Ker & Downey’s Trans-Siberian Luxury Train Tour travels into the unforgettable depths of Ukraine, Russia, and Mongolia. Over the course of 20-nights, the hubs of Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg give way to the leisurely pace guaranteed by a luxury train transporting guests from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar.
Trans-Siberian Luxury Train Tour
Suggested journey at a glance: 21 days/20 nights through Ukraine, Russia, and Mongolia including 10 days on the Golden Eagle Train
This Trans-Siberian luxury train tour is just one of many ways to experience Eastern European luxury Russia train travel on your own tailored Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible.
Before boarding your Trans-Siberian luxury train tour, take time to discover some of the captivating capitals of Ukraine and Russia. Begin first with three days in Kiev, where grand architecture and folkloric traditions are front and center. Highlights during your stay include a visit to a Cossack settlement, an excursion to ex-president V. Yanukovych’s excessive residence in Mezhyhirya, and a helicopter ride above the city.
Four days in St. Petersburg allow you to get fully acquainted with one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. All of St. Petersburg’s best facets are easily within reach with your private guide at the lead. Peter and Paul’s fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, The Fabergé Museum, Catherine’s Palace, and Peterhoff (“Peter’s Court”) are stunning sights to behold. However, it is the private ballet class and performance at the Children’s Ballet Theater, the master amber workshop in Pushkin, and the after-hours tour of the Hermitage that showcase the unique benefit of traveling to this regal city with Ker & Downey.
Your Trans-Siberian luxury train tour departs out of Moscow, so why not spend several days here before embarking on your journey? An exclusive yacht cruise along the Moskva River is the perfect introduction to Russia’s capital. Your four days here will grant you access to the Old Tretyakov gallery, the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Red Square, and the Kremlin – the spiritual, historical, and political heart of Moscow. For an especially memorable experience, do not miss out on a backstage tour of the famous Bolshoi Theater, a private viewing of the Kremlin’s Armoury Chamber, and a fascinating meal shared with a former KGB officer.
Golden Eagle Train
Finally it’s time to board your Golden Eagle Train for your nine-night Trans-Siberian luxury train tour from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar. A glass of Russian Champagne and a military brass band greet you as you settle into your comfortable accommodations. A rich tapestry of history and culture await on this unforgettable train tour through Siberia. Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, and Irkutsk are just a few of the fascinating stops that reveal the region’s distinct collision of European and Asian influences.
Whether your interest is in art, Soviet history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, or cultural interactions, this breathtaking luxury Russia train travel route offers it all. A series of private concerts, a cooking class of traditional dishes, and a folk performance by the Buryat people in Ulan Ude are some of the unique highlights along the way. The cornerstone of the experience, however, is a day spent at Lake Baikal, known as the ‘Pearl of Siberia’. You will have the opportunity to boat across the lake to a small Baikal settlement. While here, enjoy a delicious barbecue on the shore.
Your Trans-Siberian luxury train tour finally transports you into Mongolia and its capital of Ulaanbaatar. Once the center of Genghis Khan’s enormous empire, this country is a favorite for its beautiful landscapes, nomadic people, and rich history. Explore the city with your guide, experience a traditional Naadam Festival, and meet a nomadic family. Finally, cap it all off with a performance of traditional Mongolian throat singing and contortionists. While your Trans-Siberian journey might be complete, these memories and interactions are guaranteed to stay with you forever.
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