It’s not just royalty that can command their own private railway carriages. Now, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is raising the luxury train travel bar still further on its Trans-Siberian journeys and introducing the Romanov Suite onboard the private Golden Eagle train – an entire private carriage with its own kitchen, chef and personal guide. Privacy comes at a price though: $122,376 for full carriage hire.
With all its best compartments – the sumptuous Imperial Suites – currently a sell out for the year ahead, these VIP Suites have been introduced to meet the demand for high-quality rail accommodation. The exclusive Suite, which can newly be added on to the formation of the Golden Eagle, consists of two bedrooms (sleeping up to 4 guests), a lounge/dining room, a kitchen and personal chef. Offered exclusively by Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, this is the perfect solution for families, or for travelers who want to sample a grand rail journey as part of a group but also value additional space and privacy. The Romanov Suite will be available on all Trans-Siberian routes from June 2018. Meanwhile all other cabin classes, as well as the Bar Lounge Car, have recently undergone a refresh, with newly upholstered seating and new carpets and soft furnishings throughout.
Romanov Suite guests can expect luxury on a lavish scale. The Master bedroom is equivalent to the Golden Eagle’s Imperial Suite, measuring 120sq ft and benefiting from a king-size bed, private en suite bathroom and remote controlled air-conditioning and heating. The smaller second bedroom, at half the size, is comparable to the Golden Eagle’s Silver Class cabin, with a small lower double bed, a single bunk-style upper bed, and private en suite bathroom/wet room. Services include a complimentary mini-bar, private guiding and chauffeur in the destinations visited along the way, and laundry service.
From the moment passengers step aboard the Golden Eagle luxury hotel-on-wheels, they can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of. Fine dining menus, meticulously planned itineraries, cabin attendants and an on-board doctor ensure a care-free experience, while a variety of activities are available on the move too, including Russian language classes and vodka tastings.
Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, the world’s leading operator of luxury rail tours by private train, launched the Golden Eagle in 2007, and the classic Trans-Siberian has been a long-standing popular choice. Now guests can travel along this epic route, undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, in total luxury. Join the Golden Eagle’s Trans-Siberian Express passage between Moscow and Vladivostok, covering a massive 11,000kms over two weeks, largely following the famed Trans-Siberian Railway which weaves through Russia’s vast and little-visited interior, over the Urals and across the steppe.
Among the many highlights along the way are: witnessing the modern Soviet city of Novosibirsk; enjoying a glass of champagne with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia at Yekaterinburg, known as the Great Divide; learning to cook traditional Russian dishes in the ‘Paris of Siberia’, Irkutsk; being hauled by a Soviet-Era steam locomotive along the shores of Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world; watching a folk performance in the Old Believers Village at Ulan Ude; and, in Mongolia, exploring its capital, Ulaan Baatar, and visiting a traditional Ger to meet a nomadic family in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.
Price: from $122,376 pp based on 2 or 4 sharing, including exclusive hire of the Romanov Suite with 12 nights on-board the Golden Eagle and 2 nights’ hotel accommodation, all meals and drinks with private chef, private vehicle and tour guide for off-train excursions, porterage, arrival and departure transfers, complimentary laundry and gratuities. Flights are extra.
For further information contact Golden Eagle Luxury Trains,
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