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Overview

  • 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

  • Russian Tourist Visa Invitation

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

Arrival in Moscow where your transfer will be waiting for you at the airport or railway station to take you to the 3 * Maxima Panorama Hotel.

Day 2

Free Day in Moscow

Today your adventure begins – you have a free day to explore, discover and experience everything the Russian capital has to offer.

  • Breakfast

Day 3

Free Day in Moscow

You have a free day to explore, discover and experience everything the Russian capital has to offer.

  • Breakfast

Day 4

Depart Moscow

You will have a free morning to continue exploring the city before checking out at 12 noon for your transfer to the railway station later in the afternoon. Our guide will advise, and assist, in purchasing provisions for the train if desired, as well as accompany you to the platform and ensure that everyone is settled into their cabins before taking any last minute questions.

  • Breakfast

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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg stands close to the divide between Russia and Kazakhstan and is known as the ‘window on Asia’ due to its close proximity to the border. The city is commonly referred to as Russia’s ‘third capital’ as it is ranked third for tourism, transport, and economic size. It holds crucial significance in Russian History as the final resting place of the Romanov dynasty.

Day 5

Arrival in Yekaterinburg

You will arrive into Yekaterinburg, and will be provided with a transfer to take you to the 3* Ural Hotel

Day 6

Free Day in Yekaterinburg

You will have the opportunity to investigate, explore, and experience the historic city of Yekaterinburg in your own time, or book one of our many optional excursions.

  • Breakfast

Day 7

Free Day in Yekaterinburg

You will have the whole day to investigate, explore, and experience the historic city of Yekaterinburg in your own time, or book one of our many optional excursions.

  • Breakfast

Day 8

Depart Yekaterinburg

Your train will leave early in the morning for the eastern foothills of the Ural Mountains, ultimately heading to Irkutsk, home to one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, the awesome Lake Baikal! But first weave your way through the Siberian plane via Novosibirsk.

  • Breakfast

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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 9

Heading into Asia

Enjoy your day on the train, travelling along the seemingly limitless tracks, and through the incredible forests of Siberia, you will pass the mighty Altai region, crossing the River Yenisei at Krasnoyarsk, before heading deep into Asia.

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Irkutsk

Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia and the most important hub for tourism in the Lake Baikal region. As opposed to many of the more industrially shaped cities in Siberia, Irkutsk has a long history as a cultural centre and has been home to scientists, writers, artists, and political activists such as the Decembrists. It is also a key destination on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Day 10

Arrival in Irkutsk

Following your arrival in Irkutsk, you will be taken to your accommodation at the 3* Angara Hotel. There is no early check-in available here, but you will have plenty of time to do some exploring beforehand.

Day 11

Free Day in Irkutsk

Today is left free to relax, explore, experience, shop or book one of our many optional excursions.

  • Breakfast

Day 12

Free Day in Irkutsk

Today is left free to relax, explore, experience, shop or book one of our many optional excursions.

  • Breakfast

Day 13

Depart Irkutsk

Following a transfer to the railway station, you will catch the train to Vladivostok. Once through Ulan-Ude, the home of Russian Buddhism and capital of the local Buryat Republic, the train skirts along the Mongolian borders and heads east.

  • Breakfast

Day 14

Siberian Hinterlands

You will spend the day on the train and, after a brief stop at Chita, the train heads onwards to Birobidzhan, and winds through the Siberian hinterlands and along the border with China.

Day 15

Into the Far East

Your last full day on the train takes you through Khabarovsk, the largest city and the administrative centre of a vast region, which is twice the size of Germany with a population of just over 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.

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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 16

Arrive in Vladivostok

Passing through rocky foothills to approach the Pacific coast, you will arrive in Vladivostok in the afternoon where your transfer will take you to your hotel.

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.