Private Trans-Siberian Rail Tour | Russia & Mongolia 2019/20
Trip Overview

Trans-Siberian Exploration

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia

Start your adventure in Moscow, then see the cradle of Tatar culture in glorious Kazan. Continue to Ekaterinburg, set right on the border of Europe and Asia while passing through the mighty Ural Mountains. You will then absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal and vast wilderness of The Great Steppe, before finally reaching Ulan Bator. Sit back and relax, while we take care of everything for you.

Trans-Siberian Exploration

17 days6 cities
RussiaMongolia2 countries
Private rail tour to Russia, Mongolia
From
$5,096
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 367 Reviews

Start your adventure in Moscow, then see the cradle of Tatar culture in glorious Kazan. Continue to Ekaterinburg, set right on the border of Europe and Asia while passing through the mighty Ural Mountains. You will then absorb the beauty of Lake Baikal and vast wilderness of The Great Steppe, before finally reaching Ulan Bator. Sit back and relax, while we take care of everything for you.

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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
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 so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming city center on your own.

Day 2
Exploring Moscow Highlights & Tour of the Kremlin
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. Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

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

This morning is free for you to continue exploring the magnificent Moscow city center on your own. In the afternoon you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and 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
4

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
Kazan
13 hrs 51 min
Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a regular Russian train along the Trans-Siberian Railway from the capital of Moscow to the gem of Tatarstan. Travel as the locals do in either a 1st or 2nd class train cabin and take in the views of the Russian countryside.

Kazan

second destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Kazan Sightseeing Tour & Tatar Cooking Master Class
City tour

In the morning your train arrives in Kazan - the beautiful capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and the center of Tatar culture in Russia. Upon . arrival your guide meets you at the train station and takes you to your centrally located hotel. You then have a cooking masterclass and a tour of Kazan's highlights.

Day 5
Trip to Sviyazhsk and Chak-Chak Museum
Day tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and driver who take you to the island of Sviyazhsk to enjoy its amazing architectural heritage. Along the way, you have a stop at the famous Temple of All Religions - the unique complex that consists of several cupolas, minarets, and spires representing the architecture of 12 major religions of the world.

Ramada Kazan City Centre, Kazan
4

The cozy hotel Ramada Kazan City Centre is located in the heart of Tatarstan capital, just a 5-minute walk from the central station. Hotel's guests can take advantage of bright air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, an indoor gym, and free parking as well as enjoy the international cuisine at the restaurant.

train
Kazan
Ekaterinburg
14 hrs
Make your way from Russia's Tatarstan region to the marvelous city of Ekaterinburg. 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.

Ekaterinburg

third destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival in Ekaterinburg
Transfer

Early in the morning, you are taken to the train station to continue your journey to the capital of Ural - Ekaterinburg. You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

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 7
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 8
On Board the Train
Transfer

Today you check out from the hotel in Ekaterinburg very early in the morning. You are transferred to the railway station to board the train to Irkutsk to continue your Trans-Siberian journey

You spend this day on board the train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

Day 9
On Board the Train

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

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

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a great location hotel
Day 10
Listvyanka Village Tour & Baikal Museum
Transfer
City tour
Museum

Early in the morning, you arrive in Irkutsk, informally known as "Paris of Siberia" for its rich architecture and colorful life. Upon arrival, you are transferred right to the Lake Baikal shore and check in to your hotel. After a 2-hour rest, you enjoy a guided tour around Listvyanka Village. During the tour, you visit the Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium that houses an interesting display of the unique flora and fauna of the lake.

Day 11
Trip to Taltsy Village
Day tour

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

Anastasia Hotel, Listvyanka
3

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

fifth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Irkutsk City Tour
Transfer
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and say "Good-bye" to Lake Baikal! Your driver takes you to Irkutsk for a guided tour around the most remarkable Irkutsk attractions.

Day 13
On Board the Train

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a train that takes you to the final destination of your Trans-Siberian tour - Ulan Bator.

You spend this day on board your train enjoying fantastic scenery passing by your window.

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.

train
Irkutsk
Ulan Bator
22 hrs 42 min

Reboard your train for another leg of your route, heading to the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, with a change to the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Marvel at the changing panoramas from Lake Baikal and the Russian Buryatia Region to Mongolian steppes.

Ulan Bator

sixth destination
4 days in the city
3 nights in a great location hotel
Day 14
Trip to Gorkhi-Terelji National Park & Meeting a Nomadic Family
Day tour

In the morning you arrive in the capital of Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Your guide meets you at the train station and takes you to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast

Day 15
Meeting a Nomadic Family & Exploring the Genghis Khan Statue
Day tour

Following breakfast at the ger camp, you meet your guide and start the day with a visit to a nomadic family to learn more about their culture, authentic lifestyle and traditions. 

Day 16
City Tour & Folk Show in Ulan Bator
City tour
Show

After breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Ulan Bator.

Day 17
Departure from Ulan Bator
Transfer

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

Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel, Ulan Bator
5

The luxurious Best Western Premier boasts an amazing central location, just near the State Government House, Sukhbaatar Square and National Museum of Mongolian History. The property provides elegant air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, 3 on-site restaurants, great spa and fitness facilities, and even a nightclub.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village and Ulan Bator;
  • Overnight at a traditional Mongolian ger camp;
  • 1st or 2nd class tickets for Moscow - Kazan, Kazan - Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburg - Irkutsk, and Irkutsk - Ulan Bator trains;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US and Canadian citizens (Mongolian visa is not required). Full Russian and Mongolian visa processing service for 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;
  • 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, Kazan Kremlin, Temple of all Religions, chack-chack museum with tasting, Ganina Yama, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium, Aryabal Temple and National Museum of Mongolia;
  • Cooking master class in Kazan;
  • Ride on a chair-lift to the Baikal viewpoint;
  • Folk show in Ulan Bator;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Note: Due to specific travel arrangements and train departure times depending on the schedules of Russian and Mongolian Railways, the itinerary may be subject to change.

 

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

  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, and Ulan Bator
  • Tatar Cooking Master Class
  • Baikal Exploration
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Rublein, in Mongolia - Mongolian tugrik. 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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