Tsar’s Gold Train Journey

Discover the Tsar’s Gold

Travel in style on the 8,961-kilometre Tans-Mongolian Route, along the usually closed original route of the famous Trans-Siberian. Take in Lake Baikal, Moscow, Mongolia, Siberia, and Beijing amongst others.

This journey will take you through some incredible landscapes and follow the history of the Tsars from Russia through Mongolia to China, visiting palaces, cathedrals and small villages all in the comfort of your own private, safe, and clean train.

About this journey

Lie back in the comfort of your own private cabin and close your eyes, be transported to a world of vintage Soviet-style opulence whilst allowing this five-star hotel on rails to transport you to wondrous lands. With Cabins originally designed for Russian president Leonid Brezhnev and his staff, you’ll enjoy all modern facilities and comforts with a hint of classical décor.

When it comes to food, there’s no holding back either. With two beautifully decorated restaurant cars, you can enjoy chef-cooked traditional and international dishes in the comfort of your travelling palace. Retire to your quiet cabin, or enjoy an informal bar experience in one of the lounges. Your journey, your way…


Your journey begins here, 16 days of incredible culture and traditional entertainment.


  • On the train
  • Hotels where appropriate

Excursions and Guides

  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the above
  • Tour guides and directors


  • All meals included (except dinner on says 13/14 in China)
  • A La Cart onboard
  • Bottled water every day
  • One alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink included with the meals onboard

Other Services

  • Physicians available
  • Porterage between the hotels and stations
  • Four dining cars, one with bar service


Route: Kazan – Beijing (15 nights)

Moscow – Kazan – Ekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Ulaanbaatar – Beijing

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Route: Beijing – Moscow (14 nights)

Beijing – Ulaanbaatar – Ulan Ude – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Novosibirsk – Ekaterinburg – Kazan – Moscow

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Route: Moscow – Ulaanbaatar (12 nights)

Moscow – Vladimir & Suzdal – Ekaterinburg – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Ulan Ude – Ulaanbaatar

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Route: Ulaanbaatar – Moscow (11 nights)

Ulaanbaatar – Ulan Ude – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Krasnoyarsk – Ekaterinburg – Vladimir & Suzdal – Moscow

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Bolshoi Platinum

  • Upper (single) and lower (double) beds
  • Spacious clothes storage and
  • Private lavatory
  • Separate shower cabin
  • Highest level of comfort available on the Trans-Siberian Railway


  • Bunk beds (Pullman style)
  • Private bathroom equipped with a toilet, washbasin and integrated shower
  • Comfortable seating
  • A generous-sized table
  • A small clothes cupboard