Experience a journey of a lifetime as you visit two continents and travel by rail across nearly 4,000 miles to experience ever-changing landscapes and the fascinating cultures between Mongolia and Moscow.

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 The <i>Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express</i>, traveling along Lake Baikal  Traditional landscape in Mongolia with <i>ger</i> and livestock  Mongolian nomad on the steppes  Archer at the Naadam Festival, Mongolia.  Credit: Barbara York  Naadam Festival wrestlers  National Horse Guard in ceremonial dress, Naadam Festival  Main street in Ulan Ude  Village along Lake Baikal  Traditional and modern architecture of Yekaterinburg  The Kremlin in Kazan  Sky blue domes of the Annunciation Cathedral in the Kazan Kremlin  St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow  View of Moscow's Kremlin

The Trans-Siberian Express

A Private Train Journey from Mongolia to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

14 days from $16,295

Experience a journey of a lifetime as you visit two continents and travel by rail across nearly 4,000 miles to experience ever-changing landscapes and the fascinating cultures between Mongolia and Moscow.

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

This was a wonderful trip. I thoroughly benefited from my time with Smithsonian.  An added bonus is that so many people on the tour are knowledgeable that we learn from each other. 

- Barbara H.

All in all this was an outstanding adventure—unique background information, excellent city guides, and also all the attention to detail and safety was greatly appreciated.  Would urge anyone to take this Journey and experience the vastness of Russia. 

- Pat R.

I really enjoyed this trip and will recommend it to my friends.  The was just ‘as advertised,’ the voyage of a lifetime by private train.  A unique experience with the most professional and personable staff.

- Ken T.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

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Jul 9 - 22, 2017 Departure
Hugh Shapiro

Hugh Shapiro

Hugh Shapiro is a professor of East Asian history at the University of Nevada.  He has enjoyed visiting appointments at Princeton University, Nichibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) in Kyoto, the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  His extensive archival and fieldwork in China, Japan, and Taiwan regards the history of medicine, disease, and the body in comparative context.  The analysis of bodily experience is a powerful tool for grappling with historical transformation, and Hugh focuses on how cultural practice and ideas, such as the integration of foreign medical systems, inflect the way that people experience illness, in particular neuropsychiatric distress.  He co-edited Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, and his recent work appears in volumes published by Harvard University Press, Brill, Rowman & Littlefield, Kluwer, and Pickering & Chatto.  He received the Li-Qing Prize for the History of Chinese Science and won his university’s highest teaching award.  Hugh’s other research and teaching interests include the military history of the Steppe, the material culture of Buddhism, transformations in religious iconography in Central Asia, the influence of the Mongol Empire on the modern world, the Great Game, globalization and science, the history of de-colonization and revolution, visual and performance art, and life in post-Soviet societies.  A popular Smithsonian Expert, Hugh earned his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in History & East Asian Languages from Harvard University.