TRANSIBERIANA (FULL PROGRAM)

Moscow - Vladivostok

( Moscow – Yekaterinburg – Novosibirsk – Krasnoyarsk – Irkutsk – Ulan-Ude – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok in 17 days)

1st day MOSCOW 

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Arrival in Moscow. The driver with the sign will be informed of the details of your flight and will wait for you with a sign with your name and surname at the airport at the customs exit. Transfer by private car to Pushkin hotel. Check in. In the afternoon, meet the guide in the hotel lobby. City tour of about 3 hours with an Englishlanguage guide and a driver with a private car. Overnight at Hotel.

 

 

2nd day MOSCOW - EKATERINBURG

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out.

At 09.00 meeting with the guide and visit to the Kremlin and Cathedrals with transport from / to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Moscow metro and the famous Arbat street.

At 8.45 pm meet with the driver and transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure for Yekaterinburg at 11.45 pm (Moscow time) on the train. (travel in 1st class). Overnight on the train.

 

3 day EKATERINBURG (+2)

"Marins Park Hotel" 3 *

Day on the train. Ekaterinburg was founded in 1723 by Tsar Peter I as an industrial city and at the beginning of the 20th century it was already one of the largest and most important centers in Siberia for finance, industry and culture. Ekaterinburg is located on the geographical border between the European and Asian continents. Arrival in Ekaterinburg in the early hours of day 4.

 

4 day EKATERINBURG - NOVOSIBIRSK

"Marins Park Hotel" 3 *

Arrival in Ekaterinburg at Moscow 01.06 (03.06 local time)) after the journey of 25 hours and 21 minutes. Independent transfer on foot to "Marins Park Hotel" (the hotel is located in front of the station). Accommodation in the Superior room. Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. At 11.00 am meet with the guide and tour the city with the guide in English. Free time.

 Autonomous transfer on foot to the train station and departure by train N70 for Novosibirsk at 19.49 Moscow time (21.49 local time (travel in I class). Overnight on train. 22 hours 7 min journey

 

5th day NOVOSIBIRSK (+4)

"Marins Park Hotel" 3 *

After crossing the plains of Western Siberia, the train stops in Novosibirsk. With 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the third largest city in Russia and the largest in Siberia. It was founded in 1893 due to the first trans-Siberian railway bridge over the Ob River built here.

Arrival in Novosibirsk at 20.09 Moscow time (00.09 local time on the 6th day. Independent transfer on foot to "Marins Park Hotel" (the hotel is located 300 meters from the station). Accommodation in the Superior room. Overnight.

 

6 day NOVOSIBIRSK - KRASNOYARSK

"Marins Park Hotel" 3 *

Breakfast at hotel. Check out. At 12.00 meet with the guide. Tour of the city with ethnographic museum: 4 hours with an English-speaking guide. Free time. Independent transfer on foot to the train station. Departure by train N 002 at 01.21 local time on day 07 for Krasnoyarsk. (journey of 11 hours 20 min in 1st class). Overnight on the train.

 

7 day KRASNOYARSK +4

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Arrival in Krasnoyarsk at 09.01 Moscow time (13.01 local time). The driver will be informed of the details of your train and will wait for you with a sign with your name and surname in front of the carriage. Transfer by private car to the Kupetchesky hotel. check in. At 15.00 meeting with the guide for a visit to the city.

 Return and overnight at the hotel.

 

8 day KRASNOYARSK- IRKUTSK

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Free time. At 12.00 private transfer to the train station. At 09.31 Moscow time (13.31 local time) departure of train N8. I travel on the train in 1st class.

 

09 day IRKUTSK (+5)

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Arrival in Irkutsk at 03.07 Moscow time (08.07 local time). The driver with the sign will be informed of the details of your train and will wait for you with a sign with your name and surname in front of the carriage. Irkutsk is famous for its trade with Mongolia and China and was called the "Paris of Siberia" for its colorful life. It is possible to visit the museum of the Decembrists, the old city with its vast neighborhoods which still consist only of wooden houses. From the station you will leave with your suitcases for the excursion to visit the city and the Decembrist museum.

Return to the hotel for check-in. Free time. Overnight at Hotel.

 

10 day IRKUTSK

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Early breakfast at the hotel (to be requested at the reception the night before). At 7.00 am meeting with driver with private car in the hotel lobby and transfer to the station. Departure for the Chirkombaikalica tour (I class with food on board) at 07.45 am to complete the Circumbaikalica railway line - a southern branch of the Trans-Siberian railway built to avoid the northern area which presented unsurpassed technical difficulties at the end of the 19th century. It was called "the golden buckle of the steel belt of Russia" due to the enormous cost of its construction and to the course of the territory that presents high cliffs and rocky reliefs. 39 tunnels for a total length of 8994 meters were required to complete the 100km route.  Then we will board a ship on Lake Baikal. From the ship you can admire interesting stone bridges with extraordinary architecture, tunnels and viaducts that adapt to the topography of the region. The buildings of the railway stations are built of wood and maintain the architecture of Modern style.

In the evening arrival back to Irkutsk at 19.00. The driver with the sign INCOMING RUSSIA  will wait at the point of the end of the excursion. Transfer by private car to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

 

11 day IRKUTSK - ULAN-UDE

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

BAIKAL PLAZA 4 * HOTEL

Early breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. At 06.30 am transfer by private minivan to the train station. At 08.36 depart by train N 008, I class for Ulan-Ude. Day on the train. Arrival expected at 16.38. The guide with the INCOMING RUSSIA sign will be waiting for you in front of the carriage. Departure to visit the city by car (with suitcases). About 3 hours. At the end of the excursion, transfer by private car to the 4-star Baikal Plaza Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.



12 day ULAN-UDE-KHABAROVSK

BAIKAL PLAZA 4 STAR HOTEL

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out. Free time.

At 13.00 transfer to the train station and departure for Khabarovsk. Departure at 3.17 pm for the 50-hour journey in 1st class with the N2 train.

 

13 day ULAN-UDE-KHABAROVSK

Day on the train. Night on the train.

 

14 day KHABAROVSK

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Arrival in Khabarovsk at 19.01. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Night in the hotel.

 

15 day KHABAROVSK - VLADIVOSTOK

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out. At 9.30 am meeting with the guide. City tour plus museum, 4 hours with guide in English. The excursion will take you to the most interesting and important places in Khabarovsk. You will stroll through the old town, Muravyev-Amursky street, admiring the elegant architecture that survived the civil war, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin on the Cathedral Square, the main square of the city - Lenin Square, the building of the Government of the Khabarovsk Territory, the Amur Cliffe, monument to the Governor General of Eastern Siberia and the embankment of the AMUR River.

At 6.45 pm meeting with the driver in the hotel lobby and departure for Vladivostok by train N6, in I class at 20.50 local time. Trip of 11 hours and 31 min.

 

16 day VLADIVOSTOK +7

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Arrival in Vladivostok at 08.28 local time. (Moscow time 01.28). The guide with the INCOMING RUSSIA sign will be waiting for you in front of the carriage. Departure for the excursion to visit the city and the museum. 3-3.5 hours with luggage. At the end of the excursion, transfer to the hotel and check in. Free time. Overnight at Hotel.

 

17 day VLADIVOSTOK-MOSCOW

Centrally located hotel,  4 *

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out.  Free time. Meeting with the driver and transfer to Vladivostok airport.

End of services.

Services included

- train tickets in I or II class, according to the itinerary 

- 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Moscow

- 1 night in a 3 star hotel Marins Park hotel  in Ekaterinburg

- 1 night in hotel Marins Park hotel 4* in Novosibirsk

- 2 nights in a 4 * hotel in Irkutsk

- 1 night in a 4 star hotel in Ulaan-Ude

- 1 night in 4* hotel in Khabarovsk

- 1 night in 4* hotel in Vladivostok

- breakfast at the hotel

- Transfers as per program (transfer by private car for groups of 2 pax, starting as of 3 pax transfer in minivan, starting 6 pax transfers in minibus)

- Excursions  in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Circompabaikalic train (without guide, on the touristic train in I classe), Ulaan-Ude, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok with guide and transport (when necessary)

- Local guides speaking in English in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok. 

- Russian sim card with 5 gb internet on Russian territory

- 24 hour telephone support in English

* Train schedule may vary depending on the train availability and specific days’ schedule

 

Services Not Included

- International or domestic flights, Visas to Russia with health insurance (88 €), Tips

- Lunches, dinners



Prices per person in I or II class with Russian regular trains

 

Train class/Pax per group 

2 pax

4 pax

6 pax

1st class regular Russian train

3584 euro

3378 euro

3255 euro 

2nd class regular Russian train 

3064 euro 

2858 euro

2734 euro