Small Group Tour Tsar's Gold Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok
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Tsar's Gold Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok

16 days8 cities
Russia1 country
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Branded train package to Russia

The Tsar's Gold Trans-Siberian is a top-notch train famous all around Russia. It provides high-quality comfort and services onboard, offers exciting activities and events. Take a chance to see the Russian being onboard a one-of-a-kind train!

16 days8 cities
Russia1 country
From
$11,450
Moscow, Russia
2
days
Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Welcome to Moscow

You are greeted at the airport by your friendly tour director and accompanied to your hotel. Our City of Lights tour shows you around the exquisitely illuminated Russian capital. You notice that Moscow is clearly on a par with Europe’s other great metropolitan cities such as Madrid and Paris. You stroll across the famous Red Square with your guide and take a short trip on the subway to view several of Moscow’s, particularly beautiful metro stations.

Dinner included

2
day
Moscow from Its Most Beautiful Side

In the morning, you take an exciting tour of Moscow, including the impressive Kremlin grounds and its magnificent cathedral from tsarist times. In the evening, you are welcomed aboard your private train. A relaxed get-together in the dining car offers the chance to meet your fellow travelers and learn more details about your private train.Overnight onboard.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

5-star hotel

Stay at the comfortable 5-star hotel and enjoy outstanding service, best location and a wide range of indoor facilities.

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Moscow
Kazan
13 hrs 50 min

Enjoy the authentic experience of traveling on a 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, Russia
1
day
Russia

As the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan is a glorious city that represents Russia's Tsarist past. With complex palaces, towering churches, and a thriving cultural scene, Kazan is a pure Russian city with incredible beauty and heart.

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3
day
Kazan

In the morning, you arrive in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. You take a tour of the Kazan Kremlin (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which has a wonderful panoramic view over the Volga River, where you learn about the turbulent history of the relationship between the Tatars, the Cossacks, and the Russians. Your train resumes its journey east in the evening. Overnight on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Tsar's Gold Train

Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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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, Russia
1
day
Russia

Ekaterinburg is a key-city to endless and rich Siberia and "a window overlooking Asia". Resting in the Ural region, Ekaterinburg is a thriving city where East meets West.

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Hotel
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4
day
Ekaterinburg

Your train stops around noon in Yekaterinburg, the historical capital of the Urals. The city is remembered as the place where the Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered in 1918. During a brief tour, you see the Church on Blood, built in 2003 in commemoration of that tragic historic event; and the city center, beautifully restored in 2009. Back on board, you continue on your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia. Overnight on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Tsar's Gold Train

Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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Ekaterinburg
Novosibirsk
21 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.

Novosibirsk
1
day
Russia

Established in 1893, Novosibirsk has once held the crown of the fastest growing city in the world and has been rapidly developing ever since.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Novosibirsk

You arrive in Novosibirsk, the heart of Siberia, where you are welcomed in the traditional Russian way, with bread and salt. During a short city tour, you experience the most Soviet of all cities during your journey. You see the enormous Trans-Siberian Monument and the mighty Ob River. Overnight on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Tsar's Gold Train

Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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Novosibirsk
Irkutsk
29 hr
Irkutsk, Russia
1
day
Russia

Irkutsk - the former residence of exiled artists and nobles is a real architectural and cultural treat.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Irkutsk

Today, your train reaches Irkutsk, the capital of Eastern Siberia in tsarist times. During your city tour, you see, among other attractions, picturesque Siberian wooden houses and a memorial to Tsar Alexander III (the initiator of the Trans-Siberian Railroad), which was erected in 2003 where the Trans-Siberian Obelisk previously stood. After lunch, you take an excursion to a quaint open-air museum showcasing life and work in historical Siberia. Overnight: Hotel Irkutsk (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Get the best experience by staying in a comfortable 3-star hotel. Enjoy the best service, pleasant interior, and amenities. This hotel will make you feel at home where you can fully relax after your exciting day trip.

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Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude
7 hrs 30 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, Russia
2
days
Russia

Ulan-Ude was founded in 1666 and due to its location on trade routes between Russia, China and Mongolia it developed into a prosperous trading town.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Ulan-Ude

After your private train’s arrival in Ulan-Ude, you experience the capital of the Russian Republic of Buryatia on a city tour. A visit to a colony of Old Believers makes you acquainted with their manners and customs. In the evening, you see a presentation of typical Buryatian artistic performances. Overnight: Hotel Geser.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

10
day
Monks and Yurts

An excursion brings you to Russia’s largest Buddhist monastery, Ivolginsky Datsan. Later, you feast on Buryatia’s national dish in a yurt. In the afternoon, you learn surprising details about the indigenous population of the Baikal region in the open-air Ethnographic Museum. Your private train continues east in the late evening. Overnight onboard.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Get the best experience by staying in a comfortable 3-star hotel. Enjoy the best service, pleasant interior, and amenities. This hotel will make you feel at home where you can fully relax after your exciting day trip.

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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, Russia
1
day
Russia

Standing on the banks of the Amur River, Khabarovsk is one of the most significant and beautiful cities of Russia's Far East.

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Hotel
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13
day
Khabarowsk on the Amur River

Your private train reaches Khabarovsk in mid-morning. City tour and visit to the promenade on the bluff of the Amur river where you can see as far as China. In the afternoon, you enjoy a little boat tour on the Amur river. Your train departs in the evening and your journey continues to the city of Vladivostok, the final destination of your journey on the Trans-Siberian. Overnight on board.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Tsar's Gold Train

Meet the Tsar’s Gold - a private Trans-Siberian train famous for its attentive service, opulent dining menu, spacious and comfortable compartments and facilities to cater to every need.

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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, Russia
3
days
Russia

Described as "Russia's San Francisco", Vladivostok is literally closer to the west coast of the US than it is to Moscow.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
14
day
Vladivostok

In the morning, you arrive in Vladivostok, where a sightseeing tour shows you the city’s most notable attractions, among them the Submarine Museum and the photogenic train station with the monument that marks the end of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Free time in the afternoon. Our recommendations: a stroll in the Botanical Garden or a guided tour of the Fort of Alexander the Blessed. Overnight: Best Eastern Versailles.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

15
day
Day At Leisure

After breakfast, you have the opportunity to explore the Pacific metropolis on your own. What about a visit to the museum of the Russian Pacific Fleet, to the KGB bunker, or to Vladivostok’s only dairy? In the afternoon, you enjoy a boat trip to the largest harbor of Russia’s the Far East. Overnight: Best Eastern Versailles.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

16
day
Departure

Your journey ends with the transfer to the airport after your breakfast at the hotel.

Breakfast included

Your choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

3-star hotel

Get the best experience by staying in a comfortable 3-star hotel. Enjoy the best service, pleasant interior, and amenities. This hotel will make you feel at home where you can fully relax after your exciting day trip.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Moscow (1 night), Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan-Ude (1 night), and Vladivostok (2 nights)
  • 10 nights on board the Tsar's Gold train;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Three meals daily on board the train;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • English Speaking Group Leader throughout the tour;
  • Entertainment program on board, including lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railway, regional geography, culture, and history of the countries along the route;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Comfort of travelling on a private train combined with a caring tour director, exciting lectures and entertainment onboard;
  • Private arrival and departure transfers;
  • "City of Lights" tour in Moscow showing the magnificent illumination of this Eurasian metropolis;
  • A taste of Russian hospitality during welcome 'Bread and Salt' ceremony in Novosibirsk - the capital of Siberia;
  • Grandeur and beauty of the famous lake Baikal, that you have a chance to witness and enjoy a picniс on its shores;
  • Insight into Mongolian culture during a performance of traditional folk arts;

What To Know

  • You should bring a few hundred dollars with you on the trip to pay for food as trains do not have ATM machines
  • Usual tip size in restaurants is 10% of the check. Recommended tips for guides and drivers is $8-12 per day for a great level of service
  • Eurasian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers