for May Departures US$200 Reduction for May Departures US$200
Conversions to Australian dollars done at the exchange rate when final invoice is issued.    

Extra Inclusions from Passport Travel (

Arrival transfer at Beijing, or Moscow included no matter what time of arrival at airport.
Arriving to Beijing - complimentary extra night at hotel.
10% discount on any of our set extension tours onward to, or arriving from St Petersburg

Video Summary of the train journey.
Note this has an American accented narrator and you here German being spoken on the journey as it was an exclusive German tour group.

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Part 2

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