Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Vladivostok-Moscow

15-day Escorted Tour
The Trans-Siberian Express is THE big train ride—an epic 15-day journey spanning two continents and seven time zones. Travel across the world's most famous railway on board the private Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. You'll spend most days touring cities along the route as well as enjoy three, relaxing all-day train rides. You'll spend your nights on the train in private train compartments (except on the first and last nights of the tour, when you'll be in top hotels). Highlights include viewing the early-morning mist rising over Lake Baikal, as you ride outside on the engine, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. There’s no better way to see the vastness of Siberia. One of IRT members’ favorite journeys, it's a trip that will change your life. Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express: Moscow-Vladivostok

15-day Escorted Tour
The Trans-Siberian Express is THE big train ride—an epic 15-day journey spanning two continents and seven time zones. Travel across the world's most famous railway on board the private Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. You'll spend most days touring cities along the route as well as enjoy three, relaxing all-day train rides. You'll spend your nights on the train in private train compartments (except on the first and last nights of the tour, when you'll be in top hotels). Highlights include viewing the early-morning mist rising over Lake Baikal, as you ride outside on the engine, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. There’s no better way to see the vastness of Siberia. One of IRT members’ favorite journeys, it's a trip that will change your life. Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here. Singles Special: Pay no single supplement on our June 4-18 Trans-Siberian journey Moscow to Vladivostok — a saving of $8,000 in Silver or Gold Class!

The Silk Road: Beijing to Moscow by Private Train

21-day Escorted Tour
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The Silk Road rail adventure is one of the most exotic, storied, and best-loved by Society of IRT members, taking travelers to places few Westerners have ventured. It's no wonder IRT co-owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy chose this epic adventure to celebrate IRT's 30th anniversary in 2013! This two-train tour follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along one of the world’s oldest and most historic trade routes. The luxurious Golden Eagle and the first-class Shangri-La Express train will transport you back in time through five countries. This great caravan road linked the kings of Europe with the luxuries of Asia—most significantly, its silks and spices. It is preserved to a remarkable degree. Tour the Gobi Desert on camel, and see the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. Marvel at the architecture and artistry on display in the mosques and buildings of Central Asia's most important medieval cities. Wander through local markets offering Uzbek textiles and ceramics. Explore the history-rich cities of Beijing and Moscow. And do it all from the comfort of your "hotel-on-wheels!" This is truly a "trip of a lifetime." Note: Our Silk Road by rail journey also runs in the opposite direction. For the Moscow-Beijing itinerary, please click here.

The Silk Road: Moscow to Beijing by Private Train

21-day Escorted Tour
The Silk Road rail adventure is one of the most exotic, storied, and best-loved by Society of IRT members, taking travelers to places few Westerners have ventured. It's no wonder IRT co-owners Owen & Eleanor Hardy chose this epic adventure to celebrate IRT's 30th anniversary in 2013! This two-train tour follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along one of the world’s oldest and most historic trade routes. The luxurious Golden Eagle and the first-class Shangri-La Express train will transport you through five countries - and back in time. This great caravan road linking the kings of Europe with the luxuries of Asia—most significantly, its silks and spices—is preserved to a remarkable degree. Tour the Gobi Desert on camel and see the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. Marvel at the architecture and artistry on display in the mosques and buildings of Central Asia's most important medieval cities. Wander through local markets offering Uzbek textiles and ceramics. Explore the history-rich cities of Beijing and Moscow. And do it all from the comfort of your "hotel-on-wheels!" This is truly a "trip of a lifetime." Our Silk Road by rail journey also runs in the opposite direction. For the Beijing-Moscow itinerary, please click here. Note the westbound itinerary is one day shorter than the Moscow-Beijing eastbound itinerary. New: The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express will include two Imperial Suites on all departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.  

The Silk Road & Tibet: Moscow-Lhasa by Private Train

23-day Escorted Tour
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Embark upon a journey of a lifetime through the ancient Silk Road & Tibet. This epic one-off rail adventure begins in Moscow and winds through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and China, with a dramatic finale in Lhasa, Tibet. This trip combines the classic Silk Road journey with the new-for-2017 Tibet & China Rail Discovery Journey. The Silk Road rail adventure is one of the most exotic, storied, and best-loved by Society of IRT members, taking travelers to places few Westerners have ventured -- and now, with this dramatic climax in Lhasa, Tibet, it is even more exciting This two-train tour follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along one of the world’s oldest and most historic trade routes. The luxurious Golden Eagle and the first-class Shangri-La Express train will transport you through five countries - and back in time. This great caravan road linking the kings of Europe with the luxuries of Asia—most significantly, its silks and spices—is preserved to a remarkable degree. Tour the Gobi Desert on camel and see the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. Marvel at the architecture and artistry on display in the mosques and buildings of Central Asia's most important medieval cities. Wander through local markets offering Uzbek textiles and ceramics. Explore the history-rich cities of Lhasa and Moscow. And do it all from the comfort of your "hotel-on-wheels!" This is truly a "trip of a lifetime." New: The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express will include two Imperial Suites on all departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.  

A Caspian Odyssey Along the Ancient Silk Road

16-day Escorted Tour
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Begin the captivating Caspian Odyssey journey in Yerevan, Armenia, where the skyline is dominated by snow-capped Mount Ararat towering in the distance. Then, board the luxurious all-ensuite Golden Eagle train and begin your adventure through the South Caucasus region. Visit the Georgian cities of Tbilisi, Telavi, and Gori, all steeped in history both modern and ancient. Then make your way to Baku, Azerbaijan on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. After an adventurous crossing on the Caspian Sea, you'll join the ancient Silk Road trading route and visit Ashgabat, the gleaming capital of Turkmenistan. Then, visit Uzbekistan, with tours of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and Tashkent, before arriving at your final destination of Almaty, Kazakhstan. This once-a-year tour takes you to places few western travelers have ever seen - and on one of the most luxurious trains in the world, the stunning Golden Eagle. There's no better way to see these historic and otherworldly places!

The Caucasus by Luxury Rail

9-day Escorted Tour
This fall, join our captivating 9-day rail adventure from Yerevan to Baku, experiencing the remarkable and culturally diverse countries of the Caucasus. Discover the western shores of the Caspian Sea as we weave our way through Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Home to fascinating modern culture, as well as some of the world's most ancient and timeless architecture, this journey promises to be a unique adventure. Only a few cabins remain on this breathtakingly beautiful journey, so book your place now to avoid disappointment. Travel in comfort and luxury aboard the fully en-suite Golden Eagle luxury train. Note: Map shows entire Caspian Odyssey journey, whose opening Yerevan-Baku section comprises this tour.

Grand Tour of Russia: St. Petersburg - Moscow by Luxury Cruise & Train

26-day Escorted Tour
The Grand Tour of Russia, an epic 26-day journey from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, highlights the unique cultures and magnificent landscapes of this beautiful and expansive country. Traverse the river and rail networks on board the MS Volga Dream and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Passengers on the Grand Tour of Russia will enjoy some truly incredible scenery as the MS Volga Dream ventures towards Moscow. See the remarkable wooden architecture of Kizhi Island that has endured centuries of challenge and revolution and the inspiring tranquility of the Svir River. From Moscow, board the Golden Eagle as it embarks upon the Trans-Siberian railway. Enjoy the unique culture and magnificent landscapes of Mongolia, the grandeur of Lake Baikal, and the historical significance of the military port of Vladivostok. Russia’s first luxury river cruise ship, the Volga Dream, offers an unrivaled level of comfort and style, as well as the finest accommodation, service and care. Prioritizing a personal approach, the Volga Dream provides a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of a truly enigmatic country. The Grand Tour of Russia begins with three days in St. Petersburg. At night, stay in the five-star Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. Then, embark on the Volga Dream for your six-night cruise to Moscow, where you'll spend another three days touring the city and staying in the 5-star Ararat Park Hyatt. Last, but certainly not least, begin your Trans-Siberian luxury rail adventure on the Golden Eagle. Highlights include viewing the early-morning mist rising over Lake Baikal, as you ride outside on the engine, followed by a picnic lunch on a secluded beach. There’s no better way to see the vastness of Russia and Siberia. The Trans-Siberian journey has long been a favorite of IRT clients -- and now, with the addition of St. Petersburg and the Volga cruise, an already-epic trip becomes even more so. Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

Ulaan Baatar Express: Moscow to Ulaan Baatar

11-day Escorted Tour
Think of this as a compilation of some of the most intriguing and stimulating elements of the world’s greatest railway journey and you will understand the appeal of the Ulaan Baatar Express.  

Golden Eagle: Heart of Persia

14 Days
Our ‘Heart of Persia’ tour is aimed at those who display true pioneering spirit; a distinctive adventure that may not always follow the itinerary step-by-step, but will delight and enthrall with the potential for a surprise or two along the way.

Travelling in the ancient land of Persia, this unique journey by rail on board the fully en-suite Golden Eagle takes in destinations that have been off the tourist map for many years and therefore have rarely been experienced by the Western visitor, which makes it all the more special.

Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland

15-day Escorted Tour
The Trans-Siberian Express "Winter Wonderland" is a voyage through a shimmering sea of winter white. This epic journey spans two continents and seven time zones. Spend two weeks traveling on the world's most famous railway on board the private, cozy Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. This unique winter journey includes a  trip to frozen Lake Baikal, deepest fresh-water lake in the world, and the opportunity to experience a snowmobile or dog-sled ride across the rock-solid lake. For those who were dazzled by the sunlit snow in "Doctor Zhivago," this will be the answer to your "Winter Dreams."

Arctic Explorer - Quest for the Northern Lights: St. Petersburg-Moscow aboard the Golden Eagle

11 Day Escorted Tour
Travel aboard Russia's premier train, the incomparable Golden Eagle, as you take in the beautiful cities of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, graced by festive decorations and nature's own wintry adornments, and explore deeply into the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Trans-Mongolian Express: The Naadam Festival

13-day Escorted Tour
Naadam is the big event in Mongolia—a lively national festival, held every year. Naadam means “three manly games.” Known as the world’s second-oldest Olympics, it celebrates what defined civilization in the steppes eight centuries ago—archery, wrestling and horse riding. The competitors in the riding events are all children aged between 5 and 12, many of whom have been in the saddle since the age of one. It is claimed that such equestrian skills won Genghis Khan an empire that stretched from the Sea of Japan all the way to Europe. Once a religious ceremony, the festival now formally commemorates the 1921 revolution when Mongolia declared itself a free country. This tour is a unique opportunity to be among the few non-Mongolians to experience this spectacular, colorful but little-known festival and soak up the exciting atmosphere of this national holiday. Our tour combines the Naadam Festival with an amazing overland journey from Moscow on board the Golden Eagle private luxury train.

Land of the Midnight Sun: Russia & the Arctic Circle by Luxury Train

12-day Escorted Tour
Embark on this "Land of the Midnight Sun" journey on one of Europe's most luxurious trains, the Golden Eagle, and explore the dramatic beauty of Russia, Norway, and the Arctic Circle. Your journey's finale will take place in St. Petersburg, where you'll have a chance to revel in the spectacle of the White Nights Festival and take in a world-class ballet, opera, or orchestral performance. Incomparable cities, remote communities, dramatic fjords, abundant wildlife, and serene forests await you on this journey into the "land of the midnight sun." Two Imperial Suites will continue to be available on all Golden Eagle departures. These new compartments are the most spacious – 120 square feet – offered on the train and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table and lounge area, and more. For details about this and other upgrades, click here.

Persian Odyssey: Moscow-Tehran

18-Day Escorted Tour
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As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable treasures of Persia, this unique journey takes in destinations that are rarely experienced by the Western visitor which makes it all the more special. These tours are operated by Australian Pacific Touring.