Private Train | Tsar's Gold Trans Siberian Journey |
Eastward - (West to East) - Moscow To Vladivostok

From the walls of the Kremlin to the Russian Pacific Coast

Departures - Set date fully escorted:

Easttward - West to East
And East to West
No:   2018
Vladivostok to Moscow P7   28 Jul to 12 Aug
Note: All tours are in English.      

Some recent feed back
.From: Kevin Lundie
Date: 17 October
To: Helen Fuge
Subject: Re: Private Trans Siberian

Dear Helen
Just an update on our Trans-Mongolian-Siberian train journey. We had an add on Baltic/Iceland /Ireland cruise and have just returned home. We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your company for the opportunity to share in such a wonderful experience. Truly a journey of a lifetime. We have done a fair amount of travel but that train trip was something very special.
Thanks once again
Kind regards
Kevin & Kay

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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.

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Here is an alternative itinerary for those that want to travel the traditional Trans Siberian route from Moscow to Vladivostok. You travel between Moscow and Ulan Ude on the Private Czars Gold train. You then continue to Vladovostok using the scheduled train, but fully escorted and with all inclusive sightseeing, hotel accommodation at stops and meals.

Day 1

Welcome to Moscow.

After arrival in Moscow, you are met and transfered to your hotel. To have this included transfer you must arrive between 1300pm and 1600pm. Transfers out side this time range will incur a surcharge. The Russian capital offers wonderful illuminations at night on your "Moscow by Night" city lights tour. Afterwards you can stroll across the famous Red Square with your tour guides and experience Moscow’s Metro stations in all their splendour and beauty. (D)

NOTE: If this is your first (and possibly only) time to Moscow we can oragnise extra time before this formal part of the tour starts. If yuo wish to preceed the train tour with both St Peteraburg and more time in Moscow it can be arranged.

Day 2

Sightseeing Moscow

Your grand city tour starts in the morning with the Kremlin, including one of the magnificent cathedrals still left from the time of the Tsars. Towards evening, your private train departs on the its first leg of tis most famous train route. (BLD)

Day 3


Morning arrival to Kazan, ancient capital of the Tartars, where you visit the city’s Kremlin. Crammed with history you will learn more of the Tatar, Cossak and Russian histories. Your Private Train resumes its journey in the evening. (BLD)

Day 4


In the afternoon a stop is made at Ekaterinburg for a short tour of the city centre which was restored in 2009. During the city tour you will see the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial to the historical events surrounding the last Tzar and his family. Reboard your train and your journey continues across the vast steppes of Western Siberia continues. (BLD)

Day 5


You reach Novosibirsk the heart of Siberia, where you will be welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. Your city tour includes a visit of the Transsiberian monument, the world reknown Opera House and the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its journey eastwards.  (BLD)

Day 6

Across Siberia

Your Private Train, by now your second home, proceeds over the Yenisei River through Siberia. The on-board restaurant cooks once again demonstrate their skills with the speciality meal, "Tsar’s Feast". Enjoy Russian hospitality during the vodka and caviar tasting while passing impressive landscapes. (BLD)

Day 7


Today the train arrives at Irkutsk, capital of Eastern Siberia. During a city tour you will see beautiful Siberian wooden houses in the older central suburbs, the new statue of Alexander III and the fabulous Decembrist Musuem. After viewing the exhibits there will be an exclusive musical performance inside the one of the museum rooms. There may also be time for a visit to the lively market hall. After lunch, you undertake an excursion to the open-air ethographical museum and its stunning colelction of traditional Siberian beuildings and folk craft. Spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Irkutsk. (BLD)

Day 8

Lake Baikal

The entire day is dedicated to Lake Baikal. Before noon you will arrive (by bus and local ferry) at the old station of Port Baikal, located directly on the shore, where your private train awaits. During two long photo stops on the historical tracks running parallel to the shore you will have the chance to capture the beauty of the lake on film and explore the wonderful scenery as the train travels the lengendary 'Circumbaikal Railway' section. Take a moment to have a dip in the lake or visit a picturesque Baikal village. You will also enjoy a short boat ride on the lake. If the weather is warm, your dinner will be served as a picnic on the shores of the spectacular lake before re-boarding the train. Next stop: Irkutsk. (BLD)

After travelling with your private train to Lake Baikal and on to Ulan Ude, you continue with this alternative route to Vladivostok and cover the entire length of this legendary railway using standard train carriages. This sector is fully escourted.

Day 9

From Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude

The journey continues along the seemingly endless shore of Lake Baikal and then into the wild, lonely mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia. After arriving in Ulan-Ude you will be transferred to a standard category hotel. A visit to the Old Believer Colony will introduce you to these local customs. Your group leaves the Tzars Gold private train at this point and continue with the special gorup to Vladivostok using the standard train, but with the high standard group arrangements you have been used to from Moscow. (BLD)

Day 10

Ulan Ude and the Dazan Monastry

Today your excursion takes you to the Dazan monastery. This is the largest and most important traditional Buddhist monastery in Russia. You will also have an opportunity to try out Mongolian cuisine in a Buryat yurt. (BLD)

Day 11

On Trans Siberian rail route

After breakfast we head to the train station, and then head east, crossing the most fertile countryside east of Lake Baikal, through Chita, where the the Transmanchurian Railway joins, the junction to the Baikal-Amur-Magistrale, the former penal colony of Svobodny, and Birobidzhan. ( BLD)

Day 12

On Trans Siberian rail route ( BLD)

Day 13


This afternoon you will arrive in Khabarovsk. During the guided bus tour of the city you will visit the Regional Museum, as well as the bluff over the Amur River with its wide sandy beaches and view into China. A small boat ride on the Amur River follows. You’ll spend the night at a hotel in Khabarovsk. (BLD)

Day 14

Khabarovsk - Valdivostok

After breakfast you willl make an excursion to Khechzyr, an extraordinary natural preserve, that provides an opportunity to hike through the taiga along the shores of the Amur river. The train will head towards Vladivostok in the early evening. (BLD)

Day 15


In the morning you will arrive in Vladivostok. A guided bus tour of the city will include the Submarine Museum as well as the picturesque train station, home to the founding memorial of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In the afternoon you will take a boat excursion around Russia’s largest Pacific port. Overnight at your premium hotel. (BLD)

Day 16

End of tour

Transfer to airport for your deparure flight, or extend your stay in Vladivostok.

St Petersburg Extension

We can organise extra days for you to explore St Petersburg.

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