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Vladivostok
Vladivostok
1night
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Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
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Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
5-star hotel
  |  Semenovskaya, 29, Vladivostok, Russia, 690091
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Vladivostok Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan! Your driver meets you at the airport, port or station and transfers 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 nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 2: Vladivostok City Tour
Following breakfast at the hotel you have morning at leisure. After lunch you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy an exciting sightseeing tour around the most interesting city attractions.

You first explore the Eagle's Nest observation point to get a magnificent bird’s-eye view over the city and Golden Horn Bay.

You then drive across the Russky Bridge, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, to reach Russky Island. An integral part of the Vladivostok's history, the island attracts numerous tourists with charming Primorye nature, dozens of picturesque bays, majestic coastal rocks and a number of unique military fortifications. While being on the island, you have a great chance to visit one of them - «Novosiltsevskaya battery» fortification. Beautiful panoramic view of the bridge opens from there.

You continue with visiting Submarine S-56 which successfully fought against a fascist’s fleet during WWII. You end the tour with exploring the Vladivostok Railway Station that is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have some free time. In the evening you are transferred to the railway station.

Included experiences
Russian Visa Processing Service
Russian Visa Processing Service
Half Day City Tour with Submarine Visit
Half Day City Tour with Submarine Visit
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Vladivostok
11 h 30 min
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
1night
Russiaru
Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel
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Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel
Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel
4-star hotel
  |  Ulitsa Istomina, 64, Khabarovsk, Russia, 680000
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Khabarovsk Itinerary

Day 3: Khabarovsk City Tour
In the morning your train arrives in Khabarovsk. 

Upon arrival you meet your private guide and driver and set off on a wonderful sightseeing tour of Khabarovsk. You start sightseeing from the Monument to Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky, a Russian general, statesman and diplomat. Continue to Amur Cliff which offers exciting views on the Amur River and hills. The river had a special historical significance as a route much used by the Russians when exploring and opening up eastern Russia. Nowadays it forms a part of the Chinese–Russian border.

You then make a riverside walk along picturesque Nevelsky Embankment, witness the Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral, the third tallest church in Russia, and see the eternal flame memorial.

Finally you ride across Khabarovsk Bridge. The railway bridge over the Amur River is the longest, at 1.6 km (5,250 ft), on the Trans Siberian Railway. The bridge, as well as Muravyov-Amursky Monument, is famous for being depicted on a 5000-ruble banknote.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Day 4: Departure
In the morning you check out from the hotel and have transfer to the station.

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Khabarovsk
2 d 6 h
Ulan Ude
Ulan Ude
Ulan Ude
1night
Russiaru
Sagaan Morin Hotel
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Sagaan Morin Hotel
Sagaan Morin Hotel
4-star hotel
  |  25 Gagarina Street, Ulan-Ude, Russia, 670034
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Ulan Ude Itinerary

Day 6: Enjoying Ulan Ude
Upon arrival, your guide meets you at the railway station and takes you on a sightseeing tour around the most interesting landmarks of the city and its environs. During the tour you walk along Lenin Street abundant in former merchant houses, explore Soviet Square with the world’s largest head statue of Lenin, and admire the beautiful Odigitria Cathedral. You also enjoy the view from Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan rising high above the city (if time and weather conditions allow).

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 7: Ivolginsky Monastery and Departure
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and head for Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery complex, considered as the center of Buddhism in Russia. Located 40 km from Ulan Ude in the picturesque valley of the Ivolga River, the complex is home to the Buddhist institute Dashi Choinkhorlin, translated from Tibetan as “the land of happy learning”. Here monks, the future lamas, study oriental and Tibetan culture, medicine, Old Mongolian and Tibetan languages and philosophy of Buddhism. During the tour you make a sacred circle (“goroo”) around the territory, enter the temples, see the altar with many golden statues of Buddha, Buddhist stupas, Buddhist books, tankas and even the sacred Bodhi tree.

Upon return to Ulan Ude, you have some time for lunch before you are transferred to the train station. 

Included experiences
Half Day City Tour with Transport
Half Day City Tour with Transport
Half Day Tour to Ivolginsky Monastery
Half Day Tour to Ivolginsky Monastery
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Ulan Ude
8 h
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
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Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
4-star hotel
  |  Chkalov Street 15, Irkutsk, Russia, 64025
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 7: Arrival in Irkutsk 
Late in the evening your train arrives in Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight. 

Day 8: Irkutsk City Tour 
After breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and have a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk.

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sign Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour you are transferred right to Lake Baikal shore .

Included experiences
Half Day Private Guided Tour
Half Day Private Guided Tour
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Car
Irkutsk
1 h
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
2nights
Russiaru
Anastasia Hotel
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Anastasia Hotel
Anastasia Hotel
3-star hotel
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
2nights
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 8: Arrival
Upon arrival, you check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings on your own. 

Day 9: Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
After breakfast you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Please, note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

Day 10: Trip to Taltsy Village & Departure
Following breakfast  you check out, meet your guide and driver and take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

After the tour you say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! You are transferred to Irkutsk.

Included experiences
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Car
Listvyanka
1 h
Irkutsk
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
Schedule
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Irkutsk Itinerary

You arrive to Irkutsk railway station.

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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
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Rail
Irkutsk
18 h
Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
1night
Russiaru
SOFT Hotel
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SOFT Hotel
SOFT Hotel
4-star hotel
  |  Surikova str. 16, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 660049
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Krasnoyarsk Itinerary

Day 11: Krasnoyarsk City Tour
In the morning you arrive in Krasnoyarsk, the largest economic, industrial and educational center of Central and Eastern Siberia. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for early check-in.

After having some rest and time for lunch, you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most famous city landmarks. You start exploration with Mira Square with a monument to Сommander Rezanov on it, take a walk along the old city streets and visit the Praskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel situated on the top of Karaulnaya Mountain. The chapel is considered a symbol of the city, and one of its buildings decorates 10-rouble banknote. 

You then head for Tsar Fish observation point located near Sliznevo village. The statue of a sturgeon commemorates one of the most significant storybook of a famous Russian author V. Astafyev. From the high of 300-metres (984 ft) Sliznevsky Byk cliff you are able to enjoy the breathtaking view on Yenisey river landscape.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 12: Departure After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the train station. 

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Krasnoyarsk
13 h
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
1night
Russiaru
Double Tree by Hilton
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Double Tree by Hilton
Double Tree by Hilton
4-star hotel
  |  Kamenskaya Str 7/1, Novosibirsk, Russia, 630099
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Novosibirsk Itinerary

Day 12: Arrival
Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature, as your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 13: Novosibirsk City Tour
Following breakfast you check out and prepare for a guided tour around the most interesting attractions of Novosibirsk. Together with your private guide you explore the central Lenin Square, the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Ob River embankment.

You are then invited to a particular place that surely enriches your Trans-Siberian experience - the Novosibirsk Open-Air Museum of Railway Technology. The museum is located nearly 30 minutes ride from the city, right next to the local train station where constantly going thains seem to make the museum "come alive". During the tour you explore an amazing collection of trains and engines covering different historical periods. For example, you see the Tsarsky vagon - the one Tsar Nikolay II used to travel in. Some cars are possible to climb aboard!

Please, note: the Museum is closed on Mondays

After the tour you have free time. In the evening you are transferred to Novosibirsk railway station to continue your journey.

Included experiences
City Tour tour with Railway Museum
City Tour tour with Railway Museum
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Novosibirsk
20 h
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
1night
Russiaru
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
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Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
4-star hotel
  |  RU, Lenin Avenue, 9А, Yekaterinburg, 620014
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 14: Arrival in Yekaterinburg & City Tour
In the afternoon you arrive in the capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg. 

Your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on a 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, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House and admire Sevastyanov House - the symbol of the city. 

You also visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

Note: Boris Yeltsin Museum is closed on Mondays.
You may choose to visit the observation platform of Vysotsky hotel instead - one of the tallest buildings in Yekaterinburg, where you enjoy the bird's-eye panoramic views of the city.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the evening free. 


Day 15: Exploring Yekaterinburg and Surroundings 
After breakfast you check-out from the hotel, meet your guide and continue the exploration of Yekaterinburg.

You first take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

You then learn more about the last days of the Russian Imperial Family by visiting the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

After the tour you are transferred to the train station. 

Included experiences
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Half Day Private Walking Tour
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Rail
Yekaterinburg
5 h 30 min
Perm
Perm
Perm
1night
Russiaru
New Star Hotel
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New Star Hotel
New Star Hotel
4-star hotel
  |  ul. Gazety Zvezda, 38, Perm, Russia, 614015
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Perm Itinerary

Day 15: Arrival to Perm & Free Evening
Welcome to Perm - a major rail junction connecting Siberia and the Far East with the European part of the country.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in your cozy room or explore the city center on your own.

Day 16: Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Following breakfast, you have morning at leisure. Later you check out and prepare for an exciting day trip to explore the Kungur ice caves, located in the outskirts of Perm. Known since time immemorial, the caves encompass the remains of ancient settlements dating back to VII-IX centuries.

Upon arrival to Kungur you have a brief city tour around the major sites of the area. Your tour then continues to the mysterious and ancient Kungur ice caves located in the Ice Mountain.

Please, note: average temperature inside the cave is +5C. Ice crystals can be seen at the entrance and exit from the cave any time of the year. The best time to see the crystals is from February to June.

The caves represent a system of labyrinths and are famous for their unique grottos. There are about 70 underground lakes of different sizes in the caves, exact number depending on the time of year. During your tour exploration you pass the large excursion ring traveling 1300 meters underground.

After the tour you return to Perm where you board a train to Nizniy Novgorod.

Included experiences
Full Day Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Full Day Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Rail
Perm
15 h
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Nizhniy Novgorod
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Marriott Courtyard Nizhniy Novgorod
Marriott Courtyard Nizhniy Novgorod
4-star hotel
  |  Ulitsa Il'inskaya, 46, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, 603109
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1night
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
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Nizhny Novgorod Itinerary

Day 17: Nizhny Novgorod City Tour
Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for hotel for check-in and some rest.

Later the same day you meet your private guide and driver and go on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most famous attractions of Nizhny Novgorod. During the tour you stroll through a pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, see the beautiful Stroganovskaya Church, explore the ancient Annunciation Cathedral, enjoy fantastic city views from the Volga slope and visit the famous Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is free.

Day 18: Departure
Today you check out from the hotel, and your driver transfers you to the station.

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Rail
Nizhny Novgorod
4 h
Moscow
Moscow
2nights
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
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Marriott Courtyard Moscow
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
4-star hotel
  |  RU, Voznesenskiy Pereulok, 7, Moscow, 125009
1 Standard Double
2nights
1 Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
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Moscow Itinerary

Day 18: Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the train station 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 nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 19: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
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.

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After break for lunch you have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. 

Day 20: Departure
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!

Please, note: you can extend your trip to Saint Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for more information.

Included experiences
Full Day Guided City Tour with Kremlin
Full Day Guided City Tour with Kremlin
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Vladivostok, Ulan Ude, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • 1st or 2nd class train tickets on all legs of the trip;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum, Ivolginsky Datsan, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Taltsy Musem, Railway Museum, Ganina Yama, Church on Blood, Boris Yeltsin Center, Kungur Caves, Kremlin territory & Armoury Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • 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.

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

4. For the 1st class package: 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.

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.

Trip Assurance If you need our assistance during your trip, you can call our support line available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CET) on weekdays and weekends.

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Epic Trans-Siberian Reverse
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Vladivostok
Vladivostok
1night
Russiaru
Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Vladivostok Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan! Your driver meets you at the airport, port or station and transfers 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 nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 2: Vladivostok City Tour
Following breakfast at the hotel you have morning at leisure. After lunch you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy an exciting sightseeing tour around the most interesting city attractions.

You first explore the Eagle's Nest observation point to get a magnificent bird’s-eye view over the city and Golden Horn Bay.

You then drive across the Russky Bridge, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, to reach Russky Island. An integral part of the Vladivostok's history, the island attracts numerous tourists with charming Primorye nature, dozens of picturesque bays, majestic coastal rocks and a number of unique military fortifications. While being on the island, you have a great chance to visit one of them - «Novosiltsevskaya battery» fortification. Beautiful panoramic view of the bridge opens from there.

You continue with visiting Submarine S-56 which successfully fought against a fascist’s fleet during WWII. You end the tour with exploring the Vladivostok Railway Station that is the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have some free time. In the evening you are transferred to the railway station.

Included experiences
Russian Visa Processing Service
Russian Visa Processing Service
Full visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries.
Half Day City Tour with Submarine Visit
Half Day City Tour with Submarine Visit
Professional English-speaking guide, transportation and entrance tickets to Submarine C-56 Museum.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Vladivostok, Central Station
Rail11 h 30 min / 1st Class Sleeper
Khabarovsk, Central Station
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
1night
Russiaru
Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel
Khabarovsk City Boutique Hotel
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Khabarovsk Itinerary

Day 3: Khabarovsk City Tour
In the morning your train arrives in Khabarovsk. 

Upon arrival you meet your private guide and driver and set off on a wonderful sightseeing tour of Khabarovsk. You start sightseeing from the Monument to Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky, a Russian general, statesman and diplomat. Continue to Amur Cliff which offers exciting views on the Amur River and hills. The river had a special historical significance as a route much used by the Russians when exploring and opening up eastern Russia. Nowadays it forms a part of the Chinese–Russian border.

You then make a riverside walk along picturesque Nevelsky Embankment, witness the Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral, the third tallest church in Russia, and see the eternal flame memorial.

Finally you ride across Khabarovsk Bridge. The railway bridge over the Amur River is the longest, at 1.6 km (5,250 ft), on the Trans Siberian Railway. The bridge, as well as Muravyov-Amursky Monument, is famous for being depicted on a 5000-ruble banknote.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Day 4: Departure
In the morning you check out from the hotel and have transfer to the station.

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
After breakfast you have free time to explore the city on your own or relax in your comfortable room. Following lunch you meet your private guide and driver in the hotel lobby and set off on a tour of Khabarovsk. You start sightseeing from the Monument to Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky, a Russian general, statesman and diplomat. Continue to Amur Cliff which offers exciting views on the Amur River and hills. The river had a special historical significance as a route much used by the Russians when exploring and opening up eastern Russia. Nowadays it forms a part of the Chinese–Russian border. You then make a riverside walk along picturesque Nevelsky Embankment, witness the Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral, the third tallest church in Russia, and see the eternal flame memorial. Finally you ride across Khabarovsk Bridge. The railway bridge over the Amur River is the longest, at 1.6 km (5,250 ft), on the Trans Siberian Railway. The bridge, as well as Muravyov-Amursky Monument, is famous for being depicted on a 5000-ruble banknote.
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Khabarovsk, Central Station
Rail2 d 6 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Ulan Ude, Central Station
Ulan Ude
Ulan Ude
1night
Russiaru
Sagaan Morin Hotel
Sagaan Morin Hotel
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Ulan Ude Itinerary

Day 6: Enjoying Ulan Ude
Upon arrival, your guide meets you at the railway station and takes you on a sightseeing tour around the most interesting landmarks of the city and its environs. During the tour you walk along Lenin Street abundant in former merchant houses, explore Soviet Square with the world’s largest head statue of Lenin, and admire the beautiful Odigitria Cathedral. You also enjoy the view from Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan rising high above the city (if time and weather conditions allow).

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 7: Ivolginsky Monastery and Departure
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and head for Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery complex, considered as the center of Buddhism in Russia. Located 40 km from Ulan Ude in the picturesque valley of the Ivolga River, the complex is home to the Buddhist institute Dashi Choinkhorlin, translated from Tibetan as “the land of happy learning”. Here monks, the future lamas, study oriental and Tibetan culture, medicine, Old Mongolian and Tibetan languages and philosophy of Buddhism. During the tour you make a sacred circle (“goroo”) around the territory, enter the temples, see the altar with many golden statues of Buddha, Buddhist stupas, Buddhist books, tankas and even the sacred Bodhi tree.

Upon return to Ulan Ude, you have some time for lunch before you are transferred to the train station. 

Included experiences
Half Day City Tour with Transport
Half Day City Tour with Transport
Your guide takes you on a sightseeing tour around the most interesting landmarks of the city and its environs. During the tour you walk along Lenin Street abundant in former merchant houses, explore Soviet Square with the world’s largest head statue of Lenin, and admire the beautiful Odigitria Cathedral. You also enjoy the view from Rinpoche Bagsha Datsan rising high above the city (if time and weather conditions allow).
Half Day Tour to Ivolginsky Monastery
Half Day Tour to Ivolginsky Monastery
Today you head for Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery complex, considered as the center of Buddhism in Russia. Located 40 km from Ulan-Ude in the picturesque valley of the Ivolga River, the complex is home to the Buddhist institute Dashi Choinkhorlin, translated from Tibetan as “the land of happy learning”. Here monks, the future lamas, study oriental and Tibetan culture, medicine, Old Mongolian and Tibetan languages and philosophy of Buddhism. During the tour you make a sacred circle (“goroo”) around the territory, enter the temples, see the altar with many golden statues of Buddha, Buddhist stupas, Buddhist books, tankas and even the sacred Bodhi tree.
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Ulan Ude, Central station
Rail8 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Irkutsk, Central station
Irkutsk
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Irkutsk Itinerary

Day 7: Arrival in Irkutsk 
Late in the evening your train arrives in Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight. 

Day 8: Irkutsk City Tour 
After breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby and have a guided tour around the most remarkable city's attractions.

You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk.

You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sign Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century.

After the tour you are transferred right to Lake Baikal shore .

Included experiences
Half Day Private Guided Tour
Half Day Private Guided Tour
Today you embark on a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions. You first walk along Angara River embankment - the most popular meeting place among the locals - to an eternal flame and the monument to explorer Yakov Pohabov, the founder of the city. You proceed to the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, the beautiful Polish Roman Church, located in the historical part of Irkutsk. You are then driven to one of the main monasteries in Siberia - Sigh Monastery also known as the Znamensky Monastery. You also explore the Kazan Church, which with its Byzantine style decorations looks like a fairy tower, and Block 130, the historical zone with many colorful wooden houses and buildings constructed in the 17th century. After the tour you are transferred to your hotel.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Irkutsk, Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Car1 h / Private Transfer Sedan
Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Listvyanka
Listvyanka
2nights
Russiaru
Anastasia Hotel
Anastasia Hotel
1 Standard Twin Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
2nights
Schedule
Listvyanka Itinerary

Day 8: Arrival
Upon arrival, you check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings on your own. 

Day 9: Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
After breakfast you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Please, note: chair-lift is not available on Monday

Day 10: Trip to Taltsy Village & Departure
Following breakfast  you check out, meet your guide and driver and take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village.

This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture.

After the tour you say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! You are transferred to Irkutsk.

Included experiences
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
Half Day Tour of Listvyanka
During the tour you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake. Then you take a chair-lift to the nearby viewpoint to take some magnificent panoramic pictures of Baikal, view the Chersky Rock and visit the 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and spend some time at a local fish market where you see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it. Please note: chair-lift is not available on Monday
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Half Day Trip to Taltsy Village
Today you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. This reconstructed Siberian village consists of a number of buildings that were threatened with flooding when the Irkutsk Dam was constructed on the Angara River. All the buildings at the Taltsy museum were rescued from the rising waters and brought here to serve as models of Irkutsk regional architecture. After the tour you return to your hotel.
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Listvyanka, Listvyanka Hotel
Car1 h / Private Transfer Sedan
Irkutsk, Irkutsk Hotel / Station
Irkutsk
1day
Russiaru
Schedule
Irkutsk Itinerary

You arrive to Irkutsk railway station.

No experiences included
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Arrival transfer
Not included
Departure transfer
Not included
Irkutsk, Central Station
Rail18 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Krasnoyarsk, Central Station
Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
1night
Russiaru
SOFT Hotel
SOFT Hotel
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Krasnoyarsk Itinerary

Day 11: Krasnoyarsk City Tour
In the morning you arrive in Krasnoyarsk, the largest economic, industrial and educational center of Central and Eastern Siberia. Your driver meets you at the train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel for early check-in.

After having some rest and time for lunch, you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most famous city landmarks. You start exploration with Mira Square with a monument to Сommander Rezanov on it, take a walk along the old city streets and visit the Praskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel situated on the top of Karaulnaya Mountain. The chapel is considered a symbol of the city, and one of its buildings decorates 10-rouble banknote. 

You then head for Tsar Fish observation point located near Sliznevo village. The statue of a sturgeon commemorates one of the most significant storybook of a famous Russian author V. Astafyev. From the high of 300-metres (984 ft) Sliznevsky Byk cliff you are able to enjoy the breathtaking view on Yenisey river landscape.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 12: Departure After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the train station. 

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Professional English-speaking guide, transportation for the tour and transfers.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Krasnoyarsk, Central Station
Rail13 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Novosibirsk, Central Station
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
1night
Russiaru
Double Tree by Hilton
Double Tree by Hilton
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Novosibirsk Itinerary

Day 12: Arrival
Today you reach a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature, as your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 13: Novosibirsk City Tour
Following breakfast you check out and prepare for a guided tour around the most interesting attractions of Novosibirsk. Together with your private guide you explore the central Lenin Square, the Opera and Ballet Theater, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Ob River embankment.

You are then invited to a particular place that surely enriches your Trans-Siberian experience - the Novosibirsk Open-Air Museum of Railway Technology. The museum is located nearly 30 minutes ride from the city, right next to the local train station where constantly going thains seem to make the museum "come alive". During the tour you explore an amazing collection of trains and engines covering different historical periods. For example, you see the Tsarsky vagon - the one Tsar Nikolay II used to travel in. Some cars are possible to climb aboard!

Please, note: the Museum is closed on Mondays

After the tour you have free time. In the evening you are transferred to Novosibirsk railway station to continue your journey.

Included experiences
City Tour tour with Railway Museum
City Tour tour with Railway Museum
Professional English-speaking guide, transportation for the tour and transfers and entrance to the Novosibirsk Railway Museum.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Novosibirsk, Central Station
Rail20 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Yekaterinburg, Central Station
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg
1night
Russiaru
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
Four Elements Ekaterinburg
1 Standard Double Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Yekaterinburg Itinerary

Day 14: Arrival in Yekaterinburg & City Tour
In the afternoon you arrive in the capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg. 

Your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on a 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, see the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House and admire Sevastyanov House - the symbol of the city. 

You also visit the Church on Blood built on the site of the notorious Ipatiev House, where the last Russian Emperor, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

The day is crowned with a visit to Boris Yeltsin Center, a modern high tech complex where you explore the museum dedicated to the first Russian president and learn about the contemporary history of Russia starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the period often described as “the wild 90s”.

Note: Boris Yeltsin Museum is closed on Mondays.
You may choose to visit the observation platform of Vysotsky hotel instead - one of the tallest buildings in Yekaterinburg, where you enjoy the bird's-eye panoramic views of the city.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the evening free. 


Day 15: Exploring Yekaterinburg and Surroundings 
After breakfast you check-out from the hotel, meet your guide and continue the exploration of Yekaterinburg.

You first take a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

You then learn more about the last days of the Russian Imperial Family by visiting the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family.

After the tour you are transferred to the train station. 

Included experiences
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour
Following breakfast you , meet guide and driver and take a 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, Nicolas II, and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Close to the church you see another sight of the city - the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Rastorguev - Haritonov’s House. Your next stop is the first burial place of the tsar’s family - the Monastery Complex “Ganina Yama” that now consists of seven chapels - one for each member of the royal family. The highlight of the day is a trip to the famous Europe-Asia monument where you can happily experience being at two places at once putting one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Half Day Private Walking Tour
You meet your guide and enjoy a walking sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. During the tour you explore the historical city center, see the charming Sevastyanov House - symbol of the city, walk along Iset River embarkment and admire at marvellous rotundas on Plotinka Dam. You end the day with a visit to the Vysotsky hotel observation platform where you get to see incredible panoramic views of the city and take some beautiful photos. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Yekaterinburg, Central Station
Rail5 h 30 min / 1st Class Sleeper
Perm, Central Station
Perm
Perm
1night
Russiaru
New Star Hotel
New Star Hotel
1 Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Perm Itinerary

Day 15: Arrival to Perm & Free Evening
Welcome to Perm - a major rail junction connecting Siberia and the Far East with the European part of the country.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in your cozy room or explore the city center on your own.

Day 16: Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Following breakfast, you have morning at leisure. Later you check out and prepare for an exciting day trip to explore the Kungur ice caves, located in the outskirts of Perm. Known since time immemorial, the caves encompass the remains of ancient settlements dating back to VII-IX centuries.

Upon arrival to Kungur you have a brief city tour around the major sites of the area. Your tour then continues to the mysterious and ancient Kungur ice caves located in the Ice Mountain.

Please, note: average temperature inside the cave is +5C. Ice crystals can be seen at the entrance and exit from the cave any time of the year. The best time to see the crystals is from February to June.

The caves represent a system of labyrinths and are famous for their unique grottos. There are about 70 underground lakes of different sizes in the caves, exact number depending on the time of year. During your tour exploration you pass the large excursion ring traveling 1300 meters underground.

After the tour you return to Perm where you board a train to Nizniy Novgorod.

Included experiences
Full Day Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Full Day Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Including professional English-speaking guide and entrance to the cave.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure transfer
Not included
Perm, Central Station
Rail15 h / 1st Class Sleeper
Nizhny Novgorod, Central Station
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod
1night
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Nizhniy Novgorod
Marriott Courtyard Nizhniy Novgorod
1 Deluxe Double Room Breakfast Included
1 Room
2 Guests
1night
Schedule
Nizhny Novgorod Itinerary

Day 17: Nizhny Novgorod City Tour
Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for hotel for check-in and some rest.

Later the same day you meet your private guide and driver and go on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most famous attractions of Nizhny Novgorod. During the tour you stroll through a pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, see the beautiful Stroganovskaya Church, explore the ancient Annunciation Cathedral, enjoy fantastic city views from the Volga slope and visit the famous Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is free.

Day 18: Departure
Today you check out from the hotel, and your driver transfers you to the station.

Included experiences
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Half Day Private Tour with Transport
Go on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most famous attractions of Nizhny Novgorod. During the tour you stroll through a pedestrian Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, see the beautiful Stroganovskaya Church, explore the ancient Annunciation Cathedral, enjoy fantastic city views from the Volga slope and visit the famous Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Nizhny Novgorod, Central station
Rail4 h / 1st Class Seat
Moscow, Kurskiy station
Moscow
2nights
Russiaru
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
Marriott Courtyard Moscow
1 Standard Double
1 Room
2 Guests
Breakfast included
2nights
Schedule
Moscow Itinerary

Day 18: Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the train station 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 nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 19: Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
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.

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After break for lunch you have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. 

Day 20: Departure
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!

Please, note: you can extend your trip to Saint Petersburg. Contact your travel specialist for more information.

Included experiences
Full Day Guided City Tour with Kremlin
Full Day Guided City Tour with Kremlin
Meet your private guide and driver for a wonderful 8-hour city tour around the most outstanding Moscow landmarks. During the tour you explore the fairy tale Red Square that is especially charming in winter with all this sparkling snow covering the bright domes of the St. Basil's Cathedral, which you get to enter and explore from inside too, see the brightly illuminated exteriors of the GUM and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills. After lunch in a city restaurant, you explore an incredible Moscow must-see icon - the Kremlin. You go inside the Kremlin walls to visit it's famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.
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Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
Included
Departure Private Transfer Sedan
Included
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