Trip Overview

Private Trans-Siberian Tour

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia

Begin your two-week journey along the world's longest railway and travel from the capital of Russia, Moscow, via Yekateringburg to Lake Baikal, ending your trip with an insightful exploration of Mongolia. This program is a great balance of a rail experience with stays at great city center hotels, topped with outstanding sightseeing tours and unique activities. Plus, the entire itinerary is planned for you by professionals in the field with visa processing included!
 

Private Trans-Siberian Tour

14 days5 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia
From
$4,596
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 49 Reviews

Begin your two-week journey along the world's longest railway and travel from the capital of Russia, Moscow, via Yekateringburg to Lake Baikal, ending your trip with an insightful exploration of Mongolia. This program is a great balance of a rail experience with stays at great city center hotels, topped with outstanding sightseeing tours and unique activities. Plus, the entire itinerary is planned for you by professionals in the field with visa processing 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.

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

This morning is free for you to continue exploring the magnificent Moscow city center on your own. 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
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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
2 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer
Transfer

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

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. During the tour you take a walk through the historical city center, visit Ural Craftsman Lane where you can buy some traditional hand-made souvenirs.

Day 6
On Board the Train
Transfer
Transfer

Today you check out from the hotel in Ekaterinburg very early in the morning. You are transferred to the railway station to board the train to Irkutsk to continue your Trans-Siberian journey. You spend this day on board the train.

Day 7
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

Park Inn, Ekaterinburg
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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 on the shores of Lake Baikal
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 8
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour
Museum
Museum

In the morning you arrive in Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel. After some rest, you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village.

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
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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 check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

Day 10
On Board the Train
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - Ulan Bator.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
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Set near the embankment, the elegant Marriott Courtyard is a great property, offering spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including such amenities as a mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a safe.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan Bator
22 hrs 40 min

It's time to board your train again and continue your journey along the Trans-Siberian route. Wave Irkutsk goodbye and discover the capital of Mongolia, after a change to the Trans-Mongolian Railway.

Ulan Bator

fifth destination
4 days in the city
2 nights in a great location hotel + 1 night at ger camp
Day 11
Visiting the Gandan Monastery & Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your guide meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Later you meet your guide and explore the legendary Mongolian Buddhist Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator.

Day 12
Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. You continue to the banks of the Tuul River where an iconic 40-meters tall equestrian statue of Genghis Khan is located.

Day 13
City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator. During the tour, you visit the National Museum of Mongolia, one of the leading museums in the whole country and the one which is responsible for preserving Mongolian cultural heritage.

Day 14
Departure from Ulan Bator
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing 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
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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 and Ulan Bator;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk and Irkutsk - Ulan Bator trains;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for 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;
  • 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, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: If we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

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

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

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Private transfers throughout the program;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Unique chance to stand on 2 continents at the same time during a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument;
  • Overnight in a traditional Mongolian yurt and visit to a nomadic family;
  • Grandeur and beauty of 'Sacred Sea of Siberia', the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness;
  • Journey across 2 continents along Trans-Mongolian railway from Moscow to Ulan-Bator.

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
  • Siberian climates are unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers
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