Embark in an unforgettable journey across the longest railway in the world with Russian Tour! The Trans-Siberian Railway reaches from Moscow to Vladivostok or Beijing (China) with over 8000 km of tracks running across European Russia, the Ural Mountains and the Great Siberian Plains. Traveling on board of the Trans-Siberian Express is a unforgettable experience that will change you forever! Discover fascinating peoples and cultures, visit majestic cities and enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Siberia, Lake Baikal, Mongolia and the Gobi desert! We offer a great range of options from all-inclusive package journeys on luxury trains to fully customizable affordable packages jouneys on regular trains.
We offer fully-featured Moscow-Beijing train journeys including train tickets, accommodation in hotels for the stop-overs and a complete excursion programme with English-speaking guides. Alternatively, we can quote customized journeys following the itinerary of your choice including only the services that you need: we design custom travel plans for any price range, from budget train journeys with accommodation on train only to all-inclusive luxury journeys on private trains!
- Trans-Siberian journeys on regular trains including tickets and accommodation on the train
- East Trans-Siberian Express Irkutsk – Vladivostok, train tickets, hotel and full visit programme with English-speaking guide, from €1650
- Trans-Mongolian Express Moscow – Beijing, crossing Siberia, Lake Baikal and Mongolia, from €3350
- Imperial Russia Express, Moscow-Vladivostok and Moscow-Beijing journeys on Russian Railways' finest trains, from €6055.
- Grand Trans-Siberian Express, experience the definitive Trans-Mongolian experience on board of a private Moscow-Beijing luxury train, from €4570.
Affordable Trans-Siberian tours traveling on regular trains
You are an experienced traveler who can enjoy a less streamlined Trans-Siberian tour? You want to get the best experience for the best price? Then Russian Tour may help design your perfect Trans-Siberian journey on regular passenger trains! We provide all travel services for great prices, including the visa support needed for the Russian, Mongolian and Chinese visa, health insurance, train tickets, accommodation in hotels or hostels during stop-overs, visit programmes and English-speaking guide/interpreter support, transfers.
Example of a Moscow-Vladivostok budget journey, estimated price around €1850
|TRANS-SIBERIAN MOSCOW-VLADIVOSTOK ||PRICES||MORE INFORMATION|
|Accomodation in 3 stars hotels, price per person in double room||1850 €||Send request|
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Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow, transfer to the hotel, accommodation
Day 2 - Breakfast at the hotel, free time to visit the Russian capital, overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3 - Breakfast at the hotel, free time in morning, transfer to the train station in the afternoon and departure for Yekaterinburg by train, 2nd-class compartments (4 berths)
Day 4 - Arrival in Yekaterinburg in the evening, overnight stay at a hotel near the main railway station.
Day 5 - breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Yekaterinburg city centre. Departure for Novosibirsk in the evening, accommodation on the train in 2nd-class compartments (4 berths)
Day 6 - arrival in Novosibirsk in the evening, accommodation in a hotel close to the railway station, overnight stay in Novosibirsk.
Day 7 - breakfast at the hotel, free time to visit Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia. The train departs for Irkutsk at about midnight, accommodation in a 2nd-class compartment (4 berths).
Day 8 - day in the train.
Day 9 - arrival in Irkutsk in the morning, transfer to Listvyanka. Free time on the banks of Lake Baikal, overnight stay in a wooden chalet in Listvyanka.
Day 10 - Breakfast. Morning free. Afternoon transfer to Irkutsk. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11 - Breakfast. Morning transfer to Irkutsk railway station and departure to Khabarovsk by train, accommodation in a 2nd-class compartment(4 berths).
Day 12 - Crossing of the great Siberian steppe; accommodation on board.
Day 13 - Arrival in Khabarovsk in the evening or at night (depends on the train), transfer to your hotel, accommodation
Day 14 - Breakfast. Free time to visit the city. In the evening transfer to the station and departure to Vladivostok by train, accommodation in 2nd-class compartments (4 berths).
Day 15 - Arrival in Vladivostok in the morning, transfer to your hotel, free time to visit the city, the greatest Russian port on the Pacific. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16 - Breakfast, transfer to airport and departure from Vladivostok.
Departure is possible any day of the year.
Example of a Moscow-Beijing budget journey, estimated price around €2100
|TRANS-SIBERIAN MOSCOW-BEIJING ||PRICES||MORE INFORMATION|
|Accomodation in 3 stars hotels, price per person in double room||2100 €||Send request|
Day 1 - Arrival in Moscow, transfer to the hotel, accommodation
Day 2 - Breakfast at the hotel, free time to visit the Russian capital, transfer to the train station in the afternoon and departure for Yekaterinburg by train, 2nd-class compartments (4 berths)
Day 3 - Arrival in Yekaterinburg in the evening, overnight stay at a hotel near the main railway station.
Day 4 - Breakfast at the hotel, free time to explore Yekaterinburg city center. Departure for Novosibirsk in the evening, accommodation on board of the train in 2nd-class compartments (4 berths)
Day 5 - Arrival in Novosibirsk in the evening, accommodation in a hotel close to the railway station, overnight stay in Novosibirsk.
Day 6 - Breakfast at the hotel, free time to visit Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia. At about midnight the train departs for Irkutsk, accommodation in a 2nd-class compartment (4 berths).
Day 7 - Day in train.
Day 8 - Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning, transfer to Listvyanka. Free time on the banks of Lake Baikal, overnight stay in a wooden chalet in Listvyanka.
Day 9 - Breakfast. Transfer to Irkutsk and free time. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 - Breakfast. Transfer to the railway station and departure in the morning to Ulan Bataar, accommodation on the train in a 2nd-class compartment(4 berths).
Day 11 - Arrival in Ulaan Baatar early in the morning, transfer to the hotel. Free time to visit the city centre, overnight stay in Ulaanbaatar.
Day 12 – Breakfast and free time. Overnight stay in Ulaanbaatar.
Day 13 - Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the train station early in the morning. Departure to Beijing, accommodation on the train, second-class compartments (4 berths).
Day 14 - Arrival in Beijing and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore the capital of China. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 - Breakfast and free time in Beijing. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16 - Breakfast and transfer to the airport, departure from Beijing.
- Moscow: Full-day city sightseeing tour: Christ the Savior Cathedral, Red Square, MGU, the scenic Sparrow hills, Novodeviciy convent, the Manezhnaya square, Alexander garden, GUM, metro and Arbat, with included entrance to Tretyakov gallery or museum of History.
- Full-day city sightseeing tour in Ekaterinburg including lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant and an excursion to the Europe-Asia border monument.
- Novosibirsk: full day city tour at the Capital of Siberia with lunch, which ends directly at the station.
- Full-day excursion to Lake Baikal: Rock of the shamans, the Angara River, Siberian wooden architecture Museum - Taltsy, museum of Baikal, Chersky Stone, lunch at a traditional Baikal fish restaurant, one hour boat excursion on the Lake.
- Irkutsk - City sightseeing tour with visit to the ancient wooden houses (exteriors), and the famous "Block 130".
- Ulaanbaatar - excursion to a typical Mongolian nomad camp, visit to the yurt of a local family with included lunch, degustation of typical local products, and Mongolian folk show. City sightseeing tour including a visit to the monastery of the golden Buddha, the War Memorial in Zaisan, the religious center of Zanabazar, and the giant bronze statue of Genghis Khan.
- Beijing-City Tour with visit to the Temple of heaven during the first day. For the second day we offer two alternative programmes: the great wall of China and the summer palace, or Tiananmen Square, forbidden city and Hutong on rickshaw. lunch at a typical Chinese restaurant included.
Adding these excursions and the meals included in them, the price will be close to 3750 euros per person.
East Trans-Siberian Express Irkutsk – Vladivostok. Itinerary: Irkutsk – Lake Baikal – Khabarovsk - Vladivostok
Trans-Siberian Irkutsk - Vladivostok, Dates and Prices 2019
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|Angara 3* or Ibis 3* Irkutsk |
Krestovskaya Pad 3* or Baikal Constellation wooden hotel in Listvianka
Verba 3* Khabarovsk
Primorye 3* or Zhemchuzhina 3* Vladivostok
|1650 €||205 €||Send request|
First Class Supp.: 375 €
- Train Tickets, 2nd class
- Accommodation hotels as per program
- Meals: breakfasts, lunches and 1 dinner in hotels and restaurants as per program
- Transfers from/to the airports/ train stations in each city
- Visit program and entry tickets as per program
- Transport for the visits: minibus or car
- English-speaking guide for all the included excursions as per itinerary
- Visa support/tourist invitation
- Meals on board the Trans-Siberian trains
- Porter service
- Full visa service for the Russian visa
- International airfare (quote on request)
- Optional tours and services
Program of the Trans-Siberian Irkutsk - Vladivostok
DAY 1 - Arrival in Irkutsk early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel of your choice. Early check in, breakfast, free time to take rest till 12:00. Meet the guide and departure for lake Baikal. Our first stop on route to the lake is in front of famous Shaman Rock. After we enjoy our fish lunch, we visit very interesting Museum of Lake Baikal. This museum has an aquarium complex with living inhabitants-endemics of the Baikal lake, as well as exhibitions about the flora and fauna. They also organize video excursions to the bottom of the lake. After that, we drive to the end of the village and walk along the shore to take some wonderful photos of the lake. On our way back to the center of the village, we check out the Fish Market. Smoked omul – Baikal endemic tasty fish – is highly recommended to try. We make our way up to the observation point, known as a Stone of CHERSKY for a breathtaking panorama of lake Baikal and Angara river mouth. Dinner and overnight at Baikal. /B, L, D/
DAY 3,4 - Traveling from Irkutsk to Khabarovsk along the Chinese border
DAY 5 - At 15:53 arrival to Khabarovsk. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 6 – Breakfast. 10:00 – 14:00 Khabarovsk city tour. During the city tour of Khabarovsk, you will see the Muraviev-Amurskiy street (the main city’s street), Lenin square, Komsomolskaya Square with the Cathedral and Regional Park, the observation point Amur Cliff, and you will have a choice of visiting the famous Khabarovsk Regional Museum, or taking an hour cruise along Amur river. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Optional visit of dacha and BBQ dinner (4 hrs). 20:00 transfer to the station and departure by the superior train OKEAN to Vladivostok at 20:50. Journey time: 11h:38m. Overnight in the train. /B, L/
DAY 7 - At 08:30 arrival to Vladivostok. Meet the guide and enjoy the half-day city tour. During the city tour, you will see the Central square, The Arch of Triumph, the historical Arbat street ending by the Japanese See. You will enter S-56 Submarine and visit the Museum of the Vladivostok Fortress, and will also drive along the new bridges to Russky Island and rise up for the panoramic view point to see the breathtaking ocean panorama. At about 14:30 check-in to the hotel of your choice. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Vladivostok.
Trans-Mongolian Express Moscow - Beijing: Siberia, Lake Baikal and Mongolia
Itinerary: Moscow, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Ulan Bator, Beijing.
Departure is possible all year round, every Saturday of the month. The tour is not organized during the final phase of the Football World Cup Russia (13/06-16/07).
Trans-Siberian Moscow- Beijing, Dates and Prices 2019
Moscow – Kazan – Novosibirsk - Irkutsk- Lake Baikal- Ulaanbaatar- Beijing
|HOTEL 3* (double/twin room BB)||PRICE||SINGLE SUPP. ||MORE INFORMATION|
Maxima Panorama 3* Moscow
|3350 €||370 €||Send request|
First Class supplement (train): from €800 per person.
|HOTEL 4* (double/twin room BB)||PRICE||SINGLE SUPP.||MORE INFORMATION|
Azimut Olympic 4*, Pushkin 4*, Mandarin 4* or Assambleya Nikitskaya 4* Moscow
|3700 €||630 €||Send request|
First Class supplement (train): from 800 € per person.
- Visa Support/Invitation letter
- Accommodation in hotels and meals as per the tables above.
- Transfers from/to the airports and railway stations.
- Visits and entry tickets: as per itinerary.
- Support of an English speaking guide for all the included visits.
- Transport for the visit program: private coach/minivan.
- Train tickets: 2nd class compartments, Moscow – Kazan, Kazan-Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk-Irkutsk, Irkutsk – Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar – Beijing (on request, any route can be arranged by plane for an extra fee)
- Meals on the train (à-la-carte restaurant on board)
- Porter service
- Airfare (quoted on request)
- Visa to Russia, Mongolia, China
- Tips to the guides aren’t obligatory, but appreciated
Program of the Trans-Siberian Moscow-Beijing
DAY 1 - Arrival in Moscow
Upon arrival, our driver will meet you and escort you to your hotel.
DAY 2 - Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour to all the must-see places of the Russian capital, such as: Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Sparrow Hills panoramic viewpoint and MGU, Red Square, Manezhnaya Square, Alexander Garden, GUM. In the evening, transfer to the train station and departure for Kazan at 23:08 (#24). / B/
DAY 3 Kazan
10:45 arrival in Kazan. Meet the guide at the station and enjoy Old Kazan tour, before the check-in is possible at 14:00 (3-hrs tour to the historical center of Kazan visiting – Kazan Kremlin, St. Peters and Paul Cathedral, Exaltation of the Cross Church and the miraculous Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. Visiting Old and New Tatar Sloboda, Mardjani’s mosque, Kaban Lake, National Cultural Center, Kremlin street. You will pass by the traditional Tatar Village “Tugan Avilim”, Park of 1000th anniversary of the city). Check-in to the hotel and free time for exploring Kazan. Optional 5-hrs tour to Sviyazhsk island. Rest in the hotel.
Day 4 Kazan
01:00 transfer to the train station and depart for Novosibirsk around 02:00 by the train. Journey time: 67h:32m.
Overnight in the train.
Day 5 Novosibirsk
At about 18:oo arrival in Novosibirsk. Transfer to the hotel. Optional dinner and banya in the countryside with the hospitable Siberian family.
Day 6 Novosibirsk
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Novosibirsk, covering all the main attractions of the city: Novosibirsk Railway Station, the biggest station of the Trans-Siberian Railroad; Krasny Prospekt, one of the longest straight street in the world (7km); Lenin Square, the city center with the world’s second biggest Opera House (after that of Buenos Aires); St. Nicholas Chapel, marking the geographic center of the former Russian Empire; Embankment of the 7th longest river in the world (the Ob river). Transfer to the station and board one of the trains heading to Irkutsk. Overnight in train. /B/
DAY 7 - Transiberiana
In the train
DAY 8 - Listvyanka, Baikal Lake
In the morning, arrival to Irkutsk and transfer to Listvyanka, a small coastal town on Lake Baikal. Accommodation in a lake-front hotel where you will have time to settle in before the start of the visit program. Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water. It is considered among the world's clearest lakes and is considered the world's oldest lake — at 25 million years. We will visit the Baikal Limnologic Museum and the Aquarium “Baikal Seal”, where we will see rare seal species indigenous to Baikal. Lunch in a local restaurant with Baikal fish dishes. After lunch, we will perform a walking tour to Listvyanka and visit the wooden Church of St. Nicholas, on the mouth of the River Angara, then we will enjoy some free time in the local fish market to gather local food and products and hunt for unique Baikal souvenirs.
DAY 9 - Irkutsk
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the Taltsy Ethnographic Museum, a wonderful open-air architecture museum that hosts some of the most impressive wooden constructions of all Russia, including various village churches, farms, estates and traditional Siberian wooden houses, moved from the nearby valleys to be spared from the floods originated from the construction of various hydroelectric power plants. We will return to Irkutsk for lunch, afterwards we will take part in a sightseeing tour including all of the city’s main attractions: visit to the historical centre, the Eternal Flame memorializing the heroes of the Great Patriotic War, the Znamensky Monastery and the Polsky Cathedral. The Irkutsk city centre is no doubt one of the most beautiful between the various cities of Siberia: the mix of brick and wooden houses of astounding variety in shapes and styles gives to the city centre a fascinating and timeless atmosphere. Overnight in the hotel
DAY 10 - Transmongolica/ Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the railway station and departure for Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 11 - Ulaanbaatar and Gorkhi-Terelj National Park with overnight stay in a “yurt” tent
Morning arrival in Ulaanbaatar, breakfast and transfer to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, where we will have time to settle in the “yurt” camp and explore the surroundings before the ascension to the Turtle Rock panoramic point. Trekking in the national park to Turtle Rock, on the way back we will pay a visit to a nomad family. The Gorkhi-Terelj National Park was first established in 1993 to protect various indigenous animal and vegetal species threatened from the human activities in the Hentij Mountains area. The park limits enclose some of the most beautiful nature in Mongolia, including various astounding rock formations. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the yurt camp.
DAY 12 - Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast at the yurt camp, afterwards we will take part in a guided visit to the Chingis Khan monument. Lunch and transfer to Ulaanbaatar. City sightseeing tour of Ulaanbaatar. Dinner and overnight stay in a central hotel.
DAY 13 - From Ulaanbaatar to Beijing across the Gobi Desert
Breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the train station and morning departure to Beijing.
DAY 14 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing railway station. Meet and greet in the railway station. Then directly transfer to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest urban square in the world, where you may photo stop in front of Great Hall of the People & Museum of Chinese History (no entrances). Visit Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. And then move on to visit Qianmen Area. Transfer to the hotel and check-in.
DAY 15 - The Great Wall of China
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we will take part in a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China. Lunch included. In the morning, meet in the hotel and directly transfer to visit Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of Chinese civilization. In the afternoon, visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens. Lunch is at local restaurant.
DAY 16 – Departure from Beijing
Breakfast in your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport.