Focus on Culture, Moscow to Irkutsk

From: MoscowTo: Irkutsk, Lake BaikalTheme: Cruises & RailsPrivate tour: All year roundSeason: January - DecemberGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Destination: MOSCOWDuration: 15 daysRate from US$ 3589 per person *

The good thing about Trans Siberian Railway holidays is that it operates year round. Russian winter is as beautiful - and safe - time to travel as summer is, and autumn in Siberia is a as beautiful as spring at Volga river area can be. Once you check out from your train at any city for a sightseeing tour, you overnight in a hotel and catch the next train in a day or two - depending on your personal time table. This itinerary is set for those willing to dig deep into local life and discover secret spots of great cultural and historical heritage. Check out other train tours here This is hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.

  • You cross half of Europe and most part of Asia onboard a comfortable and safe hop on/hop off trains

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Itinerary

MOSCOW - NIZHNY NOVGOROD - KAZAN - EKATERINBURG - IRKUTSK & LAKE BAIKAL

Travel to Russia and explore it from West to East with one-of-a-kind Trans Siberian Railway Tour by Discovery Russia. This is undoubtebly one the best Russian trips and Trans Siberian Express is more than just a train journey. This is the world's most epic train tour, after all!

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

This tour operates year round

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

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Tandem paragliding

Tandem paragliding flight

Extra cost, pp: US$ 254

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Cessna-172S flight

A great idea to surprise your party! If you are travelling as couple and have a date to celebrate, or just feeling blue - take a flight over Moscow on Cessnta-172S!

Extra cost, pp: US$ 326

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Kayaking

If are looking for strenuous activities and adventurous vacations in the heart of nature then we have something to offer: add Angara River Kayaking day tour to your Baikal itinerary.

Extra cost, pp: US$ 181

Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank image

Ride the famous T-55 or T-62 tank

If you are interested in the history of tanks, or simply want to know more about this world-famous Russian feature, just go on a test drive! We are sure that you will like the van.

Extra cost, pp: US$ 1451

Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum image

Stalin’s “DATCHA” and WWII museum

This was the place where Stalin lived for over twenty years, the place that saw many famous people and so many historic decisions made within these modest walls surrounded by a high, green fence. And the place where Stalin died. Visit to nearby Poklonnaya Hill which has a great open air military museum

Extra cost, pp: US$ 193

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Be a pilot

FLY MOSCOW AEROGRAD KOLOMNA is Europe's largest dropzone specializing on skydiving and tandem skidiving. New and morern equipment as your disposal as well as over 10 years of experience and dedicated service. Endless views of vast Russian plains and clear blue skies are all yours.

Extra cost, pp: US$ 338

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: US$ 0

Inclusions

  • Meet at greet at Moscow airport

  • Accommodation 3-4* hotels, central locations, sharing, with breakfast included

  • Train tickets 2nd class Nizhny Novgorod – Beijing

  • Train tickets Moscow –Nizhny Novgorod, bullet train

  • Dedicated private local English-speaking guides throughout the itinerary

  • Tickets to all listed attractions

  • All privately guided tours as specified

  • 1 day use private van in Moscow on grand Moscow USSR tour

  • Full metro/public transport passes in Moscow.

  • Russian visa supporting documents

  • 24/7 English-speaking support line in Russia

  • Meals as listed in itinerary

  • Transfers as per itinerary

There are different types of cabins in Russian trains. 1st class is 2-berth compartment, and 2nd class accommodate 4 persons with 2 lower and 2 upper decks. Russia, Mongolia and China in one great trip - a lifetime dream of many travelers, we welcome you onboard. You start in Moscow and end up in Beijing - or vice versa. Ready, set, go!

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