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Westbound Epic Vladivostok to St Petersburg

Tour Type: group or private Season: All year roundDuration: 26 daysGroup tour dates: 03 May 2020 - 28 May 202030 Aug 2020 - 24 Sep 2020Cities: Vladivostok Ulan-Ude Irkutsk / Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Vladimir Yaroslavl Suzdal Moscow St Petersburg Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $5,244 USD per person

From Vladivostok to St Petersburg across two continents, exploring local cultures and wonders of nature. Nothing comes close to the Trans-Siberian train tour adventure! Discover the beauty of boundless Russia travelling through Siberia, central Russia, world-famous Golden Ring and two capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg. The best sights, amazing nature and UNESCO world heritage sites - all in one Trans-Siberian railway tour.

  • Travel from the Pacific Ocean to St. Petersburg overland. Nature, history, culture, food - this is all-in-one Russia's exploration tour

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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 Vladimir 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: $5,244 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: $5,244 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Hand-picked centrally located hotels of selected category (3*, 4* or 5* hotel of your choice)
  • 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 // 3 nights the Golden Ring // 3 nights Moscow
  • 4 nights St. Petersburg
  • 7 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast in the hotels (except Day 1)
  • 5 lunches: Tatar lunch in Kazan // Buryat lunch at Lake Baikal // 3 lunches on the Golden Ring // Russian tea ceremony in Nizhny Novgorod
  • Medovukha degustation in Suzdal
  • Group tour: Welcome dinner & Farewell 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 Vladimir 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
  • Transportation on the Golden Ring on modern a/c van/minivan/bus: from Vladimir to Yaroslavl // From Yaroslavl to Suzdal // From Suzdal to Moscow
  • Bullet train Moscow to St. Petersburg, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about business or 1st class upgrade and flight options
  • 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)
  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow & St. Petersburg

Sightseeing

  • Vladivostok full day (8 hours) guided tour: 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), St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, local souvenir market, boat cruise
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Taltsy Museum with national folk performance
  • Yekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Ganina Yama Monastery, Museum of Minerals, Church of All Saints, Europe-Asia Border, the UMMC military museum
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: Kazan Arena, Millennium Bridge, Tatar Sloboda, Mardzhani Mosque, Kaban Lake, Bogoroditsky Monastery, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Bauman Street, Freedom Square
  • 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
  • Vladimir and Bogolyubovo full day (8 hours) guided tour: Dormition Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy, the Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniatures and Embroidery, the ruins of Prince Bogolyubsky’s castle, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl
  • Yaroslavl half day (4 hours) guided tour: the Residence of Maslenitsa, the main cathedrals // Rostov the Great half day (4 hours) guided tour: the Rostov Kremlin, master class on national crafts
  • Suzdal day (6 hours) guided tour: Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius, Museum of Wooden Architecture, master class on national crafts
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin (including the Cathedrals and the Armory), the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral (outside), Lenin’s Mausoleum (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre, KGB Headquarters, Moscow metro tour
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Novodevichy Convent with the guided tour inside, Sparrow Hills, the VDNKh and the guided tour to the Museum of Cosmonautics, Stalin's skyscrapers tour
  • St. Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Winter Palace and the Hermitage, Isaac Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
  • St Petersburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Royal Palace of Peterhof, the Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, boat cruise
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions (except optional)
  • Russian visa supporting documents (official visa invitation letter and detailed manuals on how to apply for the visa in your country of residence)

Your comfort counts

  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • 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
  • Group size 20 people maximum. All our group departures are guaranteed.
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