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Transsiberian Train Tour to Vladivostok

17 days
16 nights

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Per Person in USD:
$5,550.00 (double occupancy)
$6,750.00 (single occupancy)

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ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

4* centally located hotels

Included:

First-class Train tickets (with exception of Irkutsk-Ulan-Ude sector)
All transfers & transportation as per itinerary
6 overnights on board of the train
9 overnights in centrally located 4-star hotels, standard room with shower/bath, incl. breakfast
1 night in a traditional Siberian wooden chalet, room with shower, incl. full board
Guided visits to sights and landmarks mentioned in the program with a local English-speaking guide including all entries and fees in each city
Included meals: breakfast in all hotels, 5 lunches,3 dinners
Complimentary Visa Support Letter for Russian Tourist Visa

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Welcome to Moscow

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Hotel check-in. Optional visit to famous Moscow Circus in the evening. Overnight in Moscow Hotel

Day 2  : Moscow

All-day City Tour of Moscow + St Basil's Cathedral + Red Square + Cathedrals + Armory 
After breakfast, enjoy an overview city tour of Moscow. You will explore the main areas of the Russian capital within the boundaries of the Garden Ring and the Boulevard Ring, the famous Red Square and Kremlin, adjacent to which are the old historical parts of Moscow such as Kitay Gorod, Tverskaya, Arbat and Zamoskvorechje. In the afternoon, you visit the famous Red Square and Kremlin areas. This is where the St. Basil's Cathedral, Mausoleum, Historical Museum and GUM department store are located. The main landmarks inside Moscow Kremlin are the three famous Cathedrals - Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel - dating back to the 15-16th centuries, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Hall of Facets and Terem Place. Your tour will include a visit to the Armory with its stunning collection of wealth and treasures of the Russian state and church. The collection is mostly famous for its jewel decorated Faberge Easter Eggs. Among other items on the display are royal regalia, the 800-diamond throne of Tsar Alexey, the jewel-studded and sable-trimmed Cap of Monomakh worn for coronations for over two centuries, the coronation dress of Catherine the Great, the sleigh in which Elizabeth rode from St. Petersburg to Moscow for her coronation pulled by 23 horses at a time. Between the Armory and the Annunciation Cathedral is the Great Kremlin Palace the official residence of Russian president. Overnight in Moscow Hotel (B)

Day 3  : Moscow

All day Metro + Arbat Street + Tretyakov Gallery Tour
After breakfast you will visit Tretyakov Gallery located in one of the oldest parts of Moscow Zamoskvorechje. The Gallery was founded by Pavel Tretyakov, a Russian merchant and patron of the arts. In 1892 he donated his collection to the city of Moscow. It has since become a world-famous museum with more than 170,000 works by Russian artists from early religious paintings to modern art. In the afternoon our Russian tour continues with an exciting ride on Moscow subway. Moscow Metro is one of a kind subway system in the world carrying more passengers daily than New York and London systems combined. The prominent Russian architects and artists participated in the construction and design of the stations the primary goal of their work was not just to create a transportation system but to showcase and glorify socialism and its achievements. As a result it turned out to be one of the most extravagant projects of the Soviet Union where each station looks like a palace decorated with statues, marble columns, frescos and mosaics. Evening transfer to the railway station and departure to Kazan. Overnight onboard the train to Kazan (B)

Day 4  : Kazan

All-day City Tour of Kazan with lunch
You will be met by our tour guide upon arrival in Kazan. City tour includes the most famous sights of Kazan: Kazan Kremlin, Old Tatar Sloboda, a Tatar village Tugan Avylym in the city center, the oldest mosque Marjani, Kamaltheatre, the mysterious lake Kaban, Kazan Millennium Park, Liberty Square, the Kazan University, Kazanka river embankment, offering unique views of the Kazan Riviera, Peter and Paul Cathedral, the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. You will see the Spassky tower, leaning tower Syuyumbike, and government buildings, visit the Kul-Sharif Mosque and the Cathedral of the Annunciation.Overnight in Kazan hotel. (L)

Day 5  : Kazan - Yekaterinburg

Transfer to the train station and early morning departure to Yekaterinburg. Arrival in Ekaterinburg in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ekaterinburg hotel

Day 6  : Yekaterinburg

Half-day City Tour of Yekaterinburg
Today, you will discover Yekaterinburg, the third largest city of Russia. You’ll be taken to the City Pond, Prospect Lenina, the Hill of Ascension and its ancient church founded in 1792, the Historic Square, the Dam, monument of founders of the city –Tatischev and Gennin, Peter’s Court, the Chapel of St. Elizabeth, the Square of the Soviet Army, the Square of the 1905 Revolution and other historical buildings. You will learn about the tragic death of the last Russian tsar Nikolay II and his family at the Church of Blood at the Romanov Death Site (Ganina Yama). Taste delicious Russian food in a traditional restaurant for lunch. Departure to Irkutsk. Overnight onboard the train (B, L)

Day 7  : Onboard

Day 8  : Onboard

Day 9  : Irkutsk – Listvyanka (Lake Baikal)

You will arrive in Irkutsk early in the morning and transfer directly to Listvyanka, a small village on the shores of Lake Baikal. Its water is amazingly transparent: rocks and fish can be seen to a depth of about 50 m and they seem so close that a first-time visitor may be tempted to reach out and pick one up. One of the secrets is that there are millions of microorganisms living in the lake whose main purpose is to clean the water of all pollutants. A visit to the Limnologic Institute will reveal many of the lakes mysteries. On a stroll around the village, visit the church of St. Nicolas and a traditional fisher-market, walk to Chersky viewing point where you can enjoy a fabulous view on the lake and the Angara River if the weather is clear. Overnight in Listvyanka –Homestead (L, D)

Day 10  : Listvyanka - Irkutsk

In the morning, free time to hike or experience the lake from another perspective during a 1-hour boat trip (optional). Drive along the shore and enjoy the sight of raw nature. You will leave Listvyanka around midday and visit the Wooden Architecture Museum of Tsaltsy on the way back to Irkutsk, where typically old churches, shaman houses and a fortress have been rebuilt in original style. Irkutsk is also called ‘Paris of Siberia’ for its pulsing street life and fashion. During a city tour in Irkutsk, your guide will tell you about the development of the Siberian city and shows the most interesting sights and peculiar features of one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. You will see elaborate Russian Orthodox churches, a Polish Cathedral (the only Siberian Gothic-style building), many wooden houses or cabins that are decorated with “wooden laces” (hand-made carvings) as well as modern constructions of the 20th century and visit the Decembrist House. Overnight in Irkutsk hotel (B, L, D)

Day 11  : Irkutsk – Ulan-Ude

After breakfast, transfer to the train station. Departure to Ulan-Ude alongside Lake Baikal with fabulous views of the endless water-scenery during the daylight train ride. Arrival in Ulan-Ude early in the evening. Overnight in Ulan-Ude hotel. (B, D)

Day 12  : Ulan-Ude

Full-day City Tour of Ulan-Ude with lunch
City tour including Lenin’s Head on the main square, one of the largest in the world. It is one of the city’s symbols and one of the most popular post card objects. Visit of the Buryat State Opera and Ballet Theatre, a theatre with a great repertoire of superb shows. Recently performed ballets and operas include Faust, Swan Lake, Carmen, Barber of Seville, 1001 Nights and Madame Butterfly. Have a look at the Cathedral of Hodigitria, an Old Russian church and the first stone building in the region and the Great Merchants’ Rows, an architectural monument of the early 19th century decorated with wood and stone carvings, a beautiful example of Russian classicism. Escape the city to the countryside and visit Ivolginsky Datsan, one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Russia. Overnight in Ulan-Ude hotel (B, L)

Day 13  : Ulan-Ude – Vladivostok

Early morning departure to Vladivostok. Overnight onboard the train

Day 14  : Onboard the train

Day 15  : Vladivostok

Late evening arrival in Vladivostok. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Vladivostok hotel

Day 16  : Vladivostok

Full-day combo City Tour of Vladivostok
After breakfast, enjoy the guided tour of the city and be shown all of its main attractions: the Vladivostok Railway Station – the final stop of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the S-56 submarine on the harbor embankment where the city was first founded in 1860, the city’s main square and the Korabelnaya Naberejnaya Memorial Complex. Walk up to the highest point of the city, a perfect vantage point known as the Eagle’s Nest Mount. Overnight in Vladivostok hotel. (B)

Day 17  : Depart Vladivostok

End of the trip. Individual transfer and return flight back home or to wherever your journey takes you next. (B)

Notes:

Optional Tours:
St. Petersburg 4day/3nights pre-tour package
Nikulin Circus on Tsevnoy Boulevard
Boat trip in Listvyanka (minimum 4 pax)
Sauna in Listvyanka