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Westbound Epic 2020: Vladivostok to St Petersburg

Tour Type: Group TourSeason: All year roundView full info: Save (PDF)Duration: 26 daysGroup tour dates: 03 May 2020 - 28 May 202030 Aug 2020 - 24 Sep 2020Cities: Vladivostok Ulan-Ude Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Nizhny Novgorod Vladimir Yaroslavl Suzdal Moscow St Petersburg Grade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate from $5,370 USD per personSingle Supplement: $1,197 USD

Make travellers' dream come true, take a Trans-Siberian railway tour from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg! Start in the Russian Far East and 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 objects - all in one Trans-Siberian Le Grand tour.

  • Explore rich Russian history and culture, taste cuisine, see the best of Russia through years from Tsars to the Revolution, from USSR to present days

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Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Centrally located hand-picked hotels
  • 1 night Vladivostok // 1 night Ulan-Ude with early check-in and late check-out // 2 nights Lake Baikal // 2 nights Ekaterinburg // 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
  • 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: Farewell dinner

Transportation

  • Train tickets
  • From Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude // From Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk // From Irkutsk to Ekaterinburg // From Ekaterinburg to Kazan // From Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod // From Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir
  • Bullet train Moscow to St. Petersburg, second class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about 1st class upgrade or flight options
  • Transportation on the Golden Ring on modern a/c van/minivan/bus: from Vladimir to Yaroslavl // From Yaroslavl to Suzdal // From Suzdal to Moscow
  • Meet & greet at every location
  • Return airport/train station transfers
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Church of All Saints, Museum of minerals, the Ipatiev House, Europe-Asia border, Pyzhma 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, frescoes of Andrei Rublev, the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy, the Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniatures and Embroidery, Bogolyubovo Intercession Church 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
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Moscow Kremlin, the Armory, the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow metro tour, Novodevichy convent & Sparrow Hills
  • Moscow full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Tretyakov State Art Gallery, the Stalin's skyscrapers, VDNKh
  • 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, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • St. Petersburg day (6 hours) guided tour: Royal Palaces of Peterhof, Faberge Museum, boat ride in St. Petersburg
  • Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo day (6 hours) guided tour: Catherine’s palace & Amber room

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions
  • Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge

Your comfort counts

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