Grand Trans-Siberian Express 2020

Grand Trans-Siberian

Journey Highlights

  • Moscow, most vibrant and fast developing metropolitan city of Europe

  • Kremlin, the center of power in Russia

  • Yekaterinburg, capital of Ural Mountains

  • Siberia, a huge land of extreme dimensions

  • Boat cruise on Siberia’s mighty River Yenissei or Ob

  • Private classical concert in the wooden residence of a former duke in Irkutsk

  • Lake Baikal, deepest lake, and biggest freshwater reserve of the world

  • Amazing Mongolian steppes, yurts, and horses

  • Cultural show of Mongolian artists

  • Special Naadam show of Mongolian horse racing, wrestling, archery

  • Beijing, the Chinese capital, and the heart of the Central Kingdom

  • Great Wall of China, part of World Heritage

Grand Trans-Siberian

Private Train Advantages

  • A choice of 4 different categories of sleeping accommodation from Economy to Deluxe

  • Possibility of guaranteed double and single accommodation throughout the tour

  • All sleeping cars are newly built or reconstructed after 2008, equipped with modern vacuum toilets

  • Modern Deluxe Silver and Deluxe Gold sleeping cars with private lavatory, toilet, and shower en suite

  • Beautifully decorated restaurant cars

  • A cozy lounge with live evening piano music

  • Conference area for lectures and on-board entertainment

  • Daily shower guaranteed for travelers of all categories

  • Daily stopovers for sightseeing

  • European management

  • Travel in style, safety, and comfort

Sightseeing Places

  Russia         

  • Moscow

  •  Yekaterinburg

  • Novosibirsk

  • Krasnoyarsk

  • Irkutsk

  • Lake Baikal

  • Ulan-Ude

  Mongolia  

  • Ulaanbaatar

  China  

  • Beijing

Sightseeing Excursions

Sightseeing tours with English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German or Chinese speaking guides (other languages on request).

Your Tour Guides

A 3-level tour management system with a multilingual team:

  • Tour Director

  • Tour Escorts Moscow-Beijing or v.v.

  • Local Tour Guides in each city

Hotels

  Category Standard   

Moscow, Beijing  – 5*

Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar – 4*

 

  Categories Silver & Gold  

Moscow,  Ekaterinburg,  Novosibirsk,  Ulaanbaatar, Beijing – 5*

Irkutsk –  4*

 

  Hotels brands we use (examples)  

Hilton, Marriott, Novotel, Radisson Blu, Doubletree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn

Meals

Daily change of local specialties of Russia, Mongolia and China

  • in specially selected local restaurants or

  • in the restaurants onboard the private train

Train Description

Between Moscow and Ulaanbaatar or vice versa, you travel onboard the private train Grand Trans-Siberian Express.

There are 4 categories of accommodation on the Grand Trans-Siberian Express:

  Standard Economy         4 persons per cabin

        Standard Plus                 1 or 2 persons per cabin

          Deluxe Silver                 1 or 2 persons per cabin, private shower, and toilet en suite

            Deluxe Gold                  1 or 2 persons per cabin, private shower, and toilet en suite

Our private train on some sections will be attached to regular scheduled trains, on some other parts will be hauled by its own locomotive.

 

Between Ulaanbaatar and Beijing or vice versa, there are 2 travel options:

  Option  1  

For those looking for more comfort and sightseeing opportunities.

The flight between Ulaanbaatar and Beijing or vice versa by modern Boeing 737 aircraft takes only 2 hours and allows you to see more sightseeing highlights in both cities, e.g., the National Historical Museum in Ulaanbaatar and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

  Option 2  

For train enthusiasts who wish to travel by train throughout.

The train journey on board chartered sleeping cars of a regular train takes about 30 hours (1 night). Only Standard Economy and Standard Plus accommodation is available in this section. The train crosses Gobi Desert during day time and is air-conditioned.

  Deluxe Gold Cabins  

For those looking for the greatest comfort

1 or 2 persons per cabin

Deluxe Gold sleeping cars offer the most spacious and comfortable type of accommodation on our private train. Deluxe Gold cabins have a private toilet, washbasin and a spacious shower cabin en suite. Each cabin offers 1 lower and 1 upper bed, a table at the window, a chair opposite the beds, a small wardrobe and storage space. Euro-Sockets for 220 V are in each cabin, capable of razors, loading mobile phones, cameras, and notebooks. The cars are air-conditioned (individual control). The air condition operates only during the time the train is moving.

Deluxe Gold sleeping cars have only 5 cabins each and may be booked for double or single-use.

 

Deluxe Gold cabin dimensions:

  • Cabin 2,00 x 3,50 m = 7,0 sqm

  • Lower bed 120 x 185 cm

  • Upper bed 80 x 185 cm

  Deluxe Silver Cabins  

For those looking for great comfort

1 or 2 persons per cabin

Deluxe Silver sleeping cars offer slightly smaller cabins than on Deluxe Gold cars. Deluxe Silver cabins have a private toilet, washbasin and "wet-room" style shower en suite. Each cabin offers 1 lower and 1 upper bed, a table at the window, a chair opposite the beds, a small wardrobe and storage space. Euro-Sockets for 220 V are in each cabin, capable of razors, loading mobile phones, cameras, and notebooks. The cars are air-conditioned (individual control). The air condition operates only during the time the train is moving.

Deluxe Silver sleeping cars have only 6 cabins each and may be booked for double or single-use.

 

Deluxe Silver cabin dimensions:

  • Cabin 2,00 x 2,70 m = 5,4 sqm

  • Lower bed 110 x 185 cm

  • Upper bed 80 x 185 cm

  Standard Plus Cabins  

The most popular category

1 or 2 persons per cabin

Standard Plus, as well as Deluxe Silver, is the most popular type of accommodation on our private train. Standard Plus cabins are equipped with 2 lower beds and 2 upper beds. While only the two lower beds are used for sleeping, the two upper beds can be used as additional storage for luggage

– or they can be folded away. 2 Toilets and washbasins for common use are situated either at each end of Standard Plus sleeping car, or they are both at one end. The sleeping cars are air conditioned (central control). The air condition operates only during the time the train is moving. Sockets for

220  V  are  available  in  each  cabin,  capable  for  razors,  loading  mobile  phones,  cameras  and

notebooks. Standard Plus cars offer 9 cabins each and may be booked for double or single-use.

 

Daily shower facilities are guaranteed.

  If you travel eastbound Moscow – Beijing   Shower facilities are available in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Krasnoyarsk and Ulan Ude (one day room per cabin).

  If you travel westbound Beijing – Moscow   Shower facilities are available in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Ulan Ude, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk (one day room per cabin).

Therefore on both tours, you have guaranteed access to showers in your hotel room every day during the entire journey.

 

Standard Plus cabin dimensions:

  • Cabin 2,00 x 2,00 m = 4,0 sqm

  • Beds 65 x 185 cm

  Standard Economy Cabins  

The budget way of traveling

3 or 4 persons per cabin

his category is popular with those looking for the most economical way of traveling and is usually booked by families with children or friends traveling together. Standard Economy sleeping cars are equipped with 2 lower beds and 2 upper beds. 2 Toilets and washbasins for common use are situated either at each end of Standard Plus sleeping car, or they are both at one end. The sleeping cars are air-conditioned (central control). The air condition operates only during the time the train is moving. Sockets for 220 V are available in the cabins, capable of razors and loading mobile phones, cameras and notebooks. The Standard Economy sleeping cars offer 9 cabins each and may be booked only by 3 or 4 passengers traveling together. In the hotels the 4 passengers are staying in 2 double rooms, 3 passengers are staying in 1 double and 1 single room.

 

Daily shower facilities are guaranteed.

  If you travel eastbound Moscow – Beijing   Shower facilities are available in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Krasnoyarsk and Ulan Ude (one day room per cabin).

  If you travel westbound Beijing – Moscow   Shower facilities are available in Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow in your hotel rooms where you stay overnight. In addition to that hotel day rooms for showers are at your disposal during stops in Ulan Ude, Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk (one day room per cabin).

Therefore on both tours, you have guaranteed access to showers in your hotel room every day during the entire journey.

 

Standard Economy cabin dimensions:

  • Cabin 2,00 x 2,00 m = 4,0 sqm

  • Lower beds 65 x 185 cm

  • Upper beds 65 x 185 cm

Restaurant Cars

There are restaurant cars on the train that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as part of the full board service to all passengers of the Grand Trans-Siberian Express. Local cuisine is part of the menu: Russian cuisine in Russia and Mongolia, Chinese cuisine in China. During sightseeing tours in the cities, local meals are served in the specially selected restaurants.

Lounge

The lounge is the most popular place of the train and open to all passengers until late. Come, sit down, enjoy the scenery passing by the window and relax while having a drink and listening to the piano entertainment after dinner.

Lecture Area

In the lecture area, part of the lounge or a restaurant car, your tour escorts hold lectures about the history, geography, economy, and daily life of the regions visited. On some evenings we show films about Russia, Mongolia, and China. Also, your tour escorts offer a language course introducing the Russian language to you.