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Trans-Siberian Express Westbound

Overview

Our fast-track Trans-Siberian experience! The Trans-Siberian Express Westbound will take you on an epic journey from Vladivostok, continuing through Siberia past the legendary Lake Baikal, before traversing European Russia and arriving in Moscow, Russia’s enigmatic capital. The Trans-Siberian Express is perfect for backpackers those with a passion for rail travel, offering a more affordable, authentic rail experience. This 9-day experience follows the world-famous Trans-Siberian Railway, spending a day in Vladivostok before crossing the Siberian heartlands on the way to Moscow.

  • Russian Tourist Visa Invitation

  • All relevant Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian 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

  • Breakfast at all hotels, homestays and other accommodation

Itinerary

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 1

Arrival in Vladivostok

Welcome to Vladivostok! Your driver will meet you at your arrival point and take you to your hotel ready for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Sightseeing tour of Vladivostok

Today your adventure starts with a half day city tour taking in all of the major sights of Vladivostok including Svetlanskaya Street, Russky Bridge, the Triumphal arch for Tsar Nicholas II, as well as many parks and churches dotted around the city.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Departure from Vladivostok

In the morning, you will check out of your hotel and have some free time to do any last-minute exploring, before meeting your driver for the transfer to Vladivostok’s railway station.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

  • Expert Guide

Travel to

Trans-Siberian

Stretching 5772 miles from Moscow to the naval port of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, the Trans-Siberian is Russia’s principal railway route. The original route was constructed in the 20th century and has since been expanded to include several new branches to Ulaanbaatar, Harbin, and Beijing, via the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian railways.

Day 4

Depart Vladivostok and travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway

You will spend the next 6 days travelling across Russia.

  • Day on the Train

  • Night on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

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 9

Arrival in Moscow

You will finally arrive in Moscow around 2 pm, where your transfer will take you to your hotel if you wish to stay in Moscow for a few more days, the airport, or the railway station.

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • 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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