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Itinerary for Short Moscow-Vladivostok Trans-Siberian Tour

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Cross Eurasia over the longest railroad in the World and see the the whole Russia from the train! Stop by Irkutsk and enjoy Baikal lake for 2 days. Visit Vladivostok - the pearl of the Russian Far East, the gate to Asia-Pacific. Even though Vladivostok is the most eastern Russian city (7 time zones away from Moscow) and geographically it is in Asia, just in short distance from Beijing, Tokyo or Pyongyang, Vladivostok looks like European city. Vladivostok used to be a city closed for foreigners, where headquarters of Russian Pacific fleet is located. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Vladivostok was opened to the world, and after reconstruction for the APEC summit in 2012 the city got its modern outlook with beatiful cable-stayed bridges.

Highlights
  • Lake Baikal - the biggest fresh water lake on the planet Earth
Options before the trip
  • Book hotel in Moscow
  • Book a city tour around Moscow
Day
City
Itinerary

Day 1

Russia

Moscow
  • In the afternoon or evening catch up train at Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway Station, departure to Irkutsk

Day 2-4

Russia

on the train
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train

Day 5

 

Russia

Irkutsk / Baikal
  • Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning
  • Transfer to the city's historical center. Breakfast at local restaurant
  • Transfer to Baikal Lake. En route: visit open-air ethnographical museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy" (comprehensive exhibition of Siberian-style folk houses of the former centuries)
  • Visit Listvyanka village and try famous Baikal fish Omul at a restaurant situated at Baikal's shore
  • Experience the lake's landscape and culture: get acquaintaned with Shaman-rock legend, visit ancient wooden orthodox church of St.Nicholas (who is believed to be the patron of fishermen and sailors), ride a funicular to Chersky peak observatory to enjoy picturesque view of the lake
  • Stop by local fish & souvenir markets to choose a gift for your family and friends
  • In the evening check-in at Nikolay private hotel-house in Listvyanka. Free time

Day 6

 

Russia

Irkutsk / Baikal
  • Breakfast. Have your free morning time at Baikal lake
  • Transfer to Irkutsk
  • City tour: Irkutsk foundation place, the Eternal flame memorial, most important churches (including Znamensky cathedral ), Kirov square and several memorials dedicated to events in Siberian history, Irkutsk Linguistics University, and City administration. Put your feet at the crossing of Lenin and Karl-Marx streets (two main streets) in the center of the city, stroll along Gagarin boulevard, popular with locals as a dating spot. Overview the monument to tsar Alexander III overlooking one of the mightiest Siberian rivers Angara, and visit unique lore museum surrounded by centries-old buildings that keep the charm of Irkutsk
  • Lunch at the local restaurant and then enjoy your free time in Irkutsk
  • In the evening we will transfer to the Railway Station and depart to Vladivostok

Day 7-8

Russia

on the train
  • Enjoy landscape scenery from the train

Day 9

Russia

Vladivostok
  • In the evening arrival in Vladivostok, the capital of the Russian Far East
  • This is end of the tour
Options after the train trip

Important! The itinerary below is a PRELIMINARY one and it can be customized according to your request: you can add new stop over cities, choose trains, starting dates and stop's duration or connect it with journeys in North Korea, China, Mongolia, or South Korea.

The tour price covers:
The tour price doesn't cover:  
  • Train tickets from Moscow to Vladivostok in 2nd class (4 bed-sleeper)
  • Twin room shared accommodation at mentioned hotels (or same level hotels)
  • Guide and transportation service according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Tickets from your residence country to Moscow and from Vladivostok to next destination
  • Transportation and guide in Moscow
  • Russian visa fee (vary depending on your nationality).Please refer to our visa support service
  • Train meals
  • ev. single room supplement