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Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

17 days, Moscow to Vladivostok

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17 days

Moscow to Vladivostok

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Travel Style: Rail

Get closer to the big cities, isolated communities, and stunning landscapes of the world's greatest destinations via train-based adventures on iconic rail routes.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Visa Requirements

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17 days

Moscow to Vladivostok

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Trip Code: ARVR

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Moscow

Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Moscow

Enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin and Armoury. Spend a free afternoon visiting St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, or exploring the fascinating Moscow metro.

Day 3Moscow/Suzdal

Travel to Suzdal, one of the bucolic villages in the Golden Ring. Tour the Kremlin and visit a folk village museum. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer).

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 4Suzdal/Yekaterinburg

Enjoy more time in Suzdal before a drive to nearby Vladimir. Take an orientation walk around the city before boarding a train for the roughly 26hr ride to Yekaterinburg.

Day 5Yekaterinburg

Enjoy a full day on the train crossing the Ural Mountains and the border between Europe and Asia. Arrive to Yekaterinburg in the evening.

Day 6Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk

Explore the sights around Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints and the Romanov Burial Site. Enjoy free time in this Soviet-style city before boarding the Trans-Siberian for Irkutsk.

Days 7–8Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk

Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend two full days travelling through the SIberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.

Day 9Irkutsk/Listvyanka

Arrive in the morning to Irkutsk and drive to a small town on Lake Baikal, Listvyanka. Enjoy a guesthouse on the lake and opt to tour the Baikal Limnological Museum or enjoy some relaxing in a banya (Russian sauna),

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 10Listvyanka

Spend one more day exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal wiith the options to go for a boat ride (in summer) or take a short hike.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11Listvyanka/Ulan-Ude

Drive back to Irkutsk for a walking tour of the city including a visit to the fascinating Decembrists Museum where you'll learn about the revolution the city was built on. In the evening hop an overnight train to Ulan Ude.

Day 12Ulan-Ude

Arrive to Ulan Ude, the city with the largest Buddhist population in Russia. Here, learn about the indigenious people, the Buryats, and how they survive in such a harsh environment. Enjoy a local Buryat lunch.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Buryat Experience

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 13Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Ulan Ude. Later this afternoon, board the last train of the trip and settle in for the 68 hour ride.

Days 14–15Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok

Watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.

Day 16Vladivostok

Arrive in the evening in time for an optional final dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey.

Day 17Vladivostok

Depart at any time.

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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Buryat Experience, Ulan-Ude
  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow)
  • Suzdal tour
  • Orientation walk (Vladimir)
  • Trans-Ural Railway
  • Yekaterinburg city tour
  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Lake Baikal stay
  • Irkutsk walking tour
  • Decembrists Museum guided visit
  • Local meal suggestions and language support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts), guesthouse (2 nts), sleeper trains (8 nts).

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD670-875 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, private van, metro, taxis, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

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Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

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