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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Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

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Day 1

Moscow

Arrive in Moscow and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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. 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.

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). 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.

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 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.

Day 5

Suzdal - Yekaterinburg

Please see day 4 for today's itinerary.

Day 6

Yekaterinburg

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

Please see day 7 for today's itinerary.

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 10

Listvyanka

Enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside of Lake Baikal wiith the options to go for a boat ride (in summer) or take a short hike.

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 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 13

Ulan-Ude

Please see day 12 for today's itinerary.

Day 14

Ulan-Ude - Vladivostok

Board an early morning train for the long last leg of your journey – a roughly 55 hour ride.

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 16

Vladivostok

Arrive in the evening in time for an optional final dinner with the group to recount this truly epic journey

Day 17

Vladivostok

In the morning, your journey ends upon check-out from your hotel.

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