With all tours originating in the Pacific city of Vladivostok you are guaranteed a memorable journey through Asia, Eurasia, Siberia and European Russia passing breathtaking landscapes such as the Ural Mountains and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal. For a detailed breakdown of this tour, please download our free Trans-Mongolian tour brochure which includes a day to day account of what you will see and do, along with tour prices and information regarding your accommodation.
Day 1 - Arrival in Vladivostok
Your tour starts in Vladivostok, where your transfer will be waiting for you at the airport, or train station, to take you to your accommodation.
Day 2 - Vladivostok Excursion
Today your adventure starts, a half day city tour taking in all of the major sights of Vladivostok as well as a visit to your choice of two, of the many, museums.
Day 3 - Free Day in Vladivostok
You have the freedom to explore, and experience, the city of Vladivostok at your leisure.
Day 4 - Depart Vladivostok
Pack, and prepare to check-out, then make the most of what Vladivostok has to offer on your final day in the city before you are provided with a transfer to the railway station, where our guide will advise, and assist, in purchasing provisions for the train if desired, accompany you to the platform, ensure that everyone is settled into their cabins and answer any last minute questions.
Day 5 - Into the Far East
Your first full day on the train takes you through Khabarovsk, the largest city and the administrative centre of the vast region that is twice the size of Germany, but with a population of only around 1 million people. It is the second largest city in the Far East after Vladivostok and home of many natural wonders including the famous White Siberian Tiger and the Amur River.
Day 6 - Siberian Hinterlands
You will spend all day on the train heading towards Lake Baikal, winding through the Siberian hinterlands, along the border with China, after a brief stop in Chita.
Day 7 - Arrive in Irkutsk
Following your arrival in Irkutsk, enroute to your accommodation you will visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture and the famous Shaman Rock, before having the afternoon to relax and explore at yoru leisure. At the end of the day there is a traditional Baikal dinner and optional “Banya”.
Day 8 - Irkutsk Excursion
There are three fantastic options to choose from included in your itinerary; the famous Circum-Baikal Railroad skirting the shores of Lake Baikal, visiting a traditional settlement of the ancient Mongolian Buryat tribes or an escorted trip to the Baikal Museum and aquarium.
Day 9 - Irkutsk Excursion
A fascinating half day city tour to see some of the best sights in Irkutsk, the Polish cathedral, Russian Orthodox churches and the Decembrist’s House.
Day 10 - Depart Irkutsk
There will be a transfer from the hotel to the railway station to catch your train for the next leg of your Trans–Siberian journey, on through Siberia and on to Moscow.
Day 11 - Venturing into Siberia
Through the seemingly limitless tracks and incredible forests of Siberia (the largest forest in the world), you will be passing through the mighty Altai region, crossing the River Yenisei at Krasnoyarsk.
Day 12 - Arrival in Yekaterinburg
You will arrive in Yekaterinburg and be provided with a transfer to take you to your accommodation.
Day 13 - Yekaterinburg Excursion Day
A full day tour, featuring some of the key landmarks that Yekaterinburg has to offer, including the Cathedral on the Blood, Ascension Hill and the Literary Quarter as well as a trip to the Europe/Asia border.
Day 14 - Free Day in Yekaterinburg
You will have the opportunity to investigate, explore, and experience the historic city of Yekaterinburg in your own time.
Day 15 - Free Day and Departure from Yekaterinburg
You will have a free morning to continue exploring the city, however you will need to prepare to check out and be ready for a transfer to the railway station early in the afternoon.
Day 16 - Arrive in Moscow
At the end of this day you will reach your destination, the Russian Capital of Moscow, where your transfer will be waiting to pick you up.
All our tours include:
- Domestic and international rail tickets
- Transfers for all departures and arrivals at each city
- A transfer with a personal guide to accompany you to the train on the start of your journey
- Full visa support
- Breakfast at all hotels, homestays and other accommodation
This tour includes:
- Total Duration: 16 Days
- Nights on the train: 7 Days
- Key Destinations: Vladivostok (3), Irkutsk (3), Yekaterinburg (3), Moscow
- Excursions: 4 Full day: Vladivostok City tour, a choice of excursions in, and around, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg City tour. 2 Half day: Irkutsk City tours
- Accommodation: City centre luxury 4* hotels near to all the main sights
- Meals: Breakfast at all Hotels, plus other meals, which are dependent on your preferred excursions. These are indicated in each route itinerary
This tour does not include:
- In tour spending money (all accommodation, excursions, transfers and other tour elements are fully paid prior to departure)
- Flights or other travel arrangements to tour joining point
- Meals, unless specified in the itinerary
Your tour begins in the Russian Far East, in the city of Vladivostok before moving on towards Siberia; making a three night stopover in Irkutsk, close to the majesty of the worlds largest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal. You will move westward through the vast steppes and forests of Eurasia, staying in the historic Yekaterinbug for three nights, before passing through the Ural Mountains, into European Russia, and finishing your adventure in Moscow. With premium 4* accommodation, full in-tour transfers and complete guided excursions, you can relax and submerge yourself into the total Russian experience.
Tour dates 2016
|No. of people
|2 - 3
|4 - 5
|6 - 8
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