Visit the State Hermitage in St Petersburg before the crowds arrive and see the Peacock Clock Ceremony
Discover Russia's history with a tour of a World War Two bunker in Moscow and a private military choir performance
In Irkursk enjoy a private opera recital, in the same manner that aristocrats from history would have
Be met at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight and meet your fellow guests.
Stay: Vladivostok, Hotel HyundaiDaily :
Discover a World War II submarine and see the suspension bridge over Golden Horn Bay. Board your train and enjoy dinner in the restaurant car.
Stay: 12 Nights: the Golden EagleDaily :
Visit the memorials of the explorer Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov and fallen World War Two soldiers before time at the interesting Regional Museum.Daily :
Relax on board as your train travels close to the Chinese border. Enjoy some time at leisure watching the landscape.Daily :
Sit back and relax in your cabin, watch a DVD or socialise in the Bar Lounge Car.Daily :
Cross the border into Mongolia and visit Ulaanbaatar. See the National Museum and Genghis Khan monument, or venture to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park to meet a nomadic family. Enjoy a performance of throat singing and contortionists.Daily :
Arrive in Ulan Ude and explore the Old Believers Village, learning about local culture. Later, enjoy a traditional concert.Daily :
Absorb views of Lake Baikal, then travel by boat to Listvyanka. Here, visit the Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium. Weather permitting, enjoy a BBQ of smoked Omul fish. Other options are a hike or a swim in the clear, ice-cold water.Daily :
Admire Irkutsk’s wooden architecture and visit the Volkonsky House Museum before a champagne reception. Later, you can choose to take part in a Russian cooking class. Or, you might visit a Russian Dacha (summer house) or apartment to get an insight into the life of a Russian family. Later, enjoy a private opera performance.Daily :
Unwind in luxury on your private train. Perhaps learn a few words of Russian.Daily :
Disembark for a tour that takes you to the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. See the statue of Vladimir Lenin. Alternatively, visit the Railway Museum, Mineralogical Centre or the State Art Museum.Daily :
Cross the Europe-Asia divide and the Ural Mountains to Yekaterinburg. Perhaps tour the city, then visit the Church Upon the Blood. Or explore the Museum of Military History.Daily :
Take a tour that includes the Kremlin Fortress. Kazan is the birthplace of the opera singer, Feodor Chaliapin, and you’ll enjoy a private concert of his music tonight.Daily :
Today, embark on a city tour. Say your goodbyes to your Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian companions at a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Moscow, The Ritz-CarltonDaily :
Be transferred to your hotel, before a day of leisure. This evening, get to know your fellow cruise passengers at a Welcome Dinner, accompanied by Russian folklore.
Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug KempinksiDaily :
Embark on a tour that includes Red Square, where you’ll see St Basil’s Cathedral, Poklonnaya Hill and the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer. You’ll also ride the Moscow Metro. Later, tour a World War II bunker, and enjoy a private performance from a military choir. Later board your river ship.
Stay: 10 Nights: MS Excellence KatharinaDaily :
Take a guided tour of the Armoury Museum within the Kremlin, a fortified complex once the royal residence of the Czars.Daily :
Discover the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery.Daily :
Cruise the Moscow Canal on the way to the Volga River, and dock in the historic Golden Ring city of Uglich. Visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood.Daily :
Today stop in Yaroslavl. Tour its glorious architecture, including Spassy Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.Daily :
In Goritsy, visit the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake. Later, cruise the White Lake and Volga-Baltic Waterway.Daily :
Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Explore here today.Daily :
In the village of Svirstroy, visit a local family for pastries. Enjoy leisure time, then head for Lake Ladoga.Daily :
Arrive in St Petersburg and tour lavish Catherine Palace. Tonight, delight in a ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre.Daily :
Take a Hydrofoil ride over Neva River to the State Hermitage. Here you will experience a tour before the museum is open to the public, where you will take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Later, tour St Isaac’s Cathedral, the Nevsky Prospect, and Palace Square.Daily :
Disembark your ship and travel to Peterhof Palace for a guided tour. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your flight.Daily :
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