From  £4995
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Embark on a city tour of Moscow
  • Travel by private train to Vladivostok
  • Tour the city of Kazan
  • Uncover the city of Khabarovsk
  • Visit a railway machinery museum
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Trans-Siberian Moscow to Vladivostok By Imperial Russia Train 2017

14 Day Tour, from £4995 per person
Itinerary Dates
2018
19 Jul  -  01 Aug
30 Jul  -  12 Aug
Travel on this luxury private Imperial Train from Moscow to Vladivostok stopping off in grand Siberian cities such Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. Picnic by the side of Lake Baikal and dare to dip your feet into the arctic waters to be rewarded with an extra 2 years of your life as the legend tells!

This tour is ideal for those who want to travel the world’s longest railway without the hassle of wondering where you are going to lay your head each night or trying to fathom rail timetables in Mandarin or Cyrillic. All accommodation, rail tickets, transfers, sightseeing and meals are taken care of.
 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
MOSCOW
MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow. Transfer to the Baltchug Kempinski or Marriott Tverskaya Grand for an overnight stay.
DAY 2
MOSCOW ON TRAIN TO KAZAN
MOSCOW ON TRAIN TO KAZAN
Depart on a sightseeing tour of Moscow, passing some of the most famous streets in the capital including Peace Avenue and New Arbat Avenue. Visit the banks of the River Moskva, Sparrow Hills and the White House and in the afternoon, head to one of Moscow's most iconic attractions, the Kremlin, to discover its cathedrals. Take a stroll along Arbat Street in the historic centre of Moscow before transferring to the railway station to board the private chartered Imperial Train to Vladivostok. (B,L,D)
DAY 3
KAZAN
KAZAN
Arrive in Kazan, capital of the Tatarstan Autonomous Republic. Enjoy a city tour including the impressive Kremlin with its sparkling onion domes and tall minarets. At lunch learn about the secrets of Tartar cuisine. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
YEKATERINBURG
YEKATERINBURG
Awake in the wonderful capital of the Urals. The city was founded in 1723 by Peter the Great as the metallurgical centre of Russia. Travel to the west of the city, to the obelisk that marks the geographical border between Europe and Asia. Visit the Cathedral on the Blood, built on the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, and travel to the spot that marks the boundary of Asia and Europe. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
NOVOSIBIRSK
NOVOSIBIRSK
In the afternoon the train journeys to Novosibirsk, Russia's third largest city, located in the southwestern part of Siberia on the banks of the Ob River. Enjoy a city tour and join an excursion to the open air Museum of Railway Machinery. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
ON TRAIN
ON TRAIN
Pass through the Siberian landscape en route to Irkutsk. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
IRKUTSK
IRKUTSK
Arrive in Irkutsk, one of the oldest Siberian cities on the banks of the mighty Angara River. During the city tour visit the Decembrist House, the “wooden lace” house, also called the “House of Europe” and the most amazing streets of the city. In the afternoon, visit the Ethnographical museum Taltsy. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
LISTVYANKA / BAIKAL
LISTVYANKA / BAIKAL
Arrive in Port Baikal and take the ferry to the lakeside village of Listvyanka. Enjoy a picnic by the lake before visiting the Baikal Museum. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village of Listvyanka before returning to the private train. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
ULAN UDE
ULAN UDE
In the morning, the train will arrive in Ulan Ude. Formerly a closed city for foreigners, it is now the capital of the Buryat Autonomous Republic and home to the largest statue of Lenin's head! Buryatia is also the centre of Buddhism in Russia. Whilst here visit a Buryat family, to learn how to erect a yurt and cook traditional food. Later in the afternoon, transfer back to the train and head for the Russia-Mongolia border at Naushki. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
ON BOARD
ON BOARD
Enjoy activities and meals on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
ON BOARD
ON BOARD
Enjoy activities and meals on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
KHABAROVSK
KHABAROVSK
Arrive Khabarovsk and embark on a tour of the city including a visit to the Museum of the Regional Studies. After lunch, set off a boat trip on the river and enjoy a folk concert. In the evening, depart Khabarovsk towards Vladivostok. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
VLADIVOSTOK
VLADIVOSTOK
In the morning embark on a sightseeing tour of Vladivostok. Stroll through its historical centre and see the Monument to Fighters, located in the central square, Nikolai Arch, the Railway and the Marine station. After lunch, take an excursion to Russky Island, which was of primary military importance during the Soviet era. Its unique nature and strong fortifications, dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, have been preserved making it an ideal place to visit for those who love military history. By 1915 there were 16 forts and 27 batteries on the island guarding the coast. Overnight stay at your hotel in Vladivostok. (B,L,D)
DAY 14
FLY TO THE UK
End of trip, transfer from hotel to the airport for onward travel. (B)

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £4995 per person

Price Includes


  • All accommodation on board train in first-class 2-berth compartment and hotels en route
  • Full-board whilst on train ending with breakfast on day 14
  • Towels, bathrobe and slippers available onboard of the “Imperial Russia” train
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All sightseeing and excursions including entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Doctor on board

Price Excludes


  • International flights – please contact us for best available prices
  • Russian Visa
  • Supplements for higher grade compartments – please contact us for prices
Itinerary Dates  
19 Jul 2018
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01 Aug 2018
30 Jul 2018
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12 Aug 2018

Imperial Russia Train

In Russia and Mongolia passengers travel on board the “Imperial Russia” Train, a comfortable modern train charted exclusively for tourists and ideal for long distance travel. The train is composed of VIP, first class plus, first class, standard compartment, restaurants and bar.

In China passengers travel on board the Chinese charter train which offers standard class accommodation. The change of trains takes place at the town of Erlian on the Chinese border.
 
All passport and customs formalities at the Russian-Mongolian border and the Mongolian-Chinese border are done in the train, so the passengers may stay in their compartments.

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, Kazan
  3. Trans-Siberian Railway, Yekaterinburg
  4. Trans-Siberian Railway, Novosibirsk
  5. Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk
  6. Trans-Siberian Railway, Listvyanka
  7. Trans-Siberian Railway, Ulan Ude
  8. Trans-Siberian Railway, Khabarovsk
  9. Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok

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Reviews

Let me say a big Thank You to Christina for enabling me to have a wonderful Trans-Siberian experience this summer. I guess it must have been you who informed the company that I was celebrating my birthday when I arrived in Vladivostok...where to my surprise and delight was presented with a bottle champagne and birthcard by the hotel reception. Thank you...The vastness of Russia becomes more and more apparent as days go by on the train. I was amazed at how the scenery barely changes all the way from Moscow to Khabarovsk (except Lake Baikal). I began to think that the train was stationary and the scenery was being moved around. I am sure I saw the same forest a thousand times over! I would recommend Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and especially Ulan Ude!

T Watkins

Flexible and extremely well organised - the hotel Vega in Moscow and the home-stay in Mongolia were OK. Terelj Ger Camp was beautiful.

Mr M Wakefield

Carl Meadows was excellent. Your local partners in Mongolia were fantastic - we had a great time! Hotel Vega in Moscow and Ulanbataar Hotel both good and did the job!

Mr E Whittle

I have to praise my guide in Irkutsk. He was so helpful in sharing his knowledge and his passionate interest in local architecture and culture. He made the experience enjoyable and I learned more than from any guide book.

A magical, memorable journey! I was very happy with all the arrangements made by Regent and would love to travel with you again. Thank you – Spasibo!

Ms G Williams
July 22, 2013

My trip on the Trans Mongolian Express far exceeded my expectation, and this was mainly due to the expert and professionalism of support that I received from Carl Meadows and his team.

This was my first trip that I had booked through Regent Holidays, and on the basis of how much I enjoyed it, I will definitely be booking my next trip for 2014 through yourselves.

An excellent job well done – thank you. 

Mr N Young
November 29, 2013

My holiday arranged by yourselves on the Transiberian Express from 20th August until 4th September was one of the most spectacular I have ever had. It exceeded all my expectations.

The organisation, accommodation, staff and extra care taken by all concerned was second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

Of course all the help and assistance you gave to me as well all helped make the whole experience a delight.

I met some delightful people and saw some amazing places.

I am so glad I travelled with you.

Ms Hilary Fryer
September 19, 2016
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