Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia by Luxury Rail: Ulaanbaatar to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle

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Ted Hunter
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Embark on an exclusive railway tour from Ulaanbaatar to Moscow aboard the opulent Golden Eagle train.

Mongolia, once the center of Genghis Khan's enormous empire, is a country of beautiful landscapes and nomadic people. On this fascinating exploration of Mongolia and Siberia, begin in Ulaanbaatar at the colorful Naadam Festival, to see spectacular demonstrations of performing arts and the traditional sports of archery, wrestling, and horseback riding. Next, board the Golden Eagle luxury train to cross vast green steppes dotted with grazing livestock and white nomadic gers (yurts).

An extraordinary highlight will be Russia's Lake Baikal, where we'll enjoy a feast of smoked omul fish freshly sourced from the lake. In Irkutsk, the "Paris of Siberia," celebrate with a private concert and champagne reception. Honor the life of Russian opera virtuoso Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) with an exclusive performance of his music in his hometown of Kazan. Visit the poignant site in Yekaterinburg where the Romanovs met their fate at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1918. Finish in Moscow with a private viewing of the treasures of the tsars and a tour of the opulent stations of the Moscow Metro, known as "the people's palaces."

 
Program Rates From:
$17,999
Summary
• Delight in a private tour of Moscow's Armory and marvel at its treasures from the tsars, including Ivan the Terrible's ivory-plated throne and weaponry from as early as the 6th century
• Luxuriate in an epic Trans-Siberian journey on the exclusive and intimate Golden Eagle train, enjoying unusually private cabins with en-suite bathrooms; and sumptuous gourmet meals with wines carefully selected by the train's owner, a wine importer
• Experience the Naadam Festival, known as the "Mongolian Olympics," featuring a colorful opening ceremony, dancers, musicians, and traditional competitions in archery, horseback riding, and wrestling, just weeks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games
• Savor a decadent twilight feast of freshly smoked omul fish on the banks of Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest lake, and take an optional plunge in its bracing waters, followed by a warming shot of vodka
• Revel in a private meeting with a Mongolian nomadic family in a traditional ger (yurt), take an optional horseback ride, and watch a performance featuring Mongolian throat singing and contortionists in Ulaanbaatar
Program Rates From:
$17,999
Summary
• Delight in a private tour of Moscow's Armory and marvel at its treasures from the tsars, including Ivan the Terrible's ivory-plated throne and weaponry from as early as the 6th century
• Luxuriate in an epic Trans-Siberian journey on the exclusive and intimate Golden Eagle train, enjoying unusually private cabins with en-suite bathrooms; and sumptuous gourmet meals with wines carefully selected by the train's owner, a wine importer
• Experience the Naadam Festival, known as the "Mongolian Olympics," featuring a colorful opening ceremony, dancers, musicians, and traditional competitions in archery, horseback riding, and wrestling, just weeks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games
• Savor a decadent twilight feast of freshly smoked omul fish on the banks of Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest and deepest lake, and take an optional plunge in its bracing waters, followed by a warming shot of vodka
• Revel in a private meeting with a Mongolian nomadic family in a traditional ger (yurt), take an optional horseback ride, and watch a performance featuring Mongolian throat singing and contortionists in Ulaanbaatar

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