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Baikal Amur Mainline Adventure Tour Eastbound with Vladivostok

Overview

Experience 19 days skirting along the famous Baikal-Amur Mainline. Travelling Eastbound from Russian capital, Moscow, through the sprawling forests, surging rivers and pristine lakes of Siberia to the Russia’s Eastern-most city, Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East. If you are looking for the authentic Trans-Siberian experience with a twist then this Russian rail tour is the one for you. As part of this tour, you will spend time at plenty of popular destinations across the Baikal-Amur Railway line, including Tayshet, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, and the famous hero city of Vladivostok.

  • Buryat ger life experience with an interactive program

  • Crossing the largest bridge of the Baikal-Amur Mainline across the Amur river in Komsomolsk-on-Amur

  • Day excursion to “Stolby” National Park

  • Riding the spectacular Baikal-Amur Railway

  • Trip to Krasnoyarsk – one of the largest cultural, educational and industrial centres of the Eastern Siberia and Far East

  • Visit to the beaches at Lake Baikal and Yarki Island in the summer or Dzelinda hot mineral springs in the winter

  • Visit to the Tynda BAM Museum to learn more about the history of this mainline

  • Visiting Moscow – the Capital of Russia

  • Sightseeing in Vladivostok

Itinerary

Moscow

Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to Moscow! Your driver will meet you at the train station and take you to the hotel ready for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you see fit. However, if you wish to make the most of your trip, we can offer one of our optional Moscow activities or excursions such as an evening cruise on the Moskva river. We can recommend an evening cruise on the Moskva River as this is the best way to admire the evening lights of the capital and have a restful evening on a comfortable yacht.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Optional excursions

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 2

Moscow city tour

After breakfast, your guide and driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to start an exciting journey around Moscow to see all the fantastic sites this city has to offer. You will begin with a car journey to visit the most popular Moscow sights. Including the Sparrow Hills’ observation spot, the Moskva river embankment, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden’s Convent, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street and Moscow State University.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Sparrow Hills Viewpoint

  • Christ the Saviour Cathedral

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • Sobornaya Square

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Tsar Bell

  • Tsar Cannon

Day 3

Free time in Moscow

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will have some free time before checking out at 12 noon. You will meet your guide and driver at the agreed time for your transfer to the rail station for your first train journey to Krasnoyarsk.

Train to Krasnoyarsk

You will spend the next two days on the train to Krasnoyarsk. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Russia from the edge of your seat!

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Optional excursions

  • Departure Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

Travel to

Krasnoyarsk

Situated on the Yensei River, Krasnoyarsk is the third largest city in Siberia and an important junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The city has been hailed by Anton Chekov among others, as one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia and even the entirety of Russia. It is best known for the Stolby Nature Sanctuary, an idyllic national park set within rolling hills and rocky outcrops, found just 10km south of the city.

Day 6

Exploring Stolby National Park

Today you will arrive in Krasnoyarsk, the capital of Siberia and one of the biggest transportation hubs of Russia. Your driver will meet you at the arrival terminal and take you to the hotel for an early check-in and a chance to have some breakfast and freshen up before the day’s events.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Stolby National Park

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

Day 7

Free time in Krasnoyarsk and Departure

Enjoy a more relaxed breakfast, before checking out at 12 noon. In the morning, you will be able to take an optional 3-hour city tour by car should you wish to see more of the city. After the tour, your driver will drop you off at the railway station where the guide will assist with boarding the train.

  • Breakfast & Dinner

  • Optional excursions

  • Free Time

  • Departure Transfer

  • New Destination by Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Sauna Experience

Travel to

BAM

BAM refers to Russia’s Baikal Amur Mainline which stretches from Tayshet in Eastern Siberia to Sovetskaya Gavan in the Russian Far East, passing through several important destinations including Tynda and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The railway was built during the Soviet Era as an alternative route to the Trans-Siberian and is 4324 kilometres in length. Most notably, parts of the railway are built on layers of permafrost which support the structural integrity of the track.

Day 8

Arrive at the starting location of the BAM Railway

After breakfast, you will spend a couple of hours sightseeing around the historic Biryusa village. Next, you will stop for lunch before heading back to the hotel to pack, check-out and to catch your transfer back to Tayshet to learn more about this city.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour by car

  • Rail Square in Tayshet

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

Travel to

Severobaikalsk

A small town situated on the Northern tip of Lake Baikal at the mount of the Tyya River, Severobaikalsk was founded in 1974 as a work settlement for the nearby Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), serving as the central starting point for the railway project. The town’s history is bound by this spectacular railway and is home to a church and a unique museum dedicated to the history of the Baikal Amur Mainline.

Day 9

Visiting the mineral hot springs of Dzelinda / Exploring the beaches of Yarki Island

After arriving in Severobaikalsk, you will be taken on one of two experiences depending on the time of year. Your driver will meet you at the rail station and take you to your hotel, where you will get some time to rest and refresh. Afterwards, you will stop for lunch in a city cafe before starting your day excursion to Nizhneangarsk, the most Northern point of Lake Baikal.

  • Lunch & Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Mineral hot springs of Dzelinda (Winter)

  • Catamaran experience on Yarki Island (Summer)

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Lake Baikal

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 10

Severobaikalsk city tour

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and meet your guide and driver for a city tour around Severobaikalsk. You will have a chance to visit the Picture Gallery and the Bayar Buryat Centre, to experience an interactive program and to taste some traditional food “posy” with green tea. You will then have some free time to do some last-minute shopping before departing for the railway station and boarding the next train for Tynda.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • Picture Gallery

  • Bayar Buryat Center

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

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Tynda

Situated near where the Getkan River joins the Tynda River (to which the town is named), Tynda is an important industrial town located in Amur Oblast. The town is known as an important crossing point of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Amur Yakutsk Mainline and is one of the most significant producers of timber in the region. The town is home to several tourist attractions including the Museum of the History of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

Day 11

Train to Tynda

You will spend the day on the train to Tynda. On arrival, your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel where you will check-in for the evening.

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • New Destination by Train

  • Arrival Transfer

Day 12

Visiting the Baikal-Amur Mainline Museum in Tynda

You will have some time for breakfast before checking out and heading to the little Russian town, famous for its Baikal-Amur Mainline Museum, which is considered to be the best in Russia. After your trip to the museum, you will head for a nearby viewpoint. Here you can see panoramic views of the whole town, before completing your day with a car tour, passing by the modern Trinity Church and other historic buildings which you will learn more about on the way.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour by car

  • Expert Guide

  • Baikal-Amur Mainline museum

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

Day 13

Train to Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Spend the day on the train to Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Russia from the edge of your seat!

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Located on the west bank of the Amur River in the Russian Far East, Komsomolsk-on-Amur is a vital industrial city in Khabarovsk Krai. The old settlement where the city now stands was conquered by the Mongols in the 13th century and was occupied by the Manchus until the 1858 Treaty of Aigun which ceded the area to Russia. It is located on the Baikal-Amur Mainline and is known for its aircraft production.

Day 14

Komsomolsk-on-Amur city tour

Once you have arrived at Komsomolsk-on-Amur station, your driver will take you to your hotel for an early check-in.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour by car

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • City Lore Museum

  • Pivan BAM tunnel

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Amur embankment

  • Free Time

Day 15

Visting the Crystal Lake at Solnechniy Village

Today you will leave Komsomolsk-on-Amur behind and head back to Vanino. After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and meet your guide for a trip to Solnechniy village. Here you will visit the local mineralogical museum and Crystal Lake before stopping at the Rail Museum. Lunch will be offered as a part of this trip and the day will finish with a transfer back to the railway station for your train to Vanino.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Crystal Lake at Solnechniy Village

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Rail Museum

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

Travel to

Vanino

Vanino is an industrial port settlement situated on the Strait of Tartary in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. It is of key economic significance to the Far East Russia and is one of the ten largest ports in Russia in terms of cargo handling; it connects to other inland cities via the Baikal Amur Mainline. The Vanino-Kholmsk train ferry, provides an important connection between Sakhalin and the Russian mainland.

Day 16

Tour of historic Vanino

On arrival at Vanino Railway Station, you will be able to walk over to your hotel, check-in and take some time to rest and refresh before starting your day.

Visit the beautiful bays of Sovetskaya Gavan

Your tour will continue to Sovetskaya Gavan’ where you will see the beautiful Menshikov and Obmannaya Bays.

  • Breakfast

  • New Destination by Train

  • Guided History Tour

  • Sovetskaya Gavan’

  • Menshikov and Obmannaya Bays

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Transfer to Train

Day 17

Train to Vladivostok

Today you will experience a full day on the train. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the edge of your seat.

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Vladivostok

The administrative centre of Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok meaning ‘Rule in the East’ in Russian, is situated in the far east of Russia around Golden Horn Bay. The city is famous for its harbour location as the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and being the final stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Tourists are attracted to its many military sites left over from the Russo-Japanese War and the beautiful Russky Island.

Day 18

Vladivostok city tour

Welcome to Vladivostok! Your driver will meet you at the train station and take you to your hotel for an early check-in. You will have a bit of time to rest and refresh before meeting your guide for a city tour.

  • Breakfast

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour by car

  • Marine Passenger Terminal

  • Korabel’naya Quay

  • Submarine museum

  • Eagle Nest Viewpoint

  • Military History

  • Food & Drink Experience

Day 19

Departure from Vladivostok

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and meet your driver at the agreed time for the transfer to the airport or rail station, this is where the tour will end.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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