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Get on the Trans-Siberian and watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train.
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16 nights train and hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, selected touring, local meal suggestions and language support throughout.
Selected dates May - Sep '19; Jan ‘20 & May - Sep ’20
Traverse 9,000 kilometres of Russian wilderness on this epic journey from Moscow to Vladivostok.
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Combine both Europe and Asia in this Trans-Siberian Journey
Take in the rural beauty of the Ural Mountains
Discover Lake Baikal
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Arrive in Moscow and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
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. The area around the Red Square is perfect for sightseeing and people watching. Visit one of the many shops, wander the Alexander Gardens, or visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Head down into the metro to explore the beautiful stations or visit another part of the city.
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). With free time, explore the streets of Suzdal, lined with quaint wooden houses, and enjoy relaxing by the river. The city square is as charming as they come. Wander past the small church and chat with “babushkas” selling pickled cucumbers and mead.
Enjoy more time in Suzdal before a drive to nearby Vladimir. Take an orientation walk around the city before boarding a train that will take you from Europe into Asia. Enjoy the scenery of the roughly 26 hour ride through the Ural Mountains before arriving in Yekaterinburg.
Please see day 4 for today's itinerary.
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.
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.
Please see day 7 for today's itinerary.
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).
Enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal wiith the options to go for a boat ride (in summer) or take a short hike.
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.
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.
Please see day 12 for today's itinerary.
Board an early morning train for the long last leg of your journey – a roughly 55 hour ride.
Watch the scenery go by, practice your newly acquired Russian skills, and relax to the rhythm of the train.
Arrive in the evening in time for an optional final dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey
In the morning, your journey ends upon check-out from your hotel.
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