Russian Luxury Train adds a Private Carriage

Private railway carriages are not new, but these days the ability to rent one and attach it to a train is rare outside the USA, where they are known as “Private Varnishes”*.

Now, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains has introduced the Romanov Suite to its (already) private Golden Eagle train on its Trans-Siberian journeys. The Romanov Suite carriage, which can be added on to the formation of the Golden Eagle train, comes with its own kitchen, chef and personal guide.

A waiter lights a candle in the railcar dining room
Fine dining on the Golden Eagle! (Photo: Golden Eagle)

The company thinks this is the perfect solution for families, or for travellers who want to sample a grand rail journey as part of a group but who also value additional space and privacy.

The exclusive carriage consists of two bedrooms (sleeping up to 4 guests), a lounge/dining room, a kitchen and personal chef. The Master bedroom is 120 sq ft and has a king-size bed, private en suite bathroom and remote controlled air-conditioning and heating. The smaller second bedroom, at half the size, has a small lower double bed, a single bunk-style upper bed, and private en suite bathroom/wet room. Services include a complimentary mini-bar, private guiding and chauffeur in the destinations visited along the way, and laundry service.

Privacy comes at a price though; the carriage costs £66,495 for a couple.

Romanov Suite lounge
Romanov Suite lounge (Photo: Golden Eagle)

The Romanov Suite will be available on all Trans-Siberian routes from June 2018.

The Golden Eagle luxury train was launched in 2007 and their classic 2-week/11,000km Trans-Siberian journey between Moscow and Vladivostok, has been a long-standing popular choice.


  • AAPRCO oversees private varnishes for rent or sale in the USA.

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