The rails.


Trans Siberian Railway, the longest in the world


Moscow – Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk – Vladivostok extended

18 days / 17 nights

The map of Russia with Transsib.


Grade of difficultyeasy (sightseeing)

Land cost:  available on request.

The price includes:
Accommodation (9 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 Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Vladivostok (except Khanka lake reserve – it can be arranged separately if you are interested); Lunches and dinners according to the itinerary: 3 dinners (1 in Moscow, 2 in Yekaterinburg), 3 lunches (2 in Listvyanka and 1 on the way from Vladivostok to Gaivoron).

Airplane tickets, Insurance, Visas, Tips are not included.

*Schedule of the sightseeing train down the Round Baikal railway is subject to changes so some changes in 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 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 in winter.


This route is essentially the same as 16-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.

The coast of the Lake Baikal.

  • Yekaterinburg— 19th century gold-rush city

  • The Romanovs in Yekaterinburg — the last dwelling of the last Russian Tzar

  • Irkutsk — capital of east Siberia

  • Folklore village – Russian and Buryat architecture

  • Lake Baikal boat trip

  • Travelling by Round Baikal Railway

  • Visit to Amur tigers — endangered inhabitants of Far East taiga and biggest cats in the world



Day 1. Arrive to Moscow. Transfer to 3-star hotel. Check-in. Free time to relax. Guided sightseeing city tour: Red Square in front of Kremlin that symbolizes the most dramatic pages of the Russian history, Vorobievy Hills and Poklonnaya Gora — best places to take panoramic photos of the city, Manezh Square that ranks among ten most expensive shopping streets in the world. In the evening you will have free time to explore the city. Possible starting point is Arbat street — Moscow analogue of Monmartre — a popular hangout for local artists. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2. After breakfast guided sightseeing tour: Kremlin (Armor Chamber, Diamond Fund). Lunch. Free time for you to explore the city — you can visit Tretyakovskaya gallery or Russian History museum or other places of interest by yourself. Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3. Breakfast, free time. After lunch transfer by car from the hotel to the railway station and board the train to Yekaterinburg. Overnight in the train.
Day 4. Whole day in the train. Arrive to Yekaterinburg in the afternoon. Transfer to hotel, check-in, free time to relax. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5. Breakfast. 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. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 6. 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 and board the train to Irkutsk. Overnight in the train.
Day 7-8. Travel 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.
Day 9. 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.
Day 10. 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. Travelling 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. Cross the Angara river by ferry and arrival to Listvyanka village. Accommodation in the lodge.

Day 11. Full day in Listvyanka. Guided boat trip with lunch, Lake Baikal sightseeing. Overnight in the lodge.

NB! If the weather is bad boat trip might be substituted by some other activity.

Day 12. After breakfast, return to Irkutsk. 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 to Vladivostok.

Day 13-15. Travelling 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 Khabarovsk.
Day 16. Arrive to Vladivostok it the morning. Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Guided sightseeing tour around the city starting from the Golden Horn Bay — a place around which the city was built. You will have a chance to enjoy the best view of Vladivostok from the top of the Eagle's Nest Hill, the highest point of the city (214 m, or 702 feet). See the fascinating panorama of Golden Horn. In the afternoon guided underground walking tour along tunnels of unique fortification line “Vladivostok fortress” built in early 20th century. Return to the hotel.

Day 17. Early in the morning transfer to Gaivoron village nearby Khanka lake nature reserve that presents a unique opportunity to observe many bird species during their seasonal migration

NB! Naturally they don’t migrate every day, so if this option is important for you your journey should be scheduled accordingly (mid-autumn or mid-spring).

You will visit Amur tiger sanctuary where a tiger family lives in its natural habitat. This is safe way to make acquaintance with these big (actually biggest) cats sometimes called “Lord of Taiga”, and also learn about them as the trip is guided by the professional biologist who travels all around the region to study and protect these endangered animals. Lunch. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 18. Breakfast. Departure from Vladivostok**.


General information
Food on the train
History of Transsib
Information about the cities
Activities in the cities


Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude - Vladivostok.
Moskow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok.
Moskow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok Extended.
Moscow – Irkutsk – Beijing.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Beijing Extended.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Ulaan Baatar.



Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude - Vladivostok.

Moskow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok.
Moskow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok Extended.
Moscow – Irkutsk – Beijing.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Beijing Extended.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Ulaan Baatar.


Novosibirsk - Irkutsk - Ulan Ude - Vladivostok.
Moskow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Vladivostok.
Moscow – Irkutsk – Beijing.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Beijing Extended.
Moskow - Irkutsk - Ulaan Baatar.



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