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Trans-Siberian Tours Comparison

Trans-Siberian Tours Comparison

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Last updated:
22.09.2020
 

At Travel All Russia we’re really passionate about Russia. Our travel destination specialists put lots of effort into creating well planned, high quality, and great experience Trans-Siberian rail tours and vacations.

The Trans-Siberian journey takes you through three countries, two continents, and stretches right across Asia, bringing some of the most distant places of Russia, Mongolia, and China right to the window of your pleasant train seat. We know that every traveler wants to choose the perfect tour for their Trans-Siberian adventure, therefore we have created our tour comparison that will help you to better understand the value we’re offering with our premium tours.

 
Rank Silver Gold Expedition
Type

Private

Small Group

Branded

Group size Private for you 8 to 17 people Up to 26 people
Duration Flexible (15-23 days) 14-20 days 12-21 days
Departures Flexible Fixed Fixed
Cabin type 1st or 2nd class 1st class on a private train car (detached at stops) Cart class of your choice
Shower At the hotels At the hotels Onboard
Meals 50% meals included 65% meals included All meals included
Trains Local trains Same private car,
local trains
Private train
Hotels Flexible 4* 5*
Airport transfers Included Included Included
Touring arranged by Firebird Tours Firebird Tours Rail Tour Company
Tour leader Self-guided Onboard Onboard
Can cover countries China, Mongolia Mongolia China, Mongolia
Entertainment Inclusions possible Inclusions possible Onboard
Price From $4.620 From $6.298 From $9.330

Small Group Trans-Siberian Tours

As you know, the old proverb states: "the more the merrier." And it's hard to find a phrase that would be truer when it comes to traveling the world! So let's start by having a look at the best small group tours to Russia that we offer.

Moscow to Ulan Bator Small Group Train Tours

The unforgettable experience of exploring Russia & Mongolia with the 14-day small group Trans-Siberian tour is our top offer.

Throughout the whole journey, travelers are accompanied by a local tour director, travel in a group not bigger than just 17 people from all around the world, and stay for several days in each destination to take in the local sights. The tour offers premium accommodation on and off trains: nice downtown hotels, coupled with a private train care/1st class train cabins on a regular Russian train, each equipped solely for two people.

More importantly, all of the small group tour departures offer to travel in a new clean coach which is attached and detached to trains at the stops, giving the chance to travel in the same cabin throughout the whole journey.

Tourists in the traditional Mongolian Ger Kamp

The tour was tailored for travelers who want to enjoy the vacation to the fullest with convenient connections, an affordable price, and a program to enjoy the authentic Trans-Siberian by experiencing the endless wilderness of Russia and Mongolia. The highlight of the tour is, without a doubt, spending 1 night in a traditional Mongolian ger camp! It is a great opportunity to enjoy the perfect stunning natural scenery and relax in wild nature.

What’s more, we’re covering full visa processing & invitation services and taking care of all airport transfers with professional drivers so that you don’t spend your time, worrying how to get to the required location. A 3-hour cruise on the deepest lake in the world, the one-of-a-kind Lake Baikal, is included as well.

Moscow to Vladivostok Small Group Train Tour

One of our most popular small group Trans-Siberian tours is a 16-day rail adventure from Moscow to Lake Baikal and glorious Vladivostok. Again, we offer to travel in a private detachable train car during the whole trip, and the knowledgable tour leader will travel with you all the way from the amazing Russian capital to the port city of Vladivostok.

The group rail tour Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration includes pit-stops in 7 unique Russian cities: Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok. As you can see, we offer an unparalleled program showing Russia from different sides, inviting to explore the best that the country has to offer. The itinerary was custom-made for travelers who are willing to explore Russia far and wide and share this experience with an intimate group of like-minded adventurers.

Russia's gem, the one-of-a-kind lake of Baikal

Most of the travelers who are interested in Russia travel skip the Far East of Russia, however, this side of the country is home to Siberia and the Urals, a unique place to get the utmost cultural and authentic Russian experience. As such, a Lake Baikal cruise, traditional Russian banya experience, and a visit to the Eagle's Nest observation point in Vladivostok are included in the tour to enhance your Russian travel experience.

Did you know?
The Moscow to Vladivostok railway route stretches for 9,288 km (5771 mi) and covers about 1/3 of the globe!

Luxury Group Train Tours

Plus we offer a variety of luxurious Trans-Siberian group rail tours for travelers looking for top-notch comfort, high-quality service and lux compartments while exploring the Trans-Siberian route. We recommend taking group rail tours with the 5-star Tsar’s Gold train and the 5+ star Golden Eagle Train, read more about them below.

Private Trans-Siberian Tours

If you think that the small group tours are great, but are looking for a more personal touch, there is no better way to go than a private tour. We can tailor any program to suit your interests and wishes to ensure an unforgettable experience. Let's have a close look, shall we?

Private Comfort Class Trans-Siberian Tours

For those who prefer traveling on their own instead of in a small group, we have planned 4 private rail tours: Private Trans-Siberian, Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian, Epic Trans-Siberian, and the 4-star Imperial Russia Classic tour.

The Private Trans-Siberian tour lets you explore three countries with a thoroughly planned and customised program, combining well-located hotels.

The Eurasian Capitals Trans-Siberian tour starts in the Venice of the North - Saint Petersburg and extends your journey from northwestern Russia all the way to China.

The Epic Trans-Siberian tour is planned for exploring the Russian far and wide and is the perfect fit for the active travelers. Apart from main popular landmarks, you will see the diverse and different side of Russia.

The Imperial Russia Classic tour is a 4-star Trans-Siberian journey with the private train from Russian Railways. The trip from Moscow via Kazan and Irkutsk to Mongolia’s Ulan Bator to China’s Beijing combines the fascinating destinations with private train settings. Traveling by the Imperial Russia train lets you visit many of the enjoyable historical and cultural attractions of the vast Russian Empire. The train is equipped with two elegant dining cars, large panoramic windows, comfortable seating, and bath facilities for each suite.

 
 
 
 
 
TIP: The railway route connecting the Mogocha and Skovorodino stations is believed to be the coldest part of the Trans-Siberian rail. In winter, the temperature there can reach -62°C / -79,6°F, so don't forget to pack warm clothes!

Luxury Trans-Siberian Tours

As mentioned previously, there are several luxurious train travel options on the longest rail route in the world.

The Tsar’s Gold train is famous for its excellent service, enjoyable compartments, and other facilities to make your journey a truly memorable one. In addition, a dedicated tour director and daily insights into Russian history, culture, and language are included.

The whole tour is focused on a great experience and lets you travel in high comfort and fun while you explore Russia, Mongolia, and China.

trans-siberian tour

The Golden Eagle Journey tour will let you enjoy the world’s longest train journey with friendly staff, great train facilities, onboard entertainment, meals and explore the most interesting stops on special tours.

You will be definitely impressed by your cabin that has en-suite facilities as well as the train’s restaurant bar car. The first-class service is included as a standard with personal cabin attendants that might look after your needs throughout the whole journey. The tour is designed to get an ultimate Trans-Siberian experience while you’re able to enjoy 5-star luxury and quality of the private train.

To get a cultural insight, join the Naadam Festival tour in honor of the Mongolian celebration of national independence and the nation’s rich heritage. The Naadam festival group rail tour takes you across Russia on the Golden Eagle Private Train to the heart of celebration in the Naadam Festival. It is an outstanding combination of sports and arts. The festival is a totally unique experience and it’s only of its kind with the expression of nomadic culture. The core of the festival is three manly sports - the archery, man wrestling, and horse racing, however, it includes main elements of arts, singing, and live performances.

The festival is held in the summer but what’s more, you will get to experience all the main Trans-Siberian tour highlights with the distinct nature of Russia, Lake Baikal, and unique local Russian towns.

Some travelers prefer going on rail tours from Russia to Central Asia to discover the Silk Road - an ancient route network that was for centuries considered as the connection between Eurasia, East and West.

The 13-day Silk Road Short tour takes you from remarkable Moscow to the capital city of Kazakhstan, Almaty, while enjoying all the luxurious facilities of the Golden Eagle Train.

The longer version, the 21-day Silk Road Classic tour, covers the route from Moscow to Beijing via the extraordinary countries of central Asia.

The Golden Eagle train

Must-Try Nadaam Festival Dishes:

  • Huushuur
  • Chanasan makh
  • Boodog
  • Huushuur

All in all, we have well-planned tours for different kind of travelers that are willing to explore the outstanding Trans-Siberian route with different kinds of needs and wants, however, if there is any specific request from you, our travel destination specialists are welcome for any kind of request regarding your Trans-Siberian adventure.

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