Staycation: Exploring the World From Home

For avid travellers like our Golden Eagle guests, 2020 has not begun as expected. Increasingly strict measures mean that we […]

A History of Luxury Trains

Many people believe luxury train travel in Britain, Europe and the United States was the product of the 20th century’s […]

Clothing Guide: Preparing for your Winter Trip

Our special winter programme includes the Trans-Siberian Express Winter Wonderland and Arctic Explorer tours. From our experience in previous years, […]

Slow Travel: Reviving the Romantic Rail Journey

Following the increased demand for greener ways to explore the world and a keen desire for genuine experiences away from […]

Our Top Destinations for 2020

For 30 years, we have been delighting passengers with unique tours to fantastic destinations across the globe. To assist you […]

Celebrating 30 years: A Look Back on Our History

Our proud heritage is built on a determination to provide luxury train travel in the remotest of locations around the […]

Life on Board the Z21 to Lhasa

In his new book, author Matthew Woodward makes a trip to Lhasa by train, discovering that altitude isn’t just a […]

The Trans-Siberian Express: Summer or Winter?

Eskimos are famously said to have around 50 different words for snow; this is because it is such a crucial […]

Six Degrees of Separation?

Six degrees of separation is the theory that one person on the planet can be connected to another through a […]

Republics of the Silk Road: Top 5 Highlights

For centuries, merchants and adventurers journeyed on ancient routes through some of the most testing landscapes in the world trading […]

Gourmet Traditions on the Golden Eagle

From warming soups to unique fish dishes, experiencing traditional Russian food should be a highlight of any journey across Siberia. […]

Adventures in Snow on the Arctic Explorer

In his latest blog post, Dr Robin Catchpole shares tales of snow and ice from his Arctic Explorer adventure aboard […]

A New Lease of Life: Our P36 Locomotive

Since discovering a derelict P36 locomotive on our inaugural Trans-Siberian tour in 1996, our Company Founders, Tim Littler and Marina […]

Cold War Moscow

Matthew Woodward takes a journey through Moscow’s Cold War past, discovering locations that were once classified as state secrets. If you are […]

Russia and the ‘Housing Question’

Two of the Train Managers on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express are from Irkutsk, and their intimate knowledge of the […]

NAADAM FESTIVAL – A CLOSER LOOK

Each year between 11th – 13th July, Mongolia celebrates its biggest festival of the calendar year. The Naadam Festival, known […]

Coming in from the Cold – The Flora of Siberia

Plant historian, Maggie Campbell-Culver, gives a detailed insight into the plant life found across Siberia. The landscape of Siberia is like […]

Dramatic History Along the Balkan Explorer Route

Visiting some of the most pivotal sites in European history, find out how the Balkan Explorer has become one of our most significant tours. […]

The Balkans: Top 10 unmissable sights

We bring you interesting facts and stories from our top 10 unmissable sights on our Balkan Odyssey journey, which travels from Budapest to Venice […]

Celebrating 30 Years: Highlights for 2019

In 2019, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains will celebrate 30 years in business. Since launching our very first service in 1989, […]

In search of the Northern Lights

In the second part of our Northern Lights blog series, Dr. Robin Catchpole reveals the best time and place to see the Aurora Borealis. […]

What causes the Aurora Borealis?

In this fascinating guest blog series, Dr. Robin Catchpole shares his expert knowledge to help us make sense of the […]

Photographing the Northern Lights

In the final part of our Northern Lights blog series, Dr. Robin Catchpole shares his expert tips and advice for photographing the spectacular Aurora Borealis. […]

Our Top 7 India Experiences

India’s unique blend of history, culture and scenery have intoxicated western travellers for centuries. It’s no wonder: life on the […]

Discover enchanting Tibet & China

Back by popular demand, the China and Tibet Rail Discovery tour combines spectacular Chinese destinations with one of the world’s […]

Great Expectations: in search of the Aurora Borealis

“Eсть аврора” (yest avrora – there is the aurora) our bus driver says, pointing out of the front window as […]

In search of the momentous Midnight Sun

This incredible rail journey takes us in search of the incredible Midnight Sun, during the celebratory White Nights season. We cross deep […]

Travellers’ tales on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

‘The Trans-Siberian railway’ – for a train enthusiast, there can be few more evocative words. Yet although I have just […]

Tornado: The story of a new age steam locomotive

Read the extraordinary story of how a group of people, with a shared ambition, came together to construct a brand […]

Bucket list travel: Trans-Siberian Railway

Rail adventurer and Golden Eagle contributor Matthew Woodward has recently had his first book published; Trans-Siberian Adventures. We asked Matthew […]