The Golden Eagle Train embarks on the worlds longest train journey from Moscow. This rail adventure is a must do for any train aficionados. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian chugs past Lake Baikal before reaching Vladivostok via Ulan Bataar (Mongolia). Alternatively, board the Trans-Mongolian journey arriving into Ulaan Baatar in time to celebrate the Naadam Festival. The Golden Eagle plays host to many interesting Guest Speakers who travel on board delivering a series of informed lectures.
The Golden Eagle, comprising three categories of cabins, featuring state-of-the-art amenities and en-suite facilities, is the only private train of its kind operating in these regions of the world. In addition to your private en-suite sleeping cabins, it offers a beautifully appointed bar, lounge and restaurant cars.
Why we like the Golden Eagle Train
This is undoubtedly one of the greatest railway journeys in the world and one of the best ways to absorb the rich culture and sprawling landscapes in Central Asia's rarely visited interior.
The Golden Eagle Train offers well-appointed en-suite cabins, fine dining and elegant surroundings. Each cabin offers a high level of comfort with personal cabin assistants available for your every need around the clock.
There are three cabin categories - Silver, Gold and the more spacious Imperial Suite (king size beds). When booking the Imperial Suite, benefit from a private guide and driver for sightseeing along the way and complimentary bar drinks during the journey, amongst other additions. Power showers and underfloor heating comes as standard. Gold Cabins may have standard double beds or bunk style beds with some complimentary drinks in the bar. The Silver Cabins often have a smaller double bed or bunk style bed.
The train has beautifully appointed restaurant cars as well as a bar lounge where lectures, Russian language lessons and piano music can be enjoyed.
During your train journey, sightseeing is included at every stop. In addition to the standard tours included, the Golden Eagle also has a 'Freedom of Choice' program which offers guests a range of additional excursions to choose from.
The bar lounge is the central heart of the train. A game of cards pre-dinner, Russian language lessons and lectures on local history and culture from expert speakers all happen in this social space. Post dinner there is a resident pianist to add to the ambience.
Moscow is the embarkation point for a number of journeys onboard the Golden Eagle. Travel on the Trans-Mongolian Express alighting in Ulaan Baatar for the Naadam Festival. Or head north onboard the Trans-Siberian alighting in Vladivostock.
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