Transsiberian tours by regular Transsiberian trains
Vladivostok - Khabarovsk - Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk - Novosibirsk - Yekaterinburg -
Duration: 16 days.
Local time everywhere.
As you can see below, we don't have special dates the tour to start. The dates
can be on your possibility and wish, just see the days of train departures but
the majority of them are daily. In any case, we'll do our best to find a train
to let you leave this or that town according your plans.
Day 1. Vladivostok (+7 hours to the Moscow time)
You arrive in Vladivostok, Primorye
by international flights.
Arrival transfer. Transfer to the 4-star
hotel for a one-night stay. City tour with a visit Arsenyev
Primorsky Krai Museum, Vladivostok Fortress
Museum. Lunch in the city. Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum,
Vladivostok Aquarium (Oceanarium).
Dinner at the hotel (optional).
Day 2. Vladivostok
Early in the morning we check out of the hotel and leave it for the full day tour “Come to see tigers – it’s a family affair”! A visit to a family of Siberian tigers, master of Ussuri Wilderness, in the next best thing to their natural habitat: a large enclosed woodland in Spassky County 250 km north of
Vladivostok. The area is part of a Russian Academy of Sciences biological research reserve. Your guides will be the biologists who manage the project. Lunch
is included. Transfer to the train station.
Departure at 20.00 (daily) by train # 05 to Khabarovsk.
Dinner at the train (optional).
Day 3. Khabarovsk (+7 hours to the Moscow time)
You arrive in Khabarovsk at 08.00 by train 05.
City tour will allow you to see the central part of the city, it's main attractions,
different city squares, Cathedral of Transfiguration of the Savior, the
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, walk along the quay and
Muravyov-Amursky street, the most popular place for leisurely walking. Visit Museum
of History named after Gradekov. If you are 2 persons or more you'll go further for a tour to Bolsheheretsky Nature Reserve where you'll visit local museum and get known with the
flora and fauna of the Far East, walk ecological path and have lunch at the
wooden house. Check-in 3-star hotel.
Dinner at the hotel (optional).
Morning transfer to the train station. Departure
at 10.25 by train# 01 (on odd dates)/ # 07 (on even dates) to Ulan-Ude.
Day 5. En-route
Enjoy the peaceful pace on board the train. Beautiful scenery.
Day 6. Ulan Ude (+ 5 hours to the Moscow time)
We arrive in Ulan Ude at 09.59 by train# 01/ # 07. Ulan -Ude is
a capital of the Buryat Republic. City tour
with a visit to the Ivolginsky Datsan,
a center of Buddhism in Russia. Lunch in the city. Check-in to the 3-star hotel.
of Old Believers with a folk show and dinner in the village.
Day 7 . Ulan-Ude
Morning transfer to the
train station. Departure
at 10.22 by train# 01/# 07 daily to Irkutsk.
And pay attention please that 1-st class on this very train is not
available as a rule cause the distance is short and it can happen so that we'll
have to take 2 tickets of the 2-nd class to let people be just two in a
compartment as in the 1-st class.
Day 7. Irkutsk
(+ 5 hours to the Moscow time)
We arrive in Irkutsk at 17.17 on the same day.
Irkutsk is the capital
of Irkutsk Region, one of the biggest and most interesting regions in Russia,
the whole world in Eastern Siberia which is not far from the famous Lake Baikal.
Irkutsk stands at the crossroads of the trade routes between the East and
West. After checking-in we'll go for the city tour. You'll see the oldest point of the city, the place where
Irkutsk began and the modern part of the city with its unforgettable
architecture and atmosphere.
You probably heard of the Decembrists, the Russian noble men -revolutionaries
who instigated and uprising against autocracy and serfdom in St. Petersburg in
December 1825 (their names are derived from the name of month of uprising). Some
of them were hanged, the rest were imprisoned and exiled to Siberia. The
Decembrists spent thirty-odd years in Siberia, first doing penal servitude in
prison and then in exile in remote areas of the severe region. Many of the
Decembrists' wives voluntarily followed their husbands into exile. They had to
leave not only their former way of lives in St. Petersburg but they had to leave
their children also. And you'll get known about it during the visit Decembrists'
Museum. Later some of the Decembrists' families were given permission
to move to the town towards the end of their term of exile. Their houses are
still there. They are museums now. Dinner in the city.
Day 8. Irkutsk, lake Baikal
After breakfast we check-out and leave Irkutsk for the Lake Baikal. It
takes about 1 hour to cover 70 km, the distance between Irkutsk city and the
Lake Baikal. Baikal differs from the other lakes in the world by virtue of its
unique depth, volume, the quality of its water and age for lakes exist usually
for no more than of thousands of years, and finally, by virtue of its wildlife.
If you dream about seeing the whole Lake you are welcome to cruise (but it's
another story :)).
You'll walk around Listvyanka village, have a visit to St.
Nicholas Church, get known the flora and fauna of the Lake Baikal after
visiting Baikal Museum. Lunch at the restaurant
at the Lake Baikal. Check-in the hotel at the lake for a one-night stay. Free
time for your own exploration of Baikal shore from Listvyanka village side.
Dinner at the hotel or at the restaurant on the shore (optional).
Day 9. Irkutsk
Free time in the morning. Departure transfer back to Irkutsk. And on your way you'll
visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture 'Taltsy'.
Taltsy Museum represents a real Siberian village! You'll see unique monuments of
the Russian wooden architecture of the XVII - XIX cc: the passing tower and the
church of the Mother of God of Kazan from Ilimsky Burg (the exhibit of the 17th
c), the parish school, farmsteads of peasants with plank bed, Rusian oven and
the 'red corner' with icons in it. Lunch on the way to Irkutsk. Departure transfer to the train station. Departure
at 17.40 by train# 07/# 01 daily to Novosibirsk.
* If you'd like to stay at the Lake Baikal or in Irkutsk city for 1-2 nights write us about it
please and we'll make changes in the programme according your wishes.
Day 10. Novosibirsk (+3 hours to the Moscow time)
Novosibirsk is the largest city and industrial
center of Siberia. The geographical center of Russia, unofficially considered
being a capital of Western Siberia. Novosibirsk is the largest scientific center
in Siberia. The main feature of Novosibirsk is its virgin nature, its primeval
beauty - Altai Mountains. We arrive in Novosibirsk at 21.43 by train# 01 or by train#
07. Arrival transfer to the 3-star hotel in the city
Dinner at the hotel (optional).
Day 11. Novosibirsk
City tour, during which you'll see Alexander
Nevsky Cathedral, the first stone building raised in 19-20 cc, visit
a backstage of the State Academic Opera and Ballet
Theater, a building with 60-meters dome and 900 ml, the hugest theater
building of Russia, railway bridge over the river Ob. Tour to the Akademgorodok
(town of scientists). It's well known all over the world. A great number
of discoveries in physics, chemistry, space technology was made here.
to the Sun Museum that is unique in the world.
You will not find anything of that kind anywhere else. You'll see an incredible
variety of representations of the Sun. Lunch in the city. You'll see paintings by Nikolai Rerikh,
works of Russian paintings of the 18th-19th cc (Sourikov, Tropinin, Repin),
samples of Western-European art, sculptures, graphics and applied art in the Art
Gallery. And in the Museum of the Train you'll get known
the history of train development and see different kinds of the trains. Free
time at the hotel. Late departure transfer to the train station. Departure
at 21.19 by train# 09 (on even dates only) to Yekaterinburg.
Dinner in the city or at the hotel (optional).
Day 12. Yekaterinburg (+2 hours to the Moscow time)
Originally Yekaterinburg was founded as a capital
of metallurgical region, center of mechanical engineering, a city of gold and
precious stones. The location of the city is unique: it stands on the
meeting of the Asian and European parts of the continent, an idiosyncratic key
to the endless and rich Siberia, a window to the Asia as St. Petersburg - a
window to the Europe.
We cross the Europe/ Asia divide before arrival in Yekaterinburg, capital of the Urals.
We arrive in Yekaterinburg at 16.02. Arrival transfer. Accommodation at the
3-star hotel in the city center.
After checking-in the hotel we'll go to the Boarder of Europe and Asia..
Dinner at the hotel (optional).
Day 13. Yekaterinburg
have the possibility to follow the last way of Romanov Dinasty visiting place of
the former Ipatyev's House, exposing wax figures and authentic
photos of the Emperor's family, visiting the place where the remains which might
belong to the members of the tzar family were found (30 km from Yekaterinburg).
Museum will show you a huge and unique collection of underground wealth of
Urals accumulated here: 600 from 800 kinds of minerals known in Urals. You'll
see the giant rock crystal just entering! That is the hugest and most beautiful
rock crystal shown in the museums of Russia and Europe, its weight is 784 kg and
it's 170 sm of height! During the city tour you'll see the
architectural monuments of Russian classicism of the 18-19th centuries. You'll start
with going down into catacombs of the modern Museum of History of Yekaterinburg.
You'll see an unusual exposition there: masonry of aged mansion, tubes, cable,-
everything that is retired from the tourists. The second and the third floor
house many unusual surprises too. After museum you'll continue the city tour and
see main sightseeing of the city such as Dam of the City Pond, Historical
Square, October Square with the Drama Theater, mansions of the golden fever
time. And the tour ends at the post station of Yekaterinburg frontier post with
a visit to the pull-up where you'll get acquainted with the way of life &
living conditions of local people leaving much time ago. Tea with pies and
pancakes in Ural way.
Lunch and dinner in the city (optional).
Day 14. Yekaterinburg
Departure transfer to the train station.
Departure at 09.17 by train# 15 daily to Moscow.
Day 15. Moscow
We arrive in Moscow at 09.23 in the morning. City tour with the Sparrow Hills, pedestrian
Arbat Street, Victory Park, Christ the Savior Cathedral. After check-in 3-star
hotel we'll continue the city tour & visit the Red Square & Alexander's
Garden, the Kremlin with its territory and cathedrals, Armoury Museum and
Diamond Fund. Lunch in the city.
Day 16. Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel & transfers to the airport for
departure by international flights.
Included: accommodation at the 3* hotels as per
itinerary; meals mentioned in the programme as included; arrival & departure
transfers, all guided programmes; entrance fees, train tickets acc the
tour language is English & German. Other languages speaking guides are
available on request and at a supplement.
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1-st class train tickets
2-nd class train tickets
Not included: airfares;
charges of a personal nature; any optional excursions; drinks; meals as
optional; visa and excess luggage charges; insurance and laundry services, banks charges
for money transfer.
All prices are subject to change without notice. Exact rates are confirmed at the time of booking.
You are welcome to travel by regular trans-siberian trains
along the Great Transsiberian Way!