From  £3995
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Sample Peking Duck in China
  • Journey through the vast Gobi Desert
  • Travel along the ancient Baikal lakeside
  • Visit the lively market hall in Irkutsk
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Luxury Trans-Siberian Tour on the Tsar's Gold Private Train Beijing to Moscow

15 Day Tour, from £3995 per person
Itinerary Dates
25 Aug  -  08 Sep
17 Sep  -  01 Oct
13 May  -  27 May
10 Jun  -  24 Jun
06 Jul  -  20 Jul
29 Jul  -  12 Aug
24 Aug  -  07 Sep
16 Sep  -  30 Sep

One of the most iconic railway journeys in the world, travel from Beijing to Moscow in style aboard the luxury Tsar’s Gold private train. As the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China pass by, the train makes regular stops for sightseeing, including a break at Irkutsk to visit beautiful Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake which stretches for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia. Once you’ve taken a dip (rumoured to add years to your life), step back aboard to sample Russian vodka and caviar and trundle on. This tour also visits the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar and passes through the vast landscapes of the Gobi Desert.

Please note that this journey is also offered beginning in Moscow and ending in Beijing.

Tour Itinerary

Arrive in Beijing and enjoy an afternoon city tour including the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. (D)
Discover some of Beijing’s greatest sights on a tour to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. In the evening enjoy a Peking duck feast. (B,L,D)
Visit the Forbidden City before joining the train for the overnight journey to Mongolia. (B,L,D)
Journey through the vast Gobi Desert to the border and change to the private train. Visit Erlian to explore the colourful border market before travelling towards Mongolia’s capital. (B,L,D)
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel for two nights. Embark on a tour of the city including the Choijin Lama Temple. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Mongolian music performance. (B,L,D)
Visit Gandan Monastery and the Mongolian Alps, known for their stunning rock formations. Lunch in a yurt is followed by a demonstration of Mongolian horsemanship and wrestling. (B,L,D)
Continue the journey through the valley of Selenga before arriving in Ulan Ude where the train joins the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Enjoy a guided city tour before resuming the journey. (B,L,D)
Arrive at the old station of Port Baikal. Enjoy a short boat ride on the lake and if the night is warm, a picnic dinner will be served on the shore before re-boarding the train. (B,L,D)
Check in to the Irkutsk hotel for one night and enjoy a tour of the city including the lively market hall. An afternoon excursion to the open-air museum gives an insight into bygone Siberian life. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
Continue through Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes. On board, enjoy caviar and vodka tasting. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
Pull into Siberia’s largest city and enjoy a traditional Russian welcome of bread and salt. Embark on a city tour and admire views of the Ob River before the train continues westwards. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
Stop in the capital of the Ural Mountains and enjoy a short tour of the city centre to discover the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
Arrive in Kazan, the old Tartar capital on the backs of the Volga, and enjoy a guided tour of the city. The city’s Kremlin is a highlight, with a colourful mishmash of architecture dating from the 16th to the 21st century. (B,L,D)
DAY 14
End the train journey in Moscow and check in to the hotel for one night. Visit the Kremlin with its glorious cathedrals and enjoy an evening city tour including Red Square. (B,L,D)
DAY 15
Continue the sightseeing in Moscow with a guided city tour before transferring to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

15 day tour, from £3995 per person
(Single person supplement + £485)

Price Includes

  • All accommodation on board train in standard category compartments and hotels en route
  • Full-board throughout starting with dinner on the day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 15
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All sightseeing and excursions including entrance fees
  • English-speaking guides

Price Excludes

  • International flights – please contact us for best available prices
  • Russian, Mongolian and Chinese Visas
  • Supplements for higher grade compartments – please contact us for prices

Itinerary Dates  
25 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
17 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
13 May 2018
27 May 2018
10 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018
12 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018

Tsar's Gold

The Tsar's Gold is a comfortable private train operating on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The train is fully-equipped with modern amenities. Be it a Nostalgic Comfort Cabin decorated in 1950s Soviet-style, or the luxurious Bolshoi Platinum there is access to washing and toilet amenities, air-conditioning and more than just comfortable beds.

Tour Route Map

  1. China, Beijing
  2. Mongolia, Gobi Desert
  3. Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
  4. Trans-Siberian Railway, Ulan Ude
  5. Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk
  6. Trans-Siberian Railway, Novosibirsk
  7. Trans-Siberian Railway, Yekaterinburg
  8. Russia, Kazan
  9. Russia, Moscow

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Let me say a big Thank You to Christina for enabling me to have a wonderful Trans-Siberian experience this summer. I guess it must have been you who informed the company that I was celebrating my birthday when I arrived in Vladivostok...where to my surprise and delight was presented with a bottle champagne and birthcard by the hotel reception. Thank you...The vastness of Russia becomes more and more apparent as days go by on the train. I was amazed at how the scenery barely changes all the way from Moscow to Khabarovsk (except Lake Baikal). I began to think that the train was stationary and the scenery was being moved around. I am sure I saw the same forest a thousand times over! I would recommend Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and especially Ulan Ude!

T Watkins

Flexible and extremely well organised - the hotel Vega in Moscow and the home-stay in Mongolia were OK. Terelj Ger Camp was beautiful.

Mr M Wakefield

Carl Meadows was excellent. Your local partners in Mongolia were fantastic - we had a great time! Hotel Vega in Moscow and Ulanbataar Hotel both good and did the job!

Mr E Whittle

I have to praise my guide in Irkutsk. He was so helpful in sharing his knowledge and his passionate interest in local architecture and culture. He made the experience enjoyable and I learned more than from any guide book.

A magical, memorable journey! I was very happy with all the arrangements made by Regent and would love to travel with you again. Thank you – Spasibo!

Ms G Williams
July 22, 2013

My trip on the Trans Mongolian Express far exceeded my expectation, and this was mainly due to the expert and professionalism of support that I received from Carl Meadows and his team.

This was my first trip that I had booked through Regent Holidays, and on the basis of how much I enjoyed it, I will definitely be booking my next trip for 2014 through yourselves.

An excellent job well done – thank you. 

Mr N Young
November 29, 2013

My holiday arranged by yourselves on the Transiberian Express from 20th August until 4th September was one of the most spectacular I have ever had. It exceeded all my expectations.

The organisation, accommodation, staff and extra care taken by all concerned was second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

Of course all the help and assistance you gave to me as well all helped make the whole experience a delight.

I met some delightful people and saw some amazing places.

I am so glad I travelled with you.

Ms Hilary Fryer
September 19, 2016
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