Golden Eagle | Central Asia
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Life on board
The Golden Eagle, comprising three categories of cabins, featuring state-of-the-art amenities and ensuite facilities, is the only private train of its kind operating in these regions of the world.
Silver Class cabins, which are more compact, feature a small double lower bed and a single upper bed as well as DVD/CD player, LCD screen, safe, individual air-conditioning, wardrobe and large picture window. The Silver Class cabins have private ensuite wet room with a washbasin, toilet and shower.
Gold Class cabins are extremely well-proportioned and have everything from a private bathroom with separate power shower cubicle and underfloor heating to a DVD/CD player, LCD screen, safe, individual air-conditioning, wardrobe, large picture window as well as featuring a double lower bed and a single upper bed. Guests in Gold Class benefit from complimentary drinks off the Standard Bar List in the Bar Lounge Car.
Imperial Suites are the most spacious cabins available onboard the Golden Eagle and benefiting from a large and luxurious double bed as well as a lounge area with dressing table. Imperial Suite facilities include a private ensuite bathroom with power shower and the luxury of underfloor heating; individual air-conditioning; wardrobe; DVD/CD player with LCD screen; complimentary fully stocked minibar; safe; small library and two large picture windows to watch the world go by.
A note for Imperial Suite guests:
Exemplary service starts with a complimentary bottle of Dom Perignon champagne when you board the train to toast the start of your wonderful adventure. A private guide and chauffeured car service is included in many of the destinations, however, in locations where there are a limited number of experienced and qualified tour guides available a shared car service among Imperial Suite guests will be offered. Imperial Suite guests will also benefit from the inclusion of drinks from the standard and premium bar list in the Bar Lounge Car, a laundry service and room upgrades to the next available category at the hotels which are featured in the itinerary.
The beautifully designed restaurant cars provide a wonderful venue to enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared by the Executive Chef and his highly skilled onboard restaurant team.
Each morning, enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet in the restaurant car, offering a fresh selection of fruit, cereals, cold plates and freshly squeezed orange juice. For something more substantial enjoy a breakfast cooked to order by an onboard Chef, all accompanied by steaming hot tea and coffee.
At lunch and dinner, you will be welcomed by the resident Guest Relations Manager to enjoy a delightful culinary experience inspired by the countries that guests venture through. Attentive service and an excellent choice of wines, accompany all meals at lunch and dinner, in addition to bottled mineral water, draught beer and soft drinks.
Expect a relaxed and convivial atmosphere at mealtimes with the freedom to dine wherever, and with whomever, you please in a single sitting.
Golden Eagle FAQsView All
What is included in the price?
All private train and hotel accommodation as per the itinerary; all meals starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day of the tour (on some tours this may differ slightly, please refer to the specific itinerary); a generous allowance of wine, beer, soft drinks and tea and coffee with all lunches and dinners both on and off the train (except where stated otherwise); all arrival and departure transfers; guided off-train sightseeing excursions; the services of experienced tour leaders; complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water 24 hours a day, all gratuities and the services of an on board doctor.
What is the average age of the passengers?
Although there are no age restrictions on tours – most travellers are aged 55+. The average age is 65 years. Tours may not be suitable for young children.
What happens when I arrive at the airport / train station?
At the point of arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives who will be waiting with a Golden Eagle Luxury Trains sign. If arriving by air, this will be after immigration, once you have collected all your luggage and cleared customs. Our representative will then assist you to your transfer vehicle to the hotel.
Does the train have Wi-Fi?
On the Golden Eagle there is Wi-Fi available on board, powered by a 4G sim. Coverage is limited and will usually be available as we pass through larger cities/towns. However, on all tours – guests are provided with internet access in a local hotel or restaurant at least every other day.
Can you cater to special dietary preferences?
Most dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise us of your requirements at the time of booking.
Can I smoke onboard?
The Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express are non-smoking trains, however there is a designated area at the back of each train where people are permitted to smoke.
What is the dress code on the train?
During the day, the dress code on the Golden Eagle is casual both on and off the train. In the evening guests are suggested to dress smart casual.
For winter tours on the Golden Eagle, we recommend Ski-type jackets and trousers and thermal underwear. Train staff can provide hats, gloves and warm boots (so long as passengers have advised the rail staff of their shoe size). The train itself is always well heated and normal indoor clothing can be worn.
Since every tour requires some walking, it is recommend that passengers pack some comfortable walking shoes. A rubber sole is recommended to avoid possible slipping.
Is there a recommended time of arrival on the first day?
We recommend arriving between 11.00 and 16.00, in time for the Welcome Dinner, which is normally held between 19.00-20.00. Check in at most our hotels is between 2.00-3.00pm and early check-in is dependent on hotel availability (charges may apply).
Are there luggage restrictions?
There is limited space inside the cabin for luggage storage. Soft-topped luggage is easier to store. Luggage cannot be stored under the beds. There is a dedicated luggage storage area at the end of each carriage. We recommend passengers unpack and store their empty luggage in this area. Cabin attendants will assist guests with this.
Luxury toiletries, including shower cream, shampoo and conditioner are provided in each cabin. A hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and towels are also provided.
Will I need travel insurance?
As with all holidays and trips abroad, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Please consult with our agents at time of booking and we can assist you with this.