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 […]

100 Years of Revolution: travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway in 2017

The Trans Siberian Express, 17th June to 1 July 2017:  my first Golden Eagle trip of the year as Guest […]

Behind The Scenes With Tour Designer, Matt

For over 25 years, the team at Golden Eagle Luxury Trains has lovingly designed and operated an exciting range of […]

Why now is the time to visit Iran

Iran has fast emerged as a must-visit destination in recent years. Find out why it is back on travellers’ radars […]

The Aurora Borealis Explained

Guest astronomer, Professor Don Kurtz, retells his journey aboard the Golden Eagle Arctic Explorer journey earlier this year and answers the […]

The Enigmatic Silk Road

It has a reputation of being one of the world’s most evocative and fascinating train journeys, but prior to the […]

Retrace the Russian Revolution in St. Petersburg

1917 is without question one of the most influential years in history. It is the year that saw two uprisings, […]

7 Fascinating Great Wall of China Facts

To celebrate the release of the latest Universal Pictures blockbuster, The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, we have put together […]

St. Petersburg’s White Nights Must-Do’s

The ‘White Nights’ season, which is enthusiastically celebrated in St. Petersburg, exists between late May and early July when sun-filled […]

Explore the Arctic this winter

Venture towards the summit of the northern hemisphere with a visit to the Arctic Circle this winter. Golden Eagle’s Arctic […]

Why Heart of Persia should be your next trip

Iran has quickly emerged as a must-visit travel destination; since the lifting of economic sanctions earlier this year and the […]

Introducing Michael Portillo

We are excited to announce that Journalist and broadcaster, Michael Portillo, will be hosting a series of guest lectures on […]

Highlights of the South Caucasus

The countries bordering the shores of the Caspian Sea are home to some of the most fascinating cultures, as well as […]

NAADAM FESTIVAL – A CLOSER LOOK

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

Longitude: time travel on the Trans-Siberian

Rail adventurer Matthew Woodward shares his thoughts on the ever changing time zones of the Trans-Siberian railway. Getting anyone to […]

Celebrating 100 years of the Trans-Siberian Railway

This year, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is celebrating 100 years since the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway, coinciding with a […]

Treasures of the Trans-Siberian railway

To celebrate Golden Eagle’s twentieth year of touring along the Trans-Siberian Railway, we put together a list of our top treasures waiting to […]

Enchanting Arctic Explorer in images

A photographer’s delight, the Arctic Explorer tour at New Year remains a firm favourite amongst Golden Eagle passengers. What better way […]