Experience a journey of a lifetime as you visit two continents and travel by rail across nearly 4,000 miles to experience the fascinating landscapes and cultures between Mongolia and Moscow. A special highlight is Mongolia’s incomparable Naadam Festival. 

Please Note: In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the 2022 departure has been cancelled, and the 2023 departure has been placed on hold until further notice.

Starting at: $19,595 * Price includes special offer Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The <i>Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express</i>, traveling along Lake Baikal

The Trans-Siberian Express

A Train Journey Aboard the Golden Eagle from Mongolia to Moscow Featuring the Naadam Festival

14 days from $19,595

Experience a journey of a lifetime as you visit two continents and travel by rail across nearly 4,000 miles to experience the fascinating landscapes and cultures between Mongolia and Moscow. A special highlight is Mongolia’s incomparable Naadam Festival. 

Please Note: In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the 2022 departure has been cancelled, and the 2023 departure has been placed on hold until further notice.

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

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Join us for an adventure of a lifetime that begins in Mongolia with two days at the incomparable Naadam Festival, a centuries-old celebration of nomadic traditions. Then board the legendary Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express for one of the most epic journeys on Earth, where you’ll explore two continents, travel nearly 4,000 miles through five time zones, and witness magnificent landscapes and diverse cultures. 

Highlights Include

  • Ulaanbaatar: Observe Mongolian culture up close as you attend the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival, renowned for its long-distance horse race and archery and wrestling competitions. Plus, attend a performance of traditional Mongolian entertainment and see the giant statue of Genghis Khan at the National Park. 
  • Ulan Ude: Board your train and head north to Russia’s Siberia. Learn more about the unique cultural identity of the indigenous Buryat people. Then experience another distinctive culture as you visit a village of Old Believers, who adhere to 17th-century Russian Orthodoxy, and enjoy a concert of traditional music.  
  • Lake Baikal and Irkutsk: Admire the magnificent scenery of this World Heritage site as your train travels through tunnels and along the shoreline. Stop to explore sites in Listvyanka and enjoy a special barbecue along the shore. In the “capital” of Siberia, known for its ornate wooden architecture, visit the Decembrist House Museum to learn about the people who settled here after the  uprising in St. Petersburg and attend a special concert.
  • Siberia to the Urals: See nearly 100 historic train cars and engines at Novosibirsk’s open-air Trans- Siberian Museum. Then, crossing from Asia to European Yekaterinburg, visit the Church on the Blood at the site where Russia’s last tsar and his family were executed. 
  • The Volga and Moscow: In the capital of Tatarstan, situated along the Volga River, tour the Kazan Kremlin (a World Heritage site), and learn about the cultural history of Tatars, Cossacks, and Russians. See major landmarks of the Russian capital during a panoramic tour of Moscow. Plus, consider an optional tour 
    extension in Moscow and St. Petersburg!
  • Golden EagleComfortable for adventurous travel, this modern train features a choice of cabin levels (each with private en suite bathroom/shower). Dine on traditional Russian and European cuisine and enjoy lectures in the bar/lounge car. Find more details about the train on the Tour Details tab.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)