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Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews
Small group rail tour to Russia

EARLY BIRD: Have an adventure of a lifetime on a tailor-made Trans-Siberian journey. Explore the top sights of Russia from one end to the other in a group of 8 to 18 travelers. Enjoy included activities such as a cruise on Lake Baikal and sightseeing with local guides. 1st-class accommodation, Russian visa-processing, and all the must-sees included.

Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

16 days7 cities
Russia1 country
Small group rail tour to Russia
From
$6,998
Tour rating: 4.98 / 5, Based on 48 Reviews

EARLY BIRD: Have an adventure of a lifetime on a tailor-made Trans-Siberian journey. Explore the top sights of Russia from one end to the other in a group of 8 to 18 travelers. Enjoy included activities such as a cruise on Lake Baikal and sightseeing with local guides. 1st-class accommodation, Russian visa-processing, and all the must-sees included.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels.

Day 3
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

In the afternoon you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
4

Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

train
Moscow
Ekaterinburg
25 hrs 40 min

Board a local Russian train and enjoy the experience of crossing Trans-Siberian railway as the locals do. Make your way from the iconic capital of Moscow to the Ural treasure - Ekaterinburg in 25 hours.

Ekaterinburg

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer
Transfer

In the evening you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight

Day 5
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family.

Day 6
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board the train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Day 7
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Park Inn, Ekaterinburg
4

The Park Inn hotel is located in the heart of beautiful Ekaterinburg, it’s a great place to stay during your Russian getaway. Promising everything you need for a comfortable stay, the vibrant hotel offers great rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TVs, and private bathrooms.

train
Ekaterinburg
Irkutsk
2 days 4 hrs

Continue your Trans-Siberian adventure spending the next two days onboard Russian train. Leave Ekaterinburg behind and explore the Lake Baikal region in a couple of days.

Listvyanka Village

third destination
1 day in Listvyanka Village
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 8
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant you have a private 3-hour cruise on Lake Baikal.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

Set near the breathtaking Lake Baikal, the Anastasia Hotel is a great place to stay at during your Siberia getaway. It offers spacious cozy rooms, fitted with cable TVs and private bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies, perfect to take in the incredible beauty of the local nature.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk
1 hr 10 min

You have a short car ride with a trusted driver ahead of you today. Buckle up, and enjoy the beautiful views on your way to Irkutsk.

Irkutsk

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Trip to Taltsy Village & Irkutsk City Tour
Day tour
Day tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. Then your driver takes you then to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 30 min

Today you start another leg of your Trans-Siberian journey and head towards the fascinating Buryatia region. You are about to witness some spectacular views as you pass along the Lake Baikal shores.

Ulan-Ude

fifth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Arrival to Ulan Ude
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station to board your train and continue your journey. In the afternoon you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia.

Day 11
Enjoying Ulan Ude
City tour
City tour

Today after breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and take a tour around the most interesting city landmarks. You then head for Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery complex, considered as the center of Buddhism in Russia.

Day 12
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

Sagaan Morin Hotel, Ulan-Ude
4

Combining style and comfort, the Sagaan Morin Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the city and among the best places to stay during your Ulan-Ude visit. The hotel offers comfortable guestrooms, providing everything you need for a great stay.

train
Ulan-Ude
Khabarovsk
2 days 8 hrs

Another long train journey ahead of you today. Board your train and head towards the Russian Far East, prepare to be stunned by the wild nature and mountainous landscapes.

Khabarovsk

sixth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Arrival in Khabarovsk & Free Evening
Transfer
Transfer

This evening your train arrives in Khabarovsk. Your driver meets you at the railway station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 14
Khabarovsk City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you have free time to explore the city on your own or relax in your comfortable room. In the afternoon you check out and have free time for lunch.

Boutique Hotel Khabarovsk City, Khabarovsk
4

The impressive Boutique Hotel is a great property that boasts a top location close to the embankment of the scenic River Amur. The hotel combines comfort and style, offers great service and cozy guestrooms, fitted with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

train
Khabarovsk
Vladivostok
11 hrs 30 min

Are you ready to board your train for the final time on Trans-Siberian journey? Prepare to wave Khabarovsk goodbye and arrive at your last stop along the famous railway - city of Vladivostok.

Vladivostok

seventh destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 15
Vladivostok City Tour
City tour
City tour

After traveling through 8 time zones and covering around 6,600 miles (10,600 km) along the epic Trans-Siberian route, early in the morning your train finally arrives in Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports.

Day 16
Departure from Vladivostok
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok;
  • 1st class train tickets on all legs of the trip;
  • Private train car provided exclusively for our small group tour from Moscow to Ulan-Ude;
  • Local experienced tour leader accompanying the group from Moscow to Ulan-Ude;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Minimum group size: 8 travelers; Maximum group size 18 travelers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Ganina Yama, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Odigitria Cathedral, Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum, Arseniev Museum;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • 3-hour Lake Baikal cruise;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Departures are guaranteed with minimum 8 travelers. If a particular departure will not gather the minimum number of participants, the closest alternative departure dates or program will be offered. Confirmation of departure will be issued 4 months prior to the tour start date.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

Note: Single travelers rate covers transfers and hotel accommodations for single occupancy. Please let us know if you would prefer to have single supplement for train cabin as well.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 8 to 18 travelers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Comfort of traveling in a private train car and attention of a professional English-speaking tour leader that turn your adventure into a carefree journey;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • Unique chance to stand on 2 continents at the same time during a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness during a private cruise;
  • All of the must-see sights of 10 Russian cities included in the journey along the whole Trans-Siberian railway line.

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must
  • Russian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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