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Trans-Siberian Journey from Moscow to Vladivistok by "Imperial Russia" train

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What can be more captivating then crossing almost the whole Russia from West to East in a train? It gives the full understanding of country’s scale and treasures, of how diverse and united it is at the same time. You will see all major sites of Russian cities, visit planet’s deepest lake and enjoy the views of Russia’s endless areas.

What is a Transsiberian journey on a train?

  • You start your journey is the ancient and mysterious Moscow. Visit to the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art, walk along the Arbat Street, visit to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior will make this stop unforgettable.
  • The journey continues and next stop is Kazan — the capital of the medieval Khanate of Kazan, the place which connected Christianity and Islam.
  • Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk — each city conceals many secrets. It was here where the history of Russian State was made, history full of contradictions.
  • Lake Baikal is one of the major highlights of the trip. In local legends it calls the sacred sea. It is located in the center of the Asia on the border of Irkutsk Oblast and Republic of Buryatia. It’s the deepest lake on the planet and the largest natural reservoir of fresh water.
  • Ulan-Ude — another Russian city on this journey but people living there have different faces, religion, traditions and cuisine. They are native Siberians (Buryats).
  • After that you will spend 3 very relaxing days on board of our train enjoying the scenery, tasty Russian cuisine, concerts of live music and table-top games.
  • The last stop of the journey is Vladivostok. Lunch in a sea food restaurant and excursion to Russky Island by car are waiting for you. You will see local shores with fantastic hills, relict forests, beaches with picturesque coastal landscapes, azure bays.
4 980 €
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Duration
14 days
13 nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 22 May – 4 Jun
    • 19 Jul – 1 Aug
Complexity
Without exercise
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
Premium
Group
Up to 20 people
Group meet at
Moscow
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Route

  • Day 1 — Arrival

    Welcome to Moscow! Transfer from airport to the hotel.

    Accommodation in the hotel. You can choose to enjoy your down time at your hotel room or make a discovery walk of the hotel vicinity.  

    This evening you will enjoy dinner on your own.

  • Day 2 — Moscow

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Sightseeing tour of the city.
    • Visiting Moscow Kremlin.
    • Lunch at a city restaurant.
    • Walking along the Arbat Street. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
    • Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
    • Welcome to the «Imperial Russia» Train.
    • Departure from Moscow.
    • Dinner onboard.

    After breakfast, you will enjoy the panoramic tour of Moscow that give you an idea of capital’s dimensions.

    Explore the Red Square, the very heart of Moscow, with picturesque St. Basil’s Cathedral or enjoy the ride in Moscow subway with the stations that are more likely to be underground palaces. You will be impressed by the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior or stunning view of Moscow standing on the Lenin Hills with your back towards Moscow University and other historical sites. After lunch in the city, continue to the Kremlin, one of the best-known monuments in Russia and in the world. The guided tour takes you inside the former residence of the Russian Tzars. Enjoy some time in down town strolling along the ancient Arbat Street with its numerous cafes, souvenir shops. Later in the evening, you’ll board Imperial Russia Train. Enjoy your dinner onboard and get to know your travel companions. 

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  • Day 3 — Kazan

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving in Kazan.
    • Grand City Tour «Old Kazan». The Tatar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga.
    • Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you will enjoy Tartar epic.
    • Kazan sightseeing (Kremlin).
    • Lunch including a master class revealing the secret of Tartar Cuisine.
    • Departure from Kazan.
    • Dinner onboard.

    Upon arrival in Kazan, once the capital of the Tatar Khanate you will depart for City Tour to explore the Old Kazan. Today, in the White Kremlin of Kazan, a new mosque rises in the immediate vicinity of a Christian cathedral. Enjoy the spectacular folklore program that will give you an insight into the Tatar national epic. We invite you to taste local cuisine while lunch and follow cooking demo revealing the secrets of Tatar cuisine. Later this afternoon you board your train and continue your trip. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

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  • Day 4 — Yekaterinburg

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving in Yekaterinburg.
    • City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
    • Lunch at a city restaurant.
    • You will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia).
    • Departure from Ekaterinburg.
    • Dinner onboard.

    Today we arrive in Yekaterinburg and start our discovery of this city that is closely connected with the family of the last Russian Emperor.  During the tour, you will visit the memorial Church on the Blood to commemorate the tragic events taken place in this city. After lunch in downtown, we continue our tour. An absolutely must see is a memorial that marks the borderline between Europe & Asia. You will have an opportunity to be in both continents at the same time & keep the memory of it taking pictures. In the evening, we board Imperial Russia Train. Tonight enjoy your dinner onboard!

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  • Day 5 — Novosibirsk

    1. Breakfast onboard.
    2. Arriving in Novosibirsk.
    3. Lunch at a city restaurant.
    4. Sightseeing tour: Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House, ancient streets, Ob river esplanade.
    5. Dinner at a city restaurant.
    6. Departure from Novosibirsk.

    We arrive in Novosibirsk, the very heart of Siberia, and start our tour of city in the vicinity of the railway station with the visit to the local railway museum dedicated to the legendary Trans-Siberian railway. After lunch break the city tour will take us the embankment of the Ob river, main squares and streets of the most Soviet city on our itinerary. The local Opera House stands out among local sites, will impress you with its monumental architecture, and is known as the biggest theater building in this country. Board your train and enjoy your dinner tonight onboard!

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  • Day 6 — Onboard of “Imperial Russia” train

    Your «Imperial Russia» train keeps traveling through Siberia. Today enjoy your stay onboard to reflect on cities you have already visited. You may want to spend your time having a drink at the bar with your fellow travelers, or you might stay in your cabin and follow the changing scenery. Wooden houses, birch forests and if lucky enough some sun rays over mountain landscapes will greet you. Onboard staff will invite you for a talk on Trans-Siberian railway.  Enjoy the relaxing day in anticipation of the next stop!

  • Day 7 —

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving at Irkutsk.
    • Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House.
    • Lunch at a city restaurant.
    • Visiting the Ethnographical museum Taltsy which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara river.
    • Free time at the “130 quarter” – “Irkutskaya Sloboda”, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 c.
    • Dinner at a city restaurant.
    • Departure from Irkutsk.

    Our train arrives in Irkutsk today, one of the largest cities in Siberia. This city has preserved quite a few of historical buildings and monuments. During the city tour you will see picturesque wooden houses, visit the Decembrists’ House that will unfold the story of failed uprising of Russian aristocracy who were exiled to this city. After lunch do not miss the opportunity to visit an open-air museum located in the picturesque place of the river bank of Angara. This unique museum will tell you about the daily life of the people in this region in the past. Spend some free time strolling through Irkutskaya Sloboda before you will board your train in the evening.

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  • Day 8 — Lake Baikal

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arrival at Port Baikal.
    • Ferry trip to the Listvyanka village, the closest one to Irkutsk of all the settlements on the shores of Lake Baikal.
    • Lunch at a village restaurant.
    • Visiting Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
    • Listvyanka sightseeing.
    • Visiting local fish and souvenir market.
    • Departure from Port Baikal.
    • Dinner in a form of a picnic on the shore of the lake.

    Standing on the shores of Lake Baikal, you can’t help being awestruck with admiration by the wonder created by nature itself. It is the deepest Lake in the world that contains the fifth part of the Earth’s fresh water. After breakfast, board a motor ship to sail on the waters of the Baikal to the village of Listvyanka. Here you will visit the unique museum dedicated to the flora and fauna of the Lake. Not to be missed is the observation point at the Cherssky Stone with a stunning view on the Lake and the Angara river. After a visit to a local market, the journey continues along the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway for several hours directly along the shore of Lake Baikal. Your train will stop at a particular spot for you to enjoy the majestic lake and a barbeque dinner.

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  • Day 9 — Ulan-Ude

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
    • Sightseeing tour.
    • Visiting Ivolginskiy Datsan or Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan.
    • Traditional local welcome. Excursion program, reception in a traditional buryat yurt, folklore program and lunch. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt.
    • Departure from Ulan Ude.
    • Dinner onboard.

    «Imperial Russia» train will stop in Ulan-Ude today, the capital of Buryatia. A special spiritual experience is a visit to an active datsan that is on your program during the city tour today. Be a guest to the locals who will welcome you in a traditional yurt. Here you learn how to cook traditional “pozy”, play dice, wear traditional costume, and assemble yurt. Another perspective on the Buryats’ culture is a colorful and spectacular folklore program that you will enjoy here. Later in the evening board «Imperial Russia» train to continue your voyage to the Far East.

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  • Day 10 — Onboard of “Imperial Russia” train

    Today enjoy one more leisure day while we are travelling through the beautiful landscapes of the Russian Far East. The train crosses the countryside to the east of Lake Baikal, passes through branching to the Trans-Manchurian railway.

  • Day 11 — Onboard of “Imperial Russia” train

    We spend our last full day onboard «Imperial Russia» train and approach our most eastern point of our journey. You might want to attend one of the interesting lectures or entertaining program.

  • Day 12 — Khabarovsk

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving at Khabarovsk.
    • Sightseeing tour of the city including visit to the Museum of the Regional Studies.
    • Lunch in a city restaurant.
    • Boat trip on the river with a folk concert. Master class on matreshka painting.
    • Dinner in a city restaurant.
    • Departure from Khabarovsk.

    «Imperial Russia» train stops in the city of Khabarovsk today. We will take you to the most important sites and museums of this city. After a lunch break, we invite you to take a boat ride along the Amur River that forms a natural boarder of Russia & China. Enjoy the views of the city and entertainment onboard the boat. Later in the noon, take part in the workshop to create your own Russian souvenir – paint your own matreshka, the famous nestling doll, to take as one of the numerous memories from this journey.

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  • Day 13 — Vladivostok

    • Breakfast onboard.
    • Arriving at Vladivostok.
    • Сity tour around Vladivostok including main attractions of the city.
    • Boat trip.
    • Lunch at a city restaurant.
    • Excursion to Russky Island.
    • Transfer to the hotel.

    «Imperial Russia» train traveled over 9000 km along this famous railway to rich its final destination, the city of Vladivostok.

     Vladivostok was founded in 1860 with mission to defend the south-eastern border of Russia. This city is nowadays the home base of the Pacific Russian military fleet. A free access was given to visitors only in 1992. We invite you to explore this city with dramatic past and great future. Enjoy the bay view from a boat or from the top of one of the hills on which the city lies, walk the streets with ocean breeze, check out the historic sites and capture the refreshing spirit of the natural surroundings.

    Today you will lodge in one of the hotels in town.

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  • Day 14 — Departure

    After breakfast, take an advantage of some free time before your transfer to the airport from where you start your travel home.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
Premium

 Price

 Per person in a 

 two-bedded compartment 

 Supplement payment

 for single use

 VIP   11300 €  7600 €
 Business Class  10500 €  7100 €
 First Class Plus  6900 €  2850 €
 First Class  6400 €  2600 €

First Class Car

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Consists of 8 passenger compartments, 2 lower berths in each and are equipted with a table and LCD TV set. In compartment 9 there is a shower booth with a washbowl. Two water closets: in the beginning and the end of the car. The air conditioning system is general.

Scheme (photo 6)

1 – Tambour 5 – Staff compartment
2 – Boiler room 6 – Corridor
3 – Toilet 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Show

First Plus Class Car

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Consists of 8 passenger compartments, 2 berths in each. Berths: one upper, one lower one. All compartments are equipted with a table with an armchair. Between compartments, there are four rooms with washbowls and shower cans. In compartment 9 there is a room for storing luggage.

Scheme (photo 11)

1 – Tambour 5 – Staff compartment
2 – Toilet 6 – Corridor
3 – Boiler room 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Show

Business Car

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This type of car contains 6 compartments. There are two berths in every compartment: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth of width of 90 cm, a chair and a folding table.

Scheme (photo 15)

1 – Tambour 5 – Corridor
2 – Toilet 6 – Staff compartment
3 – Boiler room 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Toilet and shower

VIP Car

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This type of car contains 5 compartments. There are two berths in every compartment: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth of width of 90 cm, a chair and a folding table.

Scheme (photo 21)

1 – Tambour 5 – Corridor
2 – Toilet 6 – Staff compartment
3 – Boiler room 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Toilet and shower
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  • Notes on tour

Reviews 1

    Hi, just a note to say thank you for a fantastic trip! It was truly a trip of a lifetime. The train, the people we met, the excursions, the Russian people! et cetera — - - Wow! Ilona, one of our wonderful cabin attendants, was crying when we left. We were too. She SO went over and above her assigned duties. I can’t say enough about how well she pampered us. a couple of things please: you might tell your customers to prepare for long days off the train. I’m so glad everyone could walk well because we walked miles and miles. Not everyone is able to do that. I was really tired but of course didn’t want to miss anything. I think my highlight was the lunch and experience at Ulan-Ude which i was expecting. I really wanted to go into Mongolia, and this was the closest we could get. My biggest surprise was Kazan. I had no idea of Kazan, and it was totally fantastic. It’s in Russia, but i felt like being in one of the «Stans.» Wow! Alexa and I stayed an extra day in Moscow, took a boat ride on the Moscow river — and went back into the subways. :) We navigated 5 subway stations and got great pictures. On every train the wonderful people got up and gave us old ladies a seat. Courtesy that we certainly don’t see that often. Thank you once again for a fantastic trip.

    Trans-Siberian Journey from Moscow to Vladivistok by "Imperial Russia" train

    Duration
    14 days
    13 nights
    Group
    Up to 20 people
    Complexity
    Without exercise
    Group meet at
    Moscow

    Included in price

    • onboard the Imperial Russia Train;
    • 1 night in a hotel in Moscow and 1 night in a hotel in Vladivostok;
    • full board, tea/coffee on board throughout the day;
    • towels, bathrobe and slippers onboard of the Imperial Russia Train;
    • excursions with local guides according to the program (excursions will be conducted in English, German, French and Spanish, other languages are possible upon request);
    • pick-up at the airports, transfer to hotels and train stations, transfer to the airport;
    • services of the porter at the hotel and the railway station;
    • brief informative lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of the country visited;
    • doctor on board, English speaking group leader and tour managers.

    Paid extra

    • flights international and domestic;
    • the cost of entry visas (Russian Railway Tours is not responsible for passengers who have incorrect or expired visas);
    • all drinks ordered in the bar car;
    • «tailor made» excursions (you have possibility to extend your tour, we offer additional excursions in every city within the tour and in other cities of Russia);
    • meals on the day of arrival, departure;
    • tips and personal expenses;
    • insurance (every passanger is oblighed to have a medical insurance for the whole duration of the tour);
    • vaccination (consult your doctor or medical center for specific health advice due to visit of different countries in terms of this tour).
    4 980 €
    Early Booking
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    Duration
    14 days
    13 nights
    Dates
    • group dates
      • 22 May – 4 Jun
      • 19 Jul – 1 Aug
    Complexity
    Without exercise
    Accommodation
    • Hotel
      2 nights
    Comfort
    Premium
    Group
    Up to 20 people
    Group meet at
    Moscow
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