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Imperial Russia, Vladivostok - Moscow

Small group tour
14 days
9 cities
1night

Vladivostok, Russia

The city also called “Russia’s San Francisco” is located around the Golden Horn Bay and will need three days of your time to really unravel its beauty. Once you are there, make sure to see the top sights of the city, starting with the Vladivostok Railway Station, where the famous Trans-Siberian railroad terminates. Then make your way to the Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum and don’t miss a chance to visit the Arseniev Museum, where you would discover all there is to know about the flora and fauna of the region. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to Vladivostok - the easternmost city of Russia and its largest port on the Pacific Ocean informally known as "Russia’s San Francisco" due to its numerous bays and beautiful bridges. Your driver meets you at the airport and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the local restaurants or start exploring the city center on your own.

    Day 2: Exploring Vladivostok & Trip to Russky Island
    Following breakfast at the hotel and check-out, you enjoy an exciting sightseeing tour around the most interesting city attractions, including Central Square with the Monument to the Fighters for Soviet Power, the Nikolai's Triumphal Arch, the Ships' Quay, the Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum, Eagle's Nest Hill and the Vladivostok Railway Station that is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad.

    Following lunch in a local food restaurant you continue your tour with a car ride to Russky Island. Crossing two enormous bridges across the Golden Horn Bay and Eastern Bosporus strait, you enjoy a guided tour around the island to see its main attractions, including a large international business center and the Far Eastern University's campus, which has united Vladivostok’s four largest universities.

    After dinner at a local restaurant, you are transferred to the train station where you board your comfortable Imperial Russia train and start your voyage across Eurasia. 

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    Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
    5-star hotel
    Semenovskaya, 29, Vladivostok, Russia, 690091
    Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    This remarkable 5-star hotel is located the very center of Vladivostok within a walking distance from the Korabelnaya Embankment which overlooks the Russky Island. It features spacious air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, two restaurants serving European and Korean cuisine, a Sky Bar located on the 12th floor, and a luxurious spa-center with a large swimming pool, a sauna, and a gym. ... show more
    2 days / 1 night
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Connection | Vladivostok - Khabarovsk
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend the night on board the train.
Vladivostok train station
Vladivostok, Russia
13 h
Khabarovsk train station
Khabarovsk, Russia
1day

Khabarovsk, Russia

Spend at least a couple of days in the second largest cities in Far East Russia. The city is situated on the confluence of two majestic rivers - Amur and the Ussuri, only 19 miles from the country’s border with China. Explore the city of parks, beaches, classic architecture by paying a visit to Khabarovsk Regional museum, which covers both cultural history and fauna of the city and surrounding areas. Make sure to pass by the famous Lenin Square. Don’t miss a chance to see fascinating Transfiguration Cathedral too! ...
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    Day 3: Khabarovsk City Tour & Amur River Boat Ride
    Today your train arrives in Khabarovsk. Your guide and driver meet you at the railway station and take you on a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most interesting city attractions, including a visit to the Museum of Regional Studies.

    Following lunch you enjoy a fascinating Amur River boat ride followed by a folk concert. After the boat ride you continue your immersion into Russian folk culture and participate in a matreshka painting master class.

    Your day in Khabarovsk finishes with a dinner in a local restaurant.

    In the evening you return on board your train and continue your exciting journey.

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Connection | Khabarovsk - Ulan Ude
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend 2 days and 3 nights on board your comfortable Imperial Russia train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, activities and meals on board and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.
Khabarovsk train station
Khabarovsk, Russia
2 d 6 h
Ulan Ude train station
Ulan Ude, Russia
1day

Ulan-Ude, Russia

Spend at least three days in the fascinating commercial and industrial center of Eastern Siberia and the capital of Republic of Buryatia. The wonderful city has a distinct Asian vibe and has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing. Start exploring the city with a visit to the Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum, where you can see over 11,000 exhibitions in the outdoor arena. Then make your way to Odigitrievsky Cathedral - a truly one-of-a-kind sight!...
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    Day 6: Ulan Ude City Tour
    Today you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, a unique city, located on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia.

    Upon arrival you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most famous city attractions, including several impressive functional churches and a local Datsan.  

    Later you enjoy a warm reception in a traditional Buryat yurt by a Buryat family complemented with a folk program. You have a great opportunity to learn how to cook popular Buryat dishes, shoot with a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume and assemble a yurt.

    In the evening you return on board your train and continue traveling. 

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Connection | Ulan Ude - Port Baikal
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend this night on board the train.
Ulan Ude train station
Ulan Ude, Russia
10 h
Port Baikal
Listvyanka, Russia
1day

Listvyanka, Russia

Are you dream to see the Lake Baikal? Listvyanka is located in one of the most picturesque places on Earth - the shores surrounding Lake Baikal. The village is truly remarkable with its wooden architecture, visible in all type of buildings from cabins, stores to even churches. The small village doesn’t lack in terms of tourist attractions, make sure to see the Baikal Limnological Museum with exposition dedicated to the lake and its history, flora, fauna and all other aspects regarding the largest freshwater lake in the world. Don’t miss a chance to see the marvelous St. Nicholay Church. ...
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    Day 7: Stop at Lake Baikal
    Today your train arrives at Port Baikal, where you take a ferry to Listvyanka Village, located on the shores of Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake known as the Pearl of Siberia. 

    During the sightseeing tour you enjoy magnificent views of the lake and the Angara River from the Chersky Stone observation point, visit the Baikal Limnological Museum that has an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake, and do some shopping at the local fish and souvenir market.

    In the evening you enjoy a picnic dinner and return on board to continue your adventure.


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Connection | Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend this night on board the train.
Listvyanka
Listvyanka, Russia
8 h
Irkutsk train station
Irkutsk, Russia
1day

Irkutsk, Russia

Discover another must-see of Russia - the Paris of Siberia - Irkutsk. After visiting Lake Baikal, spend at least couple days in the Russian heritage city, full of wooden houses with typical decorative carvings on the walls and window frames, the large city built earlier than other biggest cities in Russia. Make sure to see the real landmarks of the city - Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, where the largest salons and social gatherings took place in the 19th century. Another important sights you should stop by are Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Sukachev Art Museum - one of the largest art galleries east of the Ural Mountains. ...
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    Day 8: Irkutsk & Taltsy Village Tour
    In the morning you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colourful life. During your sightseeing tour you visit the Decembrists' House, see the House of Europe also known as the "wooden lace" house, and take a walk along Karl Marx Street that is the most beautiful street in Irkutsk. 

    After lunch you take a trip to the nearby Taltsy village to visit its famous Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography. Upon returning to Irkutsk you have some free time at Irkutskaya Sloboda - a beautiful city quarter with reconstructed 19-20th century buildings.

    After dinner in a local restaurant, you return on board your train and continue your journey. 



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Connection | Irkutsk - Novosibirsk
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend 1 day and 2 nights on board your comfortable Imperial Russia train. Enjoy fantastic sceneries passing by your window, activities and meals on board and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.
Irkutsk train station
Irkutsk, Russia
1 d 7 h
Novosibirsk train station
Novosibirsk, Russia
1day

Novosibirsk, Russia

Spend at least a couple days deep in the heart of Siberia and discover another great city in Russia. Novosibirsk is a modern spot and one of Russia’s fastest growing cities, so there is plenty to see and do. You can start exploring the place by visiting the Pervomayskiy Skver - a small park situated in the heart of Novosibirsk where you can often see street musicians perform and feel the cozy atmosphere of the city. Make sure to also visit Novosibirsk Museum where you can learn more about the history of Russia and Siberia. Don’t miss a chance to visit the museum for Railway Technology for a fascinating look into trains....
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    Day 10: Novosibirsk City Tour
    Today your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is indeed not desolate.

    During your city tour you see the Ballet and Opera Theater, stroll along the ancient streets of Novosibirsk and enjoy the great views of the Ob River. 

    The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Open Air Railway Museum where you see the most remarkable steam locomotives and historic passenger cars, which represent the development of the Trans-Siberian Railway. 

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue your journey. 

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Connection | Novosibirsk - Yekaterinburg
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
You spend this night on board the train.
Novosibirsk train station
Novosibirsk, Russia
22 h
Yekaterinburg train station
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1day

Yekaterinburg, Russia

Visiting Yekaterinburg? Allow yourself three days to thoroughly explore the fourth-largest city in Russia, also known as the “window to Assia”. The wonderful city is packed with must-see attractions, starting with the Church on Blood - a memorial for Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family to the striking architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House. During your time in the city ensure to pay a visit to the renowned Europe-Asia monument where you can experience being at two places at once. Put one foot in Europe and the other in Asia - visit Yekaterinburg!...
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    Day 11: Ekaterinburg City Tour
    In the morning your train arrives in the famous capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg.

    Upon arrival you have a guided city tour dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family. You visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House where the last Russian Emperor and his family were assassinated.

    After lunch you visit the memorial built at the boundary of Europe and Asia.

    In the evening you return on board your train.

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Connection | Yekaterinburg - Kazan
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
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Yekaterinburg train station
Yekaterinburg, Russia
15 h
Kazan train station
Kazan, Russia
1day

Kazan, Russia

Visiting Kazan? Make sure to spend at least few days learning more about Russia’s Tsarist past in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan. Explore the top sights of Kazan, also known as the “Third Capital of Russia”, including the Kremlin of Kazan and the magnificent Kul Sharif Mosque - the largest Muslim place of worship. Discover Russian heritage and unique architectural marvels with a visit to Temple of All Religions, which after 25 years is still under construction....
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    Day 12: Kazan City Tour
    Today you arrive in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. 

    Upon arrival you enjoy a grand city tour Old Kazan, which includes a visit to the white-walled Kazan Kremlin where you will see the famous Kul-Sherif Mosque and the old Peter and Paul Cathedral, a folk program Tugan Avalim and a traditional lunch with a master class revealing the secret of Tartar сuisine.

    After the tour you return on board your train and continue traveling to the final destination of your trip - Moscow.

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Connection | Kazan - Moscow
Imperial Russia Tourist Train
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Kazan train station
Kazan, Russia
13 h
Moscow train station
Moscow, Russia
1night

Moscow, Russia

Traveling to the capital of Russia? Make sure to leave extra time to really see all of the world-famous sights of Moscow, starting with St. Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theater, to GUM - State Department Store, that once boasted 1200 different stores and continues to astonish travelers with its size, elegance, and opulent architecture. When visiting Moscow, make sure to pop up to Kremlin and see the remarkable red brick building that is the principal symbol of Russia....
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    Day 13: Moscow Sightseeing Tour
    After traveling through 7 time zones and covering around 6,600 miles (10,600 km) along the epic Trans-Siberian route, your train finally arrives in Moscow .

    Upon arrival you meet your guide and go on a full-day Moscow city tour. During the tour you take a walk through the famous merchant area of Arbat Street, see the famous Cathedral of Christ the Savior and go underground to explore the outstanding work of the Soviet architecture - the Moscow Metro. 

    After lunch in a local restaurant, you go inside one of the most outstanding Moscow icons and the symbol of Russian power - the Kremlin (Kremlin territory). 

    After the tour you check in to your centrally located hotel and relax after your great adventure.

    Day 14: Departure
    This is the final day of your fantastic Imperial Russia 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!

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    Kempinski Baltschug
    5-star hotel
    Ul Balchug 1, Moscow, Russia, 115035
    Kempinski Baltschug
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    Baltschug Kempinski offers five-star accommodation in the center of the Russian capital. Guests are invited to stay in comfortably furnished rooms overlooking the Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, the most notable Moscow highlights. Well-designed bathroom facilities, safe, flat-screen TV and working desk are included.... show more
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What’s included:
  • 1 night at Vladivostok hotel and 1 night at Moscow hotel;
  • 11 nights on board the Imperial Russia train;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Australian citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Full board at selected local restaurants and on board the train;
  • Tea / coffee throughout the day;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides (tours in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages are possible upon request);
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, geography and history of Russia;
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers on board the train;
  • Doctor on board;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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