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ARVR - Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

Imagine trying to cover ground across Russia far west to far east a crazy thought, huh? The solution: Get on the Trans-Siberian with us and watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train. After visiting the historic sights of Moscow, take the train through the Ural Mountains (and cross into Asia!) to Yekaterinburg, before heading to the heart of Siberia in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. Learn about Buryat culture in Ulan Ude before heading to the coast in Vladivostok. The whole trip covers 9,300km (5,778 mi) and crosses seven time zones. Whether you go in the summer or winter, this trip is the definition of epic.

Inclusions

Local Living: Buryat Experience, Ulan-Ude
Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow)
Suzdal tour
Orientation walk (Vladimir)
Trans-Ural Railway
Yekaterinburg city tour
Trans-Siberian Railway
Lake Baikal stay
Irkutsk walking tour
Decembrists Museum guided visit
Local meal suggestions and language support throughout
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $3,599
Start Location
Moscow, Russian Federation
End Location
Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Rail, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Jun 201802 Jul 201811AUD $3,599
14 Jul 201830 Jul 201814AUD $3,824
11 Aug 201827 Aug 20186AUD $4,499
15 Sep 201801 Oct 20185AUD $4,499
15 Dec 201831 Dec 201815AUD $4,199
12 Jan 201928 Jan 201916AUD $4,199
11 May 201927 May 201916AUD $4,369
15 Jun 201901 Jul 201916AUD $4,499
13 Jul 201929 Jul 201916AUD $4,499
10 Aug 201926 Aug 201914AUD $4,499
14 Sep 201930 Sep 201916AUD $4,499
14 Dec 201930 Dec 201916AUD $4,199
04 Jan 202020 Jan 202016AUD $4,199
16 May 202001 Jun 202016AUD $4,199
30 May 202015 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
20 Jun 202006 Jul 202016AUD $4,199
18 Jul 202003 Aug 202016AUD $4,199
08 Aug 202024 Aug 202016AUD $4,199
22 Aug 202007 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
05 Sep 202021 Sep 202016AUD $4,199
12 Sep 202028 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,599 
19 Sep 202005 Oct 202016AUD $4,199
19 Dec 202004 Jan 202116AUD $4,199
Itinerary
Day 1 - Moscow
Arrive at any time. Want to experience St Petersburg? Book the St Petersburg Express, a four-day pre-tour package. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.
Day 2 - Moscow
Enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin and Armoury. Spend a free afternoon visiting St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, or exploring the fascinating Moscow metro.
Day 3 - Moscow/Suzdal
Travel to Suzdal, one of the bucolic villages in the Golden Ring. Tour the Kremlin and visit a folk village museum. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer).
Day 4 - Suzdal/Yekaterinburg
Enjoy more time in Suzdal before a drive to nearby Vladimir. Take an orientation walk around the city before boarding a train for the roughly 26hr ride to Yekaterinburg.
Day 5 - Yekaterinburg
Enjoy a full day on the train crossing the Ural Mountains and the border between Europe and Asia. Arrive to Yekaterinburg in the evening.
Day 6 - Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk
Explore the sights around Yekaterinburg, including the Church of All Saints and the Romanov Burial Site. Enjoy free time in this Soviet-style city before boarding the Trans-Siberian for Irkutsk.
Day 7 - Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk
Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend two full days travelling through the SIberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.
Day 8 - Yekaterinburg/Irkutsk
Wake up to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Spend two full days travelling through the SIberian taiga forests. Make some new friends or catch up on your reading list.
Day 15 - Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok
Watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.
Day 14 - Ulan-Ude/Vladivostok
Board the last train of the trip very early and settle in for the 55 hr ride.
Day 13 - Ulan-Ude
Enjoy free time to explore Ulan Ude.
Day 9 - Irkutsk/Listvyanka
Arrive in the morning to Irkutsk and drive to a small town on Lake Baikal, Listvyanka. Enjoy a guesthouse on the lake and opt to tour the Baikal Limnological Museum or enjoy some relaxing in a banya (Russian sauna),
Day 11 - Listvyanka/Ulan-Ude
Drive back to Irkutsk for a walking tour of the city including a visit to the fascinating Decembrists Museum where you'll learn about the revolution the city was built on. In the evening hop an overnight train to Ulan Ude.
Day 10 - Listvyanka
Spend one more day exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal wiith the options to go for a boat ride (in summer) or take a short hike.
Day 16 - Vladivostok
Arrive in the evening in time for an optional final dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey.
Day 12 - Ulan-Ude
Arrive to Ulan Ude, the city with the largest Buddhist population in Russia. Here, learn about the indigenious people, the Buryats, and how they survive in such a harsh environment. Enjoy a local Buryat lunch.
Day 17 - Vladivostok
Depart at any time.