Trans-Siberian Railway Tour
6 days / 5 nights


Recommended all year around

The world's greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Russian steppes and alongside the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake Baikal. You will cover 9,000 kilometers, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities.

We were asked to arrange a "short" version of the Trans-Siberian journey but to include the most amazing spots. Bellow you can see the result. In this tour guests had just a short railway journey but the had a tours to the "Old believers” village and Datsan Buddhist Monastery. They had fantastic time on Baikal lake and they even met a real shaman who did his magic for the sake of everyone well being.

01 Day Ulan-Ude:

  • Arrival Ulan-Ude in the morning from Moscow.
  • Transfer to the "Old believers” village and excursion.
  • Transfer back to the city center.
  • City sightseeing tour.
  • Check in. Overnight

02 Day Ulan-Ude - Irkutsk

  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out.
  • Excursion to the Ivolginsk Datsan Buddhist Monastery.
  • Transfer to the Train station. Departure for Irkutsk (7h 30 m).
  • Arrival Irkutsk, transfer to the hotel. Check in. Overnight.

03 Day Irkitsk - Listvyanka

  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out.
  • Transfer to Baikal lake (65 km). Listvyanka tour,
  • Taltcy, Chersky stone
  • Check in. Overnight in the hotel in Listvyanka.

04 Day Listvyanka - Olkhon Island.

  • Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour to Olkhon Island. Picnic.
  • Overnight in Listvianka.

05 Day Listvuyanka - Irkutsk.

  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to Irkutsk.
  • Ethnographic museum of Ust’‐Orda: meeting a shaman, Purgation ceremony.
  • Lunch including dishes of Buryat cuisine.
  • Check in. Overnight in the hotel in Irkutsk.

06 Day Irkutsk

  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out.
  • Transfer to the Airport.

Prices are upon request.

  • How many days does the whole Trans-Siberian rout take?
    The whole journey from Vladivostok to Moscow takes approximately 6 days 18 hours. On the way the train has 129 stops. For our guests, who want to make it all we recommend 15-days tour including over stops in the hotels in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka Village, Ulan Ude, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok.
  • How comfortable the Trans-Siberian train is?
    In train that run along the Trans-Siberian route, all cars are sleeping cars, but of different categories. In the 2nd class guests are accommodated in a compartment for 4 people. The beds located on two levels. In the 1st class compartments are more comfortable and accommodate 2 people on 2 beds. There are a toilet and a shower in each car. The train also has a restaurant and a compartment for disable people.
  • Is it possible to go to Beijing instead of Vladivostok?
    Sure it is possible. We recommend to take a plane from Ulan-Bator to Beijing. It takes just 2 hours. Classic tour of Beijing is 3 days/2 nights and include an excursion to the Tiananmen Square, where the mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the National Museum of China, walking tour to the Forbidden City. Then we will take you to the the Summer Palace and the next day to the Great Wall of China and the famous Ming Tombs.

"Ruskeala Express" Steam Train. Sortavala - Ruskeala canyon. Karelia

Distance: 40 km one way

Travel time: 1 hour

A real and the only one steam locomotive in Russia. It will will bring you to the Ruskeala Park, a natural wonder of Karelia. You will see fabulous dungeons and a fantastic marble canyon filled with crystal clear water.

The Ruskeala Express retro train is a real steam locomotive that is fired with coal and driven by water vapor. The train leaves about 10 am in the morning from Sortavala station, but the locomotive begins to "heat" from 6 am. It takes time for the boiler to warm up, for the water to turn into steam and for the the pressure to reach the required temperature. The interiors of the carriages and the staff uniform are styled on the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.

"Motya" Circum-Baikal train.

Distance: 89 km

Travel time: about 5 hours

Built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Circum-Baikal Road was one of the most heavily engineering roads in the world. It was once a part of the first Trans-Siberian Railway. However, in the 1950s, a part of the railway was flooded during the construction of the Irkutsk hydroelectric power station, and a more convenient detour road was built for the Transsib.

"Motya" train departs from Slyudyanka station that is easily reachable from Irkutsk. The railway passes through mountain tunnels, stone galleries and viaduct bridges. Most of the way, the train slides along Baikal lake giving you the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views.

"Yamal" signature train. Moscow - Novy Urengoy.

Distance: 3700 km one way

Travel time: about 67 hours

This train will take beyond the Arctic Circle. We recommend to have this unique experience in winter time! The train is modern and very comfortable and few years ago was named "The best train in Russia".

You will cross the boarder between Asia and Europe. Through the window you will admire endless forests and severe tundra. Long stops along the way will let you explore what is real Russia is. The train goes via ancient town of Vladimir. It stops in Perm and Ekaterinburg, Tymen and Tobolsk. You will have a chance to see the northern lights. The final stop of your journey is Novy Urengoy, the gas capital of Russia. Here is the world's largest onshore oil and gas field is located.

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