Trans-Siberian Railroad

is the longest railroad route connecting Western Part of Russia with the Far East. Its length is over 9 thousand kilometers, and it takes almost a week to travel from one part of Russia to another. It is a tough journey, however many people dream about such experience. The happy ones to venture this Trans-Siberian tour will have an extraordinary opportunity to travel Russia from West to East.

Regular overnight trains operate on every route between cities in Russia connected by railroad. Such trains offer different types of seats and beds for travelers. According to your wishes and budget you can choose whether to stay in two or four beds compartment or travel in couchette carriage.

The route lies amidst breathtaking landscapes, crossing all the great rivers of Russia: Volga, Irtysh, Ob, Yenisei and Amur. The Part of it runs along the shore of the mighty Lake Baikal. Despite of the length of the journey, one cannot grow tired of the rich and picturesque scenery displayed on the way from Europe to Asia.
Active; Cultural;
17 Days
13 Excursions
7 Cities
from 2246 EUR
per person for 2 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Moscow
  • Day 3
    Moscow
  • Day 4
    Kazan
  • Day 5
    Kazan
  • Day 6
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 7
    On board
  • Day 8
    On board
  • Day 9
    Irkutsk
  • Day 10
    Listvyanka village
  • Day 11
    Listvyanka village
  • Day 12
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 13
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 14
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 15
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 16
    Beijing
  • Day 17
    Departure from Beijing
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Arrival in Moscow.
  • Transfer from the airport with an English-speaking guide.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow. The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, impressive fortresses and amazing palaces demonstrate the authentic culture and art of the late Middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare examples of a good, preserved atmosphere of an old city, caring for its beauty, however events unfold.
  • Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals. Moscow Kremlin was rebuilt several times since its construction in 1156by order of Prince Yuri Dolgoruky as a wooden fortress. Today’s Kremlin was built during the 15th century by Italian architects after the seat of the Orthodox Church had been moved to Moscow. The rebuilding of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Free time for leisure.
  • Transfer to the railway station. Departure to the Kazan.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 4: Kazan
  • Kazan city tour. Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, is located in West-central Russia on Volga River. It was once the capital of the powerful Tatar Khanate before being annexed to the Russian Empire after its defeat to Ivan the Terrible in 1552.
  • Kazan Kremlin. This magnificent architectural ensemble is the only extant Tatar fortress in Russia. It is framed by high white stone walls with characteristic loop-holes and thirteen hip-roofed towers. The Kazan Kremlin consists of an outstanding group of historic buildings dating back to the 16th through to the 19th century, including remains of earlier structures from the 10th to the 16th centuries.
Day 5: Kazan
  • Syuyumbeki tower is now one of the symbols of Kazan. It is two meters taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the deviation of its top from the axis is of almost two meters now (198cm). The history of this falling tower is shrouded in legends. Archeologists and historians have yet to come to an agreement on the date or even a period when the Syuyumbeki Tower was built. However, this will not prevent you from admiring the perfect baroque lines and elegant refinement of this mysterious jewel of Kazan architecture.
Day 6: Yekaterinburg
  • City tour of Yekaterinburg. During your city-tour you will come across the most remarkable of its 600 sights, like Cathedral-on-the-blood, the Historic square with its museums, memorials and the “gems garden” - with an abundant collection of Ural minerals. You'll be able to trace the development of Russian architecture from classic style of the 17th century to Soviet constructivism and modern style.
Day 7: On board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 8: On board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 9: Irkutsk
  • Irkutsk city tour. During three hours tour you can visit the older part of the city - the place of its foundation, which lies along Angara quay, Siberian warriors fame memorial, and the most beautiful churches of the city: Spasskaya church, Polsky Kostel, Znamensky Cathedral. The entrance fee for the church is not included.
Day 10: Listvyanka village
  • The route runs through the taiga forest to Listvyanka – an old-style Siberian village situated on the shore of Baikal in Listvenichny bay –, the place where Angara river leaves Lake Baikal. This small village benefits of its exceptional position that offers a real Russian countryside atmosphere coupled with a breathtaking view on the outstanding nature of the greatest lake.
  • Visit of Taltsy Ethnographic Open Air Museum. The Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography (the Wooden Architecture Museum) is estimated as a highly valuable part of Russian cultural heritage. Founded in 1969, the Taltsy museum has over 40 monuments of architectural heritage and more than 8,000 exhibits featuring life of Siberian people in 17th – 19th centuries.
Day 11: Listvyanka village
  • Trip to the Lake Baikal, a unique lake with crystal clear water and amazing biodiversity. Visit of the Ecological Museum. Snowmobile expedition to the south part of Baikal with its famous CircumBaikal railway, an old part of Trans-Siberian railway currently considered a monument of architecture and engineering art. Trekking on the snow and ice of Baikal towards Kadilny cape, where the outpost of Pribaikalsky national park is located.
Day 12: Ulan Bator
  • City tour of Ulanbator. This one-day tour shows you the best of the best in Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is a country of ancient history, dating back to over 2000 years BC. The development of the country is closely related to Great Wall of China, Atilla the Hun and, of course, Chinggis Khaan. Moreover, Mongolia might be the only country where a half of the population is made up of nomads, just as in ancient times. During this tour you will learn about Mongolia's rich history, culture and nature. Thousands of exhibits in National and Natural History Museums keep amazing historical evidences of this intriguing country's history. Moreover, you will surely be impressed by Gandan Monastery and its 25m high statue of Buddha. This tour is a great way for travelers to discover Ulaanbaatar City.
Day 13: Ulan Bator
  • Manzushir monastery, Bogd Khaan Museum. The Winter Palace of Bogd Khaan - one of the first museums in Mongolia - was built in 1924. It used to be a winter residence of the last Bogd Khaan of Mongolia, Javzandamba. The palace compound was built between 1893 and 1903, and is well known for its Gate of Peace, Temple, as well as for the personal library of Bogd Khaan. Among the museum's exhibits are Mongolian yurts (called “ger”), many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, sculptures by Mongolia's first Bogd Khaan Zanabazar, the famous Taras. The museum has 21 priceless sculptures of Taras. The collection at the Palace Museum displays over 8,000 exhibits, 72 of them estimated unique. The museum receives more than 20 thousand visitors each year.
Day 14: Ulan Bator
  • Visit to Terelj National Park. Terelj National park is a part of the huge Khan Khentii reserve. It was established as a Strictly Protected Area in 1992. The park's most spectacular features are its huge granite blocks and cliffs as well as meadows of wildflowers.
Day 15: Ulan Bator
  • Time for leisure.
Day 16: Beijing
  • Visit of the Great Wall of China and Chinese temples. The tour will begin with a drive to Mutianyu Great Wall -estimated time 1 hour 30 minutes. Mutianyu is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall. Almost 1,3 miles long, the Mutianyu section used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. Visit of the Sacred Path. “Sacred Path” refers to a path with stone animal sculptures lined accordingly on both sides to serve as guards to the Emperor’s tombs.
Day 17: Beijing
  • Forbidden City. The Forbidden City has been the Imperial residence to the royal dynasties of China for almost 500 years: from Ming Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. The Palace for the emperor on earth was called the Purple city, because ancient Chinese astronomers believed the Purple star (Polaris) to be the center of heaven. No one could enter the Purple city without special permission of the emperor. Thence the name “The Purple Forbidden City” now shortens to “the Forbidden City”.
  • Departure from Beijing by plane.
from 2246 EUR per person for 2 pax
Includes
  • Visa support Letter
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Moscow at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Kazan at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ekaterinburg at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ulan Bator at the hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ulan Bator in jurt
  • Transport services according to the program
  • Guide assistance according to the program
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Breakfasts according to the program
  • Train tickets: Moscow – Kazan – Ekaterinburg – Irkutsk – Ulan Bator – Beijing, 2nd class
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Meals & Beverages except mentioned
  • Porterage
  • Visa Fees
  • Flight tickets
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Set this dream of a lifetime on the tracks with Private Train and experience Russia, Mongolia and China in the safest, most comfortable and fascinating manner.

The historic route between Moscow, Lake Baikal and Beijing is the heart of all itineraries: the exciting days of your journey will unravel three of the world’s largest countries directly to your compartment.
Active; Cultural;
16 Days
14 Excursions
8 Cities
from 3210 EUR
per person for 120 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Beijing. Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square
  • Day 2
    Great Wall and Peking Duck
  • Day 3
    Forbidden City and departure for Mongolia
  • Day 4
    Through the Gobi desert
  • Day 5
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 6
    Gandan Monastery and the Mongolian Alps
  • Day 7
    Ulan Ude
  • Day 8
    Lake Baikal
  • Day 9
    Irkutsk
  • Day 10
    Across Siberia
  • Day 11
    Novosibirsk
  • Day 12
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 13
    Kazan
  • Day 14
    Moscow
  • Day 15
    Tour of Moscow and return home
Detailed program
Day 1: Beijing
  • Friendly and knowledgeable travel guides await you at the airport to take you to your first class hotel in the centre of town. After a brief rest the itinerary starts off with a tour of Beijing. Highlights include Beijing’s most stunning sights: the Temple of Heaven as well as the famous Tiananmen Square. The day concludes in a relaxed manner with drinks and dinner.
Day 2: Beijing
  • The Great Wall of China is the 8th Wonder of the World; this is your chance to experience it up close. On your way there you stop by the famous Ming Tombs (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Sacred Way, a boulevard lined with carved stone animals. Wrapping up the day is a feast featuring what is surely the world’s best-known Chinese delicacy, Peking Duck, at one of China’s most famous theme restaurants.
Day 3: Beijing
  • For centuries the doors to the former Emperor’s Palaces have been closed to the public. Today the glorious halls and mysterious temples of the Forbidden City are open for you.
  • In the evening, the railway part of the journey begins. A modern Chinese train will pull out from Beijing’s station; journey to Mongolia, a 16-hour trip (Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi cars are not available for this one night). Meanwhile, China’s busy rural life unfolds outside your window: people working in the fields, donkey-drawn carts on dusty roads, and the great steppes of the Gobi desert.
Day 4: Through the Gobi desert
  • At noon you arrive at the Chinese-Mongolian border and change for your Private Train. Formalities are easily dispatched in your compartment. In Erlian you can explore the colourful border market. Afterwards, your Private Train takes you through the vast expanse of the Gobi desert, then through the great green steppes of Mongolia.
Day 5: Ulan Bator
  • In the morning you arrive in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. Most luggage can be left on the train while you check into the centrally located standard hotel and then enjoy a tour of the city. You will see the Choijin Lama temple; at night you will have the unique opportunity to watch traditional Mongolian music performances. On request we can organize for you instead of your hotel stay an overnight stay in a yurt in the beautiful Mongolian Alps. Please contact us for details and price!
Day 6: Ulan Bator
  • After breakfast you will visit the Buddhist Gandan Monastery and undertake an excursion to a mountainous area with stunning rock formations, known as the Mongolian Alps (about 90 minutes east of Ulan Bator). Along the way, an open-air railroad museum puts the Mongolian railway in context. A picnic lunch in a yurt is followed by a demonstration of Mongolian horsemanship and the traditional wrestling match. Try some lamb in milk, a culinary speciality of Mongolia. Or, for the brave of heart, there is always kumys (fermented mare’s milk), the beer of the nomads.
Day 7: Ulan Ude
  • Bid farewell to the Mongolian steppes as the train rides on through the valley of Selenga, the largest river of Mongolia. In Ulan Ude your train joins the main route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Here you can stroll through the city streets or join the guided tour of the city. (BLD)
Day 8: Lake Baikal
  • The entire day is dedicated to Lake Baikal. Before noon you will arrive at the old station of Port Baikal, located directly on the shore. During two long photo stops on the ancient tracks running parallel to the shore you will have the chance to capture the beauty of the lake on film and explore the wonderful scenery. Take a moment to have a dip in the lake or visit a picturesque Baikal village. You will also enjoy a short boat ride on the lake. If the night is warm, your dinner will be served as a picnic on the shores of the spectacular lake before boarding the train back. Next stop: Irkutsk.
Day 9: Irkutsk
  • In the morning you will check into a centrally located standard hotel in Irkutsk. You can safely leave your bags on the train. A tour of the city includes the lively market hall, the drama theatre and a rather spectacular oddity, a newly erected statue of the Tsar. The afternoon features an excursion to an open-air museum displaying Siberian life in the old days. Spend the night at your centrally located hotel in Irkutsk.
Day 10: Across Siberia
  • After breakfast the train takes you through the landscapes of Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes. Aboard the train you may enjoy entertaining lectures about Siberia. A social get-together complete with a caviar tasting makes you familiar with Russian hospitality.
Day 11: Novosibirsk
  • At noon you pull into Novosibirsk, Siberia’s biggest city, and are greeted in the traditional Russian way: with bread and salt. Your city tour includes views of the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its ride westwards.
Day 12: Yekaterinburg
  • In the afternoon the train stops in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Ural Mountains and the border between Asia and Europe, where you enjoy a short tour of the city centre which has just been restored in 2009. During the city tour you will see the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial of that tragic historical event. From now on your train stands on European ground.
Day 13: Kazan
  • After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tartar capital on the banks of the Volga. Plenty of history here: on a guided tour of the Kremlin you will learn about the wild and often bloody relations of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. The evening offers you one last chance to be pampered in the on board restaurant.
Day 14: Moscow
  • Before noon you arrive in Moscow, Russia’s capital and one of the world’s richest and most dynamic cities. After the long rail journey, your first class hotel offers comfort and convenience. At noon, your first stop is the Kremlin with its glorious cathedrals. You can also check out the interiors of some of the buildings. After dinner you go on a magical evening trip through the city. This special tour includes a stop at the Red Square as well as a subway ride with a visit of two beautiful old stations.
Day 15: Moscow
  • After a savoury breakfast at your hotel you go on a guided tour of Moscow to see the reconstructed Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Lomonosov University, the New Virgin Monastery, and Red Square with its colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, but also the notorious former KGB headquarters and the White House. Bid your fantastic journey farewell before your departure to the airport.
from 3210 EUR per person for 120 pax
Includes
  • Train and hotel accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Meals & transfers according to the itinerary
Excludes
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Tips and own expenses
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Active; Cultural;
16 Days
7+ Excursions
5 Cities
from 2246 EUR
per person for 2 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Moscow
  • Day 3
    Moscow
  • Day 4
    On Board
  • Day 5
    On Board
  • Day 6
    On Board
  • Day 7
    Irkutsk
  • Day 8
    Listvyanka village
  • Day 9
    Irkutsk
  • Day 10
    On board
  • Day 11
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 12
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 13
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 14
    Beijing
  • Day 15
    Beijing
  • Day 16
    Departure from Beijing
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Arrival in Moscow.
  • Transfer from the airport with an English-speaking guide.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow. The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, impressive fortresses and amazing palaces demonstrate the authentic culture and art of the late Middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare examples of a good,preserved atmosphere of an old city, caring for its beauty, however events unfold.
  • Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals. Moscow Kremlinwas rebuilt several times since its construction in 1156by order of Prince Yuri Dolgoruky as a wooden fortress. Today’s Kremlin was built during the 15th century by Italian architects after the seat of the Orthodox Church had been moved to Moscow. The rebuilding of cathedrals and chapels of that time shaped the modern appearance of the Kremlin.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Free time for leisure.
  • Transfer to the railway station. Departure to the Irkutsk.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 4: On Board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 5: On Board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 6: On Board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 7: Irkutsk
  • In early morning, arrive in Irkutsk, capital of the Eastern part of Siberia. Meet your guide and have a transfer to one of the city restaurants for breakfast. Then enjoy guided sightseeing tour of Irkutsk. Today we will have opportunities to take pictures of richly carved old-style wooden houses, see the Monument to Russian Pioneers of Siberia topped by the bronze figure of Alexander-the 3rd, the White House of Siberian Province.
  • Transfer by coach to Listvyanka settlement – «the Gateway to Lake Baikal» located in the mouth of the Angara-river, 70 km away from Irkutsk. On the way to Listvyanka visit to Taltsy Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture – the highlight museum of Irkutsk region, the place for all people to experience the history and traditions of the peoples of Siberia- Buryats, Evenks and Russians.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Listvyanka village
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • After breakfast and check out, walking along Listvyanka village, visit to the central square, souvenir market.
  • Transfer to Irkutsk. Check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Irkutsk
  • After breakfast at the restaurant of the hotel, check out.
  • Time for leisure.
  • Transfer to the railway station. Departure by train to Ulan Bator.
Day 10: On board
  • Rest in the train.
  • Overnight in the train.
Day 11: Ulan Bator
  • Arrival to Ulan Bator.
  • Meeting with the guide at the train station. Breakfast in the city or at the hotel.
  • Visit of the city or constructions stalinist and yurt districts to mix and mingle.
  • Visit to the memorial of Zaizan.
  • Walk on the square Sukhbaatar, tribute has Damdiny Sukhbaatar, who announced in 1921, the independence of Mongolia.
  • Discovery of the monastery buddhique tibetan Gandan monastery to the numerous temples, sumptuous, decorated with gold and precious stones.
  • Visiting the museum of National History.
  • Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Ulan Bator
  • Buffet breakfast. Transfer to the natural park Terelj.
  • Visit of the monastery Aryabal.
  • Overnight in the yurt.
Day 13: Ulan Bator
  • Buffet breakfast.
  • Transfer to the train station. Departure to Beijing.
Day 14: Beijing
  • Arrival to Beijing.
  • Meeting with the guide at the train station. Transfer to the hotel.
  • Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Beijing
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Full day excursion tour. During the tour you will see The Great Wall, Ming Tombs and The Sacred Way.
  • Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Beijing
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport. Departure.
from 2246 EUR per person for 2 pax
Includes
  • Entrances as per the program
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Visa support Letter
  • Car or Mini-bus services as per the program
  • 2 Nights in Moscow – Holiday Inn Suschevsky Hotel or similar, 4*
  • 1 Night in Listvyanka village
  • 1 Night in Irkutsk in 3* hotel
  • 1 Night in yurt in Mongolia
  • 1 Night in Ulan Bator in 4* hotel
  • 2 Nights in Beijing in 4* hotel
  • Local English-speaking guide services as per the program
  • Tickets to the train: Moscow – Irkutsk, Irkutsk – Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator – Beijing - 2nd class, 4-berths compartment
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Meals & Beverages except mentioned
  • Porterage
  • Visa Fees
  • Flight tickets
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Active; Cultural;
16 Days
14 Excursions
8 Cities
from 3210 EUR
per person for 120 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Departure from home and Welcome to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing Moscow
  • Day 3
    Kazan
  • Day 4
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 5
    Novosibirsk
  • Day 6
    Across Siberia
  • Day 7
    Irkutsk
  • Day 8
    Lake Baikal
  • Day 9
    From Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude on to Mongolia
  • Day 10
    Ulan Bator and Gandan Monastry
  • Day 11
    Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps
  • Day 12
    Through the Gobi desert
  • Day 13
    Welcome to Beijing
  • Day 14
    Beijing - Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City
  • Day 15
    The Great Wall and Peking Duck
  • Day 16
    Beijing and back home
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • After having arrived in Moscow, your tour guide welcomes you at the airport and accompanies you to your hotel. The Russian capital presents itself in wonderful illumination on your "Moscow by Night" city lights tour. Afterwards you may stroll across the famous Red Square with your tour guides and experience Moscow’s Metro stations in all their splendour and beauty. At night, the beds in your first class hotel will shroud you in comfort.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Your grand city tour starts in the morning with the Kremlin, including one of the magnificent cathedrals remaining from the time of the Tsars. Towards the evening, your train will depart from the Kazan Station.
Day 3: Kazan
  • After breakfast you arrive in Kazan, the old Tartar capital on the banks of the Volga. Plenty of history here: on a guided tour of the Kremlin you will learn about the wild and often bloody relations of the Tartars, Cossacks, and Russians. Your Private Train resumes its journey in the evening.
Day 4: Yekaterinburg
  • In the afternoon, halt in Yekaterinburg and short tour of the city centre which has just been restored in 2009. In the course of the city tour you will see the newly erected Cathedral-on-the-blood, built in memorial of that tragic historical event. Back on the train your journey through the vast steppes of Western Siberia continues.
Day 5: Novosibirsk
  • You reach Novosibirsk, heart of Siberia, where you will be welcomed in the traditional Russian manner with bread and salt. Your city tour includes a visit of the Trans-Siberian monument and the mighty Ob River. After dinner, the train continues its ride eastwards.
Day 6: Across Siberia
  • Your Private Train, by now your second home, proceeds onward over the Yenisei River through Siberia. It takes you through the landscapes of Eastern Siberia with its mountains, crystal-clear rivers and verdant slopes. Aboard the train you may enjoy entertaining lectures about Siberia. The on board restaurant chefs once again demonstrate their skills with the speciality meal "Tsar’s Feast". Enjoy Russian hospitality during the vodka tasting while passing by impressive landscapes.
Day 7: Irkutsk
  • Today the train reaches Irkutsk, capital of Eastern Siberia. During a city tour you will see beautiful Siberian wooden cottages, the new statue of Alexander III and the lively market hall. After lunch, you undertake an excursion to the open-air museum "Life and Work in the Time of the Tsars”. Spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Irkutsk.
Day 8: Lake Baikal
  • Today you will visit a Siberian village by bus. A boat takes you across the deep waters to Port Baikal, where your Private Train awaits you. On ancient tracks it takes you directly along the shore of Lake Baikal for several hours. Dinner is served in typical local style as a picnic on the shores of the lake (weather permitting).
Day 9: From Lake Baikal to Ulan Ude on to Mongolia
  • This day takes you along a different part of the shore of the mystical Lake Baikal, and then onwards through the magnificent valley of Selenga passing by wild and lonely mountain steppes of Eastern Siberia. On the way to the Mongolian border the train will stop in Ulan Ude, where you attend the city tour. Afterwards the train departs for Mongolia.
Day 10: Ulan Bator and Gandan Monastry
  • In the morning you arrive in Ulan Bator. In the course of a city tour you will see the impressive Buddhist Gandan Monastry and the Lama Museum. In the evening, your tour guides show you the best beer garden in the city. You spend the night in a centrally located hotel in Ulan Bator. On request we can organize,instead of your hotel stay, an overnight stay in a yurt in the beautiful Mongolian Alps. Please contact us for details and price!
Day 11: Ulan Bator and the Mongolian Alps
  • Today you attend a tour to Mongolian Switzerland. After breakfast, a bus trip will reveal the beautiful countryside. You have lunch within the typical tent settlements of the nomadic herdsmen. A Mongolian horseback riding show will be performed especially for you. In the evening your Private Train will travel onward to the Chinese border.
Day 12: Through the Gobi desert
  • Towards noon, you will reach the Chinese border, where due to the different Chinese track gauge your Chinese train will stand ready for departure. The Chinese train has no Nostalgic Comfort and Bolshoi cars, only two bed or 4 bed cabins. Single occupancy is not guaranteed. You will reach China’s capital, Beijing, in about 16 hours.
Day 13: Beijing
  • After beholing impressive scenes of Chinese rural life from your compartment window, you arrive in Beijing in the morning, where you will spend three nights in a first class hotel.
Day 14: Beijing
  • A four-hour city tour will show you through the Temple of Heaven and its park as well as Tiananmen Square. A guided tour of the interior of the Forbidden City follows in the afternoon.
Day 15: Beijing
  • Today you enjoy a day trip to the Great Wall. Your program also includes the Ming Tombs and the avenue of the spirits. In the evening you enjoy a meal featuring the world-famous Chinese dish, Peking Duck.
Day 16: Beijing
  • Today a wonderful trip filled with unique and unforgettable experiences comes to its end and you start your return home.
from 3210 EUR per person for 120 pax
Includes
  • Train and hotel accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Meals & transfers according to the itinerary
Excludes
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Tips and own expenses
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The “Imperial Russia” Train is a premium deluxe train. It is a real “hotel on wheels” equipped with the state-of-threat facilities and offering the highest level of service. In each compartment of the sleeping cars and VIP cars has an individual climate control unit. Truly, royal setting for your fascinating journey!

The Great Siberian Way is indeed one of the amazing man-made wonders of the World. The Road of the Four Emperors connects the European continent with mysterious Asia. The Trans-Siberian Railway, along which travels the famous deluxe train “Imperial Russia”, passes by all the main historical and cultural centers of the vast Russian Empire.
Active; Cultural;
13 Days
15 Excursions
8 Cities
Short program
  • Day 1
    Beijing
  • Day 2
    Beijing
  • Day 3
    Erlian (Change trains)
  • Day 4
    Ulaan Baatar
  • Day 5
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 6
    Ulan-Ude
  • Day 7
    Baikal
  • Day 8
    Irkutsk
  • Day 9
    On board
  • Day 10
    Novosibirsk
  • Day 11
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 12
    Kazan
  • Day 13
    End of the Trip
Detailed program
Day 1: Beijing
  • Welcome to Beijing.
  • Transfer to a hotel.
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visiting Tian'anmen Square – this area can fit about a million people, this is the world's largest urban area, where the national Museum of China; the House of People's Meetings, the majestic monument to the National Heroes. Forbidden City.
  • Lunch.
  • Visiting the Summer Palace.
  • Dinner at the Restaurant (traditional Beijing duck).
Day 2: Beijing
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Visiting of the Great Chinese Wall.
  • Lunch.
  • Free time to explore the city.
  • Dinner.
  • Depart Beijing.
Day 3: Erlian
  • Arrival in Erlian.
  • Lunch.
  • Change trains.
Day 4: Ulaan Baatar
  • Arriving to Ulan Bator.
  • Transfer to Terelj National Park. Arrive to the Camp. Upon arrival to the camp some time will be given to settle yurt and freshen up prior to lunch.
  • Lunch at the yurt camp.
  • After lunch the excursion to the turtle rock and enjoy beautiful scenery of the surrounding area. Hiking tour to the top of overlooking hill to have a general view of the Terelj National Park.
  • You will visit a nomadic family and get introduced to the authentic lifestyle and culture of Mongolian nomads and try traditional dairy food. Horse riding for an hour (optional), disassembling and building of a smaller Mongolian Yurt.
  • Dinner.
  • You will meet the sunset in the wide steppe and observe night stars.
  • Accommodation in Yurts.
Day 5: Ulan Bator
  • Breakfast at the camp.
  • Transfer to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Visit Sukhabaatar square and Gandan monastery.
  • Lunch Mongolian BBQ.
  • Visit to the Museum of National History. Climb to the Zaisan hill for viewing the city of Ulan Bator.
  • Folk show.
  • Dinner.
  • Departure from Ulan Bator.
Day 6: Ulan-Ude
  • Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
  • Sightseeing tour of this unique city, a convenient location in both strategic and economics ways on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia.
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world's religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church.
  • You will be welcomed in a Buryat family. Excursion program, reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt
  • Departing Ulan Ude.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 7: Baikal
  • Arrival in Port Baikal.
  • Ferry trip to the Listvyanka village, the closest one to Irkutsk of all the settlements on the shores of Lake Baikal.
  • Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River is one of the most favorite places for tourists and photographers.
  • Lunch in a restaurant.
  • Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
  • Listvyanka sightseeing.
  • Visit to local fish and souvenir market.
  • Welcome back to the Imperial Russia Train.
  • Dinner in a form of a picnic.
Day 8: Irkutsk
  • Train arrives Irkutsk railway station.
  • Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe”, the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city – Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today – Karl Marx street.
  • Lunch at a city restaurant.
  • Visit to the Ethnographical museum Taltsy which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River.
  • Free time at the “130 quarter” – “Irkutskaya Sloboda”, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 c.
  • Dinner at a city restaurant.
  • Departure from Irkutsk.
Day 9: On board
  • Aboard the “Imperial Russia” Train.
  • Enjoy activities on board.
Day 10: Novosibirsk
  • Arrival in Novosibirsk.
  • You will reach a region with great history and unique Siberian architectural monuments and nature.
  • Sightseeing tour: Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House, ancient streets, Ob river esplanade.
  • Lunch.
  • City tour continued.
  • Departure from Novosibirsk.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 11: Yekaterinburg
  • Train arrives in Yekaterinburg railway station.
  • City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
  • Lunch.
  • You will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia).
  • Departure from Yekaterinburg.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 12: Kazan
  • Arriving in Kazan Railway Station.
  • Grand City Tour «Old Kazan». The Tartar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga.
  • Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you will enjoy Tartar epic.
  • Kazan sightseeing (Kremlin).
  • Lunch including a master class revealing the secret of Tartar Cuisine.
  • Departure from Kazan.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 13: Moscow
  • Arriving in Moscow Railway Station.
  • You leave the Imperial Russia Train.
  • Visit to the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.
  • Lunch in a restaurant.
  • Walk along the Arbat Street. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
  • Dinner.
  • Check-in at the hotel, end of the tour.
  • Transfer to airport later.
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  • Train and hotel accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Meals & transfers according to the itinerary
Excludes
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Tips and own expenses
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Active; Cultural;
13 Days
15 Excursions
8 Cities
Short program
  • Day 1
    Moscow
  • Day 2
    Kazan
  • Day 3
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 4
    Novosibirsk
  • Day 5
    On Board
  • Day 6
    Irkutsk
  • Day 7
    Baikal
  • Day 8
    Ulan Ude
  • Day 9
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 10
    Ulan Bator
  • Day 11
    Erlian
  • Day 12
    Beijing
  • Day 13
    Beijing, end of the Trip
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Welcome to Moscow. Transfer from airport to a hotel.
  • Accommodation in a standard room.
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Grand City Tour.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit to the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.
  • Walk along the Arbat Street. The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
  • Dinner.
  • Welcome to the «Imperial Russia» Train.
  • Depart Moscow.
Day 2: Kazan
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arriving to Kazan Railway Station.
  • Grand City Tour «Old Kazan». The Tartar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga.
  • Within folklore program “Tugan Avalim” you will enjoy Tartar epic.
  • Kazan sightseeing (Kremlin).
  • Lunch including a master class revealing the secret of Tartar Cuisine.
  • Depart Kazan.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 3: Yekaterinburg
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives in Yekaterinburg railway station.
  • City Tour dedicated to the Last Days of Last Russian Tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
  • Lunch.
  • You will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia).
  • Depart Ekaterinburg.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 4: Novosibirsk
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives in Novosibirsk.
  • Lunch.
  • You will reach a region with great history and unique Siberian architectural monuments and wilderness.
  • Sightseeing tour: Railway museum, Ballet and Opera House, ancient streets, Ob river esplanade.
  • City tour continued.
  • Dinner.
  • Depart Novosibirsk.
Day 5: On Board
  • Aboard the “Imperial Russia” Train.
  • Enjoy activities on board.
  • Meals on board.
Day 6: Irkutsk
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station.
  • Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrist House, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe”, the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city – Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today – Karl Marx street.
  • Lunch at a city restaurant.
  • Visit to the Ethnographical museum Taltsy which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara river.
  • Free time at the “130 quarter” – “Irkutskaya Sloboda”, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 c.
  • Dinner in a restaurant.
  • Depart Irkutsk.
Day 7: Baikal
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arrival in port Baikal.
  • Boat to Listvyanka.
  • Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara River is one of the most favorite places for tourists and photographers.
  • Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the lake.
  • Listvyanka sightseeing.
  • Lunch.
  • Visit to local fish and souvenir market.
  • Return to port Baikal.
  • Dinner in the form of a picnic on the shore of the lake.
Day 8: Ulan-Ude
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world's religions. Visit functional churches: Ivolginsky Datsan, Odigitria Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church.
  • You will be welcomed in a Buryat family. Excursion program, reception in a traditional Buryat Yurt and a folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt
  • Sightseeing tour of this unique city, a convenient location in both strategic and economics ways on the cross-roads of Russia with China and Mongolia.
  • Depart Ulan-Ude.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 9: Ulan Bator
  • Arriving to Ulan Bator.
  • Breakfast.
  • Visit main square and Zaisan.
  • Transfer to Terelj National Park. Arrive to the Camp. Upon arrival to the camp some time will be given to settle yurt and freshen up prior to lunch.
  • Lunch at the yurt camp.
  • After lunch the excursion to the turtle rock and enjoy beautiful scenery of the surrounding area. Hiking tour to the top of overlooking hill to have a general view of the Terelj National Park.
  • You will visit a nomadic family and get introduced to the authentic lifestyle and culture of Mongolian nomads and try traditional dairy food. Horse riding for an hour (optional), disassembling and building of a smaller Mongolian Yurt.
  • Dinner.
  • You will meet the sunset in the wide steppe and observe night stars.
  • Accommodation in Yurts.
Day 10: Ulan Bator
  • Breakfast at the camp.
  • Transfer to Ulan Bator.
  • Visit Gandan monastery and the Museum of National History and Bogd Khaan winter palace museum.
  • Lunch : Mongolian BBQ.
  • Folk show.
  • Depart Ulan Bator.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 11: Erlian
  • Breakfast on board.
  • Train arrives in Erlian.
  • Change for Chinese train.
  • Dinner on board.
Day 12: Beijing
  • Breakfast.
  • Train arrives in Beijing.
  • Visiting Tian'anmen Square – this area can fit about a million people, this is the world's largest urban area, where the national Museum of China; the House of People's Meetings, the majestic monument to the National Heroes. Forbidden city.
  • Lunch.
  • Accommodation in a hotel.
  • Dinner at the Restaurant (traditional Beijing duck).
Day 13: Beijing
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Visiting of the Great Chinese Wall.
  • Lunch.
  • Visiting the Summer Palace.
  • Dinner.
  • End of trip, transfer to from Hotel to the Airport.
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  • Train and hotel accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Meals & transfers according to the itinerary
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  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Tips and own expenses
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Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting East and West from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless Steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Opened in stages between 1891 and 1916, this extraordinary engineering achievement is a vital link for all the communities that live in close proximity to the line – and to travel along this route is by far the best way to experience the vastness and grandeur of Russia’s rarely visited interior. Golden Eagle train makes this trip extremely comfortable to travel. As Eric Newby in his 1977 book The Big Red Train Ride succinctly stated, ‘The Trans-Siberian is the big train ride. All the rest are peanuts.’

Our classic Trans-Siberian Express tours aboard the Golden Eagle between Moscow and Vladivostok take a leisurely two weeks. By the time your journey ends we will have passed through eight time zones, a third of the world’s total, and travelled an incredible distance of 6,500 miles (11,000 kilometres) through Russia and Mongolia.
Active; Cultural;
15 Days
12 Excursions
9 Cities
Short program
  • Day 1
    Arrive to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Moscow
  • Day 3
    Kazan
  • Day 4
    Yekaterinburg
  • Day 5
    Novosibirsk
  • Day 6
    On board
  • Day 7
    Irkutsk
  • Day 8
    Lake Baikal
  • Day 9
    Ulan Ude
  • Day 10
    Ulan Bataar, Mongolia
  • Day 11
    On board
  • Day 12
    On board
  • Day 13
    On board
  • Day 14
    Vladivostok
  • Day 15
    Departure from Vladivostok
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Arrive to Moscow.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Our touring program of Moscow principally focuses on the grandeur of the Kremlin – the spiritual, historical and political heart of Moscow – and on seeing the treasures of the Tsars in the Armory Chamber. We will enjoy an exclusive private viewing before it opens to the public, before visiting the Red Square. This iconic symbol of Russia’s former military and political might with its eclectic display of fascinating architecture, such as the ornate St Basil’s Cathedral’s magnificent onion-domed spires, the beautiful façade of the world famous GUM department store, build back in Tsarist times, as well as the darker and more evocative site of Lenin’s tomb.
  • We will have lunch in Café Pushkin, a legendary Moscow restaurant with a décor that revives the atmosphere of an early 19th century mansion and serves traditional Russian cuisine, and end the day with a tour of the opulent and unique stations of the Moscow metro - showpieces of Socialist art furnished with statues, frescoes and mosaics, unsurpassed anywhere in the world.
  • With our included Freedom of Choice touring options you may instead wish to visit the famous State Tretyakov Gallery (National Museum of Fine Art) or travel out of the city center to Sergiev Posad (available on Eastbound tours only), home to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia and the historical and spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • During your first evening in Moscow you will be invited to a champagne drinks reception before our exclusive welcome dinner – or farewell dinner (wines are included, as with all meals during the tour).
  • Included in our time spent in Moscow is one night at the five-star Marriott Royal Aurora. Located in Moscow city center, and within walking distance of Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre, this luxury hotel offers spacious accommodation with butler service – the only hotel in Moscow to offer this fine service.
  • Why not extend your stay in Moscow with additional nights to explore more of the city at your leisure or extra time to attend a performance at the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre? Tickets need to be pre-booked and are subject to schedule and availability.
Day 3: Kazan
  • Situated on the River Volga, the picturesque and historic city of Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. Here we will have the opportunity to look into its rich tapestry of history and culture. One of the highlights of this city tour is our exploration of the Kremlin Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls of this ancient citadel we will explore the stunning mosque and picture-perfect onion-domed cathedral.
  • You will also have time to wander through the main pedestrian area of Kazan and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city.
Day 4: Yekaterinburg
  • Founded in 1723 by Peter the Great, Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals. Known as the Great Divide, the Ural Mountains create the natural border between Europe and Asia so that the cultural and architectural influences of European and Asian civilizations come together there in a fascinating and cosmopolitan landscape. Our city tour will take us to the poignant site where the Romanov, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, was executed with his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918 following 78 days of imprisonment. Now a church dedicated to their memory, this site presents a powerful insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. We will also drive to the obelisk marking the geographical border where we can drink a glass of champagne with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.
  • Our Freedom of Choice program will also offer activities such as a walking tour of the city, ora descent into the intriguing Soviet military past with a visit to Yekaterinburg Military Museum which displays fragments of the U2 American spy-plane flown by Gary Powers that was shot down in this area in 1960 during the Cold War.
Day 5: Novosibirsk
  • A modern ‘Soviet’ city, we will experience the life and character of Novosibirsk’s rich culture where the arts and science predominate. The city is located in the heart of Russia and is situated on both banks of the River Ob. Our city tour will take us to Lenin Square where the imposing Opera House is located. An architectural marvel, it houses two permanent ballet and opera companies, and is one of the largest opera houses in the world. In front of the Opera House, you may glance at an impressive statue of Lenin – a marvelous opportunity to have your photograph taken with this iconic political leader.
  • Alternatively, south of the city you could visit Novosibirsk’s excellent Railway Museum on our Freedom of Choice tour. The museum displays locomotives and rolling stock from the late 1800s, including carriages of the Tsars through to the Soviet era. Or choose to go to the Mineralogical Centre with its fine display of Siberian minerals.
  • You also have a Freedom of Choice option to visit a local family living in a Soviet-era apartment building, who will serve you tea and traditional Russian snacks and will be happy to answer your questions about life in modern-day Russia.
Day 6: On board
  • Activities on board.
Day 7: Irkutsk
  • Our visit to Irkutsk, the ‘Paris of Siberia’, will guide through the most significant sites and museums in this fascinating city, including an exploration of the classic wooden architecture with its intricately carved lace-like decorations that has given many of this region’s buildings such a distinctive appearance. We shall also visit the Volkonsky House Museum, which is dedicated to the memory of the aristocrats who were exiled to this remote outpost after the failed Decembrists' uprising of 1825.
  • You may learn to cook some traditional Russian dishes with a local chef and prepare your own lunch with our Freedom of Choice option. Or you might wish to visit a traditional Russian Dacha (summer house) to get an insight into the everyday life of the average Russian family.
Day 8: Lake Baikal
  • Few natural sights can be said to surpass the beauty and grandeur of Lake Baikal, a main highlight on our Trans-Siberian journey. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater. Also known as the ‘Pearl of Siberia’ it is home to a unique breed of freshwater seal along with over 50 species of fish including omul. For five hours we will wind our way through tunnels along cliff-hugging tracks, above the lake with a vista of snow-capped peaks which makes up a picture- perfect backdrop. This is an opportunity for a full appreciation of the engineering achievement which produced this part of the railway in the early 20th century.
  • To add to the grandeur of the day our Golden Eagle train will be hauled by a Soviet era steam locomotive on this beautiful section of the line. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photographs as the train winds its way along the lake. This will be an unforgettable part of your journey.
  • If weather allows, we will stop off an extremely picturesque location by the lake for photographic opportunities and, for the brave, a refreshing swim in the crystal clear and ice-cold waters of Baikal. Traveling onwards to the end of the Baikal branch of the line, we shall leave the train and travel the lake by boat to Listvyanka, a small Baikal settlement nestlied against the base of the surrounding hills. There, we will visit the Lake Baikal Museum and Aquarium where you can learn about its flora and fauna.
  • We will enjoy a delicious barbecue prepared by our own chefs, including freshly smoked omul, in the charming covered dining area onto the shore of Lake Baikal to conclude a memorable day.
  • As part of our Freedom of Choice excursion program you can follow a hiking opportunity up Chersky Mount, or take the chair lift, which offers some spectacular and panoramic hillside views of the grandeur of the lake below.
Day 9: Ulan Ude
  • The ethnic and cultural diversity of Ulan Ude, the capital of the Buryat Republic, offers a unique insight into its heritage. As we tour the area you will notice the different faces of these welcoming Buryat people. During our exploration of the Old Believers Village we will have the opportunity to learn about the culture and history of these religious people as we are treated to a concert featuring local traditions and folk singing.
Day 10: Ulan Bataar, Mongolia
  • Our Trans-Siberian adventure takes us into Mongolia and a visit to its capital, Ulaan Baatar. Mongolia, once the very center of an enormous empire led by Genghis Khan, is a country of beautiful landscapes, nomadic people, and rich in culture and history. Mongolia is famous for its endless green Steppes, grazing livestock and white, nomadic Gers (Yurts) dotted all across the countryside.
  • We start the tour at Gandan Monastery, one of Mongolia’s most important Buddhist Monasteries, housing a community of over 500 monks. Its full name, Gandantegchinlen, translates as ‘the great place of complete joy’. At Sukhbaatar Square we will come across the central monument to Genghis Khan, undoubtedly the most feared and revered Mongol. We then depart from the city to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery of wild Mongolia, providing the opportunity to visit a traditional Ger and meet a nomadic family or try our hand at horse-riding, an intrinsic part of Mongolian life.
  • Alternatively there is an option to stay in the city as part of our Freedom of Choice touring. After Gandan Monastery and Sukhbaatar Square we may visit the National Museum in order to learn about the country’s intriguing history. We will also see Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum, the winter residence of Bogd Khan, the last Mongolian emperor, built between 1893 and 1903. You can also explore the city and save some free time for shopping for Mongolian souvenirs, and their specialty cashmere.
Day 11: On board
  • Activities on board.
Day 12: On board
  • Activities on board.
Day 13: On board
  • Activities on board.
Day 14: Vladivostok
  • Vladivostok is a military port, located on the western shores of the Sea of Japan, and is home to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Due to its military importance, the city was closed to foreigners between 1930 and 1992. Vladivostok (literally translated as ‘Ruler of the East’) offers its visitors an interesting opportunity to explore its principal military attractions, including a visit to a preserved World War Two submarine. Our city tour will also take us to the iconic suspension bridge over Golden Horn Bay, one of the largest of its kind, which opened in 2012 for the APEC conference.
  • That evening you will be invited to our farewell dinner (or welcome dinner). Specially selected international wines are included with dinner, as with all meals during the tour.
Day 15: Vladivostok
  • Departure from Vladivostok.
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  • Porterage
  • Experienced tour managers
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Hotel and on board accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Drinks with meals
  • On board service
  • Guided off-train excursions
  • Personal headsets
  • On board doctor and medical facilities
  • All gratuities
Excludes
  • Visa Fees
  • Flights
  • Tips and own expenses
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