The Silk Road : Inclusions / Exclusions

The Silk Road Information


Finest Rail Accommodation

  • Private en-suite accommodation
  • 24-hour cabin attendant service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water in-cabin 24 hrs a day
  • Robes, slippers and L'Occitane toiletries in-cabin
  • Complimentary bottle of vodka in your Golden Eagle cabin

Onboard Inclusions

  • Stimulating onboard talks
  • Resident pianist in Bar Lounge Car
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily - starting with dinner on first day and finishing with breakfast on last day
  • Generous drinks allowance, including international wine, with lunch and dinner
  • Gala Caviar Dinner onboard the Golden Eagle
  • In-cabin breakfast option to start the day
  • Afternoon tea and cakes onboard the Golden Eagle
  • Inclusive drinks packages for Gold Class and Imperial Suite guests

Off-train Excursions Programme

  • Full guided off-train excursions programme
  • Fully included Freedom of Choice touring options which may vary due to final train times
  • Personal Headsets to hear the professional guide's commentary
  • Bottled water during excursions
  • Authentic dining experiences in local restaurants with a generous drinks allowance, including international wines

Click Here to view a Sample Daily Tour Itinerary with Freedom of Choice touring.



  • Accommodation aboard the Golden Eagle Train
  • Hotel accommodation (4-5 star standard, unless otherwise stated) as per the itinerary
    Experienced Tour Manager
  • Onboard Doctor - English speaking
  • Luggage porterage - from the time you are met at the airport until your departure
  • No tipping policy
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Commemorative DVD with photos of your tour and tour information
  • High quality Golden Eagle embroidered backpack
  • Detailed Golden Eagle route map
  • Illustrated Golden Eagle tour brochure


  • Airfares
  • Optional excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages (Please refer to the below for further information)
  • Laundry services 

Bar & Restaurant Cars

A particular delight of the Golden Eagle is one of our beautifully appointed restaurant cars, the venue for our chefs to serve carefully-prepared meals using wherever possible only local ingredients. Whether it be the world-renowned 'Borscht' or Omul - a fish unique to Lake Baikal - we offer a culinary experience representing the very essence of Russia. Our meals are complemented by wines from around the world, as well as - naturally - vodka.

Yet the social heart of our train is the bar car, a great place to relax and settle into the unhurried pace of life on board. Unwind in comfortable surroundings and watch the world go by as you get to know your fellow passengers. Enjoy the sounds of the pianist playing in the evenings; and the bar stays open until the last person leaves.

Click Here to view a Sample Menu