This fabulous train is an hotel on wheels and the only fully en-suite train in Russia and central Asia. The Golden Eagle’s rail cruises allow one to travel in splendour amidst opulent décor. The panoramic windows ensure the best views of the passing countryside, whilst enjoying delicious cuisine.
The drama that is created by sitting in beautiful surroundings, listening to a pianist playing Tchaikovsky whilst watching the gradually changing scenery could only be Russian. From the climb through the Ural mountains (the boundary between Europe and Asia), to the wide open steppes and broad rivers, travelling on the Trans-Siberian is the best way to absorb the vastness and grandeur of the world’s largest country.
Incorporating some of the world’s greatest railway journeys, the Golden Eagle travels through Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and more. The tours vary, some taking a leisurely two weeks and crossing eight time zones, making sure you have plenty of time to take in and enjoy these voyages of a lifetime.
It is the Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express. in 2016, the itinerary is the Persia and the Silk Road (Northbound), covering Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. This is for the ultra luxurious and ultra exclusive.
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It is not a very visited route by the Westerners, but will sure take you through an exploration of the rare parts of the world.