Trans-Siberian Railway tour and Lake Baikal
Trans-Siberian Railway tour and Lake Baikal

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Trans-Siberian Railway tour and Lake Baikal

Simple Trans-Siberian route for those wishing to experience the best of Russia and China in one railway adventure. The journey starts in the magnificent capital of Russia, Moscow, takes you to the pure unexplored beauty of Lake Baikal and finishes in the bustling city of Beijing. The journey of contrasts and different lifestyles will unlock the unique beauty and secrets of where the west meets east.

You can add more cities and excursions to your trip or spend more days in Moscow and Beijing.

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A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.


Irkutsk, capital of South Baikal, is one of the largest Siberian cities and was a key stop for caravans from Buchara and even China. Today Irkutsk became a center of gold-mining production and is developing fast. In the city you can discover unique examples of Irkutsk architectural heritage, such as “White house”, which was first a palace of the merchants Sibiryakovs, then a residence of East Siberia governor-general.

Listvyanka village is located on the shore of Lake Baikal 65 km away from Irkutsk city. This village was founded in the18th century and got its name from larch trees growing on the nearest cape. At the end of the 1920s, a Limnologicalstation was founded here; later it became the Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences. Its museum is already 10 years in existence and is visited annually by over 50,000 people. The exhibits acquaint visitorswith the history of studying and researching Lake Baikal, its fauna and its flora.

Beijing guarantees its visitors an unforgettable adventure. Being the nation's political, economic and cultural center, and having its history stretching back 3 millennia, Beijing offers a myriad of cultural hot spots. It is truly a place where you can stand right on the crossroads of time.

Day 1

Welcome to Russia! Arrive in Moscow and enjoy your first day relaxing or exploring the city independently.

Day 2

Your first day in the capital of Russia. After breakfast set off on your Moscow adventure. We recommend visiting the iconic Kremlin with its charming cathedrals, have a walk along the bustling Arbat Street and explore the Metro system. Want to make the day more memorable? Add one of our excursions to your trip! (B)

Day 3

Today you will start your Tans-Siberian adventure. After breakfast meet your driver who will take you to the railway station to board your train. (B)

Day 4 - 6

Enjoy the beauty of Russian nature, its small towns and rural villages from the window. You will pass Yaroslavl, the gem of the famous Golden Ring of Russia, Yekaterinburg, historical landmark on the map of Russia, the scenic Krasnoyarsk located on the Yenisei River and many more!

Day 7

Welcome to Irkutsk, the highlight of Siberia on the Angara river. Check into the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure.

Day 8

Today you will set off on a day-trip to the village Listvyanka known as the 'Baikal Riviera'. Enjoy the fresh air, untouched beauty of Lake Baikal and don’t forget your camera! (B)

Day 9-12

Board the train early the morning to start your journey to China. Enjoy the changes of scenery behind the window while relaxing in your compartment.

Day 13

Arrive in Beijing in the morning and check into the hotel. Today you have an opportunity to explore the heart of China. To make this day more memorable book a city tour to learn more about this lively city.

Day 14

Check-out after breakfast and transfer to the airport. (B)

Matryoshka Hotel

3 crown
Matryoshka Hotel Matryoshka Hotel Matryoshka Hotel


Russia, Moscow, Teatralny Proezd, 3/4, 109012


Located in the heart of Moscow, this cosy hotel is within walking distance from the main attractions of the city such as the Kremlin, St Basil's Cathedral and the Bolshoi Theatre. A great location for people intested in culture and history of the city.


Hotel services: free Wi-Fi (high speed) all rooms and areas, 24-hours reception desk, luggage room, room service, wake up call, SAT TV, laundry and taxi service.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV channels
  • Shower and toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toiletries in dispensers


Several entertainment places are available for Matryoshka guests: a historical restaurant, a nightclub with karaoke, a bar, a beauty salon, a wine and hookah bar.

Irkutsk Hotel

3 crown
Irkutsk Hotel Irkutsk Hotel Irkutsk Hotel


Russia, Irkutsk, blvd Gagarina, 44


Located on the banks of the Angara River in the city centre, this hotel offers easy access to the main tourist attractions and rooms with river or city views.


Smartly furnished spacious and cozy rooms, tastefully decorated interiors, wide range of services for business events, well-trained and caring staff make the «Irkutsk» Hotel one of the best in the area.


Cable TV, phone, free Internet access, fridge, air conditioner, hairdryer, cosmetic and bath accessories 


A modern gym as well as a spa area with a solarium. Guests can also benefit from a relaxing body massage at the health club.

Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel

4 crown
Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel Beijing Novotel Xin Qiao Hotel


1 Chong Wen Men Xi Da Jie, 100004


Novotel Beijing Xinqiao's is ideally located in city centre of Chongwenmen. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Wangfujing are just a short walk away. New World Shopping Mall is just across the street. Hotel offers free high speed WiFi broadband in all rooms and public areas. Access to web corner with Apple Mac computers. Unique to this hotel is the source of hot spring water supplied to its rooms and spa. Subway Line 2 & 5 are right in front of hotel and 30km to the airport.


Room Features: Audible smoke alarms in rooms, Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms, Keycard-operated door locks, Sprinkler in room, 220/240 V AC, Air Conditioning, Bathroom doors 32 inches wide, Connecting rooms available, Data port in room, Emergency exit map, Free in-room mineral water, Free morning newspaper, Safe deposit box in room, Alarm clock,  Phone with 2 handsets in room, Satellite/cable colour TV, Telephone in bathroom, Voicemail, Web TV, WIFI in your room, Work desk in all rooms, High speed transmission line, Coffee/tea making facilities, Minibar (extra charge), WIFI in the communal areas. Bathroom Features: Bathrobe, Bathtub, Shower, Telephone in bathroom



Fitness centre Spa and wellness centre Restaurant Bar

Public trains

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 the hotels can be changed to similar hotels of the same standard depending on availability.

Departures 2019, weekly on Tuesday Price per person from; based on 2 passengers travelling together
JULY from £1,110


from £1,115
SEPTEMBER from £1,105
OCTOBER from £1,115
NOVEMBER from £1,115
DECEMBER from £1,085

What’s Included:

  • Departure transfers (vehicle and driver)
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • Meals as per programme
  • Entry tickets as per program
  • 2nd class train tickets (4-berth compartments) 
  • Full Russian visa support

Package Does Not Include:

  • Return international flights (indirect or direct)
  • Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
  • Travel insurance
  • Regional add-ons

You can also add:

  • Excursions in Moscow:

  • More days in Moscow or China
  • Trip to St Petersburg

Please note that a deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage. Please note that the hotels can be changed to similar hotels of the same standard depending on availability. 

Contact us by phone or email today with any queries, to book, or for excellent rates and service on add-ons to your trip.

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