The Golden Eagle Train - Silk Road
The Golden Eagle train offers the freedom of movement and capability to explore a wide range of destinations in a shorter time period. This well-equipped train feels more like luxury hotel on wheels where you’ll enjoy fine dining and excellent service.
Travel in style and comfort aboard this luxury train
Experience the Russian lifestyle and culture by sampling local delicacies and attending informative lectures
Enjoy modern amenities with en-suite bathrooms and underfloor heating
Each itinerary offered on the Golden Eagle has been specially designed to include a hand-picked collection of fascinating places and exciting excursions to visit areas seldom explored by large groups. Typically, the train will travel through the night, as the gentle chugging of the tracks lulls you into a deep sleep, so you can wake up each day refreshed with a new destination to explore. The cabins are cleverly designed to maximize the available space to provide a seating area by day which converts to a bedroom by night. Each cabin has their own en-suite bathroom and luxury amenities such as bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Each cabin benefits from the service of the attentive carriage attendants, who are on call 24 hours a day.
As well as the comfortable sleeping cabins on board there is a bar lounge car and a restaurant car for you to enjoy leisure time and meals. The restaurant cars are beautifully decorated, and you will be amazed with the standard of fine dining available during your journey. Breakfast features freshly-baked breads, freshly-squeezed orange juices and a choice of hot and cold dishes. You may even choose to try a Russian specialty dish such as kasha, a porridge-like dish of grains boiled in water or milk. Lunches and dinners strive to serve the best of Russian cuisine, including fish only found in the local area and during a special Caviar dinner you’ll have the chance to sample some extra-special dishes such as black sturgeon and red salmon caviar. All guests receive a generous wine allowance with lunch and dinner and guests staying in the gold class cabins or Imperial suites enjoy additional benefits such as complimentary drinks in the Bar Lounge Car. After a busy day the Bar Lounge Car is a welcome place to retire to enjoy drink, or perhaps a game of backgammon and to reflect on the day. In the evening there are live musical performances and a resident pianist.
Throughout your journey on the Golden Eagle train you will enjoy a packed schedule of included activities and excursions. The Golden Eagle offer their guests the freedom of choice as all tours can be booked on board and you can therefore choose to participate in as much, or as little, as you like. The resident tour managers are always on hand to advise on the best excursions to do in each area and are also extremely knowledgeable about the destinations you will visit. There are also a range activities on available on board.
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