We Love —
- Embark on a memorable journey that will take you through continents and centuries.
- From the beauty of Lake Baikal to the Opulent Orthodox churches to the majesty of the Red Square: this tour will take your breath away.
- The Trans-Siberian railways encompasses of almost 10,000km & 8 times zones, making this trip an exceptional trip
Please note that this offer is non-refundable
Please note that due to space restrictions, some special dietary needs are unable to be met aboard the Trans-Siberian. This offer is also not-suitable for guests with reduced mobility due to the amount of walking & stairs.
Book Now, Pay Later —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
Your Destinations —
This city of spires never ceases to inspire. As you look out at the golden domes, red towers and grand palaces - all reflected in Moskva River - you will be struct by the varied history of Russia's capital. Discover the city's highlights with a trip to the amazing Kremlin, a treasure house of magnificent art, after which you can walk along Arbat Street, created in the 15th century, thus laying claim to being one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital.
Discover the sights, history & legacy of Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan whose name literally means 'melting pot' in Tatar. Every way you look there are majestic minarets and colourful domes, creating an eclectic city that can't help but draw you in. Take a grand city tour of 'Old Kazan', followed by a visit to the Kazan Kremlin and a delicious lunch of Tartar cuisine.
Welcome to the capital of the Urals: this is the site of everything from the last days the Russian Imperial Empire to legendary gangster wars. Marvel at the opulence of the Russian Orthodox churches, with their gold encrusted walls and brightly coloured domes, it's not hard to see why these structures are widely considered to be the pearls of Russian construction. Visit the Europe/Asia boundary where you can stand with one foot in each continent!
Called the 'Paris of Siberia', the classic wooden architecture & soaring spires certainly remind you of a western city. Today is dedicated to experiencing this historic city, from the visiting the Decembrist House (named in honour of the fleeing aristocrats) to the 'wooden lace' house, so named for its intricate design. You can easily spend the whole day wandering the pretty streets of the city.
The true highlight of this city is the Irkutskaya Sloboda district where you will be surrounded by lovingly reconstructed 19th-century houses. Your Siberian city break culminates with a trip to the Talsty ethnographic museum located in a picturesque spot on the right bank of the Angara River.
- Kremlin & 2 cathedrals
- Private visit to the Metro
- Private visit to the Kazan Kremlin
- Private visit to the Cathedral Romanov
- Visit of the wooden architecture museum, Taltsy (tickets included, without guide)
- Baikal Museum (tickets included, without guide)
- Visit of Nerpinari (tickets included, without guide)
Visas are required, please see below for further information
Your Itinerary —
Your Trains —
Meals are not included on trains. Breakfast & hot meals can be served in your cabin on certain trains/routes.
Compartments include 2 or 4 berths & are a cosy little hideaway from which you can watch the inspiring countryside whizz past. With a table & wardrobe you'll have everything you'll need to traverse the great unknown. Toilets are located at either end of the car.
The train stops fairly regularly, every 4 hours, sometimes minutes, sometimes half an hour. During longer stops, you will have the opportunity to go down on the platform for some fresh air and stretch your legs. This is also the opportunity to buy some food.
All long haul trains feature a dining car which features large panoramic windows that provide amazing vistas whilst passengers enjoy traditional cuisine.
Your Hotels —
You will be staying in standard rooms throughout with breakfast included.
Radisson Sadu 4* - Moscow
Explore popular attractions in Russia's capital city easily from this contemporary accommodation in Moscow's historic district. This hotel is situated near Red Square and the Kremlin and is just steps away from the Polyanka metro station for easy travel to key destinations.
Mayak Hotel - Lake Baikal
This charming guesthouse is located on the beautiful Southern part of the lake, in a picturesque location...you couldn't be better placed for exploring this beautiful part of Russia!
Please note that if these hotels cannot be booked hotels of a similar or higher standard will be found.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per the itinerary.
Visa Requirements —
Voyage Prive cannot be held responsible for visas and full cancellation costs will be incurred in the event the visa is not granted or received in advance of your departure.
A letter of invitation from the local tour company is required to support your visa application for all 3 countries. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the following information to the local tour company (details will be provided on your voucher)
The date of birth
Once received, the supplier will organise the letters of invitation and will forward to you via return to enable you to apply for the visas required.
A visa is required for entry into Russia.
You will require a letter of invitation to support your visa application, which will be provided by our local supplier. To obtain the letters of invitation required, you will need to send the information listed above.
Once you have received your letter of invitation, you will need to apply for a visa.
We would recommend visiting the following website as the visa application process provided by the Russian Nation Tourist Office which can be found here
Standard Service – 7 working days - £115
Express Service – 2 working days - £210
(prices correct at time of print, subject to change)
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO THE RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES. YOU MUST DO THIS IN PERSON BY VISITING THEIR OFFICE IN EITHER LONDON OR EDINBURGH
If you do require any assistance, it may be worth contacting the Russian National Tourist Office on 0207 985 1234 to discuss this further.