Operating Dates
1st January - 31st December

Golden Eagle

Journey Information

Running Dates Desc: All year

Class: Premier Dining, Luxury Day and Night

Food: Dining on board

Locomotives: Steam Engine, Diesel Engine

Stations: St Petersburg Moscow, Moscow Leningradsky, Murmansk, Arkhangel, Veliky Ustyug, Vladimir

CLICK HERE FOR UP-TO-DATE PRICES AND DEPARTURES

This fabulous train is an hotel on wheels and the only fully en-suite train in Russia and central Asia.  The Golden Eagle’s rail cruises allow one to travel in splendour amidst opulent décor. The panoramic windows ensure the best views of the passing countryside, whilst enjoying delicious cuisine.

The drama that is created by sitting in beautiful surroundings, listening to a pianist playing Tchaikovsky whilst watching the gradually changing scenery could only be Russian.  From the climb through the Ural mountains (the boundary between Europe and Asia), to the wide open steppes and broad rivers, travelling on the Trans-Siberian is the best way to absorb the vastness and grandeur of the world’s largest country.

Incorporating some of the world’s greatest railway journeys, the Golden Eagle travels through Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and more.  The  tours vary, some taking  a leisurely two weeks for the journey, making sure you have plenty of time to take in and enjoy these voyages of a lifetime.

There are a number of journeys, and we have listed one as an example.  Please contact us for more information.

ACCOMMODATION

Cabins

Imperial Suites

The Imperial Suites are the most spacious cabins available onboard the Golden Eagle.

Imperial Suites

They benefit from their own large and luxurious fixed King Size bed as well as a dedicated sitting area with dressing table.

Suite facilities include private en-suite facilities with large power shower, underfloor heating, bathrobe, slippers and toiletries; individual air-conditioning; wardrobe and dressing table; DVD/CD player with LCD screen; safe; two large picture windows.

Guests have a dedicated butler service; a selection of complimentary drinks from the premium bar list (excluding premium wine); towels and linen changed daily; included laundry service and room upgrades to the next available category at selected hotels as per the itinerary.

Gold Class

Gold Class cabins have everything from power showers and underfloor heating to a DVD/CD player, LCD screen and individual air conditioning – and are among the largest rail cabins anywhere in the world.

Gold Class

Fully en-suite, the bathrooms contain a separate shower cubicle.

  • Sleeps 2 in either lower standard (4ft 6) double bed or bunk style
  • Remote controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Recessed lighting and wardrobe
  • Personal safe
  • Private en-suite bathroom with full power shower and underfloor heating
  • DVD/CD player with LCD screens
  • Towels and linen changed daily
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water in cabin
  • Drinks from the Bar Car included from the Standard Bar List
  • Laundry service available for a fee
  • 5 cabins per carriage

Silver Class

Silver cabins are more compact but  have similar facilities with a fully en-suite wet room.

Silver Class

  • Sleeps 2 in lower small double bed (4ft) or bunk style
  • Remote controlled air-conditioning and heating
  • Recessed lighting and wardrobe
  • Personal safe
  • Private en-suite bathroom with ‘wet-room’ style shower and toilet
  • DVD/CD player with LCD screens
  • Towels and linen changed daily
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water in cabin
  • Laundry service available for a fee
  • 6 cabins per carriage

Restaurant Car

There are two restaurant cars which provide a venue for chefs to serve carefully-prepared meals using only the finest local ingredients. Whether it be the world-renowned ‘Borsch’, caviar or Omul – a fish unique to Lake Baikal – they offer a culinary experience representing the very best of Russia.  Meals are complemented by wines from around the world, as well as – naturally – vodka.

Lounge Car

Unwind in comfortable surroundings and watch the world go by.  The bar stays open until the last person leaves. Enjoy refreshments whilst briefings are given on the places to be visited, or talks on local history and culture, as well as language lessons.

Catering

Most breakfasts and evening meals are served on the train, with a mixture of international and regional catering.  Lunches are either on the train or in restaurants, depending on the itinerary.   There is a generous allowance of wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee with all lunches and dinners both on and off the train (except where stated otherwise).

General Information 

What is included in the price.  All accommodation as per the itinerary, both on board the train and in hotels; all meals, be they on the train or otherwise, starting with dinner on the first day (on some tours this may differ slightly, please refer to the specific itinerary); wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee with all lunches and dinners both on and off the train (except where stated otherwise); all arrival and departure transfers; guided off train sightseeing excursions; the services of experienced tour leaders; complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water 24 hours a day, all gratuities; the services of a doctor (except where stated otherwise); porterage between the hotels and stations.

Gratuities.  All gratuities are included in the tour price.  Passengers are asked to refrain from offering gratuities to crew/hoteliers/drivers etc.

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.

Dress Code.    During the day, dress is casual both on and off the train.   In the evening we suggest smart casual.

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.  Visas can be obtained through the train for a fee.

Itineraries

Here is one example, although there are a selection available.