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Complete Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains Moscow to Vladivostok ( CTS15VI )
The most epic journey of them all, the Complete Trans-Siberian is the ultimate rail tour, evoking a timeless sentiment of mystery and excitement spanning two continents, ten time zones, 87 towns, 16 rivers and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The atmosphere created by the passengers from all corners of the globe adds to a truly unique experience.
An all time favourite, and cultural and social adventure, this fascinating rail tour eastwards will provide you with a once in a life time experience. Sit back and enjoy thousands of kilometers passing by, observing ever-changing landscapes and views through the window of your train.
- Railway Journey Introduction
- Your Journey Itinerary
- Departures and Prices
- What's included
- Booking Conditions
Route: Moscow – Vladimir – Suzdal – Nizhniy Novgorod – Kazan – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Khabarovsk - Vladivostok
Trans-Siberian Railway is a must-do for everyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime! Join this wonderful journey to explore Russia, the biggest country in the world!
Trans-Siberian railway is the longest railway of the world; it stretches in 9289 km from Moscow to Vladivostok and in 8000 km from Moscow to Beijing. This railway joins main cities and regions of Siberia and Far East with the center of Russia. During the trip you`ll discover the cities with its rich history, enjoy stunning Russian nature and get acquainted with local lifestyle and traditions.
*** The order of excursions may be subject to change. The supplier reserves the right to change the hotels on the tour as well as the trains, in case of timetable changes ***
Meet Moscow, one of the most vivid, dynamic and richly-historic cities on Earth. After a meeting at the airport (Note: the arrival time should be before 10:00), you will experience the opulence and beauty of Moscow on a tour that covers all the remarkable places, famous Moscow sights and monuments Visit the otherworldly Kremlin and experience the magnificent interiors of its glorious cathedrals. You will see the surreal and candy-cane Russian masterpieces of St. Basil’s Cathedral and Novodevichy Convent. You visit the lovingly reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and pass by the notorious former KGB headquarters, the imposing architecture of the Soviet-era White House and Lomonossov University. Towards the evening, you will accommodate at the Hotel. Overnight: Holiday Inn Suschevsky (or similar). Meals included: none today
Depart to Vladimir by train (train 730 departs at 9:30 arrives at 11:30). Unveil the magic of the famous Golden Ring – medieval towns Vladimir and Suzdal – the best places to experience Russian province. We start our exploration by moving to Suzdal to walk on ramparts of its Kremlin and enjoy the onion domes and golden spires. In addition, you learn a lot about Russian history and culture. For the shopaholics and just people in search of extraordinary memorabilia the Suzdal Museum of Wood Craftsmanship open its doors. The huge variety of handcraft souvenirs will astonish you. We will visit Vladimir Observation Platform to get enchanted by the panoramic view of this gem town. From here the whole city is if on your palm. Then through the medieval streets, we reach the Assumption Cathedral; its walls are covered with elaborate carvings, and here we can glimpse at Adrei Rublev’s frescos – the most famous icon-painter in Russia. The next stop is the Golden Gate - the architectural masterpiece of that time. Overnight at “Russkaya Derevnya” hotel. Meals included: breakfast (B), lunch (L)
After breakfast departure to Nizhniy Novgorod (train 702 departs at 8:16, arrives at 10:10). Nizhniy Novgorod sightseeing tour. There are more than 600 unique historic, architectural, and cultural monuments in Nizhny Novgorod. The historic centre of the city, despite significant restructuring, has a significant number of historic civil buildings of the 18th - early 20th centuries, including a lot of monuments of wooden architecture. Nizhny Novgorod cable car is a cable ferry across the Volga River, between Nizhny Novgorod and the town of Bor. The main purpose was to provide an alternative form of passenger transport in addition to the river taxi, electric trains, and buses. Recently, it has become very popular among tourists and you will also experience this cable car trip. In the evening departure to Kazan (train 041 departs at 21:25 arrival at 6:17 on day 4) Overnight on board. Meals included: B, L
Today is dedicated to the picturesque and historic Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, on the banks of the Volga. Tour the city’s traditional Russian architecture and take in the fascinating stories of the local Kremlin, which is a favourite destination of tourists coming to the city. You can buy a lot of different souvenirs and gifts there. You will visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, Kazan Virgin Monastery, unique historical and architectural complexes of Raif monastery and other sights. In the evening departure to Yekaterinburg (train 378 departs at 20:08 arrival at 10:22 on day 5) Overnight on board. Meals included: L
Yekaterinburg is the capital of the ancient Ural Mountain range. Its position on the Asian-European border makes for a city of fascinating influences and combined cultures. You visit the painstakingly-preserved city centre and fairy-tale-like Church on Blood, which commemorates the site where the Romanovs, Russia’s last Tsar Dynasty, were shot by revolutionists. Also you will take some photos at the “Europe-Asia” boarder. In the evening departure to Novosibirsk (train 076 departs at 18:57 arrival at 18:06 on day 6) Overnight on board. Meals included: L, D
Today you will arrive in Siberia’s biggest city in the evening and accommodate at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel “Azumut” (or similar). Meals included: none today
Today you will get acquainted with Novosibirsk. During the city tour you`ll visit the historical part of the city and its main sights. The guide will tell you about the history of the city, about its foundation as the future site of the of the Trans-Siberian railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob. You`ll visit Lenin Square, where a very beautiful building of Opera and Ballet Theatre is located. You`ll see the Chapel of Saint Nicolas which marks the centre of Russia, the first brick building of the city – the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, wooden buildings and the embankment of Ob river. In the evening departure to Krasnoyarsk (train 082 departs at 18:57 arrival at 06:38 on day 8) Overnight on board. Meals included: BLD
Today you`ll receive the brightest impressions of Krasnoyarsk region visiting the Stolby Nature Reserve. This fascinating excursion will take you to the famous Stolby (Pillars) reserve, which is located not far from Krasnoyarsk on the right bank of the Yenisei River. You will travel on a mountainous road through the boundless taiga forest, enjoy fresh and clean air and try crystal cold water from the springs. Also you will take a city tour and get acquainted with the history of Krasnoyarsk. You`ll visit the Peace Square with a beautiful view at Yenisei river, the monument of Andrey Dubensky – Cossack and founder of Krasnoyarsk, the mountain Karaulnaya where from you`ll admire the beautiful view of the city. In the evening departure to Irkutsk (train 205 departs at 18:10 arrival at 14:37 on day 9) Overnight on board. Meals included: BLD
Irkutsk is a large city in Eastern Siberia and the administrative and cultural centre of Irkutsk region. It is situated on the bank of Angara River. Today you will enjoy the city tour. Irkutsk is a historical city with a large number of historically preserved neighbourhoods. It has about 685 historical and cultural monuments, 108 of them are on the federal list of historical preservation. Overnight: Hotel Ibis (or similar). Meals included: L
A day dedicated entirely to enjoying the blissful Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. The clear, deep, aquamarine and green waters glitter in the sun. The mountains are mirrored in the lake like glass, a near-endless stillness. Today you will take a full day tour by a fast boat to Olkhon Island, the biggest island at the Baikal Lake. During this trip you will enjoy the scenery and picturesque views. Olkhon has a great combination of landscapes and is rich in archaeological landmarks. Overnight: Hotel Ibis (or similar). Meals included: B, L
Today, you will get acquainted with the touristic capital of Lake Baikal – Listwyanka settlement. On route to the village you will visit an open-air museum “Taltsy”, where old wooden houses from Irkutsk Region are kept. In Listwyanka you will take some photos at the Chersky Stone view point and learn about the Lake’s flora and fauna at Baikal museum. In the evening departure to Khabarovsk (train 100 departs at 21:14 arrival at 15:53 on day 14) Overnight on board. Meals included: BLD
These days you will spend in the train. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors, 4 berths (2 upper, 2 lower) and a large panoramic window. Bathrooms are located at each end of the car. Overnight on board. Meals included: none these days
Arrival to Khabarovsk. Transfer to the hotel. Free time after the train. Overnight: Hotel Khabarovsk city (or similar). Meals included: none today
Today you will visit the only rehabilitation centre for wild animals in the Far East, which is located in the Khabarovsk region. Wounded animals are kept in the centre for treatment. As soon as an animal is healthy, it is released in the wild. This centre has at its disposal a big territory, where you can see such animals as tigers, bears, reindeers, lynxes and others. Enjoy Khabarovsk city tour around its historical centre with beautiful streets and major landmarks. You will be brought to the city’s central square – Lenin Square. Besides this you will visit the Ethnography Museum that has more than 350 000 exhibits devoted to the Far East. The guide will tell you the history of the Far East and the way of life in this region from the old days until now. In the evening departure to Khabarovsk (train 006 departs at 20:50 arrival at 08:28 on day 16) Overnight on board. Meals included: BLD
Today you will have a full day tour of Vladivostok covering the main attractions and more, including Vladivostok Railway Station and the C-56 submarine as well as passing many historic, cultural and architectural landmarks and viewpoints. After lunch we delve into Vladivostok's military history visiting its Fortress including two of the old batteries which now serve as museums. We also visit the Voroshilovskaya Battery located inside a real military base on Russky Island. This 80 year old building is a fantastic example of military architecture with its rational organization and efficient functioning. We also see the Pacific Navy warships stationed in the heart of the city which demonstrate the continuing importance of this port to Russia. In the evening we will get you to the airport or you can stay at a hotel (is paid extra). Meals included: BL
Carriages are made up of second class 4 berth compartments, each with 2 lower (65x185 cm) in size and 2 upper berths.
First class, 2 berth compartments do not have the upper berths but are exactly the same size. A reading light, clean bed linen and a small towel are provided. Two lavatories are available to use in both sides of the carriage.
Trains have a restaurant car where you can purchase meals and drinks.
Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard.
2018 departures and prices / 2019 dates and prices are on request
|DEPARTURES 2018||Price per person from|
16th May to 1 June
29th August to 14th September
- Departure transfers (vehicle and driver)
- Twin hotel accommodation on B&B basis
- Meals as per program
- English-speaking guide on excursions
- Guided tours by private vehicle as per program
- Entry tickets as per program
- 2nd class train tickets (4-berth compartments)
- Full Russian visa support
Package Does Not Include:
- Return international flights from London (indirect or direct)
- Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
- Travel insurance
- Regional add-ons
Please note that a 25% deposit is paid on this tour. A higher deposit will apply if the flights will be included - please enquire at the booking stage. These are guaranteed departure tours operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and are not exclusive to IntoRussia clients. They operate with a minimum of 2 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.