Moscow to Vladivostok 16-day Small Group Rail Tour to Russia
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Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews
Small group rail tour to Russia

Set off on a 16-day journey to remember and cross the vast expanses of Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. Travel in 1st class cabins of a private train car as well as stay at hand-picked central hotels in the cities. Explore Trans-Siberian gems and take in the beauty of authentic Russia during guided city tours and fun activities like a boat ride on Lake Baikal.

Moscow - Vladivostok Exploration

16 days7 cities
Russia1 country
Small group rail tour to Russia
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$5,929
Tour rating: 4.97 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews

Set off on a 16-day journey to remember and cross the vast expanses of Russia from Moscow to Vladivostok. Travel in 1st class cabins of a private train car as well as stay at hand-picked central hotels in the cities. Explore Trans-Siberian gems and take in the beauty of authentic Russia during guided city tours and fun activities like a boat ride on Lake Baikal.

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Day-By-Day

Moscow

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

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.

Day 2
Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber & the Heart of Moscow
City tour

This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square.

Day 3
Visiting the Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Ride
Museum
City tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

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
Ekaterinburg
25 hrs 37 min

Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train along the Trans-Siberian Railway from the capital city of Moscow to the gem of Ural, Ekaterinburg. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Ekaterinburg

second destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer

In the evening you arrive in Ekaterinburg. Your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 5
Last Days of Russian Imperial Family Tour in Ekaterinburg
City tour

After breakfast you enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around the most remarkable city landmarks. The second part of your tour is dedicated to the last days of the Russian Imperial Family.

Day 6
On Board the Train

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

Day 7
On Board the Train

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

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.

train
Ekaterinburg
Irkutsk
2 days 4 hrs
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.

Listvyanka Village

third destination
1 day in the village
1 night in a great location hotel
Day 8
Listvyanka Village Tour & Lake Baikal Cruise
City tour
Boat ride

In the morning you arrive to Irkutsk. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel.

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.

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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

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Trip to Taltsy Village & Irkutsk City Tour
Day tour
City tour

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a trip to the open-air museum of wooden architecture located in Taltsy Village. Then you have a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions.

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

fifth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Arrival to Ulan Ude
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station to board your train and continue your journey. In the afternoon you arrive in Ulan Ude - the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia.

Day 11
Enjoying Ulan Ude
City tour

Today after breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and take a tour around the most interesting city landmarks.

Day 12
On Board the Train

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

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

sixth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 13
Arrival in Khabarovsk & Free Evening
Transfer

This evening your train arrives in Khabarovsk. Your driver meets you at the railway station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

Day 14
Khabarovsk City Tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your private guide and driver and set off on a wonderful sightseeing tour of Khabarovsk. During the tour you explore the most interesting landmarks of the city.

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.

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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

seventh destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 15
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, early in the morning your train finally arrives in Vladivostok - one of the most significant Russian ports.

Day 16
Departure from Vladivostok
Transfer

This is the final day of your Trans-Siberian train tour! Following breakfast you check out from the hotel 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, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok;
  • 1st class train tickets on all legs of the trip;
  • Private train car provided exclusively for our small group tour from Moscow to Ulan-Ude;
  • Local experienced tour leader accompanying the group from Moscow to Ulan-Ude;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens. Visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Minimum group size: 8 travelers; Maximum group size 18 travelers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Kremlin territory & Amber Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow subway, Ganina Yama, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Odigitria Cathedral, Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum, Arseniev Museum;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • 3-hour Lake Baikal cruise;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
  • Note: Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 8 travelers. If a particular departure will not gather the minimum number of participants, the closest alternative departure dates or program will be offered. Confirmation of departure will be issued 4 months prior to the tour start date.
  • Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.
  • Note: Single travelers rate covers transfers and hotel accommodations for single occupancy. Please let us know if you would prefer to have single supplement for train cabin as well.

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Petite group size of no more than 18 people
  • Private 1st class train car
  • English speaking tour leader to accompany you
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok
  • A boat ride along 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.
  • Since you'll be staying at many hotels along the way, not only on the train, it is wise to have smaller luggage or a carry on to take with you for overnights at the hotels (opposed to all of your suitcases which you can leave in the lockable private train car).
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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