Epic Trans-Siberian | 20-day Private rail tour to Russia
Trip Overview

Epic Trans-Siberian

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia

A perfect match for active travelers seeking to explore all Russia. Apart from visiting the main landmarks of the mighty capital - Moscow, you get to see multi-sided and diverse Russia far and wide during your adventure. Cross Siberia, discover genuine Russian towns and reach the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok which is literally closer to the US borders than to Moscow!

Epic Trans-Siberian

20 days11 cities
Russia1 country
Private rail tour to Russia
From
$5,348
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews

A perfect match for active travelers seeking to explore all Russia. Apart from visiting the main landmarks of the mighty capital - Moscow, you get to see multi-sided and diverse Russia far and wide during your adventure. Cross Siberia, discover genuine Russian towns and reach the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok which is literally closer to the US borders than to Moscow!

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

first destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Moscow
Transfer
Free Day
Free day

Welcome to the gorgeous capital of Russia - Moscow! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Moscow City Tour & Visit to the Kremlin
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your private guide and have a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks including the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

train
Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod
4 hrs 5 min
Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train along the Trans-Siberian Railway from the capital of Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Nizhny Novgorod

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Nizhny Novgorod City Tour
City tour

In the morning you check out from the hotel, and your driver transfers you to the railway station where you board a high-speed train that takes you to Nizhny Novgorod in just 4 hours.

4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

train
Nizhny Novgorod
Perm
13 hrs 23 min
Make your way from Russia's city of Nizhny Novgorod to the marvelous town, Perm. Enjoy the opportunity to blend in with the locals as you travel on a regular Russian train and take in outstanding views of the changing sceneries out the train window.

Perm

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival in Perm & Free Evening
Transfer
Free Day
Free day

Today early in the morning you check out from the hotel. Your board the train to continue your journey. In the evening your train arrives in Perm - a major rail junction connecting Siberia with Europe.

Day 5
Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
Day tour
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and prepare for an exciting full day trip to explore the Kungur ice caves, located on the outskirts of Perm. After the tour, in the evening you are transferred to the train station as it is time to say goodbye to Perm and continue your journey to the capital of Ural - Yekaterinburg. You spend the night on the train.

4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

train
Perm
Ekaterinburg
5 hrs 2 min

Unwind during the five-hour connection on a Russian train taking you from Perm to Ekaterinburg, one of the most interesting and rich in history Russian cities along the Trans-Siberian railway.

Ekaterinburg

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Yekaterinburg City Tour
City tour

Today you arrive in Yekaterinburg. Upon arrival you are taken to the hotel for early check-in. After breakfast you check out and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

Park Inn, Ekaterinburg
4

Park Inn is a vibrant hotel in Ekaterinburg that boasts central location and a variety of facilities for a perfect stay.

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Ekaterinburg
Novosibirsk
21 hrs 3 min
Set off on another leg of your Trans-Siberian adventure along the Siberia region. Spend your time with use, relax, read books, and meet new people as you travel on the regular Russian train.

Novosibirsk

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Arrival in Novosibirsk & Free Evening
Transfer
Free Day
Free day

Today your train reaches a region with great history and unique Siberian style and nature, as your train arrives in Novosibirsk - a city that proves that Siberia may be distant, but is certainly not desolate.

Day 8
Novosibirsk City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and enjoy a guided tour around the most interesting attractions of Novosibirsk, including the central Lenin Square, the Opera and Ballet Theater.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Novosibirsk
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DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton is set in a quiet district of Novosibirsk city center, close to its main highlights. The hotel boasts well-fitted air-conditioned rooms, an on-site beauty salon, a fitness center, and even shops. Guests of DoubleTree Hotel Novosibirsk are welcome to dine at the a la carte Paris Restaurant.

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Novosibirsk
Krasnoyarsk
11 hrs 58 min
Spend an overnight in the comfort of your train cabin as your regular Russian train takes you from the city of Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk. Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the rail station.

Krasnoyarsk

sixth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Krasnoyarsk City Tour
City tour

Early in the morning you arrive in Krasnoyarsk that is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia. After early check-in and some rest you have a guided tour.

Day 10
Free Morning in Krasnoyarsk & Train to Irkutsk
Free Day
Free day

This morning is free for you to continue discovering the main attractions of Krasnoyarsk on your own. In the afternoon you are transferred to the railway station where you board a train running to Irkutsk.

4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

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Krasnoyarsk
Irkutsk
18 hrs 2 min
Hop back on your train to continue your unforgettable Trans-Siberian adventure. Your rail route takes you south to one of the highlights of your journey, Irkutsk and the gem of Siberia, Lake Baikal.

Listvyanka Village

seventh destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 11
Lake Baikal & Listvyanka Village Tour
Transfer
City tour
Museum

Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel. After some rest you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village.

Day 12
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour

Following breakfast you take a day trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. 

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
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Set gracefully in a picturesque location near the gorgeous gem of Siberia, Lake Baikal, cozy Anastasia Hotel is a nice property to stay at.

car
Listvyanka Village
Irkutsk

Enjoy your short car ride with a trusted driver from the petite town, standing on the shores of Lake Baikal to the heart of Siberia, Irkutsk. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous beautiful riverside areas.

Irkutsk

eighth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Irkutsk City Tour
City tour

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and your driver transfers you to Irkutsk. Upon arrival you leave your luggage in the hotel and have a guided tour around the most remarkable city landmarks.

Marriott Courtyard Irkutsk City Center, Irkutsk
4

The elegant hotel Marriott Courtyard is located in the city center of Irkutsk just near the embankment. Guests are welcome to stay in modern rooms equipped with modern facilities.

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Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 31 min

Reboard your Russian Trans-Siberian train and continue to the one-of-a-kind Buryatia region. This part of the route is known for its panoramas as the train makes its way along the shores of Lake Baikal.

Ulan-Ude

ninth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 14
Train to Ulan Ude
Transfer

In the afternoon you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital of the Republic of Buryatia. Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 15
Ulan Ude City Tour
City tour

Today after breakfast you have the morning free to continue exploring Ulan Ude on your own or you can join a carefully planned optional tour. In the afternoon you board a train to Khabarovsk.

Day 16
On Board the Train
Transfer

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic sceneries passing by your window and a company of your fellow travelers from all over the world.

No meals included.

Sagaan Morin Hotel, Ulan-Ude
4

Being one of the tallest buildings in Ulan-Ude, Sagaan Morin Hotel is a confluence of elegance and high comfort. The property meets all standards for hotels of international level.

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Ulan-Ude
Khabarovsk
2 days 8 hrs
Prepare for a long leg of your Trans-Siberian exploration as today you start your journey towards the Russian Far East, noted for exceptional wild nature and mountainous landscapes.

Khabarovsk

tenth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally location hotel
Day 17
Arrival in Khabarovsk & Free Day
Transfer
Free Day
Free day

This evening your train arrives in Khabarovsk. Your guide meets you at the railway station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 18
Khabarovsk City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your private guide and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most interesting landmarks of Khabarovsk, including a ride across the Amur River bridge.

Boutique Hotel Khabarovsk City, Khabarovsk
4

Set close to the picturesque embankment of the River Amur, the Boutique Hotel Khabarovsk City offers comfortable classic accommodation with modern amenities.

train
Khabarovsk
Vladivostok
11 hrs 30 min

This is the final leg of your adventure along the longest railroad in the entire world. You board your regular Russian train and travel along the Trans-Siberian railway towards the south to the city of Vladivostok.

Vladivostok

eleventh destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 19
Vladivostok City Tour
City tour

After traveling through 8 time zones and covering around 6,600 miles (10,600 km) along the epic Trans-Siberian route, your train finally arrives in Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan.

Day 20
Departure from Vladivostok
Transfer

This is the final day of your Epic Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out and your guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Lotte Hotel, Vladivostok
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Being a luxurious property in Vladivostok, Lotte Hotel offers amazing opportunities for a comfortable and memorable stay. The range of Lotte Hotel's services includes such modern facilities as free WiFi, a business center, top-notch spa-center with a large swimming pool, 2 restaurants, a bar and more.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Economy class high-speed "Lastochka" train tickets from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorord;
  • 1st or 2nd class train tickets on all other legs of the trip;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Please note: If we are not able to get 1st class train tickets, a whole 2nd class compartment (4 berths for 2 people's use) will be booked instead.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok
  • Exploring Kungur Ice Caves
  • Trip to Lake Baikal
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Russian sights on foot.
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