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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.

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Day 1 - Arrival in Vladivostok

VladivostokYour 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

VladivostokToday 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

VladivostokYou have the freedom to explore, and experience, the city of Vladivostok at your leisure.

Day 4 - Depart Vladivostok

Far East RussiaPack, 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

Siberian ForestYour 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 - Arrive in Irkutsk

IrkutskFollowing your arrival in Irkutsk, you will be taken to the shores of Lake Baikal to enjoy some free time before relaxing in a traditional Russian Banya and having dinner.

Day 7 - Taltsy Excursion

Siberian Hinterlandso Today you will take a step back in time as you visit the Taltsy open air museum, home to an incredible variety of wooden buildings from the last few hundred years of Russian history, detailing how Russians lived and worked in Siberia and beyond.

Day 8 - A Choice of Excursions

Irkutsk ChurchOn day eight, you can select from one of the following incredible excursions!

Option one - Following the route of the original Trans-Siberian line around Lake Baikal, the Circum-Baikal railway is a definite highlight of the Trans-Siberian. Starting early, you will travel along the south-west shoreline of Lake Baikal, with many stops for breath-taking photos. You can even dip a toe or two into the lake if you are feeling brave!

Option two – Great for those who wish to immerse themselves in local culture, you will be taken to a settlement belonging to the indigenous Buryat people, 70km outside of Irkutsk on the remote Siberian plain. There are many activites available here, such as visiting the local lore museum, being ‘cleansed’ by the local Shaman, and taking part in a traditional Buryat feast.

Option three – If you wish to learn more about Lake Baikal then this is the perfect opportunity. You will be taken on a guided tour of the local Baikal museum and aquarium (home to two of the indigenous Baikal seal’s), followed by a chair lift ride to one of the highest point in the Listvyanka area, offering panoramic views across Lake Baikal and beyond. Following lunch, you be guided around a local Russian orthodox church, offering the chance to learn about the history of Orthodoxy, before checking out a local fish market. You will even have the chance to practice your bartering skills!

These excursions will finish back in Irkutsk quite late, so pack accordingly!

Day 9 - Irkutsk Excursion

TrainA 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

People on TrainThere 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

Siberian ForestThrough 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

Far East RussiaYou will arrive in Yekaterinburg and be provided with a transfer to take you to your accommodation.

Day 13 - Yekaterinburg Excursion Day

MoscowA 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

YekaterinburgYou 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

Far East RussiaYou 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

MoscowAt 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.

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Includes

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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
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Extensions

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Our range of tour extensions are ideal to make your incredible trip go that little bit further. With two, three or four day options, you can explore and spend more time in Moscow, discover the mysterious pacific coastal city of Vladivostok, or experience stunning St Petersburg, one of Russia’s greatest cities.

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Overview

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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 2017

Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
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Prices

  Second Class   First Class
No. of people £ $   £ $
1 £4,120.00 €4,920.00 $5,145.00   £4,745.00 €5,665.00 $5,920.00
2 £2,745.00 €3,280.00 $3,430.00   £3,370.00 €4,025.00 $4,205.00
3 £2,780.00 €3,320.00 $3,470.00   £3,405.00 €4,065.00 $4,250.00
4 £2,510.00 €2,995.00 $3,130.00   £3,135.00 €3,740.00 $3,910.00
5 £2,580.00 €3,080.00 $3,220.00   £3,205.00 €3,825.00 $3,995.00
6+ £2,430.00 €2,900.00 $3,030.00   £3,055.00 €3,645.00 $3,810.00

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