Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trip of a Lifetime

MIR gives you multiple ways to experience the fabled Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s greatest train adventures. With Moscow as one terminus, you can journey to or from Mongolia, Beijing, or – at the other end of the line, seven time zones and 5,772 miles away – Vladivostok.

You can also choose your level of indulgence: travel like a local on the regularly scheduled trains, or up the comfort on the Tsar’s Gold or exclusive Golden Eagle private lines. However you go, you’ll experience the amazing breadth of the Russian landscape and culture.

Why travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway with MIR

  • 30 years of Trans-Siberian Railway travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, recommends MIR as the company to plan your Trans-Siberian journey
  • MIR’s Russia experts have decades of experience fulfilling and exceeding traveler expectations. We’ll make sure you’re matched with the right trip for the best possible experience.
  • Travel programs from Northwestern, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins have chosen MIR to guide them along the Trans-Siberian line
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including MIR affiliate offices in Moscow, Irkutsk, and Ulan Ude
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Trains That Travel on The Trans-Siberian Railway

Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

The exclusive Golden Eagle private train combines the romance of Old World rail travel with the comfort 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. It’s a restful, satisfying way to experience legendary rail routes.

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Tsar’s Gold

Six classes of accommodations on the Tsar’s Gold private train all provide basic comforts with a range of amenity levels. Higher-end Bolshoi Class cabins are en suite, while more basic classes share bathrooms. The Nostalgic Comfort Class is retrofitted to resemble cabins used by Communist Party leaders in the 1950s.

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Regularly Scheduled Train

Riding a regularly scheduled Russian train is an adventurous, immersive experience. Train travel is still the most common way for Russians to get around the largest country on earth, which makes riding the trains alongside local people is a great way to get an insider’s look at the diversity of Russian culture. Travel by train is a chance to disconnect (no Wifi on board) and enjoy a relaxing few days.

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The Golden Eagle train. Photo credit: Bill Adams
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The view from a train rounding Lake Baikal.
The Golden Eagle train in Vladivostok, Russia.
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Traveler Reviews

  • "Go! If you are interested in this part of the world – it’s the only way to see it."

    P. Porter

    Dallas, TX

  • "It was worthwhile seeing virtually all levels of Russian living, people, and countryside."

    J. Libby

    Chandler, AZ

  • "This is a great way to see much of Russia/Siberia. The guides were essential… [A] good experience which met our agenda, which was different than most tour-oriented tourists."

    E. & J. Howle

    Chapel Hill, NC

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