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Vladivostok Voyager Westbound

Overview

Explore Russia like never before with this epic Trans-Siberian adventure. Our Vladivostok Voyager Westbound tour combines the best of train travel with several fantastic destinations to give you a complete culturally immersive experience. If the Trans-Siberian is on your bucket list and you want to learn more about Russian life outside of Moscow, then this epic train journey is the one for you. Your 16-day Trans-Siberian rail experience starts in Vladivostok and includes several days in the city, along with several days in Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk, before arriving in Moscow.

  • 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

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

  • 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 a tour inside the Submarine Museum. The rest of the day will be free for you to continue exploring.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour by car

  • Submarine museum

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 3

Departure from Vladivostok

You will check out of your hotel at 12 noon 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

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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 4

Depart Vladivostok and travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway

For the next three days, sit back and relax as you travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

  • Day on the Train

  • Night on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

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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 6

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

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Food & Drink Experience

Day 7

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

Day 8

Free time in Listvyanka

Today you get to enjoy another full day of relaxation in Listvyanka on the shores of the magnificent Lake Baikal.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

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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 9

Irkutsk city tour by car

After a relaxing couple of days 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

  • Polish Cathedral

  • Decembrists’ House

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 10

Departure from Irkutsk

Your train will depart in the afternoon giving you a free morning to pack and have a bit of free time to Irkutsk before your transfer. Check out will be at 12 noon and there will be a transfer from the hotel to the railway station to catch your train for the next leg of your Trans–Siberian journey, through Siberia and on to Moscow.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

Day 11

Venturing into Siberia

Through the seemingly limitless tracks and incredible forests of Siberia (the largest forest in the world), you will pass through the mighty Altai region, crossing the River Yenisei at Krasnoyarsk.

  • Day on the Train

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

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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 12

Arrival in Yekaterinburg

You will arrive in Yekaterinburg and be provided with a transfer to take you to the 3* Hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 13

City tour of Yekaterinburg

Today, you will embark on a half day city tour, featuring some of the key landmarks that Yekaterinburg has to offer, including the Cathedral on the Blood, Ascension Hill and the Literary Quarter. You will also have a visit to the Europe-Asia border just outside of the city, before returning to your hotel.

  • Breakfast

  • City Tour

  • Church on the Blood of All Russian Saints

  • Ascension Hill

  • Literary Quarter

  • Europe-Asia border marker

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 14

Free time in Yekaterinburg

Spend the day at your leisure. You will have the whole day to explore the many attractions Yekaterinburg has to offer in your own time.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 15

Departure from Yekaterinburg

You will have the morning free to continue exploring Yekaterinburg. You will check-out of your hotel in the early afternoon and meet your driver in the hotel lobby for the transfer to the railway station.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Transfer to Train

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 16

Arrival in Moscow

You will arrive in Moscow in the afternoon, 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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