Elegantly appointed and superbly comfortable, Golden Eagle trains are designed for modern railroading pleasure, with an old-fashioned concern for comfort and attention to detail. Life aboard is unhurried, giving you the chance to soak up the places you visit, from Persia to the Silk Road and Russia to China.
A Day in the Life of Rail Cruising
Much of the time, your train travels at night, arriving "in port" in the morning. After breakfast on board, you hop on a bus to explore the day's destination with your guide. Explorations may include home visits, hiking, cooking classes, walking tours, concerts, a banya (Russian sauna), and caviar dinners. If you have opted to stay in the Imperial Suite (see below), you'll make your excursions by private car with your own dedicated guide.
Some days, your train travels all day to cover great distances. This gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the Golden Eagle's engaging activities, from language lessons to informative lectures. Of course, reading a good book, talking with your travel companions, or simply watching the ever-shifting landscapes from your comfortable cabin is also a good option.
When your journey wraps up, you're whisked to the airport for your flights home or onward. GeoEx has a host of inspiring ideas for adding customized adventures to the end (or beginning) of your rail journey and we'll handle all the logistics from start to finish, so all you have to do is enjoy.
The Dining Car
For lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Meals are complemented by an extensive list of wines from around the world. In the morning, freshly squeezed orange juice, just-baked bread, and traditional specialties are available at the buffet (unless you prefer a breakfast basket delivered to your cabin).
The Bar Lounge
The elegant bar car is the social heart of the train. Come here to watch the world peacefully go by and to mingle with your fellow travelers over afternoon tea or evening sundowners. This area also sets the stage for thoughtful briefings, talks and lectures, trip updates, language classes, and live music—there's a resident pianist.
Cabins range from 60 to 120 square feet, depending on the room category (Gold Class cabin pictured to right). We'll help you choose the best option for you. All include:
- comfortable beds
- remote-controlled heating and air-conditioning
- DVD/CD player with LCD screen
- personal safe
- en-suite bathroom with toilet, sink, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, and L'Occitane toiletries
- complimentary tea, coffee, and mineral water.
Imperial Suites (shown below) also feature a sitting area with two large picture windows, a marvelously large double bed, a separate shower space, and under-floor heating. They come with additional services, including private car and guide for off-train excursions, complimentary minibar, drinks in the bar lounge from standard and premium lists, and laundry.