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The Original Trans Siberian

Tour Type: Private Season: All year roundView full info: Save (PDF)Duration: 19 daysCities: Vladivostok Lake Baikal Krasnoyarsk Yekaterinburg Kazan Moscow Grade: EasyThis tour fits any age and fitness levelRate from $3,916 USD per person

The original Trans-Siberian route spanning two continents and nine time zones, commences in Vladivostok, Far East and finishes in Moscow. With our carefully selected stopovers, rich entertainment program varying from top national reserves to world-famous museums, professional guides in all the cities you will travel smoothly and enjoy the very best of Russia. This is hop on/hop off train tour. Add our St Petersburg Break tour by a bullet train from Moscow.

  • Accommodation, train tickets, transfers and guided tours in the cities are included

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Dates & rates

from Vladivostok to Lake Baikal by train fare first class economy

from Lake Baikal to Krasnoyarsk by train fare first class economy

from Krasnoyarsk to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class economy

from Kazan to Moscow by train fare first class economy

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
Rate from: $3,916 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 1 night Vladivostok // 2 nights Lake Baikal // 2 nights Krasnoyarsk // 2 nights Yekaterinburg // 1 night Kazan // 3 nights Moscow
  • 7 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (except Day 1)
  • 4 lunches: Tatar lunch in Kazan // Buryat lunch at Lake Baikal // Picnic- lunch in Krasnoyarsky Stolby Reserve // Lunch in Koptelovo village
  • Group tour: Welcome dinner

Transportation

  • Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary

  • from Vladivostok to Lake Baikal by train fare economy

  • from Lake Baikal to Krasnoyarsk by train fare economy

  • from Krasnoyarsk to Yekaterinburg by train fare economy

  • from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to Moscow by train fare economy

  • Superior trains on the route with a/c, heaters and dining carriage for your comfort. 1st class: one place in 2-seats compartment. 2nd class: one place in 4-seats compartment
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)
  • Metro pass in Moscow

Sightseeing

  • Full-day (6 hours) guided tour of Vladivostok: Highlights include harbour, Submarine S-56, Golden Bridge, viewpoint Eagle’s Nest, Vokzalnaya Square, the monument of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok fortress museum
  • Listvyanka full day (8 hours) guided tour: Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point, local souvenir market, dog sledding // Irkutsk full day (8 hours) guided tour: Taltsy Open Air Siberian Museum, historic downtown
  • Krasnoyarsk full day (8 hours) guided tour: the National park // Krasnoyarsk half day (4 hours) guided city tour
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Yekaterinburg: Highlights include Ganina Yama Monastery, Museum of Minerals, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border, the UMMC military museum
  • Koptelovo village full day (8 hours) guided tour
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Kazan: Highlights include the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Old Tatar village
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow; Highlights include Moscow Kremlin (visiting the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), metro tour
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: Bunker-42, the Izmaylovo Kremlin, Stalin’s Skyscrapers
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate, the VDNKh & Museum of Cosmonautics

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guides on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 22 people

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