Private Train | Tsar's Gold Private Train Journey |
Westward - (East to West) - Beijing TO Moscow

Information Price and Inclusions

Westward - East to West    
Cabin Style Plans and images    
Video summary of journey    


Highlights of the tour Cabin Styles and Plans
  • Train ride on the otherwise closed route of the Transsiberian Railroad along Lake Baikal with 2 extensive photo stops
  • 40 hours at Lake Baikal
  • Your Private Train: safe, clean and comfortable
  • Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • Modern History: Tiananmen Square
  • Authentic: Mongolian horse show
  • Boat ride on Lake Baikal
  • Pristine: typical Siberian villages
  • Ulan Bator, Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg and Kazan
  • Moscow, Russia’s proud new capital
  • Glorious: Icons and Cathedrals
  • Boat trip on the Volga
  • Entertaining and informative: Daily lectures about countries, people and cultures
  • Traditional: greeting with bread, salt and balalaika
  • For connoisseurs: vodka and caviar tasting

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Tour Guides

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Excursions and special inclusions

– Visit to the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square
– Visit to the Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs
– Visit to the Forbidden City

– Visit to the local market

Ulan Bator
– Visit to the Choijin-Lama temple
– Tour of the Gandan Monastery
– Visit to Alpine Mongolia including horse-riding demonstration

Lake Baikal
– Follow the ancient tracks along the shores of Lake Baikal, including village visit
– Boat trip on Lake Baikal

Ulan Ude
– City tour

– City tour with visit to the market hall
– Visit to open-air museum

– City tour and traditional welcome with bread and salt

– City tour with visit to the Church of the Ascension

– City tour including guided visit of the Kremlin

– Kremlin
– Night tour
– Tour of the subway
– City tour including Church of the Redeemer

Culinary Specialties
– Peking Duck
– Caviar and vodka tasting
– Picnic on Lake Baikal
– Tsar’s feast

We regret that due to the intricate logistics of this tour, changes are sometimes unavoidable.

Prices include: train and hotel accommodation, excursions, meals & transfers according to the itinerary

Not included: flights, fees for visa, tips and own expenses.

Our service––Your benefit

- More than 25,000 satisfied guests have travelled Europe's most experienced Tour Operator on the Transsiberian Railroad with the know-how from over 20 years of operating tours in Russia and on the Transsiberian.

- The only Private Train on the Transsiberian awarded the TÜV quality seal of the official German technical inspection authority (constantly monitoring service quality).

- Obtain insights into Russian, Mongolian and Chinese culture––in just one epic journey.

- Dine in our lovingly designed restaurant wagons and enjoy finest local cuisine and drinks served by courteous waiters.

- 41 meals included during the tour according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

- More than 20 excursions and performances included as well as all entrance fees.

- Professional threefold tour guide-system: Knowledgeable and dedicated tour director, a competent group guide (max. 26 guests per group guide) as well as local guides, all equipped with expert knowledge of the region.

- Individual special requests possible: Access to forbidden zones and extra opening hours.

- Alternating overnights in your train compartment and in first class and standard hotels.

- Choose from 6 different compartment categories on Tsar’s Gold: Standard (4-bed berth); Standard Plus (2-bed berth) – Classic and Superior (Superior cat 2 is newly renovated); Nostalgic Comfort (these newly built cars are nostalgically furnished in the Soviet Government Train style of the 50’s); Bolshoi (2-bed berth with en-suite facilities) and Bolshoi Platinum (even larger than Bolshoi cabins also featuring a full shower cabin)

- Travel with guaranteed accommodation in the category booked onboard the Private Train from Erlian to Moscow; single accommodation is possible.

- From Beijing to Erlian (about 16 hours) accommodation in comfortable sleeping quarters (the Chinese train does not carry sleeping cars of the Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi category; single and double accommodation aren’t guaranteed except for categories Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi / Bolshoi Platinum).

- Extensive trip on the ancient rail lines of the Transsiberian Railway directly on the banks of Lake Baikal with photo stop.

- Two overnights in Beijing and one night in Moscow in first class hotels (4 star level) – Bolshoi/BP guests reside in deluxe rooms or suites of the group hotels whereas Non-Bolshoi guests in cat 1-3 sleep in standard rooms (Bolshoi and Non-Bolshoi guests stay at the same hotels).

- One overnight each at centrally located standard hotels (3 star level) in Ulan Bator and Irkutsk – Bolshoi/BP guests reside in deluxe rooms or suites of standard hotels.

- All transfers at your travel destinations (on arrival and departure day only during specific times).

- Luggage service at all train stations.

- Detailed travel documents, travel guides and personal log book.

- On-board programmes: Entertaining lectures on local culture, history and everyday life.

- Caviar and vodka tasting on board the train.

- Doctor on board (from the Chinese border to Moscow).

- Showers on board.

- Traditional Russian welcoming ceremony with bread, salt and Balalaika music.

- Special Peking Duck dinner at one of Beijing’s leading theme restaurants.

Price: Prices are for 2018 and 2019.

Cabin Type
US$ per person
US$ per person
Category I Standard US$4990 US$5390
Surcharge per person for 3 to occupy cabin US$1350 US$1460
Category II Classic US$7590 US$8200
Single use supplement CABIN + HOTEL US$3000 US$3240
Category II Superior US$7980 US$8620
Catagory II Superior Plus US$8650  
Single use II Superior & Superior plus US$3360  
Catagory III Nostalgic Comfort US$10300 US$11120
Single use supplement CABIN + HOTEL US$5210 US$5630
Category IV Bolshoi US$13500 US$14450
Single use supplement US$6660 US$7130
Category V Bolshoi Platinum US$15900 US$17010
Single use supplement US$7740 US$8280
Single use of hotel nights category 1 US$670 US$720
Low season reduction for May departure US$200  
Conversions to Australian dollars done at the exchange rate when final invoice is issued.    

Extra Inclusions from Passport Travel (

Arrival transfer at Beijing, or Moscow included no matter what time of arrival at airport.
Arriving to Beijing - complimentary extra night at hotel.
10% discount on any of our set extension tours onward to, or arriving from St Petersburg.

Video Summary of the train journey.
Note this has an American accented narrator and you here German being spoken on the journey as it was an exclusive German tour group.

Part 1

Part 2

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