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Summer Westbound Explorer

Type:group or private
Season:March - November
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Duration:18 days
Group dates: 01 May 2022 — 18 May 2022 13 Jul 2022 — 30 Jul 2022 31 Aug 2022 — 17 Sep 2022 13 Sep 2022 — 30 Sep 2022
Grade:Easy This tour fits any age and fitness level
Destinations:Vladivostok Ulan-Ude Irkutsk / Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Moscow
Rate:from $4,570 USD per person

Choose epic railway holidays & in-depth local cultural experience as your next adventure. The historical Trans-Siberian Express route from Vladivostok to Moscow in 18 day, this hop on/hop off train tour features intensive guided tours of Russian, Tatar, Buryat and Siberian cultures.

  • Culture, history, cuisine, people and nature - this is all-in-one adventure

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from Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude by train fare first class economy

from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare first class economy

from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare first class economy

from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare first class economy

from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare first class economy

from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by train fare by bullet train, standard class, 4 hours ride 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: $4,570 USD
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: $4,570 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 // 1 night Ulan-Ude with early check-in and late check-out // 2 nights Lake Baikal // 2 nights Yekaterinburg // 1 night Kazan // 1 night Nizhny Novgorod with early check-in // 2 nights Moscow
  • 7 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (except Day 1)
  • Buryat lunch in Irkutsk (or at Lake Baikal) // Siberian lunch at the Taltsy museum // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan
  • Russian tea ceremony in Gorodets (on Day 15)
  • Group tour: Welcome dinner

Transportation

  • Train 2nd class train compartment as per itinerary

  • from Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude by train fare economy

  • from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk / Lake Baikal by train fare economy

  • from Irkutsk / Lake Baikal to Yekaterinburg by train fare economy

  • from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train fare economy

  • from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by train fare economy

  • from Nizhny Novgorod 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. If you'd like more privacy, we can buy out an entire compartment for you.
  • 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
  • Ulan-Ude full day (8 hours) guided tour: Atsagatski Datsan, Lenin’s head monument, Old town // Ulan-Ude full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ivolginsky Datsan, Old believers village
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Shaman rock, Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point (Cable car), local souvenir market, boat cruise
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Taltsy Museum guided tour with national folk performance
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Yekaterinburg: highlights include Ganina Yama Monastery, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border, the Pyzhma military museum
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Chak-chak museum, Old Tatar village
  • Gorodets full day (8 hours) guided tour with Russian craft master-class and Russian tea ceremony// Nizhny Novgorod day (6 hours) guided tour: the Kremlin, historic downtown
  • 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

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 guide on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 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. Tips already included
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 20 people

    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    Mary & Jeff, Australia: A GREAT TRAIN TRIP

    My wife and I have just recently completed a train trip through Russia, Mongolia to China organised by Discoveryrussia.

    This trip started in Moscow and ended in Beijing with stops in Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Bator. At all our train stops we were met with friendly drivers and guides who escorted us to our hotels. We were impressed by our guides with their extensive local knowledge which made this trip so enjoyable and also their compassion given to two 80yr travellers. On our return home to Australia we have praised Discoveryrussia to our friends.

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