14-Day Journey from Moscow to Vladivostok

  • May 24, 2019 – June 6, 2019
  • July 21, 2019 – August 3, 2019

14-Day Journey from Vladivostok to Moscow

  • June 4, 2019 – June 17, 2019
  • Aug 1, 2019 – August 14, 2019

 

  • Visit the country of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, that lays between Oriental Traditions and Western civilization.
  • View Russia, diverse and united, in the mixture of cultures, in the architectural splendor and extravagance.
  • Experience the world’s longest railway with a seamless and comfortable journey, relax and learn.
  • Tour the main cities of Russia, visit the important cultural centers, observe the beauty of the Lake Baikal.
  • Become a true expert in Russia. Return home enriched with the new knowledge, share your emotions with us!

 

Accommodations

5* hotel in Moscow

VIP or Business class compartment

5* hotel in Vladivostok

Included

Museum Entrance Fees

Expert local guides

Tour managers on board

37 meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners, tea/coffee on board throughout the day

Theme lectures on board

All on-tour transportation including arrival and departure transfers 

Medical assistance, doctor on board

Luggage handling in/out

Towels, bathrobe and slippers available onboard

Visa support, registration fees

Not included

Air tickets

Insurance

Gratuities

Drinks from the bar

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Day 1: Welcome to Russia

Arrival to Moscow. You will be met, greeted, and escorted to the centrally located 5* hotel for check-in.

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Day 2: Moscow

After breakfast, enjoy the tour of Moscow. Explore Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, ride Moscow metro with the stations that are more likely to be underground museum. Be impressed by the grandeur of Cathedral of Christ the Savior, a stunning view of Moscow standing on the Sparrow Hills, Moscow University, and other historical sites. After lunch visit the Kremlin, the former residence of the Russian Tzars. In the evening, board the Imperial Russia Train. Enjoy your dinner and get to know your travel companions. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Kazan

Upon arrival in Kazan, join the city tour. Explore the White Kremlin of Kazan. Enjoy the spectacular folklore program. Taste local food and get to know the secrets of Tatar cuisine. In the afternoon board the train and continue your trip. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Yekaterinburg

Today we arrive in Yekaterinburg. Visit the Memorial Church on the Blood to commemorate the tragic death of the last Russian Emperor and his family. Make a selfie with the stone that marks the borderline between Europe and Asia. Take the chance to be in both continents at the same time. In the evening, board the train. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Novosibirsk

Arrive in Novosibirsk. Take a city tour to explore the capital of Siberia. Visit the museum of the legendary Trans-Siberian road. After lunch, take a stroll along the embankment of the Ob river, main squares and streets of the most Soviet city on our itinerary. Take a picture of the monumental Opera House which is known as the biggest theater building in this country. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6: Relax onboard

Your train keeps traveling through Siberia. Spend your time having a drink at the bar with your fellow travelers, join lectures, or stay in your cabin and follow the changing scenery. Wooden houses, birch forests and sun rays over mountain landscapes will greet you.  Enjoy the relaxing day in anticipation of the next stop!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Irkutsk

Today we arrive in Irkutsk. See the picturesque wooden houses, visit the Decembrists’ House that will unfold the story of failed uprising of Russian aristocracy who were exiled to this city. After lunch visit an open-air museum located on the river bank of Angara. Get to know about the daily life of the people in this region in the past. Spend some free time strolling through Irkutskaya Sloboda before boarding your train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: Lake Baikal

After breakfast, board a motor ship to sail on the waters of the Baikal Lake to the village of Listvyanka. Visit the unique museum of flora and fauna of the Lake. Not to be missed is the observation point at the Cherssky Stone with a stunning view on the Lake and the Angara river. After a visit to a local market, the journey continues along the original route of the Trans-Siberian Railway for several hours directly along the shore. Your train will stop at a particular spot for you to enjoy the majestic lake and a barbeque dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 9: Ulan-Ude

Today we stop in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia. A special spiritual experience is a visit to an active datsan. Be a guest to the locals who will welcome you in a traditional yurt. Learn to cook “pozy”, play dice, wear traditional costume, and assemble yurt. Another perspective on the Buryats’ culture is a colorful and spectacular folklore program for you to enjoy. Then continue your voyage to the Far East.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 10: Train journey

Today enjoy one more leisure day while we are traveling through the beautiful landscapes of the Russian Far East.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 11: Train journey

We spend our last full day onboard and approach the most eastern point of our journey. Join the lectures with our expert guides and enjoy the entertaining programs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 12: Khabarovsk

Today you arrive in Khabarovsk and join the city tour. After lunch, take a boat ride along the Amur River that forms a natural border of Russia and China. Enjoy the views of the city and entertainment on the boat. Later, take part in the workshop to create your own Russian souvenir. Bring home your own Matreshka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 13: Vladivostok

Congratulations! You’ve made it. After a 9000 km journey you’ve reached the final destination – Vladivostok. This city is the home base of the Russian Pacific military fleet. Free access was given to visitors only in 1992. Enjoy the bay view, check out the historic sites and capture the refreshing spirit of the natural surroundings.

Today you check-in to the 5* hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 14: Vladivostok

After breakfast, have free time before your transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices

VIP compartment

Two-bedded compartment $13,000 per person

Supplement for single use $8,700 

Business Class compartment

Two-bedded compartment $12,000 per person

Supplement for single use $8,100

 

Friends & Family Discount – Travel as a group of 4 or more and get 5% discount

 

Payment and cancellation conditions:

  1. The prepayment is due 5 days upon receipt of the tour confirmation. The prepayment is non-refundable. The prepayment shall amount to:
    • $1800 – per person in VIP compartment;
    • $1800 – per person in Business Class compartment;
  2. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  3. Cancellation of a confirmed reservation 60 days prior to departure is subject to penalty at the rate of 50 % of the tour price.
  4. Cancellation of a confirmed reservation 30 days prior to departure is subject to penalty at the rate of 100% of the tour price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP compartments

This type of car contains 5 compartments. There are two berths in every compartment: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth of 90 cm, a chair, and a folding table.

All compartments are equipped with individual water closet with a shower booth and a washbowl. An individual air conditioner for heating and cooling the cabin.

1 – Tambour 5 – Corridor
2 – Toilet 6 – Staff compartment
3 – Boiler room 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Toilet and shower

 

 

Business Class compartments

This type of car contains 6 compartments. There are two berths in every compartment: a sofa that transforms into a semi-double bed 120 cm wide, and the upper berth of 90 cm, a chair, and a folding table.

All compartments are equipped with a private en-suite bathroom with a washbasin, toilet and wet shower. An individual air conditioner for heating and cooling the cabin.

 

1 – Tambour 5 – Corridor
2 – Toilet 6 – Staff compartment
3 – Boiler room 7 – Passenger compartment
4 – Staff cabin 8 – Toilet and shower

Tailor this Trans-Siberian journey and explore more of Russia with our St. Petersburg pre-stay or post-stay program.