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Complete Trans-Siberian Journey by Public Trains ( CTS16VI )
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: Vladivostok – Khabarovsk – Irkutsk – Listvyanka settlement – Olkhon Island – Ust-Orda settlement – Irkutsk – Krasnoyarsk – Novosibirsk – Yekaterinburg – Kazan – Nizhniy Novgorod – Vladimir - Moscow
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 ***
Your adventure begins! You arrive to Vladivostok*. Your English speaking guide will meet you at the airport with a sign “Trans Sib 2018”. The group will gather at 10:00 at the airport. After a breakfast at a café, embark on a full day tour of Vladivostok covering the main attractions and more: including Vladivostok Railway Station and the C-56 submarine as well as many historic, cultural and architectural landmarks and viewpoints. After lunch, you will visit the Vladivosotk 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. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 005 Departure at 21:00 Arrival at 8:15 the next day (local time) * Please, note: the recommended arrival time is before 09:00 local time
Arrival in Khabarovsk at 08:15. Your guide will meet you at the station and will take you to a café for an early breakfast. Afterwards, you will visit the only rehabilitation centre for wild animals in the Far East, located in the Khabarovsk region - about two hours by car. Wounded animals are kept in the centre for treatment. As soon as an animal is healthy, it is released in the wild. The centre has at its disposal a big territory, where you can see such animals as tigers, bears, reindeers, lynxes and others. You will be back in Khabarovsk for lunch. After a good meal, join in a Khabarovsk city tour around the historical centre of the town with its 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. After the city tour, you will be transferred to the hotel “Khabarovsk city”. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Khabarovsk city”
After the breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and travel to the train station to board the train to Irkutsk. Once on the train, admire the passing scenery while getting to know better your fellow travellers. (B) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 001 (Russia) Departure at 08:25 Arrival on the 5th Day at 15:46 (local time)
This day you will spend on the train. We have chosen the best train in Russian Railroads for you to feel comfortable during the trip. For accommodation at the train you can chose 2d class sleeper with 4 beds: 2 lower and 2 upper ones. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors and a large panoramic window. Bathrooms with small washbasins are located at each end of the car. Tea and coffee are available for purchase on board the train. You can also travel in 1st class sleeper: 1st class LUX is a compartment for 2 people. All compartments are air-conditioned and feature 2 beds with a table in between them. The price includes bed linen, newspapers and meal. * Meals are not included. OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 001 (Russia)
Today you will arrive in Irkutsk at 15:46. You will be transferred to the3* hotel “Empire” for check-in. At 17:00 – your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby for the city tour; afterwards, enjoy a dinner at a café. Return back to the hotel for some free time. (D) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Empire”***
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 10:00. Today you will travel to the Listwyanka settlement. On route you will visit “Taltsy” open-air museum. Upon arrival in Listvyanka, enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant, where you will try dishes made of Baikal endemic fish. Later, join in an excursion at the settlement: visiting Baikal museum and Chersky Stone view point by a lift-chair. Return back to Irkutsk for some free time. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Empire”
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 10:00. You will travel today to Olkhon Island. On route you will have lunch in a café. Upon arrival in Sakhjurta settlement, you will board the ferry. Once on Olkhon Island, there will be a 4WD car waiting for you to travel to the hotel “Baikalov ostrog”. Later, enjoy a walking tour to cape Burkhan. Dinner. Free time. (B, L, D) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Baikalov ostrog”
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 10:00. Enjoy an excursion to the Northern part of the island – cape Khoboy, by Russian 4WD car. The trip will take about 7 hours. Join in a picnic with traditional Baikal fish. Return to the hotel for dinner and some free time. (B, L, D) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Baikalov ostrog”
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out at 8:00. Your guide will meet you at the reception; you will travel by 4WD cars to the ferry and then back to Irkutsk (250 km). On route, you will visit Ust-Orda settlement and have lunch in a Buryat yurt (Buryat cuisine). Upon arrival in Irkutsk, you will be transferred to the train station to board the train to Krasnoyarsk. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 001 (Russia) Departure at 16:15 Arrival on the 10th Day at 08:07 (local time)
Today, you arrive to Krasnoyarsk at 8:07. The guide will meet you at the station with the sign “Trans Sib 2018”. After at breakfast at a café, embark on an excursion to Stolby Nature Reserve (6 hours). Return to the city for lunch and later, join in a Krasnoyarsk city tour (2 hours). In the evening, get ready to travel by train to Novosibirsk. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 085 Departure at 19:50 Arrival on the 11th Day at 07:50 (local time)
After a night on the train, you arrive to Novosibirsk at 07:50. Your guide will meet you at the station and take you for a breakfast at a café. Get ready for a 5 hours long Novosibirsk city tour: you will visit Lenin Square - the main place of Novosibirsk where a very beautiful building of Opera and Ballet Theatre is located, the place of Novosibirsk (Novonikolaevsk) foundation, you will see the Chapel of Saint Nicolas which marks the center of Russia, the first brick building of the city – the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky, wooden buildings located in the street Gorkogo – the oldest street of the city, the embankment of Ob river. The excursion will end in the Local Lore museum which presents history and ethnography, flora and fauna of Novosibirsk region. After lunch in the city, you will be transferred to the train station to board the train to Yekaterinburg. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 029 Departure at 18:59 Arrival on the 12th Day at 13:47 (local time)
You will arrive to Yekaterinburg at 13:47. The guide will meet you at the station and take you for lunch in a café. Afterwards, you will embark on a great Yekaterinburg city tour and a visit to the Europe and Asia boarder. Yekaterinburg is one of big Russian cities located in the central part of Russia, 1667 km from Moscow, located 40 km from the border between 2 continents Europe and Asia. The border passes through mountain Berezovaya closed to the town Pervouralsk. In August 2004, the stone monument had been established in a point of intersection of Europe and Asia; 2 stones from 2 parts of the world are the symbols of this monument, one had been taken from the most extreme point of Europe – cape Rok and the second - from the edge of Asian continent` s part – cape Dezjnev. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in a café before being transferred to the train station to board the train to Kazan. (L, D) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 335 Departure at 22:44 Arrival on the 13th Day at 11:45 (local time)
You will arrive in Kazan at 11:45. Your guide will meet you at the station with the sign “Trans Sib 2018”. After lunch in a café, enjoy a Kazan city tour (5 hours). You will have the chance to visit the most famous sights of Kazan: Kazan Kremlin, Old Tatar Sloboda, a Tatar village Tugan Avylym in the city center, the oldest mosque Marjani, Kamal theatre, the mysterious lake Kaban, Kazan Millennium Park, Liberty Square, the Kazan University, Kazanka river embankment, offering unique views of the coast of the Kazan Riviera, Peter and Paul Cathedral, the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Kazan Kremlin. You will see the Spassky tower, leaning tower Syuyumbike, and government buildings, visit the Kul-Sharif Mosque and the Cathedral of the Annunciation. You will be delighted with the beauty of the architecture and fascinated by fascinating stories that will tell you professional tour guide.In the evening, transfer to the train station where you will board the train to Nizhniy Novgorod at 22:07. (L) OVERNIGHT: in the train TRAIN: № 041 Departure at 22:07 Arrival on the 14th Day at 06:55 (local time)
Today you arrive in Nizhniy Novgorod at 06:55. Our driver will meet you at the station and take you to a café for a breakfast and some free time. At 9:00 you will meet with the guide who will take you for a Nizhniy Novgorod city tour: you will see such places as the Nizhny Novgorod Fair, the “Strelka” (fork), the Blagoveschensky (Annunciation) Monastery, Nizhne — Volzhskaya Embankment, Rozhdestvenskaya street, Ilyinskaya merchant settlement, the Kremlin; enjoy a walking tour along Bolshaya Pokrovskya street and visit the “Yurkovka“gallery (the richest collection of pictures, created in the technique of floral mosaics). You will also see the Museum of Regional Folk Arts and many local gift shops. After the tour, enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon will be spent on a 6 hour long tour, exploring Nizhny Novgorod even further. In the evening, you will be transferred to the train station to catch the train to Vladimir at 18:58. After a short trip, you will arrive in Vladimir at 20:53 and the night will be spent at to the hotel “Russkaya Derevnya”. (B, L) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Russkaya Derevnya” **** TRAIN: № 711 Departure at 18:58 Arrival at 20:53 (local time)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will check-out and meet with your guide the hotel lobby. 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! Also you will be pleasantly surprised by its prices that are far lower than in Moscow. You will visit Vladimir Observation Platform to get enchanted by the panoramic view of this gem town. 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. After exploring the Golden Ring towns, you will be transferred to the train station for your last train journey! The next stop – the majestic Moscow! (B, L) OVERNIGHT: Moscow, in the hotel “Holiday Inn Suschevsky” **** TRAIN: № 733 Departure at 20:15 Arrival in Moscow at 22:00 (local time)
Today, you wake up in Moscow! Make sure to have a hearty breakfast at the hotel to get ready to explore the great Russian capital. Spend the day at your leisure – simply reflect on the beauty of the Trans-Siberian journey or embark on a day of sightseeing*. The city has much to offer whatever the weather from the famous museums such as Pushkin Fine Arts and Tretyakov Art Gallery to more outdoor areas including the Park of the Fallen Idols and Novodevitchy Convent. Of course, if the weather is not so good, Moscow is one of the few cities where a day spent on the metro is a tourist attraction with many beautiful stations to visit and all for the price of a single ticket! For relaxing, we recommend the bars, galleries and cafes of the Red October district or the fabulous Gorky Park. (B) OVERNIGHT: in the hotel “Holiday Inn Suschevsky” **** *excursions can be booked in advance
Enjoy your last breakfast at the hotel as your holiday of a lifetime comes to an end. Check-out before 12:00 and travel to the airport for your flight home. (B)
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
Book before 31st December 2017 to secure your 6% discount from the published price!
|DEPARTURES 2018||Price per person from*|
15th to 31st May
24th July to 9th August
|4th to 20th September||2301.63 £|
*Prices above are for UPPER bed in 2nd class 4berth compartment. Please contact us for the prices for the 2nd class lower bed as well as 1st class 2berth options and single supplements.
- Arrival and 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
- 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 deposit is paid on this tour - 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.