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Vladivostok Voyager Eastbound

Overview

Uncover the best Russia has to offer by travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Starting in the majestic city of Moscow, you will journey through European Russia, Siberia, and Asia, passing breath-taking landscapes such as the Ural Mountains and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal. Whether you are travelling as a couple, family, group or family, this tour offers a perfect balance between travel and sightseeing. This 16-day rail tour includes stops at several unique destinations along the Trans-Siberian Railway including Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk and the picturesque Lake Baikal before arriving in the pacific city of Vladivostok.

  • 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

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

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Sightseeing tour of Moscow

After breakfast, you will be met bright and early by our expert guide who will provide an overview of your day in Moscow.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour by car

  • Expert Guide

  • Red Square

  • Moscow Kremlin

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Sparrow Hills Viewpoint

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 3

Free time in Moscow

Today, you will be free to explore the delights of the Russian capital for yourself. Take a stroll around the nearby parks and gardens, visit one of the local museums, or simply soak in the atmosphere of the quaint city streets, the decision is yours.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

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

Your Trans-Siberian journey begins

You will have the majority of the day free, allowing you to relax and explore Moscow, or take an optional tour, before packing, and preparing, to check out of the hotel at 12 noon. Later in the afternoon, you will meet your driver for a private transfer to Yaroslavsky railway station.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

  • Expert Guide

Travel to

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 hotel. You will have the rest of the day free to explore the city for yourself and settle in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 6

Sightseeing around Yekaterinburg

During the day you will take part in a city tour which will include looking around the historic city centre, visiting sites such as the ‘1905’ Square, the Iset River Dam and the Church on the Blood of All Russian Saints.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • ‘1905’ Square

  • Iset River Dam

  • Church on the Blood of All Russian Saints

  • Europe-Asia border marker

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 7

Free time in Yekaterinburg

Today, you will be free to wander the city of Yekaterinburg for yourself. Explore the unique museums in the city, learn more about the last few days of the Romanovs, or simply take a stroll around the quaint city streets and parks.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 8

Depart Yekaterinburg and travel along the Trans-Siberian Railway

You will spend the next two days on the train.

  • Transfer to Train

  • Day on the Train

  • Night on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Travel to

Listvyanka

A small settlement on the Western shore of Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is a highly popular tourist area known for its distinct local culture, fish market, and breathtaking hiking trails that venture around the edges of the lake. The settlement was formed near the point where the Angara River leaves Lake Baikal and is home to the Baikal Museum, with dedicated exhibits to the fauna and wildlife that can be found in the area.

Day 10

Arrival in Irkutsk

After arriving in Irkutsk, your driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in nearby Listvyanka village on the shores of Lake Baikal.

  • Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

Day 11

Free time in Listvyanka

Today, you are free to explore Listvyanka for yourself. The village has plenty to offer from picturesque nature hikes, to relaxing by the lakeside, or visiting one of the regional markets or museums.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

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 12

Irkutsk city tour by car

After a relaxing day in Listvyanka, your driver will pick you up from your hotel for a brief city tour of Irkutsk by car. You will get to see the most interesting locations in the city, including the beautiful Russian Orthodox churches, the Polish Cathedral (the only Siberian Gothic-style building), traditional hand-crafted wooden houses, and the infamous Decembrists’ House.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour by car

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Polish Cathedral

  • Decembrists’ House

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 13

Depart Irkutsk and travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Following an early morning transfer to the railway station, you will catch the train to Vladivostok, where you will spend the next 4 days travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Train

  • Day on the Train

  • Night 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 16

Arrive in Vladivostok

Passing through rocky foothills to approach the Pacific coast, you will arrive in Vladivostok around 15:30 where your transfer will take you to your hotel.

  • 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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