The Golden Eagle

Travels to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating regions including Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and China.

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This is Russia’s only fully en suite private train which travels to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating regions including Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. You’ll see incredible landscapes and experience unique cultures all from the comfort of a luxury hotel on wheels. The Golden Eagle comprises three categories of cabin. All feature turn down service and a cabin attendant on call 24 hours a day.

Imperial Suites 
Imperial Suites are the most spacious cabins (11.1sq m) available on board with a large and luxurious double bed, lounge area with dressing table, private en suite with power shower and under floor heating, individual air-conditioning and well stocked complimentary mini-bar. A private guide and chauffeured car service in selected cities for off-train excursions along the way are all standard plus a welcome bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne on embarkation. Laundry service is included.

Gold Class 
Gold Class cabins are well-proportioned (7sq m) and have a private en suite bathroom with separate power shower cubicle and underfloor heating, bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries. Individual air-conditioning, large picture window, a double lower bed and a single upper bed are provided. Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water are available at all times as are drinks from the standard bar list in the Bar Lounge Car. Laundry service is available at an additional charge.

Silver Class 

Silver Class is the most compact of the cabins (5.5sq m) and features a small double lower bed and a single upper bed, individual air-conditioning and a large picture window. The Silver Class Cabins have a private en suite with washbasin, toilet and ‘wet room’ style shower, bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries. Complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water are available at all times. Laundry service is available at an additional charge.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOURS: 

As far as possible our tours are all inclusive with no hidden extras. What follows are those elements which are included in the tour price. The only extra items you will need to budget for include personal expenses such as international and internal flights, visa costs, travel insurance, drinks from the Bar Lounge Car and laundry.

Freedom of choice touring: 

Customise your journey and enjoy the opportunity to select from an array of Freedom of Choice Touringoptions that best suits your interests. Your off-train excursions will still take in all the major attractions of the places we are visiting but, in featured locations, you will be presented when you are onboard the train with a variety of activities from which to choose, and enjoy a tailor-made experience. Look at the individual itineraries where we are operating Freedom of Choice TouringFreedom of Choice Touring options may be subject to variations dependent on finalised train timings and local charges. Touring options available will typically be advised in the evening prior to the day’s tour.

Experienced tour managers:

Our experienced tour managers and their assistants are selected for their travel knowledge and organisational abilities allowing you to relax and enjoy your voyage of a lifetime. We receive many exceptional passenger comments about our Tour Managers and their aim is to ensure you enjoy every minute of your holiday.

Arrival and Departure transfers: 

Arrival and departure transfers are included.

Hotel and onboard accommodation: 

Although you will spend much of your time sightseeing or relaxing in the train’s public areas, you will find you hotel room or cabin a welcome retreat at the end of a rewarding day. Hotel and onboard accommodation as described in your individual tour itinerary are included in the tour price. All hotels are of 5 star standard or, in certain locations, the best available. Room upgrades are available on request and at extra cost.

Welcome and Farewell dinners:

Each tour begins with a Welcome Dinner, an ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow passengers; for the Tour Manager to brief you on the trip; and introduce you to the Golden Eagle Luxury Trains team and the Tour Doctor. The Farewell Dinner is the perfect end to your adventure by private train where you can relive the journey and look ahead to future tours.

Route Guide, itinerary and information pack: 

When you board the train there will be a brochure in your cabin detailing more about your journey and the places en-route. Our Tour Manager will organise a programme of briefings on the cities or places we visit and, each evening, will issue a programme for the next day’s touring schedule.

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily:

All departures feature one or two uniquely designed restaurant cars where you can enjoy the excellent waiter-served food and wine. Several times during the tour we will also sample authentic local cuisine off the train.

Drinks with meals: 

All meals with wines at lunch and dinner except in Iran where soft drinks and non-alcoholic beer will be available. Drinks from the Bar Car are also included with the exception of drinks from the Premium Wine List.

On board service: 

Throughout your tour you can expect service which is attentive, friendly and unintrusive. The high ratio of staff to passengers means there is always someone available should you need assistance.

Guided off-train excursions: 

All our tours include a wide-ranging sightseeing schedule to make the most of the time you have off the train and bring you closer to the culture, people and history of your destinations.

Personal headsets: 

On all the off–train excursions, to enhance your enjoyment and comprehension of the places you visit, you will be provided with a lightweight personal headset on which to listen to your tour guide as you take in the sights. So you do not need to worry about missing any of the interesting details on your excursions.

On board doctor and medical facilities: 

To give you peace of mind our tours are accompanied by a doctor who travels with us for the entire journey; so you can rest assured that medical assistance is always available. On call 24 hours a day, the doctor is on hand to give primary care as required. Normally, the doctor will be English speaking and be registered with the General Medical Council in the UK.

Cabin attendant service: 

Your car attendants provide housekeeping and bedding turndown services. Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are available in your cabin at selected times.

Porterage: 

Porterage is included between the hotels and stations.

All gratuities: 

All gratuities are included in the tour price.


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