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Trans-Siberian Epic Christmas Westbound: Vladivostok to St Petersburg

Tour Type: Small group Season: December - JanuaryDuration: 23 daysGroup tour dates: 14 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 Cities: Vladivostok Ulan-Ude Irkutsk / Lake Baikal Yekaterinburg Kazan Moscow St Petersburg Grade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $5,482 USD per person

Incredible Russia opens up its unexpected sides once you dare for a real winter adventure. Look over the bleak and unending snow-capped peaks of Russia's most isolated wilderness from the cosy comfort of a fast travelling train.The infinity of snow covered spaces of the world 's largest country, the warmth and hospitality of the locals, a rich cultural and entertainment program will make your Trans-Siberian railway holidays truly unforgettable. Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Russia! Check out other train tours here. Hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.

  • Special Christmas itinerary and lots of winter fun! Cross the country during one epic journey. Continue to the Baltics or Scandinavia

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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 Moscow to St Petersburg by train fare by bullet train, standard class, 4 hours ride. Please inquire about business or 1st class upgrade and flight options 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: $5,482 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Hand-picked centrally located hotels of the selected category (3* or 4* hotel of your choice)
  • 1 night Vladivostok // 1 night Ulan-Ude with early check-in and late check out // 2 nights Listvyanka // 1 night Irkutsk // 2 night Yekaterinburg // 2 nights Kazan // 3 night Moscow // 4 nights St. Petersburg
  • 6 nights on board

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • 4 lunches: Buryat lunch at Lake Baikal // Russian lunch in Taltsy with tea and honey degustation // Christmas lunch // Tatar cooking master-class with lunch in Kazan
  • Vodka tasting at the Taltsy museum (Lake Baikal)
  • Group tour: New Year Gala 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 Moscow to St Petersburg 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
  • Metro pass in Moscow
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)

Sightseeing

  • Vladivostok full day (8 hours) guided tour: harbour, Submarine S-56, Golden Bridge, view point Eagle’s Nest, Vokzalnaya Square, the monument of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Russky Island
  • 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
  • Ust-Orda day guided tour: Datsan Monastery
  • Dog Sledding
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Shaman rock, Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point (Cable car), St. Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church
  • Guided tour to Taltsy Open Air Siberian Museum
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, the icebreaker “Angara” museum
  • Yekaterinburg full day (8 hours) guided tour: Church of All Saints, Ganina Yama, Europe-Asia Border, Ural village tour
  • Kazan full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Syumbike tower, Chak-chak museum, Old Tatar village
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow: Highlights include the Moscow Kremlin, the Kremlin Armory, the Red Square, Saint Basil's Cathedral (outside), GUM, the Bolshoi Theatre (outside), Novodevichy Convent, Sparrow hills, Christmas markets
  • Full-day (8 hours) guided tour of Moscow: Highlights include Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Kolomenskoye Estate & Wooden Palace, Metro tour, 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 the Spilled Blood
  • Day (6 hours) guided tour of Pushkin/Tsarskoe Selo: Highlights include Catherine’s palace & Amber room, Troyka ride experience
  • Russian national folk show in St Petersburg's Nikolaesvky Palace (with dinner)

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

  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 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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