Siberian Railway, the longest in the world
– Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk – Vladivostok Extended
package, 14 days/13 nights
of difficulty: easy (sightseeing)
cost: available on request.
The price includes: Accommodation
(5 nights in hotels B&B, 8 nights in a trains); Train
tickets Moscow-Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg-Irkutsk, Irkutsk-Vladivostok
; Transfers according to the itinerary; All excursions, entrance
fees and tours according to the itinerary, including city
tours in Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, and Listvyanka; Lunches and
dinners according to the itinerary: 2 dinners in Yekaterinburg,
2 lunches in Listvyanka.
Airplane tickets, Insurance, Visas, Tips
*Schedule of the sightseeing train down
the Round Baikal railway is subject to changes so some changes
to Irkutsk section of the itinerary may be required. Otherwise
you can choose the same tour without Round-Baikal Railway
— it is 2 days shorter.
**Note that if you have more time than
18 days, you can continue your adventure. You can take the
advantage of the fact that Vladivostok, the final point of
your journey, provides easy access to many coastal destinations:
you can go to Kamchatka or Chukotka with Wild Russia, or we
can organize for you shorter tours to some of the numerous
Far East nature reserves so that you can spent a day or two
in famous Ussuriland taiga. Optionally you can just rest in
a wooden cottage and experience true Russian banya — being
one of the famous Russian extremes, it is a real fun, especially
route is essentially the same as 12-days option but adds
2 more days at the Lake Baikal during which you will travel
down the famous Round-Baikal Railway and visit the museum
of the Lake Baikal.
Yekaterinburg— 19th century gold-rush
The Romanovs in Yekaterinburg — the
last dwelling of the last Russian Tzar
Irkutsk — capital of east Siberia
Folklore village – Russian and Buryat
Lake Baikal boat trip
Travelling by Round Baikal Railway
1. Board the train to Yekaterinburg. Overnight
in the train.
day in the train. Arrive to Yekaterinburg in the afternoon.
Transfer to hotel, check-in, free time to relax. Overnight in
Guided tour: Treasures of Ural Mountains – gold and emeralds,
that were discovered in late 18 century, caused a kind of Golden
Rush that transformed the city into the largest industrial center.
Dinner at the Ural cuisine restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
4. Breakfast. Guided tour: «The Romanovs in
Yekaterinburg». This tour will give you an insight into the
dramatic pages of Russian revolution: the last Russian czar,
Nikolai the Second (Nikolai Romanov) was kept imprisoned with
all his family in 1918 in Yekaterinburg and later assassinated.
Optionally you can take a sightseeing tour with a picnic on
the border between Europe and Asia. Dinner at the restaurant.
In the evening transfer to railway station to board the train
to Irkutsk. Overnight in the train.
from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk via Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.
2 lunch boxes. Cross the Irtish river in Omsk, the Ob river
in Novosibirsk and the Enisei river in Krasnoyarsk.
7. Arrive to Irkutsk early in the morning.
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel, check-in. Free
time to relax, guided sightseeing tour: historical center of
the city, 19th century architecture, wooden cottages, houses
of Russian noblemen who were exiled after 1825 rebellion and
lived there after years of hard labor in even more God-forsaken
places. Overnight in the hotel.
8. After breakfast transfer to Slyudyanka
(with its one-off railway station built entirely from white
marble) where guided trip down the Round-Baikal Railway begins.
Traveling along the Baikal lakeside (if the weather is good
you will see Khamar-Daban mountain range on the opposite side
of the lake) by sightseeing train, you will explore this 100-years
old railway with its famous tunnels and bridges. Crossing Angara
river by ferry and arrival to Listvyanka village. Accommodation
in the lodge.
9. Full day in Listvyanka. Guided boat trip with
lunch, Lake Baikal sightseeing. Overnight in the lodge.
If the weather is bad boat trip might be substituted by some
10. After breakfast, return to Irkutsk (2 hours). On
the way you will visit folklore village “Taltsy” (Russian and
Buryat wooden architecture). Lunch. Free time to explore the
city. Transfer to the railway station, board the train and departure
11-13. Traveling by train to Vladivostok via Ulan Ude
and Khabarovsk. Several hours (soon after departure from Irkutsk)
the train runs along the Lake Baikal. Cross the Amur river in
14. Arrive to Vladivostok it the morning.
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Saint Petersburg, Fontanka embankment, 59