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Tailor Made Trans Siberian Railway, Custom Rail Journeys

Build the unforgettable Trans Siberian adventure of a lifetime with IntoRussia. Below we have covered some of the most popular destinations on the route, to help you plan your trip.

KEY DESTINATIONS ALONG THE RAILWAY ROUTES

Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway KAZAN
Visit the capital of Tatarstan. Known for its unique cultural blend, Kazan Kremlin has both a Mosque and a Cathedral side by side within its walls. Also, having undergone considerable development for modern day sporting events, the city still retains clear evidence of its fascinating history - the perfect blend of modern and ancient Russia.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Kazan Kremlin (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kazan Ski Resort Complex, Raifskiy Monastery
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway PERM
This friendly city provides a fresh mix of tradition and contemporary culture as it is home to the annual White Nights Festival (June-July) and the interesting Kungur Ice Caves, as well as the harrowing Perm 36 Gulag.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Perm 36 Gulag, Kungur Ice Caves, Khokhlovka Open Air Ethnographic Museum
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway EKATERINBURG
The centre of the Ural Mountains and the natural divide between Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is a flourishing hub, rich in natural resources and a colourful history. It was here where the last Tsar and his family spent their final days.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Tsar Execution site, Europe-Asia Border, Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway NOVOSIBIRSK
The lively city of Novosibirsk is situated where the Trans Siberian crosses the River Ob. Now one of the largest cities in Russia and the biggest one east of the Urals, Novosibirsk is a fascinating city to discover the history and ethnic diversity of Siberia.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Novosibirsk Zoo, State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway IRKUTSK
The capital of eastern Siberia, Irkutsk developed its unique cultural heritage after many Russian artists, officers and nobles were exiled here after the Decembrist Revolt of 1825. It is the natural stopover en route to reach Lake Baikal, one of Russia's greatest wonders.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Museum of Decembrists, Open Air Ethnographic Museum
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway LAKE BAIKAL
The largest, deepest and cleanest freshwater source in the world is considered a natural treasure by the Russian people. Located in Siberia near the Mongolian border, and surrounded by mountains, forests and wild rivers, Baikal is an immense and breathtaking area of physical beauty. For the best views of Lake Baikal, we recommend you stay overnight in the village of Listvyanka.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Lake Baikal Cruise (Summer), Snowmobiling (Winter)
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway ULAN UDE
Situated amidst the vast Siberian steppe, this is a truly intriguing stop on the journey, offering a rare mix of Asian and Russian styles.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: City Tour, Ivolginsky Monastery
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway VLADIVOSTOK
Once created as a defensive outpost against invasions, for many years Vladivostok stood guard defending the Motherland on the Pacific coast of the Far East of Siberia. The city is now vibrant with an extraordinary mixture of culture and history, and was enriched even further in 2012 with its fabulous 150th Anniversary celebrations.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Seaside Oceanarium, Vladivostok Fortress
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway ULAAN BAATOR
Ulan Bator is situated on the banks of the Tuul River encircled by four mystical mountains. Mongolia was once the greatest empire under Genghis Khan, and is now one of the most enigmatic and romantic destinations on earth.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Terelj National Park, Horse Riding
 
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railway BEIJING
A truly remarkable destination, the mysterious and mesmerising capital provides an intriguing combination of ancient and modern style that captivates to all visitors. In particular, the Great Wall is one of the highlights outside Beijing, not to be missed.
UNMISSABLE EXCURSIONS: Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Imperial Palace, Ming Tombs

Tailor Made Trans Siberian Rail Journeys Itinerary

Not only can you choose to travel on the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian railway routes but you could also combine destinations from two different railway routes, for example, Ulan Bator to Harbin.

TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY
Moscow • Kazan • Ekaterinburg • Omsk • Novosibirsk • Krasnoyarsk • Irkutsk • Ulan Ude • Khabarovsk • Vladivostok

Stretching for 6560 miles the Trans-Siberian railway was built between 1890 and 1905 to connect Moscow with the coastal city of Vladivostok. There are many wondrous places to explore along the way including Ekaterinburg in the Ural Mountains, Irkutsk the capital of eastern Siberia and the natural treasure, Lake Baikal.

TRANS-MONGOLIAN RAILWAY
Moscow • Kazan • Ekaterinburg • Omsk • Novosibirsk • Krasnoyarsk • Irkutsk • Ulan Ude • Ulan Bator • Beijing

The Trans-Mongolian railway allows you to enjoy the enchantment of Russia before discovering the wonders of Mongolia including the intriguing Ulan Ude and exciting capital city of Ulan Bator. If that’s not enough, you can then travel on to China. The line follows the same route as the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Ulan Ude where it branches off and journeys forward to Ulan Bator and finally, Beijing.

TRANS-MANCHURIAN RAILWAY
Moscow • Kazan • Ekaterinburg • Omsk • Novosibirsk • Krasnoyarsk • Irkutsk • Ulan Ude • Harbin • Beijing

Following Russia and Mongolia, the Trans-Manchurian railway transports you to the vast lands of China where you can visit Harbin. Known, as the Oriental St Petersburg, it is thought to be one of China’s most beautiful cities. The line follows the same route as the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Ulan Ude, it then branches off at the town of Tarskaya and heads through Harbin to the mesmerising capital city of Beijing.

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Tailor Made Trans Siberian railwayTRANS-SIBERIAN
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railwayTRANS-MANCHURIAN
Tailor Made Trans Siberian railwayTRANS-MONGOLIAN

Tailor Made Trans Siberian Rail Journeys Accommodation

FACILITIES

Carriages are made up of 2nd class 4 berth compartments, each with 2 lower and 2 upper berths. 1st class, 2 berth compartments are exactly the same size but do not have the upper berths. A reading light, clean bed linen and a small towel are provided. Most trains have a restaurant car where you can purchase meals and drinks.

HOTELS ALONG THE ROUTE…

We have a host of hotels to offer for any stage of your trip, for as many nights as you wish. We can recommend 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in every city along the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian, routes.

RUSSIAN TRAIN TICKETS

As the Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, the train tickets can often be difficult to understand. Click here for our easy to follow translation of the typical Russian train ticket.

Tailor Made Trans Siberian Rail Journeys Departures and Prices

TRAIN PRICES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Routes 1st Class
2 Berth
2st Class
4 Berth
Approximate
Duration
Moscow - Vladivostok £ 1,375 £ 738 7 days
Moscow - Beijing £ 941 £ 609 7 days
Moscow - Ulaan Baator £ 558 £ 366 6 days
Moscow - Irkutsk £ 958 £ 552 4 days
Moscow - Novosibirsk £ 730 £ 427 3 days
Moscow - Ekaterinburg £ 417 £ 247 1 day
Ulaan Baator - Beijing £ 276 £ 169 1.5 days
Irkutsk - Beijing £ 549 £ 335 2.5 days
Irkutsk - Ulaan Baator - £ 186 1.5 days
Novosibirsk - Irkutsk £ 445 £ 248 1.5 days
Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk - £ 424 2 days

Rail Ticket prices fluctuate according to season and are subject to unforeseen increases by Russian Railways. The above rates should be used as a guide only. Your travel consultant will advise the latest rates when making your reservation.
It’s not just trains that we can help you with. To ensure that your Tran-Siberian experience is extra special IntoRussia can also arrange accommodation, visas, flights, excursions and even additional destinations before or after your train journey.

VISAS

A visa is required for all the countries you pass through, even if you are only in transit. Visas for Russia, Mongolia and China are all obtainable through our visa service.

FLIGHTS

Some people do not complete the whole journey by rail and prefer to fly from Moscow to Irkutsk before continuing to Vladivostok, Ulan Bator or Beijing by train. We can arrange this aspect of your trip as well as providing your international flights departing from and to the UK. Please contact us for a competitive quote for your international and domestic flights.

EXCURSIONS

There is a range of guided optional excursions which you can take. From city tours at each stop-off to open air museums, cultural experiences such as dining with Mongolian nomads and staying in ger camps.

PRE AND POST DESTINATIONS

IntoRussia offers you a variety of pre and post Trans-Siberian destinations. Ask us about the 2 night ferry service from Vladivostok to Japan.

Kenneth
May 2010

Dagmara
My travelling companion Chris and I arrived back in Scotland on Sunday 30 May, and I have been meaning to write to you since to thank you for your assistance in making our travel arrangements on our 8,000 mile Stirling to Shanghai - Trans Mongolian trip so successful. Mongolia and Lake Baikal were highlights.
We managed to catch all our trains from Moscow to Beijing and overall the train, accommodation and transfer arrangements were great.
The agent in Irkutsk and Ulan Bataar were at the station to meet us and the transfers to Lake Baikal and the Terjel National Parke were great.
In general the accommodation was great especially the Green Park in Yekaterinburg - it was a comfortable and well located hotel.
I have been telling everyone about the great service we received from the IntoRussia Glasgow office and will certainly use your office again when we get around to our St Petersburg trip!
Thanks again for all your help.
Regards,

Anna, Tyne & Weir
28th May 2009

Sadly, we have now returned from our holiday and are back at work but we just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in organising the trip for us. We had an absolutely brilliant time, and much of that was down to the fact that the holiday had been so well organised. We were very pleased with our accommodation throughout the trip, particularly with the Dostoyevsky Hotel in St Petersburg, the Edelweiss in Ulaan Baator and the Great Hotel in Beijing. It was also really good to know that we would have transport to our accommodation upon arrival at all our stops along the way. You also had the patience of a saint dealing with all our queries before the trip and we would like to thank you especially for that!

Philip, Glasgow
22nd July 2009

Dagmara
We have been back for two weeks now. The trip was fantastic - thank you very much for the planning and all of the help and assistance. All parts were good and all IntoRussia staff and agents were very helpful indeed. The staff in Beijing were exceptionally good.

Noel Ing
2008

As you know from our telephone conversation we returned last week from the above tour, which you organised. I am writing for both of us, to say how much we enjoyed ourselves, and to thank you and your colleagues in Russia for, and congratulate you on, the success of the arrangements. In a little more detail: we found all three flights with Aeroflot very comfortable - especially the "long haul" from Vladivostok to Moscow - and would be happy to use the airline again. The hotels in Moscow and Siberia, were comfortable and convenient; the transfer drivers were punctual and efficient; and the guided tours were friendly and informative.
As regards these, I would like to mention two guides in particular, without any disrespect to the others. First, Marina (we have no surnames), in Moscow, on 12th August, who seemed to have a special sensitivity for her city and its history, and ability to convey it - and how also went to some trouble to arrange our inclusion in an IntoRussia tour of the Kremlin, the next day. Anatoly, who let this, deserved a "Guide of the Year" award, for his vigour and knowledgability; it was scarcely credible that he enabled us, in so short a time, to see so many of the Kremlin's buildings and treasures, with clear explanations at all points.
However, our greatest pleasure came from the trains themselves: 80, 8 and 2, the Rossiya itself. Our cabins were comfortable, the facilities satisfactory, the food, if anything, better than at the hotels, and the train staff agreeable and helpful. In particular, we should remember the caterers on trains 80 and 2, Natasha and Vera respectively, who took a great personal interest in us and our welfare (I think that, on the last day of our journey, Vera insisted on providing us with 4 substantial meals!) No group travellers could have received better (if as good) treatment.
It has been a wonderful experience which we shall never forget; our thanks again.
Yours sincerely,

Mr I Walsh
September 2008

We arrived back from our trip yesterday. I wanted to thank you for making the arrangements - all the tickets were available in their promised places and all the guides were on hand and helpful. We were particularly impressed by the chap in Irkutsk who was standing right outside the steps from our wagon of the train before we'd even disembarked. The hotels were all good as well, and the views from the Rossiya in Moscow were stunning, with the Baikal view excellent as well. The trains were all fine too - the one from Harbin to Beijing was, as you may know, especially plush (so the switch of trains was a bonus) but could not compete with the Russian ones for 100% punctuality.
Many thanks for creating the platform for an excellent holiday.

Michael and Claire
September 2011

Dear Foaud,
We arrived back from Beijing on Sunday. This is just to let you know that we had a fascinating trip without any problems. Our guide was very helpful throughout the tour. The train was very comfortable and the sightseeing programme excellent.

We enjoyed our extra days in Moscow, but we still didn't manage to se all we wanted to. We shall have to return. Many thanks for all your help in organising a wonderful and memorable holiday.

Best Wishes,

Ruth Currie
June 2014

Dear Brenda

We just wanted you to know how successful out trip had been. Everything worked exceedingly well - all transfers and trains. Hotels were good.

All the places we visited were fascinating in different ways and we would recommend them to anybody wanting stops on that railway line. The train was comfortable and we all slept exceedingly well being gently rocked. I would be happy to be sitting now with millions of birch trees gliding by!

Everywhere we went people were very helpful. I am glad we had learned a little Russian. Actually it felt a bit of a come down to be in St Petersburg, awash with Western tourists and all hotel staff speaking impeccable English! We had very much enjoyed being places with few if any tourists.

Thank you so much with all your work on our trip. We would certainly use you again though not just in the immediate future!

Regards

Kulmeet Kundlas
November 2016

Our trip was excellent. You and your team was excellent and I will continue to use your expertise in future

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