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2018 Trans-Siberian Rail journey, Classic

Category: Rail Journeys





Trans-Siberian Rail Journey Classic ·13 Days 

 Moscow - Irkutsk - Lake Baikal - Vladivostok

 Frequent Guaranteed departures, year round 

Explore the Trans-Siberian classic route that holds together the world's largest country 

Cross the largest landmass along the world's longest railway spanning almost 10 thousand kilometers.  


The tour travels 9,446 kilometers from Moscow to Vladivostok, passing across titanic rivers and through endless taiga.

The tour takes you beyond the Ural Mountains into the heart of Eastern Siberia, to a city of Irkutsk, a landmark stopover closest to the legendary Lake Baikal, and onward through taiga to the booming city of Vladivostok, on the edge of Russia's Pacific coast. 


Vladivostok is a terminus for the Trans-Siberian railway  



We loved this tour for an extraordinary thrill to experience change of landscapes and cultures as we traveled from the capital past the Ural Mountains through the scenery of Siberia to Russian Far East coast on the Pacific 





Moscow (2 nights) - train (4) - Irkutsk & Lake Baikal (2) - train (3) - Vladivostok (1)






Day-By-Day program: 

DAY 1 Arrive in Moscow. A private car transfer to the Cosmos Hotel ***. Overnight

DAY 2 Breakfast at hotel. A privately-guided panoramic City tour of Moscow featuring major landmarks of this vibrant city  

DAY 3 Breakfast at hotel. Tour of the Kremlin Grounds, visit inside some of the historic cathedrals on Kremlin's Palace square. After sightseeing transfer to rail station to board your Trans-Siberian train to Irkutsk, depart 1.20 pm

DAY 4–6
   Aboard the train

DAY 7 Arrive in Irkutsk at 8.50 am. City tour of Irkutsk. Transfer from rail station to Listvyanka settlement on the shores of Lake Baikal. En route take a stopover at Taltsy open-air Ethnographic museum for sightseeing and lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight at the Legend of Baikal Hotel, Listvyanka

DAY 8 Breakfast at hotel. A walking tour of Listvyanka settlement visiting a local market, a wooden church and exploring the shore line of Lake Baikal.
You might also choose to take a 1-hour boat cruise on Lake Baikal or perhaps visit Baikal Ecology Museum to learn more about the Lake’s flora and fauna (both day trips are optional). Return to Irkutsk, by car, for an overnight

DAY 9 Boxed breakfast. Transfer to rail station for train No 2 to Vladivostok, dep 6.33 am local time

DAY 10-11 Aboard train | Trans-Siberian train to Vladivostok

DAY 12 Arrive in Vladivostok at 6.48 am. Transfer to the Hyundai Hotel ****. Breakfast.

City tour of Vladivostok featuring major landmarks of a booming hub on the Pacific. Today Vladivostok is a modern vibrant city that draws attention of travelers from all over the world by its mind-boggling scenery, breathtaking views, military-historical monuments and unique spirit of resilience of local residents. 

A visit to the National Oceanarium of Russia, an unprecedented research project on the Russky Island. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most fascinating sights in Vladivostok today. It was opened in September 2016 by the Russian President in presence of the Prime Minister of Japan, the President of South Korea and many more other foreign dignitaries. The Oceanarium is the the third largest in the world.

Its main building is shaped like a colossal seashell beneath an oncoming wave and resembles the Sydney Opera House. 

You can spend an entire day here, watching walruses, white whales and dolphins perform their tricks, and while a tour guide talks about the evolution of species and the polar animals of the north, visitors stroll around a patch of evergreen tropical forest with live orchids and shake hands, or rather tentacles, with a giant plastic octopus.

DAY 13 After breakfast your tour ends. Transfer to airport













Dates and Prices, 2018:  



Tour Dates, 2018

 2nd Class 

 1st Class 


Tour Dates, 2018

 2nd Class 

 1st Class  

Jan 17-Jan 29 $ 3,725 $ 4,935   July 25-Aug 06 $ 3,795  $ 4,995 
Feb 14-Feb 26 $ 3,725 $ 4,935   Aug 01-Aug 13 $ 3,795  $ 4,995 
Mar 21-April 02 $ 3,725 $ 4,935  

Sept 05-Sept 17

$ 3,795  $ 4,995 
April 11-April 23 $ 3,725  $ 4,935   

Oct 03-Oct 15 

$ 3,795 $ 4,995 
May 23-June 04 $ 3,795 $ 4,995    Nov 07-Nov 19 $ 3,725 

$ 4,925 

June 06-June 18 $ 3,795 $ 4,995   Dec 26-Jan 07,2019  $ 3,725 $ 4,925 


The above prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, based in twin share (hotels), and a chosen train category.


Second class train service is based on a 4-berth compartment, i.e. a sleeping compartment with 2 lower and 2 upper berths, share basis.

The First class train service is based on a 2-berth compartment, i.e. a sleeping compartment with 2 lower berths, share basis



Tour price includes:    


accommodations in twin standard rooms at 3- & 4-star hotels with breakfast; train tickets in the chosen class of service, Moscow – Irkutsk; Irkutsk – Vladivostok; sightseeing as listed in day-by-day program



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