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Best of Trans-Siberian: Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Vladivostok (TS-04)

Group size
2-14 people
Season
All year
Duration
14 days
Departs
Saturday
Starts
Moscow
Ends
Vladivostok
Countries
Russia
Cities
Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Vladivostok
Price
from £1,695
Reservation
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Today the Trans-Siberian railway is still the longest and most amazing rail journey; you feel as if you’re travelling back in time. From mighty, cosmopolitan Moscow we go to the city of Yekaterinburg where the family of the last Tsar was murdered by the Bolsheviks; and then deep into the heart of the vast, mysterious land of Siberia, where the deepest lake on Earth, Baikal is located. You’ll see how enormous Russia is, what different people live there, how varied nature, wildlife and climate can be within one country.

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Moscow
Moscow by Night City Tour by CarMoscow combines the best of old and modern architecture. It is a city of long avenues and majestic squares, leafy boulevards, parks and gardens, new luxury housing, bridges, the granite embankments of Moscow River, and the unique cultural and historical sites. Discover Moscow by night with a guided city tour by car.
3 hours | £75 per person
Tretiakov Gallery Guided TourA guided tour of the Tretiakov Gallery, the biggest collection of Russian fine art in the world. The core of the museum's collection was assembled in the middle of the nineteenth century by Pavel Tretiakov, a wealthy Moscow merchant whose passion for collecting included violins, birds, and milk cows as well as Russian art. The museum represents the whole history of Russian art from the ancient period until now. There are more than 130 000 unique examples of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by talented Russian artists.
4 hours | £80 per person
Diamond Fund Guided TourThe Diamond Fund is located in the Kremlin Armoury containing the most valuable gems of Russia - a collection of masterpieces of jewellery of the 18th-20th centuries, rare precious stones, gold and platinum nuggets of great artistic, historic and scientific importance. It is one of the few treasuries in the world that house unique crown jewels. The exhibition features such treasures as diamond encrusted Coronation Crown of Catherine the Great, the world-famous 190-carat Orlov Diamond among other stunning examples.
2 hours | £100 per person
Trip to Cosmonaut Training Centre - Star CityStar City is situated to the North-West of Moscow in a beautiful pine and birch forest. See the hall where real space vehicles are used to train astronauts, the hydro laboratory, in which future astronauts learn to live and work in conditions of weightlessness, and the largest centrifuge in the world. You will see unique equipment where cosmonauts train for flight, including the MIR simulator. All the crews on the Vostok and Voskhod missions and the various models of manned “Soyuz” spacecraft, as well as those who worked on the MIR orbiting station, were trained here.
6 hours | £195 per person

Day 1 — Saturday
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
On arrival in Moscow, you’ll be met in the airport arrival sector with a Go Russia sign board for your transfer to the hotel.
Day 2
Moscow City Tour by Car
Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided Tour
We’ll take a walking tour through the streets of Moscow, passing through Lubyanka Square where the KGB was headquartered in Soviet times, Teatralnaya Square where you’ll find the Bolshoi Theatre and along Tverskaya Street, the busiest street in Moscow. We’ll end our walk in Red Square to explore St Basil’s and Kazan Cathedrals, the imposing Kremlin towers, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the expansive facade of GUM department store.
Day 3 — Monday
Kremlin Grounds & the Armoury Guided Tour
Moscow Underground Guided Tour
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Today we dip into the past with our guided tour of the Kremlin’s grounds and cathedrals. The fascinating Armoury Museum is housed in a building that’s stored weaponry for over five centuries and has been a museum since 1813. It contains such exhibits as the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy, Boris Godunov’s armour, Faberge’s fabulous eggs, and a plethora of golden and silver works of art. From there we’ll transfer to a modern metro that could just as easily be a work of art itself, adorned with marble, mosaics, stained glass panels and bronze sculptures.Our train tonight will carry us to Yekaterinburg, so we return to the hotel and then transfer to the station in the company of our reliable driver.
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Train: Moscow - Yekaterinburg
Day 3 — Monday
Night train: Moscow - Yekaterinburg
You will travel on a comfortable fast train to Yekaterinburg. Both 1st (2 berth) and 2nd (4 berth) compartments are available. Clean linen, including sheets, towels, blankets and pillows are provided for each berth. The train also has a dining car that serves good meals. Arrival in Yekaterinburg late in the evening next day.
Yekaterinburg
Day 4 — Tuesday
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Arrival in Yekaterinburg will be late in the evening next day, but our driver will collect us at the carriage and take us safely to the hotel.
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Yekaterinburg
Day 5 — Wednesday
Ganina Yama & Cathedral on the Blood Guided Tour
Guided Visit to the Europe - Asia Border
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Today, we’re off to the majestic Memorial Cathedral on the Blood in the name of all Saints, which was built on the place of execution of the last Russian tsar Nikolay II together with his family. We visit Ganina Pit, a unique orthodox monastery built on the site of the initial burial place of those imperial remains. Later, we offer an included excursion to the obelisk marking the border between Europe and Asia. On the way to the border, we stop for a visit to the Memorial honouring the victims of the Stalin’s repressions of the 1930-1950s. At the end of the day, it’s back to the railway station to connect with our train to Irkutsk.
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Train: Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk
Day 5 — Wednesday
Night train: Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk
We board our train late in the evening. The train to Irkutsk takes three days, but it’s a good opportunity to experience the Trans-Siberian as it should be enjoyed. Rest in your comfortable compartment as you travel sedately through the Russian steppe. Converse with your companions and others taking this popular long distance service.
Irkutsk - Listvyanka
Circum-Baikal Railway Walking TourEnjoy a walking tour along the Circum-Baikal railway – a truly historic line - starting from Port Baikal to the first or second tunnel. You’re bound to be impressed by the stunning views of Lake Baikal, its magnificent beauty and the surrounding hills. This is a circular route, which starts and ends in Listvyanka village.
6 hours | £65 per person
Listvyanka Tour & Visit to the Balkal MuseumEnjoy a guided walk in the village including a visit to the Baikal museum. Your guide will also show you the famous Shaman Rock and tell you the legend about the naughty Angara River. Take a cable lift to get to a nearby view point from where you’ll get a chance to take panoramic pictures of Baikal. Enjoy your visit to a local 19th century wooden St. Nicolas church and a local fish market where you’ll see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it. Price includes services of an English-speaking guide, entrance tickets to the Baikal museum, transport from the village centre to the Baikal museum and back, cable car (one way).
4 hours | £125 per person
Horse Riding in TaigaEnjoy horse-riding along the largest lake on our planet or deep in Taiga forest. Before the horse riding session you will receive a short briefing and your instructor will show you how to get on a horse and how to control it. Please note, there will be no English – speaking guide with you, only an instructor who speaks basic English.
3 hours | £95 per person
Circum-Baikal Railway Guided Tour by TrainThe Circum-Baikal is not just a railway, but a unique museum of history and nature, combining architecture with zoology, mineralogy and geology. Go Russia invites you to join us on the breathtaking journey around Lake Baikal, on the Circum-Baikal Railway, which runs along the North shore of the Southern part of the lake, from the village of Slyudyanka to the Port Baikal settlement. This is a full-day guided tour, which may start from either Irkutsk or the village of Listvyanka.
11 hours | £225 per person
Trekking at Baikal with PicnicNote: you need to be fit to participate in this trek. This is a circular route hike which starts and ends in Listvyanka. First half of the walk goes through the Taiga forest, then the trail leads down to the shore of Lake Baikal. On the lake shore the guide will cook for you a delicious lunch on camp-fire. After sunbathing and swimming in the lake, we continue our walk on the hillside enjoying the panorama of Lake Baikal along the way. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.
6 hours | £65 per person
Ride a Quad in ListvyankaRide a quad in Listvyanka village, enjoy stunning views of Lake Baikal and experience taiga forest. You will be riding a quad with another person (in total 2 persons per quad) accompanied by an English speaking guide. A picnic lunch will be served on the lake shore.
2 hours | £125 per person

Day 8 — Saturday
Transfer by car / minibus: Irkutsk - Listvyanka
At leisure at Baikal
Our train will take three days to cross Siberia as far as Irkutsk. A guide will meet you with a sign board upon your arrival and take you to Listvyanka (approx. 70 km away). There, you’ll enjoy free time in this charming village where you can choose to visit the St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church or the Baikal Lake Museum, where you will learn Siberian traditions, history, flora and fauna of the deepest freshwater lake in the world. Instead, perhaps take a boat trip out on the lake.
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Listvyanka- Irkutsk
Day 9 — Sunday
Transfer by car / minibus: Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Open-air Wooden Architecture Museum in Taltsy
Irkutsk City Tour
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Our guide will meet you at your Listvyanka accommodation and return to Irkutsk where we shall take a city tour. Irkutsk is often referred to as the Paris of Siberia on account of its elegant boulevards, but Paris can’t compete with its quirky wooden log cottages with their fretwork designs which you’ll also see in the city. Before we arrive, we make a stop to visit the open air Wooden Architecture Museum in Taltsy, situated in a picturesque forest on the bank of the river Angara. This museum has a large collection of original wooden houses equipped with old-style furniture and domestic utensils, and “wooden tents” belonging to the various ethnic groups which inhabited this region.

Later in the evening our driver will meet you at your accommodation with a sign board with your names and take you to the railway station to pick up your comfortable train to Vladivostok. It’s a four day trip, so settle back and enjoy the ride.
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Train: Irkutsk - Vladivostok
Day 9 — Sunday
Night train: Irkutsk - Vladivostok
Comfortable train to Vladivostok. Departure from Irkutsk late in the evening, arrival in Vladivostok four days later.
Vladivostok
Ferry Eastern Dream: Russia - Korea - JapanM.V. Eastern Dream offers regular sea connection between Russia, South Korea and Japan. This is an optimal choice for you if you would like to continue your Trans-Siberian tour further east or alternatively you can arrive from Japan and join our trip from Vladivostok to Moscow.
£295 per person

Day 13 — Thursday
Transfer from the railway station to your accommodation
Vladivostok City Tour & Visit to the Submarine Museum
Our driver will meet you at the carriage with a sign board with your names and transfer you to your accommodation. Later, when we’ve freshened up, we’ll take a city tour of this interesting city, encompassing the City Fortress, the Intercession Church and the Catholic church. In the Korabelnaya Naberezhnaya (the Warship Embankment) visitors can get acquainted with the history of the Russian Fleet, including the period of the Second World War and visit a Soviet C-56 submarine.
Day 14 — Friday
Transfer from your accommodation to the airport
Our driver will meet you at your accommodation with a sign board with your names. You’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home.
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Comfort
Year of travel
2021
Travel dates Flights Including / Excluding Single / Solo supplement Train upgrade Book
30/01/2021 - 12/02/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
06/02/2021 - 19/02/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
13/02/2021 - 26/02/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
20/02/2021 - 05/03/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
27/02/2021 - 12/03/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
06/03/2021 - 19/03/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
13/03/2021 - 26/03/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
20/03/2021 - 02/04/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
27/03/2021 - 09/04/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
03/04/2021 - 16/04/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
10/04/2021 - 23/04/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
17/04/2021 - 30/04/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
24/04/2021 - 07/05/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
01/05/2021 - 14/05/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
08/05/2021 - 21/05/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
15/05/2021 - 28/05/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
22/05/2021 - 04/06/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
29/05/2021 - 11/06/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
05/06/2021 - 18/06/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
12/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
19/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
26/06/2021 - 09/07/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
03/07/2021 - 16/07/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
10/07/2021 - 23/07/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
17/07/2021 - 30/07/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
24/07/2021 - 06/08/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
31/07/2021 - 13/08/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
07/08/2021 - 20/08/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
14/08/2021 - 27/08/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
21/08/2021 - 03/09/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
28/08/2021 - 10/09/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
04/09/2021 - 17/09/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
11/09/2021 - 24/09/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
18/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
25/09/2021 - 08/10/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
02/10/2021 - 15/10/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
09/10/2021 - 22/10/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
16/10/2021 - 29/10/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
23/10/2021 - 05/11/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
30/10/2021 - 12/11/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
06/11/2021 - 19/11/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
13/11/2021 - 26/11/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
20/11/2021 - 03/12/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
27/11/2021 - 10/12/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
04/12/2021 - 17/12/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
11/12/2021 - 24/12/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now
18/12/2021 - 31/12/2021 £2,295 / £1,695 £175 / £525 £545 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section “Included” in the tour description.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
  6. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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