Siberia and Far East

Imperial Russia by a touristic train

Tour Description (pdf)

Days: 14

Start: Moscow

Finish: Vladivostok

Route cities:

Moscow Kazan Yekaterinburg Novosibirsk Irkutsk Lake Baikal Ulan-Ude Khabarovsk Vladivostok

Thousands of kilometers from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean — you will hear the beating of the iron heart, what it is silent about, what it is inspired by. Just trust the road and the country will reveal its unexpected sides.

You will see Russia in all its historical greatness, in the mixture of cultures and fortunes, in the architectural splendor and extravagance unifying different people and religions. 

Choose a fantastic comfortable train with a perfect service for your trip of a lifetime. 

Start dates of the trip:

10 May 2018

19 July 2018

Other dates are on request.

Itinerary

(All activities are included, all times are local times)

Transfer from airport to a hotel.

Accommodation in a standard room

Breakfast at the hotel.
A city tour.
Lunch.
Visit of the Moscow Kremlin which is a symbol of the Russian State, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art. Walk along the Arbat Street, visiting the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and sightseeing tour of Moscow metro stations.
Welcome to the «Imperial Russia» train.
Depart Moscow. Welcome dinner on board.

Breakfast on board.
The train arrives at Kazan railway station.
A city tour «Old Kazan» (the Tatar capital is situated on the picturesque banks of the Volga), a folklore program «Tugan Avalim» with
traditional tatar songs and dances.
A visit of local Kremlin and Kul-Sharif mosque.
Lunch and a Tatar cooking class
Depart Kazan.
Dinner on board.

Breakfast on board.
The train arrives at Yekaterinburg railway station.
City tour dedicated to the last days of last Russian tsar. As part of the excursion you will see the Church on Blood erected to commemorate
a tragic historical event, the orthodox monastery with temples that are considered to be pearls of Russian construction.
Lunch.
You will visit the memorial built at the boundary of two continents (the Europe and Asia).
Depart Yekaterinburg.
Dinner on board.

Breakfast on board.
The train arrives at Novosibirsk.
Lunch.
Sightseeing tour: Railway Museum, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, ancient streets, Ob River esplanade.
Dinner.
Depart Novosibirsk.

Spend the day on board.

The train arrives at Irkutsk
After breakfast we will have a Tour to the historical city center including a visit to the Decembrists’ Museum, the «wooden lace» house,
also called the «House of Europe», the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city — Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today — Karl Marx street.
Lunch at a city restaurant.
Visit to the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River.
Free time at the 130 Quarter — Irkutskaya Sloboda, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 century.
Dinner in a restaurant.
Depart Irkutsk.

Breakfast on board.
Arrival to Port Baikal. Take a ferry to Listvyanka.
Platform observation, Chersky Stone observation point with beautiful view on the southern part of the lake and the source of the Angara
River is one of the most favorite places for tourists and photographers. Visit to Baikal Museum which displays the flora and fauna of the
lake. Listvyanka sightseeing.
Lunch.
Visit to local fish and souvenir market.
Return to port Baikal.
A picnic on the shore of the lake.

Breakfast on board.
Arriving to Ulan-Ude.
Ethnic and cultural diversity of this area offers a unique understanding of its heritage of the world’s religions. Visit a local Datsan.
You will be welcomed in a Buryat yurt: excursion includes a traditional Buryat folklore program. Hospitable Buryats will teach you how to
cook the traditional Buryat dish pozy, how to play dice, use a bow, wear a traditional Buryat costume, assemble and disassemble a felt yurt.
Sightseeing tour of this unique city, a convenient location in both strategic and economics ways on the cross-roads of Russia with China and
Mongolia.
Depart Ulan-Ude.
Dinner on board.

Enjoy activities on board. Spend a couple of relaxing days on board of our train enjoying the scenery, tasty Russian cuisine, concerts of
live music and table-top games.
Meals on board are included.

Breakfast on board.
Train arrives to Khabarovsk.
Sightseeing tour of the city including visit to the Museum of the Regional Studies.
Lunch in a restaurant.
Boat trip on the river with a folk concert.
Matreshka painting class
Dinner in a restaurant.
Departure from Khabarovsk.

Breakfast on board.
We arrive at the most East point of our trip the port of Vladivostok.
Vladivostok city tour including main attractions of the city: view point at Egersheld and Lighthouse at Egersheld cape, Railway Station and
Marine Station, Central Square with the Monument to the Fighters for Soviet Power, historical center of Vladivostok, Svetlanskaya
Street, Nikolai’s Triumphal Arch, Ships’ Quay, Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum. Lunch in a restaurant.
Excursion to Russky Island by car. You’ll cross the two enormous bridges across the Golden Horn Bay and Eastern Bosporus Strait, the latter
of which would be a largest cable-stayed bridge upon its completion. Russky Island is opened for Primorye capital’s residents and
guests, the proximity to the city and convenient transportation turned it to one of the most popular recreation places. The island was significantly transformed after holding the APEC summit on its territory in autumn 2012. Now you have a chance to watch the large international business center, where summit’s main activities will take place, Far Eastern University’s campus, which has united Vladivostok’s four largest universities, view points from where you can see Primorye shores with fantastic hills, relict forests, beaches with picturesque coastal landscapes, azure bays.
Transfer to a hotel.
Dinner in a restaurant.

Departure day
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer from hotel to the airport.

We highly recommend you to plan some extra days in Moscow and Vladivostok.

You can also book an Optional St. Petersburg Package tour to see the so called ‘northern capital of Russia’ that also won the prize as the best cultural tourism city at World Travel Awards-2017.

Price 

Per person in EUR

in a two-bedded compartment

VIP

9 725

Business Class

9 075

First Class Plus

5 870

First class

5 270

Inclusions 

 

  • Onboard accommodation at the Imperial Russia Train (of chosen category);
  • 1 night in a hotel in Moscow and 1 night in a hotel in Vladivostok;
  • Full board, tea/coffee on board throughout the day;
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers onboard of the Imperial Russia Train;
  • Guided tours according to the program (excursions will be conducted in English, German, French and Spanish, other languages are possible upon request);
  • Pick-up transfers, all city transfers.
  • Services of the porter at the hotel and the railway station;
  • Lectures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, geography and history of Russia;
  • Helpful onboard crew, included English-speaking group leaders, tour managers and medical assistance.

 

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa support
  • Drinks in the bar car
  • Optional tours
  • Meals at arrival and departure days
  • Tips and personal expenses;
  • Personal insurance