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Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
Why We Love This Train :
Location: Undoubtedly one of the most famous and stunning train routes in the world, the Trans-Siberian Express connects east and west between Moscow, across the Urals and the Steppe and to Vladivostok.
Service: Golden Eagle pride themselves on the first class service befitting the beautiful luxury trains their staff travel on. From the tour managers to the porters, staff are fluent in English and highly knowledgeable.
History: Passengers aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to delve into the traditions and culture of this ancient landscape.
Passengers traveling the Trans-Siberian railway with a two-week journey on the Golden Eagle can choose to traverse from East to West or vice versa, starting in either Moscow or Vladivostok. Along the way, they will experience all the wonders of these fabulous cities and the natural scenic beauty in between, from Lake Baikal to the yurts of Ulaan Baatar. On days not spent exploring, passengers can relax in their beautiful, comfortable private cabins, attend a lecture on local history or Russian language or simply enjoy the scenery as it glides by. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served on-board in the train’s dining car, including an exclusive gala caviar dinner and there is a generous drinks allowance for guests to take advantage of at dinner or in the bar. Alternatively, in-cabin dining can be arranged for ultimate comfort. All the amenities of this luxury hotel on rails are at the fingertips of its passengers.
There are three cabin categories for guests to choose from on-board the Golden Eagle; all are fitted with every comfort, state-of-the-art features and en-suite facilities, ensuring that guests will enjoy their journey in luxury.
Gold Class Cabin
Guests in Gold Class will enjoy 77 square feet of space which features a double lower bed and single upper bed, en-suite bathroom with power shower, DVD players and large picture window, not to mention complimentary drinks from the standard list in the bar.
With a generous 120 square feet, the Imperial Suite is perfect for guests requiring a spacious cabin in which to relax. It boasts a king-size bed and a separate lounge area with a library, DVD player and two large windows to enjoy the view. Imperial passengers benefit from their own personal guide as well as laundry service and premium drinks in the bar car.
Silver Class Cabins
Silver cabins are well-appointed and cozy at 60 square feet. Each cabin features a double lower bunk and a single upper bunk, LCD television on which to watch DVDs and a well-stocked en-suite bathroom. Silver class guests can enjoy the passing views from their cabin’s large picture window.
Service aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is second-to-none and passengers will delight in the extensive knowledge and experience of the staff and excursion guides, many of whom are on-hand to deliver engaging talks on-board.
On days spent aboard the train, guests may be interested in taking in a fascinating lecture on the history of the local area as it passes by. Alternatively, Russian language classes are also given in the lecture car, from which guests can learn some local lingo to try out on the next excursion.
While many of the journey’s excursions include meals in restaurants and hotels along the way, dining is perhaps most luxurious on-board the Golden Eagle. While guests may choose to dine in their cabins, the restaurant car and bar lounge are the places to socialize.
After a long day of exploring the treasures of the Trans-Siberian adventure, what better way to unwind than with a carefully crafted cocktail or a glass of something from the extensive wine list, among other passengers in the bar car?
The sumptuously-decorated restaurant car serves meals worthy of five-star hotels. Experienced chefs design menus to keep international foodies happy and meals are enhanced by a generous wine allowance.