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.

Starting at: $17,395 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The <i>Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express</i>, traveling along Lake Baikal  Pageantry at the Naadam Festival  Opening ceremonies, Naadam Festival  Traditional costumes, Naadam Festival  National Horse Guard in ceremonial dress, Naadam Festival  Naadam Festival wrestlers  Archer at the Naadam Festival, Mongolia.  Credit: Barbara York  Archery competition, Naadam Festival  Mongolian nomad on the steppes  Traditional landscape in Mongolia with <i>ger</i> and livestock  Village along Lake Baikal  Main street in Ulan Ude  Tuva musicians in Russia  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  Cabin aboard the <i>Golden Eagle</i>  Lounge aboard the <i>Golden Eagle</i>

The Trans-Siberian Express

Private Train Journey from Mongolia to Moscow featuring the Naadam Festival Aboard the Golden Eagle

14 days from $17,395

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

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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. This was just ‘as advertised,’ the voyage of a lifetime by private train. A unique experience with the most professional and personable staff.

- Ken T.

This was an outstanding tour full of very unique experiences and an incredible trip. Enjoyed nature at Lake Baikal and the wildflowers in full bloom; the folk culture at the Nadaam, the village life re-enacted near Irtursk and Lake Baikal, the special concerts at Novosibirsk and Moscow, the dinosaur museum. It was like having eight or ten superb vacations in a single tour!

- Clara Z.


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Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Located in the heart of Mongolia’s capital city, Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar is a luxurious sanctuary. Each well-appointed guest room offers panoramic views of either the city or nearby park and boasts a stunning fusion of contemporary and local design styles. Dine at one of the hotel’s international restaurants or recharge in the fitness center.

Number of nights: 3

Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel (2019 Departure)

Moscow, Russian Federation

The Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel is located near the Bolshoi Theater, the Kremlin and Red Square. Its spacious and luxurious rooms are equipped with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. The conservatory lounge and bar offer uninterrupted views of the Bolshoi Theater and the Kremlin. Throughout the hotel, collections of original paintings by Armenian and Russian artists can be found. The spa facilities offer an array of treatments for optimum relaxation and enjoyment.

Number of nights: 1

InterContinental Tverskaya (2020 Departure)

Moscow, Russian Federation

The luxurious five star InterContinental Tverskaya is located in the heart of Moscow just a Metro stop from Red Square.  The beautifully-designed hotel features a fine restaurant serving a modern take on traditional European cuisine, a 24-hour fitness center, deluxe spa services, and cocktails and sweets in the stylish P-Square Bar.  The elegant rooms include air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking, bathrobes and in-room safe.

Number of nights: 1