Trans-Siberian Rail September 2020 | Craig Travel

Trans-Siberian Rail September 2020

Trans-Siberian Rail
Journey from Moscow through Mongolia to Beijing
September 10, 2020 to September 27, 2020
18 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

Email specialist Stacey Harper to discuss your travel plans

Every world traveller has a Bucket List of journeys that they really want to do - someday. It is without a doubt that experiencing the Trans-Siberian Railway is a Bucket List journey. For those who love rail travel, looking for a truly unique travel experience, and who have done it all, this is a journey that you really must consider. In September 2020 we have planned this journey on the very comfortable private train - Zarengold or Tsar’s Gold Train. Starting from Moscow, we will roll across the steppes of Russia and then through the vast plains of Siberia before crossing into Mongolia on our way to Beijing. Combining nine overnights on the train with seven nights at comfortable first class hotels, the journey offers the plush comforts of a private train combined with the experience of a lifetime. While this journey is not for everyone, it is well suited to those with a sense of adventure who are willing to experience one of the world’s most hostile environments, Siberia, during its most comfortable time of year. Our private train offers five distinct cabin types, each uniquely different and each catering to the needs of different individuals (see separate insert for details). This journey provides a fully inclusive travel experience, with all excursions included, private guides and lectures, all meals (except two dinners in Beijing), all taxes, fees and gratuities for included services. Read on but don’t delay - we have limited space on this private train and we do expect that space will fill early and quickly.

Click here to view the various train compartment categories!

Book and deposit by March 31, 2020 and save $400 per person!


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CT Rating 3.5 Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3.5 Challenging

This journey involves extensive travel by rail through the remote Siberian countryside and may involve rough rides and unstable conditions. While the train itself is very comfortable with excellent food and service, the carriages and sleeping compartments feature shared facilities, upper and lower berths, compact sleeping areas, depending on the category chosen. Members need to be prepared for this unique travel experience.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • One and a half days of touring in Moscow
  • Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Kremlin in Kazan
  • Comprehensive onboard lecture program plus complete excursion and sightseeing package
  • Onboard informational talks on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture and history
  • Siberian Welcome ceremony with bread and salt
  • Traditional Siberian wooden houses in Irkutsk
  • Panoramic train route directly alongside Lake Baikal
  • Vodka tasting with traditional snacks and red caviar
  • Picnic on the shores of Lake Baikal (weather permitting)
  • Beijing’s Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • The journey delivers three of the world’s largest countries right to your compartment door: Russia, Mongolia and China
  • The only private Trans-Siberian train covering the spectacular landscapes of Mongolia
  • Stops at Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Ulaanbaatar
  • Accommodation in hotels indicated or similar: 2 nights in central Moscow; 1 night in Irkutsk, the Eastern Siberian capital city; 1 night in Ulaanbaatar (optional stay in a yurt); 3 nights in central Beijing
  • 8 nights aboard the Tsar’s Gold Train
  • 1 night Chinese Rail
  • 45 meals included as noted (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 15 lunches, D - 14 dinners)
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing according to itinerary, including all entry fees
  • Services of your tour escort plus local guides on the rail journey and excursions and a full time experienced professional Tour Director from Moscow to Beijing
  • Baggage handling at hotels and on train (1 bag per person)
  • All gratuities, taxes and fees for included services
  • China and Russia visa fees for Canadian Passport holders
  • Air-Inclusive rates also include: Return economy group airfare; Transfers between airports, trains and hotels; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value; All current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton
Vancouver / Victoria
Train Categories
Train Rates
Cat I Standard (quad occupancy)
Cat II Classic
Cat II Superior
Cat II Superior Plus
Cat III Nostalgic Comfort
Cat IV Bolshoi
Cat V Bolshoi Platinum

For your complete cost, add the airfare noted to the land cost.

Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen. Cat I is based on 4 persons sharing one room. All other categories are per person in twin. For single rates, please call our office.

Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective March 2019. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Our escort will accompany this tour with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Airfares from other gateways and upgrades to Premium Economy and Business Class are available on request. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by March 31, 2020 and save $400 per person!


Click here to view the various train compartments


This is an outline of the proposed schedule – as with any travel, the itinerary is subject to change due to local events and factors beyond our control. Every effort will be made to provide all sights and visits as outlined in the itinerary.


Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $415 to $827 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $216 to $523pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
$2,000 (Cat I & II) | $4,000 (Cat III – V)
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020