The Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching across Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok, was originally approved by Czar Alexander II in the late 19th Century. This tour is an ideal choice for the adventure traveler who wishes to combine the thrill of traveling with modern en-suite amenities including power showers and under floor heating. Undisputedly, one of the world’s greatest journey the train is used for 30% of all Russian exports and a trip across the country which can be made in as little as seven days. It’s also the route for the most expensive train ride in the world.
The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express boasts of Gold-class cabins that have everything from a DVD/VCD player, LCD screens to individual air-conditioning and at 77sq ft (7 sq m) they are among the largest rail cabins anywhere in the world. Silver cabins are more compact at 60sq ft (5.5 sq m) and have similar facilities with a fully en-suite wet room. A particular delight of the Golden Eagle is two beautifully appointed restaurant cars, the venue for chefs to serve carefully-prepared meals using only the finest local ingredients. Meals are complemented by wines from around the world, as well as – naturally – vodka.
The social heart of the train is the bar car, a great place to relax and settle into the unhurried pace of life on board. The Golden Eagle takes wealthy tourists and other travelers almost 6,000 miles in 15 days, with frequent stops for day trips. The world’s most expensive train ride costs $22,195 for a single room or $15,795 per person for a twin cabin.