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Tsars Gold, Moscow - Beijing

Small group tour
16 days
9 cities
1night

Moscow, Russia

The top-visited city in Russia, Moscow, is a unique mixture of the old and the new, which astounds from the very first minutes. Russian capital is home to a number of must-visits such as the world-famous Red Square with gorgeous St. Basil Cathedral, the Bolshoi Opera Theater and the iconic Tretyakov Art Gallery. Moreover, bustling but charming Moscow offers many appetizing shopping and entertaining options....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Moscow & City Tour
    Welcome to the legendary capital of Russia - Moscow! Your guide and driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    Later you are invited to enjoy a "City of Lights" tour that provides you with a unique opportunity to capture a glance of the magnificent illumination of this Eurasian metropolis.  During the tour you stroll across the world-famous Red Square and take a short Moscow Metro ride to explore this outstanding work of Socialist art furnished with statues, frescoes and mosaics, unsurpassed anywhere in the world. After the tour you return to your hotel for overnight.

    Day 2: Visit to the Kremlin
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide who takes you to one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin.

    During the tour you explore this world-famous symbol of Russian power and visit one of its brilliant cathedrals.  In the evening you are transferred to the railway station to board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train and start your voyage across Eurasia.

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    Intercontinental Moscow
    5-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 5-star elegant Intercontinental Moscow Hotel is set in the city center and offers modern guestrooms with high-class service. The luxurious rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and other modern facilities. Also, hotel guests are welcome to taste some Russian dishes at the Chekhonte Restaurant, enjoy a drink at the P-Square Bar, and relax at the spa....
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Connection | Moscow - Kazan
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Kazanskaya Station
Moscow
13
Central Station
Kazan
1day

Kazan, Russia

Visiting Kazan? Make sure to spend at least few days learning more about Russia’s Tsarist past in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. Explore the top sights of Kazan, also known as the “Third Capital of Russia”, including the Kremlin of Kazan and the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship. Discover Russian heritage and unique architectural marvels with a visit to Temple of All Religions, which after 25 years is still under construction....
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    Day 3: Kazan City Tour
    Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia.

    Upon arrival, you enjoy a guided city tour that includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, and learn about the turbulent history of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians.

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

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Connection | Kazan - Yekaterinburg
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Central Station
Kazan
14
Central Station
Yekaterinburg
1day

Yekaterinburg, Russia

Visiting Yekaterinburg? Allow yourself three days to thoroughly explore the fourth-largest city in Russia, also known as the “window to Assia”. The wonderful city is packed with must-see attractions, starting with the Church on Blood - a memorial for Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family to the striking architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House. During your time in the city ensure to pay a visit to the renowned Europe-Asia monument where you can experience being at two places at once. Put one foot in Europe and the other in Asia - visit Yekaterinburg!...
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    Day 4: Yekaterinburg City Tour
    Today your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural where Europe and Asia meet - Yekaterinburg.

    Upon arrival you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family, that includes a visit to the Cathedral-on-the-Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II, and his family were assassinated.

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling through the vast steppes of Siberia.

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Connection | Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Central Station
Yekaterinburg
21
Central Station
Novosibirsk
1day

Novosibirsk, Russia

Spend at least a couple days deep in the heart of Siberia and discover another great city in Russia. Novosibirsk is a modern spot and one of Russia’s fastest growing cities, so there is plenty to see and do. You can start exploring the place by visiting the Pervomayskiy Skver - a small park situated in the heart of Novosibirsk where you can often see street musicians perform and feel the cozy atmosphere of the city. Make sure to also visit Novosibirsk Museum where you can learn more about the history of Russia and Siberia. Don’t miss a chance to visit the museum for Railway Technology for a fascinating look into trains....
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    Day 5: Novosibirsk City Tour
    Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature. Your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.

    Upon arrival you are welcomed in a traditional Russian manner with a bread and salt ceremony. Then you enjoy a guided city tour, that includes visits to the Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River embankment.

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

    Day 6: On Board the Train
    You spend this day on board your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train. This is a great chance to enjoy fantastic scenery of Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes, entertaining lectures about Siberia, gourmet dining and vodka tasting with typical Russian snacks in a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

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Connection | Novosibirsk - Irkutsk
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Central Station
Novosibirsk
31
Central Station
Irkutsk
1night

Irkutsk, Russia

Discover another must-see of Russia - the Paris of Siberia - Irkutsk. After visiting Lake Baikal, spend at least couple days in the Russian heritage city, full of wooden houses with typical decorative carvings on the walls and window frames, the large city built earlier than other biggest cities in Russia. Make sure to see the real landmarks of the city - Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, where the largest salons and social gatherings took place in the 19th century. Another important sights you should stop by are Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Sukachev Art Museum - one of the largest art galleries east of the Ural Mountains. ...
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    Day 7: Irkutsk City Tour
    Today your train arrives in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life.

    During your guided city tour you see some classic Siberian wooden cottages, the statue of Alexander III and the Market Hall.

    After lunch you take a trip to the nearby Taltsy village to visit its famous open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography, that consists of a number of buildings representing a traditional Siberian rural life.

    After the tour you are transferred back to Irkutsk and check in to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Day 8: Trip to Lake Baikal
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your driver who takes you to the nearby Listvyanka village.

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    Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Centrally located within walking distance of the Kirov square, Angara river and the historic Drama theater, this modern and stylish 4-star hotel has everything for fruitful work and comfortable rest. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities and fridges, free Wi-Fi in public areas, five conference halls and a Grand Courtyard Ballroom, a gym, a bar offering a wide range of snacks and drinks, and an on-site restaurant serving American-style breakfast buffet and Russian-Siberian and international cuisine for lunches and dinners. ...
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Connection | Irkutsk - Listvyanka
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Irkutsk hotel
Irkutsk
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Listvyanka Village
Listvyanka
1day

Listvyanka, Russia

Are you dream to see the Lake Baikal? Listvyanka is located in one of the most picturesque places on Earth - the shores surrounding Lake Baikal. The village is truly remarkable with its wooden architecture, visible in all type of buildings from cabins, stores to even churches. The small village doesn’t lack in terms of tourist attractions, make sure to see the Baikal Limnological Museum with exposition dedicated to the lake and its history, flora, fauna and all other aspects regarding the largest freshwater lake in the world. Don’t miss a chance to see the marvelous St. Nicholay Church. ...
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    Day 8: Visit to Lake Baikal
    You arrive to Listvyanka village to explore a famous Lake Baikal that is the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia.

    You enjoy a relaxing boat ride around the lake with a stop at one of the most picturesque places on the route, giving you the chance to experience the natural atmosphere of this most unique area. Here you enjoy a traditional local style picnic (if weather permits).

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling.

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Connection | Listvyanka - Ulan Ude
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Irkutsk Station
Listvyanka
8
Central Station
Ulan Ude
1day

Ulan Ude, Russia

Spend at least three days in the fascinating commercial and industrial center of Eastern Siberia and the capital of Republic of Buryatia. The wonderful city has a distinct Asian vibe and has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing. Start exploring the city with a visit to the Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum, where you can see over 11,000 exhibitions in the outdoor arena. Then make your way to Odigitrievsky Cathedral - a truly one-of-a-kind sight!...
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    Day 9: Ulan Ude City Tour
    Today your train takes you along a different part of the shore of the beautiful Lake Baikal to the magnificent Selenga River valley, passing wild mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia.

    On its way to the Mongolian border, the train stops in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia. Upon arrival you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions. 

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling toward the Russian-Mongolian border.

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Connection | Ulan Ude - Ulan Bator
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train
Central Station
Ulan Ude
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Central Station
Ulan Bator
1night

Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Discover Ulan Bator, an exciting city with almost 400 years of history. Today the Mongolian capital looks like a modern dynamically growing city with plenty of tourist attractions. Consider having a walk around Sukhbaatar Square to see the Government Palace with the huge colonnade monument in honor of Genghis Khan, the legendary figure in Mongolian history. In case you want to spend a fabulous evening plunging deep into authentic Mongolian culture, check out the Tumen Ekh Ensemble's shows. The actors present traditional dances in colorful costumes, throat singing, and fantastic art of contortion (a special kind of choreography, implying incredible body flexibility). ...
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    Day 10: Ulan Bator City Tour
    Today you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. During your guided city tour around the most famous city attractions, you see the legendary Gandan Monastery, that is considered the most important center for Buddhist learning in all of Mongolia, and explore the Lama Museum - a cluster of four temples dedicated to the brother of Bogd Khan, who served as the state oracle during his reign.

    In the evening your guide shows you the best beer garden in the city, so that you could enjoy a peaceful evening in a company of your fellow-travelers. Afterwards, you have the unique chance to attend a performance of traditional Mongolian folk arts, including throat singing, horse-headed fiddle playing, and national dances.

    After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

    Optional overnight: You can spend this night in a traditional Mongolian yurt in the amazing Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, sometimes described as the Mongolian Alps (contact your travel specialist for additional information).

    Day 11: Trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and enjoy a bus trip to the yurt camp located at the amazing Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

    Today you have the unique chance to meet a nomad family in their traditional yurt and learn more about their culture, lifestyle and traditions. After lunch you enjoy a specially arranged Mongolian horseback riding show, that takes you back to the days of the Mongolian Horde, demonstrating the skills that have been passed from fathers to children since time immemorial.

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling towards the Mongolian-Chinese border.

    Day 12: Changing Trains in Erlian
    Today you arrive in Erlian - the border town between Mongolia and China. Here you say farewell to your luxurious Tsar’s Gold train and board a traditional Chinese train that takes you to Beijing.

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    Ramada Citycenter Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    Located in the hear of the city center, the 4-star Ramada Ulaanbaatar Hotel offers the bedrooms with panoramic views, spa, wellness, and fitness centers. The fully-equipped rooms come with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an ironing facilities, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and slippers. Also, guests are welcome to enjoy treatments at the spa and taste delicious meal at the Cafe JOT Restaurant....
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Connection | Ulan Bator - Beijing
Tsar's Gold Tourist Train / Chinese Regular Train
Central Station
Ulan Bator
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Central Station
Beijing
3nights

Beijing, China

The glorious capital of China, also known as Peking, is a city that's on many travelers bucket lists. No itinerary to China can be complete without some time spent in Beijing. While you are there, make sure to visit some of its most recognized symbols like Tiananmen which is Gate of Heavenly Peace and entrance to the city. Don't miss a chance to see the one-of-a-kind architecture miracles like the Beijing National Stadium and Center for the Performance....
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    Day 13: Arrival in Beijing
    After observing impressive scenes of Chinese rural life, parts of the Great Wall of China and magnificent river valleys where fields are still cultivated and harvested by hand, you finally arrive in the capital of China - Beijing!

    Upon arrival your driver meets you at the railway station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 14: Beijing Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast you meet your guide and go on an amazing sightseeing tour around the most renowned Beijing landmarks.

    You start with a visit to the legendary Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, the House of People's Meetings and the monument to the National Heroes are located.

    Then you explore the famous Temple of Heaven, where the Chinese Emperors prayed for good harvests, and some of the city’s contemporary architectural achievements, such as the “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium and several futuristic sky scrapers.

    Following lunch you enjoy a guided walking tour through the former residence of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City, where you see its numerous awe-inspiring halls and mysterious temples.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 15: Visit to the Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs
    Today you visit the real icon of the country - the Great Wall of China. After exploring this majestic man-made miracle of world's architecture you proceed to the famous Ming Tombs - the burial site of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.

    After the tour you return to Beijing and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you enjoy dinner with traditional Beijing duck at one of the downtown restaurants.

    Day 16: Departure from Beijing
    This is the final day of your fantastic Tsar's Gold train tour!

    Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    Capital Hotel Beijing
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Set in the heart of the city, the 5-star Capital Hotel Beijing boasts an indoor swimming pool and spacious rooms. The charming and air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a bathrobe and slippers. Also, there are peaceful gardens where guests can spend their leisure time....
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator and Beijing;
  • 8 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train;
  • 1 night on board a traditional Chinese train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Full Mongolian visa processing service for Australian and New Zealand citizens (not required for US and Canadian citizens). Full Chinese* visa processing service for US, Australian, and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Three meals daily on board the train;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Vodka tasting with traditional Russian snacks;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Porter services at all railway stations;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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