from Moscow to Vladivostok BY TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

During this exciting journey you will get to know the real Russia with its centuries-long history and life outside of Moscow. The endless expanses of Siberia, the incredible beauty of Lake Baikal and the most beautiful cities in eastern Russia await you on the tour. You will walk the old streets of Irkutsk, admire the nature reserves of Krasnoyarsk, enjoy the local specialties of Vladivostok and fully experience the cultural diversity of this amazing country.
Tour-Code: RUS09
Culture trip
People, history & culture
19 Days/ 18 Nights
Including the days of arrival and departure
Number of participants
Small groups: 2 - 12 participants
Accommodation
Overnights on the train & in 4* Hotels
Transfer
Train travel
Meals
18 x breakfast, 2 x dinner
Features
Moscow, Kasan, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Baikal, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok
Travel Guide
local English-speaking guides

ITINERARY

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DAY 7
DAY 8
DAY 9
DAY 10
DAY 11
DAY 12
DAY 13
DAY 14
DAY 15-16
DAY 17
DAY 18
DAY 19
INCLUDED SERVICES
NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SERVICE
Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Your guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Moscow

1. Highlight: City tour through Moscow
Moscow enchants with its many historical sights and a variety of beautiful old buildings. This makes sightseeing in the heart of Russia incredibly interesting! Today we will first get acquainted with the most important sights: Red Square, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Novodevichy Convent, Lubyanka Square or the Bolshoi Theater.

2. Highlight: Walk along the Arbat
In every city with a long history, there is a street that most attracts tourists. In Moscow, this is one of the oldest - the well-known Arbat. This street has a special flair, unique houses and alleys and can tell an incredible number of stories.

3. Highlight: Red Square and the Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin
For many people, the Kremlin is associated with the symbol of the supreme power of Russia. It was the residence of the Russian tsars for centuries. Then in the 20th century it became the center of the Soviet government and today it is the working residence of the President of Russia. The Kremlin houses the Armory and the Museum of Applied Arts with a unique collection of historical weapons, beautiful jewelry and insignia of the country's former rulers. We will look at the main exhibits and learn a lot about the history and culture of Russia.

Overnight at the hotel in Moscow

1. Highlight: Tsaritsyno Castle Park
After our leisurely breakfast, we drive to the famous Tsaritsyno Castle Park. This is located in the south of Moscow and includes an 18th-century building complex, beautiful greenhouses, a fantastic landscaped park with ponds and new park zones with impressive fountains that enchant visitors with their own little light show. We visit the Grand Palace and hear the interesting story about the difficult construction of this huge building.

2. Highlight: Moscow City
In the morning we visit Moscow City, a modern business complex, and take a trip to one of the upper floors. From here we have the incredible opportunity to admire the city from above and fully appreciate its incredible size.

Transfer to the train station, from where you will take the train to Kazan.

Overnight on the train
Journey time by train approx. 12.5 h
Highlight: Kazan
Arrive in Kazan in the morning. Your guide will be waiting for you at the train station to start the city tour.
Today you will see the Kazan Kremlin - a unique historical and cultural monument that has preserved traces of three eras: it is Tatar, Russian and European.
Then you walk along the old Tatar settlement and visit, among other things, the oldest mosque in Kazan - Al-Mardzhani from the 18th century.
In the evening you have free time. If you wish, we can organize dinner for you in a restaurant with local Tatar cuisine.

Overnight at the hotel in Kazan

Highlight: Travel to Yekaterinburg by train
In the morning you will check out of the hotel and have a transfer to the train station from where you will take the train to Yekaterinburg. You will spend the whole day on the train enjoying the scenery of the European part of Russia.
At night, when you arrive in Yekaterinburg, your driver will meet you at the train station and escort you to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Yekaterinburg
Journey time by train approx. 12.5 h
Highlight: city tour of Yekaterinburg
During the excursion you will see buildings from the 17th-19th century and visit the Russian "log cabin museum", where you learn more about the everyday life of the Russians of the past centuries.
After a break where you can have lunch, the monument that stands on the border between Europe and Asia awaits you. Here, at the table, you traditionally drink a glass of champagne. On the way back, visit "Ganina Yama" with seven wooden churches built to commemorate the assassination of the Romanov imperial family.

In the evening your guide will accompany you to the train station, from where you will take the train to Novosibirsk.

Overnight on the train
Journey time by train approx. 12.5 h
Arrival in Novosibirsk
In the evening you will arrive at Novosibirsk train station where your driver will be waiting for you.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Novosibirsk

Highlight: city tour of Novosibirsk
First you visit the academic town, in which all branches of science are represented. This is followed by a visit to the open-air train museum with a collection of old Trans-Siberian trains.
Afterwards a walking tour of Novosibirsk awaits you, covering all the main attractions of the city: Lenin Square in the city center with the largest opera house in the world, the old wooden houses in the oldest part of the city, as well as the local Siberian farmer's market.
After a break for lunch, take a trip to the local history museum to learn about the fascinating mystical history of Siberia.
In the evening, you take the train to Krasnoyarsk.

Overnight on the train
Journey time by train approx. 12 h
Upon arrival in Krasnoyarsk, your guide will meet you at the train station and accompany you to the hotel.

Highlight: city tour of Krasnoyarsk
Today you will enjoy the most beautiful places in the city: Mira Square with an excellent view of the Yenisei, as well as Karaulnaya Hill from which the whole city spreads before your eyes. You will also visit the Praskeva Pyatnitsa chapel and walk the old streets of the city.
Afterwards, take the cable car up the hill and visit the "Bobrovy Log" park, where you can experience a beautiful view of the Stolby nature reserve (Takmak rocks).
At the end of the tour, you will visit the "Tsar Fish" observation deck and see the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station dam.

Overnight at the hotel in Krasnoyarsk

Highlight: Krasnoyarsk Regional Ethnographic Museum
In the morning, the Krasnoyarsk Ethnographic Museum awaits you, which houses contemporary exhibitions on the most important events in the region. Nowadays the museum owns one of the largest collections in Russia with about 450,000 exhibits.

Transfer to the railway station and take the train to Irkutsk.

Overnight on the train
Travel time by train approx. 18 h
Highlight: Guided tour of Irkutsk and excursion to the Talzy open-air museum
In the morning your guide will meet you at the train station and accompany you to the hotel. After check-in, go for a walk in the city. You stroll through the old town and take a look at the beautiful monuments of the 18th - 20th century. In addition, you will take a trip to the Decembrist House Museum associated with the family of Sergey Volkonsky, one of the leaders of the Decembrists.
In the afternoon you will get to know Western Siberia better by visiting the Talzy open-air museum, where historical monuments from the 17th - 19th century from the Irkutsk Oblast have been collected. There is an Evenk camp, Buryat yurts, churches and part of a wooden fort.

Overnight at the hotel in Listvyanka

Highlight: Shaman Stone and Baikal Museum
In the morning, take a look at the Shaman's Stone near the headwaters of the Angara River, which, according to a legend, is of unusual strength. Then we climb to a viewpoint (728 m) to enjoy the surroundings of the lake.
In the afternoon you will visit the Baikal Museum, where you will learn more about the formation of Lake Baikal, its flora, fauna and environment. Our way continues to the local fish market. Here we can taste the delicious fish from the lake.

Overnight at hotel in Irkutsk

Drive to Ulan-Ude
In the morning you take the train to Ulan-Ude.
Upon arrival in Ulan-Ude, you have time to explore the city, which combines the history of the Soviet Union and Buddhism, on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Ulan-Ude
Journey time by train approx. 12.5 h
Highlight: Ivolginsky Datsan and city tour of Ulan-Ude
In the morning we drive to the city of Ulan-Ude to visit the Ivolginsky Datsan. It is the most famous datsan of Buryatia and a significant place of pilgrimage for Buddhists around the world. In this largest Buddhist monastery complex we also find the preserved body of Pandito Khambo Lama Etigelov who died at the beginning of the last century.
Afterwards, a city tour through the most important places in the city as well as dinner with a local family is planned.

Overnight at the hotel in Ulan-Ude

Spend the next two days relaxing on the train. With the sound of the wheels, you can recall all the impressions of the past few days and prepare the camera for new shots at the ending station of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok.

Overnight stays on the train
Journey time by train approx. 2.5 days
Highlight: Walking tour of Vladivostok
Arrive in Vladivostok early in the morning. Your guide will meet you at the train station and take you to your hotel where you can have breakfast.
Afterwards, an excursion through the city awaits you with a visit to the Naval Station, the central square and the museum in the submarine S-56 and a walk along the quay.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Far East History and enjoy the beautiful view from the observation deck in the fortress.

Overnight at the hotel in Vladivostok

Highlight: Russky Island
In the first half of the day you drive by car over the new "Russian Bridge" to Russky Island. Here you have a guided tour of the former Voroshilov Battery Fortress, which has now been converted into a military museum. Because of the dense forests, the island is called "Lung Vladivostok". In addition, there you will have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful coasts, rolling hills and azure bays of the island.
After a break for your lunch, you will have free time to shop for souvenirs in central Vladivostok.
In the evening you will have a final dinner in a restaurant with Russian cuisine.

Overnight at the hotel in Vladivostok

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Vladivostok. Your return flight to Moscow concludes the tour.

See you on a new journey!
12 x overnight stays in 3 & 4* hotels
6 x overnight stays on the train
18 x breakfasts
2 x dinners
Local English speaking guides
Tickets
All excursions described
Transfers from & to airports in Moscow & Vladivostok
All transfers from train stations to hotels and back
Self-organized visits and excursions
Meals and drinks not listed
Visa
Insurances
Tips

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