26 Feb Luxury Trans-Siberian Trains: All You Need To Know
If you are planning the holiday of a lifetime on the Trans-Siberian Railway, there are luxury trains available that offer a unique travelling experience, and in this article, we will take a look at the famous Golden Eagle luxury train.
Moscow to Vladivostok
This is the epic journey that runs across Russia from west to east. It covers just over 9,000km, making it one of the longest train journeys in the world. If you book a berth on the iconic Golden Eagle luxury train, you can experience life in 5-star luxury.
Moscow to Vladivostok is rightfully one of the most popular tours on the Golden Eagle luxury train. You can listen to lectures about local history and culture as you traverse this amazing land.
The Very Best of Service
While booking a berth on the Golden Eagle luxury train is not cheap, you do have the utmost in luxury, with en-suite rooms that are larger than on any other train, plus you have 24/7 attendance to take care of your needs. Fine dining and champagne are also on the menu and this 14-night journey across Russia offers the chance to stop off at some unique towns and cities, while immersing yourself in colourful cultures and traditions.
Places of Interest
- Kazan – After spending a couple of days touring Moscow, you will board the Golden Eagle train, which is pulled by a steam locomotive (great for train enthusiasts) and the first stop is Kazan, a colourful city that is steeped in history. The highlight is the amazing Kremlin Fortress, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walking around this city will give you an insight into how the locals live, plus you can sample some local cuisine in one of the many fine restaurants.
- Ekaterinburg – This city was founded in the early 18th century by Peter the Great and is the capital of the Urals, where the mountain range separates the European and Asian sides of Russia. Indeed, there is a curious mix of Asian and European influences, especially in the architecture, and if you’re into military hardware, you simply must visit the Museum of Military Machinery, where you can view weaponry through the ages, Russian style!
- Lake Baikal – There are a few stop-offs after Ekaterinburg, but we’ll move on to one of the highlights of the experience, which is to see Lake Baikal, which contains 20% of all the freshwater on the planet, so, yes, it is huge! You will spend 5 hours meandering through tunnels and seeing some of the most beautiful scenery, while enjoying first class service.
If you are looking for the ultimate in luxurious train travel, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian is the very pinnacle of 5-star train travel. If you would like to learn more, simply Google an established Trans-Siberian Railway tour operator, where you will find all the details, then when you are ready, you can book online and prepare for what will certainly be an experience you’ll never forget!