The Golden Eagle Train

About the Train

A journey by rail is an ideal way to take a comfortable, relaxed, wide-ranging tour of some of the most fascinating destinations MIR travels to. On the exclusive Golden Eagle private train you’ll experience the romance of Old World rail travel combined with the comforts of modern amenities. Luxurious private sleeping cabins are fully en suite, and lounge and dining cars provide top-quality food and drink and first-class service.

 

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Train & Hotel Accommodations

On Golden Eagle rail trips you can relax and watch the panorama rolling before you from your private window, and enjoy frequent opportunities to explore the territory on guided off-train tours.

Each sleeping carriage on the the Golden Eagle has its own attendants who perform bed turndown service and provide tea, coffee, and mineral water at any hour of the day. L’Occitane body products, premium bathrobes, slippers, and a hairdryer are provided in all cabin categories.

Please note that a variety of cabins styles may be in use aboard the train. Decor, layout, and type and number of dining and sleeping cars on your journey may differ from the examples depicted in MIR’s literature and on our website.

Imperial Suite

Imperial Suites are the most beautiful and spacious cabins available onboard the Golden Eagle. They measure an ample 120 sq ft (11.1 sq meters) and are furnished with a luxurious king size bed, wardrobe, dressing table, personal safe, and private en suite facilities that include a large power shower and underfloor heating. A dedicated seating area, remote-controlled air-conditioning/heating, DVD/CD player with LCD screen, and two large picture windows make the cabin a comfortable retreat. 

Imperial Suite dimensions:

Cabin area (total, including bathroom) – 120 sq ft (11.1 sq m)

Cabin length – 17′ 4″ (5.3 m)

Cabin width – 6′ 7″ (2 m)

Bed length – 6′ 2″ (1.9 m)

Bed width – 5′ (1.5 m)

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Gold Class

Gold Class cabins are well proportioned and feature modern en suite amenities including power showers, underfloor heating, a DVD/CD player with LCD screen, remote-controlled air-conditioning/heating, wardrobe, and a personal safe. Each cabin is configured with upper and lower berths and can accommodate double, twin, or single occupancy.

Gold Class cabin dimensions:

Cabin area (total, including bathroom) – 77 sq ft (7 sq m)

Cabin length – 11′ 8″ (3.6 m)

Cabin width – 6′ 7″ (2 m)

Bed length – 6′ 2″ (1.9 m)

Lower bed* width – 4′ 5″ (1.35 m)

Upper bed width – 2′ 9″ (85 cm)

*Lower bed converts to a sofa for daytime use.

Note: In carriages with five Gold Class cabins, the fifth cabin has a slightly smaller layout (68 sq ft) and often allocated to single guests.

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Silver Class

Silver Class cabins feature the same amenities as Gold Class cabins and similar facilities in a smaller space, including a smaller bathroom with a wet room-style shower area.

Silver Class cabin dimensions:

Cabin area (total, including bathroom) – 60 sq ft (5.5 sq m)

Cabin length – 8′ 8″ (2.6 m)

Cabin width – 6′ 7″ (2 m)

Bed length (upper & lower) – 6′ 2″ (190 cm)

Lower bed width – 3′ 6″ (1.1 m)

Upper bed width – 2′ 9″ (85 cm)

*Lower bed converts to a sofa for daytime use.

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Hotel Accommodations

The first and last nights of most tours are spent in well-appointed four and five star hotels. Some tours feature additional hotel nights. Please review the detailed itinerary for specifics pertaining to each tour and departure. Additional nights before and after any tour can be arranged on request.

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Life Aboard the Train

The Golden Eagle private train provides everything you need for a pleasurable journey. Join travelers from around the world to enjoy the relaxed and casual environment onboard, with no need to wear formal attire on excursions or while dining.

Train formations vary depending on the number of passengers on a given departure. Group sizes on winter trips are generally smaller than spring, summer, and fall departures. The exact configuration of the train on any particular journey may not be determined until close to departure. 

 

Dining Car

Meals consist of freshly prepared, skillfully executed Russian and international cuisine complemented by fine wines and a full selection of other beverages, served in an elegant dining car. The car is also used for lectures and film viewing.

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Bar/Lounge Car

The bar/lounge car is a social hub on the Golden Eagle where guests gather to enjoy a drink, read a book, play games, and take language lessons. The resident pianist performs every evening.

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Off-Train Tours

Rail journeys feature an extensive selection of off-train tours at the stops along our routes. Private coaches and local guides whisk you away from your train for fascinating half- or full-day forays into the principal towns and cities, sometimes including an in-city dining opportunity. Your tour’s itinerary includes all the details.

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All aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.
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  • All aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. All aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.
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Traveler Reviews

  • "Living in a train for two weeks, covering such a vast distance in a wonderful country, spoiled by excellent meals and expert service, was a totally unique experience. Exposure to all the fruits of Russian culture: music, concerts, art, tours, history, food, and vodka… a marvelous excursion."

    B. Northrop

    Lewiston, NY

  • "This was truly a ‘Voyage of a Lifetime’ filled with many wonderful memories. We highly recommend this trip. It was a real eye opener on Siberia. Train staff and tour directors were excellent and local guides at each stop. Enjoyed lectures and documentaries available to view in your room. Cooking class was a wonderful addition and change of pace. Lots of fun!"

    S. & S. Day

    Freeland, WA

  • "Excellent. A really great first train experience by staff that know exactly how to manage a difficult area. Extremely well managed and great service. A really nice way to see destinations otherwise inaccessible."

    J. & R. Fejfar

    Linden, VA

  • "Very unique. Lake Baikal was fantastic, we had a perfect day!"

    A. & J. Frauenberg

    Dublin, OH