Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Moscow, Russia
None Dinner

After arriving into Russia’s bustling capital city of Moscow, check into your modern city hotel to recuperate after your flight. You will have some free time in the afternoon to walk around this intriguing city and anticipate the exciting 15-day adventure that lies ahead before a good night's rest at the hotel.

Day 2
Moscow, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with an early morning breakfast before commencing a cultural tour of the city. Your guide will take you past Moscow’s most spectacular sights, including the stunning Novodevichy Convent and the beautiful Kremlin with its glistening roof. The tour will take approximately eight hours and you will have the opportunity to look around the Kremlin and Armory, one of Moscow’s oldest museums, before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 3
Moscow, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with an early morning breakfast before commencing a cultural tour of the city. Your guide will take you past Moscow’s most spectacular sights, including the stunning Novodevichy Convent and the beautiful Kremlin with its glistening roof. The tour will take approximately eight hours and you will have the opportunity to look around the Kremlin and Armory, one of Moscow’s oldest museums, before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 4
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Moscow, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Awakening in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, enjoy some time to explore the elegant Kremlin and infamous Red Square at your leisure. After some time to marvel at the crimson buildings of Russia’s most distinctive and culturally important landmarks surrounding the square, a transfer will take you to the station where you will jump aboard your train to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway towards Yekaterinburg.

Day 5
Yekaterinburg, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Today is reserved for relaxing in the train and enjoying remarkable Russian scenes as they pass by your window. The cabins are well-appointed and possess all the amenities necessary for a more than comfortable ride between stations. The train gets into Yekaterinburg in the evening, where a contemporary and lavishly-decorated hotel awaits, directly opposite the train station.

Day 6
Yekaterinburg, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Begin the day with a city tour, where your guide will take you around the town’s modern side, followed by a trip to its main historical attractions, including the Historical Square and the traditional merchant houses of the “gold rush” era. From here, it’s on to the majestic Memorial Cathedral, a complex of six wooden churches surrounded by a centuries-old pine forest. Then, onto the European and Asian border, where an obelisk marks the two joints of the world, with a stop at a memorial along the way that pays tribute to victims under Stalin’s rule. Enjoy some free time before boarding the train in the evening.

Day 7
Novosibirsk, Russia
Yekaterinburg, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Reflect on the sights of the previous day while relaxing in the comfort of your cabin. The train is also a great place to meet fellow travelers and share the experiences of your journey. In the evening, the train will arrive into Novosibirsk station, the largest on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Your luxury four-star hotel awaits opposite the station where you will spend the night in comfort.

Day 8
Irkutsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day unwinding on the train and enjoying the Trans-Siberian experience while watching the world pass by. The scenery from Novosibirsk and Irkutsk changes dramatically and rapidly. Tonight, enjoy a surreal night on the train, where the gentle to-and-fro motion will send you into a tranquil sleep.

Day 9
Irkutsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Arriving in the Siberian town of Irkutsk in the morning, transfer to your cosmopolitan city hotel to re-energize. Broaden your horizons with a four-hour city tour covering the town’s most impressive sights, including a trip to the historic memorial Decemberists’ Museum. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, unwinding in your hotel or taking a walking tour of the surroundings.

Day 10
Irkutsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart in the morning to Listvyanka (around 80 minutes), a settlement on the banks of the stunning Lake Baikal, stopping en-route at the open-air Wooden Architecture Museum. Later, a funicular ride will take you to Cherksy Peak for panoramic views over the lake. Stop for lunch in the Last Century restaurant to sample local dishes with fresh fish caught from the lake’s deep, fresh waters. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Baikal Lake and embark on a walking excursion to Krestova village with a stop at St. Nicolas church along the way before heading back to your hotel in Irkutsk for a night’s rest.

Day 11
Khabarovsk, Russia
Irkutsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 First thing this morning, transfer to the railway station in Irkutsk for the onward journey to Khabarovsk. The train departs at 07:55 and you will have the day in the train to reflect on your journey with the fellow passengers before spending the night in the comfort of your cabin.

Day 12
Khabarovsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take this day to refuel and become submerged in the sights along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Uninterrupted scenes of unspoilt landscapes will become a common trend as you take time to relax and enjoy the experience. Relive the journey as it was done the first time in 1916 before retiring for another peaceful evening in your cabin.

Day 13
Khabarovsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Upon arrival to the picturesque city of Khabarovsk at 17:54, transfer to your contemporary hotel for a welcome break from the train journey. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, recuperating in the hotel or exploring the city, where pretty Tsar-era buildings and scenic walkways lined with multi-colored tiles and sculptures make for a charming end to the day.

Day 14
Vladivostok, Russia
Khabarovsk, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  the day with a four-hour panoramic city tour after breakfast, covering all the town’s highlights. One of these highlights is the Historical Museum, which provides insights into the city’s history and local traditions. Enjoy some free time here before the transfer to the station where you will jump aboard the train at 18:24 and head towards the final stop at Vladivostok.

Day 15
Vladivostok, Russia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Pulling into Vladivostok station at 06:27, you will have the full day to enjoy the sights in the city. Discover its hidden gems with an introductory tour, featuring the Central Square, S-56 Submarine, Triumph Arc, Vladivostok Fortress, Fokin Street walk and a viewpoint with stunning panoramic views over the iconic Summit 2012 buildings and the new bridge over Gold Horn Bay. You will have some time to yourself to enjoy the city’s sights before heading to your immaculate hotel for your final night in Russia.

Day 16
Vladivostok, Russia
None Breakfast

 As your exciting journey comes to an end, check out of your charming city hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your plane back to the enticing capital city of Moscow or next destination.

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Description

Spanning two world continents and eight different time zones, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest on the globe and undoubtedly one of the most epic journeys of them all. It stretches right across Asia, connecting Moscow with the Far East, crossing through an array of awe-inspiring lands in between. Nowhere else in the world can travelers pass through vastly diverse landscapes and glistening cities within a such short space of time. It's an exhilarating way to travel across Russia's enchanting land and covers a third of the globe, passing natural wonders, including magnificent verdant steppes and the shores of Lake Baikal, also known as the Sapphire heart of Siberia. This 16-day itinerary takes you along the original Trans-Siberian route on a journey of contrasts. Starting off in the bustling city of Moscow, travel through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, stopping off at a number of developing cities en-route before your journey culminates in the traditional city of Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast.


Highlights


  •     Visit the border between Europe and Asia, marked by an engraved obelisk

  •     Take a tour around Novosibirsk Railway station, the largest on the Trans-Siberian Railway

  •     Opt to take a trip to Akademgorodok to explore the only scientific city in the world

  •     Discover the beguiling Lake Baikal, the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world

  •     Marvel at a plethora of varied and ever-changing Russian and Siberian scenery



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